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# How many 2-cent stamps are there in a dozen?

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There are 12 2-cent stamps in a dozen. This is a kind of riddle. A dozen of any object is always 12, regardless of what the object is. In this case, it is not important what the value of the stamp is, a dozen of them always equals 12.

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There are many variations to this riddle, such as, "Which weighs more, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?" Though an object made of lead would generally weigh more than a feather, a pound of each would be equal because they both weigh exactly 1 pound. In both of these riddles, the key is to focus on the unit (a dozen, a pound) and not the extra information about the object.

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Many rare German stamps exist in private collections and museums. These stamps date back from as early as the mid 19th century to modern day misprints.

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Collectors can sell their stamps online, in pawn shops, with consignment stores, through the American Philatelic Society (APS) and at auctions. It is best for the collector to know how much his or her stamps are worth prior to selling them, as this helps him or her evaluate offers or bids.

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There are a number of places to sell old stamps. However, before attempting to sell them, one should do some research to determine if the stamps are of any value. Some old stamps aren't worth as much as one might think, while others can be worth a good amount.