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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National Postal Museum

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If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive s… [read review or visit site]

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Stamp collecting tells a story
South Shore Now, October 21st

When Barry Loker was a young boy growing up in England near the end of the Second World War, an uncle gave him a stamp collection from the pre-war era in Britain. Little did Mr. Loker know that this gesture would ignite a lifelong passion for stamp ...Read more

State auditors find Jackson County inventory procedures insufficient
Mississippi Press (blog), October 21st

JACKSON, Mississippi -- State Auditor Stacey Pickering today released Jackson County's 2013 financial audit, which found that the county did not have policies and procedures in place to maintain accurate inventory records. The audit is for the year...Read more

Russian lawmaker wants to ban gay-themed Finnish stamps
USA TODAY, October 20th

The commemorative stamps, issued by the Finnish Postal Service, Itella, in September feature the artwork of gay erotic artist Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland. Works by the artist, who died in 1991, span four decades and are featured in the...Read more

Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation
Sun Sentinel, October 20th

In the 2007-08 budget year, lawmakers spent nearly half the doc stamp collections on projects that would be eligible for funding under Amendment 1. But after the Great Recession hammered Florida, lawmakers diverted the dollars to other uses, and...Read more

Vpte YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation
Sun Sentinel, October 20th

State lawmakers began tapping documentary stamp tax revenues for water and land conservation more than 40 years ago. In the 2007-08 budget year, lawmakers spent nearly half the doc stamp collections on projects that would be eligible for funding under ...Read more

Stamp Enthusiasts Added More Stamps to Their Collection
KULR-TV, October 5th

This year it attracted stamp dealers from all across the country, including Utah, Montana, Idaho, and even Texas. People had the chance to browse, sell, and add to their own stamp collections. “It's just something we do every year and we like to have...Read more

Batman Stamp: Post Office Celebrates 75 Years Of Batman With Special Stamp ...
Uinterview.com, September 29th

The United States Postal Service is honoring Batman's 75th birthday with a special stamping collection that will be unveiled in time for next month's New York Comic Con. The New York Comic Con takes place from Oct. 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center, and...Read more

Quirky stamp collections on display
SunLive, September 26th

I know one person who has a huge ceramic stamp collection. His collections has stamps from all over the world featuring pottery or some form of ceramics.” There is another gentlemen at the event who is selling his penny black collection. He has one of...Read more