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US Stamps 1940

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
0859 irving 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0860 cooper 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0861 emerson 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0862 alcott 0 5c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
0863 mark twain 0 10c unused regular $1.26 $0.00 $0.00
0864 longfellow 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0865 whittier 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0866 lowell 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0867 whitman 0 5c unused regular $0.25 $16.00 $0.99
0868 riley 0 10c unused regular $1.33 $0.00 $0.00
0869 mann 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0870 hopkins 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0871 eliot 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0872 willard 0 5c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
0873 bt washington 0 10c unused regular $0.96 $0.00 $0.00
0874 audubon 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0875 long 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0876 luther burbank 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0877 reed 0 5c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
0878 jane addams 0 10c unused regular $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
0879 foster 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0880 sousa john philip 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0881 herbert victor 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0882 macdowell edward 0 5c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
0883 nevin ethelbert 0 10c unused regular $2.20 $0.00 $0.00
0884 stuart 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0885 whistler 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0886 st gaudens 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0887 french 0 5c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
0888 remington 0 10c unused regular $1.33 $15.00 $0.99
0889 whitney 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $15.00 $0.99
0890 morse 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $10.00 $0.99
0891 mccormick 0 3c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
0892 howe 0 5c unused regular $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
0893 alexander graham bell 0 10c unused regular $6.63 $10.00 $1.00
0894 pony express 0 3c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
0895 pan am union 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0896 idaho statehood 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0897 wyoming statehood 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0898 coronado expedition 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0899 statue of liberty 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0899a statue of liberty 1 1c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0899b statue of liberty 2 1c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0900 90 mm gun 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0900a 90 mm gun 1 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0901 torch of enlightenment 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0901a torch of enlightenment 1 3c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
0902 13 amendment 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
0903 vermont statehood 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
R264 series 1940 documentary 0 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R265 series 1940 documentary 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R266 series 1940 documentary 0 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R267 series 1940 documentary 0 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R268 series 1940 documentary 0 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R269 series 1940 documentary 0 8c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R270 series 1940 documentary 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R271 series 1940 documentary 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R272 series 1940 documentary 0 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R273 series 1940 documentary 0 40c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R274 series 1940 documentary 0 50c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R275 series 1940 documentary 0 80c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R276 documentary liberty 0 $1 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R277 documentary liberty 0 $2 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R278 documentary liberty 0 $3 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R279 documentary liberty 0 $4 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R280 documentary liberty 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R281 documentary liberty 0 $10 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R282 series 1940 john marshal 0 $30 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R282a series 1940 john marshal 1 $30 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R283 series 1940 james madison 0 $60 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R283a series 1940 james madison 1 $60 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R284 series 1940 john marshall 0 $100 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R285 series 1940 alexander hamilton 0 $500 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R285a series 1940 alexander hamilton 1 $500 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R285b series 1940 alexander hamilton 2 $500 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R285c series 1940 alexander hamilton 3 $500 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R286 series 1940 james madison 0 $1000 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R288 series 1940 alexander hamilton 0 1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R289 series 1940 oliver wolcott 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R290 series 1940 samuel dexter 0 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R291 series 1940 albert gallatin 0 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R292 series 1940 g w campbell 0 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R293 series 1940 alexander dallas 0 8c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R294 series 1940 wm crawford 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R295 series 1940 richard rush 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R296 series 1940 s d ingham 0 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R297 series 1940 louis mclane 0 40c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R298 series 1940 wm duane 0 50c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R299 series 1940 roger taney 0 80c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R300 series 1940 levi woodbury 0 $1 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R301 series 1940 thomas ewing 0 $2 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R302 series 1940 walter forward 0 $3 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R303 series 1940 jc spencer 0 $4 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R304 series 1940 g m bibb 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R305 series 1940 rj walker 0 $10 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R305A series 1940 wm meredith 1 $20 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R305Ab series 1940 wm meredith 2 $20 unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R306 series 1940 thomas corwin 0 $30 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R306A series 1940 james guthrie 0 $50 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R307 series 1940 howell cobb 0 $50 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R307a series 1940 howell cobb 1 $50 unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R308 series 1940 pf thomas 0 $60 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R309 series 1940 ja dix 0 $500 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
R310 series 1940s p chase 0 $1000 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RW7 black mallards 0 $1 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
RW7 black mallards 0 $1 unused regular $157.46 $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. 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. 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,, is a mailorder stamps, coins, and banknotes dealer. is an Internet shopping source for collecting supplies. 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.