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

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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]



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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Alutiiq Museum Named State Repository
Alaska Native News, July 1st

It simply provides an official stamp of approval for those seeking a place for collections care. It is a nice addition to our national accreditation.” The museum's Executive Director, Dr. April Laktonen Counceller said, “We are proud to receive this...Read more

Collecting Guide: Maps
Christie's, June 30th

The legendary island of Brazil would appear before unsuspecting sailors for a single day once every seven years to lure them to their deaths. Cartographers up to the 17th century pinpointed this mysterious landmass in the Atlantic — sometimes off the...Read more

Style at Home: Get personal in your interior design
Centre Daily Times, June 29th

So when Ann arrived scouting for furnishings and inspiration to put her stamp on the historic home she and husband Wally had just bought, we were excited to help. I want to invite ... One of Zakk's tips: Work a few pieces of your collections into your...Read more

Gold and Silver Edition of Chinese Zodiac Stamps Enters UN Headquarters
PR Newswire India (press release), June 24th

The collection is a set of stamps finely cast from the two precious metals and issued to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the release of China's first zodiac stamp. No such stamp in commemoration of the Chinese Zodiac made of precious metals has...Read more

Pittsfield's father-son eBay team take stamp world by storm
Concord Monitor, June 20th

Joe Cortese and his son, Michael, examine a stamp collection at their Pittsfield business Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The younger Cortese decided to take up the family business and is increasingly managing all aspects of the eBay powerhouse. (NICK REID ...Read more

World's Rarest Stamp Now on Display at National Postal Museum
Sierra Sun Times, June 6th

His massive stamp collection is willed to the postal museum in Berlin. However, because France and Germany are at war, his stamp collections are seized a few later by the French government as enemy property and sold to pay off German war reparations...Read more

How Much Is A Stamp? Current Postage Rates 2015, June 5th

If you use a lot of stamps and you don't mind using older stamps on your letters and packages, the best deals to be found are on eBay. You can find stamps selling for 80% and less of their face value. When stamp stores buy large stamp collections, they...Read more

The Remarkable Story of the World's Rarest Stamp
Smithsonian, June 4th

As more was learned of the stamp's provenance, it grew to become a prized item in Ferrary's collection, which upon his death in 1917, was donated to Berlin's postal museum. Following the World War I, the count's collection and the One-Cent Magenta was ...Read more