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US Stamps 1987

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
2115b flag capitol 0 22c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2115bPNCT1 flag capitol 0 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2127 tractor 1920s 0 7.1c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
2127 tractor 1920s 0 7.1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2127a tractor 1920s 1 7.1c unused regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
2127a tractor 1920s 1 7.1c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2127aPNC1 tractor 1920s 1 7.1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2127PNC1 tractor 1920s 0 7.1c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2129 tow truck 1920s 0 8.5c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
2129 tow truck 1920s 0 8.5c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2129a tow truck 1920s 1 8.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2129aPNC1 tow truck 1920s 1 8.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2129aPNC2 tow truck 1920s 1 8.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2129PNC1 tow truck 1920s 0 8.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2169 mary lyons 0 2c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
2169 mary lyons 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2169a mary lyons 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2175 red cloud 0 10c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
2175 red cloud 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2175e red cloud 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2176 julia ward howe 0 14c unused regular $0.28 $0.00 $0.00
2176 julia ward howe 0 14c used regular $0.25 $0.00 $0.00
2196 francis bret harte 0 $5 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
2196 francis bret harte 0 $5 unused regular $6.10 $0.00 $0.00
2226 locomotive 0 2c used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
2226 locomotive 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2226a locomotive 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2226aPNC2 locomotive 2 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2226PNC1 locomotive 1 0 2c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2246 michigan statehood 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2247 pan american games 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2247a pan american games 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2248 1987 love 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2249 jean b p du sable 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2250 enrico caruso 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2250a enrico caruso 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2251 girl scouts 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2251a girl scouts a omit 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2251b girl scouts b red omit 2 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2253 milkwagon 0 5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2257 canal boat 0 10c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2257e canal boat 5 10c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2257PNC1 canal boat 0 10c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2262 marmon wasp 0 17.5c unused regular $0.38 $0.00 $0.00
2262a marmon wasp 1 17.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2262b marmon wasp 2 17.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2262PNC1 marmon wasp 0 17.5c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2267 congratulations 0 22c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
2268 get well 0 22c unused regular $0.57 $0.00 $0.00
2269 thank you 0 22c unused regular $0.57 $0.00 $0.00
2270 love you dad 0 22c unused regular $0.57 $0.00 $0.00
2271 best wishes 0 22c unused regular $0.57 $0.00 $0.00
2272 happy birthday 0 22c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
2273 love you mother 0 22c unused regular $0.69 $0.00 $0.00
2274 keep in touch 0 22c unused regular $0.57 $0.00 $0.00
2274a special occasions 1 22c unused booklet pane $6.10 $0.00 $0.00
2275 united way 1887 1987 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2276 flag fireworks 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2276a flag fireworks 1 22c unused booklet pane $6.54 $0.00 $0.00
2276b flag fireworks 2 22c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2286 barn swallow 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2287 monarch butterfly 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2288 bighorn sheep 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2289 broad tailed hummingbird 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2290 cottontail 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2291 osprey 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2292 mountain lion 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2293 luna moth 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2294 mule deer 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2295 gray squirrel 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2296 armadillo 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2297 eastern chipmunk 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2298 moose 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2299 black bear 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2300 tiger swallowtail 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2301 bobwhite 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2302 ringtail 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2303 red winged blackbird 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2304 american lobster 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2305 jack rabbit 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2306 scarlet tanager 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2307 woodchuck 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2308 roseate spoonbill 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2309 bald eagle 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2310 alaskan brown bear 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2311 iiwi 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2312 badger 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2313 pronghorn 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2314 river otter 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2315 ladybug 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2316 beaver 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2317 white tailed deer 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2318 blue jay 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2319 pika 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2320 bison 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2321 snowey egret 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2322 grey wolf 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2323 mountain goat 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2324 deer mouse 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2325 prairie dog 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2326 box turtle 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2327 wolverine 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2328 american elk 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2329 california sea lion 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2330 mockingbird 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2331 racoon 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2332 bobcat 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2333 black footed ferret 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2334 canadian goose 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2335 red fox 0 22c unused regular $0.64 $0.00 $0.00
2335a american wildlife 0 22c unused pane $37.04 $0.00 $0.00
2335b american wildlife 0 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2336 delaware statehood bicentennial 0 22c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
2337 pennsylvania statehood bicentennial 0 22c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
2338 new jersey statehood bicentennial 0 22c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
2338a new jersey statehood bicentennial 0 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2349 us morocco relations 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2349a us morocco relations 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2350 william faulkner 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2351 lacemaking 0 22c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2352 lacemaking 0 22c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2353 lacemaking 0 22c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2354 lacemaking 0 22c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2354a lacemaking 1 22c unused block $1.40 $0.00 $0.00
2354b lacemaking 2 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2355 constitution book 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2355a constitution book 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2356 constitution book 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2356a constitution book 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2357 constitution book 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2357a constitution book 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2358 constitution book 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2358a constitution book 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2359 constitution book 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2359a drafting of the consititution 1 22c unused booklet pane $2.07 $0.00 $0.00
2359b constitution book 2 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2360 signing of the constitution 0 22c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2361 cpa 0 22c unused regular $1.40 $0.00 $0.00
2361a cpa 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2362 locomotives stourbridge lion 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2363 locomotives best friend 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2364 locomotives john bull 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2365 locomotives brother jonathan 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2365a locomotives brother jonathan 1 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2366 locomotives gowan marx 0 22c unused regular $0.42 $0.00 $0.00
2366a locomotives 1 22c unused booklet pane $2.07 $0.00 $0.00
2366b locomotives gowan marx 2 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2366c locomotives gowan marx 3 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2367 christmas 1987 moroni madonna 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
2368 christmas 1987 ornaments 0 22c unused regular $0.27 $0.00 $0.00
BK162 drafting the constitution 0 $4.40 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK163 locomotives 0 $4.40 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
RW54 readheads 0 $10 used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
RW54 readheads 0 $10 unused regular $11.52 $0.00 $0.00
UO75 great seal 0 22c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX115 self scouring steel plow 0 14c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX116 constitutional convention 0 14c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX117 stars stripes 0 14c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX118 pride in america 0 14c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX119 timberline lodge oregon 0 14c 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.