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Are Cinderella stamps worth anything?

Are Cinderella stamps worth anything?

Cinderella stamp collectors are some of the most dedicated around, as the majority of the stamps are not worth much at all (at least not on the scale of regular issue postal stamps), meaning that their collectors are solely devoted to their area rather than the value of their collection.

What stamps symbolize?

Functionally, stamps signify that appropriate payment has been made for the service of transporting a letter. The recipients who do notice stamps and other marks on the mail may be noticing something unintended by the sender, such as the class of mail, which signifies the letter’s importance, or lack thereof.

What is an Imperf stamp?

Imperforate (Imperf): Stamps which have been deliberately printed and issued without perforations, so that they bear straight edges on all four sides.

Can Easter Seals be used as stamps?

Easter seals are applied to the front of mail to show support for particular charitable causes. Easter seals are a form of Cinderella stamp. They do not have any postal value.

Is the cinderella stamp issued by the government?

In philately, a cinderella stamp is “virtually anything resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration”. There is a wide variety of cinderella stamps, such as those printed for promotional use by businesses, churches, political or non-profit groups.

When did the first cinderella stamp come out?

Cinderella stamp. A U.S. local stamp for Price’s City Express, from about 1858. Local stamps are considered cinderella stamps. In philately, a cinderella stamp is “virtually anything resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration”.

What can you put on a cinderella stamp?

According to the website of the “Cinderella Stamp Club”, Cinderella stamps can include “local stamps, telegraph stamps, railway stamps, revenues/fiscals, forgeries, bogus and phantom issues. Christmas, Red Cross, TB and other charity seals, registration labels, advertisement and exhibition labels and many other items…” (Direct quote).

What do you call someone who makes stamps?

Fantasy postage stamps created by painters are called artistamps, the term is a combination of the words “artist” and “stamp”. These stamps are considered an art form and are collected by both cinderella philatelists and art patrons. Poster stamps, in short, these cinderellas were created to advertise a product or an event.