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US Stamps 1940

Stamp Var Face Cond Type Price High Low
irving 1c US stamps 1940 irving 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
cooper 2c US postage stamps 1940 cooper 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
emerson 3c US stamps 1940 emerson 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
alcott 5c US postage stamp 1940 alcott 0 5c unused regular $0.38 $ - $ -
mark twain 10c US stamps 1940 mark twain 0 10c unused regular $1.26 $ - $ -
longfellow 1c US postage stamp 1940 longfellow 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
whittier 2c US stamps 1940 whittier 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
lowell 3c US postage stamp 1940 lowell 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
whitman 5c US stamps 1940 whitman 0 5c unused regular $0.25 $16.00 $0.99
riley 10c US postage stamp 1940 riley 0 10c unused regular $1.33 $ - $ -
mann 1c US stamps 1940 mann 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
hopkins 2c US postage stamp 1940 hopkins 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
eliot 3c US stamps 1940 eliot 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
willard 5c US postage stamp 1940 willard 0 5c unused regular $0.27 $ - $ -
bt washington 10c US stamps 1940 bt washington 0 10c unused regular $0.96 $ - $ -
audubon 1c US postage stamp 1940 audubon 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
long 2c US stamps 1940 long 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
luther burbank 3c US postage stamps 1940 luther burbank 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
reed 5c US stamps 1940 reed 0 5c unused regular $0.25 $ - $ -
jane addams 10c US postage stamps 1940 jane addams 0 10c unused regular $0.62 $ - $ -
foster 1c US stamps 1940 foster 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
sousa john philip 2c US postage stamps 1940 sousa john philip 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
herbert victor 3c US stamps 1940 herbert victor 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
macdowell edward 5c US postage stamps 1940 macdowell edward 0 5c unused regular $0.27 $ - $ -
nevin ethelbert 10c US stamps 1940 nevin ethelbert 0 10c unused regular $2.20 $ - $ -
stuart 1c US postage stamps 1940 stuart 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
whistler 2c US stamps 1940 whistler 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
st gaudens 3c US postage stamps 1940 st gaudens 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
french 5c postage stamp 1940 french 0 5c unused regular $0.43 $ - $ -
remington 10c US postage stamps 1940 remington 0 10c unused regular $1.33 $15.00 $0.99
whitney 1c US stamps 1940 whitney 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $15.00 $0.99
morse 2c US postage stamps 1940 morse 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $10.00 $0.99
mccormick 3c US stamps 1940 mccormick 0 3c unused regular $0.25 $ - $ -
howe 5c US postage stamps 1940 howe 0 5c unused regular $0.62 $ - $ -
alexander graham bell 10c US stamps 1940 alexander graham bell 0 10c unused regular $6.63 $10.00 $1.00
pony express 3c US postage stamps 1940 pony express 0 3c unused regular $0.25 $ - $ -
pan am union 3c US stamps 1940 pan am union 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
idaho statehood 3c US postage stamps 1940 idaho statehood 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
wyoming statehood 3c US stamps 1940 wyoming statehood 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
coronado expedition 3c US postage stamps 1940 coronado expedition 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
statue of liberty 1c US stamps 1940 statue of liberty 0 1c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
statue of liberty 1c US postage stamps 1940 statue of liberty 1 1c unused pair $ - $ - $ -
statue of liberty 1c US stamps 1940 statue of liberty 2 1c unused pair $ - $ - $ -
90 mm gun 2c US postage stamps 1940 90 mm gun 0 2c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
90 mm gun 2c US stamps 1940 90 mm gun 1 2c unused pair $ - $ - $ -
torch of enlightenment 3c US postage stamps 1940 torch of enlightenment 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
torch of enlightenment 3c US stamps 1940 torch of enlightenment 1 3c unused pair $ - $ - $ -
13 amendment 3c US postage stamps 1940 13 amendment 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
vermont statehood 3c US stamps 1940 vermont statehood 0 3c unused regular $0.18 $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 1c 1940 postage stamp series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 0 1c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 2c 1940 postal stamp series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 0 2c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 3c 1940 postage stamp series 1940 documentary 0 3c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 4c US stamps 1940 series 1940 documentary 0 4c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 5c 1940 postage stamp series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 0 5c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 8c 1940 postal stamp series 1940 documentary 0 8c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 10c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 documentary 0 10c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 20c US stamps 1940 series 1940 documentary 0 20c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 25c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 documentary 0 25c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 40c 1940 postal stamp series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 0 40c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary 50c 1940 revenue stamp series 1940 documentary 0 50c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 80c US stamps 1940 series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 0 80c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
documentary liberty revenue stamp $1 revenue stamp 1940 documentary liberty revenue stamp 0 $1 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
documentary liberty official stamp $2 documentary stamp 1940 documentary liberty official stamp 0 $2 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
documentary liberty $3 revenue stamp 1940 documentary liberty 0 $3 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
documentary liberty $4 documentary stamp 1940 documentary liberty 0 $4 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
documentary liberty $5 revenue stamp 1940 documentary liberty 0 $5 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
documentary liberty revenue stamp $10 documentary stamp 1940 documentary liberty revenue stamp 0 $10 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 john marshal revenue stamp $30 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 john marshal revenue stamp 0 $30 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 john marshal revenue stamp $30 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 john marshal revenue stamp 1 $30 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 james madison $60 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 james madison 0 $60 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 james madison revenue stamp $60 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 james madison revenue stamp 1 $60 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 john marshall revenue stamp $100 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 john marshall revenue stamp 0 $100 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 alexander hamilton revenue stamp $500 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 alexander hamilton revenue stamp 0 $500 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 alexander hamilton revenue stamp $500 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 alexander hamilton revenue stamp 1 $500 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 alexander hamilton $500 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 alexander hamilton 2 $500 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 alexander hamilton $500 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 alexander hamilton 3 $500 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 james madison revenue stamp $1000 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 james madison revenue stamp 0 $1000 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 alexander hamilton 1c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 alexander hamilton 0 1c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 oliver wolcott revenue stamp 2c documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 oliver wolcott revenue stamp 0 2c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 samuel dexter revenue stamp 3c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 samuel dexter revenue stamp 0 3c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 albert gallatin revenue stamp 4c documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 albert gallatin revenue stamp 0 4c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 g w campbell revenue stamp 5c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 g w campbell revenue stamp 0 5c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 alexander dallas revenue stamp 8c documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 alexander dallas revenue stamp 0 8c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 wm crawford revenue stamp 10c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 wm crawford revenue stamp 0 10c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 richard rush revenue stamp 20c documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 richard rush revenue stamp 0 20c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 s d ingham revenue stamp 25c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 s d ingham revenue stamp 0 25c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 louis mclane revenue stamp 40c documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 louis mclane revenue stamp 0 40c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 wm duane revenue stamp 50c revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 wm duane revenue stamp 0 50c unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 roger taney revenue stamp 80c documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 roger taney revenue stamp 0 80c unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 levi woodbury revenue stamp $1 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 levi woodbury revenue stamp 0 $1 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 thomas ewing revenue stamp $2 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 thomas ewing revenue stamp 0 $2 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 walter forward revenue stamp $3 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 walter forward revenue stamp 0 $3 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 jc spencer revenue stamp $4 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 jc spencer revenue stamp 0 $4 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 g m bibb revenue stamp $5 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 g m bibb revenue stamp 0 $5 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 rj walker revenue stamp $10 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 rj walker revenue stamp 0 $10 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 wm meredith revenue stamp $20 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 wm meredith revenue stamp 1 $20 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 wm meredith $20 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 wm meredith 2 $20 unused pair $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 thomas corwin revenue stamp $30 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 thomas corwin revenue stamp 0 $30 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 james guthrie revenue stamp $50 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 james guthrie revenue stamp 0 $50 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 howell cobb revenue stamp $50 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 howell cobb revenue stamp 0 $50 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 howell cobb $50 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 howell cobb 1 $50 unused pair $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 pf thomas revenue stamp $60 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940 pf thomas revenue stamp 0 $60 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940 ja dix revenue stamp $500 documentary stamp 1940 series 1940 ja dix revenue stamp 0 $500 unused documentary stamp $ - $ - $ -
series 1940s p chase revenue stamp $1000 revenue stamp 1940 series 1940s p chase revenue stamp 0 $1000 unused revenue stamp $ - $ - $ -
black mallards duck stamp $1 hunting permit stamp 1940 black mallards duck stamp 0 $1 used wetlands stamp $0.19 $ - $ -
black mallards wetlands stamp $1 duck stamp 1940 black mallards wetlands stamp 0 $1 unused hunting permit stamp $157.46 $ - $ -

US Stamps Catalog 1940

Find Valuable Old US Stamps from 1940 with the Philatelic US Stamps Catalog and United States Stamps Price Guide.
Stamps Catalog US Postage Stamps for the year 1940 includes the 1940 Irving 1 cent postal stamp, the Cooper 2c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Emerson3 cent postal stamp, the Alcott 5c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Mark Twain 10 cent US stamp, the Longfellow 1c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Whittier 2 cent postal stamp, the Lowell 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Whitman 5 cent postal stamp, the Riley 10c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Mann 1 cent postal stamp, the Hopkins 2c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Eliot 3 cent postal stamp, the Willard 5c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Booker T Washington 10 cent postal stamp, the Audubon 1c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Long 2 cent postal stamp, the Luther Burbank 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Reed 5 cent postal stamp, the Jane Addams 10c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Foster 1 cent postal stamp, the John Philip Sousa 2c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Herbert Victor 3 cent postal stamp, the Edward Macdowell 5c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Nevin Ethelbert 10 cent postal stamp, the Stuart 1c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Whistler 2 cent US stamp, the St Gaudens 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 French 5 cent postage stamp, the Remington 10c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Whitney 1 cent postal stamp, the Morse 2c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Mccormick 3 cent postal stamp, the Howe 5c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Alexander Graham Bell 10 cent US stamp, the Pony Express 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Pan Am Union 3 cent postal stamp, the Idaho Statehood 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Wyoming Statehood 3 cent postal stamp, the Coronado Expedition 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Statue of Liberty 1 cent postal stamp, the Statue of Liberty 1c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Statue of Liberty 1 cent postal stamp, the 90 mm gun 2c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 90 mm gun 2 cent postal stamp, the Torch of Enlightenment 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Torch of Enlightenment 3 cent postal stamp, the 13 Amendment 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Vermont Statehood 3 cent postal stamp, official US stamp price and revenue stamps.

Wetlands Stamps 1940

Stamps Catalog Duck Stamps for the year 1940 includes the 1940 Black Mallards duck stamp $1 cent hunting permit stamp and the Black Mallards wetlands stamp $1 1940 duck stamp.

Documentary Revenue Stamps 1940

Stamps Catalog Documentary Revenue Stamps for the year 1940 includes the 1940 series 1940 Documentary Revenue Stamp 80 cent postal stamp, the Documentary Liberty Revenue Stamp $1 1940 US stamp, the series 1940 Alexander Hamilton $500 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 James Madison revenue stamp $1000 one thousand issue stamp, the series 1940 Levi Woodbury revenue stamp $1 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Thomas Ewing revenue stamp $2 two dollar issue postal stamp, the 1940 series 1940 John Marshal revenue stamp $30 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 Walter Forward revenue stamp $3 1940 postage stamp, the series 1940 Alexander Hamilton 1c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 JC Spencer revenue stamp $4 four dollar postal stamp and the series 1940 G M Bibb revenue stamp $5 1940 US issue stamp.

Documentary Stamps 1940

Stamps Catalog Documentary Stamps for the year 1940 includes the series 1940 Documentary Revenue Stamp 1c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 2 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 Documentary 3c 1940 issue stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Documentary 4 cent issue postal stamp, the series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 5c 1940 issue official stamp, the 1940 series 1940 documentary 8 cent issue postal stamp, the series 1940 documentary 10c 1940 US stamp, the 1940 series 1940 documentary 20 cent issue postal stamp, the series 1940 Documentary 25c 1940 US stamp, the 1940 series 1940 documentary revenue stamp 40 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 documentary 50c 1940 US postal stamp, the 1940 Documentary Liberty Official stamp $2 two dollar postal stamp, the Documentary Liberty $3 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 Documentary Liberty $4 four dollar postal stamp, the documentary Liberty $5 1940 postage stamp and the 1940 documentary Liberty revenue stamp $10 ten dollar issue postal stamp.

Revenue Stamps 1940

Stamps Catalog Revenue Stamps for the year 1940 includes the series 1940 John Marshal revenue stamp $30 1940 postage stamp, the series 1940 James Madison $60 1940 revenue stamp, the 1940 series 1940 James Madison revenue stamp $60 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 John Marshall revenue stamp $100 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Alexander Hamilton revenue stamp $500 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 Alexander Hamilton revenue stamp $500 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Alexander Hamilton $500 cent postal stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Oliver Wolcott revenue stamp 2 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 Samuel Dexter revenue stamp 3c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Albert Gallatin revenue stamp 4 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 G W Campbell revenue stamp 5c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Alexander Dallas revenue stamp 8 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 WM Crawford revenue stamp 10c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Richard Rush revenue stamp 20 cent postal stamp, the series 1940 S D Ingham revenue stamp 25c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Louis Mclane revenue stamp 40 cent issue postal stamp, the series 1940 WM Duane revenue stamp 50c 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Roger Taney revenue stamp 80 cent postal stamp, the 1940 series 1940 RJ walker revenue stamp $10 ten dollar postal stamp, the series 1940 WM Meredith revenue stamp $20 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 WM Meredith $20 twenty dollar postal stamp, the series 1940 Thomas Corwin revenue stamp $30 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 James Guthrie revenue stamp $50 fifty dollar postal stamp, the series 1940 Howell Cobb revenue stamp $50 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 Howell Cobb $50 fifty dollar postal stamp, the series 1940 PF Thomas revenue stamp $60 1940 postage stamp, the 1940 series 1940 JA Dix revenue stamp $500 five hundred postal stamp and the series 1940 S P Chase revenue stamp $1000 1940 stamp of the year 1940.

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Stamp Collecting Old US Postage Stamps

Stamp collecting can be a absorbing and rewarding pastime. While spending many wonderful moments with this fascinating hobby, you become familiar with the culture of many lands, their arts, traditions and folklore. You man also find yourself devling into various topics such as: politics, history, biography, zoology, architecture, painting, botany and geography.

While this hobby may be popular with the well-to-do, a large stamp collection can be built with minimal resources. There can be just as much enjoyment out of the lower-grade stamps as from the rarest of the rare.

Stamp Collecting Equipment and Supplies

Some supplies may be useful for the proper care of your stamps.

Stamp Tongs - Tongs (or tweezers) are an important instrument in the proper handling of your stamps. They enable the stamps to be handled without coming into contact with dirty or greasy fingers.

Magnifying Glass - Useful for reading and identifying various types and marks on a stamp.

Stock Books and Binders - The sheets of a stock book have rows of transparent plastic pockets which stamps can be placed into. This allows the collector to preserve the the stamps without the use of hinges or other adhesives.

Stamp Albums

Many stamp collectors start out with an illustrated stamp album. These albums are normally organized by country. Each page contains pictures of stamps corresponding to that denomination. To place a stamp into your album, simply look for the design that matches your stamp. The more advanced the stamp album is, the more complete it will be. It is usually recommended to start with the most complete album you can afford.

If there is no particular place for a stamp, you can use whatever empty slots are available. This space problem can be overcome by purchasing a loose-leaf edition of a stamp album. In this way, you can add extra sheets as needed.

How to Hinge Stamps

Stamps should never be glued down into your album. Although there is some controversy regarding the use of stamp hinges, for used stamps, hinges are an economical way of mounting your stamps.

You should never apply glue, tape or adhesive to a stamp. Good hinges are available from stamp dealers or stamp supply companies. The adhesive on the hinge should allow for the hinge to be easily removed, thus avoiding damaging or taking off part of the stamp.

To apply the hinge, fold back the top portion of the hinge and moisten the gummed side. Apply this moistened part to the back of the stamp; on the top, below the perforation. The remaining portion of the hinge can then be moistened, and the stamp placed in your album.

Do not remove a moistened hinge from a stamp. If you need to remove a hinge, wait a couple of hours until the hinge is dry and then it should come off with ease.

Stamp Hinge Controversy

Gum or paper loss can make a stamp less valuable. Old style hinges are very difficult to remove and improper hinging can increase the chance for damage to a stamp. If one carelessly moistens the stamp in addition to the hinge, the stamp may stick in the album, increasing the chance for damage to the stamp with it comes time to be removed. Also, hinging a stamp too high may damage the perforations.

Collectors seek stamps which are closest to original condition as possible. Stamps in mint condition, that have never hinged or mounted, and still have the original gum intact, will maintain a higher value in the marketplace.

For the more valuable mint stamps in your collection, the ease and convenience of hinges is not a real benefit when compared to the potential for damage and loss of worth.

Stamp Mounts

Stamp mounts are transparent pockets in which your stamps can be placed. The mounts are pregummed and some mounts are also available with a black background. To fit various sizes of single stamps, strips or sheets; mounts may also be cut from transparent acetate.

Mounts offer better protection because your stamps can be viewed and examined with no need to actually touch them. Hinges may be inexpensive and easy to use, but mounts are a much better way to display the more valuable stamps in your collection.

Stamp Collecting Categories

There are numerous ways to categorize your stamps. A very good way to start is to categorize by the types of stamps you wish to collect. Broad categories might include:

By Country - Most countries have a postal system. It's easy to start collecting stamps from the country where you reside. Stamps can be purchased new at the Post Office or from local dealers who will normally offer wider selection of stamps to choose from, albeit at a higher price.

Worldwide - It has become far easier to find and purchase stamps from around the world. You can buy stamps from numerous online dealers and Internet auction sites like eBay.

By Topic - These are stamps issued to cover a special subject matter. The "Elvis" stamp is probably the best example of stamps in this category. Stamps are printed covering a wide variety of special subjects including art, architecture, history and famous personages.

Service Type - Most stamps are issued for ordinary use. But the Post Office also issues various types of stamps for specialized services such as Airmail, Air Post, Express Mail, Priority Mail and Certified Mail.

Stamp Dealers and Stamp Auctions

StampWants, stands out in the industry with great selection and customer service and low selling fees. Gary Posner Inc, www.StampWants.com is an online marketplace and community connecting stamp collectors and dealers around the world; offering auction, fixed price, and store inventory listings as well as free tools and services. Henry Gitner Philatelists, www.hgitner.com, buys and sells wholesale postage stamps to stamp collectors and dealers. One of the largest independent wholesale and retail stamp dealers in the United States, has an extensive stock of philatelic material ranging from stamps for beginning collectors to rare stamps for the specialist. The Herrick Stamp Company, www.herrickstamp.com, is one of America's leading stamp dealers with over 60 years of New Issue service. The Herrick Stamp Website has over 240,000 stamps and also posts and illustrates new issue stamps. Mystic Stamp Company is one of America's leading stamp dealers and is well known for its expertise, superior customer service, and for its involvement in the most noteworthy events in modern postal history. Prestige Philately brings to the market the best stamp and postal item collections, stamps, philately, stamp, stamp collecting, stamp auction, stamp auctions, postage stamps, postal history, postcards, and worldwide philately. The Kenmore Stamp Company offers stamps, stamp collecting, stamp collector, us stamps, foreign stamps, free catalog, postage stamps, postal stamps, philatelic, catalog and online ordering. Jamestown Stamp Company, www.stamp-co.com, is a mail order stamps, coins, and banknotes dealer.

iHobb, Internet hobby supply, is an Internet shopping source for collecting supplies. iHobb.com services the supply needs of stamp, coin, post card, currency and banknote collectors. iHobb's stock includes Scott, Coin World, White Ace, H.E. Harris, Whitman Press, SAFE, Lindner, White Ace, Showgard, Prinz, SuperSafe, Allsyte, Linns and more. Northland International Trading is a stamp and coin dealer. Northland Auctions specializes in United States, Scandinavia, and Hungary stamps and covers auctions.

Arpin Philately deals in quality postage stamp collecting and collectible stamps. Croton Stamp Co. sells US stamps, Canada stamps, and Newfoundland stamps to collectors by mail, as well as publishes a stamps newsletter about U.S. stamps and Canadian postage stamps. R. Maresch & Son Auctions Ltd., is Canada's largest stamp auction firm and handles Canada, Provinces, British Commonwealth and Foreign material. The auctions are unreserved, offering valuable rarities, large lots, stamps, collections, covers and anything of philatelic merit. Canadian Rare Stamp Auctioneers Sandafayre provides online stamp auctions, stamp collecting, stamps collections for collecting dealers, UK stamp auction, GB, US, british, foreign, rare, old, philatelic material, postal history, postage stamps, topical stamps, canadian stamps and auctions. Jack Nalbandian, Inc. supplies superior quality stamps and services to collectors and dealers and offers Premium Quality Mint and Used, United States Classics, Essays and Proofs, Canadian and Worldwide Listings.

Stamp Collecting Supplies

Stamp Albums

Hingeless Stamp Albums can hold up to 700 stamps on 9x12 inch pages. Stamps are placed behind strips on the page allowing easy mounting and arrangement. Hingeless albums feature semi-transparent glassine strips, crystal clear acetate strips and interleaves. The Kenmore World Album features classic styling and a three-Ring design to provide space for hinge-mounting more than 10,000 stamps and allow for easy updating. This stamp album has over 600 pages, including 230 country pages with flags, histories, and geographic facts, four world map pages, stamp identifier, glossary, page backgrounds and mounting guidelines. The U.S. Liberty Album has quality stamp pages and is illustrated on one side with spaces for all American definitive stamps, commemoratives, airmails and postage due stamps. Stock Sheets provide collectors with the flexibility of utilizing multi-row layouts to protect stamps behind clear acetate overlays. These archival pages fit into three-ring binders and allow quick, hinge-free mounting and display.

Canada Scott Master Album has fully-illustrated pages with stamp descriptions and Scott numbers. Canada Harris Album has over 1200 black and white llustrations printed on one side. Canada Tradition Album is made of light weightpaper and has llustrations in black and white and printed on two sides. The Constitution Canada stamp album has black and white illustrations printed on two sides of lightweight pages. Canada Junior Album has Scott number description and identification for each stamp.

North American Stamp Clubs and Organizations

The American Philatelic Society promotes stamp collecting for people of all ages, offers services to its membership and to philately in general, including knowledge and education, which enhance the pleasure and friendliness of stamp collecting, initiates and coordinates new programs for the benefit of stamp collecting and of all collectors, represents the United States of America in the world body of philately, and assist its members in acquiring and disposing of philatelic materials. The American Stamp Dealers Association is a professional organization serving philately since 1914. The ASDA is dedicated to promoting integrity, honesty and reliability, and we are the hobby builders of philately.

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) features membership information and anonline library. The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is devoted to the collector and researcher of stamps, postal markings, and postal history of Canada, the pre-Confederation colonies, and Newfoundland.