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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Day 2: Rare collections draw philatelists to state-level expo
Chandigarh Tribune, February 7th

Day 2: Rare collections draw philatelists to state-level expo. Visitors have a look at the stamps displayed during the state-level philately exhibition, PUNPEX -2016, at DAV College in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan. Tribune ...Read more

4.9 Percent Unemployment Can't Be True Amid 15 Percent Food Stamp ...
Newsmax, February 7th

Food stamp participation rates are the still the highest in history, and bear no resemblance to where these ratios stood during earlier intervals of so-called full employment. In a word, 4.9% unemployment can't be true in a setting where the food stamp...Read more

New stamps salute the art of botanical illustration
Quad City Times, February 7th

Such collections are treasure troves of historical information for scholars and scientists studying a wide range of subjects, including the history of botany, horticulture, commercial agriculture, landscape design, plant exploration, graphic arts and...Read more

2016 Stamps Include Star Trek, Pets, Shirley Temple, Pick Up Trucks, the Moon ...
Oakland County 115 News, February 7th

The stamp art is a portrait of Allen, a detail from an 1876 print titled “Bishops of the A.M.E. Church.” Featuring Allen in the center surrounded by ten other bishops and six historical vignettes, the print is from the collection of the Library Company...Read more

Registration and stamps department witnesses rise in collection
Daily News & Analysis, February 5th

In addition to its borrowings and interest servicing costs, Maharashtra has also committed itself to spending for relief measures like drought, crop loss, grain at affordable prices to farmers in 14 districts and compensation to municipal bodies for...Read more

Get your stamp collection reviewed at Ventura seminar
Ventura County Star, February 5th

Ken and Carolyn Weber, who started the Ventura County Philatelic Society's annual Youth Stamp Fair, are chairing an adult education stamp collecting seminar and stamp collection review and evaluation. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at...Read more

Evesham collector says stamps are a window on the world
Burlington County Times, February 2nd

Roger Randall was first attracted to stamp collecting when he was an 11-year-old Boy Scout earning a merit badge. Now 75 and vice president of the Merchantville Stamp Club, Randall has amassed a collection that fills scores of albums stored in his home ...Read more

Stamp collections showcased at Kuwait National Museum
Gulf Digital News, January 23rd

Kuwait City: Kuwait Society for Stamp and Coin Collectors held in collaboration with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) - Islamic heritage exhibition of stamps on Sunday at the Kuwait National Museum. In a press statement on...Read more