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Old September 19th 11, 10:00 PM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Victor Manta
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"Sir F. A. Rien" wrote in message
. ..

Billns found these unused words:


On 9/2/2011 9:08 AM, Sir F. A. Rien wrote:


Depends upon the 'level' of the catalogue. Simple basic Scutt type
won't as
they don't even cover all the isses properly.


I've never heard of the Scutt catalog that you often refer to.


It's the overpriced, multiple volume US published 'catalogue' that omits
many acutal issues or only partly covers many others.


snip for brevity


Pricing is so far removed from actual retail or auction that it's like the
LIST price on the TV infomercials, snip for brevity


There ain't no such a thing as a retail price for stamps, just one for each
individual stamp. This price depends on different things, like for example
grading, and it is established on the market.

To complain for this reason about unrealistic catalogue values doesn't make
much sense to me because different values/prices are compared.

Note: I don't speak here about modern MNH stamps, produced in big quantities
for topical stamp collectors.

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Old September 19th 11, 11:57 PM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Billns
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On 9/19/2011 2:00 PM, Victor Manta wrote:


Pricing is so far removed from actual retail or auction that it's like the
LIST price on the TV infomercials, snip for brevity


There ain't no such a thing as a retail price for stamps, just one for each
individual stamp. This price depends on different things, like for example
grading, and it is established on the market.

To complain for this reason about unrealistic catalogue values doesn't make
much sense to me because different values/prices are compared.

Note: I don't speak here about modern MNH stamps, produced in big quantities
for topical stamp collectors.


Thanks for providing this additional information, Victor. I doubt that
Rien has even looked at an actual printed Scott color catalog. Yes,
these catalogs are expensive, but the color stamp images are excellent,
much better than what Scott used to provide in gray-scale.

You are absolutely right. High-value stamp prices are all over the lot,
depending on factors such as condition and who might be bidding at a
particular auction. I look at catalog prices as estimates only. Scott
provides a conditions guide that affects the given catalog value up or
down from the stated value.

Google must know who Rien is. If you search for "Scutt catalog" it
provides search results for Scott. :)

Bill
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Old September 20th 11, 02:30 PM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Victor Manta
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Default Retail price vs catalogue values

"Billns" wrote in message
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On 9/19/2011 2:00 PM, Victor Manta wrote:


Pricing is so far removed from actual retail or auction that it's like
the
LIST price on the TV infomercials, snip for brevity


There ain't no such a thing as a retail price for stamps, just one for
each
individual stamp. This price depends on different things, like for
example
grading, and it is established on the market.

To complain for this reason about unrealistic catalogue values doesn't
make
much sense to me because different values/prices are compared.

Note: I don't speak here about modern MNH stamps, produced in big
quantities
for topical stamp collectors.


Thanks for providing this additional information, Victor. I doubt that
Rien has even looked at an actual printed Scott color catalog. Yes, these
catalogs are expensive, but the color stamp images are excellent, much
better than what Scott used to provide in gray-scale.

You are absolutely right. High-value stamp prices are all over the lot,
depending on factors such as condition and who might be bidding at a
particular auction. I look at catalog prices as estimates only. Scott
provides a conditions guide that affects the given catalog value up or
down from the stated value.

Google must know who Rien is. If you search for "Scutt catalog" it
provides search results for Scott. :)

Bill


Fully agree. BTW, Google knows even more about Rien, as follows:

"Now the Edith Piaf song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - which translates as
''No, I'm not sorry for anything'' - has been revealed as the most popular
non-classical track to be chosen by castaways on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island
Discs. "
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...land-Disc.html

Pierre va apprécier.

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Old September 22nd 11, 11:29 PM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Pierre COURTIADE[_6_]
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Default Retail price vs catalogue values

Victor Manta wrote :
...........
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...land-Disc.html

Pierre va apprécier.


Indeeeeeeeeeeed Victor :-)

Just discovering this thread, 3 days after your post :-(

All you want to know about Edith Piaf :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf


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Pierre Courtiade

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Old September 23rd 11, 10:05 AM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Victor Manta
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Default Retail price vs catalogue values

"Pierre COURTIADE" wrote in message
...
Victor Manta wrote :
..........
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...land-Disc.html

Pierre va apprécier.


Indeeeeeeeeeeed Victor :-)

Just discovering this thread, 3 days after your post :-(

All you want to know about Edith Piaf :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf

:-)

Edith Piaf on French FDC:

http://tinyurl.com/3fx4zkv

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