I have over 200 stamps with scott numbers and values of several thousands of $$$. These were marked with substantial value. I know nothing about stamps, so wondering if anyone can verify? The individual picture I was told is a 482A. Can anyone verify that by the picture? I have now put two more pics of what is listed as rare 544 and 498g
If possible, could you scan a number of them individually? The types of stamps you have shown are known with different perforations and watermarks etc. A good site to check what you have would be here - -
Welcome to the forum. The quick answer is "probably not". And here's why The stamps you show were the workhorse stamps of their era. They were issued in the billions, but have some rare and scarce varieties which are sought after. (Think winning the lottery odds) The first two stamps you show are such examples and are very likely to be the more common varieties mis-identified (whether intentionally or by wishful thinking). The third stamp isn't the correct stamp design to be a 482a, so that one cannot be right and casts doubt on the others.
Now with the addition of an individual scan of the red stamp above, it can be identified as a Scott 577 with Schermack type III vending machine perforations added to it (the rectangular slots along the right side). Value is 1.25 in the 2011 Scott Specialized catalog.
(Gentle suggestion, please add/edit to the end of the thread so the posts stay in a chronological sequence for followers - and it makes the progressive replies make sense.)
You can safely ignore the catalogue numbers completely. The supposed #482A is a #577 with the Schermack Type III perforations on one side, as John pointed out, worth about 50 cents. The other two stamps are common with 10-gauge perforations but ultra-rare with 11-gauge perforations; these look to be the common gauge 10.
2nd Pic: as stated 577 w/Schermack Private Perfs.; 3rd Pic: 424 or 462; 4th Pic: 498. Not much value to them. The "594" and "613" pictured in the 1st pic.; they won't be what they are stated to be either.