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US Stamps 1976

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
1614 saxhorns 0 7.7c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1614 saxhorns 0 7.7c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1614a saxhorns 1 7.7c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1614b saxhorns 2 7.7c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1615 drum 0 7.9c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1615 drum 0 7.9c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1615a drum 1 7.9c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1615b drum 2 7.9c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1616 dome of the capitol 0 9c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1616 dome of the capitol 0 9c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1616a dome of the capitol 1 9c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1616b dome of the capitol 2 9c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1616c dome of the capitol 3 9c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1629 american bicentennial drummer boy 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1629 american bicentennial drummer boy 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1629a american bicentennial drummer boy 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1630 american bicentennial old drummer 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1630 american bicentennial old drummer 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1631 american bicentennial fifer 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1631 american bicentennial fifer 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1631a american bicentennial 1 13c unused strip $0.57 $0.00 $0.00
1631a american bicentennial 0 13c used strip $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1631b american bicentennial fifer 2 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1631c american bicentennial fifer 3 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1632 interphil 0 13c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1632 interphil 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1632a interphil 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1633 delaware 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1633 delaware 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1634 pennsylvania 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1634 pennsylvania 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1635 new jersey 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1635 new jersey 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1636 georgia 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1636 georgia 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1637 connecticut 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1637 connecticut 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1638 massachusetts 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1638 massachusetts 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1639 maryl 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1639 maryl 0 13c used regular $0.05 $0.00 $0.00
1640 south carolina 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1640 south carolina 0 13c used regular $0.06 $0.00 $0.00
1641 new hampshire 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1641 new hampshire 0 13c used regular $0.10 $0.00 $0.00
1642 virginia 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1642 virginia 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1643 new york 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1643 new york 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1644 north carolina 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1644 north carolina 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1645 rhode island 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1645 rhode island 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1646 vermont 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1646 vermont 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1647 kentucky 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1647 kentucky 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1648 tennessee 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1648 tennessee 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1649 ohio 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1649 ohio 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1650 louisiana 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1650 louisiana 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1651 indiana 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1652 mississippi 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1652 mississippi 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1653 illinois 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1653 illinois 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1654 alabama 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1654 alabama 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1655 maine 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1655 maine 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1656 missouri 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1656 missouri 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1657 arkansas 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1657 arkansas 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1658 michigan 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1658 michigan 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1659 florida 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1660 texas 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1660 texas 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1661 iowa 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1661 iowa 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1662 wisconsin 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1662 wisconsin 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1663 califorina 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1663 califorina 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1664 minnesota 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1664 minnesota 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1665 oregon 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1665 oregon 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1666 kansas 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1666 kansas 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1667 west virgina 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1667 west virgina 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1668 nevada 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1668 nevada 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1669 nebraska 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1669 nebraska 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1670 colorado 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1670 colorado 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1671 north dakota 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1671 north dakota 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1672 south dakota 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1672 south dakota 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1673 montana 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1673 montana 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1674 george washington 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1674 george washington 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1675 idaho 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1675 idaho 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1676 wyoming 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1677 utah 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1677 utah 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1678 oklahoma 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1678 oklahoma 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1679 new mexico 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1679 new mexico 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1680 arizona 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1680 arizona 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1681 alaska 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1681 alaska 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1682 hawaii 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1682 hawaii 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1682a american bicentennial issue 1 13c unused pane $11.52 $0.00 $0.00
1682a american bicentennial issue 0 13c used pane $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1683 telephone 100 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1683 telephone 100 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1683a telephone 100 1 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1684 commercial aviation 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1684 commercial aviation 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1685 chemistry 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1685 chemistry 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1686 surrender of cornwallis 0 13c unused sheet $1.91 $0.00 $0.00
1686 surrender of cornwallis 0 13c used sheet $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1686a two british officers 0 13c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
1686a two british officers 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1686b general benjamin lincoln 2 13c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
1686b general benjamin lincoln 2 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1686c george washington 3 13c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
1686c george washington 3 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1686d john turnbull 4 13c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
1686d john turnbull 4 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1686e thomas nelson 5 13c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
1686e thomas nelson 5 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1686f surrender of cornwallis 6 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686g surrender of cornwallis 7 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686h surrender of cornwallis 8 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686i surrender of cornwallis 9 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686j surrender of cornwallis 10 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686k surrender of cornwallis 11 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686l surrender of cornwallis 12 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686m surrender of cornwallis 13 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1686n surrender of cornwallis 14 13c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687 declaration of independence 0 18c unused sheet $3.27 $0.00 $0.00
1687 declaration of independence 0 18c used sheet $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1687a john adams 1 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1687a john adams 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1687b jeffferson franklin 2 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1687b jeffferson franklin 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1687c thomas nelson 3 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1687c thomas nelson 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1687d john hancock 4 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1687d john hancock etc 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1687e george read 5 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1687e george read etc . 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1687f declaration of independence 6 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687g declaration of independence 7 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687h declaration of independence 8 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687i declaration of independence 9 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687j declaration of independence 10 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687k declaration of independence 11 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687m declaration of independence 12 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687n declaration of independence 13 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687p declaration of independence 16 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1687q declaration of independence 17 18c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688 washington crossing the delaware 0 24c unused sheet $4.01 $0.00 $0.00
1688 washington crossing the delaware 0 24c unused sheet $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1688a boatsman 1 24c unused regular $0.54 $0.00 $0.00
1688a boatsman 1 24c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1688b washington 2 24c unused regular $0.54 $0.00 $0.00
1688b washington 2 24c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1688c flag bearer 3 24c unused regular $0.54 $0.00 $0.00
1688c flag bearer 3 24c used regular $0.20 $0.00 $0.00
1688d men in boat 4 24c unused regular $0.54 $0.00 $0.00
1688d men in boat 4 24c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1688e men shore 5 24c unused regular $0.54 $0.00 $0.00
1688e men on shore 5 24c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1688f washington crossing the delaware 6 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688g washington crossing the delaware 7 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688h washington crossing the delaware 8 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688i washington crossing the delaware 9 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688j washington crossing the delaware 10 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688k washington crossing the delaware 11 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1688l washington crossing the delaware 12 24c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689 washington reviewing army 0 31c unused sheet $4.76 $0.00 $0.00
1689 washington reviewing army 0 31c unused sheet $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1689a two officers 1 31c used regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1689a two officers 1 31c unused regular $2137.50 $0.00 $0.00
1689b washington 2 31c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1689b washington 2 31c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1689c officer black horse 3 31c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1689c officer black horse 3 31c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1689d officer white horse 4 31c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1689d officer white horse 4 31c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1689e three soldiers 5 31c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
1689e three soldiers 5 31c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1689f washington reviewing army 6 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689g washington reviewing army 7 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689h washington reviewing army 8 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689i washington reviewing army 9 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689j washington reviewing army 10 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689k washington reviewing army 11 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689l washington reviewing army 12 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689m washington reviewing army 13 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689n washington reviewing army 14 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689p washington reviewing army 16 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689q washington reviewing army 17 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689r washington reviewing army 18 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1689s washington reviewing army 19 31c unused sheet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1690 benjamin franklin 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1690 benjamin franklin 0 13c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1690a benjamin franklin 1 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1691 declaration of independence 0 13c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1691 declaration of independence 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1692 declaration of independence 0 13c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1692 declaration of independence 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1693 declaration of independence 0 13c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1693 declaration of independence 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1694 declaration of independence 0 13c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1694 declaration of independence 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1694a declaration of independence 1 13c unused strip $0.68 $0.00 $0.00
1694a declaration of independence a 0 13c used strip $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1695 1976 olympics diving 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1695 1976 olympics diving 0 13c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1696 1976 olympics skiing 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1696 1976 olympics skiing 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1697 1976 olympics running 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1697 1976 olympics running 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1698 1976 olympics skating 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1698 1976 olympics skating 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1698a 1976 olympics 0 13c unused block $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
1698a 1976 olympics 0 13c used block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1698b 1976 olympics skating b 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1699 clara maass she gave her life 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1699 clara maass she gave her life 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1699a clara maass she gave her life 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1700 adolph ochs 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1700 adolph ochs 0 13c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1701 christmas 1976 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1701 christmas 1976 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1701a christmas 1976 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1702 christmas 1976 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1702 christmas 1976 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1702a christmas 1976 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1703 tagged block of 1702 0 13c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1703 tagged block of 1702 0 13c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1703a tagged block of 1702 1 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1703b tagged block of 1702 2 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1703d tagged block of 1702 4 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1703e tagged block of 1702 5 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK129 liberty bell 0 $1.30 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RW43 family of canada geese 0 $5 used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
RW43 family of canada geese 0 $5 unused regular $11.52 $0.00 $0.00
U572 quilt pattern 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U573 wheat 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U574 doctors mortar 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U575 craftsman tools 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U577 authorized nonprofit 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U582 bicentennial 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UC50 usa air letter 0 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX70 caesar rodney 0 9c 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.