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]



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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Collection traditions at SCSU and CSB continue
St. Cloud Times, April 29th

As they have for more than a decade, local college students and staff are keeping truckloads of material goods out of dumpsters. St. Cloud State University's Donate Don't Ditch! event has been gathering items for more than 10 years, according to Beth ...Read more

Hawaiian Missionary stamp highlights Kelleher Auction at $34220
Linn's Stamp News, April 29th

The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher held a four-day “Flagship” sale March 21-24 at its headquarters in Danbury, Conn., featuring U.S., British and worldwide stamps from a variety of consignors' collections. The highlight was a Hawaiian Missionary stamp, the...Read more

Gary Peters' Hawaii collection shines at Rumsey sale
Linn's Stamp News, April 29th

The Peters collection was called “one of the finest collections of Hawaiian stamps and postal history to come on the market in several years.” It spanned the long history of that country, from pre-stamp postal history documenting the early years of...Read more

Button Bonanza; Missouri Button Society coming to the Lake for 75th anniversary, April 29th

Similar to stamp or coin collecting, button collecting has been around for many years and was recognized as an organized hobby in 1938 with the founding of the National Button Society. The Missouri ... Plus, it's a collection that doesn't take up a lot...Read more

Tiger tracks: Stamp activity launched
The Advocate, April 29th

That is good news for Turners Beach, Sheffield and Lake Barrington that are the newest locations to have a stamp made. MLC Mike Gaffney was on hand to officially launch the new stamp collections for Tasmania. “It was good for someone with a really...Read more

Stamps in honour of national laureates
The Star Online, April 28th

For stamp collectors and enthusiasts in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, the collection will be available on May 2. This first stamp series will feature three of Malaysia's renowned national laureates, namely Kamaluddin Muhammad (Keris Mas), ...Read more

Pos Malaysia launches national laureates' stamp collection
The Borneo Post, April 26th

A Pos Malaysia staff, Adilah Amizan showing the newly issued national laureates' stamp collection at the launching in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. — Bernama photo. KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia Bhd will be issuing the national laureates' stamp collection, ...Read more

John Lennon's childhood stamp collection set to go on display in New York
Liverpool Echo, March 31st

“If they come back to collecting when they have more time and money, that's when collections become exceptional.” Lennon's collection contains stamps bearing the faces of Queen Victoria and King George VI, whom Lennon drew moustaches on...Read more