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Hi,I inherited a CORONET WORLD STAMP ALBUM,it`s about 20-30 percent full. I live in Wisconsin near Green Bay. THANK YOU for your time.

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Brian,

Big difference between a buyer and an appraiser.  A buyer gives you money in exchange for your stamps.  You give an appraiser money for their examination of your stamps and their estimate of value.  That value could be tax value, fair market value, replacement value, value as a donation, etc.

Finding someone in your area will require you to do some research.  The APS (American Philatelic Society), ASDA (American Stamp Dealers Association), IPDA (Internet Philatelic Dealers Association), and the NSDA (National Stamp Sealers Association) all have websites and all have lists of dealer members.  The APS also has lists of stamp clubs.  A few minutes on each site will help you build a list of potential contacts.  

Good luck.

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Bill Lehr

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Almost any question relating to US postal stationery

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Member UPSS 19th century catalog ediorial committee; member UPSS 20-21 century catalog editorial committee; member of APEX examiner committee; published author including regular column on US postal stationery in US Stamp News

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APS, APEX, IFDSA, IPDA, NSDA, UPSS, PSS

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Postal Stationery, journal of the UPSS; Precancel Forum; US Stamp News; EFO Collector; Air Post Journal

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