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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Move to axe stamp duty
The West Australian, April 23rd

State governments have traditionally been reluctant to adjust stamp duty because it is a major source of income. But stamp duty collections have been weak in the past year, with the housing market delivering lower-than-expected revenue. The WA Economic ...Read more

'Mona Lisa' stamp shines light on stamps as investments
CNBC.com, April 18th

The Moshers are not alone in profiting from stamps as an investment. Bill Bergstrom of the Tustin, Calif., auction house H.R. Harmer, GPN, has witnessed a growing interest in stamp collecting. "In general, stamps are in that tangible asset class...Read more

Mississippi Gulf Coast Stamp Club to host stamp show April 26-27 in Jackson ...
Mississippi Press (blog), April 17th

Club members will be available to help identify stamps, and the dealers are always interested in buying collections. There will also be exhibits, door prizes, free stamps for children and supplies for the related Boy Scout merit badge. Admission is...Read more

Drug Collecting Is The Millennial's Stamp Collecting
Fusion, April 7th

Drug Collecting Is The Millennial's Stamp Collecting. by Zara Stone @AlmostZara. Posted 04/07/2014, 01:52PM. Updated 04/08/2014, 07:56AM. PHOTO: Drugstash. Stashman666/ Reddit. next. If you get high on 4/20, you might start seeing this. Here Are 5 ...Read more

2014 Rocky Mountain Stamp Show
Berthoud Recorder, April 3rd

At the What's in Your Attic table, local experts will offer free, no obligation advice about inherited stamp albums, old family stamp collections and purchased collections and offer suggestions about how you may sell or donate them. Other information...Read more

The Canadian Stamp Collection reopens in a new gallery at the Museum of History
Ottawa Start (press release), March 28th

Canadian postal history takes centre stage with the reopening of The Canadian Stamp Collection (formerly Reflections of Canada – The National Stamp Collection) in a new permanent gallery on Level 1 at the Canadian Museum of History. The Canadian ...Read more

Stamps, collectors tell stories
The Spokesman Review, March 27th

Since 1934, members of the Inland Empire Philatelic Society have been meeting to swap stamp stories and share their collections. At a recent meeting at Riverview Retirement Community, this weekend's stamp show was the topic of conversation, but it didn...Read more

Forget Bacon or Van Dyck – this tiny stamp will make collectors go wild
The Guardian, March 26th

In fact, the eye-watering sums of cash that well-heeled enthusiasts are expected to throw at this stamp reveal the true nature of collecting, dealing, and the surreal nature of the art market. It is not after all a surprise that stamps are collectible...Read more