It's not uncommon to see entire US stamp collections up for sale or auction these days, because it can take too much work (and knowledge) to break them up and sell them piecemeal. However, since most US stamps are not rare (millions were printed), most collections that come to market are not worth what their owners wish they were. With collections, you can't judge a book by its cover - you have to look item by item and see very specifically what the collection consists of.

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The Stamp Collecting Round-up

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National Postal Museum

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R. A. Siegel Auction Galleries

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Corn roast, ladies meeting held
The Harlan Daily Enterprise, August 27th

Central Baptist Church in Cumberland recently held a corn roast and birthday party for Amelia Colinger. Over sixty family and congregation members participated, praising God for his bounty and blessings. Corn shuckers and cookers were Robert and Tonja ...Read more

Belarusian stamps named best at Singapore 2015 World Exhibition
Belarus News (BelTA), August 27th

MINSK, 27 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian exposition of postage stamps Welcome to Belarus has been awarded the first prize at the Singapore 2015 World Stamp Exhibition, BelTA learned from the press service of the national postal service Belpochta...Read more

Value of stamp collection, white residue on silver jewelry, more
Lewiston Sun Journal, August 26th

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You have helped me out a couple of times before. I am hoping you or your readers may be able to help me out again. I have recently found some stamps that I would like to have looked at to see if they are of any value. If you or any of...Read more

Regional News Briefs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 26th

Madison— Tax collections for the state's main account came in modestly above expectations last year, beating estimates by $71 million, the Legislature's nonpartisan budget office reported Wednesday. The state brought in $14.54 billion in the fiscal...Read more

What Do Nazis, Stamps And Poltergeists Have In Common?
Londonist, August 26th

If you can bear to tear your eyes away from the architectural details, you'll find the shelves are lined with a comprehensive collection of books on every aspect of Freemasonry, including the mystical and esoteric traditions, poetry and literature...Read more

The age of collecting
Toledo Blade, August 22nd

Once a commonplace activity among children and adolescents, today those who are passionate about collecting coins, cards, stamps, and comics belong to an older generation. Gene Stutzenstein, 67, of Toledo, still flips through his stamp collection with...Read more

Tribute to Country's Stamp Collector Kamal Patel, August 17th

Stamps have been issued from postal services from all over the world since time immemorial. Kamal knew deep down his heart that stamp collection in Zambia was pretty rare or nothing at all, partly due to the fact that the new generation, born in the ...Read more

Playhouse season opener will resonate with stamp collectors
Omaha World-Herald, August 9th

Take Joseph Rende. He began his collection when he was 8 years old, following the example of an aunt. He's still amassing stamps at age 71, and works part time as the manager of the widely known Boys Town stamp center. He also organizes stamp shows...Read more