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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Twitter Launches 'Moments' Feature to Try to Lure Newcomers
Newsweek, October 6th

Twitter has launched Moments, curated collections of tweets—including text, images and videos—that are intended to be easily digestible stories that reflect timely news, sports and entertainment events. ... Each of these has a title and a very brief...Read more

Charlie Brown Christmas Forever Stamps bring cheer to holiday greetings, packages
Terre Haute Tribune Star, October 6th

To celebrate the holiday season and to launch October as National Stamp Collecting Month, on Oct. 2 the U.S. Postal Service dedicated the A Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps at Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. The stamps are now...Read more

Stamp club
Frederick News Post (subscription), October 6th

Today's the 68-year-old Strube knows who Key was and he knows a lot about stamps. An avid stamp collector, he was one of the initial members of the Frederick Stamp Club which was founded in 1999. He has been president of the club the last three years...Read more

Stamp collection celebrates artist's six decades of work
Isle of Man Today, October 5th

His works can be found in collections across the world including The Tate in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and in the island at the Manx National Heritage collection. Paul Ford, stamp issue coordinator at Isle of Man Stamps and Coins...Read more

Punjab's stamp duty collection lowest in 4 years
Hindustan Times, October 5th

Punjab is heading towards yet another year of dull revenue receipts from stamp duty and property registration, signalling no change in the dampened real-estate sentiment in the state. The five-month collection has hit a new low, worst since 2011, only ...Read more

42nd annual C-U Stamp Club show set for next weekend
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, October 5th

"A great many of today's estate managers have never been stamp collectors," Toft said. "This means they have no knowledge of stamp collections or how to sell them. They often over-estimate collection values or, more often, under-estimate them. This...Read more

Stamp Collecting Month at Spellman in Weston
MetroWest Daily News, October 1st

Current exhibits include selections from members' collections, comics on stamps, mail carried by Zepellins, a history of rural free delivery, a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and even a dress made out of a stamp. In addition, a free...Read more

Stamp collection to honour mountain guides
The Borneo Post, September 15th

KOTA KINABALU: Pos Malaysia Behad yesterday released a special stamp collection with a theme honouring the heroic local mountain guides of the June 5 deadly earthquake. The #sehatisejiwa collection comprising two sets of se-tenat stamps was ...Read more