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Scott R292 & R298
Scott R292 & R298  
Dear Mark,

I've been cataloguing the rather large US postage stamp collection my father gave me (numerous sheets, commemoratives, mint sets, first issues, etc., dating about 1978-1993) and came across what I now know are Revenue Stamps, 1940 Series.

I'm wondering the value of a partial sheet of un-used five-cent Scott R292 stamps, depicting George W. Campbell. Pristine condition. Left border intact. Twenty-two stamps total...two rows of seven and bottom row of eight.

There also are two un-used, attached fifty-cent Scott R298 stamps, depicting William J. Duane. Pristine condition, but no border.

I would greatly appreciate your expertise. Thank you, sir.

Best,
Karen

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Karen,

R292 is overprinted "SERIES 1940" in black.  The five cent stamps in the photo are designated Scott R658.  The current catalog (retail) value of a single R658 in mint condition is 25 cents.  The fifty cent revenue stamps are designated Scott R664, valued at 75 cents apiece.

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I am a collector of United States postage stamps, and also a stamp dealer. I`m a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS). My principle area of interest and expertise is in United States Stamps.

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