Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with the first stamps released in 1847, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps
covers over 4,000 stamps issued up to the present, and provides color illustrations of every stamp as well as detailed listings that include Scott catalog numbers, used and unused prices, dates of issues, and quantities issued when known.
Every category of U.S. stamp is included—definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, stamped envelopes—all organized into easy-to-use, color-coded sections for quick access.
Also featured in this philatelist's bible is a rundown of the current year's commemorative stamp program; advice on starting your own collection (from assessing the condition of your stamps to displaying your collection), and a complete resources section. This is the one book that no serious stamp collector should be without.
Now in its 36th edition, The Postal Service Guide to US Stamps is the only fully-illustrated, four-color guide to U.S. stamps for philatelists and hobbyists everywhere. This official publication from the United States Postal Service provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. stamp program and its vivid history. Every category of U.S. stamp is included—definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, stamped envelopes—and organized into easy-to-use, color-coded sections for quick access.
About the Author
John E. Potter is the Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service.
James L. Bruns is Director of the National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution, located in Washington, DC.