Stamps (Philately)/stamp values


Hi Terry I'm trying to find a website that can tell me the value of my stamps. I have a 13 July 4,1776 stamp ,I have a 3 September 4, 1951 75th . Anniversary American chemistry stamp, Harriet Truman USA 13 stamp and a whole slew of others can you he me please

Hello Iashona,

Thanks for your question.

Each of the stamps you mention are considered as quite common and have a list value of 25c each.   As for finding the values, it's really quite easy.  At your local library, check  out Scotts Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps and Covers.  It is considered the "holy bible" of stamp collectors.  In this user friendly book, you can find almost every postage stamp ever issued by the United States.  There are pictures to help with identification as well as values for each item in both mint and used conditions.  

A word about values in the book---they are a rough guide as to what you can expect to spend if you were to buy that item at a stamp dealer.  Selling that same item to a stamp dealer will generally net you 20% to 30% of the list value depending on condition and demand.

Good luck and thanks again for your question.,  Let me know if I can be of any more help.

P,S.  Please remember to rate my reply to your inquiry.  Appreciate it.  

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Terry Tipton


I have been involved in philately for most of my 56 years. I specialize in United States Issues and Postmarks. I have numerous reference sources to research if I do not know the answer. I am organized and promise swift courteous answers. I am a member of the American Philatelic Society. I also have my own philatelic mail order business.


As I mentioned, I have been collecting philatelic items for most of my 56 years. I have several albums of United States issues (most of them are pages I designed myself) and I also have numerous albums of postmarks sorted and researchhed by state.

American Philatelic Society, All Nations Stamp Club and Harford County Stamp Club

Linn's, All Nations Stamp Club Website, and local Newspaper

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Board of Directors for Christmas in April 1990-1996

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