So… Hard, indefinite, pause on those gas coupons…

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Revenant

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So, in asking a question about grouping invoices I found out that the gas coupons would need to go in under “economy special,” and not “modern,” like I’d been thinking and hoping. That ups the cost of grading these from $20 each to $40 each. And… I don’t think it’s worth that for now. lol It is / was just so much easier for me to justify $20/note for fun and the enjoyment of popping those into that signature set but it is so much harder to justify $40/note. I thought about it. I just can’t talk myself into that for now.

Not a complaint about the fees or saying their services are not worth it but I don’t think its worth $40 / coupon to me to get those coupons graded. Unless they just graded REALLY well, I don’t think that’d be money I’d ever see again. Sometimes you notice that something hasn’t been done / graded before and you figure out why. lol

I have them. I have examples of a lot of them in good condition, safe in top loaders. I may add more varieties, but I have what I have and raw / ungraded is good enough for me for now.

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Incidentally, since I only have about $140 left of my grading credit, and I really want to grade those 2 P-3 notes I bought raw, and something came up today that might also lead to me grading something else…

I’d been thinking this morning, even before this news that I might need to scale back my planned / hoped for 7-8 in favor of something else. I won’t say what that is in case it doesn’t pan out but… yeah. I think this news killed the plan of grading the coupons for now.

So I’m not saying the plan to grade the gas coupons is dead, but it most likely won’t be this year.

This may oddly make me more interested in getting more of these and having a raw collection of them, just enjoying them and not worrying about it.

Maybe, since they’re basically one-sided, I just composite some images together and use an extra note to plug in some images into the signature set and talk about them there anyway in a raw state.

 

In other news, the checks arrived home today! I'm thrilled! :D

15 Notes and 3 top pops. :D I never would have dared hope for that could of an outcome with the Traveler's Checks. I just kept telling myself to try to be happy with 12 AU50s and AU55s and like 63s and 64s on the bearer checks, because I just didn't want to be disappointed.

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Yeah, that's a little salty for the fuel coupons but there's always this years registry awards. :wishluck:

Your idea of entering a graded note cert # and using images of the coupons and descriptions is a good workaround in the signature sets. Not sure why you can't  enter a "wanted" note like you can across the isle with coins though. Sounds like those gas coupons are relatively inexpensive and picking up few more for an extensive "raw" collection sounds like a great idea to me, I'm doing something similar with some of my notes. 

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41 minutes ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

Yeah, that's a little salty for the fuel coupons but there's always this years registry awards. :wishluck:

Yeah. We'll see. This year or another year, I just know, short of having a free $500 to use, I'd have a hard time sending these in at that price.

I'm still not crazy-optimistic about another Zimbabwe-related PMG win though. lol I think the challenge falls to the revamped Venezuela set this year. lol

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2 hours ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

Not sure why you can't  enter a "wanted" note like you can across the isle with coins though. Sounds like those gas coupons are relatively inexpensive and picking up few more for an extensive "raw" collection sounds like a great idea to me, I'm doing something similar with some of my notes. 

The ones I have have been mostly $3.50-5.00 each for nice ones fresh from the book. So, not much. Some ask for $10+ but I just don't buy from them. (shrug)

I would love the "want" option because that would also let me directly incorporate my soon to be 14 coin collection and have everything in one place painlessly. It's a little sad that we've never gotten cross-platform options in the registry. That could lead to some truly epic sets and online presentations for them.

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13 minutes ago, Revenant said:

I would love the "want" option because that would also let me directly incorporate my soon to be 14 coin collection and have everything in one place painlessly. It's a little sad that we've never gotten cross-platform options in the registry. That could lead to some truly epic sets and online presentations for them.

Yes, to all of this.

I hadn't thought it through that far but it would indeed be epic, I let my frustration get in the way.:frustrated:

 

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1 hour ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

Yes, to all of this.

I hadn't thought it through that far but it would indeed be epic, I let my frustration get in the way.:frustrated:

 

Yeah. With the coupons and the coins, my Zimbabwe set would pretty much immediately expand to 150 slots with about 140 filled.

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On 6/26/2021 at 10:13 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

picking up few more for an extensive "raw" collection sounds like a great idea to me

Short of getting the Caltex coupons, which people seem to want moon money for, it seems like I have a pretty solid representative set of them at this point.

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4 minutes ago, Revenant said:

Short of getting the Caltex coupons, which people seem to want moon money for, it seems like I have a pretty solid representative set of them at this point.

But do you have all the varieties of cancellation stamps use? LOL, oh I have a sickness because that's what I'm doing with the Ukrainian Compensation Certificates but at $2-$5 a piece it's a cheap way to stay active with my collection as the number of notes I'm looking for starts to wane.

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25 minutes ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

But do you have all the varieties of cancellation stamps use? LOL, oh I have a sickness because that's what I'm doing with the Ukrainian Compensation Certificates but at $2-$5 a piece it's a cheap way to stay active with my collection as the number of notes I'm looking for starts to wane.

That's a hard game to play just because most of the people that are selling these things are selling bulk / have several and the image is just representative. There's no real telling what exactly you'll get.

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