THE BLACKBOOK PRICE GUIDE TO STAMPS, WITH MORE THAN 20,000 PRICES LISTED![ ] COMPREHENSIVE. An invaluable reference that lists general U.S. postage stamp issues from 1847 to 1997, plus revenue, stock transfer, and hunting permit stamps, United Nations issues, mint sheets, and first-day covers.[ ] CLEARLY ORGANIZED. This concise volume is organized according to the highly efficient Scott numbering system.[ ] PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. Helpful tips from the experts on grading, buying, selling, storing, and caring for stamps.[ ] SPECIAL FEATURES. A fast-find index of reproductions helps the philatelist determine authenticity with confidence--plus important sections on rarities, popular oddities, topic, and error stamps.[ ] FULLY ILLUSTRATED IN FULL COLOR.