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 IDENTIFIERS FOR U.S. REGULAR ISSUES

 1847 · 1851 · 1861 · 1869 · 1870 · 1890 · 1894
 1902 · 1908 WASHINGTONS · 1908 FRANKLINS
 1922 · 1938 PREXIES · 1954 LIBERTY SERIES
 1965 PROMINENT AMERICANS  · AMERICANA 
 GREAT AMERICANS · TRANSPORTATION COILS
 U.S. POSTAGE STAMPS BY YEAR 1847-1970
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  NEWSPAPER & PERIODICALS
  · 1865 · 1875 · 1895
  OFFICIAL AND DEPARTMENTAL STAMPS
  · AGRICULTURE · EXECUTIVE · INTERIOR
  · JUSTICE · NAVY · POST OFFICE
  · STATE · TREASURY · WAR
  POSTAGE DUE STAMPS
  · 1879 · 1894 · 1930 · 1959
  SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMPS
  · 1885 to 1971
  PARCEL POST STAMPS
  · 1913
  AIR MAIL STAMPS
  · 1918 to 1944 · 1946 to 1969

  SPECIAL HANDLING STAMPS
  · 1925 to 1955

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You may wish to bookmark the SITE MAP page as your entry point into 1847usa.com since it offers a simple navigation system. The CLASSIC U.S. 1847-1868 and the BANK NOTES 1870-1890 pages feature large images of actual proofs of each design of the early U.S. stamps with links to more information on each design, including a list of Scott numbers for that design.

Although 1847usa is an identification site and does not provide stamp values, you are probably wondering how much your stamp is worth. The first stop for most collectors is to look up the value in the Scott Catalogue, see LINN'S STAMP NEWS for more. Bear in mind that the values provided are prices dealers ask for nicely centered sound stamps. Stamps with small flaws or less than ideal centering will sell for much less. Recent editions have added a supplement that provides values by grade. The PSE PRICE GUIDE is an online guide that provides values by condition and centering. The POWER SEARCH at Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries is an excellent tool for identification and auction realizations. The PHILATELIC FOUNDATION, which issues the PFC certificate, is generously sharing its certificate archive with the philatelic community. Another great resource for both beginning and experienced stamp collectors is The Stamp Collecting Forum. You are encouraged to use 1847usa.com as a starting point for identifying your US stamps.

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

THE ART OF PRINTING Line Engraved Stamps
QUANTITY ISSUED ESTIMATES for Classic U.S. Stamps
PAPER TYPES of the 19TH Century U.S. Stamps
GRILLS on the Classic 19TH Century U.S. Stamps
SECRET MARKS of the Large Bank Note Issues
PRINTING METHODS Flat Plate, Rotary or Offset?
WATERMARKS on U.S. Postage Stamps
PRIVATE PERFORATIONS on 20th Century U.S. Stamps
GUM BREAKERS on 1922-1935 U.S. Postage Stamps
WET Vs DRY Printing Methods on "Modern" Issues


WASHINGTON FRANKLIN WORKSHEETS
Washington Franklins:
  · MAIN PAGE
  · 2 TYPES I-III   · 2 TYPES IV-VII
  · 3 TYPES I-II    · 3 TYPES III-IV

Washingtons:
  · 1 · 2 · "TWO CENTS" · 3 · 4
  · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 10 · 13 · 15 · 50 · $1

Franklins:
  · 1 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
  · 15 · 20 · 30 · 50 · $1 · $2 · $5


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