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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Sugarcreek Village Council meeting
New Philadelphia Times Reporter, December 20th

There was an 11.1 percent increase in collections. Collections for 2013 totaled $1.5 million. Theiss said some people didn't know the village had an income tax and ... They are Dutch Valley fall festival, $2,000; Alpine Hills Museum, $1,555; Carlisle...Read more

Glass show at Charles H. Taylor Arts Center offers first-class talent
Daily Press, December 20th

Just as telling was the impact of Norfolk's Chrysler Museum of Art, which not only boasts one of the world's great art glass collections but also — since opening a $7.5 million working glass studio in 2011 — has infused Hampton Roads with the energy...Read more

$33k for huge stamp collection
Castanet.net, December 19th

A huge stamp collection from the estate of a respected Canadian doctor sold at auction Thursday night for a surprising $33,000.00. Estimated to sell for $10.000.00 - local auction house Western Star had interest from all over the province. The huge...Read more

Post 10 wins 'Cram the Cruiser' campaign
The Harlan Daily Enterprise, December 19th

We then learned about the guidelines for the federal food supplement program, SNAP, also known as The Food Stamp Program. We looked at how much a person would earn working 40 hours a week at minimum wage and what SNAP benefits a family of five ...Read more

A Stephen Colbert Portrait Returns to the Smithsonian, With Even More Stephens
Smithsonian, December 19th

of American History, and came down for good in August 2011. (The portrait, along with Colbert's jumpsuit, that he wore to the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on October 30, 2010 in Washington, D.C. are held in the collections of the American...Read more

The science behind a stamp
News-Press Now, December 13th

Stamp collections can vary widely, from historical to topicals, stamps surrounding a specific theme such as dogs and cats, or stamps from a specific country. According to members of the St. Joseph Stamp Club, there are only guidelines to building a...Read more

Kuala Lumpur hosts the world's biggest stamp exhibition this week
The Star Online, November 30th

The exhibition – held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 – provides Malaysians with an opportunity to see a selection of the rarest stamp collections under one roof. Highlights include a Court of Honour booth, featuring a collection of gold...Read more

South Florida collectors dedicated to preserving, studying stamps from Cuba
MiamiHerald.com, November 25th

One such stamp is the “British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta,” the world's most expensive and one-of-a-kind postage stamp that dates back to 1856 and was recently sold in New York for $9.48million. “My favorite stamp collections are the ones of the ...Read more