How do I sell my old stamp collection?

How do I sell my old stamp collection?

If you know you have rare stamps, you can sell them through several means:

  1. Local Dealer: Dealers handle both collections and individual stamps.
  2. Mail Order Dealer: If you’re not going local, consider working with a mail order dealer.
  3. American Philatelic Society Circuit Sales:
  4. Auction House:

What Australian stamps are worth a lot of money?

The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Australia

  • 1936 Block of 6. Price realized: £200 000.
  • Inverted Swan. Price realized: 171,543.
  • Essay Stamp. Price realized: 142,563.
  • Map Stamp. Price realized: 138,000.
  • Classic Victoria. Price realized: 94,875.
  • 2-Penny Scarlet. Price realized: 90,520.
  • 4-Pence Stamp. Price realized: 75,000.
  • Queen Victoria Pair. Price realized: 44,270.

What stamps are worth money today?

Most Valuable Stamps in the World

  • 1904 6d Pale Dull Purple I.R. Official. Value: $535,204.
  • 1897 Red Revenue One Dollar Small. Value: $889,765.
  • 1868 George Washington B-Grill. Value: $1.035 million.
  • 1918 Inverted Jenny. Value: $1.593 million.
  • 1859 Sicilian Error of Color. Value: $2.6 million.

Where can I sell my old Australian stamps?

Stamps can be sold in various ways: Stamp dealers. Specialist stamp auction houses. Ebay….

  • 1 Stamp Dealers.
  • 2 Auction.
  • 3 Ebay.
  • 4 Stamp Club Market days and fairs.
  • Stamp Clubs.

Where can I sell expensive stamps?

Sotheby’s is your best resource for selling rare stamps at auction. Since our first postage stamps auction was held in 1872, Sotheby’s has represented the most significant and famous philatelists, including Sir Maxwell Joseph, Ryohei Ishikawa, Robert Gibbs, Sir Gawaine Baillie and Lady Mairi Bury.

Which country has the most valuable stamps?

British Guiana 1856

Can you make money stamp collecting?

Few collectors who set out collecting as a hobby end up with a collection worth much more than what they paid. Only by getting a good deal on high quality stamps can you hope to earn a profit when selling stamp collection. The key word in stamp collecting for profit is “condition.” Pristine stamps earn top dollar.

Is it OK to use old postage stamps?

They are valid forever as long as they can be validated as legitimate postage. This means if you put an old stamp that looks stained and ratty on a letter with tape, it will likely be rejected. But, postage rates increases are also happening in 2020, as well as 2021.

Can I reuse stamps that haven’t been franked?

No you can not legally reuse postage stamps that did not get postmarked.

Does anyone buy old stamps?

Nearly all unused U.S. stamps issued after 1935 is worth face value. That is to say, it’s so common that you could use it for mailing today. However, don’t expect to get the full face value for your stamps when selling them. There are companies that pay cash for modern unused postage stamps.

Can I put 2 old stamps on a letter?

You can use them any time. Any combination of stamps may be used in meeting the postage requirements. You may think it looks “tacky” to have a variety of stamps on your envelope, but the Post Office encourages you to utilize all the stamps you have.

Can I use a butterfly stamp for regular mail?

Although you can use regular stamps, a Butterfly Stamp guarantees that you won’t overpay postage for your mail.

What does S&H Green Stamps stand for?

Sperry & Hutchinson Co

What is a butterfly postage stamp?

About the Butterfly Stamp In May 2010, USPS ® will offer a new Butterfly stamp, which covers the 1-ounce First-Class Mail ® letter postage and the nonmachinable surcharge. The butterfly symbol was chosen as a universal symbol that will be used for all future stamps for nonmachinable letters.

How much is a stamp in 2020?

If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the new prices will include no increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which would remain at 55 cents. The single-piece letter additional ounce price would remain at 15 cents. Also unchanged would be the prices of postcard stamps at 35 cents, and 1-ounce flats at $1.

How much is a butterfly stamp worth in 2020?

The USPS elected to keep the rate for the Forever Stamp at 55 cents and the rate for an additional ounce at 15 cents meaning that the cost of the Butterfly Stamp will also remain unchanged for 2020.

Can you buy a 70 cent stamp?

The Celebration Corsage Forever Stamp is appropriate for envelopes (and what’s inside) that weigh up to 2 ounces and is offered at the current rate of 70 cents. The Celebration Boutonniere stamp is a First-Class Mail® Forever stamp equaling the prevailing First-Class, first ounce rate.

What is the blue butterfly stamp worth?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp nationwide tomorrow, Sept. 24. It will be for use on irregularly sized envelopes, such as square greeting cards, invitations and announcements, and priced at 68 cents. These stamps will be issued in panes of 20.

How much is a 29 Elvis stamp worth?

Almost no modern US stamp, unless it contains a genuine error, is worth as much as it cost when it was issued. Factor in inflation and a 29 cent Elvis is worth is worth 3–4 cents in today’s money.

How do I sell my old stamp collection?

If you know you have rare stamps, you can sell them through several means:

  1. Local Dealer: Dealers handle both collections and individual stamps.
  2. Mail Order Dealer: If you’re not going local, consider working with a mail order dealer.
  3. American Philatelic Society Circuit Sales:
  4. Auction House:

Where can I sell my stamp collection?

9 ways to sell your stamp collection

  • Stamp magazines. The reputable publication ‘Stamp Magazine’ (above) is available from larger newsagents and the classified advertising section will help you to locate dealers and collectors who offer a valuation service.
  • Stamp fairs.
  • Philatelic Traders Society.
  • Sell at auction.

Are old stamp collections worth anything?

You might find that the stamps in your collection of significant catalog value are worth much less than you believed. “Buy the best you can afford,” isn’t just a casually tossed-off phrase, but words to live by in stamp collecting. Inferior quality stamps are, in fact, nearly worthless.

How do I know if my stamp collection is worth anything?

The condition of your stamp is one of the most important factors when determining stamp collection value. Expert collectors understand that perforations missing, faded colors, paper flacks, and other imperfections greatly diminish stamp value.

What can I do with an old stamp collection?

If you can’t afford to keep an inherited stamp collection but aren’t willing to sell it, consider donating it to a worthy organization. If the collection is of value or historical interest, donating it is a great way to memorialize an avid philatelist. You may also qualify for a tax break!

How much does it cost to have a stamp collection appraised?

A formal appraisal could cost $75 to $250 an hour and provides no guarantee that the material can be sold for the valuation provided. Most appraisals are performed by stamp dealers so again feel free to use our Dealer Directory noted above.

Does anyone buy stamp collections?

Many collectors are happy to pore over a collection. Just be sure that the friend is knowledgeable enough to know what he is looking at and not miss something of real value. And just as you’ll pay a dealer to appraise your stamp collection, you can reward your friend with a few stamps from your collection.

How do I get a stamp collection appraised?

Look for an appraiser through authoritative sources like official stamp collection societies. The American Philatelic Society notes you may pay anywhere from $75 to $250 an hour to have the stamps/collection appraised. Some local groups, like the Northern Philatelic Society, may offer free appraisal services.

How do I dispose of old stamp collections?

There are several potential venues for selling your stamps. Selling to a dealer is the easiest way to get rid of a complete collection. However, many dealers are likely to lowball you if they suspect you aren’t familiar with the market for stamps.