We present you the rarest and most expensive stamps, but this is not an all-encompassing set. Various nuances, such as a secret mark or a curl, not obvious and not evident at first sight, can make an ordinary stamp expensive. So not every stamp that looks like a stamp that appears on this page can be that expensive.
We list 23 of the rarest and most valuable of all stamps ever printed. In postage stamp collecting, rarity significantly increases the value of old stamps. What better way to start than by paying homage to the first stamp in the world, the One Penny Black stamp.
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Recently one of our readers submitted a group of early twentieth century postcards to our Ask The Experts column requesting help in identifying and evaluating the group. Originally, they were presented as Chinese postcards; however, most are actually Japanese, if not in subject matter, then in origin. It was immediately apparent this small collection was worthy not only of an appraisal, but an article as well.
For an inanimate object weighing just a tiny fraction of an ounce, the postage stamp can sometimes stir up a whole lot of trouble. Throughout U. Here are 11 of the most famous examples:.
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There is a great variety of old issues Japanese stamps still in circulation. However, it has become increasingly difficult to come by mint condition Japan postage stamps due to their popularity among local Japanese stamp collectors. I have received many a question on whether the site would also offer old Japanese postage stamps.