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US Stamps 1981

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
1304C george washington 3 5c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1304C george washington 3 5c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1304Cd george washington 4 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1594 torch 0 12c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1594 torch 0 12c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1622C 13 star flag over independence hall 3 13c unused regular $0.59 $0.00 $0.00
1622C 13 star flag over independence hall c 0 13c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1622Cd 13 star flag over independence hall 4 13c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1816 torch 0 12c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1816 torch 0 12c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1816a torch 1 12c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1816b torch 2 12c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1857 rachel carson 0 17c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1857 rachel carson 0 17c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1858 george mason 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1858 george mason 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1859 sequoyah 0 19c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1859 sequoyah 0 19c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1865 charles drew md 0 35c unused regular $0.54 $0.00 $0.00
1865 charles drew md 0 35c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1874 everett dirksen 0 15c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1874 everett dirksen 0 15c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1874a everett dirksen 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1875 whitney m young 0 15c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1875 whitney m young 0 15c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1876 flowers rose 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1876 flowers rose 0 18c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1877 flowers camellia 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1877 flowers camellia 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1878 flowers dahlia 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1878 flowers dahlia 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1879 flowers lily 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1879 flowers lily 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1879a flowers 1 18c unused block $1.03 $0.00 $0.00
1879a flowers 1 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1880 bighorn 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1880 bighorn 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1881 puma 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1881 puma 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1882 harbor seal 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1882 harbor seal 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1883 bison 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1883 bison 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1884 brown bear 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1884 brown bear 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1885 polar bear 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1885 polar bear 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1886 elk 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1886 elk 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1887 moose 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1887 moose 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1888 deer 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1888 deer 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1889 pronghorn 0 18c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
1889 pronghorn 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1889a american wildlife 1 18c unused booklet pane $6.54 $0.00 $0.00
1889a american wildlife 1 18c used booklet pane $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1890 flag anthem 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1890 flag anthem 0 18c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1891 from sea to shining sea 0 18c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1891a from sea to shining sea 1 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891b from sea to shining sea 2 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC1 from sea to shining sea 1 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC2 from sea to shining sea 2 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC3 from sea to shining sea 3 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC4 from sea to shining sea 4 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC5 from sea to shining sea 5 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC6 from sea to shining sea 6 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1891PNC7 from sea to shining sea 7 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1892 flag anthem 0 6c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
1893 flag anthem 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1893 flag anthem 0 18c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
1893a flag anthem 1 18c unused booklet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1893b flag anthem 2 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1893c flag anthem 3 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1894 flag over court 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1894a flag over court 1 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1894b flag over court 2 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1894c flag over court 3 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1894d flag over court 4 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895 flag 0 20c unused regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1895b flag over supreme 2 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895d flag over supreme 4 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895e flag over supreme 5 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895ePNC14 flag over supreme 14 5 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895f flag over supreme 6 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895g flag over supreme 7 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC1 flag over supreme 1 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC10 flag over supreme 10 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC11 flag over supreme 11 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC12 flag over supreme 12 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC13 flag over supreme 13 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC14 flag over supreme 14 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC2 flag over supreme 2 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC3 flag over supreme 3 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC4 flag over supreme 4 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC5 flag over supreme 5 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC6 flag over supreme 6 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC7 flag over supreme 7 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC8 flag over supreme 8 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1895PNC9 flag over supreme 9 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1896 flag over court 0 20c unused regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1896 flag over court 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1896a flag over court 1 20c used booklet pane $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1896a flag over court 1 1 20c unused booklet $1.79 $0.00 $0.00
1896b flag over court 2 2 20c unused booklet $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897A locomotive 1 2c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1897Ae locomotive 5 2c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897APNC10 locomotive 10 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897APNC2 locomotive 2 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897APNC3 locomotive 3 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897APNC4 locomotive 4 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897APNC6 locomotive 6 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1897APNC8 locomotive 8 1 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898A stagecoach 1 4c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1898Ab stagecoach 2 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898AbPNC3 stagecoach 3 2 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898AbPNC4 stagecoach 4 2 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898AbPNC5 stagecoach 5 2 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898AbPNC6 stagecoach 6 2 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898Ac stagecoach 2 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898Ad stagecoach 2 4c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898APNC1 stagecoach 1 1 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898APNC2 stagecoach 2 1 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898APNC3 stagecoach 3 1 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898APNC4 stagecoach 4 1 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898APNC5 stagecoach 5 1 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1898APNC6 stagecoach 6 1 4c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903 mail wagon 1880s 0 9.3c unused regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1903a mail wagon 1880s 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC1 mail wagon 1880s 1 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC2 mail wagon 1880s 2 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC3 mail wagon 1880s 3 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC4 mail wagon 1880s 4 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC5 mail wagon 1880s 5 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC6 mail wagon 1880s 6 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903aPNC8 mail wagon 1880s 8 1 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903b mail wagon 1880s 2 9.3c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903PNC1 mail wagon 1880s 1 0 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903PNC2 mail wagon 1880s 2 0 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903PNC3 mail wagon 1880s 3 0 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903PNC4 mail wagon 1880s 4 0 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903PNC5 mail wagon 1880s 5 0 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1903PNC6 mail wagon 1880s 6 0 9.3c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906 electric auto 0 17c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1906a electric auto 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC3A electric auto 3 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC3B electric auto 3 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC4A electric auto 4 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC4B electric auto 4 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC5A electric auto 5 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC6A electric auto 6 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906aPNC7A electric auto 7 1 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906b electric auto b 2 17c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906c electric auto c 3 17c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC1 electric auto 1 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC2 electric auto 2 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC3 electric auto 3 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC4 electric auto 4 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC5 electric auto 5 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC6 electric auto 6 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1906PNC7 electric auto 7 0 17c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907 surrey 1890s 0 18c unused regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1907a surrey 1890s 1 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC1 surrey 1890s 1 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC10 surrey 1890s 10 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC11 surrey 1890s 11 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC12 surrey 1890s 12 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC13 surrey 1890s 13 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC14 surrey 1890s 14 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC15 surrey 1890s 15 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC16 surrey 1890s 16 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC17 surrey 1890s 17 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC18 surrey 1890s 18 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC2 surrey 1890s 2 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC3 surrey 1890s 3 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC4 surrey 1890s 4 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC5 surrey 1890s 5 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC6 surrey 1890s 6 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC7 surrey 1890s 7 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC8 surrey 1890s 8 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1907PNC9 surrey 1890s 9 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908 fire pumper 0 20c unused regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1908a fire pumper 1 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC1 fire pumper 1 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC10 fire pumper 10 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC11 fire pumper 11 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC12 fire pumper 12 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC13 fire pumper 13 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC14 fire pumper 14 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC15 fire pumper 15 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC16 fire pumper 16 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC2 fire pumper 2 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC3 fire pumper 3 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC4 fire pumper 4 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC5 fire pumper 5 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC6 fire pumper 6 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC7 fire pumper 7 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC8 fire pumper 8 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1908PNC9 fire pumper 9 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1910 american red cross 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1910 american red cross 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1911 savings loans 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1911 savings loans 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1912 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1912 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1913 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1913 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1914 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1914 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1915 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1915 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1916 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1916 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1917 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1917 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1918 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1918 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1919 shuttle 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1919 shuttle 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1919a shuttle 1 18c used booklet pane $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1919a shuttle 1 18c unused booklet pane $1.91 $0.00 $0.00
1919b shuttle 2 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1920 prof management 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1920 prof management 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1921 blue heron 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1921 blue heron 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1922 badger 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1922 badger 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1923 bear 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1923 bear 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1924 grouse 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1924 grouse 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1924a wildlife 1 18c used block $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1924a wildlife 1 18c unused block $1.11 $0.00 $0.00
1925 year of disabled 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1925 year of disabled 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1925a year of disabled 0 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1926 edna st vincent millay 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1926 edna st vincent millay 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1926a edna st vincent millay 0 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1927 alcoholism 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1927 alcoholism 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1927a alcoholism 1 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1927b alcoholism 2 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1928 architecture nyu library 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1928 architecture nyu library 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1929 architecture biltmore house 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1929 architecture biltmore house 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1930 architecture palace of the art 0 18c used regular $0.14 $0.00 $0.00
1930 architecture palace of the art 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1931 architecture bank owatonna 0 18c used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
1931 architecture bank owatonna 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1931a architecture 1 18c used block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1931a architecture 1 18c unused block $1.26 $0.00 $0.00
1932 sports personalities babe zaharias 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1932 sports personalities babe zaharias 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1933 sports personalities bobby jones 0 18c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1933 sports personalities bobby jones 0 18c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1934 frederic remington 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1934 frederic remington 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1934a frederic remington 1 18c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1934b frederic remington 2 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1935 james hoban 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1935 james hoban 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1936 james hoban 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1936 james hoban 0 20c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1937 battle of yorktown 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1937 battle of yorktown 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1938 battle of virginia capes 0 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1938 battle of virginia capes 0 18c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1938a battle of virginia capes 1 18c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1938a battle of virginia capes 1 18c unused pair $0.69 $0.00 $0.00
1938b battle of virginia capes 2 18c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1939 christmas 1981 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1939 christmas 1981 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1940 christmas 1981 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1940 christmas 1981 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1940a christmas 1981 1 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1940b christmas 1981 2 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1941 john hanson 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1941 john hanson 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1942 desert plants barrel cactus 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1942 desert plants barrel cactus 0 20c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1943 desert plants agave 0 20c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
1943 desert plants agave 0 20c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1944 desert plants beavertail cactu 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1944 desert plants beavertail cactu 0 20c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1945 desert plants saguaro 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1945 desert plants saguaro 0 20c unused regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
1945a desert plants 1 20c used block $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1945a desert plants 0 20c unused regular $1.11 $0.00 $0.00
1945b desert plants saguaro 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1945c desert plants saguaro 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1946 c stamp 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1946 c stamp 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1946b c stamp 2 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1947 c brown eagle 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1947 c stamp 0 20c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
1947a c stamp 1 20c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1948 c brown eagle 0 20c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1948 c stamp 0 20c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
1948a c brown eagle 1 20c used booklet $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
1948a c stamp 1 20c unused regular $3.42 $0.00 $0.00
BK136 b stamp 0 $4.32 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK137 wild animals 0 $3.60 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK138 flag 0 $1.20 unused pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK139 flag over supreme court 0 $1.20 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK141 c stamp 0 $4 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RW48 ruddy ducks 0 $7.50 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
RW48 ruddy ducks 0 $7.50 unused regular $10.78 $0.00 $0.00
U592 b stamp 0 18 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U593 star 0 18 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U594 c stamp 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U600 remember the blind veteran 0 18 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U601 capital dome 0 20c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UC54 usa 0 30c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX87 battle of cowpens 1781 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX88 eagle 0 12c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX89 isaiah thomas 0 12c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX90 nathaniel greene 0 12c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX91 lewis clark 1806 0 12c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX92 robert morris 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX93 robert morris 0 13c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UXC19 first transpacific flight 0 28 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.