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 o... More »

One can determine the value of a stamp by getting an appraisal, according to the American Philatelic Society. Appraisals cost an average of $50 to $100, but cannot be used as a guarantee of the sales price of the stamp i... More »

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In order to properly identify old postage stamps, a stamp collection catalogue is necessary, according to 2 Click Stamps. There are two primary catalogues used by stamp collectors, the Scott Specialized Stamp Catalog and... More »

In order to properly identify old postage stamps, a stamp collection catalogue is necessary, according to 2 Click Stamps. There are two primary catalogues used by stamp collectors, the Scott Specialized Stamp Catalog and... More »

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 hundr... More »

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Great Britain was the first country to adopt a truly modern postal system and, as a result, has never been required to stamp its country name on postage. Prior to the adoption of the Penny Black, the first adhesive posta... More »

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Used postage stamps can be collected, donated to charity or used in craft projects. Soaking envelopes in water makes it easier to remove the stamps without damaging them. More »

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