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Which stamps are worth money?

One of the most common questions non-collectors Google about stamps is a very simple question “which stamps are worth money”. With this article I’ll try answer the question in manner that is hopefully helpful to non-collectors, so please read on. FACT: There is no easy answer to this question. To date postal administrations worldwide have issued well over 700,000 face different postage stamps, and the number is increasing daily. Collectors (like yours truly) classify these into millions of more or less identical looking subtypes and variations; of which some are more valuable than others. Often times the difference between the (cheap) regular stamp and the (valuable) variety is non-existing to bare eye. Take for example this stamp: A similar looking stamp can be found easily on most stamp collections, very likely one or two are in your hands too. However, whereas your specimens are likely worth less than one cent, […]

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