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How To Buy By Decade?

 
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Posted 02/08/2021   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add staampv to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, newbie here. I started collecting during the pandemic, and am working my way through an "American Heritage" album that gives a sampling of United States stamps across the decades. I feel it's a good introduction to the hobby and it's helping me find areas that Id like to dive into more deeply.

I've made it to 1980 with very little problem (thanks, local stamp club who gave me a ton of cancelled stamps to peruse!) Now that I'm getting more modern, I'm finding it's a little more challenging to find the stamps I need.

Is there a way to search on eBay or another website for a collection of stamps by decade? I don't mind searching through a few hundred to find the one that I like. I'd rather not buy individually just yet, but by assortment.

I guess my question is: what are the best ways to search for stamps by decade?

Thanks and I look forward to reading more posts on this site.
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Posted 02/08/2021   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I know only Delcampe lists stamps by the decade


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Posted 02/08/2021   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can view by year on Stamp Smarter.

https://stampsmarter.org/features/Id_US_RegB.html
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Posted 02/08/2021   2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's possible to buy year sets, I did that for Canada back when starting out. Searching with "us 1983 year set" on Hipstamp brought up a few matches, so that could be a good place to look.
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Posted 02/08/2021   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've done the same thing gmot mentions on eBay.
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Posted 02/08/2021   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tsmatx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have had this exact problem also, more years you get since 1980, harder it is to find stamps, particularly used stamps (on eBay)...it seems there is so little demand, nobody willing to supply them because it is a lot of work (sorting soaking--or worse for self-adhesive) for very little return.

One small hint I can add is sometimes people will list stamps by denomination...you can search for example "22c used stamps" and get a few hits
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Posted 02/08/2021   4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You might consider exchanging stamps, seek your desired stamps among fellow collector's duplicates.
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Posted 02/08/2021   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add staampv to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are all great suggestions. Thank you!
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Posted 02/08/2021   4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mystic sells by the decade including right up until the present.

https://www.mysticstamp.com/Listing...m/Year-Sets/
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