IDENTIFIERS FOR U.S. REGULAR ISSUES
1954 LIBERTY SERIES
1965 PROMINENT AMERICANS
U.S. POSTAGE STAMPS BY YEAR 1847-1970
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BACK OF THE BOOK IDENTIFIERS
NEWSPAPER & PERIODICALS
OFFICIAL AND DEPARTMENTAL STAMPS
· AGRICULTURE ·
· NAVY ·
POSTAGE DUE STAMPS
SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMPS
1885 to 1971
PARCEL POST STAMPS
AIR MAIL STAMPS
1918 to 1944
· 1946 to 1969
SPECIAL HANDLING STAMPS
You may wish to bookmark the SITE MAP 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 collectors is Stampuoso (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 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 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 1847us.com as a starting point
for identifying your US stamps.