still believe in this chart,and the news may stir some good interest this week eh..gl|
|New name in coins market after Baldwin's splits dealing and auction business
|abergele, no need to apologise.. it's for your benefit....
I've seen it so many times, posters post up half or completely false news...
yes, still moving up, slowly... Hopefully the next TU will back up the strategic moves...|
Yes so sorry,I agree to not seeking further evidence..moving stronger though thank goodness,gla|
|abergele, always worth asking for a verification of source... otherwise you could end mis-information...
abergele8 Jan '17 - 20:01 - 2857 of 2860 0 0
Nice reading,,should cut costs and overheads..gla|
I read the article and wondered if it had been reprinted more recently...
always worth asking for a link to clarify...
|sikh - an old article from Feb 2016 from antiques trade gazette.
From someone registered yesterday!|
do you have a link to the article please?|
|Nice reading,,should cut costs and overheads..gla|
|Mallett sells up in Mayfair and Manhattan
Troubled dealership Mallett are to look for new galleries in London and New York after putting the blue-chip leases of both of their current premises up for sale.
Mallett Ely House Dover Street
Mallett’s headquarters at Ely House, Dover Street.
Negotiations to sell the lease on the New York store, 929 Madison Avenue, are at an advanced stage.
Meanwhile, the dealership have engaged the services of Levy Real Estate of Piccadilly to dispose of Ely House, the former London residence of the bishops of Ely in Dover Street, where Mallett moved in 2012.
Levy, who recently sold the freehold of 139 New Bond Street, home to jewellery dealership SJ Phillips since 1966, will begin marketing the palatial property for a seven-figure sum this week.
Mallett chairman George Bailey, who took control of the company in difficult circumstances in September, told ATG that Mallett "no longer needs to operate from prestige four-storey premises".|
|Still moving in the right direction,,,gla|
First class,,those that just buy the share only could have picked up a lot from our mornings snippets...thanks again to each of you..off to post some letter now
haaaa,haa,,but the stamps are not from my gibbons collection, just yet...haaa,haa
gla lth's...now incl my son..|
There's a huge difference between Collecting as a hobby/investment and SG as a business...
posters seem to be confusing the 2...
Genuine collectors have always taken the SG price with a pinch of salt.. Ebay opened up the market making it easier to buy/sell and also to work out a true marketable value of stamps...
SG as a brand is strong, whether they succeed as a high street seller or purely online is yet to be seen...
I think Collecting as a hobby/investment will always exist... Using SG cat as a guide is almost certain to be the gold standard for pricing...
How many have bought stamps as a birthday presents etc from sellers like Westminster stamps and coins thinking they are a good investment...
Westminster used to market 1d black and 2d blue as the 1st stamps of the world.. but you actually receive a below average 1d black and a 1841 2d Blue... Yet thousands still bought them...|
it sometimes helps to know your quiet Post Office,specially when it's slightly obscure,,no good in a busy city or town,they stick to protocol behind the counter..
and tear off where they want to.
I bought my special Album of Traffic-light gutter pairs a few years back,with quite full pages,and added since.
some nice high value defs...but If I've doubled the value,thats all that I care about in the long run,
it's going to take a long time to turn interest rates around with all the young folk wanting to take on motgages, and banks looking forwards towards the risks,we with low interest rates have helped the Banks back to positive cashflows,,and what do we get in interest rates,a tenth of 1%,,bahhhhhh.
A lot of people have lost a fortune from their pension pots because of this,trying the markets as an alternative has proved a minefield for many poor soles...|
|abergele - "Did you buy them from the post Office"
I did, but it was a post Office where they allowed me to take what I wanted off the full sheet so I have full strips including colour codes.|
|I would suggest better going with quality stamps than SG at the moment , unless someone sees value in the brand and would wish to bid. Interest may come from China.|
|Surely with all of these negative (sour grapes)comments it is a good time to put money to work ie in the company or indeed stamps??|
|Sadly I get the mailshot from SG .
It turned into a pump and dumper a kin to a boiler room . The damage to reputation is immense. Only one of its kind , it is worth at least 10,000, only one on sale today for 8000. Then showing similar stamps increasing 157 per cent beating the FTSE etc
It is a hobby now , not an investment IMHO.|
|Hey,ticked you up sikhthetech,,nice to get some honest collectors feed back,
I believe a lot of collectors out there,and theres still millions who are filling their time collecting specific years(a boredom collection so to speak).ie..wedding year,birth date year, years of their children born in,and about the world too, etc
It's been nice to chat to you chaps, and maybe lasses out there also, a lot of ebay sellers are women who I've bought from.long may it cary on,I've spent nearly£20k on stamps since I gave up smoking in 1989,,thought,oh well,if it goes to nothing,only the same loss as smoking,haaaa,haaa, take care all.|
|The question here is whether SG has turned the corner.. I don't think they have but they maybe at or near the bottom and about to turn...
It may take another set or 2 of results to confirm...|
|bb, agree.. I classify QV mint as iconic and any pre-QE11 (GB) or from C19th (ROW) worth collecting..
It's still possible to get large blocks of low denomination stamps, even early QE11 for v little... some dealers call them 'wallpaper'.. it's the rarer ones or high denomination ones which are worth collecting..
I focus on QV only...|
I classify that as in the iconic 100, so keeps more of the Catalog value.
I only focus on Sea Horses myself now , stopped buying presentation packs in 2000.
It was getting rather expensive with the face value , with no return . The post office is also partly to blame . Always Mass production , never any focus on limited runs . Could you imagine this year for example Hull being city of culture and the post office did only a limited 5000 run . IMHO modern stamps could challenge the iconic 100.|
The distinction here is run of the mill collecting, ie by kids or those starting and investment or rare and unusual stamps collecting...
There hasn't been a serious market for run of the mill stamps, post 1970, for 'decades' and it's NOTHING to do with Ebay or the internet... It's the same for FDC, presentation packs...
I gave up on collecting new issue stamps from the PO years ago...there were too many issues every year... The PO went overboard post 1970... I still receive post with 1970's and 80s stamps on...
Good quality Pre 1970 are not run of the mill, especially Vic... this is where SG is a specialists..
There are plenty of run of the mill paintings out there... who would not want to own the rarer ones???|
|I think the only newer stamps to buy,.ie, booklets from the post office maybe,
as they will always be the same value of any increase in the future..
ie. if you bought a booklet new 10 x 50p 1st class..£5,now would cost you £6.40p
so guaranteed an increase,haaa,aaa..
I agree with the previous blue poster ,exactly...can't type his name,or remember it properly....gla
sikhthetech,,got it now...
because I collect stamps,my son bought a load of these at over 20p,
and s a long way underwater as yet..It would need to be 17p for a breakeven I believe he said on day
one day Rodders eh..|
you could always get used stamps for a % of SG cat... SG cat was always used as a reference point and not for the true value of a stamp...
would you be able to get a fine used 1d black for 5% of cat?|