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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Madras miscellany
The Hindu, January 25th

Later, Olcott, with Anagarika Dharmapala, last year honoured with an Indian stamp, revived Buddhism in the island, established Buddhist schools and designed the Buddhist flag, following which a new Buddhist militancy developed in Ceylon. Ergo...Read more

Galliano Missing at Margiela, With Paris Tense After Terror
New York Times, January 23rd

Fashion insiders shrugged in confusion at this missed opportunity for the 54-year-old to stamp his mark on the men's line, after a highly publicized couture presentation in London earlier this month. Others, however, said it felt still too soon for the...Read more

Every stamp counts
Foxboro Reporter, January 22nd

"Sometimes we get a few stamps in an envelope. Sometimes we get 40 pound boxes." She indicated a stack of bins in her office. "We have people who donate lifetime stamp collections. A person (who collected stamps) passes, and nobody knows what to do ...Read more

Buying Postage Stamps At Auction
Forbes, January 21st

While investment quality stamps have a steady history of appreciation, their value at any one point in time is fairly well known. It is therefore important for someone buying stamps as an investment to do so at a price as close as possible to the...Read more

Commentary: One stamp collector's priority
CBS News, January 18th

For collectors of American stamps, the pinnacle of a collection would be to own an Inverted Jenny -- a 1918 stamp with the Curtiss JN-4 airplane (known as the "Jenny") misprinted upside-down. Only a hundred originally made their way to collectors, and...Read more

Leicestershire landmarks feature in new online Royal Mail stamp collection
Leicester Mercury, January 5th

Simon Dixon, digital humanities and special collections manager at the university, said: “The university is associated with two of the stamps in this special collection. “The landmark Gowan-Stirling engineering building is given pride of place in the...Read more

Pittsfield stamp dealer a worldwide eBay powerhouse
Concord Monitor, January 3rd

He said he bought and sold his first stamp at 8 years old and has remained interested in the trade his whole life. Before the internet, he sought out valuable stamps in large collections at low prices that he could piece apart, selling off the...Read more

Stamp collection – a painstaking hobby
VietNamNet Bridge, December 28th

VietNamNet Bridge – Stamp collection is a popular hobby in Vietnam that attracts many people from amateurs such as students and retirees to professionals. They collect used stamps with postmarks or new stamps without postmarks, or both to their liking...Read more