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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

 

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02 Jun 2022
01:35:42pm

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Our auction doesn’t have a “collections” category. Could we please add that word to the “Mixtures and Packets” category? A collection implies order and less duplication and better range than either of those two.

Thank you for considering my suggestion. Happy

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02 Jun 2022
02:45:17pm
re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

that's interesting, Theresa

Do you have collection(s) you're considering posting (I see your Germany, but it seemed you were breaking it apart)?

Others? Interest in selling collections? Buying collections?

If we did this, would people indicate something like ENTRY LEVEL, MID-LEVEL, NEARLY COMPLETE or other ways of describing their wares?


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02 Jun 2022
03:11:42pm

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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

Wow I hadn’t thought much beyond adding the term then let the seller further describe the lot. The term “collection” covers a LOT of real estate, but in general it signifies something different from a mixture or packet. To me it means better material and some sequential ordering at least.

As to my Germany; I’m breaking it into the normal sections associated with that country - Berlin, Bundes, Reich, etc. Actually, I don’t think ANY other country is so commonly split up into so many categories as Germany. Most collections I sell are divided into mint, MH or used and I often break larger groups into eras. Most commonly, I will put classics up to the 1940s in a separate auction. But, every collection is unique. Also, we sell to collectors here, not dealers. I doubt these folks are looking to buy massive intact collections priced in four figures. Best to offer in smaller, more specific bite size lots.

Best bet, in my humble opinion, is to let the seller describe the collection as there are too many variables to create categories.

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02 Jun 2022
03:56:01pm
re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

"Also, we sell to collectors here, not dealers. I doubt these folks are looking to buy massive intact collections priced in four figures."



I've only ever done that once. I bought a large Russia collection from a dealer on E-Bay that I knew and trusted. It was in the same Minkus album I use and every page was shown. It was a large collection and I actually needed about half of them. I can't remember the actual price but it was a few thousand. Since I only needed half the stamps I made an offer of a bit more than half and he actually accepted. When I got the stamps I kept the ones I needed and sold what was left and the album to my local stamp dealer. This saved me a bit more. Also, I occasionally buy smaller collections from Dan-the-stamp-man and pass the left overs on. I started my Peru and Puerto Rico collections by buying a "P" lot from Dan. I do that sort of thing once in a while but since I don't plan (yet) to add any more countries I might not do it again. But the Russia transaction really helped my Russia collection big time. What I'd really like to find is a good collection of Russia BOB!! I live in hope!!

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03 Jun 2022
05:55:24am
re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

The only change that is needed is to rename the category to "Collections, mixtures, and packets".

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03 Jun 2022
07:45:04am

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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

YES! Thank you, Al. That is exactly the only change I am requesting. We really don’t need a new category or anything, just expand the existing one by simply adding one word. No biggie.

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03 Jun 2022
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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

Thank you, Mr Web Wizard! We now have Collections mentioned.

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04 Jun 2022
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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

I'm going to pray that we can go at least a couple months before we start to see analysis and criticisms about how this is as evil as "Worldwide" listings. (JK) Big Grin

It's a good idea Theresa, and additional options + innovation will hopefully encourage more folks to see us as a welcoming, diverse environment for stamp collectors/buyers/sellers of all levels - and join our gang of misfits.

Have a blessed day! Dave.

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philatelia

APS #156650
02 Jun 2022
01:35:42pm

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Our auction doesn’t have a “collections” category. Could we please add that word to the “Mixtures and Packets” category? A collection implies order and less duplication and better range than either of those two.

Thank you for considering my suggestion. Happy

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02 Jun 2022
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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

that's interesting, Theresa

Do you have collection(s) you're considering posting (I see your Germany, but it seemed you were breaking it apart)?

Others? Interest in selling collections? Buying collections?

If we did this, would people indicate something like ENTRY LEVEL, MID-LEVEL, NEARLY COMPLETE or other ways of describing their wares?


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02 Jun 2022
03:11:42pm

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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

Wow I hadn’t thought much beyond adding the term then let the seller further describe the lot. The term “collection” covers a LOT of real estate, but in general it signifies something different from a mixture or packet. To me it means better material and some sequential ordering at least.

As to my Germany; I’m breaking it into the normal sections associated with that country - Berlin, Bundes, Reich, etc. Actually, I don’t think ANY other country is so commonly split up into so many categories as Germany. Most collections I sell are divided into mint, MH or used and I often break larger groups into eras. Most commonly, I will put classics up to the 1940s in a separate auction. But, every collection is unique. Also, we sell to collectors here, not dealers. I doubt these folks are looking to buy massive intact collections priced in four figures. Best to offer in smaller, more specific bite size lots.

Best bet, in my humble opinion, is to let the seller describe the collection as there are too many variables to create categories.

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02 Jun 2022
03:56:01pm

re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

"Also, we sell to collectors here, not dealers. I doubt these folks are looking to buy massive intact collections priced in four figures."



I've only ever done that once. I bought a large Russia collection from a dealer on E-Bay that I knew and trusted. It was in the same Minkus album I use and every page was shown. It was a large collection and I actually needed about half of them. I can't remember the actual price but it was a few thousand. Since I only needed half the stamps I made an offer of a bit more than half and he actually accepted. When I got the stamps I kept the ones I needed and sold what was left and the album to my local stamp dealer. This saved me a bit more. Also, I occasionally buy smaller collections from Dan-the-stamp-man and pass the left overs on. I started my Peru and Puerto Rico collections by buying a "P" lot from Dan. I do that sort of thing once in a while but since I don't plan (yet) to add any more countries I might not do it again. But the Russia transaction really helped my Russia collection big time. What I'd really like to find is a good collection of Russia BOB!! I live in hope!!

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03 Jun 2022
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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

The only change that is needed is to rename the category to "Collections, mixtures, and packets".

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03 Jun 2022
07:45:04am

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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

YES! Thank you, Al. That is exactly the only change I am requesting. We really don’t need a new category or anything, just expand the existing one by simply adding one word. No biggie.

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03 Jun 2022
12:36:42pm

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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

Thank you, Mr Web Wizard! We now have Collections mentioned.

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04 Jun 2022
07:51:46am

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re: Might we please add “Collections” to the “Mixtures and Packets” category?

I'm going to pray that we can go at least a couple months before we start to see analysis and criticisms about how this is as evil as "Worldwide" listings. (JK) Big Grin

It's a good idea Theresa, and additional options + innovation will hopefully encourage more folks to see us as a welcoming, diverse environment for stamp collectors/buyers/sellers of all levels - and join our gang of misfits.

Have a blessed day! Dave.

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