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STAMP MARKET PRICE REPORT

In general, the stamp market has been stronger in 2017. An improving economic picture has helped. There are no areas of speculative interest. Topical themes such as birds, trains and fauna are stronger in new and older issues. Topical events such as Olympics, American Bicentennial are weaker. Better quality stamps are in the greatest demand.

Scott catalog indicates that the years 1960 through 1980 had weak prices and we agree. The strongest eras are pre-1940 and the years 2005 through 2016. Smaller to medium size nations are gaining in popularity. So, too, are prices rising for nations seldom stocked by dealers. Examples are: Iraq, Philippines, Jordan, Cyprus & Norway.

Market strength is graded on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest value assigned.  

 COUNTRY  Feb '08
 Feb '09
Oct '09
Oct '10
 Feb '11
Oct '11
Feb '12
 June '13
Feb '14 June '14
June '15 Feb '16
 Oct '16 Oct '17
 Africa  6  5  5  4  4  3  5  5  5  5  5  4  4  5
 Asia  5  4
 5
 6  6  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5
 British Colonies  6  5  5  5  5  4  5  5  5  5  5  6  6  6
 China Area
 7  5  5  6  6  6  6  5  6  5  5  4  4  5
 Europe  3  3  4  5  5  5  5  4  3  3  3  4  3  3
France & Colonies
 5  5  6  5  5  4  5  4  4  3  3  4  4  4
 Middle East & India
 4  4  4  5  5  4  5  5  3  3  3  3  5  4
 South America
 4  5  6  5  5  5  5  6  6  5  5  5  5  5
 United States
 6  5  4  4  4  4  5  5  6  5  5  4  4  4
 Worldwide New Issues
 5  5  5  5  5  6  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5
Topical Stamps  4  4  4  5  5  5  5  6  6  6  7  6  6  6
 INDEX TOTAL
 55  50  53  55  55  51  56  55  54  50  51 50  51  52

In 2008 we started a Market Report for the stamp market as we see it. This chart is a reflection of what our customers order and how market prices are moving. We have an excellent view of national and international stamp collecting interests and are glad to share these rough guidelines with you.

Thank you for visiting my site.

William A. Herrick

 

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