Very Good. Trade paperback. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. Sticker damage on spine. In sealed plastic protection. 1988. Trade paperback.
Very Good+ 0960475680. The only fully illustrated, four-color guide to U. S. Stamps, this official publication provides the most comprehensive information available about the U. S. Stamp program and its vivid history. Commencing with the first stamps released in 1847.; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 328 pages; The Postal Service Guide to U. S. Stamps covers nearly 4, 000 stamps issued up to the present, as well as: Every category of U. S. Stamp-definitive, commemorative, airmail, special delivery, duck stamps, stamped envelopes, and more--all organized into easy-to-use, color-coded sections for quick accessDetailed listings for each stamp, with color illustrations, Scott catalog numbers, descriptions, dates of issue, used and unused prices, quantities issued (when known), and separate listings for design variationsA complete guide to the new 2001 commemorative stamp programHow to get started collecting, with everything you need to know--from advice on assessing the condition and value of your stamps to organizing, displaying, and preserving your collectionA resource section listing philatelic organizations, publications, museums, and official philatelic centers in every stateA glossary of important termsAnd much more!
It is the most organized book and the most helpful book I have seen for stamp collecting. Recommended if you want to save time looking up stamps.
Jul 2, 2007
An excellent guide for new US stamps collectors
My first "stamp catalogue" was a Postal Service Guide. I have graduated to the more expensive Scott Catalogue, but I still consider these books to be an excellent value. It is a great reference for identifying US stamps. You will find color photos of all stamps by Scott number (including some varieties) with the year of issue and a brief description. The catalogue values quoted here are useful when comparing the relative value of one stamp issue to another, but they do represent "retail" prices and you cannot expect to sell your stamps for the prices shown in the book. If you can pick up a recent edition of The Postal Guide in good condition at a fair price, don't hesitate to do so.
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