Stamps (Philately)/Value of stamps


I have 1973 souvenir mint set Mimi album
         1974 mint set item no. 931
         1975 mint set item no. 932
         1976 mint set item no 934
         1977 mint set item no 936
Ian hoping you could tell me the value of these sets.
Thanks  Susan

Hi Susan,
 Very sorry for my slow reply, I'm traveling in the UK country side at the moment, and my internet access is a little intermittent.
 These are all modern "Commemorative Year Sets" issued by the USPS with an accompanying tri-fold album card stock.  Modern stamps generally don't carry a great deal of value, but the sets vary in the quantity of stamps they have.  For the following sets, their total catalog value would be:

1973 - USPS #930 - $13.50
1974 - USPS #931 - $13.50
1975 - USPS #932 - $13.50
1976 - USPS #934 - $29.50
1977 - USPS #936 - $14.00

This assumes the original envelope, booklet and all stamps still sealed in their plastic enclosure.
Total value: $84.00

Hope that helps.

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My expertise is in US, but I have a lot of exposure to worldwide, and with wide reference material, I will do what I can to answer questions about global stamps. In US I have extensive experience in all aspects (does include Administrative overprints for Cuba, China, Puerto Rico etc.). Also, Hawaii general issue and Revenue (pre-statehood). Of course still building knowledge but have been collecting since 1980. Air Mail is a favorite area, but not a limitation. Two specialty areas are Large Banknote issues, and Washington/Franklin identification. Strong experience in Carrier & Locals, Private Die (Also known as M&M for "Match & Medicine" but also includes some playing card and perfume stamp issues.) Recently have been building more back-of-book experience, especially around Official, Newspaper, Revenue and tax editions. Some covers, and cancellations, but not my strong suit. Another area I'm recently diving into. What I can't do: Anything non-US, as it's just not an area I focus on.


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