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.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

The Stamp Collecting Round-up

The Stamp Collecting Round-up

Don Schilling's long-running, in-depth blog on stamp collecting and postal operations. Schilling stays up on all th… [read review or visit site]

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

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

R. A. Siegel Auction Galleries

R. A. Siegel Auction Galleries

This auction house site offers an extensive online database of US stamp information. Includes PDF catalogs of past … [read review or visit site]

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United … [read review or visit site]

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Bob Hohertz's impressive database of U.S. Private Die Proprietary stamps from the Civil War and Spanish American Wa… [read review or visit site]

Alphabetilately

Alphabetilately

First shown in 2008 to celebrate the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's 15th anniversary, Alphabetilately is esse… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Most watched eBay auctions    

Superb World Album Incl Gb, China + Strong Usa. Very High Cat!!! (253 Pics)Ckstamps: Us Stamps Scott #c14 $1.3 Airmail Graf Zeppelin 1930 Mint Lh/og Cv$400Ckstamps: Us Stamps Scott #c15 $2.6 Airmail Graf Zeppelin 1930 Mint Hr Og Cv$575Nystamps Us Large Old Stamp CollectionUs 1893 Nh Columbians Thru $1 #241 $2 #242 $3 #243 $4 #244 $5 #245 Cat $33,000Us, 3000+ Used Stamps Sorted In Glassines/cards..includes AirmailsCkstamps : Us Stamps Scott #c13 65c Airmail Graf Zeppelin 1930 Mint H/og Cv$180Us 1908-9 Perf 12 Nh Washington Franklin Issues Thru $1 #342 Cat $11,225Ckstamps : Us Stamps Scott #2 10c Imperf. 1847 Washington Used L. Cancel Cv$1000Us 1898 Trans Mississippi Nh Thru $1 #292 & $2 #293 Cat $12,620Us, Columbians, Includes $1 & $2 Unused Stamps, Scott 241-242Us Stamp Accumulation Remainder From Old Timer Messy Many Thousands And HeavyNystamps Us Large Mint Christmas Seals Stamp Collection Album With BetterNystamps G Many Mint Us Bob Air Mail Sd Official Stamp Collection Scott AlbumLarge Us Revenue Collection, 8 Full Scans, All DifferentUs Stamps #c15 $2.60 Graf Zeppelin Air Mail Plate Number Single F-vf No Reserve.A21 Us Stamps # 245 $5 Columbian Mint Nh Pse Cat Val $11000Nystamps E Old Us Stamp Collection Scott Album Scv $3800Ckstamps : Lovely Mint & Used Us Stamps & Face Value, Bob Collection In AlbumUsa (1) Fine Collection From Classic In Schaubek AlbumUs, Airmails, Postage Dues & Other Bob, Excellent Stamps Hinged/mounted On OverlHuge U.s. Stamp Collection Thousands Of Stamps. 1860s-recent. Rare Items.Ckstamps : Us Stamps Scott #243 $3 Columbian 1893 Unused Seems Regum "not Sure"Drbobstamps Us 1893-1960 Mint Stamp CollectionUs, Locals, Excellent Stamps Hinged On Scott PagesNystamps G Large Old Us Stamp Collection Scott Album Scv $3800Ckstamps Ny Ebay : Us Old Stamps Scott #1 5c Imperf. Franklin 1847 Used Cv$450Ckstamps : Extensive Mint & Used Some Duplicated Us Stamps & Bob Collection Ckstamps : Exceptional Mint Us Plate Blocks & Blocks Stamps Collection In AlbumUs Early Mint Stock Of 1861 Classics Thru 90c #72 Cat $23,225Confederate States Of America, Excellent Stamps In StockcardsUs, Wonderful Selection Of Newspaper & Periodical Stamps Hinged On OverlappingNystamps G Old Us Possession Hawaii Stamp Collection Album PageUnited States Stamps In Stock Book Including Early & Back Of Book G776Nystamps G Thousands Mint Used Us Stamp & Block Collection Album & BoxNoblespirit No Reserve Excellent Us Plate Block 4 Vol. Albums !!!Us Possessions, Cub, Canal Zone, Guam, Excellent Stamps In StockcardsUs, 1925-1930, Excellent Mint Stamps Hinged/mounted On Overlapping Scott Ckstamps: Large Most Used Some Duplicated Us Stamps Collection In Binder & AlbumUsa Flat Plate 445 Og H M/m Vf Very Nice Gum $250 Scv 99c No ReserveUsa Classic Most Good Quality (940)Us, Graf Zeppelin Flight, C18, 3 Stamps On CoverDr Jim Stamps Old Us Newspaper/periodical Scott Pr7 25c Catalog Value $300Nystamps E Investment Most Mint Old Us Stamp Collection With NhDr Jim Stamps Old Us Newspaper/periodical Scott Pr4 5c Catalog Value $550Ckstamps: Us Parcel Post Stamp Collection Scott#q10 Mint OgUs 1893 Mint And Nh Columbians Thru $5 #245 Cat $20,215Us Vintage Stock Book Collection Lot Mostly Mnh (dd276)Ckstamps : Decent Mint & Used Us Stamps & Bob Collection In Album W/slip CaseCkstamps : Us Old Stamps Scott #77 15c Black 1866 Unused Hr Regum Cv$4500/ogDrbobstamps Us Valuable Mint & Used Stamp Collection From ColumbiansCkstamps : Us Old Stamps Scott #120 24c Grill 1869 Unused Regum Cv$8000/ogCkstamps: Us Stamp Collection Scott#756-765 Mint Nh NgaiUs Sc # 630 1926 White Plainssouvenir Sheet 2c Mint Mh (dd285)Large Old Lot Mint Nh Us Plate Blocks Stamps Vintage Collection Mnh !Us Large Lot Mint Nh Plate Blocks Old Stamps Collection All 100% Mnh Og !Large Old Lot Mint Nh Us Plate Blocks Stamps Vintage Collection Mnh !Us(-1869), Excellent Stamps Hinged On Overlapping Scott PagesUsa Classic Most Good Quality (930)Us, Assortment Of Complete Booklets Of Stamps In Stockpages

Recent News: US Stamp Collections

Source: Google News

Every stamp has a story to tell
Times of India, March 28th

Mainak Kathiara, president of Gujarat Philatelists Association, said that philately is more than collection of stamps. "It gives you peek into historic events as it happened, makes us understand communication and introduces us to plethora of subjects...Read more

Shelburne Free Library to archive historic Fidelia Fiske collection
The Recorder, March 27th

The “Hawaiian Missionary Stamp,” found on letters home from early missionaries, was sold to a private collector for $2,000 in 1938. Library trustees started a “Fidelia Fiske stamp fund” with the money until enough was raised for the 15- by-20-foot...Read more

Marissa Webb Takes Us Through Banana Republic's New Flagship
Fashionista (blog), March 27th

But when the Gap-owned company brought Marissa Webb on board as creative director in April 2014, an immediate rebranding began; and as her first collection for the retailer trickles onto sales floors, she's celebrating another milestone for the label...Read more

A Guide To Investment Grade Stamp Selection
Forbes, March 26th

The collector goes away happy and will never know if he made a good choice since most never sell their collections and their heirs are clueless. Enter the investment buyer and the whole dynamic changes. This type of buyer is used to selecting a...Read more

America's Stamp Shop transports customers back in time
Hometownlife.com, March 24th

He said they see several retirees who are dusting off old collections now that they have more time, and do see some women and children interested in stamps and coins. "I wasn't certain (about the future) because it's definitely a hobby in transition...Read more

FrogTape Earn Your Stripes DIY contest, stamp collectors show and birds in the ...
cleveland.com (blog), March 13th

A "Philatelic Antiques Road Show," from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will offer free evaluations of stamp collections. While this is not formal appraisal, collectors can learn their stamps' approximate value and get advice about how to sell them. A...Read more

San Marino Honors the 3D Printing Revolution with Stamp Collection from Artist ...
3DPrint.com, March 11th

Andy Rementer, the designer of the new stamp collection, is a US-based artist who produces innovative commercial, editorial, cartoon, painted, and animated pieces. He worked for Fabrica in Treviso, Italy for two years prior to becoming a full-time...Read more

Brookfield Philatelic Society Exhibit At Library
The Newtown Bee, March 7th

They are among the nearly three dozen registered members of the Brookfield Philatelic Society, and are enthusiastic about the exhibit of stamp collections and stamp collecting paraphernalia the club has on display at the C.H. Booth Library through...Read more