Rare stamps can be sold online at websites like Quality Stamps. They can also be sold at pawn shops and auctions. There are many stores that appraise and make purchase offers on stamps over the phone, which can then be sold through the mail. Some websites and stores prefer to buy collections of stamps rather than individual stamps.Know More
It is important to be aware of the value and condition of the stamps. Knowing these facts helps make the stamps easy to sell while making it simple for the buyer to ensure they are getting a good deal. There are also some traveling retailers that buy stamps, such as Quality Stamps. This company attends shows to buy and sell stamps. In addition, Quality Stamps employees may travel to a customer's location to buy stamps if the collection is big enough or valuable enough.
There are certain stamps that are worth a lot of money and can be sold individually. For example, in 2014, the British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp was sold for $9.5 million. It set the world record for most valuable stamp. This record was previously held by the Treskilling Yellow stamp, which sold at auction for $2.2 million in 1996.Learn More
Used postage stamps can be sold for cash if they are sold to collectors. However, the stamps should either be rare or very old or should otherwise be determined to have additional value beyond that of the postage value.Full Answer >
The price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States in 1982 was 20 cents. This is the equivalent of 47.6 cents in 2012 dollars; in 2012, the price of a stamp was actually 45 cents. The price of stamps was raised from 18 cents on November 1, 1981.Full Answer >
In 1992, the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter by first-class mail was 29 cents. The rate went into effect in February 1991 and remained until the end of 1994, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The non-denominated "F" stamp was issued for this rate.Full Answer >
As of January 26, 2014, Forever Stamps from the U.S. Postal Service are 49 cents each. Forever Stamps are always sold at the same price as current First Class postage stamps, the price of which has increased nearly every year since 2006.Full Answer >