Can the local post office tell you how much old stamps are worth?
If the stamp has been used, the post office will tell you it is worthless. If a stamp has not been used, they will tell you it is worth whatever is on its face value. The post office will not appraise a stamp for its collectable value.
You will have to be much more specific if you want a good answer. Are you looking for information on how much it costs to post letters in your area? This will vary depending on where you are, where you are posting to, what you are posting etc. so you would need to consult your local post office. Or do you have a collection of stamps and want to know how much they are worth…
There are many countries in Europe and there are many prices of stamps. If you are talking about the cost of sending something to Europe, that will depend on where you are, what you are sending and where in Europe you are sending it to. You would need to go to your local post office to find out what it would cost.
Go to http://www.ndhealth.gov/DHS/foodstampcalculator.asp , its exactly what you are searching for. It estimates if you are eligible for food stamps and roughly how much you would receive depending on where you live, income, etc. You could also go to your local Social Security Office and pick up a pamphlet.
Scott # 1528 Most used US postage stamps are worth 20 cents, the minimum amount required to catalog and stock the stamps. Unused will always be worth at least their face value. This stamp can cost you 25 cents mint. Special cancellations and different values are likely to be worth more. Consult a postage stamp catalog, usually available at your local library for exact identification and catalog values.
In my opinion, 'Old stamps' are stamps that have been issued from about 1850 to 1935. 'Old stamps' range in value from a few pennies to millions of dollars depending on which one you find or have. Don't be fooled there are still tens of thousands of stamps to be found that are worth from $25 into the $1,000's of dollars. Even dealers misidentify them. I have found thousands of stamps that have been misidentified…
That depends on how much the stamps are worth... and some are no good for postage outside the USA. Check with your local post office, or the Postal Service Web page, for information about foreign postage. http://www.usps.com/prices/first-class-mail-international-prices.htm is the website you want to use. However, I found it a bit confusing, so I called the USPS directly. For mail 1 ounce or less, it takes three stamps, at the current prices (August 2010).