I have binned the prices for stamps in Big Blue into broad "ball park" categories. Here is the caveat warning and the price guideline as now published in each post:
Note: You will need to consult a Scott catalogue for specific pricing. I only give a very "ball park" price, and never the actual catalogue value.
<$1= less than a Dollar
$1+= more than a Dollar
$2+= more than two Dollars
$5+= more than five Dollars
$10+= more than ten Dollars
$20+..and so on.
Why did I do this?
The Scott catalogue has copyright prices. They ask if you are using Scott values that you buy and sell by consulting one of their catalogues for pricing. A lot of human toil has gone into their pricing, and they should reap the benefits of such effort.
I, on the other hand would like to give some indication on this blog if a stamp we are discussing, for instance, is a less than a one dollar stamp, or a more than a five dollar stamp. But not enough of a clue, so it can serve as a catalogue substitute. ;-) So I have binned the prices into very rough categories.
A less than one dollar stamp could be 20 cents retail or 90 cents retail.
A more than a dollar stamp could be $1.10 or $1.90.
A more than two dollar stamp could be $2.50, $4, or $5.
A more than five dollar stamp could be $6 or $9+.
A more than $10 stamp could be $11, or $19.
And so on...
If you are purchasing, selling, or examining your own collection, you clearly will need to consult a Scott catalogue for the REAL valuation.
I will make an exception for the "most expensive stamps in Big Blue" lists, as there we are using the catalogue value to rank expensive stamps in Big Blue. But the number of stamps discussed in these lists is a very small part of the overall catalogue.
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