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Stamp Collecting (Philately)

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Questions about the hobby of postage stamp collecting and those little pieces of paper that fascinate everyone from the young school child to presidents and monarchs.
For a long time the Postmaster General decided what should go onstamps. However, when Congress began passing legislation requiringcertain subjects be honored, in 1957 the Postmaster General createda committee to review the ideas of the entire public. The committeeincludes stamp collectors as well as...
Amateur geology (known as rockhounding in the United States and Canada ) is the recreational study and hobby of collecting rock s and mineral specimens from their natural environment. The firstamateur geologists were prospector s looking for valuable minerals and gemstone s for...
The value of stamps varies. It is doubtful because stamps were issued in large enough quantities during that time frame that they are not overly valuable. However, there are exceptions and these are worth learning about. Consult a good stamp catalog, either online or at your library, to learn...
2¢ - Scott #707 The likeness of Washington by Gilbert Stuart from apainting made at Germantown, Pa., in 1796, known as the Atheneumportrait, the original of which is now in the Boston Museum of FineArts. (4,222,198,300 issued) The bicentennial stamps were first placed on sale January 1, 1932,at...
Assuming that it's the XI Olympic Winter Games - Sapporo 1972 -Bobsledding stamp, it would be worth $0.35 in mint condition, $0.20used. Those are buy prices, not sell prices, which are much lower.In other words, you aren't likely to find a dealer willing to payyou for a single stamp, it is too much...
In the US the 29 cent rate lasted about 4 years. Several hundred stamps were issued during that time. In used condition there is limited value, you can purchase them for about 20 cents each. Which means a dealer is not likely to pay much for them unless you have a large number of them.
If you are in California, at the current time they are $43.75 for a book of 100 stamps, which is cheaper than the post office by .25.
as much as someone is prepared to pay for it.
Not much I'm afraid. You can purchase them from a dealer or on eBay for about $2 per cover or even less. They have almost no real gold, such a thin layer that it would take thousands of them to get a measurable amount.
You can get a full page of Boys Town Nebraska stamps on Ebay for 8.00
It depends entirely on how many of the stamps are produced. There can be only a couple of plates created, or there can be dozens.
The post office letter box was invented around 1815 by the Cheif postal clerk Thomas Brown, soon to be Governor of Florida 1849-1853.
Consult a stamp catalog that uses the Scott Numbering system. Most US companies use this numbering system. It will help you identify the stamp and the information about it. In addition to the year(s) of issue, it can also provide estimated values and other pertinent information..
Back when the stamp was produced it was only $2.00, but now themost expensive is about $30.00.
It was difficult for the postman to see the red cancellations on the black stamps. The red ink was not permanent and could be washed off, leading to re-use and fraud. The post office switched to red design with black cancellations that couldn't be washed off.
This a modern German stamp. It probably has value only to a stamp collector who might like to add it to his collection. If you find such a person you can negotiate, but he pays more than 10 cents, you are probably exploiting his ignorance, unless it is mint , in which you might rightly ask for...
These are still very common. You should be able to buy one for 25 cents or less from a stamp dealer.
Forever. Check out the USPS website for more info.
No, a postmark is a marking on a letter or package indicating thedate and time that the item was delivered into the care of thepostal service.This is put on after the stamp.
Jefferson nickels tend to tone a copper-gold color and adds nothing to the face value of 5 cents.
The cost of a First Class US postage stamp in 1930 was 2 cents for the first full ounce. It was lowered from 3 cents in July of 1919. It stayed at that price until July 1932 when it went to 3 cents. .
The 1940 10-cent stamp is worth $5.00 in mint condition and $1.65 used. (as of Jan. 2011)
You can obtain information on the plywood's specifications. The stamps will indicate what type of adhesive was used to make it so that you know whether it can be used outside. It will also indicate the quality of the wood facing..
Postage stamps were not available in 1775. The first US stamps came out in the 1840's. It initially cost 5 cents to mail a half ounce letter.
1958 United States of America Mackinac Bridge Commemoration 3c turquoise - Mackinac Bridge (vertical) Mint UnHinged = 0.15 GBP each Fine Used = 0.10 GBP each Source = Stanley Gibbons Catalogue
what is the value of 1984 united states olympic postage stamps?
0.44 cents for a regular first class stamp (letter up to 3.5 ounces) Up to about $4.00 for a package weighing up to 13 ounces (the max for first class)
A plate block is a block of stamps from the edge of the sheet whichshows the plate or cylinder from which the stamps were printed.
If you are a president, as soon as you die you can get your face on a US stamp, otherwise, even Elvis had to wait 10 years. There is a shortcut though. For a fee, a "dunes" country will put you on a stamp.
It is done by an advisory committee. There are stamp collectors, historians and USPS people on the committee. They make suggestions to the head of the USPS and they make the final decision on what is created..
The simplest way is to turn the stamp face down on a black surface. The watermark should be visible. A drop or two of watermark fluid can help make it clearer. There are other ways, including using colored filters to remove the ink color from making it hard to see. There are also impression...
44 cents is the first class rate in 2010.
"Deutschland" is Germany, in German. The country called itself the "Reich" (sort of like kingdom) under the Kaisers and under Hitler, but the term was abolished after the war. That means your stamp was issued before 1946. You'll need to post a new question with a more detailed description so it...
Postage stamps were not available in the 1840's. They were first available in 1850.
Nothing. The Lira is no longer used in Italy it has been replaced with Euro.
It depends on how you define 'worth.' If you mean to make money, probably not, most collectors don't recoup the value that they put into the collection, at least in terms of money. The value in terms of learning, relaxation and new friends, it is certainly worth it!
It depends on where you live. In the US, the first criteria is that you must be dead. The US doesn't allow living persons to be pictured on postage stamps. In most cases a number of years has to go by before it is allowed..
Consult a catalog online or at your library. If you are doing this for an estate, there are specialists that can help. You can contact the American Philatelic Society for assistance in locating one in your area. Your local stamp dealer could also help. .
The stamp is not from 1917. The Electric auto pictured on the stamp is from 1917. This is part of the Transportation set and you can pick up a used copy for about 20 cents.
The cost of a First Class US postage stamp in 1939 was 3 cents. It was raised from 2 cents in November of 1917. It stayed at that price until August 1958. .
Will need more information including the country of origin. You can consult a stamp catalogue at yourlocal library to identify the year and condition of the item with anestimated value for it.
The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp of a public postal system. It was issued by Great Britain and Ireland on 1 May 1840, for use from 6 May of that year.
yes, all krogers sell stamps.
There is only one Forever Stamp, it pictures the US Liberty Bell and says First Class Postage. It is good only for the first ounce of a letter, anything more in weight requires additional postage. There are many other non-denominated stamps that may say First Class Postage, but they are not...
Currently in the US a Forever stamp costs 44 cents and I will assume that this the type you are referring to, so a book of twenty stamps would cost you $8.80.
Golden replica stamps by Postal Commemorative Society have no value... there's not even 5 cents worth of gold in them... the gold is not even goldleaf... it's a spray over 3 layers of adhesive bound paper, then polished. PCS scammed thousands of people into buying these... avoid buying more at all...
Yes, they have value. Some of them can be very valuable, depending on the type of markings it has, what the dates are and what locations are involved. Stampless covers are pretty challenging area to evaluate, it would be best to consult a dealer or knowledgable collector in your area.
Looks like a one cent stamp, says one cent on it and yes you can still use them
Most Post Offices should be able to provide stamps in the appropriate denomination. Many hotels also do that for their registered guests.
It's called a collection.
0.29/0.25=1.16 =116% of 0.25 or 16% increase from 0.25
Provincial notes are very difficult to value. You need an expert and one of the experts on UK banknotes is Pam West - see related links.
An Australian Mint UnHinged (MUH) 60 cent Royal Wedding of Prince CHarles and Lady Diana Spencer stamp released on 29-Jul-1981, might be worth up to $3 AUD.
Some examples of global issues are global warming, human population, health issues...
Yes you just have to add 11 cents onto it with side stamps.
You want a stamp honoring a muslim, leave the U.S.A. permanently and find one in the mid-east where you belong
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There not worth much, theres about 12 out there in the world. There not that vauluble trust me, if you don't. Would you believe theres a guy in his basement in his underwear, writing this???
Even mint, in the best condition, almost nothing. If you were buying from a dealer, you might have to pay as high as US $0.50. Selling it, it's worth around its postage value (2 cents), or you might get as high as 10 cents if you find the right person.
I HAVE A STAMP WITH A PICTURE OF A FLAG AND ONE SAYS "USA FIRST-CLASS" BOTTOM OF THAT NUMBER 2002
You will need to consult the catalogs. Most libraries will have a copy of Scott's Postage Stamp Catalog of the World and some of them also have a specialized catalog for FDCs. First of all, you have to identify the specific stamp or card. That in itself can be a daunting task, but most of the...
They are still valid for postage in the US. The total stamp value must equal the current First Class rate. You would have to add 7 cents to each of them to total the correct amount for a letter. Used together they would cover two ounces of First Class mail.
Cost of a postage stamp was dependent on the face value of the stamp and the country . The most common rate stamp is for First Class Mail. In October of 2004 in the US it was 37 cents for the first ounce.
A first class letter stamp (small envelope, under 100g) is currently 39p. (Feb 2010).
About 3/4 of a dollar worth of stuff.
Will need more information including the country of origin, I'm guessing Monaco. You can consult a stamp catalogue at your local library to identify the year and condition of the item with an estimated value for it. Post cards are listed as 'back of the book' items in the country of origin. A...
The Scott company has cataloged every stamp issued in the world. A Scott number of 553 would indicate that the stamp is for regular postage and is about the 553rd stamp issued by that country. It would typically need a country to go with the number. If this is a US stamp it is a 1 1/2 cent...
That will depend on the value of the stamps you are buying. You can 1000 one cent stamps with $10. If you buy US first class stamps, you can purchase 22 stamps and get 32 cents change..
The Scott company has cataloged every stamp issued in the world. A Scott number of 760 would indicate that the stamp is for regular postage and is about the 760th stamp issued by that country. It would typically need a country with the number. If this is a US stamp it is a 5 cent vertical format...
It depends. Most old postcards are worth about a dollar each, while others are worth much more. People collect postcards with pictures that interest them. Popular pictures include celebrities and historical events.
The U.S. Mint has never produced a circulating $2 coin. The closest thing to the $2 coin is the $2.50 Gold "Quarter Eagle" coins which were produced between 1796 and 1929. View the source link below to view the types of coins, pictures and statistics of every $2.50 US Gold coin minted in US...
Consult a postage stamp catalog to identify the stamp. It will alsoprovide a general value for the item.
community savings stamps were given as premiums to many shoppers in nebraska from the '50's to the 80's.. the 'denominations' came in '1' stamp or a larger stamp that was '10' stamps ... backed by the owners of Miller & Paines in Nebraska and/or related to Community Development Corporation.. the...
That is Scott number US 1906. It has a value of 75 cents mint andminimal 15 cent used.
The most common way is soaking. Place the stamp and paper in water and allow it to soak until the water is penetrated it. After about 10 or 15 minutes, it should slide off. Dry the stamp face down or in blotting paper.
This stamps is listed in the Scott Postage Stamp Catalog as number 928. The catalog value is 20c used or unused. This is the minimum value assigned to any stamp. It is not uncommon to to see stamp dealers and stamp collectors use this on their mail. Jim Forte http://wwww.postalhistory.com
The cost for the first ounce of First Class US postage stamp in 1933 was 3 cents. It was raised from 2 cents in February of 1932. It remained at that price until January 1952. .
They have a limited value. Every person in the US had one, so millions were issued. I've seen them go for about $5 a book in excellent condition.
The 60th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of A Magnificent Limited Edition Collection of 23ct. Gold Stamps 12 stamps pages .
There were no stamps in 1801. The first postage stamps were issued in Great Britain in 1840. It was several years after that that German issued postage stamps..
Yes, Stamp collecting is profitable. Collecting stamps is seldom profitable. Most collectors are severely disappointed in the amount of money they get when they go to sell their collections. You will be lucky to get half the cost of what you paid for the collection.
yes we are charged vat on most things in this country, of course stamps are one of them.