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  • postie1001
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    • 24th Sep 08, 5:40 PM
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    • 24th Sep 08, 5:40 PM
    I've come into some interesting First Day Covers (letters that have gone through the post) and I'd be interested to know whether they are worth anything.

    Is there anywhere I can find out, please?
    Originally posted by wadewade
    I'd have a look on Ebay, search under "FDC" (First Day Covers) and you should see pretty much every FDC that's ever been issued. It might not give you an exact price, but for those just about to end, it'll give you a rough idea of what they're worth. You could always click on "watch this sale" too, so that you can come back and view what the end of sale price was.

    I'm not a stamp collector, I;m an ex-postman. So I don't know too much about FDC's, but I used buy and sell ex-Royal Mail items on Ebay and any search for Royal Mail, will always throw up a shed-load of FDC sales, so much so that I used to exclude the search term "first day covers - FDC" .

    Failing that, I'm sure there has to be some kind of philately site that'll give you a rough price guide... Stanley Gibbons maybe????
  • soolin
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    • 24th Sep 08, 5:47 PM
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    • 24th Sep 08, 5:47 PM
    I'm sure I'm getting the reputation of being all doom and gloom but I bought 100 FDCs from 1955 onwards at auction for 10 planning to make a killing, have so far managed to sell one for 75p.

    Blooming things, they don't even sell for the face value of the stamps. I keep hoping i'll come across a rare one and make a fortune, but I've checked through about 75 so far on ebay without any success. Stanley Gibbons issue books of prices and according to that I should be sitting on around 60 of FDcs, which is no use if no one will buy them.

    I also aquired from a relative some mint presentation packs, this time from about the 1970s onwards, I sold a few on ebay and then realised I was selling at less than face value, so I am now just opening the packs and using the stamps on my mail.

    When I was young stamp collecting (philately) was a huge hobby but it seems to have completely died now.
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