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Stamps939 of 1094Framed stamps one with us postal license sticker on backZeppelin Polarfahrt 1931 2 RM blue
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Posted 5 years ago


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I have a whole album, most of it empty, which contains some stamps from the U.S., China, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Japan. I figured I would start with the U.S. stamps and see if someone can tell me anything about these. I tried looking them up on eBay... I always think the ones I have might be valuable, but it never seems to work out that way. Maybe someone can tell me a bit about these ?

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  1. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 5 years ago
    On their face, there's not much value in the ones you show ~ they are the 'common' values ~ meaning that they were used for an average next-town-over destination and thus many, many were used thusly ~ for the issues and have obvious (and serious) flaws. The blue 3 cent stamp has a straight edge, while the reddish 3 center has at least two sides (top & bottom) which cut seriously into the stamp design. They would be considered 'space fillers' on that alone and quite likely have other flaws as well. They might get a bid of a buck or so sold as a lot from a beginning collector. They are definitely very old (1850-1860 range), but old doesn't always translate into valuable. Sorry if that disappoints you.
  2. lostone777, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the information! Maybe some of the foreign ones are worth something. Either way, they are neat to look at, especially due to the historical aspect.

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