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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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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This Artist Turned the MoMA Into the Death Star
Vulture, November 20th

MoMA,” explains the creator of this particular Death Star, artist Aaron Holz. “They have one of the greatest collections of art in the world. But from the sound of it, the newly proposed expansion has all of the heart and intimacy of the Death Star...Read more

African Vessels Inspire Contemporary Artists
AllAfrica.com, November 20th

Alongside the exhibition, the South African Post Office's philately division has launched a new stamp series, unveiled by division head Johan van Wyk on 13 November at the opening of the exhibition, featuring ceramic vessels from Iziko's collection...Read more

Fort Thomas Antique and Design Center opens
Cincinnati.com, November 19th

Antiques and furniture including a postage stamp machine turned into a lamp and a refurbished soap box are some of the unique treasures and gifts customers won't see "big box" retailers selling, Robinson said. "Right now the millennials and Y...Read more

Expedition returns from Anatolia: 1908
Cornell Chronicle, November 19th

No squeeze had ever been taken of this “Queen of Inscriptions”; the Cornell copy has been digitized and is available to scholars as part of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences. As the expedition pushed eastward and fall...Read more

Collecting History: Send me a postcard from wherever you are
Village News Online, November 19th

Collecting stamps, coins or action figures is an obsession with some, but post card collectors, not only build their collections, they can enjoy the photos, the material they are made from and search for cards with a thousand themes. Last weekend...Read more

Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamp unveiled for holiday season
USA TODAY, November 19th

The stamp art depicts the Magi atop camels near the summit of a small hill. Guiding them is a large, dazzling star," reads the official explanation. In addition to the Christmas Magi stamp, new Forever stamp collections include Rudolph the Red-Nosed...Read more

10 Prized Celebrity Collections Worth More Than $15000
Go Banking Rates, November 19th

The Federal Reserve Chair and her husband, Berkeley economist George Akerlof, have a stamp collection valued between $15,001 and $50,000, according to a Fed financial disclosure. While the actual contents of the collection are unknown, the stamps ...Read more

Holy Cross Sisters' stamp collection funds ministries with the poor across the ...
Intermountain Catholic, October 22nd

“Twenty-six retired sisters and several lay volunteers and students prepare the stamps for sale; if a stamp has a flaw and cannot be sold, it is given to a school to be used in an art class. We take all kinds of stamps, postcards, stamp collections...Read more