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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1847USA

1847USA

Bob Allen's beautiful and well organized catalog of US stamps from 1847 to 1970 is a fantastic resource for all US … [read review or visit site]

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

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Post Office in Paradise

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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]

Alphabetilately

Alphabetilately

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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Rubbish or Riches?
Sanibel Captiva Islander, November 26th

1987) from a private collection. I was approached by Fred Daniello who had an Andy Warhol screen-print titled "Electric Chair 83" from 1971. He acquired the piece from an auction in New York City and was interested to learn more about the graphic and...Read more

Gift Guidance
North Bay Bohemian, November 26th

The most basic level includes free access to special exhibitions, discounts at the museum store, and invitations to special member-only events—and, of course, unlimited admission with an accompanying guest to the permanent collections and most special...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

10 Prized Celebrity Collections Worth More Than $15000
Huffington Post, November 24th

The Federal Reserve Chair and her husband, Berkeley economist George Akerlof, have a stamp collection valued between $15,001 and $50,000, according to a Fed financial disclosure. While the actual contents of the collection are unknown, the stamps ...Read more

The State of Politics About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit
urbanmilwaukee, November 24th

First, let's put that DOA report in perspective: It's the difference between what state agencies say they need to operate in the next two-year budget cycle (running from July 2015 to June 2017) and projected total general-fund tax collections for the...Read more

Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamp unveiled for holiday season
USA TODAY, November 19th

The stamp art depicts the Magi atop camels near the summit of a small hill. Guiding them is a large, dazzling star," reads the official explanation. In addition to the Christmas Magi stamp, new Forever stamp collections include Rudolph the Red-Nosed...Read more

Brookfield stamp club a bastion of tradition, history and old-fashioned fun
Danbury News Times, November 7th

Bill Hamilton, of Paterson, N.Y., and Bob Lund, of Brewster, N.Y., members of the Brookfield Philatelic Society, a group started back in 1961, talk about stamps in their collections Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the home of a member in New Milford, Conn...Read more

World's rarest stamp heading to National Postal Museum
W*USA 9, November 6th

A 12-year-old Scottish boy living in South America rediscovered the stamp in a stack of family papers in 1873, and from there it passed through some of the most important stamp collections ever assembled. The stamp will be on loan from an anonymous...Read more