What is the oldest stamp?
Before the use of adhesive paper stamps, letters were hand stamped or postmarked with ink. Postmarks were the invention of Henry Bishop and were at first called 'Bishop mark' after the inventor. Bishop marks were first used in 1661 at the London General Post Office. They marked the day and month the letter was mailed.
The world's oldest stamps is from United Kingdom dating back to 1840. This stamps is a depiction of queen Victoria. This stamp is called The Black Penny Stamp. There are about 1.3 million issues still in collector's hands while the originals are worth around $100,000.000. per stamp. The second oldest is known as Ben Franklin #1 issue of The United States issued in 1847. This stamp ranges from $16,000.000 unused to $600.000 used. So the…
If you're looking for the financial value of this particular postage stamp, you'll have to consult a "Stamp Collector's Book." The year, type of stamp, date of stamp, date of post mark, and condition of the stamp will have to be compared to that described in the collector's book. Almost all book stores sell stamp collector's books.
The Government collects the revenue through the sale of Non-judicial stamp paper. For each Article there is a Separate stamp duty like - Stamp Paper of Rs. 10 used for Affidavit, Declaration, Undertaking etc. Stamp Paper of Rs. 20 for Special Power of Attorney. Stamp Paper of Rs. 50 for General Power of Attorney/Agreement. Stamp Paper of Rs. 100 for Indemnity Bond, Guarantee Bond. Note: The Stamp Duty of Non-Judicial stamp paper for each state…
Did company's mark stamps ex Southern Railway 20 cent Special Delivery has So Rwy in nonperferated holes on face of stamp and would this add any value?
Yes. In the 'Scott Specialized Catalog of US Stamps' the oldest US stamps have a subcategory for cancellations. Special cancellations can increase the value of older stamps. 'Railroad' is one of those cancellations. Note: You reference a 20 Cent Special Delivery stamp. A 20 cent Special Delivery wasn't issued until 1925. A 'So. Rwy' may add a little value to the stamp, but I wouldn't expect much.