Dad's Army - Released Today

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Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by Boro Boy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:04 am

First Day release today so "Don't Panic!":

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First Day Issue
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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by expressman33 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:14 pm

In 1940 a stamp cost 2.5d ( just over 1p ) for letters up to 2oz ( about 57g)
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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by kevinchess1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 pm

I bow to your sharp memory expresso
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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:19 pm

Investment?
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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by Boro Boy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:38 pm

Thunderfog wrote:Investment?
In the long term possibly. In the short term to make money you need to have something different like a "gutter pair" a pair of stamps from the middle join of two sheets sells at a premium. :ugeek:

There are other "specials"...

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Post by Boro Boy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:18 pm

Example attached:

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Gutter pair as example
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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by pabenny » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:34 am

Thunderfog wrote:Investment?
Definitely not.

Dealers typically pay 30-40% of face value for mint stamps, whether recent issues or early decimal issues back to the 1970s - and they end up being used as postage.

Even gutter pairs, cylinder block corners and all the other niche things that some collectors go for are relatively commonplace and have negligible investment value.

The only place where there may be investment value is older stamps - meaning prior to the present Queen. Even there, I'm sceptical because serious stamp collecting is a dying interest - in that collectors are typically elderly people who have collected since their younger days. That means there is a steady flow into the market with newer collectors. And there is no underlying asset to support the valuation - stamps are just bits of coloured paper, the value of which derives from other people's willingness to pay.

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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by Boro Boy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:42 am

pabenny wrote:
Thunderfog wrote:Investment?
Definitely not.

Dealers typically pay 30-40% of face value for mint stamps, whether recent issues or early decimal issues back to the 1970s - and they end up being used as postage.

Even gutter pairs, cylinder block corners and all the other niche things that some collectors go for are relatively commonplace and have negligible investment value.

The only place where there may be investment value is older stamps - meaning prior to the present Queen. Even there, I'm sceptical because serious stamp collecting is a dying interest - in that collectors are typically elderly people who have collected since their younger days. That means there is a steady flow into the market with newer collectors. And there is no underlying asset to support the valuation - stamps are just bits of coloured paper, the value of which derives from other people's willingness to pay.
That is a somewhat over simplification of a very complex market place. There is money to be made on more recent issues but of course the rarer the item the greater the likelihood of a greater return.

Indeed the index measuring average returns in this market place is seen to out perform the FTSE100 but as with all investments: buyer beware...!

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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by Boro Boy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:40 pm

50 years ago tonight at 8:20pm was the date/time of the opening programme of the Dad's Army first series and it went on to be a Classic of British comedy!!!

It is being celebrated on TV Gold tonight again at 8:20pm with that first programme being shown again to mark the occasion....

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment ... spartanntp

Those 50 years seem to have flown...! :lol:
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Re: Dad's Army - Released Today

Post by Boro Boy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:54 pm

This link may come in handy as well: http://bookshop.nationalarchives.gov.uk ... 20Archives ;)

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