US Stamps

You may wish to bookmark the 1847 USA page as your entry point into 1847us.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 Cat. # numbers for that design.

Although 1847us 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 U.S stamps collectors is The Philately (see US stamps section), to look up the value in the Cat. # Catalogue, see LINN’S STAMP NEWS for more. Bear in mind that the U.S stamps 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 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.
Our partners: Russian Stamps – online stamp shop dedicated to Russian Philately.

You are encouraged to use 1847us.com as a starting point for identifying your US stamps.

Classic U. S. 1847-1868 Bank Notes 1870-1890Washington FranklinsU. S. Postage Stamps by YearLiterature

WASHINGTON FRANKLIN WORKSHEETS

Washington and Franklins Identifier:

Main Page2¢ TYPES I-III2¢ TYPES IV-VII3¢ TYPES I-II3¢ TYPES III-IV

Washingtons:

  · "TWO CENTS"10¢13¢15¢50¢$1

Franklins:

  · 10¢11¢12¢13¢15¢20¢30¢50¢$1$2$5

Articles on U.S. Postage Stamp designs and list of varieties by year of issue

1847 – The First U.S. Postage Stamps:

1851 · 1852 · 1853 · 1854 · 1855 · 1856 · 1857 · 1858 · 1859 · 1860

1861 · 1862 · 1863 · 1864 · 1865 · 1866 · 1867 · 1868 · 1869 · 1870

1871 · 1872 · 1873 · 1874 · 1875 · 1876 · 1877 · 1878 · 1879 · 1880

1881 · 1882 · 1883 · 1884 · 1885 · 1886 · 1887 · 1888 · 1889 · 1890

1891 · 1892 · 1893 · 1894 · 1895 · 1896 · 1897 · 1898 · 1899 · 1900

1901 · 1902 · 1903 · 1904 · 1905 · 1906 · 1907 · 1908 · 1909 · 1910

1911 · 1912 · 1913 · 1914 · 1915 · 1916 · 1917 · 1918 · 1919 · 1920

1921 · 1922 · 1923 · 1924 · 1925 · 1926 · 1927 · 1928 · 1929 · 1930

1931 · 1932 · 1933 · 1934 · 1935 · 1936 · 1937 · 1938 · 1939 · 1940

1941 · 1942 · 1943 · 1944 · 1945 · 1946 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949 · 1950

1951 · 1952 · 1953 · 1954 · 1955 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959 · 1960

1961 · 1962 · 1963 · 1964 · 1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969 · 1970

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