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

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Showcasing history, one stamp at a time
Times of India, December 17th

"Stamps can speak volumes of bygone events, cultures, and even mannerisms. The collections of thematic philately (essentially a study of topics depicted on stamps) at the exhibition are as intriguing as they are commendable. I am sure many enthusiasts, ...Read more

Winners and Rankings Announced in 2014 Best Places to Work in Collections
InsideARM, December 17th

They underwent a rigorous evaluation process, ensuring that the winning companies are truly succeeding in their efforts to provide a challenging, satisfying, and motivating work environment for their employees. 2014-04-bptw-stamp We would also like to ...Read more

ISSUE 87: An American Sound
Oxford American, December 17th

There is even a Lydia Mendoza “forever” stamp. And though she sang primarily in Spanish, limiting her audience, she was widely appreciated in her home state. She was inducted into the Tejano Hall of Fame and the Texas Women Hall of Fame, solidifying ...Read more

How Digital Photo Archives Have Changed the Way the World Looks
Slate Magazine, December 16th

If you're a guest, you'll be able to call up portraits of presidents, pictures of sunsets, airplanes, skiing in the Andes, a rare French stamp, the Beatles in 1965, or reproductions of High Renaissance paintings, on screens throughout the house … A...Read more

The View From Planet Kerth: A letter to a boy who collected more than stamps ...
Naples Daily News, December 15th

I know you always wondered what would happen to your collections — those stamps and pennies you spent so much time with down in the damp basement as you organized them at that little beat-up oak roll-top desk with the black ring of fountain-pen ink...Read more

The science behind a stamp
News-Press Now, December 13th

Stamp collections can vary widely, from historical to topicals, stamps surrounding a specific theme such as dogs and cats, or stamps from a specific country. According to members of the St. Joseph Stamp Club, there are only guidelines to building a...Read more

South Florida collectors dedicated to preserving, studying stamps from Cuba
MiamiHerald.com, November 25th

One such stamp is the “British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta,” the world's most expensive and one-of-a-kind postage stamp that dates back to 1856 and was recently sold in New York for $9.48million. “My favorite stamp collections are the ones of the ...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