I received the following question from one of our loyal readers, and thought it would be a good idea to respond to it via the blog so we can all learn together.
We found a box(wood)with 25 silver stamps of royalty collection.
This is the 1s 3d coronation stamp of 1953. It says the queens
jubilee. The same thing we found in gold (plated).
The paper with it says “The Africana Commemorative Mint”.
We would like to know if it is worth something.
Thanks Cora for your inquiry. 🙂
These gold and silver postage stamps replica were produced by the Africana Commemorative Mint in 1977 to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. They are housed in a velvet-lined satinwood-inlaid wooden display case, inclusive of a certificate of authenticity. Cast from STG-grade sterling silver, they are plated in 24 carat gold.
In reference with market value, here are some selling prices I found on the Web:
R4 500.00, negotiable.
4,500 South African Rand (ZAR) = 631.689 US Dollar (USD). Click on the image above to read more information about the item.
In the picture above, we can see an example of a similar set. It sold on Ebay for £260.00 (British Pounds) which converts to approximately Us$ 428.00 (click on the image to navigate to Ebay lot)
And lastly, the auction house 5th Avenue Auctionners had in 2008 some sets in their auction pages. As you can see, the estimated prices for the Africana Commemorative Mint RSA Stamp Replica sets were between 900 and 5000 South African Rands.
Not bad! 😉
I hope this answers your question and that it will prove helpful to you.
If any of you have additional information that you would like to share with Cora and the readership, do not hesitate to post a comment below.
Until next, happy collecting!
Your Topical Stamp Collecting Queen 😉