Coin Dealer (me) needs a little help with stamps, FDC's & postcards
Hello from the U.S. Coin Forum!
You guys have probably heard this a thousand times.... My Dad died in 2011 at the ripe old age of 92. Yep, you guessed it, I inherited his stamp collection. Thousands of U.S. stamps, cancelled and un-canceled from as far back as the 1870's. Hundreds of FDC's, both with and without cachets. Hundreds of Plate Blocks (4 & 6 stamps), Postal Stationary, and Postcards. Most of the stuff is from the 1930's and 40's, with a lot of the postcards from about 1905 to the 1940's. I realize that a lot of these stamps are only worth face value and that's ok. I just want to make sure there isn't something in there that I can retire on.
I've found several stamp websites, but I'm looking for suggestions as to the better websites for identification.
I've attached some images (just a random sampling) to give an idea of what I've got.
Thanks for any guidance!
Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5 for $260. And again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902 for $27!