Blue Chip stamps can no longer be redeemed; however, they are often auctioned off as collectible items. These stamps were very popular during the 1970s.Continue Reading
Blue Chip stamps were collected by children and adults alike in the 1970s and then redeemed via the Blue Chip Stamp catalog. There were many different merchants who offered their merchandise for Blue Chip stamps. The Blue Chip Stamp sign used to be hung at stores that participated. The Blue Chip Savings Books could be taken to any of the Blue Chip redemption stores to be redeemed for merchandise. For those people who lived farther than 25 miles from a Blue Chip redemption store, the Savings Book could be mailed in.
In the Blue Chip catalog, there were items such as Parker Brothers board games, Selright board games, Dr. Seuss books, Murray Pedal cars, Hugger tricycles, Dumpster tricycles, Gilbert microscope sets, Edlon Wood Burning sets and Transogram pool tables. New catalogs were released every year. For adults, there was clothing, lamps, rugs, patio furniture, pet supplies, pictures, silver, sporting goods, stationary, dinnerware, giftware, glassware, luggage, ladies' accessories and electronics. The Blue Chip catalog and Blue Chip stamps were so popular during the 1970s that they were prominently featured in a Brady Bunch episode.Learn more about Stamps
There are a number of places to sell old stamps. However, before attempting to sell them, one should do some research to determine if the stamps are of any value. Some old stamps aren't worth as much as one might think, while others can be worth a good amount.Full Answer >
Collectible stamps can be bought online at Stamps2Go, Mystic Stamp Company, Collectors Corner and The Collectible Stamps Gallery. As of 2015, a wide range of U.S. and foreign stamps can be found and purchased on these websites.Full Answer >
To find pricing for rare stamps, check the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogues. This resource lists and values postage stamps and is available at most public libraries. Also, contact local stamp dealers and clubs for value estimations.Full Answer >
The most popular stamp of 2014 was the "Farmers Markets" stamp. Some other very popular stamps in 2014 were the "Cut Paper Heart" and "Vintage Circus Posters" stamps.Full Answer >