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

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

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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]



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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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BDAAA unveils Frank Mittelstadt exhibit
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, April 26th

Artist Frank Mittelstadt will be showcasing a variety of new works in oil, acrylic, pastel and pencil along with pieces currently in private collections that have not yet been on public display. Mittelstadt, a Beaver Dam native, gains much of his...Read more

How fashion designers like Armani and Louis Vuitton are jumping on furniture ...
The Independent, April 26th

He highlights the collections of Bottega Veneta and Hermès – as well as the porcelain produced under the Richard Ginori label, which was acquired by Gucci in 2013 – as expressive of fashion houses' “investment in quality” when it comes to their new...Read more

Audience Calendar
Press Herald, April 26th

Through May 31. “Sugar & Spice: Our Vintage Recipes,” exhibit showcases historic recipes from the historical society collections, highlighting Maine's eccentric culinary and homeopathic culture. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland...Read more

Saturday With the Destroyers Comics Should be Good
Comic Book Resources, April 25th

the established tropes of classic pulp characters such as the Avenger, or the Spider in Moonstone's The Spider: Extreme Prejudice anthology, utilizing the elements of pulp storytelling – plot-driven, fast-paced, staccato dialogue- but also putting...Read more

7 Things You May Not Know About the Royal Family
ABC News, April 25th

5 – The queen not only owns Balmoral Castle, stud farms, a fruit farm, personal art and a fine collection of jewels, but she also own the Royal Philatelic Collection, one of the world's largest stamp collections started in the 1800s, according to Forbes...Read more

Taipei exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists
WantChinaTimes, April 24th

Marveling at several award-winning collections across Asia, the visitors said it was an eye-opening experience. "Stamp collecting is a king's hobby," Chunghwa Post chair Philip Weng said at the opening ceremony. "It makes you a more interesting person."...Read more

Litchfield: Tim's Cabin Fever Auction takes place April 26
Torrington Register Citizen, April 23rd

The auction day will be packed with truly something for everybody, including spectacular period furniture, dazzling estate jewelry, stamps and coins, antique clock collections, original artwork, books, tools and woodworking equipment from a beautiful...Read more

Taipei hosts Asian stamp exhibit
Taipei Times, April 21st

The 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is scheduled to open at the Taipei World Trade Center on Friday, featuring valuable stamp collections from 24 members of the Inter-Asia Philatelic Federation. This will be the fourth time that the nation...Read more