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US Stamps 1989

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
2122b eagle half moon 0 10.75c used booklet pane $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2122b eagle half moon 2 10.75c unused booklet $12.78 $0.00 $0.00
2183 sitting bull 0 28c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
2183 sitting bull 0 28c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2194 johns hopkins 0 $1 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
2194 johns hopkins 0 $1 unused regular $1.33 $0.00 $0.00
2194b johns hopkins 2 $1 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
2194b johns hopkins 2 $1 unused regular $1.33 $0.00 $0.00
2194e johns hopkins 5 $1 used regular $0.19 $0.00 $0.00
2194e johns hopkins 5 $1 unused regular $1.55 $0.00 $0.00
2347 north carolina statehood bicentennial 0 25c unused regular $0.46 $0.00 $0.00
2401 montana statehood bicentennial 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2402 asa philip r olph 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2403 north dakota statehood bicentennial 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2404 washington statehood bicentennial 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2405 steamboats experiment 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2406 steamboats phoenix 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2407 steamboats new orleans 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2408 steamboats washington 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2409 steamboats walk the water 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2409a steamboats 1 25c unused booklet pane $1.70 $0.00 $0.00
2410 world stamp expo '89 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2411 arturo toscanini 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2412 house of representatives 0 25c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2413 senate 0 25c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2414 executive branch 0 25c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2416 south dakota statehood bicentennial 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2417 henry lou gehrig 0 25c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2418 ernest hemingway 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2418a ernest hemingway 0 25c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2419 moon landing 20th anniversary 0 2.40 unused regular $3.05 $0.00 $0.00
2419a moon landing 20th anniversary 1 2.40 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2419b moon landing 20th anniversary 2 2.40 unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2419c moon landing 20th anniversary 3 2.40 unused regular $3834.68 $0.00 $0.00
2420 letter carriers we deliver! 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2421 bill of rights 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2421a bill of rights 1 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2422 dinosaurs tyrannosaurus 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2423 dinosaurs pteranodon 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2424 dinosaurs stegosaurus 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2425 dinosaurs brontosaurus 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2425a dinosaurs 1 25c unused block $1.79 $0.00 $0.00
2425b dinosaurs brontosaurus 2 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2426 pre columbian customs 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2427 christmas religious 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2427a christmas religious 1 25c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2427b christmas religious 2 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2427c christmas religious 3 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2428 christmas secular 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2428a christmas secular 1 25c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2429 christmas secular 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2429a christmas secular 1 25c unused booklet pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2429b christmas secular 2 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2429c christmas secular 3 25c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2429d christmas secular 4 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2429e christmas secular 5 25c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2431 eagle shield 0 25c unused regular $0.43 $0.00 $0.00
2431a eagle shield 0 25c unused booklet pane $6.63 $0.00 $0.00
2431b eagle shield 0 25c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2431c eagle shield 0 25c unused pair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2433 world stamp expo 89 0 90c unused sheet $10.78 $0.00 $0.00
2433a world stamp expo 89 1 90c unused regular $1.55 $0.00 $0.00
2433b world stamp expo 89 2 90c unused regular $1.55 $0.00 $0.00
2433c world stamp expo 89 3 90c unused regular $1.55 $0.00 $0.00
2433d world stamp expo 89 4 90c unused regular $1.55 $0.00 $0.00
2434 20th universal postal union congress stagecoach 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2435 20th universal postal union congress paddlewheel steamer 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2436 20th universal postal union congress biplane 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2437 20th universal postal union congress depot auto 0 25c unused regular $0.40 $0.00 $0.00
2437a 20th universal postal union congress a 0 25c unused block $1.55 $0.00 $0.00
2437b 20th universal postal union congress depot auto b 0 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2438 traditional mail delivery 0 25c unused sheet $3.05 $0.00 $0.00
2438a stagecoach 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2438b paddlewheel steamer 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2438c biplane 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2438d depot hack type auto 0 25c unused regular $0.49 $0.00 $0.00
2438e traditional mail delivery 0 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK149 express mail eagle 2 0 $32.25 unused pane $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK166 steamboats 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK167 christmas 1989 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
BK168 christmas 1989 sleigh 0 $5 unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
O143 official 0 1c used regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
O143 official 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $0.00 $0.00
RW56 pair of lesser scaups 0 $12.50 used regular $0.17 $0.00 $0.00
RW56 pair of lesser scaups 0 $12.50 unused regular $14.64 $0.00 $0.00
U614 stars usa 0 25c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
U615 usa stars 0 25c unused regular $0.45 $0.00 $0.00
U616 love 0 25c unused regular $0.45 $0.00 $0.00
U617 space station hologram 0 25c unused regular $0.81 $0.00 $0.00
UC62 montgomery blair 0 39c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX127 the desert 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX128 healy hall 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX129 wetlands 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX130 oklahoma l run 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX131 the mountains 0 21c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX132 the seashore 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX133 the woodlands 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX134 hull house 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX135 independence hall 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX136 baltimore inner harbor 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX137 manhattan skyline 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX138 west face of capitol 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX139 philadelphia cityscape 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX140 inner harbor baltimore 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX141 new york city cityscape 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX142 washington dc cityscape 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX143 the white house 0 15c unused regular $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
UX144 jefferson memorial 0 15c 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.