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.Continue Reading
When pricing rare stamps, there are a variety of resources to consult. The American Philatelic Society, a nonprofit, member-supported organization, supports and promotes stamp collecting. The APS offers a selling/appraising pack, available through its website, containing guidelines, tips and a list of professional dealers. In order to ensure an accurate and fair price for rare stamps, consult more than one dealer. Consider visiting a stamp show, where many dealers could appraise your collection at one time. According to the APS, it is important to remember that old stamps are not necessarily valuable stamps. Many stamps dating as far back as the 1800s sell for the minimum Scott Catalogue value of 20 cents.
When appraising stamps, it is also important to distinguish between a revenue stamp and a postage stamp. Revenue stamps are generally found on documents. If you are unsure what kind of stamp you have, the APS suggests leaving the stamp on the document until you find out more about your materials.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 >
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 >
Many rare German stamps exist in private collections and museums. These stamps date back from as early as the mid 19th century to modern day misprints.Full Answer >