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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EXCHANGE: Food pantries keep pace with rising demand
Belleville News-Democrat, October 9th

Most of the food comes from donations through partner churches and food drives, such as the annual collection by U.S. Postal Service letter carriers. Horizons also operates a soup kitchen at 701 Hampshire. Feeding ... The drop in food stamp rolls by...Read more

Sanderson goes back in time with 'Hill Country Property', October 9th

“Hill Country Property” is the eighth novel — in addition to two story collections — from the prolific fiction writer and professor of English at Lamar University. Readers will recognize Roger Jackson as the private detective from last year's...Read more

Free stamps available at youth fair
Moorpark Acorn, October 8th

to everyone who attends, free stamps, work stations where stamp collecting techniques are explained, games, a cachet (pictorial envelope) contest, Geosafari games related to stamps and an area where visitors can search for stamps for their...Read more

Astute auction house helps in recovery of stolen stamps from the Miller collection
Linn's Stamp News, October 8th

Where have these stamps been since thieves raided the Miller collection at the New York Public Library May 8, 1977, or early the next morning, after hiding out in the library and going unnoticed by security guards in one of the most notable stamp...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

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