[quote="gsdstamps"]I find it amusing (and amazing) that the quantity of items graded has gone down substantially but the value of the graded has more than doubled. Is this a reflection of loosened standards, a rising market value, or some other reason?
I agree with Sandy - Collect what you like and, hopefully, what you can afford. If it happens to be graded stamps or covers for hamster births, go for it! Just don't expect a windfall profit within 10 years!
Personally I prefer GSD covers, but I do realize there other (lower) life forms out there...
BTW: Have you done any hamster covers, Dave?
I looked through the whole list of covers in GSD Stamps, I didn't find GSD Local Posts.