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US Stamps 1898

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
0279 benjamin franklin 0 1c unused regular $12.71 $0.00 $0.00
0279B george washington 2 2c unused regular $12.71 $0.00 $0.00
0279Be george washington booklet 5 2c unused booklet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0280 lincoln abraham 0 4c unused regular $42.84 $0.00 $0.00
0280a lincoln abraham 0 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0280b lincoln abraham 0 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0281 grant 0 5c unused regular $50.67 $0.00 $0.00
0282 garfield 0 6c unused regular $52.24 $0.00 $0.00
0282a lake garfield 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0282C daniel webster 3 10c unused regular $267.84 $0.00 $0.00
0283 daniel webster 0 10c unused regular $157.46 $0.00 $0.00
0284 clay 0 15c unused regular $216.90 $0.00 $0.00
0285 trans miss issue 0 1c unused regular $42.84 $0.00 $0.00
0286 trans miss issue 0 2c unused regular $39.00 $0.00 $0.00
0287 trans miss issue 0 4c unused regular $216.90 $0.00 $0.00
0288 trans miss issue 0 5c unused regular $166.19 $0.00 $0.00
0289 trans miss issue 0 8c unused regular $267.84 $0.00 $0.00
0290 trans miss issue 0 10c unused regular $267.84 $0.00 $0.00
0291 trans miss issue 0 50c unused regular $1065.19 $0.00 $0.00
0291 trans miss issue 0 50c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0292 trans miss issue 0 $1 unused regular $2130.38 $0.00 $0.00
0292 trans miss issue 0 $1 used regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0293 trans miss issue 0 $2 unused regular $3621.64 $0.00 $0.00
289a trans miss issue 1 8c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R153 us internal revenue 0 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R154 us internal revenue 0 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R154a us internal revenue 1 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R154b us internal revenue 2 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R154c us internal revenue 3 1c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155 us internal revenue 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155A us internal revenue 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155Ag us internal revenue 7 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155Ah us internal revenue 8 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155b us internal revenue 2 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155c us internal revenue 3 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155d us internal revenue 4 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155e us internal revenue 5 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R155f us internal revenue 6 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R156 us internal revenue 0 8c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R157 us internal revenue 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R158 us internal revenue 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R158A us internal revenue 1 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R158B us internal revenue 2 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R159 us internal revenue newspaper 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R15c us internal revenue 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R15d us internal revenue 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R15e us internal revenue 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R160 us internal revenue newspaper 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R161 documentary battleship 0 .5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R162 documentary battleship 0 .5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R162a documentary battleship 1 .5c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R163 documentary battleship 0 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R163a documentary battleship 1 1c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R163b documentary battleship 2 1c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R163p documentary battleship 16 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R164 documentary battleship 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R164a documentary battleship 1 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R164b documentary battleship 2 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R164c documentary battleship 3 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R164p documentary battleship 16 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R165 documentary battleship 0 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R165p documentary battleship 16 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R166 documentary battleship 0 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R166a documentary battleship 1 4c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R166p documentary battleship 0 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R167 documentary battleship 0 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R167a documentary battleship 1 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R167b documentary battleship 2 5c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R167p documentary battleship 16 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R168 documentary battleship 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R168a documentary battleship 1 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R168b documentary battleship 2 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R168p documentary battleship 16 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R169 documentary battleship 0 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R169p documentary battleship 16 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R16b foreign exchange 2 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R16c foreign exchange 3 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R16d foreign exchange 4 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R170 documentary battleship 0 40c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R170p documentary battleship 16 40c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R171 documentary battleship 0 50c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R171a documentary battleship 1 50c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R171p documentary battleship 2 50c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R171pb documentary battleship 16 50c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R172 documentary battleship 0 80c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R172p documentary battleship 0 80c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R173 documentary commerce 0 $1 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R173a documentary commerce 1 $1 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R173b documentary commerce 2 $1 unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R173p documentary commerce 16 $1 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R174 documentary commerce 0 $3 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R174a documentary commerce 1 $3 unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R174p documentary commerce 16 $3 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R175 documentary commerce 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R176 documentary commerce 0 $10 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R176a documentary commerce 1 $10 unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R177 documentary commerce 0 $30 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R178 documentary commerce 0 $50 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX15 john adams 0 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX16 liberty 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

US Postal Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting can be a absorbing and rewarding pastime. While spending many wonderful moments with this facinating hobby, you become familiar with the culture of many lands, their arts, traditions and folklore. You man also find yourself devling into various topics such as: politics, history, biography, zoology, architecture, painting, botany and geography.

While this hobby may be popular with the well-to-do, a large stamp collection can be built with minimal resources. There can be just as much enjoyment out of the lower-grade stamps as from the rarest of the rare.

Stamp Collecting Equipment and Supplies

Some supplies may be useful for the proper care of your stamps.

Stamp Tongs - Tongs (or tweezers) are an important instrument in the proper handling of your stamps. They enable the stamps to be handled without coming into contact with dirty or greasy fingers.

Magnifying Glass - Useful for reading and identifying various types and marks on a stamp.

Stock Books and Binders - The sheets of a stock book have rows of transparent plastic pockets which stamps can be placed into. This allows the collector to preserve the the stamps without the use of hinges or other adhesives.

Stamp Albums

Many stamp collectors start out with an illustrated stamp album. These albums are normally organized by country. Each page contains pictures of stamps corresponding to that denomination. To place a stamp into your album, simply look for the design that matches your stamp. The more advanced the stamp album is, the more complete it will be. It is usually recommended to start with the most complete album you can afford.

If there is no particular place for a stamp, you can use whatever empty slots are available. This space problem can be overcome by purchasing a loose-leaf edition of a stamp album. In this way, you can add extra sheets as needed.

How to Hinge Stamps

Stamps should never be glued down into your album. Although there is some controversy regarding the use of stamp hinges, for used stamps, hinges are an economical way of mounting your stamps.

You should never apply glue, tape or adhesive to a stamp. Good hinges are available from stamp dealers or stamp supply companies. The adhesive on the hinge should allow for the hinge to be easily removed, thus avoiding damaging or taking off part of the stamp.

To apply the hinge, fold back the top portion of the hinge and moisten the gummed side. Apply this moistened part to the back of the stamp; on the top, below the perforation. The remaining portion of the hinge can then be moistened, and the stamp placed in your album.

Do not remove a moistened hinge from a stamp. If you need to remove a hinge, wait a couple of hours until the hinge is dry and then it should come off with ease.

Stamp Hinge Controversy

Gum or paper loss can make a stamp less valuable. Old style hinges are very difficult to remove and improper hinging can increase the chance for damage to a stamp. If one carelessly moistens the stamp in addition to the hinge, the stamp may stick in the album, increasing the chance for damage to the stamp with it comes time to be removed. Also, hinging a stamp too high may damage the perforations.

Collectors seek stamps which are closest to original condition as possible. Stamps in mint condition, that have never hinged or mounted, and still have the original gum intact, will maintain a higher value in the marketplace.

For the more valuable mint stamps in your collection, the ease and convenience of hinges is not a real benefit when compared to the potential for damage and loss of worth.

Stamp Mounts

Stamp mounts are transparent pockets in which your stamps can be placed. The mounts are pregummed and some mounts are also available with a black background. To fit various sizes of single stamps, strips or sheets; mounts may also be cut from transparent acetate.

Mounts offer better protection because your stamps can be viewed and examined with no need to actually touch them. Hinges may be inexpensive and easy to use, but mounts are a much better way to display the more valuable stamps in your collection.

Stamp Collecting Categories

There are numerous ways to categorize your stamps. A very good way to start is to categorize by the types of stamps you wish to collect. Broad categories might include:

By Country - Most countries have a postal system. It's easy to start collecting stamps from the country where you reside. Stamps can be purchased new at the Post Office or from local dealers who will normally offer wider selection of stamps to choose from, albeit at a higher price.

Worldwide - It has become far easier to find and purchase stamps from around the world. You can buy stamps from numerous online dealers and Internet auction sites like eBay.

By Topic - These are stamps issued to cover a special subject matter. The "Elvis" stamp is probably the best example of stamps in this category. Stamps are printed covering a wide variety of special subjects including art, architecture, history and famous personages.

Service Type - Most stamps are issued for ordinary use. But the Post Office also issues various types of stamps for specialized services such as Airmail, Express, Priority and Certified Mail.

Stamp Dealers and Stamp Auctions

Gary Posner, Inc. StampWants.com is an online marketplace and community connecting stamp collectors and dealers around the world; offering auction, fixed price, and store inventory listings as well as free tools and services. StampWants.com stands out in its industry with unrivaled customer service and low selling fees. Mystic Stamp Company is one of America's leading stamp dealers and is well known for its expertise, superior customer service, and for its involvement in the most noteworthy events in modern postal history. Prestige Philately brings to the market the best stamp and postal item collections, stamps, philately, stamp, stamp collecting, stamp auction, stamp auctions, postage stamps, postal history, postcards, and worldwide philately. The Kenmore Stamp Company offers stamps, stamp collecting, stamp collector, us stamps, foreign stamps, free catalog, postage stamps, postal stamps, philatelic, catalog and online ordering. Jamestown Stamp Company, www.stamp-co.com, is a mailorder stamps, coins, and banknotes dealer.

iHobb.com is an Internet shopping source for collecting supplies. iHobb.com services the supply needs of stamp, coin, post card, currency and banknote collectors. iHobb's stock includes Scott, Coin World, White Ace, H.E. Harris, Whitman Press, SAFE, Lindner, White Ace, Showgard, Prinz, SuperSafe, Allsyte, Linns and more. Northland International Trading is a stamp and coin dealer. Northland Auctions specializes in United States, Scandinavia, and Hungary stamps and covers auctions.

Arpin Philately deals in quality postage stamp collecting and collectible stamps. Croton Stamp Co. sells US stamps, Canada stamps, and Newfoundland stamps to collectors by mail, as well as publishes a stamps newsletter about U.S. stamps and Canadian postage stamps. R. Maresch & Son Auctions Ltd., is Canada's largest stamp auction firm and handles Canada, Provinces, British Commonwealth and Foreign material. The auctions are unreserved, offering valuable rarities, large lots, stamps, collections, covers and anything of philatelic merit. Canadian Rare Stamp Auctioneers Sandafayre provides online stamp auctions, stamp collecting, stamps collections for collecting dealers, UK stamp auction, GB, US, british, foreign, rare, old, philatelic material, postal history, postage stamps, topical stamps, canadian stamps and auctions. Jack Nalbandian, Inc. supplies superior quality stamps and services to collectors and dealers and offers Premium Quality Mint and Used, United States Classics, Essays and Proofs, Canadian and Worldwide Listings.

Stamp Collecting Supplies

Stamp Albums

Hingeless Stamp Albums can hold up to 700 stamps on 9x12 inch pages. Stamps are placed behind strips on the page allowing easy mounting and arrangement. Hingeless albums feature semi-transparent glassine strips, crystal clear acetate strips and interleaves. The Kenmore World Album features classic styling and a three-Ring design to provide space for hinge-mounting more than 10,000 stamps and allow for easy updating. This stamp album has over 600 pages, including 230 country pages with flags, histories, and geographic facts, four world map pages, stamp identifier, glossary, page backgrounds and mounting guidelines. The U.S. Liberty Album has quality stamp pages and is illustrated on one side with spaces for all American definitive stamps, commemoratives, airmails and postage due stamps. Stock Sheets provide collectors with the flexibility of utilizing multi-row layouts to protect stamps behind clear acetate overlays. These archival pages fit into three-ring binders and allow quick, hinge-free mounting and display.

Canada Scott Master Album has fully-illustrated pages with stamp descriptions and Scott numbers. Canada Harris Album has over 1200 black and white llustrations printed on one side. Canada Tradition Album is made of light weightpaper and has llustrations in black and white and printed on two sides. The Constitution Canada stamp album has black and white illustrations printed on two sides of lightweight pages. Canada Junior Album has Scott number description and identification for each stamp.

North American Stamp Clubs and Organizations

The American Philatelic Society promotes stamp collecting for people of all ages, offers services to its membership and to philately in general, including knowledge and education, which enhance the pleasure and friendliness of stamp collecting, initiates and coordinates new programs for the benefit of stamp collecting and of all collectors, represents the United States of America in the world body of philately, and assist its members in acquiring and disposing of philatelic materials. The American Stamp Dealers Association is a professional organization serving philately since 1914. The ASDA is dedicated to promoting integrity, honesty and reliability, and we are the hobby builders of philately.

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) features membership information and anonline library. The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is devoted to the collector and researcher of stamps, postal markings, and postal history of Canada, the pre-Confederation colonies, and Newfoundland.