What should I Buy?

What should I buy?

There is no pre-defined answer to this question, but there may be certain guidelines which may help you make your philatelic investments right.

It’s the demand and supply that makes the stamps price rise. If the stamp is scarce and the demand is more than the probability of future price rise is very high.

Another factor is the condition of the stamps which can be taken as a major factor for determining the price. The term condition means that the stamp should have good gum condition, no perforation short, not heavily cancelled, etc.

There may be certain stamps which may be costlier in used form if there are very few copies of that stamp are used at that time. Its our humble request that if you find any of the costly stamp on cover, then don’t try to detach the stamps from cover unless you are sure about its pricing, because many stamps on covers fetch higher prices than the mint. And also the other way round, if a stamp is used in very high quantity, then its mint will become scarce and will be priced higher.

Stamps issued in sets are generally more costlier than the stamps without sets.

Value of the stamps can be based on the type of printing. i.e. Lithos are generally sold for high prices.

Many older issues were printed in different color shades. Many color shades may cost higher than the other.

Mint stamps generally fetch more value than the used ones. If you are getting the full sheet of any older issues, it is advisable not to break it into individual stamps or blocks, because certain older issues were printed very less and only few complete sheets are in existence now. Even if you are getting a block of 4 of some old rare stamps, then don’t break it, as the block cost more than the individual stamps combined together.

Face Value of the stamps also forms a great factor in determining the price of the stamps. Certain high values in sets or any odd value issued within that year are generally priced high.

Errors are generally priced high.

NOTE: It’s always better to approach a philatelic investment expert like PhilatelicZone.com or else to buy the items.




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