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Stamps (Philately): INFORMATION ON THE ATLAS STAMP ALBUM OF THE WORLD COPYRIGHT 1959 (1960 EDITION)
Hi Catherine, Probably the best thing you can do is try to locate a dealer close to your area and make an appointment to show them the album and ask their guidance. You can find experienced dealers by visiting the websites of the American Stamp Dealer...

Stamps (Philately): Kibris Türk cemaat meclisi stamps, Kibris, stamps
Kibris, stamps, north cyprus: Hello Joop Thank you for your question. These are revenue stamps and were issued by north Cyprus (Türk Cemaat Meclisi) in 1962. Northern Cyprus first issued stamps in 1962 as part of the Republic of Cyprus. They had a monogram TCM (Türk Cemaat Meclisi...

Stamps (Philately): Louisiana Purchase stamps (set of 5)
Hello Alta, Thanks for your question. First, sorry about the delay in answering. I ve been ill for a few days and am just getting back to the desk here. Okay--now onto the stamps. These stamps are Scott #323 to #327 and they were all issued on...

Stamps (Philately): misprint stamps from USPS vending
Hi Lynn, Thanks for the question. Lynn, I definitely would not return them. Although printing Errors on the more modern Computer Vended Postage (this is what these are called) are not considered rare by any means, they certainly are worth more than just...

Stamps (Philately): music on stamps
Dear George, your question was another homework for me, taking a couple of hours to collect the information from various sources. I tried my best, but couldn t find all information. One problem is, that you give only the Scott numbers but I don t have the...

Stamps (Philately): Perf 11 stamps.
Hi Leigh, I do not see the point of trying to guess about something that is virtually impossible to occur. You do not own 50-60 of any stamp that is a great rarity even though you may think you do, but you do not, and you are surely confused or misunderstanding...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp
Dear Sugata, NAMASKAR. Good to learn about inquisitiveness to know more about the stamp. Price of anything including stamps is basically an agreement between a seller and buyer and availability of stamps. Though some stamps are old enough to have doubt about...

Stamps (Philately): Stamped Envelope Inquiry
Neither common nor unique. My best interpretation from the scan is that the embossing die was accidentally inked when an envelope blank failed to advance into the press and then two blanks advanced at the same time resulting in one normal envelope and one...

Stamps (Philately): stamps
Hi Max, I was wondering if you can attach a photo of at least one of the sheets, and also can you give me a list of the countries and denominations of each of the stamps? Also, if you have any idea or feel for how old they might be, I m flying blind without...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps
Mike, You can try Bestine. Its a solvent I use to separate modern self-adhesive stamps from envelope paper. I use a brush dipped in Bestine and liberally paint the back side, and then gently peel the stamp away. Bestine is available at craft and hobby...

Stamps (Philately): usa stamps
Timothy, The stamp pictured appears to be Scott number 319, valued at 25 cents in used condition. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html and Halloween...

Stamps (Philately): valve of stamp book
Willie, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist will be able to estimate...

Stamps (Philately): Walt Disney stamps
Hi Andrea, Andrea, the two stamps you have were issued on September 11, 1968. They were issue in honor of Walt Disney not long after his death. (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966). Unfortunately, like many other stamps of this era, this stamp is very...

Stamps (Philately): 1861 - 67 Issue Washington Red 3 cent stamp
Krista, Unfortunately color is the only way to discern between the 1861 three cent Washington issues. Scans are not reliable because of the subtle hue differences between scanners and computer monitors. It will require direct examination by an experienced...

Stamps (Philately): # 610 and #613 2 cent Hardings
Denyse, While design size is a factor in distinguishing between 610, 612 and 613, the major differences are printing method and perforation spacing. You stated you have perforation gauges, so I will assume that your 613 candidate is indeed perforated 11...

Stamps (Philately): Detroit bedding stamp
Sorry Patrick, I can not as this taxpaid item is out of my areas of expertise. However if you contact the leading dealer in United States Revenue stamps, Eric Jackson, I m confident he could help. You can find his contact info by doing a search through Google...

Stamps (Philately): Franklin Stamp
Greg, Do you have a perf gauge? That would be the first thing you would need to do. It looks to me that the gauge could be 11x10.5 in which case it is Scott #632 a stamp worth about 25c. But if it gauges 11 on all four sides, then contact me again. ...

Stamps (Philately): Free franked envelope fm Herbert Hoover
Russ, Free franks fall under the expertise of autograph specialists. I can tell you that things affecting the value would include when and how. When being at what point in Hoover s career. The how is how the signature was made. Is it a genuine autograph...

Stamps (Philately): Music
Hello George, the music on the stamp from Monaco is from Ravel s famous Bolero . The music on the German Mendelssohn stamp is said to be an excerpt from Ein Festgesang fuer Maennerchor (festive song for male choir) also known as Gutenberg Cantata ....

Stamps (Philately): Music on Stamps
Dear George, the Liszt stamp from Austria shows an excerpt from the score of the symphonic poem no.3 Les Preludes . The Donizetti stamp shows an - so far - unidentified musical excerpt. By the way: our Philatelic Music Study Group has started a project...

Stamps (Philately): 2 pfennig Germania stamps dating, unused stamps, deutsches reich
unused stamps, deutsches reich, minor quality: Hi Peter, I m not an expert in stamps from Deutsches Reich but can give you some basic information on differences for the 2 Pfennig Germania stamp. In total there are 4 types. Type 1 (Michel catalog number 53) / printed 1900 - 1901 color: blue gray,...

Stamps (Philately): 3 cent statue liberty ERROR postcard 1958, henry gitner, american art glass
henry gitner, american art glass, halloween costumes: Robert, The 1958 three cent N GOD WE TRUST variety purple on buff postal card is designated Scott number UX46a. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples are (retail) valued at $12 apiece. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): 627 plate numbers, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: John, The plates wore out with use and had to be replaced. As each plate was manufactured from the master die, it got its own plate number. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): Bankcheck stamp, american art glass, revenue stamps
american art glass, revenue stamps, halloween costumes: Jay, The stamp is a revenue issue, specifically Scott number R6. It was issued in several varieties, the most common of which is perforated on all four sides. Used examples in fault-free condition are valued at 35 cents. Revenue stamps were the result...

Stamps (Philately): Charles A. Lindbergh Limited Edition, u s postal service, roosevelt field
u s postal service, roosevelt field, commemorative stamp: Hello Al, Thanks for your question. The true value of what you have is the stamp and the first day of issue cancellation. The stamp is Scott #1710 and, as you mentioned, it was issued on May 20, 1977. It currently has a list value of $4.00. The...

Stamps (Philately): Documentary Stamps, american art glass, documentary stamps
american art glass, documentary stamps, halloween costumes: Michelle, It reads like the stamps lack any black date overprint, which would identify them as 1954 issue revenues, specifically Scott numbers R671 and R665 respectively. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples of each on a document are valued at $3.75 and...

Stamps (Philately): Documentary Stamps, kori kori, american art glass
kori kori, american art glass, halloween costumes: Kori, The 1953 $2.20 and $3.30 dated reds are designated R637 and R640, and are valued at $6.00 and $17.50 respectively. The ten cent 1944 revenue, Scott R392, is valued at 25 cents. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Documentary U.S. Internal Revenue Series 1947, internal revenue stamps, alex hamilton
internal revenue stamps, alex hamilton, rich thanks: Hello Rich, Thanks for your question. Revenue stamps were used as a form of receipt to show payment for goods received or services rendered. The 1c stamp you have there is Scott #R461. It has a list value of 55c each. The 10c stamp is Scott #R467...

Stamps (Philately): documentaty stamps, american art glass, stiff cardboard
american art glass, stiff cardboard, revenue stamps: Marjorie, You could most easily sell your stamps on ebay.com. There is a category specific to United States Revenue Stamps. Take bright, clear photos and write up a detailed description. You may want to include the story of how you came to possess the...

Stamps (Philately): 2 pfennig Germania stamps dating
Stamps (Philately): 2 pfennig Germania stamps dating

Stamps (Philately): First day cover dt 26 jan 1950, valuer, prashant
valuer, prashant, fdc: Dear Viswanathan, Thanks for contacting me for your query. First of all I would like to inform you that I do not provide any information regarding valuation of any kind of philatelic material as I am not a valuer or dealer. For your information FDC of 26th...

Stamps (Philately): first day covers, stamps collectors, reply thanks
stamps collectors, reply thanks, mini sheets: Dear Shivam, GREETINGS from Nagpals. Glad to hear again. I know there is one collector in Kolkata,Rishi Swaroop Singhania aajhiaaj@ymail.com who is collecting items similar to what you are collecting. You may like to contact him, you may give my reference....

Stamps (Philately): franklin one cent stamp, franklin green, jiggle
franklin green, jiggle, watermarks: Hi,This is a 331(1908) or 374(1910), it is based on watermarks and may be impossible to identify the watermark with a single stamp. They both come in a SE( straight edge ) condition. They have a value of .40 and .25 respectfully. I hope this helps you. If...

Stamps (Philately): Glue and printing, blackbook, yorktown
blackbook, yorktown, glue: Hi Edward, Thanks for the question, Edward, Without a picture it is a little difficult to say. I have seen many stamps with the gum on only part of the stamp, this is usually caused by either a paper splice that has come apart or from a misfeed of the sheets...

Stamps (Philately): gripper cracks, tension cracks, stamp subjects
tension cracks, stamp subjects, scott catalogue: Hello John, Thanks for your question. The best way to answer what are gripper tracks is to quote PNC Glossary: A form of plate variety that occurs along the top or bottom row of stamp subjects on a printing plate. Tension cracks occur on printing...

Stamps (Philately): Help me to identify this stamp, catalogue value, webter
catalogue value, webter, question thanks: No problem.What you have is a 1903 10c Daniel Webter stamp, Scott #307. In its present condition it has a catalogue value of $3.00. I hope this helps,any other question on this stamp just send me another question. Thanks for the picture its is far better than...

Stamps (Philately): Identify Stamps, austrian stamps, definitive stamps
austrian stamps, definitive stamps, catalog value: Hi Andrew, let s start with the stamp from Argentina. It is not at all a fake ! This stamp is part of a series of definitive stamps issued on Jan. 11th 1862. According to the German Michel catalog the green 10 Centavos stamp is the number 6 II of Argentina....

Stamps (Philately): Indian persoanlities, dr rajendra prasad, prashant pandya
dr rajendra prasad, prashant pandya, sardar vallabhbhai patel: Hi Bhumika, Once again thanks for your query. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Zubin Mehta, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Swami Vivekananda, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Rajiv Gandhi, K. S. Thimayya, Swami Sivananda, Emperor Shershah Suri, Buddha, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Zail...

Stamps (Philately): interrevenue stamp, revenue stamps, orange yellow
revenue stamps, orange yellow, r23: Hello David, Thanks for your question. Revenue stamps were used as a form of receipt for goods received or services rendered. That particular stamp you have is Scott #R23 and it was issued between 1862 and 1871. It has a list value today of 50c. ...

Stamps (Philately): jame dean none perfated, american art glass, jame dean
american art glass, jame dean, halloween costumes: willian gray, The 1996 32¢ James Dean Pane of 20 without perforations has a current estimated retail value of $1,500. If you wish to sell it, you should seriously consider a public stamp auction, where both dealers and collectors bid for the same stamps....

Stamps (Philately): James Dean Stamps, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Debbie, The current catalog (retail) value for the 1996 James Dean issue full pane of 20 stamps in mint condition is $20. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): very large margin, catalog value, margins
catalog value, margins, thanks for your time: Hi Kent, Thanks for the question, Kent, unfortunately it is not that unusual to have a stamp with one large margin. Even if the other margins are fairly uniform, most collectors would not pay any premium for it, and others would not want it because of the...

Stamps (Philately): Liberty Stamp, margin copy, purple line
margin copy, purple line, perforations: Hi Alan, Thanks for the question, Alan from your description it sounds like it is just a normal margin copy of this stamp (Scott cat# 1035), it is not unusual to have an inking line in the margin. If your stamp had 2 rows of perforations and then part of...

Stamps (Philately): newspaper and periodicals postage, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Robert, You are describing a 19th century large format newspaper issue. There were four different versions of the 5¢ denomination issued between 1865 and 1881: PR1, PR4, PR5 and PR8. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples of each range in value between $225...

Stamps (Philately): postcard postage, american art glass, stationery envelopes
american art glass, stationery envelopes, eblems: Bob, What you have are cut squares from postal stationery envelopes issued in 1893. Postal stationery envelopes first appeared in 1853 and continue to be issued today. Because entire envelopes are bulky and do not readily fit into stamp albums, many...

Stamps (Philately): Revenue Stamp, american art glass, revenue stamps
american art glass, revenue stamps, halloween costumes: Amy, Your revenue stamps are from 1954 and are designated Scott number R680. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples in unused condition are valued at $55 each. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American...

Stamps (Philately): Schermack perfs, vending machines, scott catalogue
vending machines, scott catalogue, best bet: I m not sure if I can help you. I do collect Schermack vending machines and I thought that collecting the stamps that were used would be a great idea,I even tried to get a roll to put in my machines. As it turns out I to had looked in Scotts and noticed no...

Stamps (Philately): scott 627, sesquicentennial, panes
sesquicentennial, panes, one of my favorites: Hello John, Thanks for your question. That particular stamp has always been one of my favorites. The 2c Sesquicentennial Expo issue is Scott #627 and it was first issued on May 10, 1926. The stamps were printed from plates of 200 and then broken down...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #7 error?, moon curve, dark half
moon curve, dark half, half moon: Hi Lou, Thanks for the question, Lou, Because this curl in hair variety has such an extremely subtle difference from the normal copy it is impossible for me to say without being able to inspect it close up. I did find an example of it online on a very...

Stamps (Philately): Special covers, indian personalities, delcampe net
indian personalities, delcampe net, ebay: Hi, Once again thanks for your query. You may contact those dealers listed on the website www.indianphilately.net for your requirements of stamps or any philatelic material. Also you can find stamps on www.ebay.com and/or www.delcampe.net. Alternately you...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp error, thin purple line, mary cassatt
thin purple line, mary cassatt, aps: The stamp is real cool and the picture was great. I do not collect errors/freaks, but delayed in answering your question until I talk to a couple of people who run auctions. They both said they have not seen this error and doubt it would add much value. If...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp location in album, whatever your reason, stamp co
whatever your reason, stamp co, degree line: Is my infancy in stamp collecting showing ? ; Luke, Yes it is. Whether hinged or NH, this stamp is worth less than 50c so it s not going to ruin you financially by hinging it! But if you don t want to use a hinge for whatever your reason, then...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, face value: Anita, The $2 bill was re-introduced in 1976 after a ten year hiatus, and to mark the occasion a 13 cent Eagle and Shield stamp was affixed to some new bills and cancelled with the 1976 date. The presence of the stamp does not really add much (if any)...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, georgia o keeffe, collecting stamps
georgia o keeffe, collecting stamps, mint condition: Hello again Lisa, Thanks for your follow up. That stamp has always been one of my favorites. It is Scott #3069 and it was issued on May 23, 1996. It was printed in sheets of 90 and broken down into panes of 15 for general sale to the public. A sheet...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, catalog value, scott catalog
catalog value, scott catalog, book of stamps: Hi Karim, Thanks for the question, Karim, there are actually 4 different stamps that look just like yours. But I was able to count the perfs (holes)and compared it to some I have. Yours appear to be the perf 11 variety, these are listed in the Scott Catalog...

Stamps (Philately): stamps&oldletters, american art glass, online auction site
american art glass, online auction site, space stamps: Tony Shaw, The best venue to find a buyer is the online auction site ebay.com. There is a category for worldwide stamp collections. I recommend taking several photos, describe the collection as best you can, and start the auction with a low opening bid....

Stamps (Philately): stuck mint stamps, american art glass, mint stamps
american art glass, mint stamps, halloween costumes: John, Unfortunately there is no solution for unsticking mint stamps that preserves the full value. For rare plate blocks, a (larger) sweat box is best. Better to have disturbed gum than a thin. For common plate blocks, I d say turn them into postage,...

Stamps (Philately): Susan B Anthony 3 cent Scott #784, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Dale, Because the change in color appears uneven across the face of the stamp, it looks to have been caused by a reaction resulting from contact with a strong chemical agent. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): can't find information on these marks, perforated initials, big trouble
perforated initials, big trouble, perf: Hi Joshua, It is a perf-in, which is an abbreviation used in the hobby for Perforated Initials . They were used by businesses as an anti-theft device. If an employee would steal the perfin stamps and use them privately, they would be in big trouble!...

Stamps (Philately): U S Savings stamps, world war 2, mint state
world war 2, mint state, postal savings: Hi Gary, These are rather common, but if in perfect condition, meaning mint state, with full original gum and never hinged, they vary in value depending on which ones you have. There are War Savings and just Savings and Postal Savings . Which...

Stamps (Philately): unused 1 cent postal card, postal card, scott catalog
postal card, scott catalog, catalog value: Kevin, Your postal card was issued in early 1898 and in very fine condition has a catalog value of $40.00. Your card has several obvious condition issues: a bend, a corner fold, several punctures of some kind, a small tear, and a couple of stains. The...

Stamps (Philately): Unusual lincoln stamp?, american art glass, old stamps
american art glass, old stamps, halloween costumes: Sandra, The Lincoln stamp you describe is Scott number 1114, issued February, 1959. The other stamps you list are also from the 1950 s. All are common stamps, valued at 25 cents apiece (the minimum value for any stamp in the Scott catalog). You can...

Stamps (Philately): Value of Franked enve;poes, postal stationery society, united postal stationery society
postal stationery society, united postal stationery society, ebay: US pre-stamped envelopes are covered in bits and pieces. postalstationery.com has color pictures in their on-line store. jobi.bizhosting.com has a large variety of price lists with some educational content as well as archived articles. The Scott catalog...

Stamps (Philately): Value of Liechtenstein stamps, collecting stamps, catalog value
collecting stamps, catalog value, scott catalog: Ahmad, I am surprised that anyone would bid on any collection without having a rough idea of the catalog value. I do not know of any simple formula for relating the face value of Liechtenstein stamps to catalog value, but my guess is that the catalog...

Stamps (Philately): War book and stamps, old stamps, savings bonds
old stamps, savings bonds, war book: Hello Wendy, Thanks for your question. I need you to do a follow up and include a scan or description of the stamp you have. There are several that fit the general picture you listed. Some of those stamps are quite collectible. When I get that...

Stamps (Philately): Webster 15 cents with extra perf., paper fibers, educated guess
paper fibers, educated guess, thin section: Hi Selva, Thanks for the question. Selva, without actually being able to closely examine the stamp the best I can do is take an educated guess as to how this happened. I suspect this happened in one of two ways. It either started during the paper production,...

Stamps (Philately): William G. Ramsay Stamp Collection, poor quality paper, autograph manuscript
poor quality paper, autograph manuscript, dupont family: Joyce, These are all common stamps - and you have them all misidentified, and none are worth more than a few dollars (all 4 together are worth less than $5.). Yes, I know who John Dupont was, and the Dupont family was important, but a relative s signature,...

Stamps (Philately): 1934-61 US Duck stamps, federal duck stamp, american art glass
federal duck stamp, american art glass, duck stamps: Cristen, The typical use of a federal duck stamp is for the individual hunter to affix the stamp to a duck hunting license and then sign across the face of the stamp in ink. Duck stamps are valued either unused with no signature and full gum on the back,...

Stamps (Philately): 25 Cent Savings Stamps, war savings stamps, deceased mother
war savings stamps, deceased mother, postal savings: Hello Don, Thanks for your question. First, my condolences on the loss of your mom. My mom passed away in 2005 and I miss her a lot and still think of her daily. As for the stamps, you have either war savings stamps or postal savings stamps. Both...

Stamps (Philately): 4 vs. 6 blocks, mint stamps, plate blocks
mint stamps, plate blocks, scott catalogue: Hi, I am not a big collector of plate blocks,I need all my money to just buy quality singles. What I can tell you is plate blocks are priced in Scotts as blocks of 4. The trend to is to collect larger blocks of stamps with plate numbers because they are harder...

Stamps (Philately): 613 indentification, height measurement, plate printing
height measurement, plate printing, rotary press: Well, there are several characteristics to differentiate them, none of which you will find in the catalogs, but I ll share them; 1. flat plate-printed stamps usually have set-off ink on the back, rotary-printed stamps do not; 2. rotary-printed stamps...

Stamps (Philately): america on guard stamps and first issue postcards, postal cards, postal savings
postal cards, postal savings, stamp dealer: Hi Hallie, Thanks for your question. The value in what you have is in the stamps themselves. Those America On Guard stamps are called postal savings stamps. People would buy them and place them on a card or placard at home. They could be redeemed...

Stamps (Philately): American stamps, revenue stamps, american stamps
revenue stamps, american stamps, catalog value: Hi Martin, Thanks for the question. Martin, the stamps you have are known as revenue stamps, these were used to pay taxes on various documents and other items. Although these are very old (around the 1870 s), they are still pretty common. I wish I had better...

Stamps (Philately): One cent McKinley postcard, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, postal cards: Randolph, Postal cards are essentially paper product, so any kind of water based cleaner will cause the fibers to weaken and warp. Dust will wipe off with a dry rag, but unfortunately there is no solution for freshening a card that shows aging from exposure....

Stamps (Philately): Two cents bank check stamp, american art glass, revenue stamps
american art glass, revenue stamps, halloween costumes: Laura, The most common version of the 2¢ orange bank check revenue stamps are valued at 35 cents apiece. There may be some value to the checks themselves as ephemera, but that is outside my expertise. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Cyprriot stamps, Cyprus stamps valuations, Cyprus first day covers
Cyprus stamps valuations, Cyprus first day covers, price of Cyprus stamps: Dear Nassos Thank you for your question. I do have an excel spreadsheet which breaks down all of the stamps and covers issued during each year from 1880 up to present date. Each decade is on an individual sheet and the values are taken from Stanley Gibbons...

Stamps (Philately): Essex letter Express stamp, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, knowledgeable member: Bill, Yes, in fact there are cases where the forgery becomes even more valuable that the original stamp. My expertise is limited when it comes to locals, thus I am unable to give you an answer on your particular reprint. I recommend contacting the Carriers...

Stamps (Philately): first day of issue, american art glass, benjamin moore paint
american art glass, benjamin moore paint, hannibal mo: Frank, An unaddressed 1972 Tom Sawyer First Day Cover is valued at $2.50. Addressed covers are valued far less by first day cover collectors. You may be able to find a buyer on ebay.com. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): first day of issue envelopes, 10c, free resource
10c, free resource, envelopes: Hi Terry, Do not overly concern yourself with the value of these covers. It is very little. They are modern FDCs and even if cacheted (printed pictures on the envelope) and are not addressed, the value you might get offered from a dealer would be...

Stamps (Philately): Found Stamps, rare stamps, stamp dealer
rare stamps, stamp dealer, holy bible: Hello Tyler, Thanks for your question. My area of expertise is in United States postage. However, I think I( may be able to steer you in the right direction. First, the only assistance to the foreign stamp you mention is that it is from Poland (Polska....

Stamps (Philately): gold stamps, dave thanks, collectors society
dave thanks, collectors society, private companies: hi Dave, Thanks for your question. It s one that comes up often and is good to review. Gold replica stamps were issued by private companies in an attempt to cash in on the popularity of stamp collecting. Gold replica stamps were never issued by the...

Stamps (Philately): Golden Replicas of US Stamps, american art glass, grand niece
american art glass, grand niece, halloween costumes: Bernie, Gold replicas of stamps were not issued by the post office, but rather by private companies seeking to profit from the hobby of stamp collecting. They are not catalogued and their value is speculative in nature. I ve seen these combination stamp/replica...

Stamps (Philately): Harford County Stamps, harford county, sports cards
harford county, sports cards, right direction: Hello Jason, Thanks for your question. You need to do a follow up and mark it private and I will then be able to give you my contact information. I could meet you somewhere publicly (such as a library) and we could discuss what you have. Thanks...

Stamps (Philately): help, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Charitty, I recommend getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to take a look at your holdings. Such a person can guide you as to which pieces show the most promise, and...

Stamps (Philately): postage stamp, mylar foil, cape hatteras
mylar foil, cape hatteras, gold stamp: Ethan, Thank you for including a picture. Your cover is of interest to collectors of the light house theme. First day of issue, aka First day cover, collectors prefer their items to not have an address. These lovely covers are an artificial collectable...

Stamps (Philately): pre stamped evenlopes, catalog value, white buffalo
catalog value, white buffalo, uv light: Lacking a picture, I am guessing you have the prolific 22 cent bison envelope. Wholesale is about 15 cents, still worth 22 cents if used for postage (remember to add the appropriate amount of additional postage. A variety or two has some value on the collectables...

Stamps (Philately): scott 610, 611, 613, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, rotary press: John, 1. No. 610 and 611 are both flat plate issues, the difference being that 610 is perforated, and 611 was issued without perforations. 2. The design used to print 610 and 613 are identical, but the printing methods differ. The rotary press 613...

Stamps (Philately): Sheet of Graf Zeppelin Stamps, graf zeppelin stamps, balloon pilot
graf zeppelin stamps, balloon pilot, david weston: Hello David, the stamp has been issued on February 6th 1992 to celebrate the 75th death anniversary of Graf Zeppelin. You are right, the 165 means the face value of 1 Mark and 65 Pfennig. According to the German Michel stamp catalog, the current value of...

Stamps (Philately): sheet stamps, american art glass, online auction site
american art glass, online auction site, first man on the moon: Mike, All three stamp issues are common, which is the case for the majority of stamps issued in the era surrounding the 1970 s. Most sell for about face value at the online auction site ebay.com. The pre-canceled nativity issue sheet may yield the best...

Stamps (Philately): SHEETLET AND MINIATURE FIRST DAY COVERS, mail id, stamps collectors
mail id, stamps collectors, miniature sheets: Hi Shivam, Once again thanks for your follow up question. I suggest you to visit www.indianphilately.net where you can find list of all stamp dealers in India. You can contact them and inquire for your requirements. I also suggest you to register yourself...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection Sale & Single stamp question, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, auction galleries: Leslie D, It reads like you have a substantial collection to liquidate all at once, therefore you should seriously consider a public stamp auction, where both dealers and collectors bid for the same stamps. This insures you get the maximum value for your...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, revenue stamps, photo check
revenue stamps, photo check, revenue stamp: Dave, Without pictures I will do my best. 1) 1c Franklin on post card: probably from the 1902 series, in production until 1908, green, Franklin facing right, fancy frame. Valued at 30 cents on cover (or post card) 2) 2c Washington, internal rev-proprietary:...

Stamps (Philately): US stamps, old stamps, pony tail
old stamps, pony tail, stamp holder: The easy way to sell them would be on Ebay, the best way to find out what you have is to take them to a local stamp/coin store or look them up in a Scott s catalogue. It sound as if you have some Presidential Issue-1938 or some 1922-25 Regular issues. The...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, american art glass, valuable stamps
american art glass, valuable stamps, tape stains: Karim, The most valuable stamp on the stockcard appears to be the 8¢ Kans. overprint issue. If the stamp is in sound condition with original gum, it is valued between $72.50 and $145, depending on whether the stamp was previously hinged to an album page....

Stamps (Philately): STAMPS UNKNOWN, topical stamps, abbreviated text
topical stamps, abbreviated text, pictures of stamps: Dear Andrew, really difficult question and I can only provide a partial answer. The two stamps on top (orange and blue) seem to be from (South- ?)Korea. At least the writing at the bottom points into this direction. However, I also couldn t find the stamps...

Stamps (Philately): stuck mint stamps, virtual stamp club, mint stamps
virtual stamp club, mint stamps, cardboard holder: John, Sorry, but I have no secrets for doing this other than what you suggested - using a seat box. But even there, I have no personal experience with one. You should consider joining the Virtual Stamp Club where you can also seek advice from a wide reading...

Stamps (Philately): Value, revenue stamps, documentary stamps
revenue stamps, documentary stamps, stock transfer: Hi Calvin, Thanks for the question, Calvin, the stamps you have are known as revenue stamps. They were used to pay various taxes, The Stock Transfer stamps for (as it says) Stocks, and the Documentary stamps for various documents such as deeds, etc. I checked...

Stamps (Philately): Value of stamp mint sets, american art glass, definitive stamps
american art glass, definitive stamps, mint set: Bill, The Brookman stamp catalog places retail values of the sets at $22.50, $30.00, $14.50 and $17.50 respectively. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): War savings bond, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Roland, Filled and partially filled war savings booklets typically sell on ebay.com in the $5 range. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html and...

Stamps (Philately): $5.00 John Basset Moore Sheet Of 100 Mint Very Fine Never Hinged., american art glass, gum side
american art glass, gum side, john basset: Brian, The original 1966 untagged version is probably the better sheet to acquire. Natural gum breakers do not reduce the value of a stamp or sheet. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art...

Stamps (Philately): alexander grahm bell 13 cent stamp, alexander grahm bell, american art glass
alexander grahm bell, american art glass, currency note: Betty, The significance is that the 13 cent Bell and the $2 bill were both released in 1976, so some people thought it would make an interesting collectible to have a stamp issued in 1976 affixed to a currency note issued in 1976 and postmarked on the date...

Stamps (Philately): America's Fifty States Commemorative Covers Collections, state flags, assistance bill
state flags, assistance bill, hello bill: Hello Bill, Thanks for your question. It sounds like you have there an assortment of postal covers distributed by private companies. If the stamps are the ones with state flags on it, that series was issued in 1976. Each of the postal covers you have...

Stamps (Philately): American stamps, american stamps
american stamps: Hello Martin, Thanks for your question. The stamp you are asking about is Scott #552 and it was issued on January 17, 1923. It currently has a list value of 20c (U.S.). Thanks again for your question and let me know if I can be of any more help....

Stamps (Philately): appollo soyuz 1975, apollo soyuz, mail thanks
apollo soyuz, mail thanks, american cooperation: Judy, This is a Apollo Soyuz space test project, Russo-American cooperation, launched July 15. The sheets, as the case with all issues, are mass produced. The sheet can be bought for $4.50-7.00. I believe Russia also made a set of stamps and having both...

Stamps (Philately): Finding a dealer, mint sheets, australian stamps
mint sheets, australian stamps, quality collections: Hi Pamela, Make sure the dealer you contact is a member of a philatelic association such as CSDA, APS, ASDA, etc. Depending on the quality of your collection there would be 2 routes to go. Average quality collections are normally bought outright. High...

Stamps (Philately): International Tributes to Amer.Bi, american art glass, international tributes
american art glass, international tributes, halloween costumes: Robert, The very first place I would look is ebay.com. You may have to experiment with a variety of search keywords to find what you re looking for, but if the envelopes are out there, they are likely on ebay. Good luck! -Mark Leon I deal in...

Stamps (Philately): New potential oddity, vintage seed packets, scott catalog
vintage seed packets, scott catalog, color shift: Hi Kate, Thanks for the question, Kate, To be honest it took me a while to see the slight shift/double impression on the lower stamps. I had to enlarge the picture quite a bit just to barely make it out (see below for an easy way to do it). Without actually...

Stamps (Philately): Philatelics, philatelic foundation, s scott
philatelic foundation, s scott, differance: By the color, just as the catalog says. But I can t teach color in words. It s best to have examples. To me, #70 is more violet than lilac even though Scott does not say that exactly. This is about the best I can do. You can try going on websites that...

Stamps (Philately): purple Thomas Jefferson 3 cent stamp, thomas jefferson 3 cent stamp, postal rates
thomas jefferson 3 cent stamp, postal rates, endless supply: Janet, Without a picture I m assuming this is the one that says United States Postage in the upper right corner. This is a Scott # 807, this stamp paid the first class rate and postcards with added messages. This was a very popular stamp,87 billion produced,...

Stamps (Philately): Refugee Stamp/Ceylon, indian stamps, refugee relief
indian stamps, refugee relief, old stamps: Dear Gayle, Glad to know that you have some old stamps, you may not be a collector in the traditional language.The Indian stamp was issued in Dec 1971, was to be placed additionally on each article sent thru the Post office. It was for a surcharge to collect...

Stamps (Philately): stamp, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, hole type: Paula, A fault-free, eye-appealing example the 10 cent 1898 documentary battleship revenue issue, Scott R168, in unused condition with original gum is currently valued at $2.00 or $7.50, depending on whether the stamp has rouletted or hyphen-hole type perforations....

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, indian stamps
american philatelic society, indian stamps, collecting stamps: Prashant, Hi, I do believe this is a perfect age for young adults to start collecting stamps, this is about the time I started. There are several ways to help develop their interest. Through education they can be taught how stamps got started, the Stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, stamp collecting values
american philatelic society, stamp collecting values, indian stamps: Dear Sir, Stamp Collecting is a great project for a school assignment as it deals with geography, history, economics, topicals (birds, animals, famous people, presidents, etc). Depending on the complexity of the subject I think an appropriate age would...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, american philatelic scoiety
american philatelic society, american philatelic scoiety, indian stamps: Hi Prashant, In Australia, we used to have a similar policy regarding the living. The only exception was our Queen, however this policy changed a number of years ago. Now each year we have a set of stamps issued that are called living legends . cheers ...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, german philatelic society
american philatelic society, german philatelic society, indian stamps: Hi Prashant, in Germany too, persons are honored on stamps only if they are dead - with some small exceptions: the current president is allowed to be shown (but presidents don t do this any longer than the 1960s), the (German) pope, and one ex prime minister...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, american art glass
american philatelic society, american art glass, indian stamps: Prashant S Akerkar, 1) The US Postal Service has a policy of waiting five years after death (one year for former Presidents) before honoring an individual on a US postage stamp. 2) I disagree. The current policy of waiting five years gives us time to...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, indian stamps
american philatelic society, indian stamps, postal stationery: Dear Shri Prashant ji, Yes, normally stamps in India are issued on personalities who are not with us. There are a few exceptions such as of Dr M Visvesvaya, in 1957 and for a few Presidents when they left the Office. There are guidelines for issue of stamps...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection - Good Project Assignment Work ?, american philatelic society, stamp collecting values
american philatelic society, stamp collecting values, indian stamps: Dear Prashant, First of all I would like to inform you that I am very much in India and I am aware of rules in India for issuing postage stamps on personalities. Indian Govt. has made rule that stamps will not be issued on living personalities. I feel that...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, bluish paper, perfs
bluish paper, perfs, watermark: If it has no watermark, it can not be the real bluish paper (which is actually gray, not blue) because no unwatermarked stamp was ever issued on bluish paper. I always recommend to collectors that to learn how to correctly ID bluish paper, spend the money...

Stamps (Philately): Thrace, bulgarian origin, facebook
bulgarian origin, facebook, google: Hello Gayle Sadly, no - I know nothing about them. I did do a quick Google which led me to an image of a stamp that indicated to be it was of Bulgarian origin from the print I could see on it. (I work with a bunch of European translators during the day...

Stamps (Philately): u.s. 65 proof used?, american art glass, issue stamps
american art glass, issue stamps, halloween costumes: Stephen, Proofs are visibly sharper than regular issue stamps. If you could attach a photo of the item in question, I will be able to guide you. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass...

Stamps (Philately): Updates to Aristocrat Stamp Album Pages, american art glass, robert g bush
american art glass, robert g bush, halloween costumes: Robert G. Bush, Welcome back to the hobby! I m not aware of supplements for the album you describe, so you have a decision to make: 1) Continue the collection using blank pages, 2) Create your own album pages using specialized software or a general graphic...

Stamps (Philately): US 1622 error, random piece, best guess
random piece, best guess, efo: Hi George, Thanks for the question, George, without seeing the actual stamp/s it is a little difficult to tell exactly what you have. My best guess is that it is either underinked, or perhaps a random piece of paper was covering the area during printing...

Stamps (Philately): 1682-1892 3 cent stamp, columbus fleet, columbian exposition
columbus fleet, columbian exposition, souvenir sheets: Kim, Lacking more information, like country, color, description of the picture, perforation information, and condition information, I can only take a guess. USA: My guess is that you have a 3-cent green showing the Santa Maria , the flagship of Columbus...

Stamps (Philately): 1923 Harding Memorial Isssue Stamp Value, american art glass, harding memorial
american art glass, harding memorial, halloween costumes: Bev, Scott 611 is the imperforate version of the 1923 Harding memorial issue. A fault-free, eye-appealing unused example with full, original gum has a catalog (retail) value of $9.50. Postally used examples in top condition are valued at $4.00. -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): 1964 ...and the glow from that fire can truly light the world kennedy stam, mike thanks, hi mike
mike thanks, hi mike, stam: Bill, Thanks for the picture, but I can t help you. I only deal in United States material and have no catalogues on foreign stamps. You may want to send the question again and send it to someone who deals in foreign stamps. I am truly sorry that I can...

Stamps (Philately): #563d, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Ofer, The stamp pictured appears to be Scott 563 with most of the perforations trimmed off. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html and Halloween...

Stamps (Philately): Alexander Graham Bell 1st Day of Issue Stamp and Envelope, alexander graham bell, american art glass
alexander graham bell, american art glass, washington dc area: Craig, Your 3/10/1976 First Day Cover bearing Scott number 1683 has a current catalog (retail) value of $1.00. The US Postal Service officially canceled 662,515 First Day Covers on that day in Boston. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): BLUE RAG STOCK, wood pulp paper, rag stock
wood pulp paper, rag stock, paper stamps: Selina, If you are talking about US stamps, if the paper is obviously blue, it is a fake. The best way to determine if your stamps are on the so called blue paper is to send them to an expert service as you would need a certificate for proof. Your choices...

Stamps (Philately): cardboard stamp, german east africa, postal card
german east africa, postal card, perforations: Hi Thomas, Your scan is not very clear so I can t make out whether the stamp has perforations or not. If it does, then it was merely stuck to the card, and is an ordinary common stamp of the period (1880s, I think). If it has NO perfs, than it was surely...

Stamps (Philately): BLUE RAG STOCK, rag stock, current catalog
Stamps (Philately): BLUE RAG STOCK, rag stock, current catalog, black surface

Stamps (Philately): FLEETWOOD FIRST DAY PANEL CARDS, google search, proof card
google search, proof card, panel cards: Hello again Brian, Thanks for your follow up. The corrects date of issue for this stamp is October 13, 1981. The ones that have the postmark of 1980, (the bottom image), I have questions about. Many people change dates on postmarks in an attempt...

Stamps (Philately): gum, mint stamp, mint condition
mint stamp, mint condition, stamp collector: Hello John, Thanks for the question and welcome to this fun world of stamp collecting! The issue of gum vs. no gum is one that has been going on for a long time. I try to live by one simple philosophy. To be a mint stamp, it must have the original...

Stamps (Philately): postal cards..., postal cards, 1890s
postal cards, 1890s, 2c: Hello John, Thanks for your question. I wish I had better news but the market for postal cards has been relatively flat for the past several months. The postal cards you have there have little value. List value for each (used) would be only 2c to 3c...

Stamps (Philately): SCOTT ISSUE #2881 G stamp, american stamps, mint nh
american stamps, mint nh, luck mike: Brian, XF and gem kind of go hand in hand. What you paid($94) is basically the going price and yes most modern stamps are of great quality due to modern technology. You can have the sheet graded and if it comes back with a high to perfect score you may...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Value, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, knowledgeable member: Candy, There is a problem in that because stamp engravings were so expensive to make, the early Washington and Franklin designs were used multiple times to create numerous different stamp issues. Many of these stamps differ from each other in very subtle...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, american art glass, harding memorial
american art glass, harding memorial, halloween costumes: Filmon, The new photo is clearer and shows a sharp impression on the left stamp, which indicates the flat plate printing method. My opinion is that the left stamp is also and example of Scott 610. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Tom Sawyer .08 stamp, scott catalog, color shift
scott catalog, color shift, efo: Hi Gary, Thanks for the question, Gary, I m afraid without a picture it is difficult to give an accurate estimate. This issue is well known to collectors of EFO s (Errors, freaks and oddities) for it poor color alignment. I have seen shift range from no...

Stamps (Philately): twice used cover, civil war period, postmark
civil war period, postmark, pilgrim: Hi Stephen, Turned or used twice covers were fairly common during the Civil War period, particularly in the South, where acute paper shortages occurred. They are also sometimes seen in the 1840 (pre-stamp) to 1870 period, but are rarely seen after...

Stamps (Philately): USA stamp stationery, value of stamps, space fillers
value of stamps, space fillers, stamp labels: Keith, Your items are CTS, cut to shape. This was popular for a short time. Common material CTS has no value but then common material in a nice large full corner has little value. Extremely valuable material CTS is popular as space fillers and may reach...

Stamps (Philately): 111867 3 cent stamp (Bgrill)?, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Jessica, Grilled issues need to be examined in person by an experienced philatelist in order to determine the grill type, size and authenticity (since many stamps with fake grills exist). The only determination that can be made from the photo is that the...

Stamps (Philately): 11867 3 cent stamp (Bgrill)?, million to one, 10 million
million to one, 10 million, stamps: Hi Jessica, There are only 5 B grill stamps known and they all came off of the same cover and are well-documented, which means that the odds of you owning a genuine B grill are probably 10 million to one. However, without being able to see a clear...

Stamps (Philately): 13 cent Centennial of Sound Rdecording, 300 dpi, printing errors
300 dpi, printing errors, issue one: Hi Steve, so far I m not aware of varieties - at least there are no regular variants. However, this doesn t mean, that there are no printing errors etc. Can you send a scan of the item ? Please use high resolution (at least 300 dpi). You can also send...

Stamps (Philately): 1864 George Washington Revenue, reputable person, revenue stamp
reputable person, revenue stamp, person organization: Hi James, Thanks for the question Unfortunately , there s not much I can tell you without a scan. There are a quite a few stamps that fit your description, some are pretty common, and the values range from $1 to $100 s. As for the signature, I am not an...

Stamps (Philately): 1867 3 cent stamp (Bgrill)?, american philatelic society, professional stamp experts
american philatelic society, professional stamp experts, philatelic foundation: Hi Jessica, Thanks for the question, Jessica, I m afraid it is impossible to positively identify this stamp from a photo (from the photo it looks like a normal scott #64, I can t even see a grill), it requires very close inspection. I m not sure who told...

Stamps (Philately): 1st day of issue envelopes, issue stamps, stamp issue
issue stamps, stamp issue, correct combination: Randy, Although not as popular as they once were, First Day Covers do have some value. Value is determined by the country, the stamp issue, the cachet maker, and whether it is addressed. Current collecting preference is for NO ADDRESS. The cachet maker...

Stamps (Philately): 2c red george washington at least 1870 or older, revenue stamps, postage stamps
revenue stamps, postage stamps, hi matthew: Hi Matthew, Your stamps are Revenue stamps, not postage stamps, and they ARE listed in the Scott Catalog. Your photo is too fuzzy for me to identify the stamps by catalog number, but if you can put up a clear picture of the stamps, I can ID them for you....

Stamps (Philately): 3 cent Washington stamps, condition thanks, perforations
condition thanks, perforations, newburyport: Hi Cindy, Thanks for your follow up with scans. The top two stamps (the ones without perforations appear to be Scott #11, issued in 1855. These stamps carry a list value of $15.00 in used condition. The bottom two stamps (the two with perforations)...

Stamps (Philately): a coded stamp enigma lol, marble bust, luck mike
marble bust, luck mike, garble: Cody, I am sorry that I am answering this late I am on vacation and forgot to set it up in the Allexperts file. I only know about US material and the Lincoln stamps are only worth a couple of dollars, so I hope you won t be giving them too much in value.Good...

Stamps (Philately): embossed envelopes, scott catalog, dear bill
scott catalog, dear bill, catalog numbers: Shawn, The key to these is the width of the 6 at its widest point, measured in millimeters. The envelopes in your picture are Scott Type U2 and are one of these catalog numbers: 6 1/2 mm wide is UC3 6 mm wide is UC4 5 1/2 mm wide is UC5. ...

Stamps (Philately): music on mozart stamps, vincent post office, natural trumpet
vincent post office, natural trumpet, music study: Hello George, the details of the instruments shown on the Fujeira Mozart stamps are not very clear visible. Hence there are some concerns in exactly determine it. Here is, what collectors from the Philatelic Music Study Group have stated: 30 DH: Two instruments...

Stamps (Philately): Music on stamps, don giovanni, berlin germany
don giovanni, berlin germany, st michel: Hello George, thank you for your question: The score on the St.Vincent stamp unfortunately is not identified - as I mentioned in my answer to your last question. Based on your last question we again started some investigation and we think we have found...

Stamps (Philately): Music on stamps, philatelic exhibit, music bars
philatelic exhibit, music bars, french polynesia: Hello George, this is my follow up on your question. The notations on the stamps are identified as follows: 1) Belgium b588 and b790: Sonata for Violin and Piano (KV 6) 2) Shqiptare (Albania) 2385-7: Overture of Cosi fan tutte 3) French Polynesia...

Stamps (Philately): Older pre-stamped envelopes and postcards, postal stationery, blue on the bottom
postal stationery, blue on the bottom, time joan: Hello again Joan, Thanks for the follow up. Sorry about the delay in answering--I was away for a few days for vacation. As for identifying your two items---success!!!The 10c postal card is Scott #UX59 and it was issued on June 10, 1971. It has a list...

Stamps (Philately): polska stamps 1945, american philatelic society, american stamp
american philatelic society, american stamp, stamp dealer: Hi Mark, These are common stamps of the period from POLAND, and likely would have some value to a collector, but I suspect not too much. Perhaps there is a local stamp club in your area you could contact? Or a local dealer? You can always search the...

Stamps (Philately): pre stamped envelopes, class letters, face value
class letters, face value, 2c: Well, Gloria, Without a more detailed description and without a picture, I can only take a guess. These are probably round stamps or oval stamps without borders. The 1 1/2c brown round stamp type dates from the 1925s and the oval from the 1950s. The...

Stamps (Philately): stamp collection, independent appraisers, wholesale values
independent appraisers, wholesale values, dealer organizations: Pat, First decide what type of appraisal you need. Insurance appraisal, retail value, wholesale value, tax man s idea of value, or do you really want an offer of purchase? The collection needs to be well organized. There will be an appraisal fee for...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps I found in a storage i bought at aution, american art glass, scott catalogs
american art glass, scott catalogs, halloween costumes: Mary, I believe you are referring to the $2.40 United States stamp issued July 20th, 1989. It has a current catalog (retail) value of $4.75 in mint condition, or $2.00 in postally used condition. You can look up the value of all your stamps at your local...

Stamps (Philately): telegram from india, veteran collector, telegraph service
veteran collector, telegraph service, history collectors: Hi Jigish, Thanks for contacting me for your query. Telegraph Services in India will be closed from 15th July. Certainly it will be an important date for Postal History collectors. Post and Telegraph are now separate organisations, and we can t find any interesting...

Stamps (Philately): War savings stamps, war savings stamps, war bonds
war savings stamps, war bonds, allexperts: Arnold, War savings stamps were redeemable in the form of US treasury war certificates, defense bonds, or war bonds. These days they are just a collectable with no redemsion. The ones you have are valued at .50 and 1.10 respectfully. They are 70 years...

Stamps (Philately): 1933-1935, american art glass, left hand corner
american art glass, left hand corner, halloween costumes: Pete, There are two versions of the Farley imperforate sheets of 25. The first is the 1933 issue, and the second is the special printing of 1935. The image you provided is very obviously the special printing version of the Dearborn, given the large top...

Stamps (Philately): 1935 Scott Album, american art glass, scott catalogs
american art glass, scott catalogs, halloween costumes: Peter Halferty, I cannot begin to guess the value of the stamps in the albums from the views of the covers, but you can look up the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs...

Stamps (Philately): i have 3 stamps, herman melville, peice
herman melville, peice, us flag: Hi Melissa, Thanks for the question, Melissa, I have been collecting/dealing in United States Errors for approximately 25 years, and have not heard or seen of an error as you describe on this issue (I believe you are describing Scott Cat# 1338F or 1338G)...

Stamps (Philately): 5 cent Red faced,George Washington stamp, american art glass, american tract society
american art glass, american tract society, holy wedlock: Mary Lancaster, The stamp you describe is a revenue issue, specifically Scott number R27. It was used between 1862 and 1871 to show that the federal tax was paid of whatever document to which is was affixed. There were four versions of R27 issued: imperforate,...

Stamps (Philately): US Apollo Soyuz Space Issue Stamps Missing Color Red, apollo soyuz, mint stamps
apollo soyuz, mint stamps, issue stamps: Hi Mae, Thanks for the question, Mae, The normal Apollo Soyuz stamp you are referring to is listed in the Scott Catalog as # s 1569 & 1570 or 1570a for the pair. The Scott Catalog lists the yellow omitted error as 1570d with a list price of $900. There is...

Stamps (Philately): Documentary Stamps, documentary stamps, revenue stamps
documentary stamps, revenue stamps, r232: Hello again Dennis, Thanks for the follow up with pictures. Each of the stamps you have there have a list value of 20c each. The 1c is Scott #R228, the 2c is Scott #R229 and the 5c is Scott #R232. These stamps were first issued in 1917. Thanks...

Stamps (Philately): 1935 Scott Album, rule of thumb, s 70
Stamps (Philately): 1935 Scott Album, rule of thumb, s 70, face value

Stamps (Philately): George Washington 2c Playing Card (Unmarked), yankee fan, dwight eisenhower
yankee fan, dwight eisenhower, baltimore orioles: Hello Michael, Thanks for your question. also, greetings from central Maryland, home of The Baltimore Orioles. Have to tease you a bit on case you are a NY Yankee fan! Saying that, I still think the Yankees are the better team overall. Okay--let...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln 15 C. ( Waffel ) No. 22 ( 11:14 / No. 22 WV ) ???, american philatelic society, american art glass
american philatelic society, american art glass, philatelic foundation: Mietek, It would probably not surprise you to learn that no one will accept your stamp as Scott 85F without an expert opinion from either the American Philatelic Society or the Philatelic Foundation. If you are convinced of the grill size, your next step...

Stamps (Philately): mackinac brbridge, mackinac bridge authority, states steel corporation
mackinac bridge authority, states steel corporation, united states steel corporation: Hi John, Thanks for your question. As for value, I can only attest to the first day stamp on the papers. It is Scott #1109 and it was issued on September 25, 1928. The stamp itself, with that cancellation has a list value of $1.00. Now---as for the...

Stamps (Philately): music on stamps, fugue in c major, exsultate jubilate
fugue in c major, exsultate jubilate, fugue in c: Hello George, Hungary 1991: The music on the s/s is from Mozart s own index of his works, showing the first notes of different compositions. From the top: 1) 1st aria from The Magic Flute 2) First notes of the overture La Clemence de Titus 3) First...

Stamps (Philately): Olympics 1980 postal Card, american art glass, olympics 1980
american art glass, olympics 1980, halloween costumes: Peter Halferty, Your two postal cards are UX80 and UXC18. The current catalog values are 60 cents and $1.25 apiece respectively. I normally recommend donations to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, because they can earn merit badges for stamp collecting, but...

Stamps (Philately): Picture of stamp page, american art glass, candy candy
american art glass, candy candy, halloween costumes: Candy, What you have pictured are not stamps, but rather labels made to look like stamps. They were packaged with beginner stamp albums such as those purchased for children. The idea was that, even without stamps, the recipient could immediately begin...

Stamps (Philately): Plate number on American inventors 1983, american art glass, american inventors
american art glass, american inventors, halloween costumes: Mihajlo Knezev, I don t know that specific information, but I can point you in the direction of an organization that will know the answer. I recommend contacting the The American Plate Number Single Society at: www.apnss.org Good luck! -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): Plate numbering sc #2055-2058, american inventors, number combinations
american inventors, number combinations, printing sheet: Hi Mihajlo, Thanks for the follow-up. Mihajlo, my source for the different numbers and different combinations is the 2012 Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog. After recounting them, there is actually only 41 different combinations (I missed that there...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Cards, reply cards, postal cards
reply cards, postal cards, mint card: Hello Wendy, Thanks for your question. Postal cards are a single card where you would write your message and then send it off to whomever you addressed it to. A postal reply card is similar--you have an attached postal card to the one you are sending....

Stamps (Philately): Scott #1426 Missouri 150th Statehood Stamp with error.., thomas hart benton, raytown mo
thomas hart benton, raytown mo, efo: Hi Shane, The error on these stamps is known as a color misregistration (more commonly called a color shift). This would have occurred because it required more than one pass through the printing press, so on one of the subsequent passes the colors were slightly...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Error from approx 1966, catalog value, auction firm
catalog value, auction firm, stamp auction: Hi Sherri, thanks for the question, Sherri, Although I haven t seen this particular error (keep reading), I have seen many errors on the old embossed envelopes. Most are not very valuable, but I believe what you have is listed in the Scott United States...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Values, stamp catalog, stamp catalogue
stamp catalog, stamp catalogue, stamp dealer: Hi Robert, there are 2 blocks with 9 John Lennon stamps each, issued by Chad on May 15th, 1996. I don t have a stamp catalog with LB& number to check which of these is #1484. The latest values from German MICHEL stamp catalog are - 11 Euro for the block...

Stamps (Philately): value, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, state flags: Candice, You can attach digital photos to questions asked here, but it reads like you have the 1976 bicentennial issue of 50 different state flags, denominated 13 cents. They have a catalog (retail) value of $17.50 in mint condition, or $15.00 in used...

Stamps (Philately): value washington stamp, neb, harding
neb, harding, elaine: Elaine, Without a picture I couldn t tell what you have except for the description you gave me, which narrows it down to 20 stamps. Usually used stamps have very little value, but there is some interest by collectors to collect postage from certain states/cities....

Stamps (Philately): Washington 2cent stamp, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, answer mark: Gary, There are many different stamp issues that depict Washington and are denominated two cents. If you could provide a clear, sharp digital photo of the stamps, I will be able to narrow down the identification and provide an answer. -Mark Leon ...

Stamps (Philately): Us #125, grills, odds
grills, odds, presence: Only five certified used #125 s exist. It is relatively easy to press out the 1869 grills leaving no trace of the grill, so your odds of having a #125 are probably 5,000 to 1 but you MUST get the stamp expertized to really know for sure. Here is one service...

Stamps (Philately): 2 cent washington stamp, scott catalog, perf
scott catalog, perf, coils: I do not understand why you haven t found any info? Do you own a Scott catalog? The U.S. Specialized catalog contains lots of info which would help you to figure this stamp out. It is a coil stamp, issued sometime after 1912 (which is the year that particular...

Stamps (Philately): 2 cent washington stamp, american art glass, perforated initials
american art glass, perforated initials, halloween costumes: B, No, the extra holes are perforated initials, or perfins . Perfins were typically the initials of a business and sometimes took the form of a stylized logo. Before Pitney-Bowes machines, businesses purchased stamps from the post office just like everyone...

Stamps (Philately): 2c Washington 554d i Hope, perf gauge, franklins
perf gauge, franklins, flea markets: Brett, This appears to be a very common stamp, but can not be positively identified from a scan because there are multiple possible ID depending on the perf gauge and they type of printing (flat or rotary), so you need first of all to measure the perf...

Stamps (Philately): 3 cent postcards, postal cards, postal card
postal cards, postal card, condition thanks: Hello again Beverly, Thanks for the follow up with a scan of the postal card. The postal car you have there is Scott #UX46 and it was first issued on August 1, 1958. It has a list value today of 50c in mint condition. Thanks again for your question...

Stamps (Philately): us #394, certificate states, documention
certificate states, documention, straight edge: Hi Offer, Thanks for the question. Offer as the certificate states, this is a used copy of Scott #304. This is listed in Scott Cat. with a value of $2.25, unfortunately with the straight edge (less desirable), and toning (a discoloration of the paper, which...

Stamps (Philately): one cent Kestral stamp, face value, roberta
face value, roberta, post office: Hello Roberta, Thanks for your question. The 1c stamp that you are talking about is considered a fairly common definitive. Their list value is just the face value of the stamp (1c). Wish I had better news for you. Thanks again for your question...

Stamps (Philately): US Coil Scott # 1908-varities?, plate number coils, plate number coil
plate number coils, plate number coil, fire pumper: hi Don, Thanks for the question, Don, as you noticed people list plate number coils (PNC) a variety of ways, but the 2 main things are the length of the strip and of course the number. They are usually described as PNC3 #2 for a strip of 3 with the number...

Stamps (Philately): Elvis Presley sheet, elvis stamp, elvis presley
elvis stamp, elvis presley, mint condition: Hello Steve, Thanks for your question. The Elvis stamp you are asking about is Scott #2721 and it was issued on January 8, 1993. A sheet of 40 stamps, in mint condition, has a list value today of $40.00. Thanks again for your question and let me...

Stamps (Philately): Energy Conservation Stamp, conservation stamp, plate blocks
conservation stamp, plate blocks, catalog value: Hi George, Thanks for the question, George, you are correct, what you have is a color misregistration, or more commonly called a color shift error. The black is shifted slightly up and left on your copy. The catalog# for a normal copy is #1547, but they...

Stamps (Philately): Excise tax stamp, cigarette excise tax, e s j van dam
cigarette excise tax, e s j van dam, bridgenorth ontario: Hi John, For some reason I misplaced my revenue catalog as I am in the process of moving. you can contact them directly: Mailing Address: E.S.J. van Dam Ltd. P.O. Box 300, Bridgenorth, Ontario, Canada K0L 1H0 Email: erlingvandam@gmail.com ...

Stamps (Philately): George Washington green 3 cent stamp, tin type, old tin
tin type, old tin, four corners: Hello Debi, Thanks for your question. With you good description, I knew exactly the stamp you are inquiring about. The stamp you have there is Scott #R16 and it was part of a series that was issued between 1862-1871. It has a list value of $4.50...

Stamps (Philately): Indian stamp, stamps collector, old stamps
stamps collector, old stamps, ebay: Dear Melvyn, Glad to know that you have inherited some stamps. I didn t find the picture of the stamp you are talking about.A stamp may be worth anything or could be negligible too. Some of the 100 years old stamps are worth only a fraction of Euro some...

Stamps (Philately): Mars Pathfinder collectors framed stamp, american art glass, mars pathfinder
american art glass, mars pathfinder, space memorabilia: Anne, The stamp is valued at $6.00, but I have no idea what value is added by the rest. I would pose your question to an expert in space memorabilia. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art...

Stamps (Philately): Monogram on back of stamp, six pointed star, stock book
six pointed star, stock book, star of david: Hello John, Thanks for your question. It was just this morning that I was moving some of the stamps in a stock book I have and they had the same mark. I know of no official listings for the mark. I once thought maybe the mark (as the Star of David)...

Stamps (Philately): music on stamp, don giovanni overture, george alexander
don giovanni overture, george alexander, stamp designer: Dear George, The music shown on the stamp and the cover of the booklet is from the Don Giovanni overture. The person shown is not from the opera but an artificial portrait Mozart conducts ecstatic by the stamp designer Markéta Richterová. Kind regards...

Stamps (Philately): Need Help Mark., american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, rough value: Peter, I can t positively identify several of the stamps without direct examination because of the subtle differences between certain issues. But I can venture a guess of about $1,000 catalog (retail) value for the undamaged stamps in your photo. -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): panels=topical, postal commemorative society, american art glass
postal commemorative society, american art glass, halloween costumes: Alan, The Postal Commemorative Society is a business that combines fairly common stamps with attractive packaging and markets the result to the general public. You can best find current information about their products on ebay.com by searching the keywords...

Stamps (Philately): perforation wheels, bellfonte pa, perforating machine
bellfonte pa, perforating machine, visual experience: Hi Tom, I m not sure it s ever been documented how many pins were on each wheel. At least I don t ever recall seeing that info anywhere. Perfs are gauged the number of holes (pins) in a space of 2 millimeters, but I have no idea how one could calculate...

Stamps (Philately): Postmarked/Cancelled Box, needle in a haystack, interested collector
needle in a haystack, interested collector, message image: Hi Sharon, This is a common US stamp from the 1920s-30s period, worth very little. But it is a nice usage on a box rather than an envelope and would probably be of interest to a collector of 3rd-4th class usages, such as this. But finding such a specialized...

Stamps (Philately): How to retain value of stamps/panes/sheets, value of stamps, glassine envelopes
value of stamps, glassine envelopes, baseball cards: Hello CJ, Thanks for your question. The great thing about this hobby is that there are no hard and fast rules. Collect for enjoyment before you collect for profit, I always say. If you have sheets of stamps, try to keep them in tact for the best...

Stamps (Philately): stamp denominations, speyer cathedral, 20 gramm
speyer cathedral, 20 gramm, world heritage sites: Hello George, Clarifying the denomination of stamps issued during different postage periods is not my expertise ! This time I ll answer your question for the German stamps (as good as I can), but I m sorry, I can t spend the time to elaborate this in the...

Stamps (Philately): stamp denominations, st vincent grenadines, j s bach
st vincent grenadines, j s bach, german stamps: Hello George, the significance of the German stamps is as follows: Scott 1440 (G.F. Haendel): issued in 1985 / 60 Pf was the postage for domestic postcard then; Scott 1441 (J.S. Bach): issued 1985 / 80 Pf was the postage for domestic letters then; Scott...

Stamps (Philately): stamps, hubert h humphrey, hubert humphrey
hubert h humphrey, hubert humphrey, mary cassatt: Hello Daniel, Thanks for your question. Those are some nice sheets of stamps you have there! The 23c Mary Cassatt and 52c Hubert Humphrey stamps are part of a Great Americans Issues Series. The 52c Humphrey stamp is Scott #2184 and it was issued...

Stamps (Philately): think i have a stamp wedsight says only 11 existed, american philatelic society, philatelic foundation
american philatelic society, philatelic foundation, expert committees: It is very difficult to verify the identification of this stamp from your pictures. While not impossible, it is highly improbable that you have discovered the 12th copy. A review of the known copies of 554d shows no copies with the perforations into the...

Stamps (Philately): Value of Calhoun's Complete United Nations Collection, ring notebook, ring binder
ring notebook, ring binder, descriptive history: Hello David, Thanks for your question. My area of expertise is in United States postage but I think I can steer you in the right direction. At your local library, check out Scotts Catalogue. It is considered the holy bible among stamp collectors....

Stamps (Philately): Value of a post card I found today, american art glass, reply card
american art glass, reply card, halloween costumes: Allan, Your piece reads like the reply card from a two-part pre-paid postal reply set, designated Scott number UY7. First issued in 1915, the message card features George Washington, and the reply card features Martha Washington. The catalog value for...

Stamps (Philately): 10 cent 1974 "The Lovely Reader" USA stamp, universal postal union, usa stamp
universal postal union, usa stamp, liotard: Hi, Joe, Your stamp is one of a strip of 8 different stamps issued to celebrate an anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. Suggested market value is 20-cents, which is a minimum handling value and indicates that if your stamp is unused it has full face...

Stamps (Philately): 22 k stamps, gold stamp, 22k gold
gold stamp, 22k gold, gold foil: Hi Mel, I m not certain I really understand your question. A replica is a copy of something, but not necessarily made out of gold foil, it could be made out of any kind of material, whereas a 22k gold stamp is a replica made out of gold foil. In either...

Stamps (Philately): 2c post due, improper storage, ink transfer
improper storage, ink transfer, stamp album: Hi Brett, Thanks for the follow-up and the great pictures. Brett, I wish I could tell you you had a rarity, but I m afraid the image on the back fits into (the whatever else it may have stuck to) category. The image you see is just the black ink transfer...

Stamps (Philately): 6 cent Eisenhower stamps misalligned, booklet pane, scott catalog
booklet pane, scott catalog, ebay: Hi Linda, Thanks for the question. Linda, you are exactly right, what you have is a miscut booklet pane Scott Cat# 1393a (for a normal booklet pane). Minor errors such as this are not listed in the Scott Catalog, or any other catalog, because there are just...

Stamps (Philately): cancelled vs. non-cancelled stamps, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Kirby, The very definition of a first day cover is an envelope bearing a stamp cancelled on the first day of issue, so I don t know what USPS first day product would be uncancelled. First day cover collectors prefer unaddressed envelopes, usually with...

Stamps (Philately): "two cents"Washington stamp
Hi Maarten, Great question, these little buggers can be a real challenge. So let s see what we can do. If your perf is 12, and double-line water mark, it can only be one of two stamps. Either Scott 332 or Scott 358. Looking at this photo, I would...

Stamps (Philately): Civil War, Georgia Okeefe stamp sheets, civil war 1861, georgia o keefe
civil war 1861, georgia o keefe, world cup usa 94: Hi Ruth, For the 1994 World Cup there were 3 different issues, one at 29c one at 40c and one at 50c. Since I m not sure which one you have, I ll list them here: 29c - $12.50 40c - $16.00 50c - $20.00 I m assuming what you have is a...

Stamps (Philately): First day covers, bill gibbons, shoe boxes
bill gibbons, shoe boxes, inquir: Hello William, Thanks for your question. It s one that comes up often and it is good to review. First, take a deep breath as I am aware it can seem overwhelming at times. Finding the value of what you have is as close as your nearest library. Check...

Stamps (Philately): George Washington stamp, american art glass, halloween costumes
american art glass, halloween costumes, mark leon: Steve, The three cent green proprietary stamps are designated Scott number R18c. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples are (retail) valued at $9.00 apiece, but with the damage I see, your stamps have virtually no collectible value. The two cent blue bank...

Stamps (Philately): Identify a stamp, capital of china, s scott
capital of china, s scott, east china: Carrie, It s not a gem. At best you are probably look at between $1 and $5. I note there is a full set (I left out the 50 yuan) on eBay at present (6 stamps) with a Buy it now price of $5. So that s usually the price of about 1/4 book value. (Note...

Stamps (Philately): IRS doucumentary stamps 1947
Kathleen, There are three different prices listed in the Scott catalog for each of them depending on if they have a cut cancel, a handstamp cancel or perforated initials. Once you can tell me what type of cancel each has, I can give you specific/exact...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative Society albums, postal commemorative society, online auction site
postal commemorative society, online auction site, american art glass: Carol, Please keep in mind that the Postal Commemorative Society is a company that specializes in arranging fairly common philatelic items into attractive packaging. The collection absolutely has value, but very likely a fraction of the original cost....

Stamps (Philately): Postal stationary and stamped envelopes, postal stationery, holy bible
postal stationery, holy bible, dry hands: Hello Ralph, Thanks for your question. To determine the value of what you have, it s relatively easy. At your local library, check out Scotts Specialized catalog of U.S. Stamps & Covers. It is considered the holy bible of stamp collectors. In this...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp collection value, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, stamp dealer: Hello Linda, Thanks for your question. It s one that comes up often and it is good to review. Here in this forum we don t recommend specific individuals to do appraisals but I think I can direct you in the right direction. At your local library, check...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collections, issue stamps, stamp world
issue stamps, stamp world, stamp dealer: Hello Nancy, Thanks for your question. The only way to know what you have is to keep plugging at it, stamp by stamp. The one other option is to find someone who collects stamps and they would be able to tell you rather quickly what the value is of your...

Stamps (Philately): I have many stamp and need someone to appraise them., american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, stamp dealer: Hello Maria, Thanks for your question. It s one that comes up often and it is good to review. Here in this forum we don t recommend specific individuals to do appraisals but I think I can direct you in the right direction. At your local library, check...

Stamps (Philately): stamp sheet, bottom photo, stamp sheet
bottom photo, stamp sheet, denominations: Yes, I can just make it out below his left hand in the bottom photo. The color they used against these backgrounds makes it hard to see, but it s there. With the 13c denominations printed on all the stamps in the first sheet, it makes it the common variety....

Stamps (Philately): stamp sheets, american revolution bicentennial, lord cornwallis
american revolution bicentennial, lord cornwallis, ragged army: Danielle, This is interesting. The image is a bit blurry, so can you validate for me if the stamp on the far left has 13c in the bottom right corner, and that the stamp on the far right has 13c in the upper left corner? They are actually quite hard to...

Stamps (Philately): U.S Postal Stationery Cut, stamp hinges, postal stationery
stamp hinges, postal stationery, scissors: Hello Percy, Thanks for your question. Many years ago when I was young (I am 60 now) and just starting to collect, the albums did not have much space for postal stationery. I would trim, with scissors, just like the ones you have there. Being a young...

Stamps (Philately): value of stamps, american art glass, value of stamps
american art glass, value of stamps, philatelic auction: BernardSpeed, The Scott catalog does not list a value for the imperforate plate number strip of five. Its too rare to establish a value. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): win the war stamp, differnt hues, trash collector
differnt hues, trash collector, son troy: Hello Laura and Troy, Thanks for your question. To find the values of what you have is very easy. At your local library, check out Scotts Catalog. It is considered the holy bible of stamp collectors. In this user friendly book, you can find almost...

Stamps (Philately): Wooden Stamp, wooden stamp, exact dates
wooden stamp, exact dates, 1880s: Hi Sharon, I doubt it. It appears too modern to be an early fancy cancel device. Those before the 1880s were usually carved from wood or cork, but were later made from rubber, then later yet, steel. Yours looks like possibly something from the 1950s...

Stamps (Philately): how much, good shape, market interest
good shape, market interest, ebay: Very sorry Josh, but there is very little secondary market interest in these stamps. About the ONLY chance you have of getting anything for them is to try to sell them online, like on eBay or BidStart, for example. But don t get your hopes up too high..........

Stamps (Philately): Xeri Rural Service, Cyprus stamps, Rural cancels
Cyprus stamps, Rural cancels, GR Rural Service cancel: Hello Bill Thank you for your question. We mainly use Castle for our research on cancels but also have access to some other records and I can inform you that as far as I can tell, there should only have been one such canceller produced with that exact...

Stamps (Philately): 10 Cent Internal Revenue Stamp
Pat, Your stamp reads like Scott number R109, the 1871 second issue revenue, which has a catalog (retail) value of $1.50 in fault-free, eye-appealing condition. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American...

Stamps (Philately): 24 CENT TYPE A29
Hi, Great question, and thanks for including the good quality photo with this. Makes it much easier. There is a phenomenon in philately known as changeling . This occurs in some stamps when exposed to certain conditions, like sulfur. (If you are collector...

Stamps (Philately): Bicentennial Souvenir Sheet
Not really my specialty. However, the 2010 Scott catalog assigns catalog # 1866g to the error sheet that you describe. Catalog valuation is $450.00. Dealer buy price will lower. A more accurate market value might be obtained by checking SOLD lots on eBay...

Stamps (Philately): Broken glass on framed stamp
Hi Debbie, Debbie, before we talk about reframing, I will tell you a little about the stamp. As you said the stamp was issued in 1962 on Nov 14, it is listed in the Scott Catalog as Cat #1206 with a value of 25c. There were approx. 120,000,000 issued therefore...

Stamps (Philately): Confused by drilling
Wagner, No, the stamp pictured is Scott number 591, perforated 10 x 10. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html and Halloween Costumes! http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Documentary stamps
Micki, As 100 individual stamps, your sheet of 1954 Documentary Revenues, designated Scott number R664, has a catalog (retail) value of $100. Given the obvious margin fault in the lower right corner, the desirability of the item as a full sheet is somewhat...

Stamps (Philately): Inquiry-USPS Definitive Mint Stamp Sets
Frank, The USPS mint definitive sets began, if memory serves, in 1980. I don t know of an online resource devoted to such sets, but I do know that the older Brookman Catalogs listed retail values for each USPS commemorative and definitive year set. I...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue Stamps
Linda, It reads like you have the 1954 red documentary revenue issue without black date overprint, designated Scott number R667. An unused pair in fault-free, eye-appealing condition is valued at $1.80. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps ...

Stamps (Philately): misperf sheet 2 cent army navy defense Scott 900
Lee, The minimum value would be the face value if used on mail. As to any additional value due to the misperf, that would depend on how exactly it is misperfed. If the perfs are just into the design, that would be a negative value. Perforations running...

Stamps (Philately): Possible Defect
Tom, It reads like you are describing gum breakers. Gum breakers were purposely introduced into the rotary press stamp printing process starting in the 1920 s to prevent the sheets from curling. The technique had limited success and was eventually phased...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #563 Hayes 11 cent
Hi Joe, Thanks for the question. Joe, Unfortunately what you are describing is not an error, but just a normal #563. These were printed in large sheets of 400, then cut in quarters into the smaller sheets of 100, they were then sold to the public. The straight...

Stamps (Philately): Is this stamp worth anything?
Hi Rudy, thanks for the question, Rudy, I m afraid it is impossible to be 100% sure what stamp this is from a photo, as there a quite a few of these that look exactly the same (with very slight differences). But this appears to be a common #498 with a straight...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp worth
Hi Merle, Thanks for the question. Merle it sound like what you are describing is the 25c flag stamp (Scott Catalog #2475), in case you want to do a search, it was actually issued on May 18, 1990 in booklets of 12 stamps. I can see why your dad said they...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps for Jainisam
Dear Mr. Ashwin, Thanks for contacting me for your query. I am glad to learn that you are collecting on Jainism. I suggest you to contact Mr. Sudhir Jain of Satna (Email: mrsudhirjain@yahoo.com) who is a Chairman of Jainism Philately Group who can guide your...

Stamps (Philately): Verification Of Earliest Knowmn Postmark For US Scott U522a
John, A post office bulletin announced that the Model Post Office would be in operation at the Sesquicentennial from 1st June to 31st of December. There is a May 31st postmark recorded and pictured in Bomar, the guide to Postal Markings and Postal History...

Stamps (Philately): 1875 10 cent washington stamp
James, Unfortunately it looks to me to be a facsimile. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html and Halloween Costumes! http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): 1902 stamp marked Minniapolis
Debra, It reads like your stamp could be a pre-cancel, which are generally valued less by the average stamp collector. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): I bought some Sweden Stamps and i would like to know how much they worth !!
Hi Thomas, Well, I hope you didn t pay too much for them. While these are early Swedish stamps, Sweden entered the stamp game pretty late compared to other countries (around 1855). The earliest stamps (Scott #1 - 4) have good values to them, even...

Stamps (Philately): Cyprus Stamps, Cyprus stamps, Cyprus commemorative stamps
Cyprus stamps, Cyprus commemorative stamps, Cyprus stamps 1995 presentation pack: Hello Mike Thank you for your enquiry. With regards to the pack and from the images you have shown of the stamps contained in it, it appears this may not be an official presentation pack of the commemorative Cypriot stamps issued in 1995. The official...

Stamps (Philately): What is the difference between Typograph and Lithograph
Tom, My expertise is limited to United States stamps, so I can t help you specifically with your Argentine issues. As for USA issues, I find the lithographed stamps, specifically from the 20th century, to have a duller, muddier, and sometimes out-of-register...

Stamps (Philately): first day of issue
Hi John, No, these are not of any great value. Sorry to say. The Postal Commemorative Society has nothing to do with the USPS or any of the other credible philatelic bodies (like American Philatelic Society (APS) or the Philatelic Foundation (PF)),...

Stamps (Philately): RN-X7 INVERT REVENUE
Susan, The current catalog (retail) value for the 1898 revenue Scott RN-X7g (inverted variety) in fault-free, eye-appealing condition is $750. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass ...

Stamps (Philately): sheet of scott number 1596 with ink bleed
Hi Annie, Thanks for the question, Annie, the extra green ink on your sheet did happen during production. A little bit of extra ink fell on the sheet creating a green streak or smear. Although this is not common, it is far from rare. This would be of interest...

Stamps (Philately): translations
Dear Mike, GREETINGS. It surely is an FDC. A pair alongwith a 6 Annas stamp of 1955 series, postmarked on the day of issue of Malaria Eradication Day of 1962, from a Mobile Post Office,difficult to decipher the city s name or even guess. Address, if any,...

Stamps (Philately): 1894 stamp
Hi Anne, Thanks for the question. Anne, the stamp without the triangles is Scott Catalog #220. This is from a set that was issued from 1890-1893 with stamps from 1 cent to 90 cents. the others with the triangles were from later printings starting in 1894....

Stamps (Philately): 2 cent bsnk note stamp
Hi Stanford, This is a very common stamp. The US from 1862 to 1965 utilized Revenue stamps to collect tax (and indicate tax paid) on various transactions. This is from First Issue , and though old is really not worth very much. Scott Specialized...

Stamps (Philately): DDR stamp
Hello Senthil, I m not an expert on GDR stamps. As far as I see, it is a foil stamp. The number might be printed reverse on the front site because the ink was not dry when the stamps were rolled. But as I said: I m not an expert and you might better contact...

Stamps (Philately): to get idea to the new philatilist
Hi Shreekant, Thanks for your query. First of all you have to organise your stamp collection and have to prepare an exhibit on particular subject. Normally for participation in State level exhibition you should have won any award at district level exhibition....

Stamps (Philately): July4, 1776 stamps issued in 1976, Cyprus stamps, USA Bicentennial
Cyprus stamps, USA Bicentennial, SG 474 1976: Hi Ken It s a little difficult to answer without seeing a photograph or a scan of the stamp you refer to but Cyprus did issue such a stamp in 1976 to commemorate the USA Bicentennnial and it s referenced in UK catalogues (Stanley Gibbons) as SG 474. ...

Stamps (Philately): Postal stamps
June, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist will be able to estimate...

Stamps (Philately): Scott UX27
Hello Phillip, Thanks for your question. To determine if the card you have is UX27c or UX27D, your best bet would be to have the card professionally authenticated. There are many professional companies that will (for a nominal fee) assign an identification...

Stamps (Philately): could you tell me what year this is and its value?
Krista, It reads like you are describing a revenue issue from 1871, specifically Scott number R135. It is a fairly common stamp, valued at 40 cents in fault-free, eye-appealing condition. Revenues were used to show that the federal tax was paid on the...

Stamps (Philately): tom sayer stamp
Hello Ding, Thanks for your question. The stamp you are asking about is Scott #1470 and it was issued on October 13, 1972. Today, a list value of a First Day Cover in mint condition has a list value of $2.50 (U.S.). The cover you have sounds like...

Stamps (Philately): Value??
Hi Tina, Thanks for the question. Tina, the stamps on the deed are actually considered fairly commmon. All the red stamps have a catalog value of less than $1 each. The 3 Washington Conveyance (Documentary revenue stamps) have a total catalog value of $3.50....

Stamps (Philately): 1492-1892 Postage Stamps
Hello Pamela, Thanks for your question. The postal stationery you are asking about was first issued in 1893. The figures you ask about are Columbus and Lady Liberty is Scott #U348 and has a list value of $1.25. The 2c is Scott #U349 and has a list...

Stamps (Philately): 1981 Christmas stamp
Alf, I regret to tell you that Christmas seals such as the one you describe are not valid for postage. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html ...

Stamps (Philately): forever stamps error
Hi DD, Thanks for the question, DD, Although this is not that common, it is far from rare. There have actually been quite a few different EFO S (Error s, freaks and oddities) found on Computer Vended Postage (CVP), including the Flag stamp. This might be...

Stamps (Philately): forever stamps misprint
DD, Your stamps are computer vended postage, specifically designated Scott number CVP91. Unfortunately I doubt there is much of a market for errors on this type of material, since the printing was done by a computer printer rather than any established...

Stamps (Philately): Misprinted Scott 1467D Stamp
Hi Linda, Misprints often vary a lot in price from $10- to $4000. The cardinal missing red error is a typical example. How much of the printing is missing? Is it just a colour shift or has the whole red-brown colour been omitted. It would best to get...

Stamps (Philately): "only day of issue"
Hello Jessica, Thanks for your question and Happy New Year! The postmark you are asking about reefers to the centennial mark of Pike s Peak---not the stamps. The speculative list value on this item is $1.00. Thanks again for your question and let...

Stamps (Philately): Roll of 20 cent stamps
John, Yes, they have value. They would be of interest to an EFO collector or to a dealer who specializes in EFOs. As to value or where to sell, sorry, outside my expertise. You might find a copy of Linn s stamp magazine at a local bookstore, news stand,...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 233 Color error
Hi Al, Thanks for your question and Happy New Year! The best way to determine if your stamp is truly an error, you will need to had it authenticated. You can find companies advertised in a magazine called Linn s--which can be found at your local library....

Stamps (Philately): 1932 2 cent washington bicentennial
Hi Kenny, Thanks for the question. Kenny, it sounds like the stamp you are referring to is listed as Scott Catalog# 707, the 2c red from the Washington Bicentennial Issue. Since you did not send a picture or give a description of the error I will do the...

Stamps (Philately): 1982 Gold Comemorative Stamp
Penny, I have no idea if your stamp is real gold, or not, but chances are good that oit has very little value. But to truly find out you need to locate a dealer near you. Try to locate one through the website of the American Stam[ Dealer s Association....

Stamps (Philately): us 2cent stamp
Hi Leah, Thanks for the question. Leah, the stamp you have was issued on Dec. 8, 1977 as part of what is known as the Americana Series . It is one of my favorite series. The stamps in the Series range from 1c to $5. All have a similar design that the lettering...

Stamps (Philately): Bag of loose stamps
Hello Saundra, Thanks for your question. I hear your frustration loud and clear. The problem you describe is one that comes up quite frequently. First, take a deep breath. I am going to try and give you some direction that I hope will help. To determine...

Stamps (Philately): catalog numbers/paper types
Hi Howard, Thanks for the question, Howard, I know what you mean about the writing on the back of some stamp. I have also seen many stamps with all kinds of writing on them. Unfortunately not only does it reduce the value of the stamp, in most cases it is...

Stamps (Philately): Off center cut 2 cent stamp bearing USINTER.REV on both top and bottom
Lacking a picture, this is my best guess: You have a Scott catalog number R15, from the First Issue of revenue stamps which were issued to pay for the Union s cost of the war between the States. 2010 Catalog values for a normal copy are 35-40 cents. I cannot...

Stamps (Philately): denominations
Hi Paul, Thanks for your query. As per my information, Bhutanese coins were in existence since the end of the 18th Century and were known as Chetrum. In the mid 1950 s, during the reign of the third King, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the economy of...

Stamps (Philately): 1982 Gold Comemorative Stamp
Stamps (Philately): 1982 Gold Comemorative Stamp

Stamps (Philately): The Official History of the United States in Mint Stamps
Stamps (Philately): The Official History of the United States in Mint Stamps

Stamps (Philately): how to find a stamp buyer and appraiser
Brian, Big difference between a buyer and an appraiser. A buyer gives you money in exchange for your stamps. You give an appraiser money for their examination of your stamps and their estimate of value. That value could be tax value, fair market value,...

Stamps (Philately): First Day Cover Appraisal
Hello Frank, Thanks for your question. First, I hope you are fairing the weather better. Seeing the mess in Atlanta and how everyone coped and pulled together was great. Okay--as for the stamps--my expertise is in United States postage. But I...

Stamps (Philately): first man on the moon stamp
Martin, These are very interesting. It has color shift, but all the colors are present. So it won t get the premium of an Error. This falls in to the category of Freak similar to a folded piece printed, leaving a blank on one area of the stamp, and...

Stamps (Philately): l j gage documentary stamp
Hi Denise, Thanks for the question, Denise, it sounds like the stamp you have is listed in the Scott Catalog as Cat# R668 (no overprint, see below), the Scott catalog does list a value for unused Revenue/Documentary stamps. The R688 has a list value in unused...

Stamps (Philately): Louiisiana purchase stamp sets
Hi Roy, Thanks for the question, Roy, I can understand your frustration, and your skepticism. It sounds as though it may be well warranted as in general the stamp market has somewhat decreased in the last 12 years not increased. Although you did not say...

Stamps (Philately): first man on the moon stamp errors
Martin, My pleasure. Happy to help. A photo will tell me a lot. At the very least it s a color shift. Not quite as valuable as the color omission but would qualify as a Freak (that s really the technical term) as it s not an error (missing color,...

Stamps (Philately): The Official History of the United States in Mint Stamps
Dario, I really don t want to get your hopes up. The Value of stamps is in the stamp itself. Quite old actually isn t going to help. The 15,000 to be honest in a collectors set as I mentioned before, won t add value to the stamps. Franklin Mint...

Stamps (Philately): postage due
Dear Vasudeo, Thanks for your query. You have not mentioned period, denomination etc. so it is not possible to comment on your query. Also without seeing them it is not possible. I can try to help you out if you can send me some scans of postcards. Regards,...

Stamps (Philately): Revenue Stamps
Donald, I see from your profile that you are in Maryland. You re in a good spot... the eastern seaboard of the US, and in particular Pennsylvania is the center of the philatelic universe. I m not sure what part of Maryland you are in, but you can easily...

Stamps (Philately): Sheet plate block....
Hi Walt, Stamps in Multiples can come in many forms. If we have two from a sheet they will be Pairs either vertical or horizontal. In older stamps these would have lines that ran up the middle vertically and horizontally. If your block has one...

Stamps (Philately): stamp expert profile
Brant, No one is more deserving, let me tell you. But the United States Postal Service has had in place a rule that no living person shall be honored on a United States stamp. You must be dead for at least five years before such an honor can be bestowed...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp from USS Missouri, Sept 2, 1945
Paul Frazier, I have no expertise in postal history, so let me refer you to someone who does. I recommend you contact postal history dealer Jim Forte. You ll find him online at www.postalhistory.com. It would be helpful to have a digital photo of the...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps (variety)
Hi Penny, I hope you can appreciate that without a better description, there is no way I can properly advise you. What you need to do is buy or borrow the appropriate Scott catalogs that list virtually every stamp ever issued, along with values. You...

Stamps (Philately): Swedish Stamps, FDCs
FDCs: Hi Dario, Sadly, FDC from the modern era, i.e. post WWII, are rarely worth much more than 50% of the catalogue value of the used stamps. Some might be of interest to topical/thematic collectors if the FDC has a special postmark related to their topic. cheers...

Stamps (Philately): Trying to identify a 3 cent stamp
Hello Rick, Thanks for your question. The stamp you are asking about is Scott #26 and the earliest known use of this stamp is Sept 14, 1857. Today, that stamp has a list value of $9.00. I suggest keeping the stamp on the envelope. It has more desire...

Stamps (Philately): United Stamp.
Hi Savjibhai, Thanks for the question, Savjibhai, it appears from the picture and the dimensions of the stamps that they are the common Scott# 632 which have those dimensions and are perf 11x10.5. As for all the others you have, below are 2 excellent sites...

Stamps (Philately): Value of a roll (coil?) of stamps
Walt, Precancel collecting is a small subset of philately. Most collectors treat precancels as used stamps. And as used stamps, a complete roll of 100 would have a Scott Catalog (retail) value of $25. There may be some interest in your roll from a precancel...

Stamps (Philately): 1959 POSTAGE DUE
Hello Elton, Thanks for your question. The best way to answer your question is to direct you to your local library. Check out Scotts Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps & Covers. In this user friendly book, you can find almost every postage stamp...

Stamps (Philately): 594 & 596 identification
Skip, Interesting description, and these are always a bit tricky. Couple of questions, are these on or off cover? (Or combination?) If on cover, I d like to have a look at the post mark, and when and where they originate from. That may tell us quite...

Stamps (Philately): US Internal Revenu Stamp
Hi Tere, Thanks for your question. What you have there is a revenue stamp. Revenue stamps were used as a form of receipt for goods received (in this case alcohol) or services rendered. The stamp you are asking about is Scott #RE160 and it has a list...

Stamps (Philately): Mystery Bhutan stamp
Hi Paul, I am sorry I could not find any information about the stamp. However while surfing on net I found sheet of same stamp listed by a dealer. Please have a look at http://www.baxleystamps.com/bhutan.htm with following description for inverted overprint....

Stamps (Philately): need expert guidance
Hi Aradhana, Thanks for your query. I can not help you with the valuation of stamps but I suggest you to contact any stamp dealer in Kolkata. You can find list of stamp dealers in West Bengal at http://www.indianphilately.net/pdealerswb.html Regards, Prashant...

Stamps (Philately): need expert reference for stamps
Dear Aradhana Das, Apologies for the delay in replying. Value of a stamp depends on its condition and availability. Some of the stamps are more than a century old but available in plenty so are hardly worth its antiquity value. Unless someone sees and...

Stamps (Philately): Nrothern Cyprus, North Cyprus stamp values, sell my stamps
North Cyprus stamp values, sell my stamps, stamp prices: Hello Richard Thank you for your question. As a regular follower of stamp auction sites should look towards selling your collection at around 40% of the listed catalogue price. This of course, would require some effort and marketing expertise on your...

Stamps (Philately): Partially Imperforate US 1901a
Good morning Ray, Thanks for your question. If you have a genuine imperforate pair, that s a nice find for your collection! Scotts 2013 catalogue lists an imperforate pair for $140.00. A word of caution on imperfs---some people have trimmed the perfs...

Stamps (Philately): Pony Express
Hi Gerry, Below is a list of accepted expertization services. I Believe they start somewhere around $30 plus postage, but all the info is on their sites. Gerry, another thing I should mention is even with a good certificate they usually will not sell for...

Stamps (Philately): postage stamps
Hi Connie, Yes indeed, there are catalogs - The Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog, which consists of six different volumes that cover the entire world, in alphabetical order. A full set would cost about $450. for the latest editions. A better choice...

Stamps (Philately): Printing error
Dear Brandon, Thank you for your question. This is what they call a foldover error and it would definitely be worth more than FV. I will email you a price shortly and would be interested in purchasing it from you. Is there anything printed on the back...

Stamps (Philately): Scott US # 519
Hi Jim, Can t tell from your photo, which is too fuzzy to be useful. But in general, a #519 can not be accurately assessed by a photo - unless it s a bad fake. A GOOD 519 can not be told from a photo. You need to submit this to an expert. See www.stampexpertizing....

Stamps (Philately): Scotts#U298 help identifing
Steven, I m not sure if you meant to attach a photo of your cut square, but there was no photo to accompany your question. I can tell you that, while there are numerous shades of oriental buff paper, the color most resembles a dull pink in natural sunlight....

Stamps (Philately): Stamps
Dan, My best guess as your description is a bit short: Indonesia became an independent country in late 1940. The first set of Indonesian stamps was issued in 1950 and consisted of 9 stamps with values from 1 sen to 12 1/2 sen. Individually or as a...

Stamps (Philately): state of ohio bedding and upholstery 2 cent stamp
Jon, I don t have a State Revenue stamp catalog at hand, but my recollection is that the stamp is valued in the $2 to $5 range. There are a number of such stamps currently offered on ebay.com. Search the keywords Ohio bedding stamp to see them. -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): How to tell a real 387 coil pair from a fake made from an imperf 383
Hi Leora, It is very difficult to judge coils from scans. Coils require careful examination of 4-5 different characteristics for an expert to be sure, therefore I highly recommend that you submit this pair for expertizing. Here is one service you can...

Stamps (Philately): American Stamp
Hi Martin, Well... that s a very tricky question. There are a few varieties of this stamp that are very common, and in used condition, very low value. There are some though, that are very scarce, and can be worth quite a lot. If you have a stamp Perforation...

Stamps (Philately): India 1992 Birds of Prey Incl. Inscription Error SG. 1525a, 1526a, 1525-1528 MNH
Stamps (Philately): India 1992 Birds of Prey Incl. Inscription Error SG. 1525a, 1526a, 1525-1528 MNH

Stamps (Philately): India 1992 Birds of Prey Incl. Inscription Error SG. 1525a, 1526a, 1525-1528 MNH
Dear Janis, Thanks for your query. To obtain the certificate of genuineness you can contact Royal Philatelic Society (UK) or American Philatelic Society (USA) who provides such service. About the cost you have to contact them. They will provide you complete...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue 1962 stamp
Hi Hal, Thanks for the question Hal, these are 2 separate issues, they are listed in the Scott Specialized Catalog as Cat. #R733 & R734. R733 has the overprint and has list values of 40c used, $1 mint, and $1.25 mint never hinged. The R734 with established...

Stamps (Philately): Need advice on some very old indian stamps
Dear Joseph, GREETINGS. Glad to know that you have so many stamps of your Grandpa collection. All are quite old, mostly of pre-independent India.I may mention that oldness of the stamps is not the criteria for its present market value. Price of any stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection Inheritance
C, Usually if a collector knows their collection will eventually fall into the hands of the heirs, they will leave some instructions as to the value of the stamps and what to do with them. I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps
Laura, Your stamp is Scott number 1022, first issued August 24th, 1953. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples of Scott 1022 are (retail) valued at 25 cents apiece. There is no premium for the adjoined pair. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps
Laura, Lincoln is a prolific subject of early United States stamps, and many different Lincoln issues are denominated four cents. If you could include a digital photo of the stamp, I will be able to identify it and answer your question. -Mark Leon ...

Stamps (Philately): Stamps from Scotland
Linda, My expertise is limited to United States issues only, so I can t help you with your foreign stamps, but I can tell you that the War Savings stamp in the second picture is Scott number WS12, issued in August of 1943. A fault-free, eye-appealing WS12...

Stamps (Philately): Cyprus stamps from 1964, Cyprus boy scout stamps, kibris turk postalari
Cyprus boy scout stamps, kibris turk postalari, north cyprus stamps: Hello again Peter The stamps SG 229 - 231 were issued on 21 August 1963 3m - 1.876.8038m stamps released 20m - 283.756 stamps released 150m - 172.806 stamps released It was quite a common issue for the period. As a comparison, the average number...

Stamps (Philately): US Postage 3 Cents
Hi Wagas, Thanks for the question. Wagas, I can understand how you were getting so much variation in trying to value this stamp. There are quite a few different varieties of this stamp listed. Unfortunately the differences are extremely difficult to tell...

Stamps (Philately): readers digest
Hi Marcie, Thanks for your question. Readers Digest First Day Covers were compiled by a private company in an attempt to cash in on the popularity of stamp collecting. The covers you mention have a list value of $1.00 to $3.00 on average. Terr...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp collection Appraisal
Hello Debra, Thanks for your question. I m always interested in appraising collections. However, it s relatively easy and fun to try on your own. At your local library, check out Scotts Catalogue. It is considered the holy bible of stamp collectors....

Stamps (Philately): What can you tell me about these?
The stamps in your picture appear to be a strip of three of Great Britain one penny red 1841 issue. Centering is poor,the two stamps on the right appear to be faded, and a small piece is missing from the lower right corner of the right most stamp. Suggested...

Stamps (Philately): What can you tell me about the attached
Hi Waqas, Thanks for the question. Waqas, the attached pictures are of what are called revenue stamps. These were used to pay taxes on many different things. Unfortunately the stamps you have pictured, (although over a 100 years old) are still considered...

Stamps (Philately): Walt Disney 6 Cent Stamp
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the question and the great pictures. When it comes to color and perf shift EFO s (Error s, freaks and Oddities) the more noticeable or dramatic the shift the better (what I like to call eye appeal). Unfortunately the shift on this...

Stamps (Philately): 10 Cent Stamp Album - WAR Savings Bonds
Luanne, Partially filled war savings books typically sell in the $5 range on ebay.com. The Treasury Department used to still cash them in, even though the redemption period long expired, but they stopped just a few years ago. -Mark Leon I deal in...

Stamps (Philately): Rare? US FDC
First Day covers with related autographs are a fun way to collect them, and depending on the scarcity of the signatures, they can add significant value to the cover. Most Event -type FDCs or as in this case a famous structure, are generally not worth a whole...

Stamps (Philately): Republique Francaise stamp.
Hi Lisa, It looks like a Euro value of the Marriane series (1982-1990). Here is a link that shows stamps from this period: http://www.ebay.fr/itm/France-1982-90-Used-Mint-MNH-Marianne-Issues-Variants-Booklet-Coil-Stamps-/141324499565?pt=UK_Stamps_ROWStamps&hash=item20e798ba6d#ht_727wt_1399...

Stamps (Philately): RISE OF THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE
This is the American Bicentennial Issue depicting communication methods in colonial times. These stamps were issued in 1973. These stamps are valued at the minimum in the Scott stamp catalog. They are worth 8-cents each if used as postage. There are errors...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 204 A55
Hi Terry, First, take a stamp that MUST be on hard paper (I suggest the common 3c 1861 stamp (Scott #65) or the common 3c 1869 stamp (Scott #114) but ANY early stamp that must be hard paper will do. Then take a stamp that MUST be on soft paper (any stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 70 vs Scott 78
Bob, Unfortunately this is a far too complex subject to cover here in terms of the amount of time it would take me to thoroughly answer the question. My quick (and best) solution for you is to suggest you buy certified copies of each stamp shade you...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #740
Timothy Dalton, From the photo, the sheet appears to be imperforate, making the stamp Scott number 756. The latest Brookman stamp catalog values the sheet of 200 at $80, but be aware that Brookman is generally thought by the stamp community to be over-priced...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp
Hi Zelda, Sorry for slow reply, I ve been attending the American Philatelic Society Summer Session in State College PA, and it s been a busy schedule. I assume you are referring to either Scott #940 (3c dark violet stamp from 1946) or Scott #2551 with...

Stamps (Philately): stamps
Tresa Loveless, With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist will be able to estimate the value of the collection to the nearest order of magnitude (i.e. its worth hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, etc). At that point you might ask for a more complete...

Stamps (Philately): Stationary Misprint
Ron, This issue was printed by Mead-Westvaco on their VH-1 press. This press prints from a large of roll of paper. The paper feeds in one end and completed envelopes come out of the other end. My best guess: Your item is a lovely example of sheet set-off...

Stamps (Philately): 3 cent 1869 train stamp
Patrick, Scott number 114, the 1869 train pictorial issue, is currently valued at $17.50 in fault-free, eye-appealing, postally used condition. You can look up the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott...

Stamps (Philately): Dag Hammarskjold stamp value
Hi Warren, Thanks for the question. Warren, there is actually an interesting story behind this yellow invert issue. In short when this was first issued a Jeweler named Leonard Sherman found the discovery sheet with the yellow inverted. But the Postmaster...

Stamps (Philately): Dept of State stamps
Bull, Sure. The actual high denomination Department of State officials (as opposed to proofs) were not issued imperforate. The lack of perforations was the immediate giveaway that they were proofs. An interesting side note is that because the proofs...

Stamps (Philately): Documentary United states internal revenu
Hi Tina, Thanks for your question. Revenue stamps were used as a form of receipt for goods received or services rendered. The stamp you describe sounds like Scott #R196 and it was, as you mentioned, in 1914. Today that block of four has a list value...

Stamps (Philately): us. first day covers
Hello Susan, Thanks for your question. Let s start with the Postal Commemorative Society topic first. There was at one time, many companies that would sell covers (envelopes) and books in an attempt to cash in on the popularity of stamp collecting....

Stamps (Philately): gold stamp
Hi Laura, When you say 1917 Gold Stamp do you mean the stamp is a replica of a stamp from 1917 made out of gold leaf, and if so, when was that made (if you are aware). There are no gold stamps in US philately (at least that are actually made of...

Stamps (Philately): Help
Hi Billy, I can t really speak to the value of the football signatures nor can I find anything historically significant about Stanley Hurst. The stamps on cover (on a post card or envelope) are modern (meaning they are after 1940, though in reality...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative U. S. First Day Stamps
Hi Roger, I am sorry to say that there is very little interest or value in these types of collector albums, but to be sure, I suggest you contact a dealer in your area, and you can find one by checking both the American Stamp Dealer s Assoc. website and...

Stamps (Philately): Price
Dear Marge, In order to sell such a stamp it would have to be submitted for certification to the Vincent Graves Greene Foundation. Forms and other info available through their website: http://www.greenefoundation.ca This is the only way to get an accurate...

Stamps (Philately): stamp collection
Hello again Patti, Thanks for the follow up and sorry for the delay in answering. I have been away on vacation. Here in this forum, we do not recommend specific individuals. WE try to keep this forum as a information outlet only. However, I have...

Stamps (Philately): Value of stamps
Hi Roxanne, Let s take the Gutenberg issue first. It is a Scott #1014. As a first day cover, it has a value of $1.50. The Franklin is a little trickier. It is most likely a #552, and on postcard as you have this one it has a catalog value of 25 cents....

Stamps (Philately): 1910 one cent stamp
Robin, Stamps with straight edges are generally less collectible than those perforated on all four sides, except in cases where a straight edge is expected, such as from a booklet pane. But for regular sheet stamps, the majority of collectors will opt...

Stamps (Philately): us#595
Hi Offer, Thanks for the question. I appreciate the pictures, but I m afraid it would be impossible to tell if it is the #595 from them, as it requires measuring the perfs and the design size. The #595 is pretty scarce, so the chances of them being a #595...

Stamps (Philately): us #707
Hello Offer, Thanks for the question, Offer, I appreciate the clear pictures, it appears that the red and blue lines are from either of two things. First for some reason somebody could have drawn them on and they faded. But more than likely, they are just...

Stamps (Philately): us #726
Offer. That is clearly an offset, not printed on both sides since the design is backwards it is easy to tell. And it is rather light - the darker the offset, the more desirable. You do not need to get this expertized or need a certificate. It is a genuine...

Stamps (Philately): Common scenario
Hi Leslie, The Hardings are either 612 or 613 depending on the perforation. 612 is perf 10 but 613 is perf 11. If you find it is perf 11 then you should get it expertised. You could try a trial program to find the perforations: http://www.pcvu.com/EzPerf/ezp_preorder.htm...

Stamps (Philately): ID Help
Hi Leslie, Thanks for the question. Leslie, both stamps pictured appear to be Scott Catalog #610. I checked a few I had in stock and the perforations matched up with the Perf 11 #610. These have a catalog value of $1.10 in very fine never hinged condition....

Stamps (Philately): ID Help
Hi Leslie, Thanks for your question. I looked at the stamps in the pictures and they all appear to be a common definitive: Scott #552, which was issued on January 17, 1923. Today that stamp has a list value of 25c. Thanks again for your question...

Stamps (Philately): ID Help
Leslie, I, too, am searching for the elusive Scott 594. It s best to start by researching what genuine 594 s look like. Here s a link to a stamp auctioneer s website search tool. Type 594 in the blank space next to Catalogue # and click the green ...

Stamps (Philately): ID Help
Leslie, The two stamps look to me to be Scott number 552, the flat plate issue of 1923. Unfortunately both stamps are slightly damaged, which reduces their collectible value considerably. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): italy #23
Dear Ofer, Your stamp is part of the issue of 1868 Papal States ( not Italy at the time ).The print on the back is nothing more than part of the album when it was attacked. On the Italian market, in this conditions, the value is about 20-30 euro. greetings...

Stamps (Philately): Olive green colored 3 cent stamp
Bev, Without seeing a photo of the stamp I cannot readily identify it, but you can look up the stamp yourself at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs...

Stamps (Philately): Pre cancel
Hello Maarten, Thanks for your question. The cancellation is nothing unusual or rare I am sorry to say. The stamp cancellation is just off center slightly that the P did not appear on the stamp. As for the I , it is there, the ink is just a little...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 205 C
Hi Andrea, I presume you mean the USA stamp 205C, the 1882 Garfield. I m not sure who the they is in terms of getting the stamp expertised. Have you tried to contact the American Philatelic Society (www.stamps.org)? The contact there is Mercer Bristow,...

Stamps (Philately): Scott & Michel #'s
Hi Thomas, I unfortunately don t know the Scott catalogs - neither the standard catalog nor have I heard about a special catalog about German stamps. For collectors over here in Germany Michel Deutschland Spezial is the standard catalog for German stamps....

Stamps (Philately): stamp
Hi Debbie, Thanks for the question, but I m afraid without a picture I can t give you a value. There are about 10 different stamps it could be, depending on what it says on it. And each of those has different perforation types that determine the value. The...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection
Hi Darren, Thanks for your question. Here in this forum, we don t recommend specific dealers or people. However, I think I can direct you favorably. At your local library, check out Scotts catalogue. It is considered the holy bible of stamp collectors....

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection
Lora, I suggest bringing the collections to your next local stamp club meeting and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist will be able to estimate...

Stamps (Philately): Tennessee bicentennial printed upside down flag
James, The Tennessee flag was indeed printed upside down in the 1976 bicentennial commemorative sheet of 50 state flags, but it has no special value. That stamp, like the other single stamps in the sheet, is valued at 30 cents in mint condition. -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): Wells Fargo &Co wrapper
Lacking a picture, I can only guess. Sounds like the type K Wells, Fargo frank which was printed on envelopes specially made by Nesbitt on extra thin, tough paper. This is known on a variety of Scott # U40, the 10-cent yellow green Washington envelope from...

Stamps (Philately): America on guard 10 cent framed Remember Pearl Harbor
Angela, It reads like the stamp is the low denomination from the 1941 Postal Savings issue, designated Scott number PS11. The stamp itself is valued at 60 cents in mint condition. I can t speculate on the added value of the framing. You could try selling...

Stamps (Philately): AUTOGRAPHED STAMP SHEETS
Otto, A signed sheet by the artist who designed it or perhaps some famous person connected with the subject does add value in the minds of some collectors, but exactly how much is pure speculation. Federal Duck Hunting stamps do have a following with regard...

Stamps (Philately): Citation Stamp Album
Hi Brook, The type of album the stamps are in won t give much an indication of their value. Though most stamps from the US will have a greater likelihood of being of value if they are from prior to 1900 (and the book should indicate year, assuming they...

Stamps (Philately): Golden Replica US Stamps
Hi Chuck, This sounds like another set created by Franklin Mint which is to showcase stamps from this era. Typically stamps of this era have a catalog value of around 25cents to 30cents each. Finding a value for them will be tricky, because this set...

Stamps (Philately): India text
Dear Mike, GREETINGS. My apology for the delay. Fig 1. Seems it is an advertisement for a malaria medicine. It is from Titunelvelli to Karaikudi. both in South India State of Tamil Nadu. Print on the cover is in Tamil/Malayalam, the languages I don t know...

Stamps (Philately): stamp values
Hello Iashona, Thanks for your question. Each of the stamps you mention are considered as quite common and have a list value of 25c each. As for finding the values, it s really quite easy. At your local library, check out Scotts Specialized Catalogue...

Stamps (Philately): stamps
Robert, There is interest in test stamps from various collectors. Assuming they are postage stamp test roll, and not for some other purpose. A full roll would have more value, but I have seen strips of 5 to 6 test stamps selling for around $5 to $10...

Stamps (Philately): 5 cent lincoln envelope error
A typical reverse folded envelope would have a fair market value in the $2 to $10 range. There would have been at least an additional 50 or more produced for just this one event. Stacks of printed blanks were removed from the press and transferred to another...

Stamps (Philately): British Stamp
Hi Kirk, Thank you for your question. It is quite rare and Scott no longer lists a price for it. The condition though is really poor. So value would be a small fraction on the price. I would check around your area (depending where you live) I could...

Stamps (Philately): commemorative postage stamp 1959
Constance, The sheet of stamps themselves typically sell for about three times face value. Unfortunately I m unable to speculate on the added value of the binder and signature, though I suspect the presentation would be worth more to a dentist than a stamp...

Stamps (Philately): First day of issue envelopes with cachet
Shirley, They do have value. Most First Day Covers (FDCs) in the date range you specified have a catalog (retail) value of $1 apiece, with some select issues valued up to about $4. The market for FDCs has been soft over the last decade or so. I see most...

Stamps (Philately): Hawaii- 1853
Hi Janine, Ok, thanks very much for sending this image. While it s a little blurry I m rather certain still that this is the Hawaii Scott #11R which is the reprint version of the stamp. There s no need to get distracted by the paper type, the reprint...

Stamps (Philately): JERRY GARCIA STAMPS
Hello Adam, the Jerry Garcia stamp was issued on 15 November 1995 by the Postal Administration of Tanzania (or by an agency that was commissioned by the Post Office). Such official stamp issues don t have and don t need a Certificate of Authenticity ....

Stamps (Philately): A lot of old stamps. One is in the top 10 rarest stamps in the world.
Your pictures show a number of US stamps from the 20th century. All of them have been in use during my lifetime. Sorry, I do not recognize which one you feel is in the top 10 rarest. Perhaps a picture of just that stamp would help. Condition and demand...

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamps shapes
As long as a stamp remains basically 2 dimensional, (height and width), there is really no limit to how the stamp can be shaped. 3 dimensional stamps would become problematic, because then the envelops wouldn t lay flat, or fit through sorting machines. so...

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamps shapes., Rectangle, Square
Rectangle, Square, Diamond: Hello Prashant Certainly Cyprus has been able to produce circular stamps quite recently in 2012 to celebrate the Poland and Ukraine held European UEFA Cup matches on a joint miniature sheet. The mini-sheet was rectangular in shape but with a separate...

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamps shapes.
Hi Prashant, Do you mean, are there stamps that show these 3D shapes? The answer is yes for most of these. They appear in form of graphs, Kepler s Law, various mathematicians etc e.g DDR 1950, Mauritius 1986, France 1989, DDR 1977, Australia 1974, Switzerland...

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamps shapes
Dear Prashant ji, I feel cone or cylinder are 3 dimensional, such stamp may be difficult to make but surely this shape can be out of sheet of stamps. I remember Austria or Finland issued a triangular stamp in sheet of 20 which could be folded to make a cone/pyramid....

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamps shapes
Dear Prashant, As I informed earlier stamps are available in various shapes. Many countries have issued stamps in different shapes. Shape, size, denomination etc. are being decided by Postal Authorities as per their rules and regulations. Regards, Prashan...

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamps shapes.
Hello Prashant, there are no official requirements concerning the shape of stamps. Several countries already have issued postage stamps shaped as a circle or oval and there are even postage stamps in the shape of a banana, a flower or the contours of a...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 1470 omitted color(s)
Hi Gary, Thanks for the question and clear pictures. Gary, there are a couple of major color omitted errors listed in the Scott Catalog. The first is Cat# 1470b with the red (8c) and black engraving omitted. The other is Cat 1470c with the yellow and...

Stamps (Philately): Scott RB65 2 on bottle
Thomas, These are interesting items. Scott catalog isn t a lot of help with these for pricing, but it would be considered a Revenue on Piece , which they don t list. The purpose of these RB (Propriety Revenue) was to indicate a tax collected for...

Stamps (Philately): stamp values
Earl, Postal stationery that is cut to shape is unfortunately not collectible. The other items are common. I would estimate the value at under $1. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass...

Stamps (Philately): Typo on stamp sheet
In the summer of 1814, Britain launched an offensive... The Battle of Fort McHenry was fought September 13/14, 1814, during the British attack on Baltimore. See wikikpedia entries for the War of 1812 for a more complete time line. Typo or not, all...

Stamps (Philately): U.S. Internal Revenue Tax Stamp
Kurtis, This is an interesting part of history, though typically isn t considered so much a stamp in the way that other stamps (like postage or documentary revenue) are treated by the collecting industry. This type of stamp is known as a warehouse...

Stamps (Philately): Blue Chip Stamps
Louis, Blue Chip stamps were a loyalty program set up by grocery stores. Today s equivalent would be the value cards we scan at the register to get discounts and earn fuel points. The program was popular in the 1960 s and 1970 s. I ve seen these stamps...

Stamps (Philately): Cancelled Stamps c. 1960s-1970
Generally speaking, stamps from that era are relatively common as stamps and somewhat too modern to have caught the interest of postal history collectors. There is always the possibility that some collector would find some of your covers of interest but...

Stamps (Philately): EFO
Ken, I would not classify anything that is printed from a personal computer or a USPS kiosk as a philatelic oddity, but there are no official rules in EFO collecting. Perhaps the Stewart test for obscenity applies: You know a philatelic oddity when you...

Stamps (Philately): EFO
Hi Ken, Thanks for the question, Ken, although the Stamps.com stamps are legal postage, they differ from regular stamps in that the postage part is actually printed by the customer. You can order various designs in sheets of 24 then using Stamps.com software/account...

Stamps (Philately): first day covers
Advice and catalogs for US first day covers is best sought here: http://www.afdcs.org/ which is the homepage for the American First Day Cover Society. Unfortunately, I am not aware of anything similar for France and Israel. Possibly the Bale catalog...

Stamps (Philately): need to know the value of my collections sir
Dear Vijay, You may write to me nagpalsofindia@gmail. But I will suggest that you consult some local philatelist who I am sure will give you seasonable suggestions. Or if you are in Chennai, SIPA, the premier philatelic Society is regularly holding meetings...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Envelopes
George, The three cent is Scott U218 issued in 1876 and the one cent is Scott U348 issued in 1893. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples of each envelope have catalog (retail) values of $67.50 and $3.00 respectively. -Mark Leon I deal in United States...

Stamps (Philately): SOUVENIR SHEETS
Hi Brian, Thanks for the question, Brian, the souvenir sheets you describe/show are actually called souvenir pages. As you correctly state that the higher values and later multiple issues do have a higher value. In a lot of cases it is because the cost of...

Stamps (Philately): franklin one cent green
Hi, Thanks for the question. Although this stamp is over a hundred years old, because there were so many issued it is actually considered quite common. It is listed as Catalog# 300 with a list value of 25 cents or 30 cents on cover. Sorry, wish I had better...

Stamps (Philately): full sheets
Hi Gordon, I m afraid I have no good news for you. A sheet is considered a sheet when all stamps are in tact and attached. If they are detached, it s no longer a sheet. What s worse is, you ve now also ungummed all the stamps. This will plummet...

Stamps (Philately): imperforate
Hi Robert, Thanks for the picture. This stamp was issued in 3 different varieties, only one is known with the imperforate (technically called die-cuts omitted) error. The easiest way to identify it, since you have a complete roll is by the Plate number printed...

Stamps (Philately): stamps issued in Northern cyprus, north Cyprus stamps, postmarks
north Cyprus stamps, postmarks, cancel marks: Hello Roger and thank you for your question. Hmmmm, not such an easy one to answer I m afraid as postmarks from Cyprus are specialist enough with north Cyprus even more so. It s difficult to put a price on them because of this. Cancels from Cyprus and...

Stamps (Philately): Star-Spangled Banner forever stamps misperforation
Hi Heather, Thanks for the question, and the great pictures. Heather, as you state these are misperforated or to be more technically accurate they have a diecut shift. These were issued on Jan 28, 2014 and sold in coil rolls of 100. The normal stamps are...

Stamps (Philately): value of $1 stamp
Ben, Definitive stamps such as the $1 Burgoyne Surrender issue were printed by the tens of millions. So many exist in collectors hands that they have not effectively appreciated in value. The stamp is still valid for postage at face value. -Mark Leon...

Stamps (Philately): Us 211B
Russ, The Special Printings were printed and sold as collectibles, and were not valid for postage. There is an argument to be made that special printings do not belong in stamp albums or stamp catalogs because they were not issued for postal use. But...

Stamps (Philately): Us 211B
Hi Russell, Great question. The 211B was printed in 1883 by American Banknote Company. The reason for the special printing was they had a new Steam Powered printing press, and the 211B was meant to be a trial printing. There were about 1000 of the...

Stamps (Philately): 8 cent santa stamp
Hi Ann, Ann, it sounds like what you have is a color shift on the Santa stamp issued on Nov 9, 1972. The Normal stamp is listed in the Scott Catalog as Cat# 1472, they do not list what I like to call minor errors such as this. Although it may appear as double...

Stamps (Philately): Fake #405?
Hi Ken, Given the postmark and cancellation which tie the stamp to the card, and the 1912 date in the post mark, I ve not reason to believe that the stamp is anything other than a 405. The perforations are not so unusual either. Top edge tore very close...

Stamps (Philately): first day of issue envelope
Joe, I believe you are referring to First Day Covers bearing the 22 cent Frederic A Bartholdi issue, the architect and sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. The current catalog (retail) price of these covers, unaddressed and in top condition, is $1.00 apiece....

Stamps (Philately): Scott J 62 Vert pair
Well Aaron, it looks like you have a pair of J62 vertically attached with a Philadelphia Pa. Pre-cancel. Pre-cancelling by the USPS was very common as a means to prevent stamp theft. The J62 was issued starting 1917. In the early 1900 s there was a big...

Stamps (Philately): Value of a stamp
Hi Alba, Well, I have some not so great news for you. This stamp is not from 1875 it just depicts a Indian Head penny from 1875. This is a very modern day stamp (Issued in 1975). It s half of a pair of commemoratiives called Banking and Commerce ....

Stamps (Philately): Value of stamps
Hi Susan, Very sorry for my slow reply, I m traveling in the UK country side at the moment, and my internet access is a little intermittent. These are all modern Commemorative Year Sets issued by the USPS with an accompanying tri-fold album card stock....

Stamps (Philately): Washington
Jozef Hornak, The stamp definitely has freakishly large margins left and right, but I detect evidence of possible perforation holes at the right edge. Making a couple of assumptions based on what I see in the scan, the stamp looks to me to be Scott number...

Stamps (Philately): 1 &1/4 cent U.S. domestic postage rate
Steve, The 1.25 cent stamps were used for bulk mailings by not-for-profit organizations. I cannot imagine a scenario where a bulk mailer would take the time to bisect two stamps, even if they thought it was a valid usage. So without seeing the cover,...

Stamps (Philately): 1975 Mint Set, Classic American Aircraft, and Celebrate the Century
Brendan, Due to a glut in the marketplace, mint stamps from the 1970 s often change hands for under face value. The 1998-2000 Celebrate the Century issues are a little better, with fault-free sheets selling for about double face value. Same for the Aircraft...

Stamps (Philately): 596 stamps
Brant, If you ve found thirteen previously undiscovered Scott 596s plus a 544, I d say you are set for life. Simply consign them to any of the major philatelic auction houses and they will sell your stamps at public auction, insuring that you get maximum...

Stamps (Philately): ID and value help
Hello Leslie, Thanks for your question. As for the two stamps on each end, you need to count the perforations. The ones with 11 perfs are Scott #610, issued on Sept 1, 1923. They carry a list value of 55c in mint condition and 25c used. The stamps...

Stamps (Philately): possible scam on elderly man?
Amber, The so called certificate of authenticity was issued by no authoritative philatelic entity I am aware of, yet I have no doubt the error stamps in your photo are genuine examples of Scott number 2441b, the 1990 Love issue with bright pink omitted....

Stamps (Philately): stamp and postcard enquiry
Josie, Thanks for the images, very helpful. Ok, this is a Russian stamp, printed in 1889, it was a very very common stamp. Russia started printing stamps in 1857, and by 1889 usage of the post had become very common, and this was the denomination for...

Stamps (Philately): Value of Non-Perfed Oliver Holmes Stamp
Hi Randy, Thanks for the question, Randy, 1978 was a good guess, as that is exactly when they were issued. What you have is known as imperforate (imperf) error , This error occurred on 2 different varieties of this particular stamp, both are listed in the...

Stamps (Philately): 1970's stamps
Hello Anne, Thanks for your question. The stamps you have in the picture are all considered as commons and really have no value other than their face value (if in mint condition). You can use these stamps for mailing first class postage as long as...

Stamps (Philately): US 2 cent postage due
Hi Mike, So, we need to understand the manufacturing process for stamps. Realize that 100 s of millions, and in many cases reaching over the one billion mark, making these stamps requires enormous amount of labor. And we are talking in a time when automation...

Stamps (Philately): 25 cent Indian Headdress imperf
Hello Andrew, Thanks for your question./ The stamps you mention were issued in booklet form only as a strip of 5. Some people wrongfully trim stamps with scissors in order to claim a new variety of stamp but they usually get caught. No imperf (on all...

Stamps (Philately): Benjamin Franklin stamps
Hi Jenny, Thanks for the follow-up, Jenny, I checked the picture again, unfortunatly, to me it does appear to be used as I see cancel marks at the bottom and on the right. Because of the cancel, even if there is still a little gum left on the back, it would...

Stamps (Philately): Two Cents Postage Due
Hi Barbara, This 2c postage due is very very common from the era. If it s on it s own like this, it won t have much value, around 25 cents. The Australian stamp, I assume is a brown colored 9d postage, common of the era, shows the platypus about to enter...

Stamps (Philately): Collection Appraisal?
Hello Mary, Thanks for your question. In this forum, we usually do not recommend specific locations for appraisals. However, at your local library, check out a periodical called Linn s. It is loaded with advertisements from companies that will (for...

Stamps (Philately): curious about a found stamp.
Hi Delsey, Well, these things are actually quite common. The gold replica is really virtually worthless. They were a marketing gimmick used by a few groups, Franklin Mint and the Postal Commemorative Society , both of which are pretty worthless. ...

Stamps (Philately): Error Air Mail Envelope?
Hi Dennis, Thanks for the follow-up. You are again correct that the 6 cent flying white airplane to the right with red background was another of the current stamps in use at the time. There was also a 6c orange and white circular design with a plane facing...

Stamps (Philately): Franklin 10c
Martin Boyanov, It is difficult to tell from the photos (because the curved lens of the camera distorts the image). It would be best to purchase a stamp perforation gauge to measure the perforations. Most perforation gauges are inexpensive and can be...

Stamps (Philately): Franklin 596
Shellie, Unfortunately its not possible to determine by a photo whether a stamp is a candidate for Scott 596 because the difference between the rarity and the common issue are measured in fractions of a millimeter. You would start with a perforation gauge...

Stamps (Philately): Identifying Germania Def Issues
Hello Johan, I think you refer to this question/answer. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Stamps-Philately-1610/2013/2/2-pfennig-germania-stamps.htm However, I cannot find the phrase raised background . Maybe it will help to see the enlarged images to realize...

Stamps (Philately): Lindburgh carries the mail envelope
Actually, the images are attached, so able to see it no problem. It does have the C.A.M.2 route indication which is what I was looking for. This was Lindbergh s usual route, and he was the prime carrier for it. This cover appears genuine from the photos....

Stamps (Philately): Lindburgh carries the mail envelope
Lindbergh did carry air mail on many occasions. The first known carriage of air mail by him was an experimental flight on 10 April 1926. For a 20 Feb 1928 flight, I would like to see a photo of the piece if you can scan or photograph it with the most...

Stamps (Philately): Need Help!
Hi Robey, Thanks for the question, Robey, the stamp you have is known as a Christmas Seal , they are not an actual postage stamp. These were issue by a few different charitable organizations over the years to help raise money, amd were often attached to...

Stamps (Philately): scott's #1953-2002
Unless your sheet has full gum but just not noticeable as some modern gums can be(test a tiny corner with a damp finger, if sticky then probably has gum), then Technically, your sheet cannot be mint if the gum is missing. Your sheet may have been used...

Stamps (Philately): stamp values
Hi Susan, Very interesting. The Post Office, back in the early 80 s or so started to use letters like A, B, C, D, etc when they were about to raise the postage rate from one value to another, but that required approval from a government agency first....

Stamps (Philately): US Stamps Maine & Life Insurance
Scott does not list state and local revenue stamps. Yes, there is catalog for these items. The State Revenue Society published a catalog in 2003 and a new edition in 2013. Details on the catalog here: http://staterevenue.org/srs_catalog.html Your stamp...

Stamps (Philately): 594 or 596 ???
Martin, If perforated 11x11, they are almost certainly Scott 552. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art Glass http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html and Halloween Costumes! http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Bluish Paper
Martin, The best way to detect if you have a blue paper issue is to place the stamps upside-down on a white piece of paper. In daylight, normal stamps will appear with a warm yellowish tinge. Blue papers will appear with a darker, cool grayish tinge....

Stamps (Philately): Elvis FDC "I WAS THERE COVER" MEMPHIS, TN
Dear Michael, The Elvis stamp of 1993 is the stamp with the highest circulation that has ever been printed for a commemorative stamp worldwide. As supply and demand determine the price, the value of this stamp is very low. The same applies to the FDCs of...

Stamps (Philately): FDC 22K Gold Replica Stamps
Hi Loretta, Thanks for your question. First, my condolences on the loss of your parents. Mine too have passed away and I still miss them very much to this day. Okay, onto your question. FDC means First Day Cover. The very first day that a particular...

Stamps (Philately): Misprint on "A Flag for All Seasons"???
Mark, It appears to be a red color shift of about one millimeter. An error to be sure, but the market for error stamps is highly speculative. In general, the more dramatic the error, the more an EFO (error, freak and oddity) collector is willing to pay...

Stamps (Philately): missed color
Hi Michael, Thanks for the question, but I m afraid without a picture I can t tell what stamps you are talking about. But even more than that, in many cases the value of an error is determined by the extent of the error, (what I like to call the eye appeal)....

Stamps (Philately): penny red
Hi Robert, Your best bet is to try to get hold of a Stanley Gibbons catalogue to check the penny reds. The Scott Classics catalogue would be best for early US. Of course you could go to the US stamp fair and get a valuation from the dealers there. Go to...

Stamps (Philately): pre-civil war stamps
Mike, The 1857 and 1861 Washington three cent designs were used to produce more than a dozen different issues - some rare, and some common. The differences between the rare and common stamps is subtle, and require direct examination for positive identification....

Stamps (Philately): Scott# 2055-2058 Yellow
Michael, I can confirm that the stamps are indeed Scott number 2055-2058, but it appears from the photo that the color is faded, perhaps from sun exposure? A fault-free mint block of four has a catalog (retail) value of $2.00. -Mark Leon I deal in...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 596 ???
Martin, I m not able to confirm by scan that the stamp is a Scott 596. Your next step would be to have it certified as genuine by a respected expertizing service such as the American Philatelic Society or the Philatelic Foundation. Good luck! -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): Special covers
Hi Siddharth, Thanks for your query. Please note that special covers are issued to commemorate various occasions, event, exhibitions etc. where it is not possible to release postage stamps. Normally Special Covers are available at the place where it is released....

Stamps (Philately): stamps dated 1732- 1932
Danielle Startin, There are no postage stamps from the 1730s - the very first United States stamps were issued in 1845. It reads like the earliest stamps in your possession might begin with the two cent reds of the 1930s. The value of stamps from that...

Stamps (Philately): Surcharge mark on red 2 cent Jefferson
Jessica, The two in the photo do look like die II so I would concur with your identification of UX33. I would expect variations in the surcharge, since there are 46 different types. But be aware that if one or more of the surcharges looks extra clean...

Stamps (Philately): Can't ID stamps with this long word:
Hello Michele, I have received your image with unidentified stamps and found all of them in some catalogs. Here is the list: Top left: Kingdom of Yugoslavia / King Alexander / issued March 1926 Top center (shown upside down in your image): Russia / definitive...

Stamps (Philately): three cents washington error
Hi joakim, Sorry for the delay in answering this, as I just received notice of it yesterday. Joakim, although the centering and condition may be fairly nice (I would say fine to very fine ), I m afraid the other printing varieties you mentioned would not...

Stamps (Philately): Wofgang Amadeus Mozart
Hello Maggie, the stamps shown on your images have been issued by Austria on March 22, 1991 for the 200th anniversary of Mozart s death. The two stamps have been issued as a souvenir sheet (S/S) with a Mozart portrait on the left and an image of the Magic-Flute-Fountain...

Stamps (Philately): 1841 entire London to Genoa
Hi Winston, thank you for question; The postal rate on front is 22 ( decimi di lira or 2 lire e 20 centesimi) and is a payment for French and Sardinian rates according the 1838 convention. For me the letter is pre-payed only for England. The Via di Pont...

Stamps (Philately): 3802 Arctic Tundra, usps
usps: Hi John, Thanks for the question John, you are very observant, the film coating you describe is the tagging. Tagging is applied to most United States stamps nowadays to help the facing and cancelling machines used by the USPS. Without the tagging the machines...

Stamps (Philately): #554 Carmine 2c?
Hi Robbie, This is one of several tricky early US stamps. The price ranges you are seeing are the result of this stamp coming in many forms , with the 554 being extremely common (and most likely). For this design there are 10 varieties: 554 - Flat...

Stamps (Philately): #581?
Hi Robbie, So not sure which 1922 - 1928 1c Franklin you have? Ok, let s narrow some things down. I ll run this one down a little faster than last time, since the premise is the same. First: Press type? Rotary or Flat? In this case, clearly...

Stamps (Philately): Arthur Singer Stamps
Paige, Modern Christmas seals are not highly valued. Most change hands for a few cents apiece. Christmas and other charity seals are a subset of philately, but there are groups that specialize in the area, such as the The Christmas Seal & Charity Stamp...

Stamps (Philately): bedding stamp
Joe, Its a state revenue stamp. State revenue collecting is a moderately obscure area of philately, thus the material does not command much in value, despite being somewhat scarce. In top condition, the stamp could fetch $3 to $5 on eBay. -Mark Leon...

Stamps (Philately): Cottrell Press, pnc's
Johnathon, The coil stamp you describe is Scott number 1898A, issued in 1982. Plate number coils (PNCs) are typically collected in strips of five, with the plate number appearing in the center stamp. Such strips of 1898A are valued at 90 cents apiece...

Stamps (Philately): idaho liquor dispensary stamp
Tom, My reference book on Idaho state revenues shows the stamp you describe, but apparently there are limited records to determine exact issue dates. The book estimates these stamps were issued in the 1940s. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps...

Stamps (Philately): Inherited a stamp
Jade, It might be desirable to cancel collectors, but you d have to find them. I recommend ebay.com. The price marked would be a good starting price for auction. Good luck! -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Untagged US Airmail SS Future of Mail C126
Hi Kevin, Most modern stamps are tagged i. e. they contain chemicals that are detected by the cancelling machine to automatically cancel the stamp as it passes through. Now and then in the printing process a sheet is printed without the tagging, hence the...

Stamps (Philately): untagged US Airmail Stamps
Hi Kevin, Thanks for the question. Kevin, first let me give a quick explanation of tagging. Tagging was originally introduced in the early 60 s. Although the machines are a lot more sophisticated now the idea was pretty much the same, to check for a stamp,...

Stamps (Philately): 1924 Postage Stamp Health Christmas
Catherine, It reads like you are asking about the 1924 Christmas Seal identified as Scott number WX32. It has a current catalog (retail) value of 30 cents. Christmas and other charity seals are often confused with postage stamps but they are not valid...

Stamps (Philately): #C22?
Hi Robbie, There are a number of things that can contribute to increased value in blocks. Let s talk about blocks for a second. Blocks are any group of stamps 4 or more in a contiguous block, of at least 2 rows and 2 columns. (So minimum for a block...

Stamps (Philately): free stamped letter
Hello Jim, Thanks for your letter. The free designation on the front of the envelope is a courtesy that was allowed to politicians and armed forces throughout our history. There are collectors that specialize in collecting letters, signatures...

Stamps (Philately): India Service stamps
Hi Nick, Thanks for your query. In India Service stamps are used for official mails posted by State and Central Government establishments and Semi-Government establishments. Service stamps are made available to Government offices through Post Office treasuries....

Stamps (Philately): stamp
Hi Koncz, Thanks for the question and the great picture. Koncz, I wish I could tell you this was the rare 482a Type Ia, but unfortunately this is clearly a type I, The Type Ia has much heavier shading lines on the toga button and the toga rope. This...

Stamps (Philately): USA 15c embossed postage envelope
Felix, Yes, the picture is attached. Scott U597, issued in May of 1980 in note size and business size. You have the business size. Both sizes are valued at 60-cents in the UPSS specialized catalog and at 55-cents in the current Scott catalog. Bill...

Stamps (Philately): Washington 2c with bleeding head
Jim, The stamp is definitely an oddity, and there is a market for such error stamps, but it is highly speculative. In general, the more dramatic the error, the more an EFO (error, freak and oddity) collector is willing to pay to get it. You could contact...

Stamps (Philately): 1898 proprietary stamps
Bruce, The stamps you describe are Scott numbers RB20, RB21, RB22 and RB23. There are actually two perforation varieties of this battleship revenue issue - rouletted and hyphen hole. It takes a practiced eye to tell the difference between the two. The...

Stamps (Philately): 1981 Give to Easter Seals stamp
Hi Mary, While the SCOTT Specialized catalog for US Postage stamps does carry information about Christmas Seals from their earliest issue (1907) until 1979 (though Christmas Seals continue today), there is only a slight reference to Easter Seals in the...

Stamps (Philately): 1993 Elvis sheets
Hi Steve, Thanks for the question, Steve, I do know the Elvis stamp you are talking about. I have seen numerous color shifts on this issue, most being fairly minor, to some very dramatic ones. The normal stamp is listed the the Scott Catalog as Cat# 2721,...

Stamps (Philately): Appolo Soyuz stamps
Hello Elena, Thanks for your question. The stamps you are asking about are Scott #569 and #1570. They were issued on July 15, 1975. Each of these stamps have a list value of 25c (U.S.) today. Thanks again for your question and let me know if I can...

Stamps (Philately): Eisenhower Stamp booklet
Hello Charles. Thanks for your question. The booklets you have there could be one of three that were used between 1970-1971, The differences is in the gum on the back of the stamp. The booklets are Scott #BK117, BK 118 and BK 119. There list values...

Stamps (Philately): entire trunk filled with old stamps.
Bruce, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist will be able to estimate...

Stamps (Philately): do you know.
Hi Marti, A bit of a tricky one, but I do recognize this stamp. This is a regional issue stamp which was printed in Northwest China around 1949. One way we can notice it s not regular China issue is that all China issued postage stamps were perforated....

Stamps (Philately): LJ Gage stamps
Cyndi, There are three versions of the $1.10 L J Gage revenue issue. Two have text overprinted in black, either Series 1952 or Series 1953 . Since you did not mention an overprint, I assume your stamps are the 1954 version without overprint, specifically...

Stamps (Philately): Question if I mat
John, They are all common stamps. Those that are damaged have no collectible value. Those that are unused and have gum on the back are still valid for postage at their face value. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp
Hello Kaylynn, Thanks for your question. The stamp you are asking about could be one of several. It is difficult to narrow down exactly which one without seeing the type of paper and watermark (if any) it is on. Your stamp was printed between 1912...

Stamps (Philately): stamps
Joe, The vast majority of existing examples are the common varieties. It would take individual examination of each stamp to determine if it was one of the scarcer issues. Check the reference section of your local library for the Scott Specialized Catalog...

Stamps (Philately): stamps USA
Hello Koncz, I wish I could tell you they are rare, but unfortunately they are not. If the pair of George Washington s are Perf 10 as the sticker says then it would be a Scott# 583 with a catalog value of 30 cents each. Even if it is not most of these are...

Stamps (Philately): stamps USA
Hello Koncz, Again, I wish I could tell you they are rare, but unfortunately I don t think it is a 568c. They are either a Scott# 568 or a 699 both have a catalog value of less than a dollar. If you check the perfs and one side is a perf 10 then it would...

Stamps (Philately): mackinac bridge
John, Rather than a first day cover, the item in the picture appears to be a souvenir program. It might be worth a dollar or two to the right buyer. -Mark Leon I deal in United States Stamps http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html American Art...

Stamps (Philately): Post Mark Cancellation Stamp Question
My apologies for the delay, I needed to check a reference at the library. SFPS is short for Spring Ford Philatelic Society From their web page: The Spring-Ford Philatelic Society was conceived on 27 September 1962 in Royersford, Pennsylvania....

Stamps (Philately): Price value
Maria, I suggest bringing your stamps to the next meeting of your local stamp club and ask if there is a member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. You can also look up the value of all your stamps at your local library....

Stamps (Philately): service over print stamps
Dear Mr. Surendran, Thanks for your query. There are possibilities of forged or fabricated overprints and hence Clandestine word has been used. Forged overprints are known hence it is advisable to get such stamps certified. Regards, Prashant Pandya...

Stamps (Philately): value of gold relica stamps
Hello James, Aviation is not my topic, but I already answered questions about gold replica stamps. Please insert this link in your browser http://en.allexperts.com/sitesearch.htm?terms=philately+gold+replica&sdn=en and read all the helpful comments....

Stamps (Philately): 22kt gold replica of the 1976 United States stamp collection
Hello Esther, Thanks for your question. It s one that comes up often and it s good to review. Gold replica stamps were issue by private companies in an attempt to cash in on the popularity of stamp collecting. Gold replica stamps were not issued by...

Stamps (Philately): contract revenue stamps
David, They are revenue stamps. The US Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1861 to help Lincoln pay for the Civil War effort. Revenue stamps were first issued in 1862, and were applied to various documents, bills of sale, bank checks, etc. to show that...

Stamps (Philately): Error Stamps
Hi Michael, Thanks for the question. Michael, the good news is they look like they are worth more than face value. But unfortunately I cannot tell from the pictures, what exactly caused the color variation, and the extent of it. The usual cause is ink...