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 Posted 11/10/2018  8:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I currently have every proof set (normal issue, silver and Prestige) from the United States mint back to 1955, including the flat and box sets in their original packaging. Most of them I bought directly, starting in 1975 if memory serves me. I held off on going back farther for the time being, weighing the decision as to whether or not continue on with the original packaging or begin with the highest graded TPG's. Part of me wants to stay the course since the originals are shrinking in survivor numbers. So, what do you think? And yes, I'm drinking a cup as I type.
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 Posted 11/10/2018  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stick with the original packaging-it probably takes up less bulk.
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 Posted 11/10/2018  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on your feat . Keep going .
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 Posted 11/10/2018  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Check 999fine's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 999fine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If finances allow, I would keep on truckin' as you are.
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 Posted 11/10/2018  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tmorge5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would stay the course, in my honest opinion. That's an incredible feat to have and would be a shame to end. Just my two cents.
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 Posted 11/10/2018  10:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd keep on going, IMHO.
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 Posted 11/10/2018  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To throw slabs into an OGP proof set collection would just look too out of place.
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 Posted 11/11/2018  12:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You have come so far, it would be a shame to change course now.
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 Posted 11/11/2018  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to go out on a limb here and agree with everyone - keep collecting original packaging. Sometimes the whole is larger than the individual parts. You have created quite a set.
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 Posted 11/11/2018  12:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on the accomplishment!
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 Posted 11/11/2018  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have original packaging back to 1958 and capitol holders from there back to 1950. The packaging for 1950 to 1955 are crude in the original format so I'm happy with my sets as they are.

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 Posted 11/12/2018  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Going back further in OGP is going to become very difficult, especially on the pre-1950 sets. I think I've only ever seen one pre-1942 set in OGP.
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 Posted 11/13/2018  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most importantly, thank you all for making my decision easier. Greatly appreciated. I'm sticking with the original issues.
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