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Getting Your Money's Worth

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

When it comes time to sell a loved one's collection, many heirs are often disappointed.
They were expecting to reap untold riches from Uncle Marty's albums. After all, hadn't
he told them often how wonderful the collection was?

When it comes to talking to their families, most stamp collectors fall into one of two
categories: One group downplays how much they've spent on it, because they know they'll
be criticized. "You spent HOW MUCH for that little piece of paper?"

The other group boasts about how valuable the collection is, how savvy the collector was
in building it up, finding those nuggets of gold. They, too, are worried about
criticism: "You spent ALL THAT TIME and that's it?"

If you're one of those heirs, get a real idea of the collection's value by getting it
appraised or evaluated by a dealer who is a member of major stamp society. Better yet,
ask several. There are more tips at The Virtual Stamp Club.

Just remember two things: Good stamps generally go up in value, the cheap ones usually
don't. And if Uncle Marty had a good time with his collection, then he got his money's
worth.

After all, you don't go to a movie and then say, "Now, how can I resell watching this
to make a profit?"

Iím Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
and those tips if you've inherited a collection, visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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