• united states stamps Used X Cent

    Very rare very hard to get Stamp 🌴👀🦒☔️ ok Lot.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:13 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • united states stamps Used Andrew Jackson Two Cents Stamps

    Black Bob. H ard to get used Stamp ☂️💦🌴Stamp.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:32 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • USA PRECANCEL DES MOINES IOWA BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL DES MOINES IOWA BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:41 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • U S Stamp One Dollar Used One

    🌈☂️one nice stamp.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 20:50 AEDST3d 15hQuality: Used
  • USA: GREAT COLLECTION of OLD STAMPS at NO RESERVE

    Variety of Denominations.. No Reserve. All in good condition. valuable item!
    AU $4.25
    5 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 19:35 AEDST14h 32m
  • united states stamps Used Space filler Lot

    Okay 🌴💦 Old stamp.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:20 AEDST3d 21hQuality: UsedTopic: Space
  • united states stamps Used One Cent

    Ok 🌈💦stamp.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:40 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • USA - Flags - MNH Set of 10

    AU $3.00
    Colour: Multi-Coloured
    AU $2.00 postage
    Grade: VG (Very Good)
    or Best Offer
    Quality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • USA Stamps: Mint Collection on Pages - Great Mix FREE POST (D19)

    SO MUCH NOT SHOWN. won't do one of these till the end of June 2019 next year!
    AU $1.25
    2 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 16 Dec at 19:17 AEDST5d 14h
  • USA: A FANTASTIC COLLECTION of OLD STAMPS at NO RESERVE

    Variety of Denominations.. No Reserve.
    AU $2.25
    3 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 19:39 AEDST14h 36m
  • USA Stamps: Mint Collection on Pages - Great Mix FREE POST (D9)

    SO MUCH NOT SHOWN. won't do one of these till the end of June 2019 next year!
    AU $16.50
    12 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Thursday at 19:08 AEDST2d 14h
  • united states stamps Used 1 Cent

    Early 🦒🌴☔️ stamp.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:25 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • USA: A LOVELY COLLECTION of OLD STAMPS at NO RESERVE

    Variety of Denominations.. No Reserve.
    AU $0.99
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 19:37 AEDST14h 33m
  • UNITED STATES _ 1873 'TREASURY' 6 _ used ____(560)

    UNITED STATES _ 1873 'TREASURY' 6 _ used ____(560).
    AU $20.00
    0 bids
    AU $1.25 postage
    Ending Saturday at 20:19 AEDST4d 15hQuality: Used
  • USA Stamps: Mint Collection on Pages - Great Mix FREE POST (D17)

    SO MUCH NOT SHOWN. won't do one of these till the end of June 2019 next year!
    AU $1.25
    2 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 16 Dec at 19:15 AEDST5d 14h
  • USA. ALL DAMAGED. some interesting items. L4627

    AU $0.99
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending 16 Dec at 18:04 AEDST5d 13h
  • USA Stamps: Mint Collection on Pages - Great Mix FREE POST (D13)

    SO MUCH NOT SHOWN. won't do one of these till the end of June 2019 next year!
    AU $2.25
    2 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Thursday at 19:12 AEDST2d 14h
  • USA 1912 Benjamin Franklin, incl 8c shades, used

    See scan/s for more details of condition. If we have made an error, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can rectify it.
    AU $3.99
    0 bids
    AU $1.00 postage
    Ending 19 Dec at 20:49 AEDST8d 15hQuality: Used
  • United States - 1916-1918 - used collection

    Possibly Scott Nos. 462 - 480.
    AU $26.00
    15 bids
    AU $0.50 postage
    Ending 16 Dec at 17:52 AEDST5d 12hQuality: Used
  • 180+ early USA Pre 1960 stamps used, coil pairs are MUH

    AU $4.25
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 12:32 AEDST7h 28mGrade: F/G (Fair/Good)Quality: UsedType: Individual
  • New listingUSA Stamps: Mint Collection on Pages - Great Mix FREE POST (D37)

    SO MUCH NOT SHOWN. won't do one of these till the end of June 2019 next year!
    AU $1.00
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 19:33 AEDST6d 14h
  • USA: A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION of OLD STAMPS at NO RESERVE

    Variety of Denominations.. No Reserve.
    AU $2.06
    3 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 19:38 AEDST14h 35m
  • united states stamps Used

    Ok 🌈☂️☔️Stamp.
    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:21 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • united states stamp Dollar Used

    AU $1.00
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:42 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • united states stamps One Dollar 🌈 Lot

    💦☔️good Stamp.
    AU $0.97
    0 bids
    AU $2.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 2:52 AEDST3d 21hQuality: Used
  • USA 1867 George Washington 3c 20 of

    20 in this lot.
    AU $0.99
    0 bids
    AU $4.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 12:01 AEDST1d 6h
  • USA stamps mixed from old collection

    AU $1.99
    0 bids
    AU $1.25 postage
    Ending 16 Dec at 19:20 AEDST5d 14h
  • US 1 Cent Ben Franklin Stamp

    AU $50,000.00
    Colour: Green
    AU $50.00 postage
    Grade: VG (Very Good)
    29 watching
    Type: Individual
  • USA VARIOUS STAMPS...COLLECTION...

    AU $7.95
    AU $1.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • USA CHICO TEX. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL CHICO TEX. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:29 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • USA VERY OLD STAMPS leftovers usefull

    AU $4.85
    0 bids
    AU $1.95 postage
    Ending Today at 13:54 AEDST8h 50m
  • USA VARIOUS STAMPS...COLLECTION...

    AU $5.95
    AU $1.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • USA 1898 Documentary, Battleship, used

    See scan/s for more details of condition. If we have made an error, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can rectify it.
    AU $4.99
    Quality: Used
    AU $1.00 postage
  • USA Stamps: Mint Collection on Pages - Great Mix FREE POST (D47)

    SO MUCH NOT SHOWN. won't do one of these till the end of June 2019 next year!
    AU $1.00
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending 16 Dec at 19:09 AEDST5d 14h
  • USA 1898 Mississippi - 2c Copper Red #292

    USA 1898 - Trans Mississippi - 2c Copper Red. "IT IS YOUR RISK!".
    AU $1.00
    Colour: Copper
    AU $2.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • USA - 40 used stamps ( Lot 114 )

    All different and in good condition. The album page is not included.
    AU $2.00
    Colour: Multi-Coloured
    Free postage
    Quality: UsedType: Postage
  • USA 1969/70 STAMP COLLECTION

    AU $3.95
    AU $1.95 postage
  • USA PRECANCEL SAINT PAUL MINN. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL SAINT PAUL MINN. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:37 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • USA PRECANCEL MINDEN NEBR. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL MINDEN NEBR.. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
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 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:03 AEDST4d 4h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • USA PRECANCEL RAHWAY N.J. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL RAHWAY N.J. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:37 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • Old collection of USA stamps 1898 to 1901 issues, used

    AU $4.00
    Quality: Used
    AU $1.50 postage
  • USA PRECANCEL CHICAGO ILLINOIS BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL CHICAGO ILLINOIS BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:31 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • USA PRECANCEL FARGO N.DAK. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL N. DAK. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:02 AEDST4d 4h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • USA 1898 STAMP REVENUE WASHINGTON 2c #R155B

    USA 1866 WASHINGTON 3c VERY FINE 
 

Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $4.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:48 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
  • USA PRECANCEL CHICAGO ILL. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL CHICAGO ILL. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:33 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • USA PRECANCEL DENVER COLO. BLOCK OF 2

    USA PRECANCEL DENVER COLO. BLOCK OF 2 Please refer to scanned images for condition and description. I Will Always Combine Postage, Please Wait For My Invoice 
 Overseas Buyers Welcome 
 Questions? If you have any questions, please email me and I will promptly reply. 
 Please note: I won't assume responsibility for items not posted via Registered Mail. 
 I endeavor to make customers 100% happy. 
 Return Policy: 100% refund if unsatisfied with product. Must be returned via post within 30 days at buyers cost.
    AU $3.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:33 AEDST4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Block
  • Old collection of USA stamps special delivery issues

    AU $3.50
    Type: Special Delivery
    AU $1.50 postage
  • New listingUnited States Stamp Collection Postage Due Special Delivery Airmail Ext.

    United States Stamp Collection Postage Due Special Delivery Airmail Ext. Bidding starts at only 3.50 All Different Free Shipping Worldwide I will use local Stamps for Shipping Used Please take note that all the stamps will be placed in envelopes for Safe & Free Shipping.
    AU $3.50
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 21:42 AEDST6d 16heBay Premium ServiceFrom MaltaGrade: VF (Very Fine)Quality: UsedType: Postage Due
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Collecting American Stamps

Stamp collecting is a hobby that is done by both beginners and avid collectors. It is easy to get started and can continue endlessly. Some collectors of US stamps stick to a specific type, topic, colour, or year of issue. Others have a broader margin such as aiming to collect a copy of all commemorative sets.

United States Commemorative Stamps

The first set of US commemorative stamps were released by the Post Office Department (POD) in 1893 under the directive of John Wanamaker, who was the Postmaster General at the time. This collection issue was dubbed the Columbian Exposition. Since then commemorative stamps have been known to honour a person, an event, or a specific theme. In 1898 the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition issues were created and some collectors still consider it the most beautiful collection the POD ever issued. The WWII United States Stamps were also a part of the commemorative collection and depicted military and nationalistic themes.

The American Series Stamps

The Post Office Department released the Famous American Series stamps in the 1940s.This collection is also a part of the commemorative set and was aimed at honouring certain Americans that had made some form of contribution to the United States or the world. The series was divided into seven categories with five individuals being honoured in each category. Some of those people include Booker T. Washington, who was the first African-American that was featured on a United States postage stamp. Three women were also honoured in this series.

Evolution of Postage Printing

As technology and innovation evolved, so did the appearance and design of individual United States stamps. In 1957, the Giori rotary press was used for the first time. It was capable of printing two colours in one single print process. This lead to the introduction of the US se-tenant stamps in 1962. The Thomas Eakins Issue was later produced using the photogravure method,which expanded the availability of colour on US stamps.

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