From the Back Cover
In an easy-to-use, oversize format, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps is just the delivery you've been waiting for!
The only fully illustrated, full-color guide to U.S. stamps, this official publication provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. Stamp program. Beginning with the first stamps issued in 1847, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps covers more than 4,000 stamps issued up to the present and also includes:
- An updated Stamp Series section that lists the stamps issued in each official series, such as Legends of Hollywood, Black Heritage, and Nature of America
- Every category of U.S. stamp—definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, stamped envelopes, and more—all organized into user-friendly, color-coded sections for quick access
- Detailed listings for each stamp, with color illustrations, Scott catalog numbers, dates of issue, used and unused prices, quantities issued (when known), and separate listings for design variations
- The complete 2010 stamp program with First Day of Issue details
- Advice on how to start your own stamp collection
- A resource section, a glossary of important terms, and much more!
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.