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Stamps on old furniture
Stamps on old furnitur  

I purchased an old furniture that has some pretty old stamps attached to the outside of one of it's drawers. I would love to know more about them including their possible value.

Thank you,


Hi Jovannie,
  Sorry for my slow reply, I have had a bad flu the last couple of days.
  I've looked at each of the photos and can say, these are all very common stamps.  An interesting usage for used postage, for certain, but "old" in the stamp world generally means stamps printed before around 1900 if they are to have any significant value.  These are all what we would consider "modern" stamps, from 1940 onward.  The general catalog value for a used modern stamp is going to run around 25cents, but in reality, it's unlikely anyone would pay that value for them, because they are so common.  So while an interesting utilization for them on this piece, they don't have any significant value of their own.
I 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.


30+ years of learning the hard way. A lot of passion for collecting and dealing (as I do both). I don't consider it a hobby... I consider it a serious pursuit that I'm able to do in the hours I'm not occupied by annoying things like sleep. I work closely with some of the global leaders in the expertizing and identification field. Have co-authored several papers (with Mr. William Weiss Jr.) related to identification, as well as tool set to help with quickly identifying the more challenging areas of Washington Franklin. Strong experience in paper types and coil validation.

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