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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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]

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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]

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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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

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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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Drug Collecting Is The Millennial's Stamp Collecting
Fusion, April 7th

Drug Collecting Is The Millennial's Stamp Collecting. by Zara Stone @AlmostZara. Posted 04/07/2014, 01:52PM. Updated 04/08/2014, 07:56AM. PHOTO: Drugstash. Stashman666/ Reddit. next. Kids react to what a walkman is. Kids Have No Idea What a ...Read more

Stamps, collectors tell stories
The Spokesman Review, March 27th

Since 1934, members of the Inland Empire Philatelic Society have been meeting to swap stamp stories and share their collections. At a recent meeting at Riverview Retirement Community, this weekend's stamp show was the topic of conversation, but it didn...Read more

Forget Bacon or Van Dyck – this tiny stamp will make collectors go wild
The Guardian, March 26th

In fact, the eye-watering sums of cash that well-heeled enthusiasts are expected to throw at this stamp reveal the true nature of collecting, dealing, and the surreal nature of the art market. It is not after all a surprise that stamps are collectible...Read more

LASTING HOBBY: Brian Motteram with some of his stamps
Daily Echo, March 24th

Brian prefers British and Commonwealth stamps and his collection includes mini sets, blocks and gutter stamps from across the eras to special editions – the majority of which were collected during the past 15 years. His favourites include a set of six...Read more

Stamp collectors enjoy their spring 'Christmas'
Kawartha Media Group, March 22nd

PETERBOROUGH -- The 58th annual Kawartha Stamp Club show and exhibition at the Evinrude Centre was a great place to be Saturday (March 22) as snow returned to the region. Hundred of stamp collectors, of all ages, flocked through the doors, each ...Read more

Hill collector puts his stamp on 'hobby of kings'
Chestnut Hill Local (blog), March 21st

Harvey Fleegler, a Lafayette Hill resident and former president of the Chestnut Hill-Germantown Stamp Club, has cultivated a love of stamp collecting since his early years. (Photo by Raymond W. Holman, Jr., raymondwholmanjrphoto.wordpress.com)...Read more

National stamp collection moves to Museum of History
Hamilton Spectator, March 21st

The new permanent exhibition comprises all 3,000 or so postage stamps issued in Canada from 1851 (when the very first stamp featured the image of a beaver) to the present. As well, artifacts from the museum's collections will be used to illustrate...Read more

National stamp collection has a new home at Canadian Museum of History
Canada.com, March 18th

A three-penny beaver stamp from 1851 is shown in a handout photo. The Canadian Museum of History will launch the Canadian Stamp Collection on March 28. The collection was formerly shown at the postal museum, which closed in November 2012...Read more