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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stamp Investment Tip: Liechtenstein 1932 Official Stamps (Scott #O1-8)

I'm initiating coverage of Liechtenstein by starting at the end, and going to the "back-of-the-book." Often, "B-O-B" items with low printings prove to be sleepers, because they are initially neglected by collectors who later seek them out in order to fill their empty album spaces.

In 1932, Liechtenstein issued its first Official stamps by overprinting its regular issue of 1930 (Scott #O1-8). Only 14,300 sets were issued, and Scott '11 prices the unused set at $ 238.50 ($700.- for NH).

All of the early Liechtenstein Officials sets are good, but this set and the second, 1933 set (Scott #O9-10; CV =$ 200.-; 15,979 issued) are extremely undervalued.

Liechtenstein is one of Europe's smallest countries, but it's stamps are very popular worldwide, especially in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. I recommend accumulation of the country's better items in anticipation of a European economic recovery.

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