The Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps 2006, Edition #28

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  • Edition: 28th
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2005-06-07
  • Publisher: House of Collectibles
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The new 28th edition ofThe OfficialBlackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stampsis updated to give you the current value of every U.S. postage stamp along with its illustration on every page. This in-depth source makes it easy to identify and price the collection you own and the stamps you want to buy. This isthemost comprehensive pocket stamp guide available, with information on collecting and investing and how to buy, sell, and grade stamps. With complete listings of stamp publications and organizations, this is your passport to the stamp-collecting community. Special Features: Scott numbers for all possible varieties appear with each stamp illustration An up-to-date market review that traces current trends in stamp collecting and investing Exclusive prices for first day cover, mint sheets, plate blocks, line pairs, and PNCs Essential information on how to identify types

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. 462
Special Delivery Stampsp. 463
Registered Mail Stampp. 466
Certified Mail Stampp. 466
Postage Due Stampsp. 467
U.S. Offices in Chinap. 472
Official Stampsp. 473
Parcel Post Stampsp. 482
Parcel Post Postage Due Stampsp. 483
Special Handling Stampsp. 483
Federal Duck Stampsp. 484
Mint Sheetsp. 499
American First Day Coversp. 519
A Glossary of First Day Cover Termsp. 523
First Day Coversp. 535
Stamp Collectors' Terminologyp. 560
Equipmentp. 564
Ten Low-Cost Ways to Start Collecting Stampsp. 567
Three Tips for Stamp Collectorsp. 571
Buying Stampsp. 575
Selling Stampsp. 579
What Is an Error, Freak, or Oddity?p. 582
Publications-Linn's Stamp Newsp. 585
The National Postal Museump. 587
The Junior Philatelists of Americap. 594
The American Philatelic Societyp. 603
Local Stamp Clubsp. 606
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