Stamps (Philately)/Stamp Value

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I have an 1893 2cent postage envelope-green, a red 1904 2cent stamp with Washington, a green 1906 1cent Franklin stamp, and a 1909 2cent Washington-color looks somewhat mauve, and a 1918 purple 3cent Washington stamp.  Can you tell me the values?

Thanks!

Answer
Candy,

There is a problem in that because stamp engravings were so expensive to make, the early Washington and Franklin designs were used multiple times to create numerous different stamp issues.  Many of these stamps differ from each other in very subtle ways, and it takes direct examination by an experienced philatelist to first identify the stamp prior to making a determination of value.

I recommend bringing your stamps to the next local stamp club meeting and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to make an assessment of your holdings.  Here's where to find a stamp club in your area:
http://www.stamps.org/Local-Clubs

Good luck!

-Mark Leon

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Mark Leon

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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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I've been selling stamps on the internet since early 1996. I maintain a stamp web page that concentrates on mint US stamps issued generally between 1890 and 2009. I'm an active seller on ebay.com since 1996, under the user id "mleon". You can find my web page at http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html

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I have a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1984.

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