Stamps (Philately)/Internal Revenue Stamps
I have several red, uncancelled Internal Revenue stamps, small and large, some still attached to each other, ranging from .50 cents to $1.10. They are all pretty mint and I was wondering if they have any value. I also have about 7 mint Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deed Excise stamps, unused with serial numbers, either .5 or .10 cents ea. Can you shed any light on these as well. Thank you so much and keep up the great site and happy collecting!
Yes, your red revenue stamps do have value. But there are hundreds of different issues, so I am not able to identify which stamps you have based on the information provided. You can look up the value of your revenue stamps at your local library. Ask at the reference desk for the Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. There you will find photographs and current values for every United States stamp ever issued, sorted by date of issue. In the 2016 edition, the revenue issues you describe (such as the $1.10 denomination) begin on page 685.
Regarding the Massachusetts stamps, the Scott Catalog does not track state revenues. You might contact a revenue dealer who sells state revenues. I suggest Eric Jackson at www.ericjackson.com.
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