I came upon an Interesting Find

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by DallasCoinsNThings, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Numismaniac

    So, I came upon an interesting find. Apparently, back in the 90's, there was a company called "Alan Shawn Feinstein Associates" that pretty much was scamming people into buying foreign currency. I'm not quite sure if it was for the actual numismatic value of the Currency, or for the exchange rate. See the attached letter, and I'll list the years of the bills below. I was wanting to sell them on EBay. Think it is best to sell them as a Set with the Letter Included, or just separately???? Help is appreciated!

    The Uncirculated Notes are:
    1971 - Portugal - 50 Escudos
    1971 - Portugal - 100 Escudos
    1972 - Mozambique - 1000 Escudos
    1985 - Suriname - 100 Gulden
    1982 - Suriname - 500 Gulden
    1963 - Suriname - 1000 Gulden
    1962 (4th Series) - Great Britain Armed Forces - 1 Shilling
    1956 (3rd Series) - Great Britain Armed Forces - 10 Shillings

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  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Feinstein was also responsible and made a lot of money for hyping the face on the moon thingy, whatever it was. I remember seeing his ads and getting unsolicited mail from him way back in the day. As to weather or not to sell and what to charge, I am wishing you the best of luck as I have no idea. I'm thinking the letter may actually crush any sale on this as he was eventually exposed as being a shyster.
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  4. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Numismaniac

    Looking at what similar bills have sold for separately on EBay, I come up with starting them at about $40-$50...
  5. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    I'd include the letter as doing so will help to provide context. I'd personally be open to paying a bit more with the letter than without.
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  6. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    It was the face on Mars stamps from Sierra Leone. Feinstein was known for hawking all kinds of collectibles.
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  7. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Numismaniac

    FYI... I put them for sale on EBay. Also another set that is the same, but doesn't have the Letter.
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  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Yes, quite correct. That was a very long time ago. Dead memory cells and loss of hair not protecting my brain. Thanks for the correction.:)
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  9. violinist2019

    violinist2019 New Member

    I found some of the face on Mars stamps in my deceased father in law's possessions. Are they worth anything at all?
  10. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Seems like this company was the equivalent of Littleton Coin in it’s time.

    $325 (USD)? For a Suriname 500 Gulden?!
  11. Kathleen Wilson

    Kathleen Wilson New Member

    I have found 5 boxes of first annual baseball hall of fame hero's. The boxes are still sealed in cellophane. Are they worth anything? kathetaxes@gmail.com
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  12. brad carver

    brad carver New Member

    I just looked in my safe and have all the same Stuff. Wish I could just get my money back Let me know if anything is worth anything. brad

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  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    You never know what,s in the box until you open it up..LOL
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  15. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    Brad Pitt Se7en:"What's in the box?"
  16. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Turn the crank and find out :rolleyes:

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  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...a live cat?
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Hows bout a picture. That would help @baseball21 might too!!
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