The Official 1999 Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps

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Random House Information Group, 1998 - Postage stamps - 460 pages
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Here's the invaluable reference that lists general U.S. postage stamp issues from 1847 to 1997, plus revenue, stock-transfer, and hunting-permit stamps, United Nation issues, mint sheets, and first-day covers.

Organized according to the highly efficient Scott numbering system -- and filled with full-color photos -- "The Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps" features helpful tips from the experts on grading, buying, selling, and caring for stamps. Special features include a fast-find index of reproductions that helps the philatelist determine authenticity with confidence, as well as important sections on rarities, popular oddities, topic, and error stamps.

America's 19 million stamp collectors turn, year after year, to this, the essential hobbyist's handbook.

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Contents

Linns Look at the New Stamp Issues Market Review
7
The Story of U S Stamps
20
Stamp Collectors Terminology
28
What ls An Error Freak or Oddity?
36
How to Use This Book
43
Equipment
50
Tips on Stamp Buying
57
PubIicationsLinns Stamp News
65
Airmail Stamps
331
Airmail Special Delivery
344
United atons Airmails
358
Souveri Cards
366
Postage Due Stamps
367
Mint Sheets
373
Postal Savings Stamps
379
Postage and Newspaper Stamps
390

National Stamp Organizations
71
Nationa Stamp Clubs
94
General Issues
151
Future Delivery Stamps
396
Hawaiian Issues
415
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About the author (1998)

Tom and Marc Hudgeons are respected experts in the field of coin, stamp and paper money and have authored dozens of authoritative guides on the subjects. In 1978, Tom and Marc, along with their father, developed the Blackbook price guide series and they have continued to author the series to this day.

He lives in Orlando, Florida.

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