Stamps (Philately)/stamp value
I have a 1992 issue Olympic baseball .29 cent stamp that is a misprint. It appears that the stamp was moved during the printing, or was double printed. There is quite a significant difference from the original. I have a mint misprint, and a mint original. Can you give me an idea of the value of this stamp?
Thanks for the question,
Rick, the stamp you are referring to is listed in the Scott Catalog as Cat# 2619 (for a normal copy). They do not list minor errors in the catalog. What you have is a color misregistion more commonly called a color shift error. These occur when the colors are out of alignment during multiple passes through the printing press. Although these are not common, they are not considered rare. These would be of interest to collectors of EFO's (errors, freaks and oddities). Yours might also be of interest to baseball topical stamp collectors.
Now, as for value, without a scan I can't give an exact estimate, because the value depends on the amount of the shift, or what I like to call the eye appeal. In general the value for the shifts I have seen on this issue range from about $5 for a fairly minor shift up to $50 for a large shift. If you would like to do a follow-up with a scan, I could give you a better idea of value.
Thanks again for the question,
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