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I have (2) Tom Sawyer 1972 8 cent stamps that are color shift.

What are they worth?

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Tom Sawyer shift
Tom Sawyer shift  
Hi Gary,
Thanks for the question,
Gary, I'm afraid without a picture it is difficult to give an accurate estimate. This issue is well known to collectors of EFO's (Errors, freaks and oddities) for it poor color alignment. I have seen shift range from no additional value (for very minor shifts) to as much as about $50 for a very extreme shift. The majority sell for under $10. If you want to do a follow-up with a scan, I can be more specific, I have include a picture of a color shift that would retail for between $3-$7. You may also try a search on Ebay for 1470 shift to see if any are listed like yours for comparison (1470 is the Scott Catalog number for this issue). Keep in mind just because a seller is asking a certain price doesn't mean that is what it is worth, completed auctions are a better indicator.
Thanks again for the question,
Mike

If you would like to find out more about EFO's (Error's, Freaks and Oddities) then please visit the site of the EFOCC (Error's, Freaks and Oddities Collectors club)

http://www.efocc.org/

Or if you would like to see examples of a lot of different EFO's then you may want to check out my Ebay or Bidstart Stores at the link below.
Ebay
http://www.mikesstamps.com
Bidstart
http://www.bidstart.com/Mikes-Stamps_QQstorenameQQ100122QQuseridQQshop

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My specialty is United States Errors, but I can answer most questions on United States stamps (except covers). I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years. I am also a member of the APS (American Philatelic Society)

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As I said above, I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years, mostly on Ebay and Bidstart.com.

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I am a 25+ year member of the APS

Education/Credentials
I went to 2 years of college at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, and received a degree in Applied Science

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