Most United States 3-cent stamps have a value of under $50 and often sell at between 65 and 90 percent of face value. The exceptions are rare stamps such as an 1851 3-cent stamp featuring a side-view portrait of George W... More »

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 »

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... More »

The rate for a United States postage stamp (or a one-ounce letter) was 22 cents in 1987. The rate for the first ounce of a package was the same. More »

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In 1970, a first-class postage stamp in the United States cost 6 cents, and a postcard stamp cost 5 cents. The first-class postage rate was raised to 8 cents on May 16, 1971. More »

The 8 cent Eisenhower stamp is a United States Postal Service regular issue stamp. It was issued between 1971 and 1974. The stamp comes in two color schemes, multicolor and deep claret. The deep claret version was also a... 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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