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Stamps (Philately): golden replicas of the united states stamps,, law of supply and demand, us presidents
law of supply and demand, us presidents, wild life: Hi Darmoni I am writing again to try and clarify about value. It s the law of supply and demand. In business when there is a large number of an item, the value is lower. If there is a lower number of an item, or there would be a shortage, then the value...

Stamps (Philately): golden replicas, postal commemorative society, birds and flowers
postal commemorative society, birds and flowers, ebay: Hello Mark, I receive this question often. Yes, they are collectible, but original buyers very seldom get their original cost back when they sell. Considerable numbers of Golden Replicas are sold on eBay, everything from single covers to lengthy runs...

Stamps (Philately): good book you recommend to find values or can it be done online... (my preference) thanks., doug swisher, catalog publishers
doug swisher, catalog publishers, stamp catalogs: Hello, There is no place online to look up stamp values, other than to visit dealers websites and note retail prices. All the catalog publishers copyright their images, prices, and descriptions, and would NEVER post them on the Internet; if they did,...

Stamps (Philately): How gracious of you to take..., stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, line auction: Genie, Your choices are 1) Keep the collection, 2) Sell the collection privately to a stamp dealer or collector, 3) Donate the collection to a stamp club, or 4) Consign the collection to a stamp auctioneer (or post onto an on-line auction like ebay.com)...

Stamps (Philately): grandpas stamp collection, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Brian, 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): green us inter rev stamps, green stamps, phtos
green stamps, phtos, color photo: Nancy, I m not entirely sure what you have so before I answer (with possibly the wrong information) I m going to ask you to send me a digital color photo (or scan) of the two stamps. Please email them to usmints@cox.net so I can identify the stamps exactly...

Stamps (Philately): a green Thomas Jefferson one cent stamp, thomas jefferson, face value
thomas jefferson, face value, 1c: Laura, The 1968 1c Jefferson is actually a very common stamp. If unused, it is worth face value and is still valid as postage. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): gum replacement, mint sheets, poor storage
mint sheets, poor storage, gum: I ve never heard of gum replacement and you might have problems finding exactly the right type as they have changed so much over the years. I don t think they will have lost too much value from losing the gum more likely the poor storage will be the problem....

Stamps (Philately): Hand-cancelled 3-cent Inter. Revenue Proprietary Stamp, cancellation markings, ebay
cancellation markings, ebay, stampings: Wayne, In philately, the term hand cancelled refers to stamps that have been (most commonly) cancelled with an inked rubber stamp. Stamps postally marked by pen (quill or otherwise) are called pen cancelled . In general, stamps with pen cancellations...

Stamps (Philately): Harding 2-cent stamp, warren harding, pensacola fl
warren harding, pensacola fl, order of magnitude: Urban, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Harding 613, odds of being struck by lightning, rotary press
odds of being struck by lightning, rotary press, rare stamp: Rick, Scott number 613 has the same perforations as 610, and was printed using the same method as 612. The look of 610 versus 612 and 613 is readily obvious, but if you don t have a 612 for comparison, its difficult to describe. 610 has a clean impression...

Stamps (Philately): Harding #613, american philatelic society, philatelic foundation
american philatelic society, philatelic foundation, rotary press: Tasha, Its fairly easy to distinguish a rotary press from a flat plate printing in a side-by-side comparison, but its not something easily described in words. Physically, the rotary press Hardings are one quarter of one millimeter taller than the flat plate...

Stamps (Philately): Harding, harding memorial, issue stamps
harding memorial, issue stamps, rough guesses: Derek, There are four varieties of the 2c black Harding stamp. They differ by perforations and printing method. The two printing methods differ just slightly in design size. The most common of each printing method is Scott number 610, the flat plate,...

Stamps (Philately): Harriet Quimby 50 cent airmail stamps, airmail stamps, mint condition
airmail stamps, mint condition, good shape: Wayne, I sell the Quimby stamps for 90 cents apiece in mint condition. For such a recent issue, a block of four is the same value as four single stamps. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Harry S Truman stamp, government printing office, harry s truman library
government printing office, harry s truman library, chicago manual of style: Hi Chad, All U.S. Harry S. Truman stamps do include the period. It would be a great rarity to find one without it. Below is a brief explanation. In recent years the question of whether to use a period after the S in Harry S. Truman s name has become...

Stamps (Philately): Harry Truman, harry s truman, president truman
harry s truman, president truman, harry truman: Karen, I m not familiar with the story behind the S in President Truman s name, but the Harry S. Truman issue of 1973 is a common stamp. Its worth about face value in unused condition, and about a penny in used condition. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Harry Truman, harry truman, harry s truman
harry truman, harry s truman, mint condition: CP, There were four different stamps depicting Truman issued over the years. I suspect you have either the 8c commemorative of 1973 or the 20c definitive of 1984. Both stamps are very common, worth only a few cents over face value in mint condition. ...

Stamps (Philately): Help me to identify some USA stamps, stanley gibbons catalogue, milwaukee wis
stanley gibbons catalogue, milwaukee wis, usa stamps: Alla, The perf 12 Washington heads differ by paper type and watermark. There is a description of the differences in the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. Also there is an online source that can help: http://www.1847usa.com/washfrank/washfrankmain.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Help me please., quality stamps, catalog value
quality stamps, catalog value, order of magnitude: Kristen, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of...

Stamps (Philately): Help On Stamps, harding memorial, issue stamps
harding memorial, issue stamps, reference desk: Sandra, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs, issue information and current values for every United States stamp ever issued,...

Stamps (Philately): Hilter stamps /Greek Commm., doug swisher, greek sailing
doug swisher, greek sailing, sailing vessel: Hello, This is a short set, which is a common practice among the approval dealers like Littleton, Kenmore, and Mystic. The full set is 10 stamps. The 7 values through the 450 drachmas catalog 20 cents each, a total of $1.40 in used condition, with a retail...

Stamps (Philately): Hindenburg Stamps, first flight, adb
first flight, adb, envelopes: Hi David, I am not an expert on covers such as this, but if you would send me an email to usstamps@direcway.com I will be more than glad to put you in touch with a friend who is. I would think that these are very good covers. If possible, please send a scan...

Stamps (Philately): Hinge Marks on stamp sheets, staple marks, stamp sheets
staple marks, stamp sheets, dull spots: Hi Deborah Hinge marks seldom leave small holes. They leave dull spots on the gum or sometimes leave what are called thins when they have been removed and the hinge has stuck and plucked the paper out. The office often stampled sheets, so staple marks...

Stamps (Philately): Historic Stamps in mint condition, postal commemorative society, ebay
postal commemorative society, ebay, usps: Elsa, You are quite right - 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...

Stamps (Philately): Historically inacurrate stamp or potential misprint, u s air force, 50th anniversary
u s air force, 50th anniversary, wright flyer: Joseph, I m no authority on the Air Force, but an August 1st, 1957 50th Anniversary commemorative first day cover has a current catalog (retail) value of $2.75. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): History of America in Stamps, postal commemorative society, commemorative stamps
postal commemorative society, commemorative stamps, anniversary dates: Lynn, The Postal Commemorative Society specialized in creating collectibles by combining common stamps with attractive packaging. Any value is going to be pure speculation, although I saw what may be the same collection sold on eBay for $22.50 (item...

Stamps (Philately): US History Stamps, edition stamps, supreme court chief justice
edition stamps, supreme court chief justice, history stamps: Cody, All of the stamps you described are common. They have a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents apiece, but 20 cents is the lowest value for any stamp in the Scott Catalog. Your stamps are all still valid for postage. Hughes was a Supreme Court Chief...

Stamps (Philately): Hitler stamp, american philatelic society, arin
american philatelic society, arin, adb: Leroy, If you can send me a couple of pics at studiogd@up.net I can probably give you an answer as to authenticity. If there are high value issues they should be expertised by an organization such as The American Philatelic Society. Hope to hear from you...

Stamps (Philately): Horizontal and vertical stamps, scott numbers, corner blocks
scott numbers, corner blocks, plate blocks: Doug, Multiples from that era have only slightly more value than the same number of stamps individually. Corner blocks of four with attached selvage and plate number are known as plate blocks , and are valued higher than regular blocks of four. -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): Hypothetical stamp collection, 1967, 1918 inverted jenny, collecting stamps
1918 inverted jenny, collecting stamps, sizable collection: Joel, There are as many ways and levels of collecting stamps as there are collectors. There s no way to identify five stamps that fit your criteria. Most collectors, however, prize stamps that are free of defects (i.e. tears, thins, repairs, etc.) ...

Stamps (Philately): half cent orasnge coloured stamp, ben franklin, denominations
ben franklin, denominations, costumes: Michael, Those would be the Ben Franklin stamps from the Presidential issue of 1938. The lowest denominations from that series are very common, especially in used condition. They re worth perhaps a penny apiece. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): How to handle used stamps?, clear sleeves, adhesive strip
clear sleeves, adhesive strip, desirable location: Hi Barbara, Thanks for your question and welcome to this fun and crazy world. Let s start at the beginning. If you have stamps on paper, you can safely remove them from the paper by first soaking them in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes. The stamp should...

Stamps (Philately): help, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Paul, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): help. I know nothing, mint stamps, how to collect stamps
mint stamps, how to collect stamps, souvenir sheet: Hello Annette (for followup), The Fiji government postal site is fine, but will only have current issues, probably nothing older than a year. On eBay, the small amount of money involved should not cause any problems. There is plenty to read on the website...

Stamps (Philately): help, order of magnitude, luck mark
order of magnitude, luck mark, stamp club: Aman, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): hinge vs centering, financial standpoint, irrational exuberance
financial standpoint, irrational exuberance, catalog value: Daniel, It depends on the individual. Many collectors prefer a well-centered LH stamp than an off-centered NH example. But from a purely financial standpoint, the NH copy, valued twice or more than the hinged example, is more desireable. While it is...

Stamps (Philately): hinges, doug swisher, self adhesives
doug swisher, self adhesives, great debate: Hello Peg, Sorry, I don t know the answer to this question; it is a subject of great debate in the philatelic press, as to which product or method is best for self-adhesives. I do not collect recent U.S., so I ve never had this problem. I suggest you...

Stamps (Philately): holes in stamps, perfins club, postage revenue
perfins club, postage revenue, shipping boxes: Hello Wayne, I think you came across some so called perfins . Perfins is an acronym derived from PERForated INSignia or INitialS on stamps. Originating in England in 1868, perfins have been punched into stamps by large commercial organizations such...

Stamps (Philately): Identifing a stamp, left hand corner, number 8
left hand corner, number 8, clue: Hi Darci Thanks for the question. The only country that does not have its name on their stamps is Great Britain. It is defninately not a United States stamp. That is where my expertise is. You might ask someone who is more familiar with world wide stamps...

Stamps (Philately): Identifying US stamps, stamp catalogues, answer mark
stamp catalogues, answer mark, odd number: Hope, Actually there is a reference very close to your description, and it lies within the pages of the Scott Specialized United States Catalogue (in my 2004 edition, it starts on page 72A). Its the Subject Index of Regular, Commemorative and Air Post...

Stamps (Philately): ILLEGAL AFGHANISTAN STAMPS, princess diana stamps, doug swisher
princess diana stamps, doug swisher, w h smiths: Hello Gerry, There are numerous countries, especially where wars are going on, where outside parties have printed illegals and distributed them to the philatelic trade, either by mail order or via the Internet. As long as you are not paying huge prices,...

Stamps (Philately): INHERATENCE, doug swisher, gold overlay
doug swisher, gold overlay, auction sales: Hello Rick, Since these are memorabilia instead of actual stamps, the market value depends on how badly an individual wants them. I found one set (of 20, not 25) on eBay, with an offer to sell them for $150, or about $8 each, taking into account postage...

Stamps (Philately): India Telegraph-Queen Victoria, telegraph stamps, queen victoria
telegraph stamps, queen victoria, half cut: Telegraph stamps are intended solely for the prepayment of telegraph communications and usually attached to, or forming part of the message form. In India telegraph stamps were affixed to telegraph forms in such a way that upper part remained on the portion...

Stamps (Philately): Indian Postal Stationary, stationery envelopes, postal stationery
stationery envelopes, postal stationery, revenue stamps: Thanks for contacting me. Well I understand that you are interested in Fiscal Collection and not Postal Stationery. Postal Stationery included Post Cards, Envelopes, Inland Letter Cards, Aerogrammes etc. For Fiscal items KM Catalogue is standard reference...

Stamps (Philately): Indian postal stationaries, prashant pandya, postal stationery
prashant pandya, postal stationery, ebay: Dear Mr. Kedia, Thanks for your query. You can contact Dealers like M/s Luhadia, M/s Mittal. Also there is one German Dealer from whom you can get good items. Ebay auction is also good source for postal stationery items. You may contact me (edesk.prashant@gmail.com)...

Stamps (Philately): Inflationary Overstamps, german inflation, catalogue value
german inflation, catalogue value, block numbers: Hi Inflation stamps - especially unused - usually have no high catalogue value - might be a bit higher with Plate block numbers. Names and streetnames don t tell me anything - just Berlin - the German Capital in the eastern half if Germany. Hope I could...

Stamps (Philately): Info on Stamps, harry s truman, frontal view
harry s truman, frontal view, reference desk: Mary, The stamps you describe that I can identify are very common, issued no earlier than 1965. The 1c could be any of a dozen or more different stamps, most of them common. You can find more information about your stamps at your local library. Ask at...

Stamps (Philately): Information on a 6 cents Alexandraia.Virginia.Bicentennial stamp, air mail stamps, usa quilts
air mail stamps, usa quilts, virginia stamp: Joan, I don t recognize the Virginia stamp from your description. I d have to see a scan before going further on that one. The rest are pretty common stamps, and its not surprising to see stamps from the 1970 s on modern mail. So many unused copies are...

Stamps (Philately): Information about father's stamps, woman suffrage, blue woman
woman suffrage, blue woman, 50th anniversary: Donna, There have been numerous stamps depicting Washington issued over the years that are denominated five cents, but assuming that your Washington stamp is from the same era as the Suffrage stamps, then your holdings are quite common. The stamps are...

Stamps (Philately): Information on India's Postal Stationary, stationery envelopes, postal stationery
stationery envelopes, postal stationery, information on india: Hello, Thanks for contacting me. Glad to know that you are interested in Indian Postal Stationery. Well, for Pre Independence period, you will have to refer Catalogues of Derek Lang or Manik Jain, where you will find all the details. For Modern India...

Stamps (Philately): Information on a Specific Stamp, catalog value, adb
catalog value, adb, 100 years: Hi Jan, The stamp you are describing is Scott #1382 and was issued on September 26, 1969. It was issued to commemorate 100 years of College football and has a catalog value of $.15. I hope this is helpful and thank you for the question. Best Regards, Arin...

Stamps (Philately): Inheritance, scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay
scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay, stamp catalogs: Hello Natasha, This is a commonly-asked question, and realistically, you have three options. First, in the most basic approach, you can consult the Scott Stamp Catalogs at your local library to get an idea of valuations. Be sure to read the Introduction...

Stamps (Philately): Inherited collection, scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, scott catalogs: Hello Eric, No one can answer your question without knowing what sheet it is. In general, for Japanese items, cancelled stamps are worth less than mint stamps. If the cancellation was some kind of commemorative, in use for just the first day of issue, or...

Stamps (Philately): Inherited Stamp Collection, paper envelopes, plastic boxes
paper envelopes, plastic boxes, order of magnitude: Spring, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Inherited stamp collection., american philatelic society, philatelic foundation
american philatelic society, philatelic foundation, order of magnitude: Gabrielle, Scott number 5 is a rare stamp, especially unused. You won t be able to sell the stamp as a #5 without an expert certificate from either the American Philatelic Society (APS) or the Philatelic Foundation (PF). That aside, stamps with chunks...

Stamps (Philately): Inherited, scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay
scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay, doug swisher: Hello Stewart, This is a commonly-asked question, and realistically, you have three options. First, in the most basic approach, you can consult the Scott Stamp Catalogs at your local library to get an idea of valuations. Be sure to read the Introduction...

Stamps (Philately): Inquiring, air mail stamps, oregon statehood
air mail stamps, oregon statehood, gothic lettering: Hello Marie: The air mail stamps (C25-C31) were furnished to provide a uniform series to replace similar denominations which had been issued at various intervals since 1926. Each stamp is of the special-delivery size, 84/100 by 144/100 inches in dimension,...

Stamps (Philately): Inter Rev 2 Cent Stamp, catalog value, rarity
catalog value, rarity, dee: Elizabeth, The same stamp on green paper is a rarity, with a catalog value of $650. Its important to note, however, that such a stamp can be faked by soaking the common stamp (on white paper) in green dyed water. Such a stamp could not be sold (as the...

Stamps (Philately): US Inter.Rev. two cent stamp, deck of playing cards, revenue stamps
deck of playing cards, revenue stamps, revenue stamp: Larry, The two cent playing cards revenue stamps were issued in blue or orange, but not green (there is, however, a three cent playing cards stamp issued in green). I m not exactly sure what you have, but I m guessing that your stamp is the 2c blue (used...

Stamps (Philately): US Inter. Rev. Proprietary tax stamp, perfume bottle, stamp issue
perfume bottle, stamp issue, resolution scan: John, I m going to need a more detailed description of the stamp for identification. Alternatively, you can email me at usmints@cox.net with a clear, high resolution scan. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): Inter. Rev stamp, mark benson, retail value
mark benson, retail value, two cents: Benson, The two cent stamp is Scott R151, first issued in 1874. Its common, with a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents in used or unused condition. The second stamp is R163, first issued in 1898. Its also common, valued at 20 cents (which is the minimum...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Rev. propietary stamp, perfume bottle, labled
perfume bottle, labled, perforations: John, I received the photo. The stamp affixed was issued during the period 1875 to 1881. It originally had perforations on the edges, but it looks like somebody trimmed them off before attaching the stamp. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue Documentary stamps, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, documentary stamps: Hi Sally, Thanks for your question. The stamps you are talking about--check to see if they have series 1940 overprinted on them. If they do not, they were issued in 1954 and are as follows. The 4c is Scott #R657 and the 5c is Scott #R658. In mint condition,...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue Stamp, perforated initials, silloute
perforated initials, silloute, ebay: Diane, Then it is R244 for sure, providing it is not overprinted with any other text, such as Series 1940 , Future Delivery or Stock Transfer . R244 is valued used at 35 cents for a fault-free, eye appealing example. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue Stamp, old medicine, medicine bottle
old medicine, medicine bottle, revenue stamp: Jolie, The stamp was used to show that the federal tax was paid. The revenue generated was used to help Lincoln finance the Civil War effort. If you will describe the stamp in detail, I can identify it for you and give you an idea of value. -Mark ...

Stamps (Philately): US Internal Revenue Stamp, revenue stamp, stamp collection
revenue stamp, stamp collection, retail value: Penny, Your wine revenue is designated Scott RE151 and is very common in used condition. It has a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents, which is by default the lowest valuation for any common stamp in the catalog. On-paper mixtures dating 1930 s to 1980...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue Stamps (?), internal revenue stamps, internal revenue service
internal revenue stamps, internal revenue service, liberty coins: Hi Donna, Thank you for your question. What you are describing are called Revenue Stamps. They would be attached to anything that got taxed by the Internal Revenue Service. Many items were taxed: mortgages, newspapers, liquors, playing cards etc. There...

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue stamp, internal revenue stamps, mint sheets
internal revenue stamps, mint sheets, revenue stamp: John, Your stamp is the lowest denomination battleship revenue, designated Scott number RB20, first issued in 1898. Its a common stamp despite its age, but pages of such a stamp are not as common, if in fact you mean to say you have full mint sheets....

Stamps (Philately): Internal Revenue stamps, internal revenue stamps, old stock certificates
internal revenue stamps, old stock certificates, ebay: Marty, There have been quite a number of different revenue stamps issued in those denominations. I suggest bringing your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There, in...

Stamps (Philately): Interrev stamp, cancellation stamp, revenue stamps
cancellation stamp, revenue stamps, old photographs: Betty, Your stamp is Scott number R15, a common revenue stamp, first issued in 1864. Revenue stamps are a result of the Revenue Act of 1862 (to help Lincoln pay for the Civil War effort) and were used to show that the federal tax was paid on, among other...

Stamps (Philately): Inventory question, art glass, ebay
art glass, ebay, cto: Mona, I ve managed to avoid this particular controversy because I collect only United States, and the USPS does not sell cancelled to order stamps (first day covers notwithstanding). But it is my understanding that CTO s are valued as used, despite full,...

Stamps (Philately): Inverted George Washington 2c stamp, stamp design, philatelist
stamp design, philatelist, inverts: Matt, I vaguely recall a discussion about inverts, and that it was not possible with monochromatic stamps as they are printed in one pass using engraved metal plates. Inverts are possible only with dual or multi-pass issues. I d be very interested in...

Stamps (Philately): Inverted Jenny, inverted jenny stamp, bearer of bad news
inverted jenny stamp, bearer of bad news, franklin mint: Hi Kris, If it is the issue that I believe it is, it was issued by the Franklin mint or a similiar company. The issue price was about $5.95 I believe. Unfortunately, due to the large quantities of these produced, they are not very valuable. I see them at...

Stamps (Philately): IRS stamps, irs document, document stamps
irs document, document stamps, ball point pen: Dennis, Used revenue stamps do have value, and it depends on condition, overprinted date and denomination. Ball point pen cancellations significantly reduce the value of a revenue stamp in comparison to hand (rubber stamp) cancellations. Ask at the reference...

Stamps (Philately): Iranian Air Post, doug swisher, tabriz iran
doug swisher, tabriz iran, iranian air: Hello Jack, Unfortunately, no one could possibly identify your item from this description. The only clue is that you say it is preprinted with postage, which makes it some kind of postal stationery. The so-called aerograms are customarily printed in...

Stamps (Philately): identification, letter case, stamp catalog
letter case, stamp catalog, ebay: Arthur, In philately, letter case is very important when it comes to stamp designation. There is no 599a, but there is a 599A. 599 is the common Washington 2 cent type I design, and 599A is the rare type II variation. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): identification, doug swisher, genuine stamp
doug swisher, genuine stamp, revenue stamps: Hello, This item is listed in the Confederate Postmasters Provisionals section of the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalog, as #16X1, except the genuine stamp is blue, not black. These are probably reprints or forgeries. See www.stamps.org for expertization...

Stamps (Philately): How to identify Grills, doug swisher, stamp features
doug swisher, stamp features, ebay: Hello Dan, This is a technical subject that s difficult to discuss without illustrations. The Introduction in the first 20+ pages of any Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue provides a broad background study of terms and features pertaining to U.S. stamps,...

Stamps (Philately): identify stamps, bottom corners, ebay
bottom corners, ebay, free eye: Lucy, Your stamp is designated Scott number 708, a low denomination from the Washington Bicentennial issue of 1932. It has a catalog (retail) value of 55 unused, or 20 used, for fault-free, eye-appealing examples. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): How to identify which stamps I have?, american philatelic society, current catalog
american philatelic society, current catalog, specialized equipment: Winston, Grills vary by size (in millimeters) and in some cases by type (points up or down, etc.). A fine millimeter gauge sometimes coupled with magnification is used to determine grill size. It takes some experience to recognize the variety of types,...

Stamps (Philately): identify vintage of geo. washington 3 cent stamp, revenue stamps, tin type
revenue stamps, tin type, old tin: Richard, You have one of three different revenue stamps. Yours likely reads PROPRIETARY along the bottom, but it could also read FORnEXCHANGE or PLAYING CARDS . The stamp should also actually read THREE up the left side and CENTS down the right...

Stamps (Philately): identifying 6c airmail envelopes circa 1941 - 1945, airmail envelopes, box of letters
airmail envelopes, box of letters, ebay: Nadiah, I don t know of a source that shows actual photos of the die varieties of UC2. I have them all in my own collection, and I was able to use the written descriptions in my Scott Specialized to identify each of the varieties. It takes a few minutes...

Stamps (Philately): identifying and estimating value of stamp(s), scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, collectors stamps: Hello, To evaluate your stamps, go to the Library and ask for a Scott Stamp Catalog for Canada and look them up. Read the Introduction first. Do not write the catalog number or the price on the back of the stamp, as that reduces the value to collectors....

Stamps (Philately): imprinted envelope with Lincoln 5 cents stamp, postal stationery, postage stamps
postal stationery, postage stamps, oval frame: Hi Belinda, Thanks for the question. I am going out on a limb here and assuming these envelopes, or postal stationery, are showing Lincoln in an oval frame. If it is more of a square design, write back and I will follow up. They were issued in 1962 and...

Stamps (Philately): incorrectly perforated Liberty Bell 13 cent stamp, precise description, opening bid
precise description, opening bid, perfs: Hello, This is a fairly minor freak perforation, and would sell in the range of $1 per stamp. See Ebay #5534006735 for a somewhat similar item, except perforated down the center of the stamp, and offered in pairs for $4.95 opening bid (no bidders yet)....

Stamps (Philately): india stamps, india catalogue, top towers
india catalogue, top towers, gibons: Hi, Thanks for your querry. I donot want to disappoint you but let me tell you frankly that the stamps which you mention are not expensive stamps. However I suggest you to refer Stanley Gibons Catalogue or Phila India Catalogue for pricing of stamps. Feel...

Stamps (Philately): indian's old stamps, old stamps, three lions
old stamps, three lions, color 13: Dear Hassoon, Thanks for contacting me for your query. The stamps you described are Service Stamps of India and they were issued between 1957-58 in N.P. Series. Please note that these stamps are not expensive and are very common. Regards, Prashan...

Stamps (Philately): indian stamps, indian stamps, kolkata india
indian stamps, kolkata india, philatelia: Hello, I suggest you to refer Manik Jain s PHILAINDIA Catalogue for valuation of the stamps. As such they are not very costly. You can obtain the catalogue from any Stamp dealer or directly from Mr. Manik Jain,M/s Philatelia, One Moti Sil Street, Kolkata,...

Stamps (Philately): info on stamp, mr franklin, mint condition
mr franklin, mint condition, ben franklin: Hello Robert Thank you for your question. The 1/2c ben Franklin can be one of two issues. If the stamp shows Mr. Franklin looking straight at you, it is Scott #1030 that was issued in May 1958. If the stamp shows a bust of Mr. Franklin facing towards the...

Stamps (Philately): information on stamp, usa stamp, ebay
usa stamp, ebay, art glass: Judith, The two cent is a low denomination from the Americana issue of 1975 to 1981. The 25 cent is a regular issue definitive from 1988. Both are quite common. If unused, they are still valid for use as postage. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): information and value, mint condition, ben franklin
mint condition, ben franklin: Hi Andre Thanks for your question. the stamp you are referring to, I think is Scott #524 that had a first known use of March 1920. It is deep green and black in color. In mint condition that stamp would be worth about $200 if you were to buy it at a dealer....

Stamps (Philately): information, nursing profession, student nurse
nursing profession, student nurse, history thanks: Hi Stephania, Thank you for your question. The stamp you describe is Scott # 1190 issued on Dec 28, 1961 to honor the nursing profession. It shows a student nurse lighting a candle. In my opinion, it is one of the more beautiful stamps that the Postal System...

Stamps (Philately): I have inherited alot of fascinating, beautiful stamps; both foreign and american. Used and mint., additional designs, important date
additional designs, important date, 7c: Hi Dezorah, Those stamps can t be from 1829, because that is before they started making any stamps. Probably, you see 1829 printed on the stamps because it is commemorating an important date. My guess is that they aren t worth much, but since there are...

Stamps (Philately): inherited a US stamp collection, unused stamps, commemorative issues
unused stamps, commemorative issues, stamp collection: Barry, Unfortunately, the 1970 s was a stamp collecting boon, where people who weren t even regular collectors hoarded new commemorative issues by the sheets, in anticipation of high returns which never materialized. The vast majority of those stamps have...

Stamps (Philately): I inherited a stamp collection and know next to nothing about stamps., order of magnitude, luck mark
order of magnitude, luck mark, stamp club: Donald, Even used stamps have value. I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist...

Stamps (Philately): inherited stamp collection, scott catalogs, reference desk
scott catalogs, reference desk, stamp collection: Cindy, You can start at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. There is also a stamp identifier...

Stamps (Philately): inherited stamps, what to do with them, scott catalogs, cigar boxes
scott catalogs, cigar boxes, ebay: Ruth, You can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. ...

Stamps (Philately): inherited stamps, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Robyn, 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 upon his or her demise. I assume that did not happen in your...

Stamps (Philately): inquiry iinto us inter rev stamp and cover, free eye, r44
free eye, r44, retail value: Robin, It reads like you have a revenue stamp cancelled in 1872 that is affixed to a document or piece of a document. I don t know what you mean about a folder paper , unless you mistyped and meant to write a folded paper . Anyway, my guess is that...

Stamps (Philately): inter rev 2 cent blue stamp, bluish paper, silk paper
bluish paper, silk paper, free eye: Noe, Your stamp is the Liberty revenue of 1875-1878, Scott number R152. It was issued in three varieties: the unwatermarked version of 1875 on silk paper, and the watermarked versions of 1878 which were either perforated or rouletted. The first two varieties...

Stamps (Philately): us internal revenue stamp, documentary stock, revenue stamps
documentary stock, revenue stamps, revenue stamp: Hi again Arlene I have identified the stamp you mentioned. It is Scott #R15 that was issued back in 1864. It is a fairly common issue and you could expect to pay around 40c if you were to buy it at a dealer. Selling it to0 a dealer would net you approximately...

Stamps (Philately): us internal revenue stamp, revenue stamps, revenue stamp
revenue stamps, revenue stamp, ebay: David, There are more than a dozen different documentary revenue stamps denominated $1. If you can send a scan to usmints@cox.net I can identify your stamp and its value. Similarly, there are numerous different 1c green Washingtons, and several are so...

Stamps (Philately): inverted george washington, andrea lopez, george washington
andrea lopez, george washington, 2c: Hi Andrea, Would it be possible to send me a scan of the stamp in question? There have been so many 2 Washington stamps issued, I want to make sure we are talking about the same stamp. You can email it to: studiogd@up.net Hope I can help you. Best Regards,...

Stamps (Philately): inverted washington, digital camera shots, time andrea
digital camera shots, time andrea, andrea lopez: Hello Andrea, There is no such genuine item known in US philatelic literature. I m not sure which 2c Washington you mean, but all were printed from a single plate; you only get inverts when the stamp is printed in a two-step process, first the frame, then...

Stamps (Philately): Not sure what its worth if anything, number stamps, scott numbers
number stamps, scott numbers, luck mark: Mike, Most of the value of any collection is determined by condition. But having a list of the Scott numbers is quite helpful. I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable member who would be...

Stamps (Philately): iwould like to sell alarge collection of my fathers stamps to settle a family matter how do i go about doing it, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Kendall, 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 upon his or her demise. I assume that did not happen in your...

Stamps (Philately): Jackie Robinson mint sheet, ebay sellers, mint sheets
ebay sellers, mint sheets, doug swisher: Hello, The Jackie Robinson stamp is Scott #2016, and a sheet has a face value of $10. The last 3 sales on eBay were: #5531786788 - $23.95 #5533404764 - $29.99 #5535031993 - $10.50 (poor centering) One sheet is currently bid up to $20.55 (5 bids)...

Stamps (Philately): Jackie Robinson, charleston mint, ebay
charleston mint, ebay, postage stamps: Chad, The stamp itself has a retail value of $1.10 for a fault-free, eye-appealing example. The value of the framed photo with the stamp is not catalogued. I ll take a wild guess and say it might sell for $10 on eBay. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): John Kennedy 1st Day of Issue after assasination, willette, current catalog
willette, current catalog, john kennedy: Mike, The five cent 1964 Kennedy commemorative was issued on April 29, not May. An April 29th First Day Cover has a current catalog (retail) value of $2.25 if postmarked in Boston, or $4 if postmarked in any other city. The stamp by itself in used condition...

Stamps (Philately): John Lennon stamps, international collectors society, certificate of authenticity
international collectors society, certificate of authenticity, stamp issue: Hello Chris, Chad issued 2 different sheets with John Lennon on 15. May 1996. Each sheet includes 9 stamps. Sheet 1: 9 stamps with face value 100 Fr each; Sheet 2: 9 stamps with face value 200 Fr each. Each sheet has a number - hence the number isn t of any...

Stamps (Philately): John Paul Jones 15 cent stamp, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, perforated edges: Hi Sally Thanks for the question. The stamp you are talking about is Scott #1788 issued back in 1979. This is a fairly common stamp and you would expect to pay around 30c for it in mint condition. As for the value you quote, I can t answer that. Flawed...

Stamps (Philately): John Paul Jones misprints, john paul jones, excellent condition
john paul jones, excellent condition, digital photo: Robert, The value of error stamps is speculative. In general, the more dramatic the error, the more an error collector is willing to pay to get it. Can you be very specific about the misprint, or can you send a digital photo to usmints@cox.net? -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): John Paul Jones Stamps, john paul jones, black printing
john paul jones, black printing, efo: Tony, There is a market for 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. I recommend you contact at least two US error stamp dealers...

Stamps (Philately): John Paul Jones Stamps, john paul jones, jpj
john paul jones, jpj, ball park: David, I don t know what single lot # 0322 means, but it reads like you may have some error stamps? If so, I recommend you contact at least two US error stamp dealers for an opinion: Steve Crippe at http://www.freakystamps.com Jack Nalbandian...

Stamps (Philately): John Philip Sousa, john philip sousa, gmx de
john philip sousa, gmx de, stamp catalogue: Hello Merry, thank you for your question. The value of the John Philip Sousa stamp, which was - according to my stamp catalogue - issued on May 3rd.1940, is very low. According to the German Michel catalogue (issued in 2000), the value of a single stamp...

Stamps (Philately): jackie robinson stamp, doug swisher, baseball legend
doug swisher, baseball legend, scott catalog: Hello Steven, The Jackie Robinson stamp, like other commemoratives of the 1980s, was issued in the millions, but it has a premium due to its connections to baseball and Black History. It is Scott Catalog #2016 valued at $1.10 (in 2003). They retail for...

Stamps (Philately): jacqueline cochran, american stamp dealers association, jacqueline cochran
american stamp dealers association, jacqueline cochran, stamp dealers association: Hi Anthony Thanks for your question. I live in the Maryland area and am not familiar with dealers in New Jersey. But I think I can steer you in a general good direction if you d like. Go to the library and look thru a newspaper called Linn s. It is filled...

Stamps (Philately): japanese stamps, scott catalogs, japanese stamps
scott catalogs, japanese stamps, ebay: Shirley, My expertise is in United States stamps, but you can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. They publish photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide,...

Stamps (Philately): the john lennon world postal tribute, certificate of authenticity, postal authority
certificate of authenticity, postal authority, countries around the world: Hello Rene, thank you for your question. There is no postal authority issuing stamps from different countries around the world. So the so called certificate of authenticity is given by a dealer who has compiled the set. To give you an estimation about the...

Stamps (Philately): john lennon, professional stamps, stamps collector
professional stamps, stamps collector, fake stamps: Hello Agnes, so far there are approximately 60 - 70 stamps with John Lennon issued world wide. In addition, there are unfortunately also many fakes. You should tell me the names of the issuing countries so that I can decide which category your stamps belong...

Stamps (Philately): KB stamp logo on revenues, gum side, old stamps
gum side, old stamps, knowing what type: Joy Thank you for your question. You are correct is stating that Kasimir Bileski was a great collector and dealer. I am not sure why he would put his mark on mint never hinged revenues. I know he used to put his mark on used stamps. Not sure why though. I...

Stamps (Philately): Kelantan Stamps, scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, clear forces: Hello Kevan, Kelantan is one of a dozen stamp-issuing provinces of Malaysia (Malaya until 1965). The stamp in question is Scott Stamp Catalog #83, value 30 cents mint and 20 cents used. First Day Covers would be cancelled July 17, not July 18. Souvenir...

Stamps (Philately): Kennedy Stamp Collection, scott catalogs, cardboard sheet
scott catalogs, cardboard sheet, thin cardboard: James, You can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Bring them with you and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country...

Stamps (Philately): All Kinds Of Stamps, scott catalogs, reference desk
scott catalogs, reference desk, local library: Tina, 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 and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue....

Stamps (Philately): King George 1cent yellow, scott catalog, mnh
scott catalog, mnh, stamps: hello The King George stamps that you are asking about were only issued as imperforate. According to the Unitrade Catalogue Sc # 136 MNH Very Fine condition is valued at $75.00 each. For a block of 2 X 20 it is not listed. I would certainly get in touch with...

Stamps (Philately): King Kamehameha stamp value?, mint stamps, king kamehameha
mint stamps, king kamehameha, joan lake: Joan, What you have is the Hawaii Territorial issue of 1937, Scott number 799. Its common. The current catalog (retail) value for the stamp is twenty cents, though among collectors it changes hands for about a nickel apiece. There are other stamps...

Stamps (Philately): I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE VALUE OF MY STAMP?, air mail, 22kt gold
air mail, 22kt gold, ebay: Lena, 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 replica covers sell...

Stamps (Philately): all kinds of stamps, scott catalogs, luck mark
scott catalogs, luck mark, stamp club: Judith, You can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. ...

Stamps (Philately): do you know, scott catalogs, french sudan
scott catalogs, french sudan, ebay: Sarah, Unfortunately my expertise is limited to just United States stamps. You might try your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted...

Stamps (Philately): I do not know much abot stamps..., doug swisher, aps
doug swisher, aps, stamps: Hello, There is no way I could identify the item from a scan. I suggest you have the item expertized by the APS; then there will be no question about the number, and if you sell it, the stamp will bring a much higher price with the APS Certificate. ...

Stamps (Philately): I know nothing!, political appointee, scott catalog
political appointee, scott catalog, scott numbers: Vanessa, What you have are a few of the low denomination press sheets from the Farley Special Printings of 1934. From your description, you have press sheets of Scott numbers 756 (2), 769, and 757 respectively. If they are in good condition, they are...

Stamps (Philately): How do I know what I have?, old stamps, order of magnitude
old stamps, order of magnitude, luck mark: Lesa, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): LARGE STAMP COLLECTION, valuable stamps, perspective buyer
valuable stamps, perspective buyer, rare stamps: George, There are few rare stamps in the era between 1950 and 2000. Most of the modern rarities are the result of postal service mistakes, like the un-issued 1998 yellow H-rate hat stamp. Somehow, an unknown (small) number of the stamps were sent to...

Stamps (Philately): Lady Liberty Error?, 39 cent stamps, lady liberty
39 cent stamps, lady liberty, ebay: Jim, Imperforate modern stamps are never common, and it takes years (and sometimes decades) before the rarity of a particular error is known. There is a market for such stamps, but it is extremely speculative. Generally speaking, the more dramatic the...

Stamps (Philately): Large American Collection Valuation, stamp auctioneer, winter olympic sports
stamp auctioneer, winter olympic sports, w c fields: Dee, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value of...

Stamps (Philately): Large Lot of German Stamps, german stamps, collector stamps
german stamps, collector stamps, expertise thanks: Hi there, of course I am a bit far away to really have a look, but if you want to mail some scans, I will happily look at them and give you an idea about the value. Please mail pictures directly to my e-mail: cybercons@gmx.de I am sorry, I don t know...

Stamps (Philately): Large Stamp Collection, stamp auctioneer, intelligent method
stamp auctioneer, intelligent method, stamp auction: Joe, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Late 1800 stamps, revenue stamps, reference desk
revenue stamps, reference desk, local library: Linda, It reads like you have a few revenue stamps in your possession. All stamps have value to some degree. You can find this information at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and...

Stamps (Philately): Legends of American Music - Elvis, minor blemish, elvis stamp
minor blemish, elvis stamp, otis redding: Hello Caren, thank you for your question. Here is some information about the Elvis stamps: There were 2 different Elvis stamps issued. Both stamps have the identical design but show different inscriptions. The first one was issued on Jan. 8th 1993 and...

Stamps (Philately): Legends of American Music Series, nat king coles, usps stamp
nat king coles, usps stamp, nat king cole: Hello Vinny, thanks for your question. I m not sure if one can say that there is a mistake on Nat King Cole s birthday on the stamp. I think it is only one variant of a miracle which probably nobody will ever solve. Nat King Cole himself used three different...

Stamps (Philately): Legends of American Music series, nat king cole, sheet of stamps
nat king cole, sheet of stamps, current catalog: Amy, I had not heard there was a date error on the Cole stamp, but if so, it was not corrected with a re-printing. The current catalog (retail) value for the pane of 20 is $20. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): Legends of American Music, otis reding, jelly roll morton
otis reding, jelly roll morton, hoagy carmichael: Hello Don, thank you for your question with regard to the Legends of American Music series issued by US Postal service. I unfortunately do not have a Scott Catalogue but can give you the dates and names of honoured musicians. The series were stared in...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln 3 Cent Postage Stamp, stamp issues, printing method
stamp issues, printing method, ebay: Polly, As it happens, because of the time and expense to create a new engraving, the USPS often re-used them on multiple stamp issues. The A158 design was used to print nine different stamp issues between 1922 and 1929. The issues are all the exact same...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln 4 Cent Stamps, lincolns, 4 cent stamps
lincolns, 4 cent stamps, single one: Shaleena, Those read like the 4c Lincolns from the Prominent Americans issue of 1965 to 1978. They re common, and have not yet appreciated much in value. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln 4 cent stamps, 4 cent stamps, likeness
4 cent stamps, likeness, digital photo: Dell, Lincoln is a popular subject of eary US stamps, and there have been a number of different 4 cent stamps issued over the years bearing his likeness. I would need a detailed description of your stamps to identify which ones you have. Alternatively,...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln Picture with stamp, picture of abe lincoln, abe lincoln
picture of abe lincoln, abe lincoln, chatham st: David, Revenue stamps were first issued in 1862 as a result of the Revenue Act, which Congress passed to help Lincoln pay for the Civil War effort. Typically the stamps are cancelled with a date as well as initials or handstamp. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln Stamp, alive thanks, mark thanks
alive thanks, mark thanks, good shape: Hi Dick Thanks for your question. The stamp you are talking about sounds like Scott #555. It is quite common and in used condition, would cost you about $1.25 if you were trying to buy it at a dealer. If selling, it would only bring about 20% to 30% of that...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln stamp - no beard, lincoln douglas debate, george healy
lincoln douglas debate, george healy, stamp set: Ah, yes! No beard indeed. This is Scott #1113 from 1958, a portrait by George Healy. The stamp is worth 20c retail. Interestingly, this stamp is part of a 4-stamp set commemorating Lincoln, and the 4c stamp also shows him without a beard speaking during...

Stamps (Philately): Lincoln stamp, independance hall, carpenters hall
independance hall, carpenters hall, commemorative stamps: Rachel, The 4c Lincoln from 1965 is a very common definitive stamp, worth about double face value unused, and perhaps a penny in used condition. Commemorative stamps from the 1970 s are also quite common. The se-tenant block of four of the 1974 American...

Stamps (Philately): Lindbergh air mail stamp and envelope, mail envelope, mail stamp
mail envelope, mail stamp, air mail: Hoyt, The flight cover might be worth $5 or $10 to a collector. There were four different varieties of the $1 conveyance revenues: imperforate, partly perforated, fully perforated (old paper), and fully perforated (silk paper). The current catalog...

Stamps (Philately): Lithograpy, doug swisher, scott catalog
doug swisher, scott catalog, printing methods: Hello Colin, I really don t have an answer for this. The best suggestion is to read the explanation in the Introduction of any Scott Catalog, which devotes several pages to the topic of printing methods. For Machins, I would find one of each method, where...

Stamps (Philately): LOTS OF STAMPS!, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, douglas fairbanks jr: Hi again Susan and Mark The letters and cards that you have are/may be worth something ! There is a special group of collectors that collect old correspondence. Being that it is from an actor or politician, they can be very desirable. Truthfully, I would...

Stamps (Philately): Looking for value of stamp, art glass, ebay
art glass, ebay, eisenhower: Elliot, Its a common stamp that has not and never will appreciate significantly in value - there are just too many in existence. It s still valid for use as postage. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): Love Postage Stamps, postage stamps, us post office
postage stamps, us post office, scott catalog: Heather, Interesting question. There is no web site I know of, but the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers has a list of all thirty-nine or so issued since 1973 (which depicted the pop art image of stacked Love letters by Robert...

Stamps (Philately): lady liberty error?, lady liberty, nalbandian
lady liberty, nalbandian, perforation: Robert, It is possible you have something interesting. I d show a digital photo of it to a US error dealer for an opinion. Try Steve Crippe at www.freakystamps.com or Jack Nalbandian at www.nalbandstamp.com. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): large unorganized collection, scott catalogs, unorganized collection
scott catalogs, unorganized collection, stamp mounts: Michael, There are software programs available for specific countries, otherwise I d recommend using Microsoft Excel and create your own inventory list. But first I d suggest getting a stamp catalog. Check any bookstore for the Scott Catalogs - there...

Stamps (Philately): led zephlin stamp, doug swisher, led zephlin
doug swisher, led zephlin, rock group: Hello Nancy, I m sure you re referring to the Graf Zeppelin flights! The other Zep is a rock group from the 1970s (and still rockin ). Be sure you NEVER remove the stamp from the envelope. In any case, send me a photocopy of BOTH SIDES, make sure the...

Stamps (Philately): liberty bell stamp, retail values, quality condition
retail values, quality condition, current catalog: Kathy, There were three different booklets issued that contain the 13c Liberty Bell: the 90c combination booklet, the $2.99 combination booklet, and the $1.30 booklet. The current catalog (retail) values for the booklets in top quality condition are $3.25,...

Stamps (Philately): liberty stamp without postage price, stamp errors, vending machine
stamp errors, vending machine, nalbandian: Jim, Miscuts (from the question you referenced) are among the most common of stamp errors, but a missing color is quite desirable, if that is indeed what you have. I d send a digital photo of your stamps to a US error dealer for an opinion. Try Steve...

Stamps (Philately): lincoln 4 cent, sesquicentennial, retail value
sesquicentennial, retail value, costumes: Anthony, It reads like you may have the 4c blue from the Lincoln Sesquicentennial issue of 1959. Its a common stamp, with a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): lincoln stamp, liberty series, violet
liberty series, violet, costumes: Amber, You must be referring to the 4c Lincoln from the Liberty Series, issued in 1954 in the color of red-violet. Its a very common stamp. Used examples are worth just a penny or so. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): us local post stamps, post stamps, quality condition
post stamps, quality condition, mint condition: Ashley, The stamps have a catalog (retail) value of about $400 in top quality condition (providing they are not counterfeit). You can find more information at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States...

Stamps (Philately): where to look 4 # and prices, scott catalogs, reference desk
scott catalogs, reference desk, local library: Eddie, You can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. And...

Stamps (Philately): looking to know how much stamps are worth, first day covers, reference desk
first day covers, reference desk, ebay: Michelle, The value of first day covers depends on what stamp or stamps are affixed, whether or not the cover is addressed, and whether or not the cover is cacheted (decorated, basically). You can find the current retail value of all your covers at your...

Stamps (Philately): Mans First Landing on the Moon, first man on the moon, first landing on the moon
first man on the moon, first landing on the moon, landing on the moon: Hi Chris, Thanks for the question The stamp on the cachet (envelope) that you are describing is Scott s #C76. It is fairly common. If you went to buy this at a stamp dealer, you would probably pay around $5.00. If you sold it, you would maybe get $1.00...

Stamps (Philately): Map set of 1896, orinoco river, stamp image
orinoco river, stamp image, transparent paper: Mr. Rehm, Yes, there are plenty forgeries of these stamps... :( It used to be a nice value series but because of that its value in today s market is almost nothing... :( Beside what Scott said (transparent paper and cracked gum) there are some design...

Stamps (Philately): Martha Washington, martha washington, retail value
martha washington, retail value, coils: Jules, The 1.5c Martha Washington was from the Presidential issue of 1938-39. It was issued in three varieties - sheet stamp, horizontal coil, and vertical coil. The sheet stamp is the most common, and is still common, with a catalog (retail) value of...

Stamps (Philately): Maryland Skipjack Stamp, maryland skipjack, ratification of the constitution
maryland skipjack, ratification of the constitution, ebay: Ben, You are referring to the Bicentennial of the Ratification of the Constitution issue, specifically Scott 2342. I see there is a sheet available on ebay for $15.95 (the seller mistakenly identifies the stamp as the Maryland Statehood issue). Here is...

Stamps (Philately): McKinley 7 cents stamp, standard oil company, mckinley
standard oil company, mckinley, city limits: Wendy, Firstly, your stamp is a precancel. Precancelled stamps have the cancellation applied before the article is presented for mailing. The purpose was to speed up processing by reducing handling. The 7 cent McKinley plate design was used to issue...

Stamps (Philately): MD Skipjack Stamp, skipjack, mint condition
skipjack, mint condition, capitol building: Hello Matt, Thank you for your question. Being from Maryland myself, I am a little partial to this beautiful stamp. It is Scott #2342 and the name you are looking for is Stephen Hustvedt. The stamp itself if fairly common and is worth about 60c in mint...

Stamps (Philately): Melbourne Olympics 1956 edition, melbourne olympics 1956, doug swisher
melbourne olympics 1956, doug swisher, german stamps: Hello, See my previous answer for the Olympics stamps. The exact same answer applies to your German stamps, except they are easier to look up in the catalog, as they will all be listed chronologically under Germany. Do NOT write the catalog numbers on...

Stamps (Philately): Melbourne Olympics 1956 edition, melbourne olympics 1956, doug swisher
melbourne olympics 1956, doug swisher, melbourne 1956: Hello Michael, Sorry, there s absolutely no way to answer this question without knowing all the countries involved and the catalog numbers of all the stamps. A topical collector of sports or the Olympics would be the most likely customer, although in a...

Stamps (Philately): Mexican Customs inspection, doug swisher, mexican customs
doug swisher, mexican customs, immigration consultant: Hello Paul, You need an attorney or immigration consultant to answer this. A bona-fide appraisal of $14,000 means it s worth $14,000 - that s the whole purpose of an appraisal. If you are indicating Scott Catalog value, then it depends on the type of...

Stamps (Philately): Mexican Customs inspection, true market value, mexican customs
true market value, mexican customs, upper peninsula of michigan: Hi Paul, First let me say I envy you moving to such nice warm weather! I am in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and we get our share of cold. As far as your collection, if the appraised value is $14,000 it is usually based on catalog value. True market value...

Stamps (Philately): Mexican Customs inspection, mexican customs, ethical value
mexican customs, ethical value, stamp dealer: Paul, The value of your stamps depends on how they might be disposed. If you were to sell your entire holdings at one time to one stamp dealer, you would probably be offered about $1,400. This price reflects the dealer s willingness to buy every stamp,...

Stamps (Philately): Millennium Stamp, millennium stamps, freddy mercury
millennium stamps, freddy mercury, queen fan: Hello Pam, it is nearly impossible to answer your question without having the name of the issuing country ;-) I assume you are talking about US stamps. Are the stamps from one of the millenium sheets (1950s, 1960s, etc.) ? I found a Rock n Roll stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Minkus Collection and How to have Appraised, stamp auctioneer, usa stamps
stamp auctioneer, usa stamps, valuble stamps: Clif, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Minkus Stamp Album, minkus stamp album, scott catalogs
minkus stamp album, scott catalogs, reference desk: Edith, 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 and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue....

Stamps (Philately): Mint Sheets vs. Individual Mint Stamps, mint stamps, mint sheets
mint stamps, mint sheets, catalog value: Tom, Because of the size of the sheet, most albums will leave spaces for the individual stamps, thus most collectors won t care if they purchase the sheet intact versus separated. So it really comes down to personal preference, because in the future, the...

Stamps (Philately): Mint Sheets, doug swisher, mint sheets
doug swisher, mint sheets, legends of the west: Hello John, Both of these sheets are readily available on eBay, and 10 or 20 sell each week. The regular sheet is #2869, and they are bringing $9 to $12, plus postage. The error sheet is #2870, and they have brought roughly $127 to $162 so far in April....

Stamps (Philately): Mint sheets, mint sheets, air mail
mint sheets, air mail, onion skin: Carol, Yes. Depending on the issue, and selling the sheets one at a time on say, eBay, the three cent and below sheets (from the late 1930 s, 1940 s, and early 1950 s) would bring three to ten times face value. The four cent sheets should sell in the...

Stamps (Philately): Mint stamp sets, mint stamp, mint condition
mint stamp, mint condition, stamp catalog: John, If these are the USPS year sets with the folders, you can find the values at your local library. Ask for the Brookman Catalog. Brookman is a retail stamp catalog, and is the only catalog to list values for all the USPS year sets. In my experience,...

Stamps (Philately): Misperforation, 3c, stamps
3c, stamps, violet: John, There are error collectors who look for mis-perfed stamps, but the value is speculative. In general, the more pronounced the error, the more collectors are willing to pay to get it. Mis-perfed stamps are uncommon, but so are error collectors....

Stamps (Philately): Misperforation, canadian stamps, perforations
canadian stamps, perforations, oddity: Robert, My expertise is in United States stamp only, but misperfed stamps are usually sought by EFO (Error, Freak and Oddity) collectors. Value is entirely speculative, but in general, the more shifted the perforations, the more an EFO collector is willing...

Stamps (Philately): Misperforation, outer frame, a140
outer frame, a140, perforations: Peter, Traditional collectors prize stamps that are well centered within the margins, whereas error collectors prize stamps that are grossly misperforated - the more pronounced the error, the better. Stamps whose perforations cut into the edge of the...

Stamps (Philately): Misperforations, mt rushmore, e bay
mt rushmore, e bay, constance: Hi Constance, Thanks for your question. the error that you have is often found in rolls of coiled stamps. I would not use it for postage. If you are looking to sell the roll, I would suggest one of the Internet sites such as E-Bay or UCanBid2 etc. In my...

Stamps (Philately): Misprinted Stamps, stamp dealers, nalbandian
stamp dealers, nalbandian, misprints: Sharon, There is certainly a market for misprint errors. In general, the more dramatic the error, the more an error collector is willing to pay to get it. Let me refer you to two US error stamp dealers: Steve Crippe at http://www.freakystamps.com...

Stamps (Philately): Mold Damaged Postage Stamps, mint stamps, retail price guide
mint stamps, retail price guide, basement flood: Ken, I m not exactly sure what you mean by time limit . Once a mint, original gum stamp has been exposed to heavy moisture, its a total loss. There is no repair that can return it to its original condition or value. Its just ruined. There are methods...

Stamps (Philately): Mostly US Stamps, stamp tongs, postal stamps
stamp tongs, postal stamps, stamp club: Sandie, I suggest starting with a nice stamp stockbook (I like the brand called Supersafe , but there are many good ones) and a pair of stamp tongs, available at your local stamp shop (or available online at www.subwaystamp.com). Bring your stamps to...

Stamps (Philately): Movie Stamp, maw maw, vivian leigh
maw maw, vivian leigh, current catalog: Maw, The stamp is one of four different designs from the Classic Films issue of 1990. Most collectors save a block of four which contains one of each stamp. Just the Gone with the Wind stamp has a current catalog (retail) value of $1.50. -Mar...

Stamps (Philately): Mozart Stamps, stamp dealers, stamp collectors
stamp dealers, stamp collectors, stamp dealer: Hello Myrna, thank you for your question. First of all I have to appologize for not answering earlier. I was on a business trip in India and had no internet access for some days. Starting a collection of Mozart stamps is a nice idea. However, you should...

Stamps (Philately): MR. LEON, THE STAMP I AM..., letter designations, carrie lee
letter designations, carrie lee, rate customers: Carrie, The F-Rate make-up stamp was first issued on January 22nd, 1991 and has a face value of four cents. On February 3rd, 1991, the first class one ounce letter rate rose from 25 cents to 29 cents. This stamp was used to suppliment left-over 25 cent...

Stamps (Philately): Music, jazz musicians, music study
jazz musicians, music study, stamp collectors: Hello Dennis, thank you for your question. There is a checklist for Jazz musicians issued by a member of the German Philatelic Music Study Group (www.geocities.com/indexe.htm). It was issued in 1997 but unfortunately not yet updated. As far as I m informed,...

Stamps (Philately): Music and Jazz catalogs, gmx de, dear peter
gmx de, dear peter, stamp catalog: Hello Philippe, thank you for your question. I can send you our brochure Jazz in der Philatelie (64 pages, black&white pictures, issued in 1997). The price is 5.50 + postage. Please email me your postal address to motivgruppe.musik@gmx.de The CD-ROM...

Stamps (Philately): Music, Musicians and Music Instruments, english french translations, gmx de
english french translations, gmx de, music study: Hello Kelvin, you ve already found the right place for information about music on stamps! As I m the president of the Philatelic Music Study Group with more than 350 members from all over the world, I can answer most of your questions. My proposal: Send...

Stamps (Philately): Music, antonio vivaldi, munich germany
antonio vivaldi, munich germany, philatelic material: Hello, as far as I know there are 5 stamps issued to honour Antonio Vivaldi: Italy 1975 (Michel catalogue 1508) Monaco 1978 (Michel 1316) Guinea 1992 (Michel 1381 + souvenir Sheet 423) Mexico 1978 (Michel 1616) Ras al Chaima 1871 (Michel 587) All these...

Stamps (Philately): Musical Instruments Stamps, musical instuments, german stamps
musical instuments, german stamps, treasure hope: Hello Karen, the stamps you are talking about were issued by German Democratic Republic on June 14th 1977. Unfortunately it seems that the highest value of the set is missing (70 / showing a trumpet). According to the German Michel Catalogue the value...

Stamps (Philately): madame currie, madame currie, madame curie
madame currie, madame curie, commun: If it s dark brown and perforated: 20 Eurocents If it s dark brown and imperforated: 50 Eurocents If it s blue and perforated: 50 Eurocents If it s blue and imperforated: 50 Eurocents Prices are from 2002 for cancelled stamps. Check out the following...

Stamps (Philately): what does it mean by mint condition, and other definitions., mint stamp, order of magnitude
mint stamp, order of magnitude, luck mark: Diann, That reads like quite a collection. Mint generally referes to a stamp that has not seen postal use. A mint stamp will not have been affixed to an envelope, but may have been affixed to a stamp album page using a mount or paper hinge. Stamps...

Stamps (Philately): us mint plate blocks, us mint, plate blocks
us mint, plate blocks, plate numbers: Ron, There are collectors who continue to collect plate blocks, though its not as hot of an area because of the obvious greed exhibited by the USPS during the 1980 s, when they started putting plate numbers all down the selvage in order to force collectors...

Stamps (Philately): mint sheet stamps, local public library, retail values
local public library, retail values, stamp dealer: Cheryl, The Brookman Catalog lists sheet values for all United States stamps from that era. A current copy can typically be found at your local public library. Note that Brookman lists full dealer retail values, which is the price one would expect to...

Stamps (Philately): US mint sheets, mint sheets, us mint
mint sheets, us mint, postage stamps: Hi Jeff Thanks for your question. First I must congratulate you on cataloging your inventory on a spreadsheet Good Job! You sound like an individual that wants to do things right. That is why I am going to suggest the best method for you. It s a little bit...

Stamps (Philately): mint sheets of stamps and albums, mint sheets, mint stamp
mint sheets, mint stamp, scott catalog: Shelley, When you sell sheets (issued 1960-1980) to a dealer, you re going to get less than face value. But if you were to sell the sheets one at a time on ebay, you would likely get over face value for the majority of them. The first way takes very little...

Stamps (Philately): mis-perforated lincoln stamp, abraham lincoln, efo
abraham lincoln, efo, nalbandian: Virgil, There is a market for 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. I recommend you contact at least two US error stamp dealers...

Stamps (Philately): misc stamps, scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay
scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay, stamp catalogs: Hello Paul, This is a commonly-asked question, and realistically, you have three options. First, in the most basic approach, you can consult the Scott Stamp Catalogs at your local library to get an idea of valuations. Be sure to read the Introduction first,...

Stamps (Philately): misperforated 8 cents Eisenhower stamps, perforation, mother in law
perforation, mother in law, ebay: Gerhard, It s difficult to say exactly what these stamps would bring at auction or sale. That is because some people don t consider it a true error, such as imperforated. I would suggest you look on eBay under US errors, and this should give you some sense...

Stamps (Philately): misprint stamp, nalbandian, american flag
nalbandian, american flag, digital photo: Juliana, The value depends largely on how dramatic the misprint appears. I d send a digital photo of your stamp to a US error dealer for an opinion. Try Steve Crippe at www.freakystamps.com or Jack Nalbandian at www.nalbandstamp.com. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): misprinted love stamps, online auction site, ebay
online auction site, ebay, stamp dealers: Lory, There is certainly a market for misprint errors. In general, the more dramatic the error, the more an error collector is willing to pay to get it. I recommend the online auction site eBay to liquidate most such holdings. Let me also refer you to...

Stamps (Philately): misprinted stamp, worth money, efo
worth money, efo, oddity: Nick, EFO (error, freak and oddity) collectors prize drama. The more dramatic the error, the more such a collector is willing to pay to get it. If your incorrect name error is just a technical nuance, it may not stir much interest. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): misprinted stamps, ink line, 3 cent stamps
ink line, 3 cent stamps, misprints: Terri, The value of such misprints is entirely speculative. In general, the more pronounced or attractive the error, the more error collectors will shell out to obtain it. You might send a scan or digital photo to US error dealer Steve Crippe at www.stevecrippe.com...

Stamps (Philately): misprints ?, steel drum band, scott catalogue
steel drum band, scott catalogue, beautiful island: Hello Macha Thanks for the questions. Lets take one at a time. The first one: the 5c Roosevelt sounds like Scott #557 which was actually issued in 1922. In good used ocndition, it is valued at approximately 30c. It is a fairly common issue.The second one...

Stamps (Philately): mothers of America, james macpherson, mothers of america
james macpherson, mothers of america, blank spot: James, The stamp is monochromatic, so there are no upside-down versions of the stamp like the famous 24c Jenny. Perhaps it was mis-perfed, i.e. perforation holes running down the center of the stamp, but I think you would have noted that. I ve seen...

Stamps (Philately): N.R.A. Stamp, San Fran 1915, and Acadia, national rifle association, national recovery act
national rifle association, national recovery act, panama pacific: Kathy, 1) National Recovery Act issue of 1933. Issued to direct attention to and arouse the support of the nation for the Act. Scott number 732. 2) Low denomination from the Panama-Pacific issue of 1915. Issued to commemorate the San Francisco event....

Stamps (Philately): NASA commemorative stamps, first moon landing, post office stamp
first moon landing, post office stamp, astronaut team: Hi Denise, Re your commemorative program. The value of the stamps would be a minor matter since I suspect they are all modern US which rarely fetch more than 60% face value at auction. However what might be of interest are the signatures on the program....

Stamps (Philately): National Monument stamp 3 Cent, devils tower national monument, tower national monument
devils tower national monument, tower national monument, devils tower: Robert, Devils Tower is in Wyoming, and the 1956 commemorative stamp is very common in used condition. Its worth perhaps two or three cents. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Netherland Antilles ist edition, business size envelope, doug swisher
business size envelope, doug swisher, welfare issue: Hello, The sets in question appear to be the Cultural Arts issue of 3/14/62 and the Child Welfare issue of 7/24/61, plus one other unknown set. As used stamps, the first set catalogs $1, and the second set catalogs 80 cents. Netherlands Antilles is not...

Stamps (Philately): Newburgh plate block SC# 752, gutter pairs, plate numbers
gutter pairs, plate numbers, gum because: Hi Ken, You have a bit of a situation here. Plate number 21120 does indeed belong to SC #727. However, we also have the following quote from the Scott Specialized catalogue which reads, All examples of No. 727 must have original gum, including the gutter...

Stamps (Philately): North Vietnamese Stamp, military illustrations, army helicopter
military illustrations, army helicopter, propaganda campaign: The period 1963-1973 in Vietnam has a number of similar issues, each showing military illustrations against the West as part of a propaganda campaign. Similar issues exist from Lybia, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, etc. The value of such items is not much since it falls...

Stamps (Philately): Norway stamps, stamp catalogue, informative websites
stamp catalogue, informative websites, linn: Dear Pauline, Sorry for the delay. I would suggest the best idea for you to do is to get hold of a Stamp Catalogue. If you don t want to purchase one, many libraries have catalogues to lend. You could try a catalogue like Linn s or Scott, or Facit. ...

Stamps (Philately): nathan hale half-cent stamps, collectible condition, nathan hale
collectible condition, nathan hale, ebay: Frank, The half cent Hales are fairly common despite their age. In unused, collectible condition the stamps could be worth perhaps a nickel or so apiece. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): national parks, plate blocks, quality examples
plate blocks, quality examples, nationalparks: James, The National Parks stamps were issued perforated and imperforate. Plate blocks of the 9c and 10c issues are valued $22.50 and $32.50 (perforated) and $42.50 and $50.00 (imperforate) for fault-free, eye-appealing, top quality examples. -Mark ...

Stamps (Philately): native american postage stamps, jamestown exposition, commerative stamp
jamestown exposition, commerative stamp, ebay: Ronald, There is no United States issued stamp with the Disney character of Pocahontas, but there is a stamp commemorating the real Pocahontas. Its Scott number 330, issued in 1907 for the Jamestown Exposition. Its a rare stamp, with a retail value of...

Stamps (Philately): need help to sell, harmer schau, auction galleries
harmer schau, auction galleries, stamp auction: Kevin, I know a very reputable stamp auction house based in Petaluma that I would trust to handle the sale my own collection. Contact Kurt Schau or Chris Harmer at the Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries. Their toll free number is 800-378-6454. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): need help w/ value of stamps, value of stamps, abraham lincoln
value of stamps, abraham lincoln, franklin mint: Hi David, These sets were probably put together by a private group such as The Franklin Mint or omeone. As far as the stamps are concerned, you can visit my site to find their values. Go to www.artforwildhearts.com and click on ADB Stamps. Once on my homepage,...

Stamps (Philately): new collector, apples and oranges, disney stamp
apples and oranges, disney stamp, fun world: Hi Kevin, Thanks for your questions. Welcome to the fun world of collecting. Let tackle your questions one at a time. The best condition for stamps to be in is mint, not hinged, centered well and good perforations. When you handle a stamp, always use stamp...

Stamps (Philately): new to stamps, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Rene, 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): non cancelled post card, tina tina, company advertisement
tina tina, company advertisement, postal cards: Tina, There was one McKinley postal card variety that I missed when I answered you previously, and that is the variety you have. Your postal card is Scott Catalog Number UX24, first issued on August 10th, 1911. It has a current catalog (retail) value...

Stamps (Philately): non perforated stamps recently purchased, digital photograph, luck mark
digital photograph, luck mark, ebay: Bob, Imperforate errors are always valuable to some degree because there are collectors who specialize in just that area. But the market for errors is speculative. The price one is willing to pay depends on how dramatic the error, and how common it is...

Stamps (Philately): The Offical History of the U.S. in Mint Stamps, princess diana stamps, mint stamps
princess diana stamps, mint stamps, rolls royce cars: Hi again Brittany, Thanks for the follow up. It sounds like what you have there is an album featuring some of the stamps you mentioned. The album itself was not issued by the USPS but the stamps obviously were. It was a marketing idea by a private company...

Stamps (Philately): Oil Wagon 1890's 10.1 cent US Stamp, transportation series, ebay
transportation series, ebay, happy holidays: Brad, Your 1985 stamp is a fractional coil from the Transportation Series of definitives. Its very common, and is not worth much over face value for unused examples. Happy holidays! -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): OLD STAMPS, old stamps, catalog value
old stamps, catalog value, reference desk: Sue, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of issue....

Stamps (Philately): OLD STAMPS, old stamps, youth group
old stamps, youth group, tax deduction: Mary, The majority of 1c to 3c denominated used stamps issued after 1946 are pretty common. Such material is generally sold by weight rather than by individual stamp. You might consider donating the stamps to a youth group and taking a tax deduction....

Stamps (Philately): OLDSTAMPSFOUND, olympic stamps, old stamps
olympic stamps, old stamps, luck mark: Helen, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): Old American Stamps, old stamps, american stamps
old stamps, american stamps, joshua smith: Joshua, Jackson and Jefferson have appeared on numerous US stamps, and without further description, I can t be sure exactly which ones you have. But if they were the versions issued close to the same time as the 6c Eisenhower, then all of your stamps are...

Stamps (Philately): Old Australian Stamps, old australian stamps, scott catalogs
old australian stamps, scott catalogs, valuable stamps: Lauren, My expertise is in United States stamps only, but you can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued...

Stamps (Philately): Old airmail stamp values, e mail address, graf zepplin
e mail address, graf zepplin, airmail stamp: Doug, Previous mounting is the norm for such stamps. Since the beginning of philately, nearly every collector mounted their stamps onto album pages using paper hinges. Its only recently (the past 35 years or so) that anyone really began to care about...

Stamps (Philately): Old Covers, scott catalog, stamp show
scott catalog, stamp show, terrific source: Mary, Cover collecting is a far more speculative part of stamp collecting, and serious collecting requires some serious knowledge. The Scott Catalog attempts to provide values for early stamps on cover as opposed to off cover, but the true value of covers...

Stamps (Philately): Old Covers, first day covers, stamp collector
first day covers, stamp collector, e bay: Hi Mary, I do not collect covers so I really can t be considered an expert in this field. I can, however, tell you what I know. While first day covers are sometimes valuable, I have learned over the years that they are sometimes so mass produced that they...

Stamps (Philately): Old Covers, lubeck germany, ghost town
lubeck germany, ghost town, first day covers: Hello Mary, This is basically an issue of experience and knowledge. Stamp shows are full of experts searching through boxes of covers, or dealers stocks, for rare covers with some trivial feature which the dealer and his regular customers have overlooked....

Stamps (Philately): Old Easter & Christmas Seal Stamps, christmas seal, series numbers
christmas seal, series numbers, reference desk: Barbara, You can find the value of your Chirstmas Seals at your local library. Bring them with you and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for...

Stamps (Philately): Old PO stamps American, world forestry congress, emancipation proclamation 1863
world forestry congress, emancipation proclamation 1863, atomic energy act: Mary, Those are all common stamps from the 1960 s, and not worth very much. I suggest a donation to your local scouting organization. Both boy and girl scouts can earn merit badges for stamp collecting, but they need material to collect. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Old Postage Stamp, smooth sides, digital scan
smooth sides, digital scan, postage stamp: Sheila, It sort of reads like the design of the 1887 Washington issue, but the TWO 2 CENTS is engraved straight across on that stamp. It could be an essay, but I would have to see the stamp to be sure. You can email a digital scan or photo to usmints@cox.net...

Stamps (Philately): Old postage stamp, perforated initials, perfins
perforated initials, perfins, postage stamps: Cindy, It reads like your stamp has perforated initials, or perfins . Before Pitney-Bowes machines, businesses had to buy postage stamps from the post office just like everybody else to send out mailings. Since one stamp looks like any other, it was...

Stamps (Philately): Old Stamp Book, palatka florida, coin company
palatka florida, coin company, scott stamp: Allan, I don t know about the Scott Stamp & Coin Company, but Scott Publishing prints an annual stamp catalog that contains photos and current retail values for every stamp ever issued worldwide. You can find a recent edition at your local library. Ask...

Stamps (Philately): Old Stamp - no date, election ballots, americana series
election ballots, americana series, free ballot: Betty, Your stamps are low denominations from the 1975-1981 Americana series of definitives. They re very common. If unused, they are still valid for postage. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): Old US Stamp, oval pattern, digital scan
oval pattern, digital scan, ebay: Paulo, Washington is a very common subject on US stamps, and I cannot determine which stamp you have from your description. If you could get a digital scan or photo of the stamp and email it to usmints@cox.net I will be able to identify it for you. ...

Stamps (Philately): Old Stamps, old stamps, dean brown
old stamps, dean brown, hi mary: Hi Mary, The stamps you have on the post cards are in the Scott range of #300-335 and were very comonly used to pay the post card rate of the time. Because there were so many issued for this purpose, they do not carry a very high value (15-25 each). I...

Stamps (Philately): Old Stamps, issue stamps, old stamps
issue stamps, old stamps, commemorative stamps: Geo, Letter rate commemorative stamps from the 1950 s to the 1980 s are exceedingly common. Even in sheet form, they are not worth much over face value. If your father happened to save some of the regular issue stamps in sheets, such as the Liberty Issue...

Stamps (Philately): Old US Stamps, reference desk, stamps
reference desk, stamps, grandmother: Kym, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of issue....

Stamps (Philately): Old Stamps, scott catalogs, old stamps
scott catalogs, old stamps, ebay: Sterling, She can find the value of all her stamps at the local library. Have her ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There she will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of...

Stamps (Philately): Old Stamps, old stamps, astronuts
old stamps, astronuts, space car: Kacie, Those are all very common stamps, worth about face value in mint condition. Stamp collectors and dealers often use common stamps as postage. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Old US Stamps, revenue stamps, old stamps
revenue stamps, old stamps, sailing ship: Hi Sandie, I do not deal in nor am I an expert in Revenue Stamps. I deal only in stamps used for postage. The best place to get information about your stamps would be: http://www.ericjackson.com Eric has tons of information on revenue stamps such as yours....

Stamps (Philately): Old stamp collection of South Africa, scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, mint stamps: Hello Paul, At most libraries, there is a set of books called the Scott Stamp Catalog; for your purposes, any set after 1995 will do fine. You will find all the South Africa stamps listed, with valuations for both mint and used. South Africa is not a popular...

Stamps (Philately): Old stamps, old stamps, whistlers mother
old stamps, whistlers mother, smile thanks: Hi Lisa Thank you for your question. The stamp you are asking about is Scott #803 that was issued back in 1938 as part of a presidential series. It is a fairly common issue. In mint condition, you could expect to pay around 20c for this stamp if you were...

Stamps (Philately): Old stamps, scott catalog numbers, samoa i sisifo
scott catalog numbers, samoa i sisifo, local stamp clubs: Hello Mehdi, You did not specify whether you are in Iran or the U.S., so I m assuming you are in the U.S., where you would have access to Scott Catalogs and local stamp clubs. This is a commonly-asked question, and realistically, you have three options....

Stamps (Philately): Old Uncirclelated 5cent Airmail stamps, airmail stamps, air mail
airmail stamps, air mail, picture of an airplane: Hi again Kenneth, I have discovered the stamp you have there. It is Scott #C33 and was issued March 26, 1947. It does show a DC-4 as you guessed. If you went to buy this stamp at a dealer today, you could expect to pay around 20c for it. Selling it to a dealer...

Stamps (Philately): Old unprotected stamps, mint stamps, world war ii
mint stamps, world war ii, collectible value: Kristen, Mint stamps that are stuck down by moisture generally cannot be unstuck without damaging the stamps and/or destroying the integrity of the gum. Either situation renders the collectible value to near zero. Unless the stamps were issued prior to...

Stamps (Philately): Old Washington 2 cent stamp, postmaster general, arabic numeral
postmaster general, arabic numeral, arabic numerals: Art, I did answer your original question on 7/18/06 at 10:08 PM, but it has not yet been read. Here s what I wrote: There are actually 17 different varieties of the two cents Washington design issued between 1908 and 1917. They vary in degree of...

Stamps (Philately): Olympic Stamps, sydney 2000 olympic games, olympic stamps
sydney 2000 olympic games, olympic stamps, australian gold: Hi Zoe, The item sell for around $50-60 since it contains an exclusive sheetlet which alone sells for about $35. It will never gain a huge amount since there are so many of them. The demand for the item will peak when/if Sydney holds another Olympic. Cheers...

Stamps (Philately): How Should I Organize these Stamps?, stock sheets, luck mark
stock sheets, luck mark, stamp club: Alison, Soaking stamps is fun and generally the best way to prepare a stamp for organizing. Until you have an idea of what and how you want to collect, consider placing the stamps into inexpensize stock sheets (available online new or used, or at your...

Stamps (Philately): Organizing Stamp Collection Passed Down, mint stamps, stamp hinges
mint stamps, stamp hinges, scott catalog: Glenn, The standard reference used by stamp collectors and dealers is the Scott Catalog. The most recent multi-volume edition is in the reference section of your local library. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued...

Stamps (Philately): Overprint on Revenue Stamp, revenue stamp, overprint
revenue stamp, overprint, costumes: Beth, The overprint is actually a cancellation by the company that produced the item for which the stamp was used. Unfortunately I m not knowledgeable enough to know for sure what company it was, and I m only guessing it may have been Parke, Davis & Company....

Stamps (Philately): old 1867 stamps inter revenue unperforated, jonathan moulton, heather heather
jonathan moulton, heather heather, postcard collector: Heather, The two stamps you describe have catalog (retail) values of $4 and $15 respectively for fault-free, eye-appealing imperforate examples. But the stamps are more desirable to many collectors while still affixed to the documents. In fact, the deeds...

Stamps (Philately): Very old big collection, trinity episcopal church, american philatelic society
trinity episcopal church, american philatelic society, philippi wv: Hello David, In cases like this, which I see often, I usually recommend that you visit or join a local stamp club, where you will be a welcome guest, and will get acquainted with persons likely to be interested in buying your collection. Dealing with a...

Stamps (Philately): old and interesting US stamps, luck mark, stamp club
luck mark, stamp club, old letters: Kristen, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your covers. Within a short period of time, an experienced philatelist will be able to provide...

Stamps (Philately): old letters, envelopes, stamps, deeds, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, family writings: Hi Linda, Thanks for your question, and it s a good one. Since you did not ask about a specific stamp or cover (envelope), I will try and answer in general terms. First, I have been in the same situation where I find old letters, deeds and notes when...

Stamps (Philately): old polish stamp, stamp encyclopedia, dc 3 dakota
stamp encyclopedia, dc 3 dakota, polish stamp: Hello Andrew, Your stamp is from 1946. It shows a Douglas DC 3 Dakota airplane flying over the ruins of Warsaw after World War II. Its value is nothing to get excited about. Take a look at http://www.stampspoland.nl/series/commun/0395.html to see all...

Stamps (Philately): old postage stamps, old postage stamps, american stamp dealers association
old postage stamps, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association: Hi Cindi, Thanks for your question. There are several options open to your right now. The best is to look in the yellow pages for stamp dealers in your area. make sure that they are associated with ASDA (American Stamp Dealers Association). They have a strict...

Stamps (Philately): old postage stamps, old postage stamps, old stamps
old postage stamps, old stamps, ben franklins: Della, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of...

Stamps (Philately): old stamp, art glass, sonya
art glass, sonya, thomas jefferson: Sonya, Jefferson is a common subject of US stamps. I will need a detailed description of the stamp before I can determine which three cent Jefferson you have. Alternatively, you can send a scan of the stamp to usmints@cox.net and I ll take a look. ...

Stamps (Philately): old stamp, rare variety, rotary press
rare variety, rotary press, printing method: Jessi, Scott 544 is an extremely rare variety of an exceedingly common stamp, Scott 498. Both stamps are alike in that both have the exact same design, both were printed on unwatermarked paper with the exact same color ink, and both were perforated using...

Stamps (Philately): old stamp, western railway company, revenue stamps
western railway company, revenue stamps, postage stamps: Hi Dennis I think I have this identified for you. It is Scott Revenue Stamp #R144, In mint condition you oculd expect to pay around $2.00 for this item. In used condition, you could expect to pay around 55c for this item. If you were to sell it, a dealer...

Stamps (Philately): old us stamp collection, stamp auctioneer, marty barry
stamp auctioneer, marty barry, ebay: Marty, 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 assume that did not happen in your case, so here is my advice:...

Stamps (Philately): old stamp collection, scott catalogs, world war ii
scott catalogs, world war ii, retail values: Marybeth, Bring the book to your local library, and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current (retail) values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. You ll have a...

Stamps (Philately): i have and old stamp collection..., order of magnitude, luck mark
order of magnitude, luck mark, stamp club: Paula, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): old US stamp's value, old stamps, retail values
old stamps, retail values, franklins: Carol, Your stamps are read to be common, with catalog (retail) values at about 20 cents. You can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers....

Stamps (Philately): old stamp, special delivery stamp, perforation gauge
special delivery stamp, perforation gauge, rotary press: Fran, Your stamp is an example of the Special Delivery design used between 1922 and 1931, and it could be one of two different issues - the 1922 flat plate, designated Scott number E12, or the 1927-1931 rotary press, Scott E15. Besides printing method,...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps, stamp auctioneer, old stamps
stamp auctioneer, old stamps, ebay: Joy, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): How old are these stamps?, old stamps, stanely
old stamps, stanely, pandya: Thanks for your prompt response. I am sorry I could not give you exact year since donot have more details of stamps available with you. If you can send me scans of those stamps in low resolution, I can give you more idea. You can email me at edesk.prashant@gmail.com...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps, scott catalogs, old stamps
scott catalogs, old stamps, ebay: Dana, You can investigate the value of all your stamps at your local library. Bring in the stamp album and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps, old stamps, martha washington
old stamps, martha washington, ebay: Jan, There have been few different 1.5c Martha Washington stamps issued over the years, but based on the date of the cancel, I am guessing your stamp is Scott number 805, one of the low denominations of the Presidential series of 1938. The stamp is common,...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps, old stamps, reference desk
old stamps, reference desk, unitedstates: Nolan, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps, old stamps, ok condition
old stamps, ok condition, collectible value: Zac, With smoke damage they have no collectible value at all, but if they have not been postally used (and are still readable), they remain valid for postage. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps, old stamps, current catalog
old stamps, current catalog, two cent stamps: Marilyn, One and two cent stamps, even from the 1920 s, are quite common. The cheapest way to communicate at the time was via postcard, the way we use email now. Hundreds of millions of such stamps were printed and used, and are so common that they have...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps from India, stanley gibbons, indian stamps
stanley gibbons, indian stamps, old stamps: Thanks for your query. I suggest you to refer Catalogue of Stanley Gibbons (www.stanleygibbons.com) for valuation of the stamps. For Indian Stamps you can use PhilaIndia Catalogue published by Mr. Manik Jain. You can also contact any stamp dealer in your area...

Stamps (Philately): old stamps and letters, stamp auctioneer, old stamps
stamp auctioneer, old stamps, soap lake: Sandra, The stamps by themselves are very likely common, and not worth much more than a few cents each. But the items as you describe with the stamps affixed are worth more as objects of postal history and postal ephemera. I suggest getting in touch...

Stamps (Philately): old us stamps, scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, railroad locomotive: Hello, Take them to the library and look them up in the Scott Stamp Catalog; any issue of the past five years will be adequate. Do not write on the backs of the stamps. If they are on envelopes, LEAVE THEM on the envelopes. Write down the number of the...

Stamps (Philately): old used stamps, devils tower national monument, frigate constitution
devils tower national monument, frigate constitution, tower national monument: Susan, The stamps you describe are common, despite being issued fifty or so years ago. Its not unusual for stamp collectors and dealers to use extras for sending packages and letters. All of your stamps have a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents apiece...

Stamps (Philately): older stamps, jeff albrecht, north american indians
jeff albrecht, north american indians, frontier artist: Jeff, Stamps from the 1960 s to the 1980 s are very common, especially in used condition. Unless the covers bearing the stamps were cancelled on the first day of issue, such items are worth very little. In fact, used stamps from that era typically sell...

Stamps (Philately): The oldest postage stamps, doug swisher, useful inventions
doug swisher, useful inventions, australian stamps: Hello, I don t see how this could be true, based on the standard principles of philately, which recognizes England s Penny Black, issued in May 1840, as the first official government postage stamp of any nation. There were a few earlier local stamps...

Stamps (Philately): opera singer stamps, opera singers, vienna opera
opera singers, vienna opera, gmx de: Hello John, there are many more than 22 opera singers on stamps :-) and as I have quite a number of stamps related to music I probably can help you. Please send an email with your wantlist to my private email address: Lgp@gmx.de and don t forgett to mention...

Stamps (Philately): us opera stamp, ponselle, artist mark
ponselle, artist mark, tibbett: Hello Dave, thanks for your question. Unfortinately you did not exactly mention which opera stamps you have - as there are several. Assuming you have the sheet with the singers (and scenes) L. Pons, R. Tucker, L. Tibbett and R. Ponselle (4 of each...

Stamps (Philately): orange george v two pence and 2 s 3s 5s, stanley gibbons, vf condition
stanley gibbons, vf condition, andrew stanley: Stanley Gibbons produce a set of catalogues covering every stamp ever printed that can be borrowed from your local library(they also have a website. If they were used other than for postage, ie receipts for contracts like your HSBC one they are of no value...

Stamps (Philately): original certificate, arin, adb
arin, adb, aps: Ailina, You will have to contact the APS or whatever Association issued the certificates. If you have the cert numbers recorded, that will make it easier. If not, they may be able to look-up the name that had the particular stamp issued to. I hope this has...

Stamps (Philately): original gum and hinges, unused stamps, trans mississippi
unused stamps, trans mississippi, scott catalog: Theresa, Lack of gum reduces the value of 19th century mint (hinged) stamps by about half. The Scott Catalog does not list no gum values for 287 to 290, but the catalog (retail) value for the $1 Trans-Miss is $650 for a fault-free, eye-appealing unused...

Stamps (Philately): ottoman stamp british over print, british occupation, lawrence of arabia
british occupation, lawrence of arabia, ottoman: They are not common. They were overprinted when Lawrence of Arabia helped the Arabs drive the Turks out and when the Brits took over they overprinted the stamps until they could print proper ones. The price/value depends on the condition. Look in your...

Stamps (Philately): Penny Red, scott stamp catalog, penny reds
scott stamp catalog, penny reds, doug swisher: Hello Helen, The problem is, there are at least a dozen different Penny Reds. The most common was the everyday letter stamp for nearly 15 years, and more than two billion were printed, thus it is worth a dollar at most. This variety has an alphabet letter...

Stamps (Philately): Pharmacy Stamp, pharmacy students, current catalog
pharmacy students, current catalog, ebay: John, The current catalog (retail) value is $8 for an unaddressed First Day Cover (FDC) of the Pharmacy issue. It reads like your cover is addressed, and because cover collectors prefer unaddressed, one would likely pay less for it. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Philatelic Panels, 1984 olympic games, stamp collectors
1984 olympic games, stamp collectors, time mark: Holly, I m not quite sure what you have. If by panels you mean some kind of embellished printed page with a stamp or stamps affixed, then I think you would get a better return marketing your holdings to olympics collectors rather than stamp collectors....

Stamps (Philately): Photo Stamps, photo stamps, washington headquarters
photo stamps, washington headquarters, digital photo: Pam, I just can t figure out what you mean by photo stamps. Perhaps you can email a scan or digital photo to usmints@cox.net and then I can identify the material. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): Plate Block of 4, doug swisher, ebay
doug swisher, ebay, time mailing: Hello Jack, After approximately 1935, there is generally no premium for a block of four. It is worth four times a single price. Since the recent Scotts have inflated values for the common stamps, i.e., 20c or 25c minimum for the 3c, 4c, 5c, and 6c commems...

Stamps (Philately): Plate Number on a Single, plate singles, american stamp
plate singles, american stamp, plate blocks: Susan, What you have is a Plate Single, as opposed to a Plate Block. Although plate blocks of multiple stamps are listed in the Scott U.S. Specialized catalogue, plate singles are not listed unless they are extremely rare. Nevertheless, the attached plate...

Stamps (Philately): Plate #'s for Tagged C118 Langley, luck mark, wave uv
luck mark, wave uv, plate numbers: Arlie, Unfortunately I don t have a reference that tells me which plate numbers were tagged, but because so many modern stamps are tagged or have tagging varieties, I d recommend investing in a short wave UV light. I use a Lighthouse model L85 that I got...

Stamps (Philately): Please help with this stamp..., god rest his soul, valuable stamps
god rest his soul, valuable stamps, prayer thanks: Hello Kimberly, Thank you for your question. First, I am sorry for your loss of your father-in law. The stamp you are asking about is quite common. It is Scott#300 and was issued around 1902-1903. In used condition, as your is, you could expect to pay...

Stamps (Philately): I HAVE SOME POLISH STAMPS..., polish stamps, veit stoss
polish stamps, veit stoss, german sculptor: Kathy, You have two very common Polish stamps from the People s Republic era. The green shipyard stamp is from 1952 and it says: We are rebuilding the Gdansk Shipyard . The shipyard was damaged after World War II. The purple saint stamp is from 1956 and...

Stamps (Philately): US POSTAL STAMP, american philatelic society, philatelic foundation
american philatelic society, philatelic foundation, rotary press: David, The differences have to do with the gauge of the perforations and one quarter of a millimeter in design size. It takes experience and special measurement tools to detect the difference. Lots of people report possession of a Scott 596, but nobody...

Stamps (Philately): Polish Stamps Album, polish stamps, stamps album
polish stamps, stamps album, oflag: I am afraid that pre-printed albums for specialized collections do not exist. All albums are for general collections and do not take care about varieties. However, special software exists which enables you to create your own layout, but I am not sure if it...

Stamps (Philately): Polish stamp, polish stamp, color salmon
polish stamp, color salmon, american clergy: This is a treasury revenue. Skarb Narodowy Polski is Polish for Polish State Treasury. Poland was under foreign domination from 1795 until 1918. The years from 1860 to 1918 were also the years of the greatest immigration of Poles to America. In World War...

Stamps (Philately): Polish stamps, scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, polish stamps: Hello Fred, Your question would require far more time than I have available for individual research. You can ask to see a Scott Stamp Catalog for Poland at the library and pick out the ten highest-cataloging items in about an hour. Market value will range...

Stamps (Philately): Polish WWII Stamps, cross of valour, polonia restituta
cross of valour, polonia restituta, philatelic: I can t answer your first question. It depends on where you live. Try to visit a stamp fair or ask your question in a local philatelic store, society or club. About your second question: I am no medal specialist, so I m not 100% sure, but I think that the...

Stamps (Philately): Polska Stamp, pwpw, malecki
pwpw, malecki, style clothing: Take a look at the following web page: http://www.stampspoland.nl/series/people/1969/1804.html Your stamp is denominated 1.50 Zl and it was issued in 1969. The market value of your stamps (used or mint) is nothing to get exited about. Best regards, Be...

Stamps (Philately): Popham Colony stamp, british colonies stamps, english settlers
british colonies stamps, english settlers, british stamp: Hello Phyllis, Thank you for your question. I had to pull out the reference books for this one (smile). Popham County was a short-lived settlement in Maine back in 1607. United States postage got its start back in 1847. I would list this under British...

Stamps (Philately): Post Cards., dave munro, online auction site
dave munro, online auction site, postcard collection: David, Typically first day issues are franked on envelopes (called covers ) rather than postcards. That aside, First Day Covers (FDCs) from the 40s and 50s generally have catalog (retail) values ranging $1 to $5 apiece. The market for FDCs is soft....

Stamps (Philately): Post Office Decoder, linns stamp news, philatelic bibliopole
linns stamp news, philatelic bibliopole, thanks in advance: David, Linns Stamp News (http://www.linns.com) has published columns on some of the modern secret marks and microprinting on stamps as they have been issued, but to my knowledge, there is no comprehensive published source for such data. Another person...

Stamps (Philately): Post stamps, post stamps, post stamp
post stamps, post stamp, detailed description: Edgar, There were lots of different stamps issued in the years surrounding 1892. Some are relatively common, and some quite rare. Without a detailed description of your stamp, I could not possibly give you an idea of value. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Postage due stamps, gum side, due stamps
gum side, due stamps, sheet of stamps: Mike, That depends on which half cent postage due you have. Four different versions have been issued. The first one, Scott number J68, was issued in 1925 and is dull red in color. The second two, Scott numbers J69 and J79, issued in 1930 and 1931 respectively,...

Stamps (Philately): US Postage Stamp Booklet, stamp booklet, catalog value
stamp booklet, catalog value, cover face: Gary, The complete booklets like yours have a catalog value of $7 to $8 or so, but I ve only been able to get about $4 for them on ebay. Broken booklets don t have any value as a collectible item, and because the stamps are so common, you d be better off...

Stamps (Philately): Postage Stamp, sheer cliff, color photographs
sheer cliff, color photographs, reference desk: Scott, Unfortunately I cannot think of a single US stamp that depicts the scene you describe. To solve the puzzle, I suggest heading to your local library and asking at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers....

Stamps (Philately): Postage stamp album, worldwide collectors, world albums
worldwide collectors, world albums, stamp clubs: Hello Denise, I would immediately abandon your idea of copying and faxing the album. No dealer will allow you to fax all that material; it would waste $20 worth of toner and tie up his machine for hours. Also, there is no way to examine condition from...

Stamps (Philately): Postage Values, collecting stamps, reference desk
collecting stamps, reference desk, photographs: Lisa, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of issue....

Stamps (Philately): Postage, honour system, sending mail
honour system, sending mail, british stamp: Hi Bob, Before UPU and the concept of the postage stamp the receiver paid on delivery. Rates varied within nations and from country to country. Some charge for weight, others for distance some used both in complex rating methods. Once the UPU was established...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Cards, postal cards, ux5
postal cards, ux5, postal card: John, The watermark fluid made for stamps works equally well for postal cards and will not damage the specimen, but postal card watermarks are usually easy to see. Try holding the card up to a strong light source. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative Album, united states postal service, commemorative album
united states postal service, commemorative album, states postal service: Hi Joe, Thanks for your question. The gold replica stamps that you are asking about was a set of covers (envelopes) that was issued by a private company specifically for collectors. The gold stamps were not issued by the United States Postal Service. As...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative Society, postal commemorative society, united states postal service
postal commemorative society, united states postal service, fruitless endeavor: Hello Steve, Thank you for your question. Mark s answers are right on the mark and he is also an excellent source of information. All of us here on the website have nothing to gain but the betterment of this hobby! The gold replicas that you are talking...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative Society, postal commemorative society, taking up space
postal commemorative society, taking up space, stamps: Hello Yisroel, Thanks for your question. there is a unique group of collectors that collects these sheets solely. For the most part, if you went to a dealer, it could copst you anywhere from $2 to $3 each for them. Selling them would net you about 20% to...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative Society, postal commemorative society, novice collectors
postal commemorative society, novice collectors, stamp condition: robertashawah, Stamp shows are a good source of knowledgeable dealers and quality material. Also the internet. Google the phrase united states mint stamps . Most reputable stamp dealers are members of the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) or...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Commemorative Society, postal commemorative society, cardboard envelopes
postal commemorative society, cardboard envelopes, family relatives: Sean, Postal Commemorative Society products were not collected by experienced stamp collectors, but rather by novices that were attracted to the added value of the slick packaging and presentation. The stamps themselves are generally very common and...

Stamps (Philately): Postal Currency, fractional currency, left hand corner
fractional currency, left hand corner, scott catalogue: Mark, Fractional Currencies are shown here http://home.earthlink.net/~icepick119/page8.html Your 3c item is pictured half way down the page The Scott Catalogue no longer lists the later issues which don t show pictures of stamps on them, however,...

Stamps (Philately): Postal card, postal cards, postal card
postal cards, postal card, ebay: Sherri, They re fairly common, despite being issued in 1914. In top condition, the cards retail for about 25 cents. They are still valid for use as postal cards, but you d have to add 23 cents. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): Postal commemorative stamps, postal commemorative society, commemorative stamps
postal commemorative society, commemorative stamps, postage stamps: Samantha, The stamps are genuine issues from the USPS. PCS business was to create a collectible item by combining postage stamps with attractive envelopes of their design and have them officially cancelled on the first day of issue. The people who collected...

Stamps (Philately): US Postal Stamp, rooster weather vane, paul dudley white
rooster weather vane, paul dudley white, colorful insects: Laura, Those are all common stamps. In mint condition, they are worth about face value. Postally used, they are worth perhaps a few cents apiece. Note that the weather vane is a one cent stamp. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): US Postal stamps and envelopes, joseph pulitzer, postal stamps
joseph pulitzer, postal stamps, tennessee volunteer: Hello Cheryn, Thank you for your question. For the most part, the first day covers, addressed, are fairly common. In the condition you describe you would pay about $1.00 each for them. There could be some variances though. If selling, you could expect to...

Stamps (Philately): US Postal, doug swisher, us postal service
doug swisher, us postal service, world war ii: Hello Nathan, OK, now I know what you have. They have nothing whatsoever to do with the US Postal Service. These are OPA points, used in various rationing schemes during World War II, not the Depression. OPA stands for Office of Price Administration,...

Stamps (Philately): PRICE OF 1950'S STAMPS, stamp catalogue, stamp club
stamp catalogue, stamp club, best bet: Hi aline, Never an easy question to answer since there are so many variables. Probably your best bet is to visit a stamp show and ask some dealers for a valuation. You could borrow a stamp catalogue from a local library to get an idea since many will sell...

Stamps (Philately): PROBLEM WITH CANCELLED STAMPS RELEASING FROM PAPER, president reagan, naptha
president reagan, naptha, printing methods: Helen, You are not doing anything wrong. You are experiencing the same problems that many collectors currently face, and the situation is getting worse. It is the subject of much discussion in stamp periodicals and chat rooms. Put simply, the new printing...

Stamps (Philately): Pre stamped envelope 3cents, stationery envelopes, dark violet
stationery envelopes, dark violet, postal stationery: Char, My guess is that your postal stationery envelopes (called entires ) were issued in 1950, and are designated Scott number U534. There were five different varieties of the 3c dark violet, with current catalog (retail) values ranging 50 cents to $2.50...

Stamps (Philately): Pre-WW2 European Stamps, philatelic club, stamp catalogues
philatelic club, stamp catalogues, stamp market: The printing technique doesn t always make a price difference. The best thing to do is to get in touch with a local philatelic club or store and ask them how to proceed. Anyway, don t sell your collection to the first man. Advanced collectors may be able to...

Stamps (Philately): Precancels, strange rituals, scott catalog
strange rituals, scott catalog, google: Fred, Precancels are valued as used in the Scott Catalog. They may (and often do) have a different value to a precancel collector, depending on the scarcity of the cancel. Unfortunately I m not familiar with that area of philately. They have their own...

Stamps (Philately): Preservation of mint stamps, mint stamps, booklet panes
mint stamps, booklet panes, self adhesives: Jacki, The best way to preserve mint stamps is to mount them in a stamp album using hingeless mounts. With regard to self-adhesives, I just leave them on the backing paper. In the case of booklet panes, I select a stamp to save, remove the surrounding...

Stamps (Philately): President stamps, air mail stamps, president woodrow wilson
air mail stamps, president woodrow wilson, national air races: Steve, Your first day covers are franked with the three highest denominations from the 1938 presidential series. The current catalog (retail) value of the $1, $2 and $5 FDCs are $50, $100 and $175 respectively. They are pretty scarce, as first day covers...

Stamps (Philately): Price of Composer and Opera Singer Commemoratives, classical conductors, opera singers
classical conductors, opera singers, commemorative stamps: Hello Charles, thank you for your question. The commemorative stamps about classical conductors and composers were issued Sept. 12th 1997, the opera singer stamps were issued Sept. 10th 1997. Unfortunately I do not have the price for the complete plates...

Stamps (Philately): Price of a stamp, stamp catalogue, stamp dealer
stamp catalogue, stamp dealer, jeffersons: Hello Kelly you didn t provide much information about the Jeffersion stamp ;-( There are several stamps with Jeffersons s portrait issued between 1851 and 2002 by US postal service .... However, there is only 1 stamp with a face value of 1 cent. This...

Stamps (Philately): Pricing a Stamp Sheet, elvis stamp, elvis pressley
elvis stamp, elvis pressley, commemorative issues: Cynthia, The USPS anticipated that the Elvis stamp would be popular, and thus printed five times the number of stamps normally printed for commemorative issues. The stamps have not appreciated much in value. Full sheets sell on eBay for about face value....

Stamps (Philately): Princess Di & Prince Charles Postal stamp, scott catalogs, princess diana
scott catalogs, princess diana, prince charles: Erika, My expertise is in United States stamps only, so I can t be much help with your non-US holdings. I suggest bringing your stamps to your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current...

Stamps (Philately): Project Mercury Stamp, mercury issue, project mercury
mercury issue, project mercury, ebay: Deb, An unaddressed First Day Cover of the 1962 Project Mercury issue has a dealer retail value of $3 for those franked in Cape Canaveral. Similarly franked covers with cancellations from other cities retail for $5. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Proprietary US Internal Revenue Stamp on an old Jonteel Face Powder Box, revenue stamps, stock transfers
revenue stamps, stock transfers, revenue stamp: Hello Inis, Thanks for your question. Revenue stamps were used to show payment for an item or service (newspapers, cigars, playing cards, stock transfers etc etc). Not many people have seen or heard of these types of stamps. The series you have there appears...

Stamps (Philately): Proprietary revenue stamp, liver pills, smoke stacks
liver pills, smoke stacks, revenue stamp: Hi Tracy, From your very good description, I can identify the stamp. The only thing you don t mention is the color, and the one I found is violet or brown violet. Int and enue are part of Internal Revenue. prieta is part of Proprietary 189- is...

Stamps (Philately): Pulled USA Olympic Stamps, 1980 summer olympics, olympic stamps
1980 summer olympics, olympic stamps, commemorative stamps: Jarod, Your information is correct up until the part about the USPS pulling stamps off sale. They did not. The 1980 Summer Olympics commemorative stamps were issued in September, 1979. They re common (worth a little over face value), and actually command...

Stamps (Philately): Purple Heart Stamp, purple heart, first day covers
purple heart, first day covers, happy holidays: Hello Nicole, Thank you for your question. The stamp you are asking about is Scott #3784. It was issued on ay 30, 2003. This cover, if you went to buy it at a dealer would cost you in the neighborhood of $1.25 to $1.50. Selling it to a dealer would net you...

Stamps (Philately): Purple Washington 3 cent, Green Franklin 1 cent, Purple NRA 3 cent, nra, stamps
nra, stamps, costumes: Robert, It reads as though you have a few common stamps from the late 30 s, early 40 s. In used condition, such stamps are worth a penny or so apiece. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): pen cancelled stamps, philatelic club, rare stamp
philatelic club, rare stamp, dear brian: Dear Brian, Thanks for contacting me. I am sorry I am not expert in stamps of Tasmania but I can tell you that pen cancelled stamps has no philatelic value unless its rare stamp. But I suggest you to show the stamps to stamp dealers or contact at local...

Stamps (Philately): perforations, truck image, stamp dealer
truck image, stamp dealer, perforations: It is difficult to give an accurate answer this question with seeing the item. If I am visualizing your item correctly, this is what is known as a freak. Mis perforations are not uncommon. They have some premium value. The value will depend on the degree of...

Stamps (Philately): philately, penny black stamps, universal postal union
penny black stamps, universal postal union, united states post office: The first stamp was issued in Great Britain. It s called the Penny Black . This was the first printed stamp. However, stamps were issued earlier, but were handmade, or by using a rubber or metal stamp with inscriptions like Postage Paid , etc. The...

Stamps (Philately): places to sell stamps near NJ/NY, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Francisco, I d first suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable member who would be willing to make a quick assessment of your holdings. With a brief scan, an experienced philatelist will be...

Stamps (Philately): plate blocks, commemorative issues, plate blocks
commemorative issues, plate blocks, decent returns: Byron, Postwar through the late seventies was a stamp collecting boon, where people who weren t even regular collectors hoarded new commemorative issues by the sheets, in anticipation of high returns later on. But with such a glut in the marketplace, the...

Stamps (Philately): plate blocks, number stamps, sheet of stamps
number stamps, sheet of stamps, plate number coil: Hello Allen, A plate block is traditionally a corner block of four stamps with the full margins on two sides, and the printing plate number on one of those margins. They may be mint or used, but the term as understood by Americans generally indicates mint....

Stamps (Philately): plate proofs vs. die proofs, die proofs, india paper
die proofs, india paper, postage stamps: Al, Die proofs are made from the initially engraved die, so they appear as a single stamp design on a piece of wove paper or card stock with large margins all around. Plate proofs are made from the first inking of the production plate, and are printed...

Stamps (Philately): pls i need help;-, lincoln douglas debates, seattle worlds fair
lincoln douglas debates, seattle worlds fair, dag hammarskjold: Adithya, The stamps on your list are very common in used condition. I would put their value at perhaps a penny apiece. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): polish registered cover to ill. 08-01-47, polish stamps, yahoo groups
polish stamps, yahoo groups, debica: Lawrence, I can t answer your question. For two reasons: 1) I m not into covers, nor their values and 2) If anyone would have to make an estimation of what your cover is worth, they need to see it. Here s what you can do: Scan your cover and sign...

Stamps (Philately): polish stamp copyright issues, polish stamps, polish stamp
polish stamps, polish stamp, question sign: I can t help you with that but you may post your question on an online discussion forum for Polish stamps, maintained by Jan Prygoda. There are very professional people that can answer your question. Sign up at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PolishStamps/join...

Stamps (Philately): poloska 150, postal stamp, postage stamp
postal stamp, postage stamp, home nl: Hi, Yes, if it s the one displayed here: http://members.home.nl/bnieborg/series/2206.html 30 lecie wyzwolenia Warszawy is Polish for: 30 years of liberation of Warsaw . Warsaw was liberated in 1945, so 30 years later it s 1975. This stamp is Fischer...

Stamps (Philately): post stamp dated year 1892., post stamp, question mark
post stamp, question mark, costumes: Ana, I cannot identify your stamp from the description you wrote, so yes, please email a photo to usmints@cox.net and I ll take a look. And when you send the photo, please remind me of your question. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): postage due sheets, doug swisher, amateur collector
doug swisher, amateur collector, ebay: Hello Rick, These full sheets (which are legitimately used) are more common than you might think. They represent bulk payments by permit holders on large quantities of underpaid mail in identical format. The Post Office found it much simpler to receipt...

Stamps (Philately): postage due stamps, mint sheets, due stamps
mint sheets, due stamps, amateur collector: Rick, Some foreign postal authorities will sell full mint sheets of stamps to dealers with cancelations as a means of generating income (without the risk that the stamps will be postally used). They are called cancel to order or CTO stamps. I ve never...

Stamps (Philately): postage from europe during world war one, joe thoman, free mail
joe thoman, free mail, ebay: Joe, Soldiers in combat during WW1 did not have to pay postage, and the free mail tradition continues today. Strictly speaking, stamps collecting involves just stamps, but there are collectors of war covers and soldier s mail. Its difficult to put a value...

Stamps (Philately): us postage stamp 1883 used ben franklin, randolph macon college, randolph macon college ashland
randolph macon college, randolph macon college ashland, school president: Wylie, There is not enough information in your question for me to identify which stamp is affixed to your cover. Franklin was a common subject of US stamps at the time. I need to know the denomination, color, and all the text printed on the stamp. Does...

Stamps (Philately): US postage stamp specs., postage stamps, printed design
postage stamps, printed design, stamp collectors: Tom, In certain special cases stamp collectors will concern themselves with the dimensions of a stamp s printed design, but not the overall physical dimensions, if that s what you re asking. Perhaps this website will answer some of your questions: http://www.1847usa.com...

Stamps (Philately): Is this a postage stamp?, christmas labels, march of dimes
christmas labels, march of dimes, christmas seal: Doug, Its not a stamp, its a holiday label (similar to the March of Dimes Christmas Seal). The value is purely speculative. There aren t many around, but there s not a lot of demand either. Here s a guy trying to get $15 out of a partial sheet of 1946...

Stamps (Philately): postage stamps during princely states, stanley gibbons, postage stamps
stanley gibbons, postage stamps, princely states: Dear Mr Mazumdar, For intial queries you can refer to the Stanley Gibbons (U.K.)Stamp catalogue or the Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps Part III, published by Robson Lowe, London. For further information you can email me at deogawanka@hotmail.com....

Stamps (Philately): postage stamps, stamp club, postage stamps
stamp club, postage stamps, order of magnitude: Pam, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): postage value of an old stamp, family violence issues, breast cancer research
family violence issues, breast cancer research, stop family violence: J, The 2001 Heroes stamp is a semi-postal. It was sold for 45 against the 2001 letter rate of 34, with the extra 11 going to charity. The postal service continues to honor the stamp as first class postage for a one ounce letter, as it does with the...

Stamps (Philately): postal cancellations & overstamped, doug swisher, e mail
doug swisher, e mail, comcast: Hello Teresa, You can send scans, but embed them in the message - do not send as attachments, because my security software strips them out automatically. Embedding is easy in Outlook Express, just click on the picture icon at the end of the toolbar, select...

Stamps (Philately): postal cards w/ 1934 postmark, selling on ebay, line pairs
selling on ebay, line pairs, space stamps: Brenda, There is a market for your misperf error stamps, but its speculative. As an example, there are two stamp dealers that have 13c Liberty misperf pairs on eBay. One is trying to get $18, the other $40 (the eBay item numbers are 250130514083 and 190064841716)....

Stamps (Philately): postal cards, postal cards, postal card
postal cards, postal card, current catalog: Dennis, The current Scott Specialized United States Catalog has what may be an enlarged illustration of the die II that might be a bit more clear than the 1967 catalog s depiction. You can find the current catalog in the reference section of your local...

Stamps (Philately): postal commemerative society, 18 carat gold, ebay
18 carat gold, ebay, private companies: Gloria, First day covers with 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...

Stamps (Philately): postal commemorative society, postal commemorative society, commemorative stamps
postal commemorative society, commemorative stamps, history thanks: Hello Deedy. I am goping out on a limb here and guessing that you have what are called commemorative panels. These are sheets that are issued, mostly for collectors. The stamps are real. If they are mint, you can use them for postage but I strongly suggest...

Stamps (Philately): postal commemorative society, postal commemorative society, ebay
postal commemorative society, ebay, usps: Lew, Your first day covers were not issued by the post office, but rather by a private company seeking to profit from the hobby of stamp collecting. Unlike USPS FDCs, the quantities of Postal Commemorative Society FDCs are not publicly known. They are...

Stamps (Philately): postal commermorative society stamps, retail values, reference desk
retail values, reference desk, ebay: Geo, You can find the value of all your First Day Covers at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find quantities and current retail values for every FDC, sorted...

Stamps (Philately): pre issue cancellation, international date line, uss long beach
international date line, uss long beach, nuclear cruiser: Alex, If it was cancelled on board a ship, and the ship was behind the international date line, it is still considered to be a first day cover (it would have been the next day, local time, at the location of the ceremony). The cover may have extra value...

Stamps (Philately): precancel on 1881 proprietary stamp, overprint, federal tax
overprint, federal tax, binghamton: Sheldon, I m not familiar with that particular company, but such stamps were used to show that the federal tax was paid on medicines or elixirs they manufactured. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): preserving stamps, mint stamps, stock book
mint stamps, stock book, humid climate: Minoti, Do your stock books have acid free pages? Most modern stamp stock books have them. That s the first thing to change, if needed. The humidity may be a contributing factor, but sealing the books up with plastic traps the humidity inside. If you...

Stamps (Philately): president roosevelt 5 cent stamp, president roosevelt, resolution scan
president roosevelt, resolution scan, ebay: Bobbi, We ve had two presidents named Roosevelt. The USPS has issued stamps depicting both of them, with several denominated five cents. I m going to need a detailed description of your stamp in order to narrow down what you have. Or you can email a...

Stamps (Philately): president stamps value, mint stamps, mint condition
mint stamps, mint condition, ebay: Amanda, All three are common stamps. Regarding used vs. mint, a stamp can be either but not both (there are some stamps called cancel to order where mint stamps are cancelled but not affixed to an envelope and mailed - but they still count as used)....

Stamps (Philately): The price of a very old stamp, postage stamps, art glass
postage stamps, art glass, ebay: Molly, The first US postage stamps were not issued until 1845, and I ve never heard of Jeorege Western . Perhaps you could describe all of the text appearing on the stamps, I can identify them for you. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): pricing stamp blocks for sale, luck mark, plate blocks
luck mark, plate blocks, catalog value: Betty, Yes. Bring your collection to your local library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp (with values for...

Stamps (Philately): printed green jefferson stamp, postal cards, retail value
postal cards, retail value, 1914: Dia, There have been several different postal cards issued that match your description. The most common is the 1914 issue, designated Scott UX27, with a retail value of 25 cents in mint or used condition (less if it is pre-printed). -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): progress in electronics stamp, stores ebay, usmints
stores ebay, usmints, ebay: Tom, I would contact a dealer in US error stamps about your sheet. Here are a couple that have online presence: Steve Crippe http://www.stevecrippe.com Jack Nalbandian http://www.nalbandstamp.com -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): proprietary stamp, revenue stamp, free eye
revenue stamp, free eye, color of money: James, It reads like you have a revenue stamp, either RB2a or RB2b. Both stamps are printed in green, but 2a is on violet tinged paper and 2b on green tinged paper. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples have a catalog (retail) value of $6.75 and $25.00 respectively....

Stamps (Philately): punched holes in Austria stamp, postage meter machines, doug swisher
postage meter machines, doug swisher, mint stamps: Hello Teresa, What you probably have is a perfin (PERForated INitial). Many countries, including the U.S., allowed businesses and organizations to punch letters or figures into mint stamps, with the intention of preventing stamp theft by employees, which...

Stamps (Philately): purchasing from large dealers, quality stamps, scott catalog
quality stamps, scott catalog, mail order: Tom, Mail order dealers such as Kenmore and Mystic are generally quality conscience because they want to keep their customers happy and coming back. But be aware that you are spending quite a bit more than Scott Catalog value for your stamps when buying...

Stamps (Philately): purchasing various stamp sheets on-line, mint stamps, mark dawson
mint stamps, mark dawson, us mint: Dawson, It should work. If not, go to yahoo or google and perform a search on the words us mint stamps . I come up first on both serach engines. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): Queen Elizabeth I and King George VI, national war memorial, queen elizabeth i
national war memorial, queen elizabeth i, mr humphries: The stamps were issued to commemorate the Royal Visit to Canada in May 1939. The monument is the National War Memorial in Ottawa. If you want more on the background to the visit you should visit the Canadian website and look at 1939. The value could be...

Stamps (Philately): Question about Plate Blocks and Mint Sheets, pb number, mint stamps
pb number, mint stamps, gum side: Robert, Plate blocks are corner blocks of four with full selvage and plate number. From your description, you do not have a plate block, but rather a plate number block of four. It is not valued the same as a plate block. A sheet that has been separated...

Stamps (Philately): Question about Russian Stamps., scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, great patriotic war: Hello, I suggest you consult the Scott Stamp Catalog (Volume 5 for Russia) available at most libraries. There are more than a thousand Russian stamps of the past 40 years that retail for about five cents each, and are readily available on eBay at that...

Stamps (Philately): Question about a stamp tha I cannot locate the value for, prince john, detective work
prince john, detective work, postage stamps: Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your question. My expertise is in United States Postage. But I can give you a lead as to where to find the value. It involves a little detective work on your part and if you have any kids, it would be a fun way to include them...

Stamps (Philately): Question, iranian stamps, scott catalogs
iranian stamps, scott catalogs, tehran iran: Melissa, You can look up the value of your Iranian stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of...

Stamps (Philately): quantity issued, united states postal service, barnes noble
united states postal service, barnes noble, states postal service: Hello Dennis Thank you for your question. There are several sources that supply that information. One of them is from the United States Postal Service. They put out a book yearly that lists all information about each issue (date of issue, designer, quantity...

Stamps (Philately): question about Deutsches Reich stamps, french stamps, german stamps
french stamps, german stamps, ww ii: Sarah, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Rare Stamps, mary mcleod bethune, abraham baldwin
mary mcleod bethune, abraham baldwin, rare stamps: Sonya, 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 replica covers sell...

Stamps (Philately): Rare silver stamp replica's, silver stamp, silver content
silver stamp, silver content, silver bars: These are not stamps and have no value to stamp collectors. If they are in the form of silver bars, then they are worth the silver value. Contact a coin dealer for the latest prices. If they have no measurable silver content, you might get up $1.00 each if...

Stamps (Philately): Rasalkhaima, doug swisher, topical stamps
doug swisher, topical stamps, sand dune: Hello, Ras al Khaima is one of seven Near-East sand dune provinces which issued a wide variety of topical stamps by the tens of thousands in the 1960s and 1970s. Nearly all were produced for collectors, not bona-fide postal duty, and the major catalogs...

Stamps (Philately): Re: US 1942 Victory stamp (Scott) 905 B, american philatelic society, philatelic foundation
american philatelic society, philatelic foundation, stamp catalogue: Al, It is essential to submit the stamps for expert opinion prior to selling. There are two major philatelic bodies that will certify the stamps - the American Philatelic Society and the Philatelic Foundation. Here is information about the APS service:...

Stamps (Philately): Recalled legends of the west, legends of the west, mint condition
legends of the west, mint condition, stamps: Hi Paul, Thanks for the question. The series you are talking about is Scott #2869A-T. If you have a full sheet of these stamps, intact and in mint condition, they are worth about $15.00 if you were to buy them at a dealer. Individually, each stamp in mint...

Stamps (Philately): Red Cloud Stamp, mint condition, red cloud
mint condition, red cloud, ebay: Jerisha, If unused, it is still valid for use as 10 cents postage. As a regular issue stamp, hundreds of millions of copies were printed and sold. Even in mint condition, its just too common to ever appreciate significantly in value. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): Red Cross A Tradition of Service, hanford heirlooms, heirlooms inc
hanford heirlooms, heirlooms inc, inexpensive collectibles: Nancy, All of the United States stamps you listed are common, worth perhaps as much as double face value in mint condition. This reads like Hanford Heirlooms has put together one of these value added items that consist of inexpensive collectibles in...

Stamps (Philately): Red Washingtons, quart size, holy bible
quart size, holy bible, stamp collectors: Hi Carol. Thanks for your question. This subject is, in my opinion one of the hardest to get through, in the entire hobby of stamp[ collecting. There are so many minute details and variations. People have written books on just this topic alone. I found...

Stamps (Philately): Reference materials for identifying stamps?, scott catalogs, world stamps
scott catalogs, world stamps, reference desk: Jody, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. The beginning pages of the catalog...

Stamps (Philately): Removing Used Stamps, stamp tongs, collecting stamps
stamp tongs, collecting stamps, paper envelopes: Jamie, You should initially remove the stamps from the paper. Soak your stamps a handful at a time in warm water for about ten minutes to loosen them from the paper, then dry the stamps between layers of paper towels with a book on top to flatten them...

Stamps (Philately): Roosevelt 1284, collecting stamps, shoe boxes
collecting stamps, shoe boxes, rich money: Rick, 1284D does have perforations. Imagine a pair of stamps taken from a sheet. The stamps have perforations around all four sides, plus a row right down the center of the two. Now imagine that same pair, but missing the perforations down the center....

Stamps (Philately): US/RUSSIAN SPACE EXPLORATION STAMP SHEETS, russia space, stamp sheets
russia space, stamp sheets, catalogue numbers: Sadly, like so many modern issues both are not worth much. The US block sells for below face value, a whole sheet(40) goes for around $5-.(Scott 2631-34 a) The 1992 Russia Space Exploration - Joint Issue with the United States (Scott #6083a) sells for $1.35...

Stamps (Philately): Russian space stamp album, space stamps, club auction
space stamps, club auction, best bet: Hi Carl, The Russian mini albums are typical of that era. Your best bet to sell is at a club auction. If you can contact your local stamp club. Otherwise you could try a local dealer. However prices for CTO Soviet stamps are not high. Cheers Charle...

Stamps (Philately): rare german stamps 1919-23, german stamps, catalogue value
german stamps, catalogue value, stamp values: Hi these are stamps of the inflation times, when Germany was suffering from high inflation. Thats why stamp values were up to hundreds and thousands of German Marks. later there were even stamps issued with millions of german marks and more on them. Unfortunately...

Stamps (Philately): rare stamp?, american philatelic society, philatelic foundation
american philatelic society, philatelic foundation, current catalog: Renay, Yes. You can download a submission form from the American Philatelic Society at the following address: http://www.stamps.org/Services/ser_ExpertizingForm.htm and send in your stamp for an expert opinion. The process costs $20 plus postage both...

Stamps (Philately): rare stamps, rare stamps, luck mark
rare stamps, luck mark, stamp club: Richard, I ve read your question twice, but I m still not sure if your intention is to buy more stamps or sell the ones you have. I would recommend you bring (at least some) of your stamps to the next stamp club meeting in your area. You should be able...

Stamps (Philately): Have some rare, unusual stamps..., old stamps, railway ticket
old stamps, railway ticket, current catalog: S, I don t know anything about railway tickets, and there is not enough information in your question for me to identify the Washington stamps on the back. The blue Radway & Company stamps are private die proprietaries issued between 1898 and 1900. They...

Stamps (Philately): ration stamps, ration stamps, scott catalogs
ration stamps, scott catalogs, old stamps: Pam, I ve seen books of ration stamps sell on ebay in the $5 to $10 range. They re not common, but not particularly hard to find, either. My quick query reveals 30 or so books/groups of ration stamps currently listed on ebay. Regarding the very old...

Stamps (Philately): re:US 10c Skylab stamp, cancell, face value
cancell, face value, audrey: Hi Audrey A used Skylab stamp is worth very little. Even a mint (unused) copy would sell for below face value i.e. less than 10 cents. You would find used copies in club exchange books for 1-5 cents. The wavy cancel is known as a machine cancellation. ...

Stamps (Philately): I received as a gift, an envelope..., lincoln center for the performing arts, national dance week
lincoln center for the performing arts, national dance week, dance merchants: Hi Harriet, first I have to apologize for the delay in my answer. It was mainly caused by your question which sounds very simple. However, finding an answer caused a lot of investigation. This set of stamps was issued to heighten the awareness of dance...

Stamps (Philately): red stamp round 2 cents, postal stationery, collectible value
postal stationery, collectible value, torn piece: LeeAnn, Its a torn piece from a pre-printed postage-paid envelope, or postal stationery entire . This particular Washington design first appeared in 1915. Due to the poor condition, however, it has no collectible value. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): red washington 2 cent "stamp", postal stationery, two cents
postal stationery, two cents, bust: Hi Erik, Thank you for your question. What you have there is referred to as Postal Stationery. The stamp is part of the envelope as you describe. The stamp you have there is Scott #U380 and was issued back in 1903. If you have it on an envelope it is...

Stamps (Philately): reply to something sent, cachets, goteborg
cachets, goteborg, personal interest: es I remember I received your letter with the cover, actually it was quite a common envelope with common cachets. It is somewhere in the cartons now, as I am moving from one apartment to the other. Things are a little bit stirred up. How much did we agree...

Stamps (Philately): resources to determine value of stamps, dag hammarskjold, value of stamps
dag hammarskjold, value of stamps, inverted jenny: Jim, I don t know if you know the story behind the Hammarskjold error. A guy (I don t recall his name) found a pane of fifty stamps that was inverted and immediately went public with his discovery. The USPS had just finished producing over 121 million...

Stamps (Philately): revenue stamp, revenue stamp, retail value
revenue stamp, retail value, pennies: Keith, Your battleship revenue stamp is quite common, despite being issued in 1898. It has a catalog (retail) value of 25 cents for a fault-free example. The savings stamp is from 1954 and is worth just a few pennies. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): revenue stamps, internal revenue stamps, silk fibers
internal revenue stamps, silk fibers, george washingtons: Hi Sean, Sorry for the delay . . .Internal revenue stamps are very difficult to identify looking at them closely. Some even have silk fibers in the paper that can change the value. You can look in the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue at the library, or...

Stamps (Philately): roosevelt 6 cent stamp, scott stamp catalog, doug swisher
scott stamp catalog, doug swisher, franklin d roosevelt: Hello Dan, There are numerous 6c Roosevelt stamps, none of which are worth more than fifteen cents, mint or used. If you can find a Scott Stamp Catalog at the library, it is probably #1284 or #1297. Sorry for the delay, I was moving cross-country over...

Stamps (Philately): roosevelt stamp, eleanor roosevelt, retail value
eleanor roosevelt, retail value, costumes: Maureen, It is a collectible, though common stamp. It has a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents in used or unused condition. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): rotary vs flat plate printing, stamp tongs, collecting stamps
stamp tongs, collecting stamps, rotary press: Carol, I m guessing the stamp in the photo is flat plate. Flat plate and rotary press stamps differ just slightly by design size. Flat plate stamp designs measure 18.5mm to 19mm wide by 22mm high. Rotary Press stamp designs measure slightly wider (19.5mm...

Stamps (Philately): S.C. # 316 USED, american philatelic society, convincing fakes
american philatelic society, convincing fakes, philatelic foundation: Gary, Fake Scott 316 and 318 singles and pairs are easily made by trimming the perfs from the sheet issue, Scott 300. Very convincing fakes are made by trimming the perforations opposite the natural straight edge from stamps from the booklet pane, Scott...

Stamps (Philately): Sahara occ rasd, doug swisher, stamp catalogs
doug swisher, stamp catalogs, philatelic community: Hello Julie, This stamp is from the Arab Republic of Western Sahara, which has the initials RASD in Spanish. This area was formerly known as Spanish West Sahara, and was originally intended to receive its independence by being divided between Morocco...

Stamps (Philately): Sam Houston 5-cent stamps (a BUNCH of them!), manila envelope, ebay
manila envelope, ebay, sam houston: Barbara, The Brookman Catalog, which lists dealer retail prices, values the sheet at $26.50. The sheet typically sells on eBay in the $6 range. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Saved stamps for over 25 years, priority mail, stamp mixtures
priority mail, stamp mixtures, inverted jenny: Susan, The stamp on the Florida ballot is without doubt a mock-up of the famous Inverted Jenny, but it makes for an interesting story. Modern stamps on paper or on piece (stamps still affixed to torn corners of envelopes) are called kiloware in philately....

Stamps (Philately): Schumann error music German stamp, mint stamps, german democratic republic
mint stamps, german democratic republic, german stamp: Hello Ceil, the Schubert set (2 mint stamps) with Schumann score issued on 20.7.1956 by German Democratic Republic is currently listed with 4.- Euro (5.50 US $) in the German Michel catalogue. The corrected set with Schumann score (issued 8.10.1956) is...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #118a, dean brown, speed satellite
dean brown, speed satellite, satellite connection: Hi Karl, I would love to see a scan of the stamp in question! You can send it to me at studiogd@up.net. I have high speed satellite connection so even a hi-res scan is fine. The grill on thses stamps can sometimes be difficult to detect. I use (believe it...

Stamps (Philately): Scott # 1789, perforation gauge, vertical edges
perforation gauge, vertical edges, perforations: Hi Brian, Thanks for your question. I had to reread your question several times to make sure I had the facts straight. Let s go over each item separately. 1789A and 1789 come from a plate block of 10. The difference, as you mentioned, is in the number...

Stamps (Philately): Scott# 210, doug swisher, flower shape
doug swisher, flower shape, overprint: Hello Teresa, Your stamp is probably Scott #147, 158, or 184. The designs are very similar, except the 3c values say U. S. Postage instead of United States Postage as on the 2c. The flower shape is not an overprint, but a fancy cancel. In the 1870s...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #297 Mint, commemorative series, arin
commemorative series, arin, adb: Hi George, You can find you stamp at http://www.artforwildhearts.com This is my site and it has a list of all U.S. stamps. If you are still having a problem, you can send a pic of the stamp to me at usstamps@direcway.com and I can give you a value. Best...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #5, american philatelist, american philatelic society
american philatelist, american philatelic society, doug swisher: Hello, Congratulations on finding a potentially very valuable item. Note that Scott says that reprints exist on thin white paper, while the originals are on blue paper; blue paper is subject to fading, however, so that is not a reliable indicator. Your...

Stamps (Philately): Scott # 578 Stamp, postage stamps, perforations
postage stamps, perforations, art glass: Rhonda, Scott 578 is a sheet stamp, not a coil stamp. You likely have a roll of Scott 604, the one cent green Franklin perforated 10 horizontally. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://stores.ebay.com/Accent-Art-Glass?refid=stor...

Stamps (Philately): about Scott 596, american philatelic society, dollar lottery
american philatelic society, dollar lottery, genuine examples: John, The design size of 596, slightly larger than 552, measures generally 19.25mm x 22.5mm. But you can t strictly go by that because its just an approximation. The stamp is expertized by the comparision with a known example. Your information about...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #616, auction firm, stamp auction
auction firm, stamp auction, selvage: Cliff, A full sheet of 616 is a pretty scarce item. The price a collector is willing to pay is based entirely on conditon, but I m quite sure it would yield higher value sold as a sheet rather than if you were to break it up. I d recommend consigning...

Stamps (Philately): Scott #632 Franklin stamp, doug swisher, perforation gauge
doug swisher, perforation gauge, rotary press: Hello Teresa, No, not true. A stamp that doesn t match could also be #581. It s much easier to use a perforation gauge than try to guess which 1c Franklin you have. Here are the many varieties of the 1c Franklin stamp, as taken from the Scott U.S....

Stamps (Philately): US Scott #674 - Error?, fred timm, scott catalog
fred timm, scott catalog, luck mark: Fred, To my knowledge, there are no authenticated examples of 674 with period missing. If you truly believe there is no evidence of a period, I would take the first step of sending the stamp to the APS Expertizing Committee for an opinion. Here s where...

Stamps (Philately): Scott 765, mt ranier, mischief maker
mt ranier, mischief maker, stockbook: Terry, You have an altered Scott number 797, the 1937 Souvenir Sheet. The sheet was issued with gum, so perhaps it was on piece, then soaked off and the extra selvage trimmed. I have one in a stockbook that some mischief maker had perforated to resemble...

Stamps (Philately): US Scott #914 - 'Belgium' Error stamp, belgium stamps, auction galleries
belgium stamps, auction galleries, stamp auction: Raj, I am aware of no report of a red color missing error for that issue. If it is shown to be genuine, then it is quite valuable. I recommend you contact at least two US error stamp dealers for an opinion: Steve Crippe at http://www.freakystamps.com...

Stamps (Philately): Scott ID # needed, palomar mountain observatory, ebay
palomar mountain observatory, ebay, inaugration: Ketha, There were no US stamps issued on 1/20/1949. What you have is an (inaugural) event cover. The stamp is Scott number 966, the Palomar Mountain Observatory commemorative, first issued August 30th, 1948. But the stamp was printed in a shade of blue...

Stamps (Philately): Scott number: 2631-1, cooperation in space, color error
cooperation in space, color error, scott catalog: John, Toaster cord variety , eh? Its certainly a more palatable reference in mixed company. I don t collect errors myself, but what I know of error collectors is that they prize drama. The more glaring the error, such as a major color missing or inverted...

Stamps (Philately): SELLING STAMPS, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Jaseph, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): SELLING STAMPS, unused stamps, stamp plates
unused stamps, stamp plates, catalog value: Stan, You should know that the catalog value of a stamp indicates the amount of money one would expect to pay a stamp dealer for a fault-free stamp in a desirable, collectible condition. The price includes the dealer s cost to purchase the stamp, sort...

Stamps (Philately): Self adhesive stamps, self adhesives, stamp area
self adhesives, stamp area, usps: Ken, Fortunately most self adhesives have rouletted backing paper, easing the process of separating a single stamp from a sheet. For those stamps with solid backing paper, I peel the adjoining stamps and trim the backing paper around the collectible stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Sell of collection, mint sheets, paper memorabilia
mint sheets, paper memorabilia, nassau street: Hello Fred, I can t offer much advice until I know where you live, and what your collection(s) include. It s always better to deal face-to-face, plus it saves you a considerable amount of postage. Internet stamp sales (both dealers and auctions) have greatly...

Stamps (Philately): Sell or use collection?, sheet of stamps, cost of stamps
sheet of stamps, cost of stamps, current catalog: J, Postwar through the late eighties was a stamp collecting boon, where people who weren t even regular collectors hoarded new commemorative issues by the sheets, in anticipation of high returns later on. But with such a glut in the marketplace, the decent...

Stamps (Philately): Selling 4 stamp collections, stamp auctioneer, stamp collections
stamp auctioneer, stamp collections, ebay: Gail, The local president should be able to help you find a buyer if the wholesale value is determined to be in the hundreds of dollars. But if the value is estimated to be in the thousands, you should seriously consider a public stamp auction, where both...

Stamps (Philately): Selling my antique post card and stamp collections, american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association
american stamp dealers association, stamp dealers association, stamp collections: Hi Esther, Thank you for your question. There are several options for you to pursue. First, you can sell it outright to a dealer. Keep in mind that dealers will offer a price to you depending on condition and demand. Make sure that here in the States, you...

Stamps (Philately): Selling collectible stamps, stamp auctioneer, scott catalogs
stamp auctioneer, scott catalogs, collectible stamps: Sharon, Barring the option trusting an individual to make an assessment of your holdings, you are left to make the appraisal yourself. You can find the value of all your stamps using the Scott Catalogs as a reference. There you will find photographs and...

Stamps (Philately): Selling collections, joan heaton, stamp auctioneer
joan heaton, stamp auctioneer, anaheim area: Joan, Do you belong to any topical societies? I would think such avenues are best to find interested buyers, given the specialization of your holdings. You also can find dealers interested in buying your stamps in a stamp publication like Linn s Stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Selling Stamps, stamp auctioneer, worth tens
stamp auctioneer, worth tens, ebay: Maria, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Selling stamps, scott catalogs, old stamps
scott catalogs, old stamps, reference desk: Chella, 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 and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue....

Stamps (Philately): Selling stamps, order of magnitude, luck mark
order of magnitude, luck mark, stamp club: Teresa, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Separating stamps stuck together, subway stamp shop, gum side
subway stamp shop, gum side, shop www: Jack, There is such a product, but it only works in limited circumstances, and it permanently affects the gum side of the stamp. Stamp Lift advertises that it leaves the gum on the stamp , but it also leaves much of the gum on whatever the stamp was stuck...

Stamps (Philately): Series 1898 Documentary stamp, citizenship documents, current catalog
citizenship documents, current catalog, ebay: Deanne, Your stamp is designated R166 and is commonly known as a battleship revenue. In used condition, a fault-free, eye-appealing example has a current catalog (retail) value of 25 cents or $1.60, depending on how it is perforated. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): SHEETS STUCK TOGETHER, doug swisher, gary grossman
doug swisher, gary grossman, mint copies: Hello Gary, There s really nothing to be done. Tear off the good mint copies, and retain them for individual sales or trading or use them for postage. The stuck portion can be placed in a pan of warm water, and they ll eventually float apart; gently...

Stamps (Philately): Smiling George, internet searches, fable
internet searches, fable, george washington: Hi Matt Thanks for your question. I have gone all through my books I have at home and done some Internet searches, and found nothing regarding a stamp called Smiling George . It does not mean that one does not exist though. It makes the desire to find...

Stamps (Philately): Sources for India Pre-Independence issues, india collection, philatelic dealers
india collection, philatelic dealers, postal stationery: Dear Maurice, Thanks for contacting me. There are many philatelic dealers in India who can supply you pre independence material. Particularly in which area you are interested ? Stamps, Postal History or Postal Stationery. You may reply me at edesk.prashant...

Stamps (Philately): Space Discovery Stamps U.S., space discovery, united states post office
space discovery, united states post office, aviation artist: Dave, If you are referring to the 32c Space Discovery issue of 1998, the stamps were designed by Phil Jordan, a space and aviation artist. There are hidden 3-D images imbedded with each stamp that are visible with a special viewer sold by the post office....

Stamps (Philately): Space Shuttle Challenger, space shuttle challenger, kennedy space center
space shuttle challenger, kennedy space center, edwards afb ca: Mark, The folder was produced for the STS-8 Challenger flight. The United States Postal Service(USPS) and NASA planned to fly 500,000 covers on the Space Shuttle during the STS-8 mission. All covers are identical and were serially numbered on the reverse...

Stamps (Philately): US in Space Stamps, apollo soyuz, space stamps
apollo soyuz, space stamps, commemorative issue: Kimber, A fault-free, intact full sheet of the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz commemorative issue has a catalog (retail) value of $8. It normally sells on eBay in the $3 to $5 range. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html...

Stamps (Philately): US STAMP, 5cent, five cents
5cent, five cents, costumes: Manuel, It depends on which stamp and in what condition. Washington is a very common subject on United States stamps. He appears on the very first stamp, denominated five cents, in 1847. The most recent five cent Washington was issued in 1967. -Mark...

Stamps (Philately): STAMP COLLECTION OLD, stamp auctioneer, worth tens
stamp auctioneer, worth tens, ebay: Dale, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): STAMP COLLECTION, postage stamp collections, scott stamp catalog
postage stamp collections, scott stamp catalog, model train collector: Hello Dave, There really isn t any answer to your question. If I asked you, if it s true that most coins are not worth much, you probably wouldn t know how to answer either. With that much money at stake, I suggest you simply join your local stamp club,...

Stamps (Philately): STAMP QUESTIONS, air mail, order of magnitude
air mail, order of magnitude, luck mark: Bill, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): STAMP WORTH, stamp catalogs, revenue stamp
stamp catalogs, revenue stamp, current catalog: Tim, It reads like you have a strip of three of the 1950 overprinted revenue stamp, Scott number R549. Fault-free, eye-appealing examples in used condition have a current catalog (retail) value of $2.50 apiece, and are slightly more desirable when found...

Stamps (Philately): US STAMP, doug swisher, photo collectors
doug swisher, photo collectors, steel die: Hello Susan, During the Civil War and shortly thereafter, there were many odd taxes enacted to help pay for the military. From August 1, 1864 to August 1, 1866, there was a tax on photographs, ranging from 1 to 15 cents, payable by a revenue stamp placed...

Stamps (Philately): STAMPS, scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay
scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay, space stamps: Hello, This is a commonly-asked question, and realistically, you have three options. First, in the most basic approach, you can consult the Scott Stamp Catalogs at your local library to get an idea of valuations. Be sure to read the Introduction first,...

Stamps (Philately): STAMPS, stamp auctioneer, ebay
stamp auctioneer, ebay, stamp club: Cris, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): WHAT ARE MY STAMPS FROM POLAND WORTH, scene 3, bearded man
scene 3, bearded man, home nl: Dear Patty, The Petrycy stamp is very common and not worth anything, mint nor used. The description of your second stamp is not specific enough. Please use my online catalogue at http://members.home.nl/bnieborg and also tell me what you mean by Polska...

Stamps (Philately): STAMPS, grove city ohio, mid sixties
grove city ohio, mid sixties, order of magnitude: Larry, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Albums I Inherited, order of magnitude, luck mark
order of magnitude, luck mark, stamp club: Linda, Get in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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 the value...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Appraisal, german stamps, stamp appraisal
german stamps, stamp appraisal, appleton wi: Hi Kathryn, Unfortunately, Wisconsin is a bad state as far as stamp appraisers go (at least you have the Packers to make up for it!). I am not far from Appleton and am a bonded appraiser. I live near Iron River, MI which is just across the border from WI....

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Auction Houses in Paris, doug swisher, paris auction
doug swisher, paris auction, houses in paris: I should add two points if you are planning to buy stamps at a Paris auction. I seem to recall that you need an export license to remove the stamps from the country, and even non-French buyers may have to pay the sizeable VAT value-added tax. This is why...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp apprasials, order of magnitude, luck mark
order of magnitude, luck mark, harris company: Richard, I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable 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): Stamp Collecting, british commonwealth, pharonic
british commonwealth, pharonic, stamp collection: Investing in stamps is a very long term thing. The stamps are usually priced at the top level and do not increase in value very quickly. I would invest in real estate, buy a house at auction, renovate and sell on or rent. Much more profiabe. What are...

Stamps (Philately): US Stamp Collecting, scott catalogs, us mint
scott catalogs, us mint, reference desk: Cora, I collect US Mint Singles, so I buy one of each new issue each year. Common used stamps offer the best bang for the buck , and are often bought and sold by weight. You can find the (retail) value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collecting, carbon tetrachloride, paper towels
carbon tetrachloride, paper towels, postal cards: Big Ike, The old ways continue to be the best ways. Most stamps separate safely and easily in lukewarm water. There are a very few modern stamps that become so soft as to almost fall apart in water. Linn s Stamp News runs a column devoted to soaking stamps...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collecting Software, catalog values, keeper software
catalog values, keeper software, scott numbers: Reid, My personal preference is Stamp Keeper software by Hobbysoft (www.compu-quote.net). They use Scott numbers and assign a value to each stamp based on condition. They don t use Scott s copyrighted catalog values, but its close enough for insurance...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collecting, scott catalogues, safety deposit box
scott catalogues, safety deposit box, china stock: Hi Beth, I presume your are in the US. You could go to your local library and borrow a set of Scott catalogues to determine the catalogue value of your collection. You could also take your collection to a stamp dealer and ask for an evaluation. Check on...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, stamp club, stamp collector
stamp club, stamp collector, philatelist: Diane, I m sure you would not want to render a valuable stamp worthless (to a stamp collector) by using it in crafts. I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgable member who would be willing...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, commemorative coins, old photograph
commemorative coins, old photograph, photograph album: Hell Gail Thank you for your question. First I am sorry that you have lost your dad. I have been down that road and I still think of my dad quite often. I can offer values for the stamps and covers, not the coins. Most of the first day cancellations of the...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, william mckinley, world refugee
william mckinley, world refugee, paul revere: Emily, All of those stamps are fairly common in postally used condition, with a catalog (retail) value of 20 cents apiece. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html http://www.forwardedge.com/accent.html http://www.forwardedge.com/costumes.htm...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, chyenne wyoming, gordon beningfield
chyenne wyoming, gordon beningfield, doug swisher: Hello Joe, I think I answered this question a few days ago, because I remember pointing out that butterfly stamps are not usually associated with Europa, and it may be a substitute album. If you didn t get that answer, please contact me at doug7777@comcast.net...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, chyenne wyoming, gordon beningfield
chyenne wyoming, gordon beningfield, hunting horns: Hello Joe, Fleetwood has printed and marketed vast numbers of specialty covers over the years, maybe 3,000 different series much like the one that you have. I think perhaps this is not a Europa series, but merely a Europa album, although it doesn t...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay
scott catalog numbers, selling on ebay, stamp catalogs: Hello Pam, This is a commonly-asked question, and realistically, you have three options. First, in the most basic approach, you can consult the Scott Stamp Catalogs at your local library to get an idea of valuations. Be sure to read the Introduction first,...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, online auction site, mint stamps
online auction site, mint stamps, catalog value: Bedford, If you don t have a current catalog value calculated, I suggest using the Scott catalog to research at least the stamps up to 1940 and make as close an estimate to catalog value as you can. With that number, a dealer can sift through the pages...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, stamp auctioneer, scott catalogs
stamp auctioneer, scott catalogs, ebay: Brian, You can find the value of all your stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. Calculate...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, u s presidents, gold stamp
u s presidents, gold stamp, postage stamps: Garrett, I believe eBay is the best venue for you to liquidate your holdings. You ll need to spend some time describing your collection and taking digital photos for the lot description. As an alternative, you could sell the collection to a stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, reference desk, stamp collection
reference desk, stamp collection, 50 cents: Robin, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection, stamp collection, great grandfather
stamp collection, great grandfather, stamps: Hi Sam My expertise is in United States stamps but let me suggest a resource for you. At the library, ask to see the Scott s catalogue of Stamps. Any librarian will be happy to show you where it is located. In there you will find almost every single stamp...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Collection evaluation, scott catalogs, collection evaluation
scott catalogs, collection evaluation, stamp collection: Gautam, Bring your stamps to the library and ask at the reference desk for the Scott Catalogs. There you will find photographs and current values for every stamp ever issued worldwide, sorted by country and date of issue. -Mark http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html...

Stamps (Philately): US Stamp Collection, old stamps, yahoo auctions
old stamps, yahoo auctions, martha washington: Hi Elena, If you go to my site at http://www.artforwildhearts.com you can identify any of the U.S. stamps you may have. Just follow the link to ADB Stamps. As for getting an appraisal, I would check with either a local stamp dealer or stamp club. You can...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp Color, color shades, rare usage
color shades, rare usage, old postcards: Dawn, Determining shades can be a challenge for even the most seasoned collectors. There are so-called color gauges on the market, but they are quite worthless, in my opinion. The best way to determine color is by direct comparison to known color shades...

Stamps (Philately): Stamp collecting for kids, periodical section, great desire
periodical section, great desire, stamp supplies: Hi Laura, Thanks for the question--and it s a good one. I have a step-son who also has poor motor skills so I am aware of the challenges. First let me commend you for being involved in his activities. Way to go! Keep up the interaction and both of you will...