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Q: U.S. Stamps ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: U.S. Stamps
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: drappier-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 07 Jan 2003 22:21 PST
Expires: 06 Feb 2003 22:21 PST
Question ID: 139123
I would like to see a list of the 10 most valuable U.S. stamps, in descending order.

Request for Question Clarification by clouseau-ga on 07 Jan 2003 23:47 PST
Hello drappier,

I have located the NINE most valuable US stamps, but can not find the tenth.

Would a list of nine suffice as an answer?


Subject: Re: U.S. Stamps
Answered By: hailstorm-ga on 08 Jan 2003 00:35 PST

I have culled various sites to determine the most valuable stamps of
American origin by means of recent sales value for unused stamp (or
used if no unused has ever been found)  The top ten found are:

* United States 1868 1 cent Benjamin Franklin
  (sold for $935,000 used in 1988)

* Hawaiian Islands 1851 2 cent Missionary
  ($660,000 unused; $200,000 used)

* United States 24 cent Declaration of Independence
  ($275,000 used with center inverted)

* United States 1869 15 cent Landing of Columbus
  ($275,000 unused with center inverted)

* United States 1867 15 cent Z Grill
  (sold for $220,000 used)

* United States 1869 30 cent Shield, Eagle, and Flags
  (worth $210,000 unused with flags inverted)

* United States 1918 24 cent Curtis Jenny
  ($200,000 unused with center inverted)

* United States 1867 3 cent George Washington
  (sold for $160,000 used)

* United States 1851 1 cent Benjamin Franklin
  ($120,000 used with special peculiarity as shown at URL)

* United States 1908 1 cent Ben Franklin
  ($100,000 unused pair)

Sites cited:
    American Philatelic Society -- Questions and Answers

    Hawaiian Stamps

    Find Your Stamps Value

Google search terms used:
    most valuable stamps
    "most valuable stamps" America
    most valuable stamps Jenny
Subject: Re: U.S. Stamps
From: skermit-ga on 07 Jan 2003 23:42 PST
Can't find US specific stamps, but here's some world wide valuable stamps:


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