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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If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive s… [read review or visit site]

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the ...
The Independent, July 25th

Decarnin also became known for his delicate health, finally bowing out due to a breakdown after his autumn/winter 2011 collection, when the reins were handed to Rousteing, his former assistant. Rousteing was eager to take the helm. Despite Balmain's...Read more

Report warns of major job loss if 'Margin Tax' passes vote
Ely Daily Times, July 25th

To determine the impact that implementation of the proposed margin tax would have across the entire Nevada economy, the econometric study used Beacon Hill's Nevada State Tax Analysis Modeling Program (NV-STAMP®). The program used five years worth of...Read more

Uh-huh! Elvis Presley guitar, library card for sale at Graceland - WRCBtv.com ...
WRCB-TV, July 24th

For instance, the aforementioned items currently belong to Greg Page, owner of one of the largest private Elvis collections and co-founder of the Australian children's group the Wiggles. Everything up for sale, however, has been given the stamp of...Read more

Nick's Stamps Comes out of Beta and Is Now Accepting Collections Worldwide
DigitalJournal.com, July 24th

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2014 -- After one year Nicksstamps.com is now out of beta and accepting stamp collections from clients worldwide. There are several things to consider when selling your stamp collection. Through our years of...Read more

Learn about Korea through postage stamps | PhilaKorea 2014
inside KOREA, July 24th

This year, special stamp collections celebrating the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, memorable figures from Korean history — Han Yong-un, Lee Yuk-sa and Yoon Dong-ju — and the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) are already on sale. Also ...Read more

Stamp show July 26 in FWB
The Northwest Florida Daily News, July 21st

Free stamps collecting newspapers and magazines will be available. Six to eight stamps dealers from all over the South will offer a wide variety of United Stated, Confederate, and Worldwide stamps and covers as well as stamps collecting supplies land ...Read more

The stamp of passion
The Hindu, July 13th

The Postal Department is also trying to get children interested in stamp collection by setting up stamp clubs in schools. Through these clubs, experts impart training in the technical aspects of philately to students, while also creating in them an...Read more

Son charged with stealing his late father's rare and expensive stamp collection
Birmingham Mail, July 7th

A son has been charged with stealing a rare and expensive stamp collection belonging to his late father, the former spokesman for the Archbishop of Birmingham. Press officer Peter Jennings is understood to have amassed a personal collection worth tens...Read more