United States Postage Stamps (front of the book)

a service of

V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748


(updated 27 June 2014)


Welcome to the U.S. (front of the book) postage stamp home page.

Purpose of this website: The purpose of the web pages linked to below is to help you identify the Scott catalog number for (front of the book) United States postage stamps.

Limitations of this website: These pages often require you to use a perforation gauge to determine how many perforations there are in 2 cm. Sometimes you will have to determine whether the paper a stamp is printed on is watermarked or not. Occasionally you will have to measure the design to determine the printing method used. These are tasks you have to perform and are not something that you can ask someone to do based on an image of a stamp. Further, this is not the place for determining the value of a stamp. There are many variables that can affect the value of a stamp, and these usually require a direct examination of the stamp. A good place to begin is a local stamp club. Club members are usually willing to give you an idea if what you have is worth a more detailed review by a dealer. They can also save you the embarrassment of walking into a dealer's shop and announcing that you have found a rare stamp, which you probably have not.

Purchasing stamps online: Unless you know the seller or know that the seller is a reputable dealer, you should probably avoid purchasing stamps online. One person asked for my help in identifying a stamp after he had posted that stamp for sale on eBay.

How to contribute: Feedback about this page is welcomed and should be e-mailed to info@vfthomas.com or sent by traditional mail to U.S. Postage Stamp Identifier, c/o V. F. Thomas Co.; P. O. Box 400; Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.






United States (front of the book) postage stamps have been issued in the denominations below (as of the 2013 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps & Covers). When a key is developed for a particular denomination, a link to that key will be provided. To begin identifying U.S. (front of the book) postage stamps, click on the denomination below that you are interested in.

.5¢

1.25¢
1.5¢

2.5¢
[through design A274]
3.1¢
3.4¢
3.5¢
4¢ [no link yet]
4.5¢ [no link yet]
4.9¢ = Scott #2124
5¢ [no link yet]
5.2¢ = Scott #1900
5.3¢ = Scott #2254
5.5¢ = Scott #2125
5.9¢ = Scott #1901
6¢ [no link yet]
6.3¢ = Scott #1518
7¢ [no link yet]
7.1¢ = Scott #2127
7.4¢ = Scott #1902
7.6¢ = Scott #2255
7.7¢ = Scott #1614
7.9¢ = Scott #1615
8¢ [no link yet]
8.3¢ [no link yet]
8.4¢ [no link yet]
8.5¢ = Scott #2129
9¢ [no link yet]
9.3¢ = Scott #1903
10¢ [no link yet]
10.1¢ = Scott #2130
10.9¢ = Scott #1904
11¢ [no link yet]
12¢ [no link yet]
12.5¢ = Scott #2133
13¢ [no link yet]
13.2¢ = Scott #2259
14¢ [no link yet]
15¢ [no link yet]
16¢ [no link yet]
16.7¢ = Scott #2261
17¢ [no link yet]
17.5¢ = Scott #2262
18¢ [no link yet]
19¢ [no link yet]
20¢ [no link yet]
20.5¢ = Scott #2264
21¢ [no link yet]
21.1¢ = Scott #2150
22¢ [no link yet]
23¢ [no link yet]
24¢ [no link yet]
24.1¢ = Scott #2266
25¢ [no link yet]
26¢ [no link yet]
27¢ [no link yet]
28¢ [no link yet]
29¢ [no link yet]
30¢ [no link yet]
32¢ [no link yet]
33¢ [no link yet]
34¢ [no link yet]
35¢ [no link yet]
37¢ [no link yet]
39¢ [no link yet]
40¢ [no link yet]
41¢ [no link yet]
42¢ [no link yet]
44¢ [no link yet]
45¢ [no link yet]
46¢ = Scott #2938
50¢ [no link yet]
52¢ [no link yet]
55¢ [no link yet]
56¢ = Scott #2190
57¢ [no link yet]
58¢ = Scott #4152
59¢ = Scott #4272
60¢ [no link yet]
61¢ [no link yet]
62¢ = Scott #4267
64¢ [no link yet]
65¢ [no link yet]
75¢ = Scott 2192
76¢ [no link yet]
77¢ = Scott #2942
78¢ = Scott #2943
80¢ [no link yet]
83¢ [no link yet]
84¢ [no link yet]
85¢ [no link yet]
90¢ [no link yet]
$1.00 [no link yet]
$2.00 [no link yet]
$2.40 = Scott #2419
$2.90 [no link yet]
$3.00 [no link yet]
$3.20 [no link yet]
$3.50 = Scott #3472
$3.85 [no link yet]
$4.00 = Scott #2625c
$4.05 = Scott #4018
$4.60 = Scott #4144
$4.80 = Scott #4268
$4.90 = Scott #4438
$4.95 [no link yet]
$5.00 [no link yet]
$5.15 = Scott #4649
$8.75 = Scott #2394
$9.35 = Scott #1909
$9.95 [no link yet]
$10.75 [no link yet]
$11.75 [no link yet]
$12.25 = Scott #3473
$13.65 = Scott #3648
$14.00 = Scott #2542
$14.40 = Scott #4019
$16.25 = Scott #4145
$16.50 = Scott #4269
$17.50 = Scott #4379
$18.30 = Scott #4439
$18.95 = Scott #4650
1991 USA Christmas [no link yet]
A [no link yet]
B [no link yet]
Bulk Rate [no link yet]
Bulk Rate USA [no link yet]
C [no link yet]
Christmas 1991 USA [no link yet]
Christmas US postage [no link yet]
Christmas USA 1981 [no link yet]
D [no link yet]
E [no link yet]
F [no link yet]
First Class [no link yet]
First-Class [no link yet]
Forever [no link yet]
G
H [no link yet]
nonprofit org.
Love USA 1995 [no link yet]
presorted first-class card [no link yet]
Presorted First-Class Card [no link yet]
Presorted First-Class [no link yet]
presorted standard [no link yet]
Presorted Std [no link yet]
This U.S. stamp, along with ... [no link yet]
US Postage 1975 [no link yet]
USA Bulk Rate [no link yet]
USA First-Class [no link yet]
USA Nonprofit Org. [no link yet]
USA Presorted Std [no link yet]