Most United States 3-cent stamps have a value of under $50 and often sell at between 65 and 90 percent of face value. The exceptions are rare stamps such as an 1851 3-cent stamp featuring a side-view portrait of George Washington.
A rare 3-cent stamp can fetch anywhere from $40 up to thousands of dollars if it is in mint condition. As of 2014, old 3-cent stamps are often sold at discount prices. This is due to the mass production of 3-cent stamps by the U.S. post office. Numerous 3-cent stamps are available to collectors. Some people buy old 3-cent stamps for postage, because they are useful for mailing letters.Learn More
According to Hobbizine, a mint version of the 1938 Thomas Jefferson 3-cent stamp is valued at 40 cents as of September 2014. A used version of the stamp is valued at 20 cents.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the Mystic Stamp Company states that the 1968 Thomas Jefferson green 1-cent stamp is valued at about 20 cents in mint condition and 15 cents if used. Due to its relatively young age, it is still extremely common and not highly sought by collectors.Full Answer >
Golden replicas of U.S. stamps have an extremely thin layer of gold on them, so they are generally agreed to be practically worthless. As of 2014, they are being sold for 50 cents a piece at stamp-collecting meets to be used as presentation sheets for real stamps.Full Answer >
The rate for a United States postage stamp (or a one-ounce letter) was 22 cents in 1987. The rate for the first ounce of a package was the same.Full Answer >