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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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Alphabetilately

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Lingerie Line Cosabella Nixes 'Plus-Size' Stamp in Favor of 'Extended' Sizes
Headlines & Global News, May 28th

The family-owned Italian brand recently released an "Extended" sizes collection, which "features a variety of the brand's best-selling styles in cup sizes 32-36 D, DD-G and 38 D, DD-F, as well as sizes 12/14, 16/18, 20/22 for underwear," according to Elle...Read more

New Google Photos app is here: hands-on and APK download link
Phone Arena, May 28th

images that group all pictures from a particular event or an outing you've experienced in a fancy slideshow that goes under the Collections menu. It's a nicer way to look at an event with images sorted out in a magical way by their relevance and...Read more

Yoga, landscaping, kapa and more this summer at Lyon Arboretum
UH System Current News, May 28th

of Hawaiian Kapa (9 a.m.–1 p.m., $75 plus $20 supply fee paid to instructor at time of class): Instructor Moana Eisele will teach students about the design language of Hawaiian kapa and help students create their own ?ohe K?pala (bamboo kapa stamp...Read more

Today in history: Maya Angelou passes one year ago
People's World, May 28th

In her honor, the USPS released a stamp on April 7, 2015, showcasing Ross Rossin's 2013 oil-on-canvas portrait of Dr. Angelou, which is part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's collection. The stamp reads: "A bird doesn't sing because it has...Read more

Flannery O'Connor featured on new 'forever stamp'
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 27th

She won the National Book Award in 1971 for her Complete Stories, which included both collections "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "Everything That Rises Must Converge." The stamp will cost 93 cents (forever!) and can be used for mailings weighing...Read more

'Martha Jackson Graphics' details the impact of legendary art dealer
Buffalo.com, May 27th

The square blind stamp or chop mark designed and carved by Anderson is on two prints in the exhibit, located on one of the bottom corners, unobtrusive to the work. ... Co-curated by Robert Scalise, assistant director of Collections and Exhibitions, and...Read more

Eli and Edythe Broad Build a Museum for Their Art Collection
Wall Street Journal, May 26th

Even though the Broads regularly allow museums to borrow work from an art lending library, called The Broad Art Foundation, which they established in 1984, curators say the breadth and merits of their entire collection have never been fully explored or...Read more

DNA samples from fungi collections provide key to mushroom 'tree of life'
Phys.Org, May 22nd

"We may be on the verge of a major collections-based revolution," she said. "People think of fungaria as similar to stamp collections - they're not. These collections anchor our concepts of everything in biology and are our only repositories for some...Read more