Alrighty, a while ago I mentioned that I was given a collection of stamps that my grandfather obtained while serving in Germany during WWII.
I am posting this thread to share the album that was included in the collection for two main reasons - to get advice on if anything that you see that may jump out at you that I should take a closer look at and just to share it with everyone.
I know this isn't exactly rare or uncommon, not the fact that I have an album like this. But I still find it interesting - how my grandfather obtained it, the name of what I assume is the original owner listed within, what could have ever happened to the original owner, if he ever thought about it after it disappeared or if he even made it through the war to care about such a trivial thing at the time.
By posting all of them at once, I'm not asking for people to look over every single thing. I know I'll have to start future threads for real focused specifics. I am posting them all just to let everyone take a casual look, see if anything jumps out, and go from there. My knowledge of them is basic so I don't even know where to start by picking one out to ask about. Then if someone sees one that I should focus on, I can scan that one and work from that.
NOTES: I am not looking for an estimated value. I am not looking for anyone to tell me what the entire thing is or isn't worth. The blank spaces where stamps once were are where a lot of the "loose" stamps from the collection came from as they have the same type of backings.
Also, the last two images aren't technically part of the album, but they were stored within the album. It looks like the main images of the stamps in the album have been posted below in reverse order, so view it like you are looking at the last page of the album then backwards.
I have checked out the entire series of Scott guides from my local library to at least get an idea of value myself. I am lost on variations and cancels and watermarks and the such. I have likely poured almost 100 hours into this since I first decided to dive into the research of this hobby, and the collection that has fallen into my hands.
I have had a great amount of fun and entertainment with all of this, and that is what matters more than anything else.
Thanks, and at least have fun looking through the images!http://s1166.photobucket.com/albums/q60 ... =slideshow