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US Stamps 1980

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
1738 williamsburg 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1738 williamsburg 0 15c used regular $0.05 $0.00 $0.00
1739 portsmouth 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1739 portsmouth 0 15c used regular $0.10 $0.00 $0.00
1740 eastham 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1740 eastham 0 15c used regular $0.05 $0.00 $0.00
1741 windmill illinois 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1741 windmill illinois 0 15c used regular $0.10 $0.00 $0.00
1742 windmill texas 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1742 windmill texas 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1742a windmills 1 15c unused booklet pane $2.08 $0.00 $0.00
1742a windmills 1 15c used booklet pane $0.10 $0.00 $0.00
1742b windmills 2 15c unused strip $1.11 $0.00 $0.00
1742b windmills 2 15c used strip $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1795 1980 winter olympics speed skating 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1795 1980 winter olympics speed skating 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1795A 1980 winter olympics speed skating 1 15c unused regular $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
1795A 1980 winter olympics speed skating 1 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1796 1980 winter olympics skiing 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1796 1980 winter olympics skiing 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1796A 1980 winter olympics skiing 1 15c unused regular $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
1796A 1980 winter olympics skiing 1 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1797 1980 winter olympics jumping 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1797 1980 winter olympics jumping 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1797A 1980 winter olympics jumping 1 15c unused regular $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
1797A 1980 winter olympics jumping 1 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1798 1980 winter olympics hockey 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1798 1980 winter olympics hockey 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1798A 1980 winter olympics hockey 1 15c unused regular $0.62 $0.00 $0.00
1798A 1980 winter olympics hockey 1 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1798Ac 1980 winter olympics hockey 3 15c unused block $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1798b 1980 winter olympics 2 15c unused block $1.11 $0.00 $0.00
1798b 1980 winter olympics 2 15c used block $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1803 wc fields 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1803 wc fields 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1803a wc fields 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1804 ben banneker 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1804 ben banneker 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1804a ben banneker 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1805 national letter writing 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1805 national letter writing 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1806 national letter writing 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1806 national letter writing 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1807 national letter writing 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1807 national letter writing 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1808 national letter writing 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1808 national letter writing 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1809 national letter writing 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1809 national letter writing 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1810 national letter writing 0 15c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1810 national letter writing 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1810a national letter writing 1 15c unused strip $1.40 $0.00 $0.00
1810a national letter writing 1 15c used strip $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1811 quill inkwell 0 1c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1811 quill inkwell 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1811a quill inkwell 1 1c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1813 weaver violins 0 3.5c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1813 weaver violins 0 3.5c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1813a weaver violins 1 3.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1813b weaver violins 2 3.5c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1818 b stamp 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1818 b stamp 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1819 b stamp 0 18c unused booklet $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1819 b stamp 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1819a b stamp 0 18c unused booklet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1820 b stamp 0 18c unused coil $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1820 b stamp 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1820a b stamp 0 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1821 francis perkins 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1821 francis perkins 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1822 dolley madison 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1822 dolley madison 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1823 emily bissell 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1823 emily bissell 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1823a emily bissell 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1824 helen keller 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1824 helen keller 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1825 veterans administration 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1825 veterans administration 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1825a veterans administration 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1826 bernardo de galvez 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1826 bernardo de galvez 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1826a bernardo de galvez 1 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1826b bernardo de galvez 2 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1827 coral reefs us virgin islands 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1827 coral reefs us virgin islands 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1828 coral reefs florida 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1828 coral reefs florida 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1829 coral reefs american somoa 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1829 coral reefs american somoa 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1830 coral reefs hawaii 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1830 coral reefs hawaii 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1830a coral reefs 1 15c unused block $0.96 $0.00 $0.00
1830a coral reefs 1 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1830b coral reefs hawaii 2 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1830c coral reefs hawaii 3 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1830d coral reefs hawaii 4 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1831 organized labor 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1831 organized labor 0 15c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1831a organized labor 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1832 edith wharton 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1832 edith wharton 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1833 education 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1833 education 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1833a education 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1834 american folk art heiltsuk 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1834 american folk art heiltsuk 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1835 american folk art chilkat tlingit 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1835 american folk art chilkat tlingit 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1836 american folk art tlingit tribe 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1836 american folk art tlingit tribe 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1837 american folk art bella coola 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1837 american folk art bella coola 0 15c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1837a american folk art 1 15c unused block $0.96 $0.00 $0.00
1837a american folk art 1 15c used block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1838 american architecture smithsonian 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1838 american architecture smithsonian 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1839 american architecture trinity church boston 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1839 american architecture trinity church boston 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1840 american architecture penn academy 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1840 american architecture penn academy 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1841 american architecture lyndhurst 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1841 american architecture lyndhurst 0 15c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1841a american architecture 1 15c unused block $0.96 $0.00 $0.00
1841a american architecture 1 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1841b american architecture lyndhurst 2 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1842 christmas 1980 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1842 christmas 1980 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1842a christmas 1980 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1843 christmas 1980 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1843 christmas 1980 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1843a christmas 1980 1 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1843b christmas 1980 2 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1843c christmas 1980 3 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1843d christmas 1980 4 15c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK135 windmills 0 $3 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RW47 mallards 0 $7.50 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
RW47 mallards 0 $7.50 unused regular $10.78 $0.00 $0.00
U597 highwheeler bike 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U598 americas cup 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U599 honeybee 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UC53 usa 0 30c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX82 1980 olympics figure skating 0 14c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX83 salt lake temple salt lake 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX84 count rochambeau 1780 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX85 battle of kings mountain 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX86 golden hinde 0 19c 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.