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US Stamps 1970

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
1338D flag white house 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1338D flag white house 4 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1387 natural history bald eagle 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1387 natural history bald eagle 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1388 natural history elephant 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1388 natural history elephant 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1389 natural history canoe 0 6c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1389 natural history canoe 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1390 natural history reptiles 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1390 natural history reptiles 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1390a natural history 1 6c used block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1390a natural history 1 6c unused block $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1391 maine statehood 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1391 maine statehood 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1392 wildlife conservation 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1392 wildlife conservation 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1393 eisenhower 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1393 eisenhower 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1393a eisenhower 1 6c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1393b eisenhower 2 6c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1393c eisenhower 3 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1401 eisenhower 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1401 eisenhower 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1401a eisenhower 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1401b eisenhower impf 2 6c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1405 lee masters 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1405 lee masters 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1406 woman suffrage 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1406 woman suffrage 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1407 south carolina 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1407 south carolina 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1408 stone mountain 0 6c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1408 stone mountain 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1409 fort snelling 0 6c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1409 fort snelling 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1410 save our soil 0 6c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1410 save our soil 0 6c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1411 save our cities 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1411 save our cities 0 6c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1412 save our waters 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1412 save our waters 0 6c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1413 save our air 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1413 save our air 0 6c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1413a save our air 0 6c used block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1413a save our air 1 6c unused block $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
1414 christmas 1970 nativity 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1414 christmas 1970 nativity 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1414a christmas 1970 nativity pre 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1414b christmas 1970 nativity blk omit 2 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1414c christmas 1970 nativity blue omit 3 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1415 christmas 1970 locomotive 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1415 christmas 1970 locomotive 0 6c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1415a christmas 1970 locomotive 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1415b christmas 1970 locomotive blk omit 2 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1416 christmas 1970 toy horse 0 6c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1416 christmas 1970 toy horse 0 6c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1416a christmas 1970 toy horse pre 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1416b christmas 1970 toy horse black omit 2 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1416c christmas 1970 toy horse 3 6c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1417 christmas 1970 tricycle 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1417 christmas 1970 tricycle 0 6c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1417a christmas 1970 tricycle pre 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1417b christmas 1970 tricycle blk omit 2 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1418 christmas 1970 carriage 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1418 christmas 1970 carriage 0 6c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1418a christmas 1970 carriage pre 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1418b christmas 1970 b 2 6c unused block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1418b christmas 1970 2 6c unused block $0.96 $0.00 $0.00
1418c christmas 1970 carriage pre 3 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1418d christmas 1970 carriage blk omit 4 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1418e christmas 1970 carriage blk omit 5 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1419 united nations 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1419 united nations 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1420 landing of the pilgrims 0 6c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1420 landing of the pilgrims 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1420a landing of the pilgrims 1 6c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1421 american veterans 0 6c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1421 american veterans 0 6c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1422 american veterans 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1422 american veterans 0 6c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1422a american veterans 1 6c used pair $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1422a american veterans 1 6c unused pair $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
RW37 rosss geese 0 $3 used regular $0.10 $0.00 $0.00
RW37 rosss geese 0 $3 unused regular $44.79 $0.00 $0.00
U554 moby dick 0 6c 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.