Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. A peninsula with an area of 6.843 square kilometres (2.642 sq mi), it has a northern border with Andalusia, Spain. It is 3rd Smallest country in world after Vatican City and Monaco and it is 220th country by population.!!
The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is the densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities which is 5th densely populated country in world.!!
Gibraltar honored Mahatma Gandhi in 1998 by issuing his stamp along with Einstein, Churchill and Shakespeare.
Set of 4 stamps offering words of wisdom and inspiration. Churchill states "the price of greatness is responsibility", Shakespeare offers "love comforts like sunshine after rain", Einstein concludes "imagination is more important than knowledge" and Gandhi propheses "hate the sin, love the sinner".
On December 14, 2011 this 4 stamps were sold under $2.50.!! from Belgium verified delcampe seller "sensiebokye" member since 7+years and with 34000+ feedback.!!!!
This stamps are available online at gibraltar stamps website for 3.50 UK pounds(shipping included) but value of stamps is declining at very rapid pace so this was sold for 2 Euro, which means that 75% decline in price.!!
You can see following screenshot for value of this stamps.!! Click following link to see or purchase if you want it.
Recently I saw this stamps for sale at $16.50.!! + $3 Shipping!! Check following screenshot.
Now compare this auction with all above points and you will figure out which type of seller you should trust more when dealing Gandhi stamps.!!
Now if you don't research about pricing and seller and buy this at high price then you will regret buying it and QUIT Philately.
So please do research before you buy anything. In following screen shot you can check what was the selling price Gibraltar 1998 stamps, FDC and Sheets.
Do you think Gandhi stamps value will ever appreciate going onwards.?
Do you think even Gandhi stamp collection hobby is declining like other thematic stamp collection.?
If you pay high price for any Gandhi Stamps then chances are you will quit Gandhi Philately.!!!
If you like this post and want to know more about pricing on Gandhi stamps then you will like my other following blog posts.
After looking to this value to me it looks like no one wants to collect stamps in this modern world, because there are lot of others things to do, such as play video games on ipad, xbox, gamecube or on internet surf on web or facebook or lot of other outdoor activity such a hiking, skating, running etc or watch different shows on TV or sports games such as Cricket or Football or Basketball or just talking on smartphone or chating.!!
After all this kind of things you don't get any more extra time to pursue your hobby of stamp collection were not that many people are involved and you feel like retard when you talk to friends.!!
Also there are lot of cheating such as Forgery stamps, Shill bidding, BOGUS philatelic material involved in stamps collection.
Want to know more about FAKE and FORGERY stamps then checkout other blog post click one of the following link and you will be surprised.!!!
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Now does it make sense to collect stamps ?
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