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My Father in Laws Civil War stamps. What’s best way to check value? Photos of 1st few pages.
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Your stamps appear to be numbered from the Scott's Catalog.
Here are the values from another source: H. E. Harris and Co. 2022 edition.
Stamp # 65 was issued during the period 1861-1862 and valued at $2 in average condition.
Stamp #68 was issued during the same period and valued at $38 in average condition.
Stamp #73 was issued during the period 1861-1866; valued at $45 in average condition.
More info later unless others chime in with the answers.
Don.....
 

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Your stamps appear to be numbered from the Scott's Catalog.
Here are the values from another source: H. E. Harris and Co. 2022 edition.
Stamp # 65 was issued during the period 1861-1862 and valued at $2 in average condition.
Stamp #68 was issued during the same period and valued at $38 in average condition.
Stamp #73 was issued during the period 1861-1866; valued at $45 in average condition.
More info later unless others chime in with the answers.
Don.....
Thanks Don appreciate the help he had an extensive collection mostly German.
 

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Your CSA stamp (#6) was issued in 1862 (12 million issued). It's worth about 3X more in used condition than in unused (like yours) condition. As is, I'd give it about a $10 retail value.
Don.....
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Don,
I take it his marks circle with dot is used condition and 2 stars mint?
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If you asked me to give you quick values, I'd offer these figures:
#281 $1.00
#272 $1.25
#H311 $40.00 !! (But I don't know what the 'H' means)

#254 $10.00
#978 20 cents
#1143 50 cents
#1115 30 cents

#1049 $4.00
#1408 $1.00

#367 $1.50
#C59 75 cents ("C" designate an air mail stamp)
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If you asked me to give you quick values, I'd offer these figures:
#281 $1.00
#272 $1.25
#H311 $40.00 !! (But I don't know what the 'H' means)

#254 $10.00
#978 20 cents
#1143 50 cents
#1115 30 cents

#1049 $4.00
#1408 $1.00

#367 $1.50
#C59 75 cents ("C" designate an air mail stamp)
Don.....
Great info thanks again Don.
These probably aren’t his better stamps I just like the Civil War.
He has a Ben Franklin 1847 I believe!
 

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If you asked me to give you quick values, I'd offer these figures:
#281 $1.00
#272 $1.25
#H311 $40.00 !! (But I don't know what the 'H' means)

#254 $10.00
#978 20 cents
#1143 50 cents
#1115 30 cents

#1049 $4.00
#1408 $1.00

#367 $1.50
#C59 75 cents ("C" designate an air mail stamp)
Don.....
Does H mean never hinged? And what does that mean?
 

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If he has an 1847 Franklin, he owes the first stamp of the US.
Depending on which one of these he owns is the difference in thousands of dollars.
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PS: $5K plus for the one on the right.
Here is his first 2 pages of his book #1
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That #1 stamp is definitely a keeper.
It would be worth less if cancelled by ink, but yours is 'the real deal' once authenticated.

The stamps from the Columbian Exposition are usually found in collections up to the 10-cent stamp. You have three higher values. Your father-in-law is (or was) a great collector.

The values given might be retail, but you never know in an auction.
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That #1 stamp is definitely a keeper.
It would be worth less if cancelled by ink, but yours is 'the real deal' once authenticated.

The stamps from the Columbian Exposition are usually found in collections up to the 10-cent stamp. You have three higher values. Your father-in-law is (or was) a great collector.

The values given might be retail, but you never know in an auction.
Don....
What is that z magenta grid he has to right and is bigger?
 

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You got some nice stamps there. Also early China stamps are doing well and ones with a Monkey are high dollar i think that stamp is from 1980.
 

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Also check out "Collectors Weekly.com" there you will find a large array of stuff selling on Ebay the thing i like about CW is most items have bids on them and the drop down window on the left will let you navigate lets say 19th century used & unused stamps. You will spend a lot of time on there looking at Stamps just like your Farther - in- Law's Stamps. Good luck have fun.
 

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Your CSA stamp (#6) was issued in 1862 (12 million issued). It's worth about 3X more in used condition than in unused (like yours) condition. As is, I'd give it about a $10 retail value.
Don.....
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Mackaydon, why would the Used be more than the Unused, as far a value. Learning, It's like Mint, Unused & used. OF course some are listed with "minor flaws" etc. IF one becomes an "avid" collector, there is so much to learn be it coin, currency or stamps. Now, I would guess it would have something with the cancellation marks, at least on the SARRE stamps. Same holds true for some other stamps of which off hand I could not tell anyone which they would be.
 

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