Thursday, August 18, 2011
I invite all readers to take a look at a new feature associated with the StampSelector blog, the StampSelector Scarce Stamp Quantities Issued List (or SSSSQIL).
Currently containing just over 9,700 entries, the SSSSQIL represents an ongoing attempt to list all stamps with known issuance quantities or quantities sold of 100,000 or fewer. It is a compilation of information from many different sources - the product of several years of work which I initially undertook to supplement my knowledge and improve my effectiveness as a philatelic investor.
Quantities issued information is very important for those interested in investing in stamps, as it provides a basis for estimating supply. The decision to utilize the 100,000 maximum was somewhat arbitrary, as it's probably too high for some countries and too low for others, depending upon the levels of collector appeal.
Thanks to all who have viewed this site.