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The official 2001 blackbook price guide to United States postage stamps
Hudgeons, Marc.
Personal Author:
Twenty-third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : House of Collectibles, [2000]

Physical Description:
viii, 457 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
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HE6185.U6 H82 2000 Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks

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COMPREHENSIVE. An invaluable reference that lists general U.S. postage stamp issues from 1847 to 1999, plus revenue, stock transfer, and hunting permit stamps, United Nations issues, mint sheets, and first-day covers. CLEARLY ORGANIZED. This concise volume is organized according to the highly efficient and well-known Scott numbering system. PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. Helpful tips from the experts on grading, buying, selling, storing, and caring for your collection. SPECIAL FEATURES. A fast-find index of reproductions helps the philatelist determine authenticity with confidence--plus important sections on rarities, popular oddities, topic, and error stamps. FULLY ILLUSTRATED. A gorgeous, 96-page full-color insert will make identification of your stamps a snap!

Table of Contents

How to Find Your Stampp. vii
Linn's Look at the New Stamp Issuesp. 1
Market Reviewp. 8
The National Postal Museump. 13
The Story of U.S. Stampsp. 20
Factors That Determine Stamp Valuesp. 23
Stamp Collectors' Terminologyp. 26
How to Grade Stampsp. 30
What Is An Error, Freak, or Oddity?p. 34
Repairs, Fakes, and Other Undesirablesp. 37
How to Use This Bookp. 40
Three Tips for Stamp Collectorsp. 42
Equipmentp. 46
Ten Low-cost Ways to Start Collecting Stampsp. 49
Tips on Stamp Buyingp. 53
Selling Your Stampsp. 57
Publications--Linn's Stamp Newsp. 60
The Junior Philatelists of Americap. 62
The American Philatelic Societyp. 72
National Stamp Organizationsp. 74
National Stamp Clubsp. 98
General Issuesp. 145
Airmail Stampsp. 330
Airmail Special Deliveryp. 342
Special Delivery Stampsp. 342
The United Nations Philatelists, Incp. 345
United Nations Stampsp. 345
United Nations Airmailsp. 356
United Nations Souvenir Cardsp. 357
United Nations--Geneva, Switzerland Issuesp. 358
Souvenir Cardsp. 364
Postage Due Stampsp. 365
Mint Sheetsp. 371
Official Stampsp. 373
Postal Savings Stampsp. 377
Parcel Post Due Stampsp. 378
Parcel Post Stampsp. 378
Special Handling Stampsp. 379
U.S. Offices in China Issuesp. 379
U.S. Revenue Stampsp. 381
U.S. Revenue--Postage and Newspaper Stampsp. 387
Documentary "Battleship" Designp. 388
Documentary Stampsp. 388
Proprietary Stampsp. 391
Future Delivery Stampsp. 394
Stock Transfer Stampsp. 395
Confederate States of America Stampsp. 397
Federal Duck Stampsp. 399
Hawaiian Issuesp. 412
American First Day Coversp. 416
A Glossary of First Day Cover Termsp. 423
First Day Cover Issuesp. 433