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Posted 09/16/2020   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Kamal Indian to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please help in identifying value of this stamp:

1894 US Postage Due 1 cent
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Posted 09/16/2020   07:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kamal - if, as you say, you've acquired a large collection, it would be worth your gaining access to a stamp catalogue, either through a library or through eBay.
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Posted 09/16/2020   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluejay2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As mentioned in the other thread, an essential reference book is the SCOTT Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers. If the collection excluded this book and if stores are sold out, perhaps borrow one from a local public library. Also as previously referenced, StampSmarter.com's 1847USA online identifier is helpful.

In the United States, the norm for referencing these stamps is typically the SCOTT number. Thus, knowing the SCOTT number is typically a prerequisite to determining the value. As this is a postage due stamp, we know that the SCOTT number will have a "J" prefix.

On the StampSmarter.com website, I clicked the "Back of the Book" (BOB) link. Basically, anything beyond a standard postage stamp is in the "back of the book." From there, I clicked on the Postage Due 1894 link. That page lists all the varieties of this stamp and respective SCOTT numbers.

When you see a value in a catalogue, take it with a grain of salt. The actual monetary value is dependent upon finding a willing buyer. Assume that if you sell this stamp, it will sell at a fraction of the listed catalogue value.

I hope you find stamp collecting enjoyable and choose to keep it as your hobby. Relax and enjoy.
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Edited by bluejay2 - 09/16/2020 1:32 pm
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Posted 09/16/2020   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its not in very good shape. Go to eBay and look up "Prices Paid".

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