Notes from the Past

"Unhinged" Stamps

Discussions continually arise over the "greater value" of mint stamps that are preserved unhinged.  The Caspary collection will likely realize a greater sum of money than any collection offered for sale in the past.  The stamps are bringing extraordinarly high prices and in the case of his unused stamps none of the buyers apparently pay any attention to the "hinging" situation.  Caspary hinged all of his stamps and some of them several times.
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
September 29, 1956

Posted July 29, 1999

Editor's Note: Hinging was common in the old time collections which held the finest stamps thus it is unusual for such stamps to be unhinged.

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