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US Stamps 1975

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
1297 francis parkman 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1297a francis parkman 1 3c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1297b francis parkman 2 3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1297c francis parkman 3 3c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1553 ben west 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1553 ben west 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1554 paul dunbar 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1554 paul dunbar 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1554a paul dunbar 1 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1555 d w griffith 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1555 dw griffith 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1555a dw griffith 1 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1556 pioneer 10 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1556 pioneer 10 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1556a pioneer 10 red omit 1 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1556b pioneer 10 blue omit 2 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1556c pioneer 10 y omit 3 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1557 mariner 10 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1557 mariner 10 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1557a mariner 10 1 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1557b mariner 10 2 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1558 collective barganing 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1558 collective barganing 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1559 sybil ludington 0 8c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1559 sybil ludington 0 8c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1559a sybil ludington 1 8c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1560 salem poor 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1560 salem poor 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1560a salem poor 1 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1561 haym salomon 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1561 haym salomon 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1561a haym salomon 1 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1561b haym salomon b 2 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1562 peter francisco 0 18c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1562 peter francisco 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1563 lexington concord battle 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1563 lexington concord battle 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1563a lexington concord battle 1 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1564 bunker hill 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1564 bunker hill 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1565 military uniforms 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1565 military uniforms 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1566 military uniforms 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1566 military uniforms 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1567 military uniforms 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1567 military uniforms 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1568 military uniforms 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1568 military uniforms 0 10c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1568a military uniforms 1 10c unused block $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1568a military uniforms 1 10c used block $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1569 apollo soyuz 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1569 apollo soyuz 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1570 apollo soyuz 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1570 apollo soyuz 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1570a apollo soyuz 1 10c unused pair $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
1570a apollo soyuz 1 10c used pair $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1570c apollo soyuz 3 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1571 womans year 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1571 womans year 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1572 postal service 200 stagecoach 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1572 postal service 200 stagecoach 0 10c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1573 postal service 200 trains 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1573 postal service 200 trains 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1574 postal service 200 planes 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1574 postal service 200 planes 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1575 postal service 200 satellite 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1575 postal service 200 satellite 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1575a postal service 200 1 10c unused block $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1575b postal service 200 satellite 2 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1576 world peace 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1576 world peace 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1576b world peace 2 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1577 banking 0 10c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1577 banking 0 10c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1578 commerce 0 10c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1578 commerce 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1578a banking commerce 1 10c unused pair $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
1578a banking commerce 1 10c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1578b commerce 2 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1578c commerce omit y 3 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1579 christmas 1975 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1579 christmas 1975 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1579a christmas 1975 1 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1580 christmas 1975 0 10c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1580 christmas 1975 0 10c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1580a christmas 1975 1 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1580B christmas 1975 2 10c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
1580B christmas 1975 0 10c unused regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1580c christmas 1975 3 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1591 capitol 0 9c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1591 capitol 0 9c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1591a capitol 1 9c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1593 printing press 0 11c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1593 printing press 0 11c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1595 liberty bell 0 13c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1595 liberty bell 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1595a liberty bell 1 13c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1595b liberty bell 2 13c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1595c liberty bell 3 13c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1595d liberty bell 4 13c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1595e liberty bell 5 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1596 eagle 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1596 eagle 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1596a eagle 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1596b eagle 2 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1603 old north church 0 24c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
1603 old north church 0 24c used regular $0.10 $0.00 $0.00
1618 liberty bell 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1618 liberty bell 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1618a liberty bell 1 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1618b liberty bell 2 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1618g liberty bell 7 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1618h liberty bell 8 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1622 13 star flag over independence hall 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1622 13 star flag over independence hall 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1622a 13 star flag over independence hall 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1622b 13 star flag over independence hall 2 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1625 13 star flag over independence hall 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1625 13 star flag over independence hall 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1625a 13 star flag over independence hall 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK127 liberty bell/wright 0 90c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK128 liberty bell 0 $2.99 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RW42 canvasback duck decoy 0 $5 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
RW42 canvasback duck decoy 0 $5 unused regular $11.52 $0.00 $0.00
U571 compass rose 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U576 liberty tree 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX68 charles thompson 0 7c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX69 john witherspoon 0 9c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UXC16 angle gabriel weathervane 0 21c 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.