Stamps (Philately)/Stamp value

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Hello i have found a stamp from the us airmail 31c with orville and wilbur wright aviation pioneers, the stamp shows the brothers with their airplane above their heads. How much does this stamp costs now. Sorry my english isnt verry well i am from austria. best regards Fred Samec

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Hello, Fred.

Issued 23 SEP 1978 with a courtesy Scott stamp catalog value of 65 cents.  This indicates that this stamp is selling at or below the 31c face value.  The stamp has a value of 31c when used for postage in the USA.  Many USA stamps issued from 1930s to the present were printed in very large amounts and also saved by collectors in very large amounts.  This keeps the value low.

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Almost any question relating to US postal stationery

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Member UPSS 19th century catalog ediorial committee; member UPSS 20-21 century catalog editorial committee; member of APEX examiner committee; published author including regular column on US postal stationery in US Stamp News

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