Is My Old Stamp Collection Worth Anything?

How do I know if my stamp collection is worth anything?

Contact the Philatelic Traders’ Society by visiting its website.

They will be able to give your collection an ‘appraisal’ for free and give you advice as to whether or not your collection may be worth something..

How do I sell my old stamp collection?

If you know you have rare stamps, you can sell them through several means:Local Dealer: Dealers handle both collections and individual stamps. … Mail Order Dealer: If you’re not going local, consider working with a mail order dealer. … American Philatelic Society Circuit Sales: … Auction House:

How do I get a stamp collection appraised?

A professional appraisal by a member of the American Stamp Dealers Association is recommended. ASDA members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct. They are responsible for reviewing your philatelic material and placing a fair value on the stamps, with regard to the quality and the current market price.

What stamps are worth a lot of money?

The 10 Most Valuable U.S. StampsThe Inverted Jenny. (Courtesy of Siegel Auction Gallery) … 1847 Issue Block of 16 of Ben Franklin. … Almanac Stamp of 1765 or 1766. … ‘Blue Boy’ Alexandria Postmaster’s Provisional. … 1869 Pictorials—Inverted Center Errors. … Two-Cent Blue Hawaiian Missionary. … 1860 Stolen Pony Cover. … Pan American Inverts.More items…•

Is there a market for stamp collections?

The hobby of stamp collecting should be a happy refuge. One of the benefits of stamp collecting is that there is an inherent market for stamps, the way there isn’t in bottle cap or matchbook collecting, for example. It can be fun to put together a unique collection that says something about your personality.