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Paul Reed 314/07/2020 19:09:25
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Downey head SG339 PRINTED ON GUMMED SIDE block of 6.

Hi all. Can anyone advise please if there is such a stamp as described above? This information is required for a corner block of 6 printed on the gummed side. Is there a particular ref for it and what would be an estimated value if genuine? The only information I can find out is that a similar one is SG346d, but there is no cat price for that, and the next issue of GV definitives has a 351b but gummed both sides cat at £25,000 for a single. Any help, advice or information will be greatly appreciated!

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Paul Davey 115/07/2020 09:02:13
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Welcome Paul

Not my field, but - is it in the SG specialised 4 Kings catalogue? I.e. is it a known variety? I think it would need a certificate to sell & with a certificate you might get SG to list it if it is new. Always a better prospect. I would think the value would be thousands, but ultimately for sufficiently rare things you need two wealthy collectors who both want it!

Good luck!

Paul Reed 315/07/2020 10:52:37
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Hi Paul.

Thanks! I could do with some of that.

I have had a look at RPS certificate prices, and they are way out of my price range. Also, the fact that their prices are based on the SG cat value, seem quite extortionate. Also, as there is no value attached to it, the actual charge could be way over what is currently quoted. That's assuming it's genuine. I have contacted SG with a scan and I'm just waiting for their reply to see what they have to say.

Paul Davey 115/07/2020 14:05:30
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You could, of course, join the RPSL and get two submissions a year for only the handling charge! If you sell you will need a certificate. Any buyer will request one and the auction house are likely to submit it even if they accept it without in the first place. If there is no catalogue value or for a cover for example, the expert committee are pretty good at giving a fair market value. It's a high price item anyway so I would either submit it or go to the next Stampex in Spring and ask a few of the specialist dealers.

Paul Reed 315/07/2020 17:28:15
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I've tried the RPSL but it's closed, so I emailed Stanley Gibbons. They replied back within an hour, and initially advised I take it to them at their shop. I called them and spoke to a very helpful man there who had written the reply and he said they would take a look at it and I could post it. I sent it Special Delivery today and he said I should get a reply back within 5 working days, and if it turns out to be genuine they would make me an offer, all this for free too. I am not counting chickens yet but I have my fingers crossed!

Paul Reed 315/07/2020 17:30:08
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Posted by Paul Davey 1 on 15/07/2020 09:02:13:

Welcome Paul

Not my field, but - is it in the SG specialised 4 Kings catalogue? I.e. is it a known variety? I think it would need a certificate to sell & with a certificate you might get SG to list it if it is new. Always a better prospect. I would think the value would be thousands, but ultimately for sufficiently rare things you need two wealthy collectors who both want it!

Good luck!

According to the man I spoke to at Stanley Gibbons it's an unlisted item and is not known.

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