Containing current prices for over 2,000 stamps from 1847 to the present, this comprehensive guide also includes hundreds of photographs, including a full-color insert; current market trends; and advice on how to buy, sell, and preserve stamps. Original.Containing current prices for over 2,000 stamps from 1847 to the present, this comprehensive guide also includes hundreds of photographs, including a full-color insert; current market trends; and advice on how to buy, sell, and preserve stamps. Original.Read Less
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Very informational. Lists all current stamps to date. Be nice if it were in color. Worth it.
Jul 5, 2007
Not a valid price guide
A new edition of this mass market paperback gets printed every year. While some of the information at the front of the book will be helpful to new collectors, I believe the scarcity of color photographs and the placement of stamp images on pages far removed from the stamp descriptions make this a poor reference guide. My biggest problem with this "price guide" is that the values quoted for mint sheets and plate blocks are vastly over-stated. Any stamp dealer would be delighted to sell to you at Official Blackbook prices... In short, you have no hope of selling your collection at the values shown in this book. I strongly recommend that invest your money in one of the OTHER stamp catalogues on the market. The small incremental cost will be money well spent.
Jun 21, 2007
If you collect stamps, this is a "must have" book, great detail. with pictures, prices and also tips and advise on stamp collecting
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