American Rare Coin & Gold is your trusted source for buying and appraising US postage stamp collections. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service and expertise when it comes to buying and selling rare stamps.

We understand that selling your stamp collection can be a difficult decision, which is why we offer free appraisals and a no-pressure sales process. Our goal is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, so you can get the cash you need and feel good about the transaction.

American Rare Coin & Gold specializes in buying US postage stamps of all types and conditions. Whether you have a small or large collection, we are interested in seeing what you have to offer. We can travel to your home or place of business for larger collections, and we'll make sure that you receive a fair and competitive price for your stamps.

At American Rare Coin & Gold, we are passionate about rare stamps and their history. Here are three uncommon but not extremely rare collectible US postage stamps along with a brief description that may be in your collection:

  1. 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue - While the total number of surviving examples of the "Double Transfer" and "Blurred Transfer" varieties is unknown, they are considered to be scarce and highly sought after by collectors. In contrast, some of the more common errors, such as the "Line Pair" and "Guide Line" varieties, can still command values in the hundreds of dollars.
  2. 1938 Presidential Issue - The number of stamps with the "Prexies" overprint that have survived in the public is unknown, but they are considered to be scarce and highly sought after by collectors. Varieties with errors, such as the "Misregistered" or "Dry Print" varieties, can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars.
  3. 1923-26 Rotary Press Issue - The number of surviving examples of the "Inverted Jenny" and "Doubled Die" varieties is relatively small, with only a handful known to exist. These errors can command prices in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction.

In addition to buying and selling stamps, we also offer a range of related services to assist our customers. We can provide stamp grading and authentication services, as well as assistance with estate planning and inheritance issues related to stamp collections.

We take pride in our expertise, and we're confident that we can provide you with the highest level of service when it comes to buying and selling US postage stamps. Contact us today to schedule a free appraisal or to learn more about our services.

Rare Stamps


With a face value of 24 cents and some as 2 dollars, these stamps are famous because the biplane featured in the picture was printed upside down by mistake. Each one is estimated to be worth at least $100,000.


There are a number of reasons why this stamp is sought after by collectors.

The first is that the artwork is exquisite for a stamp and the other reason this one is highly-prized is that the 24 cent stamp uses a “G” grill and comes with a basic gum, split grill or double grill. If you have an unused sample with an inverted center, it is estimated to have a value in the region of $275,000.


This stamp offers a peek into the American mythos of “cowboys and Indians.” Established in 1860, the Pony Express was a private mail service using a network of young riders and stations wherein mail could travel from across the country in approximately 10 days (the alternative was stagecoach or ship—through the Panama Canal—which took months or weeks respectively). Its parent company, Central Overland California and Pike’s Peak Express Company, is stamped on this cover.


This stamp was a copy of the famous painting by John Vanderlyn and a feature of the stamp was an unusual double-printed vignette, with normal and inverted printing applied.


This stamp gets recognition not only because it’s an invert, but because it’s the last invert that the United States Post Office printed, back in 1992—on a stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Only 56 of these stamps are known to be in existence.


The plates for these stamps were set by hand and stamps often required further cutting to adjust their position. This had the effect of producing a range of stamps with their own slight variations on the original design.

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