9780375721496

The Official Blackbook Price Guide to US Postage Stamps 2007, 29th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780375721496

  • ISBN10:

    0375721495

  • Edition: 29th
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 6/13/2006
  • Publisher: House of Collectibles
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Summary

The Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps makes it easy to identify and price the stamps that you already own, as well as the stamps that you want to buy. This is the most comprehensive pocket stamp guide available, listing the current value of every U.S. postage stamp along with its illustration. This in-depth source covers every aspect of stamp collecting, including how to buy, sell, and grade stamps; how to find a stamp error and spot a fake; and a complete listing of stamp publications and organizations. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Linn's Look at the New Stamp Issuesp. 1
Market Reviewp. 10
How To Use This Bookp. 14
How To Grade Stampsp. 16
Factors That Determine Stamp Valuesp. 19
Repairs, Fakes, and Other Undesirablesp. 22
Type Identifierp. 25
General Issuep. 35
Semipostal Stampsp. 440
Airmail Stampsp. 441
Airmail Special Delivery Stampsp. 472
Special Delivery Stampsp. 473
Registered Mail Stampp. 476
Certified Mail Stampp. 476
Postage Due Stampsp. 477
U.S. Offices in Chinap. 482
Official Stampsp. 483
Parcel Post Stampsp. 492
Parcel Post Postage Due Stampsp. 493
Special Handling Stampsp. 493
Federal Duck Stampsp. 494
Mint Sheetsp. 509
American First Day Coversp. 529
Glossary of First Day Coversp. 533
First Day Coversp. 545
Stamp Collectors' Terminologyp. 570
Equipmentp. 574
Ten Low-cost Ways To Start Collecting Stampsp. 577
Three Tips for Stamp Collectorsp. 581
Buying Stampsp. 585
Selling Stampsp. 589
What Is An Error, Freak, or Oddity?p. 592
Publications-Linn's Stamp Newsp. 595
The National Postal Museump. 597
The Junior Philatelists of Americap. 604
The American Philatelic Societyp. 613
Local Stamp Clubsp. 616
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