What is the value of an Oliver Wendell Holmes 15 cent stamp?

Scott US#1288, 1288B and 1288Ba

This 15 cent stamp was issued in 1965. There are a number of variations, but the value is nominal, 15 cents used for all types. The low price indicates that a dealer is not likely to purchase a single copy. It has a catalog value of 30 cents mint, 20 cents used.

Identify the exact stamp using a catalog. The existence of the edge of the sheet with the stamp doesn't normally affect value. This may involve learning about perforations, watermarks and colors as well as condition. The catalog will provide a value. The value is what a collector could expect to pay for a stamp in fine/very fine condition. If selling, most cases you would be lucky to get 75% of the catalog, unless it is very valuable, then an auction would be worth looking into. The most common American catalog for identification is Scott's. Others are Stanley Gibbons, Minkus and even the US Postal Service Catalog of stamps.

This 15 cent stamp was issued in 1965. There are a number of variations, but the value is minimal, 15 cents used for all types. The low price indicates that a dealer is not likely to purchase a single copy. The mint stamp catalogs at twice face which is 30 cents.