Linn's Stamp News reports that CBS Sunday Morning senior correspondent Rita Braver has a report scheduled for the January 18 Sunday Morning episode on CBS. Among those interviewed are William H Gross and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. No doubt the subjects of both 'investment' as well as 'hobby interest' will emerge during the program.
We recently wrote a short response to an editorial on the question of investment in stamps, the impetus of which originated in a Linkedin group discussion forum.
To summarize; "....If a collector makes the right buying decisions as an investor, he is entitled to make a profit for his efforts. There is a big difference between a stamp investment portfolio and a stamp collection. The portfolio is a selection of stamps that forms the establishment of a pattern of top performers, bringing order to the socio-economic concepts that drive our instinct to survive. The collection is the establishment of a series of stamps which forms a pattern that brings order to the fragmented chaos in our minds inherent as spontaneous hunter/gatherers. "
"The portfolio and collection each have their respective, distinct, and utterly different purpose. Done well, each can be a beautiful thing in itself, without having to confuse or mix the two. There is currently tremendous opportunity to both invest and collect stamps. By keeping your objectives well focused, you improve your chances of success. In that regard, I have never seen the stamp industry in a healthier state than it is today in virtually every area...."
We collect for the present. We invest for the future.
With respect to stamps, there presently exists an incredible opportunity to acquire a selection of ultra rare, ultra desirable Canal Zone specimen stamps from the archives. We have been afforded a limited inventory, 30 examples of which have been posted for sale on eBay today and will run for the next 7 days until next Friday. Go to Noblespirt.com, search for Canal Zone. You will be provided with a list that will direct you straight to our eBay listings.
With respect to postal history, you will begin to see one of the finest rarest collections known becoming available to you incrementally within the next 2 weeks. Check our listings daily.
With respect to stamp collections, prices start at $625,000 fixed price for a once in a lifetime and certainly unmatched 270 volume specialized album collection to intact A-Z 1840-1940 album and multi-volume sets at no reserve.
Coins recently arrived at our new office compound are photographed and being sold this week as intact estate boxlots as instructed. You may literally find anything in some of these lots.
The Noblespirit Team