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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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

This auction house site offers an extensive online database of US stamp information. Includes PDF catalogs of past … [read review or visit site]

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise

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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]



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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Spellman stamp museum gets into the holiday spirit
Linn's Stamp News, December 1st

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, Mass., is making sure families of stamp collectors are prepared. The museum will host a Holiday Family Day on Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon to 4 p.m., ...Read more

Troubled DHS proposes $3 million in cuts
The Tennessean, November 30th

The state agency in charge of providing food stamps, temporary cash assistance to needy families and child care subsidies for low-income kids is proposing a $3 million budget cut for next year, citing economy-driven declines in the number of...Read more

DPLA Helps Make Audiovisual Collections Searchable, November 30th

Pop Up Archive will automatically transcribe, time-stamp, and create keywords for the participating collections. “Our goal is to connect the widest audience with the greatest amount of openly available materials in our nation's cultural heritage...Read more

'Sin tax' collection breaches P100-B mark, November 30th

The latest BIR data released by the Department of Finance (DOF) showed that excise tax collections from tobacco and alcohol products during the first 10 months totaled P105.5 billion, up 22 percent from P86.5 billion in the same period last year. The...Read more

New state work mandate causing 15000 to lose food stamps; gun deer season ends ...
River Falls Journal, November 30th

Lawmakers approved a bill this fall to return the $17.6 million in excess tax collections. The local governments can use them for property tax relief, reducing debt, or economic development. Brown County will get a quarter of the money. The rest will...Read more

Diploma mill is biggest case for Utah Consumer Protection
Salt Lake Tribune, November 29th

Hispanic University of Utah was founded as a place to help Spanish-speaking immigrants earn a degree, but over a decade, it devolved into a diploma mill targeting foreign nationals with false claims that it had the stamp of approval from Utah's...Read more

Former Grand Forks council member David Beach, remembered for work on Alerus ...
WDAY, November 28th

Born on July 16, 1935, Beach attended a one-room North Dakota country school in Cass County before graduating from Fargo's Central High School in 1953, according to a biography on the UND Department of Special Collections website. He began attending...Read more

Building a life out of a stamp collection
Daily Sabah, November 25th

?erif Antepli is a collector with different jobs: Journalist, publisher and businessman. His stamp collection is what drives his passion after his jobs. He saved his pocket money and bought his first stamp at the age of 10 after being inspired from his...Read more