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The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps
United States Postal Service
0060528273
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Now in an easy-to-use, oversize format,
The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps is
just the delivery you've been waiting for!

The only fully illustrated, four-color guide to U.S. stamps, this official publication provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. stamp program and its vivid history. Beginning with the first stamps released in 1847, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps covers more than 4,000 stamps issued up to the present, as well as: A new Stamp Series section that lists stamps categorized by their respective series, such as Legends of Hollywood, Black Heritage, and Nature of America Every category of U.S. stamp -- definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, stamped envelopes, and more -- all organized into easy-to-use, color-coded sections for quick...



2005 Brookman Stamp Price Guide: U.S. Stamps, First Day Covers, Autographs
David S. Macdonald (Editor)
0936937572
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Features prices and values for more than 45,000 stamps and postal collectibles from 1847-2004. The 2005 edition includes thousands of value updates and photos for US, United Nations and Canadian stamps, First Day Covers, souvenir cards and most areas of postal collectibles.


Fantastic Folders and Exceptional Envelopes : A Designer's Guide to Custom Carriers That Open Conversations and Seal Deals
Patricia Belyea, Jenny Sullivan
159253175X
September 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Every graphic designer works diligently to make his or her creative impressions exceptional and long lasting. Achieving this goal can make first impressions extremely important. Every aspect of a piece must be thoughtful and well laid out to communicate the pertinent information and, most importantly, draw attention. Whether working on a full-blown media kit or a custom envelope, the packaging is what sets the tone of a project and provides the intended audience a perspective with which to view the materials.Through inspired designs, Fantastic Folders and Exceptional Envelopes relays the secrets behind each of the wonderful examples presented and covers all the technical details that can make or break a job, including ideas for unique closures and flap styles, not to mention glue and paper choices. This book provides...


Stamp Collecting for Dummies
Richard L. Sine
0764553798
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Review
"Dick Sine has had some of the best writing jobs in stamp collecting, and this book shows why: A thorough knowledge of philately and good writing, mixed with humor and style." —Lloyd A. de Vrise, The Virtual Stamp Club

"With his deep insight into the 160-year old pastime of stamp collecting, Dick Sine proves that philately is not only the hobby for the 21st century, but one that can be easily and inexpensively enjoyed by everyone! The world's stamp depict life on Planet Earth — from the tiniest microbe to world famous athletes. This book will make understanding and collecting them a joy!" —Randy L. Neil, author and former President of the American Philatelic Society

Stamp Collecting For Dummies is great for removing so many of the issues a newcomer to our hobby has, allowing instant...



Scott Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps and Values 2006
James E. Kloetzel
0894873571
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Activity for high-end material propels the market in 2006 Scott Specialized Catalogue. A thorough review of U.S. stamp values has led to adjustments for thousands of items throughout the catalogue. While activity for "high end" material was robust, values for fine, fine-very fine and even very fine stamps remains fairly steady. Selected classic issues, especially unused stamps with original gum, continue to gain in value.


A First Stamp Album for Beginners
Robert Obojski
048644113X
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Here’s an ideal introduction to the educational, fun-filled hobby of stamp collecting—the most popular hobby in the world. With pictures of more than 1,100 stamps from nearly 200 countries (and spaces for at least 2,600 more!), this inexpensive album and guide also contains many useful hints and tips on building a collection as well as an easy-to-use Stamp Identifier Table and Index.


The Official Stamp Collector's Bible
Stephen R. Datz
0609808842
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
LEARN FROM AMERICA'S STAMP EXPERT

With many millions of active collectors in America, stamp collecting is hot. The Official® Stamp Collectors Bible is the ultimate compendium for all things philatelic. This book is jam-packed with practical advice on every aspect of collecting and trading. Novices will learn how to start a collection, how to buy and sell, how to develop good Internet auction strategies, how dealers price stamps, and how to find the best insurance. Experienced collectors will find a thorough history of mail and stamp collecting, sources for stamps worldwide, and tips to finding valuable treasures. Peppered throughout are anecdotes from leading authority and best selling author Stephen R. Datz himself, who has more than forty years of experience in the field. Featuring more than 500...


The World Encyclopedia of Stamps and Stamp Collecting
MacKay Dr
0754815307
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An expert guide to understanding and acquiring wonderful stamps, by one of the world's foremost collectors.


Scott 2004 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, Vol. 5: Countries of the World P-Slovenia (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Vol 5 Countries P-Sl)
James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
0894873156
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Activity is spread across a variety of countries in Volume 5 of the 2004 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which contains countries of the world P-SL. The stamps of the Philippines lead the way with more than 1,600 value changes. Other countries showing significant changes include Paraguay, Portugal, Saar, Romania, and Russia. In addition, about 1,100 changes take place in the stamps of the British Commonwealth area.


The Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps 2006, Edition #28 (Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps)
Thomas E. Jr Hudgeons
140004846X
June 7, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The new 28th edition of The Official® Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps is 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 is the most 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...


2004 Krause-Minkus Standard Catalog of U.S. Stamps
Maurice D. Wozniak
0873497066
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Hundreds of U.S. stamps are issued commemorating significant events in United States history, and several have been issued celebrating holidays. Readers are provided the stories behind these stamps and other exclusive historical data in this new updated edition. Sections on revenue stamps, stamps from U.S. territories, Confederate States stamps, and U.S. stamps used as money during the Civil War--as well as many other unusual stamps--show the fascinating uses of these common items. Coverage has been expanded to include all U.S. stamps produced since 1845 and updated to provide the latest prices, totaling more than 10,500 listings and 26,000 prices. Additional resources featured in the catalog help collectors differentiate similar stamps, and provide identifier tables for the Great Americans and Transportation series...


Beginner's Stamp Collecting Fun Kit: Everything You Need to Start a Fun and Fascinating Hobby
Staff of Dover Publications
0486440664
September 2004
Other Format
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Book Description
With 16 million philatelists in the United States alone, stamp collecting ranks among the world's most popular hobbies. American stamps reflect our national heritage, heroes, and achievements, and a stamp collection is like a miniature art gallery--a private museum that you can hold in your hands! Best of all, it's not expensive or difficult to assemble a collection, and it has never been easier than now. This kit includes everything it takes to get started, all housed in a sturdy, attractive box that keeps the collection protected and organized. Fun for all ages, stamp collecting offers an endless source of amusement and education--as well as an investment of ever-increasing value.
This kit contains everything you need to begin your collection: an album, arranged chronologically according to date of issue, with...


Scott 2005 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, Vol. 6: Countries of the World, S0-Z (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Vol 6 So-Z)
James E. Kloetzel
0894873377
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
23,000 value changes were recorded in Volume 6 with stamps of the Spanish area leading the way. Other countries with an extensive number of changes include Tonga, Uruguay, Switzerland, Syria, Venezuela and Sweden.


The Commemorative Stamp Yearbook
United States Postal Service
0060528249
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

This year, the U.S. Postal Service's commemorative stamp program encourages us to look beyond ourselves and strive for great things. From legendary figures such as Ronald Reagan and Arthur Ashe to awe-inspiring creations such as skyscrapers and sports cars, the 2005 stamps showcase a variety of subjects from the worlds of nature, science, the arts, and public service. This new edition of The Commemorative Stamp Yearbook offers insight into the development of each stamp, as the men and women behind the commemorative program discuss the process of creating tiny masterpieces that bring into focus the beauty of our nation and the accomplishments of its greatest citizens.

Beautifully designed as a keepsake for collectors of all ages, The Commemorative Stamp Yearbook is the perfect way to capture the...



The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps
United States Postal Service
0060528265
Oct 2004
Paperback
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2006 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, Vol. 2: Countries C-F (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Vol 2 Countries C-F)
James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
0894873520


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Book Description
There are almost 42,000 value changes recorded in Volume 2, which covers countries of the world C-F. 98 percent of the stamp images in Volume 2 are in full color. 34,000 of the value changes are in the non-British countries with France leading the way. Other countries with large number of increases include Ecuador, Central African Republic and the Peoples Republic of Congo. A significant number of changes were recorded for Canada and the Canadian Provinces. All totaled more than 7,000 value changes were recorded in the British area.


Lincoln Memorial Cent 1959 - 1998 Coin Folder
H.E. Harris & Co. Staff
0937458007
June 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses where and how to obtain stamps; tools, accessories, catalogues, and albums; identification of stamps; and the history of stamps. Includes a dictionary of terms.


Alligators, Old Mink and New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing
Alison Houtte
0060786671
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For fashion lovers, flea market fanatics and thrift store junkies, this book is the perfect find. Former fashion model Alison Houtte, with the help of her sister, journalist Melissa Houtte, offers an enthusiastic memoir of her family's obsession with fashion, her early days as a model and her second career as owner of Hooti Couture, a Brooklyn boutique specializing in vintage clothing. Houtte's chatty manner and anecdotal storytelling style give the book a quick pace, as she visits country auctions and estate sales looking for the perfect items for her loyal and eclectic clientele. Throughout, she weaves in shopping tips for amateurs and admits mistakes she's made through the years (like the time she priced a jacket by Bonnie Cashin, best known for dressing Ingrid Bergman, at a mere $150, compared with its true...


The 2006 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (Us Postal Service)
States Postal Service United
0061144568
Oct 2006
Hardcover
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2006 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue: The World From 1840-1940 (Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue) (Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue)
James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
089487358X
November 7, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than 75,000 value changes were recorded in the 2006 Classic Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940. New listings added to this year’s catalogue include 20 new lettered minor varieties in the 1867-72 issues of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, 14 new lettered minors in Cilicia, 35 new lettered minors in Malaya, many new minors in Mexico plus a new major number for Cuernavaca, three new major numbers in Mongolia plus several lettered minors, nine new lettered minors in New Zealand, thirteen in Spain, and many others in countries from Aden through Western Ukraine. This is the best one volume worldwide reference for classic material available.


The Postal Service Guide to Us Stamps, 33e
Collins
0061145513
Oct 2006
Paperback
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The 2000 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook
U S Postal Service
0762858001

Hardcover
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2006 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, Vol. 1: United States & Countries of the World, A-B (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Vol 1 Us and Countries a-B)
James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
0894873512


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Book Description
Full-color stamp images and a massive number of value changes highlight the improvements made in Volume 1 of the 2006 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. The crispness and clarity of the images has been greatly enhanced by the new stock used to print the catalogue pages. More than 56,000 value changes are recorded in Volume 1. That is the greatest number of value changes in one volume since the catalogue went to six volumes more than nine years ago. Changes are widespread throughout the catalogue, with almost 23,000 recorded for British Commonwealth countries and more than 27,500 for non-British A-B Countries.


Stamps
Jennifer Abeyta
0516235346
September 2000
Paperback
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Scott 2004 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue: Countries of the World J-O (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Vol 4 Countries J-O)
James E. Kloetzel (Editor)
0894873148
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
North Korean stamps are listed for the first time in Volume 4 of the 2004 Scott Catalogue. Appearing for the first time are 1,289 major listings for Korean Democratic Peoples Republic stamps and hundreds of varieties, from the countrys first issue in 1946 to its first issue of 1975. Later issues from North Korea will be added to the 2005 edition the catalogue. Value activity is spread fairly evenly throughout the catalogue with more than 9,000 value changes recorded.


Angels to Zeppelins
Donald J. Lehnus
0313234752
Nov 1982
Hardcover
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Choice
"A detailed analysis of, accompanied by indexes to, the people and things depicted on all 1,355 postage stamps issued by the US Government from 1847 through 1980. ... This book, which will be both interesting reading and an invaluable reference tool for serious stamp collectors, supplements such standard reference works as Minkus New American Stamp Catalog and Scott's Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps, serving incidentally as a personal name and subject index to the latter. Recommended for larger general reference collections in all types of libraries."

Review
“A detailed analysis of, accompanied by indexes to, the people and things depicted on all 1,355 postage stamps issued by the US Government from 1847 through 1980. ... This book, which will be both interesting...

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