Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Stamp Collection to a Dealer

John Finch, stamp collecting guide for About.com, has these suggestions when selling your collection to a dealer.

#1 - Remove yourself emotionally from the negotiations. Try to think like a dealer.
#2 - Try to catalog the collection -- or at least the better pieces in it -- before you meet with the dealer.
#3 - Try to sell to a dealer who specializes in the material you have.
#4 - If you take your collection to a general stamp dealer who gives you a lowball offer on your specialized collection, speak up and tell him why you think he’s wrong.
#5 - If you have a large collection make sure you put the better items where they won't be lost amongst the mass of common material that makes up nearly all collections.
#6 - Don't expect to realize any financial return from the fancy albums your collection may be housed in.  

For more selling tips from John, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM