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

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United … [read review or visit site]

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]



First shown in 2008 to celebrate the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's 15th anniversary, Alphabetilately is esse… [read review or visit site]

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Council tax rises for social care risk 'postcode lottery', November 26th

It suggested that councils could use the money to address shortfalls in other services such as refuse collections and children's care. It also warned that councils which charge lower levels of council tax are likely to suffer significant shortfalls in...Read more

Council expresses support to history museum
Daily Journal Online, November 26th

The Farmington City Council on Monday gave a stamp of approval for a committee working towards opening a history museum to use the first floor of the former St. Francois County Jail. Members of the committee met during the Public Services committee ...Read more

Heard on the Street: Local businesses participate in Small Business Saturday
Post-Bulletin, November 26th

To enter, they should visit at least four of the participating stores and collect a stamp on the official downtown Rochester Shop Small Passport. ... Participating stores include Blue Sky Dental, Cafe Steam, Camy Couture, Chocolaterie Stam, Collections...Read more

Arkansas Online, November 25th

Fifteen collections of his photographs have been published as coffee table books, including A Rare Quality of Light, which was published earlier this year. .... A fishing license and trout permit (stamp) are required for fishermen 16 or older. The...Read more

Building a life out of a stamp collection
Daily Sabah, November 25th

?erif Antepli is a collector with different jobs: Journalist, publisher and businessman. His stamp collection is what drives his passion after his jobs. He saved his pocket money and bought his first stamp at the age of 10 after being inspired from his...Read more

Tullahoma Tour of Homes set for Dec. 6
Tullahoma News and Guardian, November 25th

The home is adorned with heirlooms that include law books from Hank Jordan's grandfather, who served as a Georgia Supreme Court judge, an antique fabric stamp and inkwells. Visitors can also see examples of Bita Jordan's love of painting throughout the...Read more

United States, Canada, worldwide material offered Dec. 11-12 in Matthew ...
Linn's Stamp News, November 25th

The sale will take place at the Herald Square Suite of the New Yorker Hotel at 481 Eighth Ave., and will feature United States, Canada and worldwide stamps, collections and accumulations. The sale begins with nearly 50 general and specialized...Read more

For Longchamp, the entire fashion collection starts with handbags
Post-Bulletin, November 25th

So to give his pipes an identity, he decided to cover them in leather and stamp them with the Longchamp name, after the racetrack in Bois de Boulogne, since another company was already using the name Cassegrain." In the 1950s, the company expanded ...Read more