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How do you sell rare stamps?

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Rare stamps can be sold online at websites like Quality Stamps. They can also be sold at pawn shops and auctions. There are many stores that appraise and make purchase offers on stamps over the phone, which can then be sold through the mail. Some websites and stores prefer to buy collections of stamps rather than individual stamps.

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It is important to be aware of the value and condition of the stamps. Knowing these facts helps make the stamps easy to sell while making it simple for the buyer to ensure they are getting a good deal. There are also some traveling retailers that buy stamps, such as Quality Stamps. This company attends shows to buy and sell stamps. In addition, Quality Stamps employees may travel to a customer's location to buy stamps if the collection is big enough or valuable enough.

There are certain stamps that are worth a lot of money and can be sold individually. For example, in 2014, the British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp was sold for $9.5 million. It set the world record for most valuable stamp. This record was previously held by the Treskilling Yellow stamp, which sold at auction for $2.2 million in 1996.

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