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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Music Reviews: The Latest From Train, Mike Doughty, Lia Ices and More
ABC News, September 21st

Arriving at the end of summer this collection perhaps sadly misses the opportunity to soundtrack hip rooftop parties. ... He's also put his sonic stamp on albums like Pixies' “Surfer Rosa,” Nirvana's “In Utero” and Bush's “Razorblade Suitcase” as a...Read more

Californians' four hangouts capture full diversity of the state's pleasures
Columbus Dispatch, September 21st

Acquiring the cabin in Running Springs was like the serial homebuyer's version of completing a stamp set. By 2005, when they bought the place, they already had the city, desert and beach homes and found the idea of a yet another setting intriguing...Read more

State spending, Pence's style
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, September 21st

“You're going to see a deeper stamp of (Gov. Mike Pence's) ... Tax collections for the fiscal year that just ended were below collections for the same time period the year before, and the first two months of this fiscal year haven't met projections...Read more

Collectors go crazy for Western Pennsylvania's Case blades
Tribune-Review, September 20th

Sanders said case collections might be built around a particular style — like his favorites, the Trapper or Stockman — or color, blade shape, age or handle material — like stag or bone. Collectors look for the tang stamp that can tell you when the...Read more

Wethersfield Library Calendar
Newbritainherald, September 20th

Connecticut Women Artists Inc., New Britain Museum and West Hartford Art League. Her work can be found in private collections in both the United States and Greece and will be on display in the library during the month of September. Wethersfield...Read more

LACMA spotlights '20s German Expressionist films
Los Angeles Times, September 20th

"We have a number of three-sheet and six-sheet posters of such films as 'The Blue Angel,' 'M' and 'Metropolis,'" said Ellen Harrington, director, exhibitions and collections, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In conjunction with the museum show...Read more

JadeCo survives as old-time hobby shop
Stevenspointjournal, September 19th

Back half is old war games, ones with little counters, strategy games and stamp collections. We have stamps from all over the world, things like that; old stamps, new stamps, any kind of accessories for stamps like mounting strips, the little corners...Read more

Snapdeal to sell stamp collections, ties up with India Post
Business Today, September 2nd

World's largest postal service India Post has tied up with online marketplace firm Snapdeal to sell stamps to reach out to larger audiences. Under the partnership, targeted especially at philately enthusiasts, Snapdeal will sell stamps and collections...Read more