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]

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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What's Happening for MARCH (UPDATED March 6), March 5th

Our Mother of Sorrows Church Lenten lunches: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays through April 3, 800 Division St., Biloxi. Cost: $7. Free local delivery on three or more orders. Details: 435-0007. Spring Fest and Garden Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6 and 9 ...Read more

Speaking Volumes: The secret history of Austin's First Cookbook
Austin Chronicle, March 4th

Intrigued by the book's contents, scarcity, and historical value, he contracted with the History Press to publish a new version that includes a facsimile of the original volume, along with related photographs from the AHC collection, two chapters of...Read more

State Senate to vote on 5-year extension of rail tax
KITV Honolulu, March 4th

In response, Caldwell stuck to figures provided by HART, which shows the rail project would cost $6.17 billion if cost overruns, a shortfall in rail tax collections, higher than expected construction costs and the removal of federal bus funds doesn't...Read more

Senate panel OKs a shorter extension for rail tax
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 4th

Donovan Dela Cruz went further, calling the HART board a "rubber stamp" that hasn't taken sufficient cost-cutting measures of its own to help address the cost overruns. Rail officials, Dela Cruz said, are making it difficult for lawmakers to support...Read more

Nixon Went to China, Will Pope Francis Follow?
PJ Media, March 4th

While not moving to overtly stamp out the underground Church, the government has done its best since diplomatic relations were severed in 1958 to make life for its faithful as difficult as possible by closing churches, not allowing new churches to be...Read more

Featuring portrait by Atlanta artist Ross Rossin, Maya Angelou stamp revealed
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog), March 4th

Angelou Forever stamp designed around a portrait of the author, poet and activist by Atlanta artist Ross Rossin. Rossin's hyper-realistic 2013 4-foot-square oil-on-canvas depiction of Angelou is part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's...Read more

Stamp society welcomes eminent publications editor
Sequim Gazette, March 4th

Editor of the Scott catalogs — home of the dominant stamp numbering system in the world, for the better part of eight years — Kloetzel has collected volumes upon volumes over the years. But his favorite in the collection isn't a stamp at all. It's...Read more

Editorial: Keep your eye on the doc stamp pea
St. Augustine Record, February 14th

Comparing apples to apples, the housing dollars amount to about 16 percent of net doc stamp collections. In total estimated revenue for the 2015-16 fiscal year, the conservation trust fund will receive about $750 million. The housing fund will generate...Read more