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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.

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  • What are the dimensions of a postage stamp?

    Q: What are the dimensions of a postage stamp?

    A: There are no standard dimensions for a postage stamp. Stamps are available in many different shapes and sizes. There are even round and triangular stamps.
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  • Where do you sell old stamps?

    Q: Where do you sell old stamps?

    A: 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.
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  • How do I check old postage stamps to see how much they are worth?

    Q: How do I check old postage stamps to see how much they are worth?

    A: To find out what old postage stamps are worth, do a little research into the specific stamps, and be careful in identifying the stamps correctly. Some stamps have common and rare varieties which differ from one another only in minute details. Usually, assessing the value of stamps is helpful in weeding out what is not valuable, while valuable stamps require additional appraisal by experts.
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  • What is the rarest stamp in the world?

    Q: What is the rarest stamp in the world?

    A: The British Guiana one-cent magenta stamp is the rarest stamp in the world, according to ABC News. It is the only surviving stamp of the 1856 one-cent stamp issuance. The stamp was produced in Georgetown, British Guiana. The stamp has an auction value of anywhere from $10 million to $20 million.
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  • What are Elvis stamps?

    Q: What are Elvis stamps?

    A: The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative Elvis stamp in January 1993. Several other countries have also issued commemorative stamps featuring images of Elvis.
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  • What is a person who collects stamps called?

    Q: What is a person who collects stamps called?

    A: A person who collects stamps is called a philatelist. The American Philatelic Society is the world's largest group of stamp collectors, with approximately 32,000 members.
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  • How do I start a stamp collection?

    Q: How do I start a stamp collection?

    A: The best way for someone to start a stamp collection is to pick what sort of stamps he wants to collect. There are certain classifications of stamps a person can start collecting from the mail, or by going to various stores or post offices.
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  • Where can you find rare stamps?

    Q: Where can you find rare stamps?

    A: The best places to find rare stamps are online and at certain physical locations. For example, Internet sites, such as Stamps2Go and bidStart, can help viewers bid on stamps. Pawn shops, post offices and museums also sometimes sell stamps.
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  • Where do I find pricing for rare stamps?

    Q: Where do I find pricing for rare stamps?

    A: 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.
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  • What are stamp albums?

    Q: What are stamp albums?

    A: A stamp album is a book designed to display a collection of postage stamps. Stamp albums are available for purchase from stamp dealers. It's also possible to use a photo album with acid-free paper, according to the American Philatelic Society.
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  • Where can I sell British stamps?

    Q: Where can I sell British stamps?

    A: A person can sell British stamps through the Universal Philatelic Auction web page. The company's web page allows a person to determine the value of a British stamp and sells the stamp directly to collectors.
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  • Which country had the first adhesive postage stamp?

    Q: Which country had the first adhesive postage stamp?

    A: According to the Stamp Echo Blog, the first adhesive postage stamp was issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on May 1, 1840. The Stamp Echo Blog goes on to say that the first stamps were called "penny blacks."
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  • How much is my stamp worth?

    Q: How much is my stamp worth?

    A: To find out how much a stamp is worth, consult a set of Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogues. This resource, which is available at most local libraries, lists and values postage stamps.
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  • Q: What are some charities that collect used stamps?

    A: Several charities collect used stamps to support their causes, including People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, Brittle Bone Society, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Leukaemia CARE, Oxfam and the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Great Britain. In Australia, organizations such as Lone Girl Guides, Knights of the Southern Cross, Bayley House and Guide Dogs Tasmania collect stamps for money.
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  • Q: How much is a 1977 Queen Jubilee stamp collection worth?

    A: The five-stamp set of 1977 Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee UK stamps by themselves are worth anywhere from ?0.69 in used condition to a few pounds for the stamps on a collectible card, as of 2014. A fuller collection, including stamps from all the British territories, can be worth substantially more.
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  • Q: What are examples of valuable German stamps?

    A: Rare German stamps are typically those that date back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when postage stamps first came into use. For instance, the 12-Kreuzer stamp from the Baden Landpost in 1862 sells for as much as $7,000, according to Sammler.
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  • Q: Who collects used postage stamps?

    A: Collectors of used postage stamps are called philatelists. They seek out both used and unused stamps of historical or other significance. While collectors value some stamps at only a few cents, others have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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  • Q: What does a philatelist do?

    A: A philatelist is a person who collects stamps. Collecting stamps has been a popular hobby around the world since the mid-19th century. Philatelists collect stamps of historical significance, with valuations based on the stamp's condition, design, printing method, gum and postage markings.
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  • Q: How do you get your stamp collection appraised?

    A: Get your stamp collection appraised by going to the American Philatelic Society’s online Dealer Directory and searching for the dealer nearest to your location. All APS-approved dealers must abide by the APS Code of Ethics when appraising a stamp collection.
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  • How do you view Scott stamp catalogs online?

    Q: How do you view Scott stamp catalogs online?

    A: To view Scott stamp catalogs online, first purchase a catalog online at the Scott Online Catalog Bookstore, ScottOnline.com and begin viewing by using the Olive book reader. Before purchasing a catalog, create an account on the website to use to purchase the catalog.
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  • Q: What is an "H rate make up stamp"?

    A: The U.S. Postal Service began issuing the H-rate make-up stamp, with a one-cent value, in November 1998 in anticipation of the postage increase that took place in January 1999. The Postal Service required the addition of a make-up stamp to the previously issued 32-cent first-class letter stamp to send a letter.
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