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Top Dollar Paid :
The Complete Guide to Selling Your Stamps

Stamp It!: The Ultimate Stamp Collecting Activity Book
Collect stamps from far-away countries and stamps about famous people, places, and things. Stamp It! is filled with tons of information, tips, activities, and the tools kids need to get their collections started. Includes • 48 fun stamp activities • Famous stamp facts • Stamp collecting tips • 200 hinges for attaching stamps to the activity pages • Two stock pages for storing special stamps • Plastic zippered pocket

Stamp Collecting for Dummies
Stamp Collecting For Dummies holds everything a new collector needs to know -- how to start a collection; how to handle, protect, store, and display stamps; plus how to diversify or specialize a collection. This friendly guide explains how to evaluate a stamp's value -- with a special pricing guide appendix. Plus, it shows you how to catalog and organize your collection using new software designed specifically for stamp collectors. The color insert illustrates the detail and beauty of a variety of stamp designs. The book also alerts you to pitfalls to avoid when buying stamps online and through auction houses, and features a "Collectors Resource Section" that includes websites, magazines, chat rooms and more!

The Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps 2005,
27th Edition Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps

Stamp Collecting

Stamp Collecting for Beginners

Stamp Investing

The Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps, 26th edition
Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps

The Postal Service Guide to Us Stamps
Postal Service Guide to Us Stamps

The only fully illustrated, four-color guide to U.S. stamps, this official publication provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. stamp program and its vivid history. Beginning with the first stamps released in 1847,The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps covers nearly 4,000 stamps issued up to the present, as well as:

  • Every category of U.S. stamp -- definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, stamped envelopes, and more -- all organized into easy-to-use, color-coded sections for quick access
  • Detailed listings for each stamp, with color illustrations, Scott catalog numbers, dates of issue, used and unused prices, quantities issued (when known), and separate listings for design variations
  • A complete guide to the new 2003 commemorative stamp program
  • Advice on how to start yourown stamp collection
  • A resource section, a glossary of important terms, and much more!

2003 Catalogue of Errors on U.S. Postage Stamps
Catalog of Errors on Us Postage Stamps 2003

Collectors will reach for this must-have volume to identify major production errors, defects, fakes, and oddities in U.S. postage stamps. This hobby standard contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on these collectible stamps that can be worth up to thousands of dollars.

Issues produced from 1857 to 2002 are covered in detail. Listings contain quantities known, fakes and forgery warnings, condition, defects, variations, and photographs and are organized according to the type of error.

Each error is thoroughly defined to help collectors expand their knowledge of the hobby. A special section on freaks, oddities, and other unusual stamps explains the collectibility and value of misperfs, foldovers, miscuts, color shifts, gutter pairs, gutter snipes, open creases, and blank stamps.

• Hundreds of errors illustrated for easy identification

• Contains the most current listing of errors and their values

• Easy-to-use format • Special section on freaks, oddities, and other unusual stamps

2004 Brookman: United States, United Nations & Canada Stamps &
Postal Collectibles Including Specialized Listings of State Duck & Indian Reservation Stamps Brookman Stamp Price Guide

The nation's most accurate and highly respected retail price guide of stamps and postal collectibles is updated with revised pricing throughout, featuring new listings and illustrations for the past year’s stamp issues. Whether buying or selling through the mail, at auctions or shows, and especially through the Internet, readers will trust this panel of experts with over 100 years of combined philatelic experience.

Coverage includes U.S., U.N., and Canada stamps, First Day Covers, Souvenir Cards, Pages and Panels, U.S. Territories and most types of postal collectibles from 1847 to the present. A special autograph section covers presidents, government figures, military leaders, Hollywood celebrities, authors, athletes, and more.

Official Stamp Collector's Bible
With many millions of active collectors in America, stamp collecting is hot. The Official® Stamp Collectors Bible is the ultimate compendium for all things philatelic. This book is jam-packed with practical advice on every aspect of collecting and trading. Novices will learn how to start a collection, how to buy and sell, how to develop good Internet auction strategies, how dealers price stamps, and how to find the best insurance. Experienced collectors will find a thorough history of mail and stamp collecting, sources for stamps worldwide, and tips to finding valuable treasures. Peppered throughout are anecdotes from leading authority and best selling author Stephen R. Datz himself, who has more than forty years of experience in the field. Featuring more than 500 photographs and illustrations, this book is the most exhaustive and indispensable guide of its kind.

How to Detect Damaged,
Altered and Repaired Stamps

Is Stamp Collecting the Hobby for You?
A reliable easy to use guide for the beginning and avid stamp collectors.

For those who enjoy collecting, there is the thrill of the chase, the acquisition of personal treasures, the sense of being in control, the satisfaction of research, the contentment of relaxation, and the pride of creation of something very personal and very unique.

This book gives the reader the opportunity to get some hands on stamp collecting experience, without investing a lot of money. It tells the novice how to find free stamp sources, how to handle covers, and how to mount and display the collection. It also explains what supplies are needed to get started, and the best places to buy them

Plus four bonus chapters for your enjoyment.

Bonus Stamp Stories:
Famous names to let you know you're in good company when you start stamp collecting.
A Philatelic Glossary for quick philatelic reference
A Country List:
A list of stamp issuing countries and regions.
A chapter on the Roman (English) Alphabet
Country Identification: An abbreviated Roman (English) alpabet interpreter, to help you order reference guides.

Gibbons Stamp Monthly
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Mekeels And Stamps Magazine
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Stamp Lover
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British Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps 1840-1952
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 Postal Service Guide To Us Stamps
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