Bosnia war stamp

Discussion in 'What's it Worth?' started by Makanudo, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    I found this in a mixed bag I bought. I made some ID of it and I would like to know if it has any value in such a bad state.
  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    A stamp, unless rare, that has such large pieces missing is at best a space-filler.
  3. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    I figured so...
  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The stamp is from the 1912 definitves,valued
    at minimum value.In this condition good for the
    paper basket only.
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  5. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Unless you get it on cover and can prove it had some use during the war... I read a couple of articles on various 'less than perfect' stamps and, depending on the proximity to the hostile action, the postal covers are valuable IN ANY condition.

    But it has to be pretty much proven, as in pulling it out of wreckage of a building for example.
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The prove for a use during the war is quite easy:
    just check the postmark.The stamp was valid till
    the end of 1917.But as a new defintive series was
    issued in October 1916,it hardly ever would have
    been used after October.
    However even on cover the stamp is of small value:
    about € 1.-.
    By the way:there was very little action in Bosnia and
    Hercegovina throughout the war.So covers with
    war-damage will hardly exist at all.
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  7. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    My brother was in Sarajevo during the tensions... MASH unit. Brought me back a 'souvenir'...
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  8. tasha

    tasha Active Member

    an interesting stamp and it is a pity that so many of them are worthless when it comes to trying to sell them. I have stamps that date back to pre war times and they are worth nothing, in fact most of the stamps I own have a value of maybe 20c but it is nice to collect and somewhere along the line you will find someone that needs a stamp that is worth more to them then it is to you.
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