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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Launch Young Contemporary Line
WWD, July 31st

It's the first time the sisters – who also appear together in Balmain's spring ad campaign – have put their stamp on a collection that reflects their current tastes and styles they actually wear. The line combines Kendall's more classic, feminine style...Read more

Go Columbia Calendar
The State, July 30th

SUMMER STAMP & POSTCARD SHOW: Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stamp fanciers are invited to bring in their stamps/collections for evaluation. Professional stamp and postcard dealers will be onsite offering a broad array of worldwide and US items for sale...Read more

James Tate: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet celebrated for his ability to mix the ...
The Independent, July 30th

James Tate planned to be a petrol station attendant but changed course in college when he discovered that he could write poetry. He went on to write more than 20 collections of verse, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning Selected Poems (1991). On...Read more

Maharashtra government to give its stamp duty collections to civic bodies for ...
Daily News & Analysis, July 28th

To scrap the local body tax (LBT) levied on traders from August 1 and compensate losses to municipal corporations, the state government has decided to pass on its own stamp duty collections to them. However, the state is still undecided on continuing...Read more

Commemorative Jody Chiang stamp collections go on sale before concerts
Taipei Times, July 14th

Post offices are set to start selling stamp collections today that depict the concerts of Jody Chiang (??) as the Taiwanese diva prepares to launch a series of farewell concerts next week, Chunghwa Post said yesterday. Chiang has dominated the ...Read more

USPS To Offer Elvis Presley Commemorative Stamp With New Greatest Hits CD
The Inquisitr, July 5th

Elvis Presley is heading to a post office near you in time for this year's Elvis Week celebration in Memphis, Tennessee. The U.S. Postal Service announced the King of Rock and Roll will be immortalized in a stamp collection once again. Beginning August...Read more

How to . . . invest in stamps
Financial Times, July 3rd

Unless you are lucky enough to find a very rare and valuable single stamp, collections of stamps are likely to have greater value. Examples of thematic collections include royalty, where stamps mark births, marriages and deaths of members of a royal...Read more

USPS to release new Elvis Presley stamp
USA TODAY, July 2nd

The stamp is also a new milestone for the rock and rock legend. With the issuance of the stamp, Elvis becomes the first artist to be featured in two different collections of stamps, Saunders said. Elvis was featured on postal service stamps in 1993...Read more