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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Islamic radicals trying to erase the past
Albuquerque Journal, August 29th

They were then encouraged to stamp out the “four olds” from Chinese society: old customs, old habits, old culture and old thinking. The Red Guards destroyed temples, mosques, heritage sites, art and libraries, turning much of ... The administration...Read more

New commemorative stamp celebrates Heaney
Anglo Celt, August 29th

He went on to publish many more acclaimed collections of poetry including North (1975), Station Island (1984), The Spirit Level (1996) andDistrict and Circle (2006). His translation of the epic poem Beowulf (2000), for which he won the Whitbread Prize, ...Read more

India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal
IBNLive, August 29th

New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through e-commerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the...Read more

Bill Nemitz: Cracking down on child porn not for the fainthearted
Press Herald, August 28th

“That's Greenwich Mean Time,” said Lang, head of the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit, as he pointed to the time stamp on the most recent file. Adjusting it to Eastern Daylight Time, he added, “So that's got to be pretty close to right now...Read more

Post & Go arrives in Jersey
Post and Parcel, August 28th

Mrs Gouzinis continued: “We have exciting plans to widen our Post & Go product range as we move into 2015 with some beautiful new stamp designs, enabling our collectors to further enhance their collections of this next generation of stamps.” Just like...Read more

Roar of fighter jets features in new stamp collection
Taipei Times, August 15th

Stamp collecting enthusiasts have something to look forward to this month as Chunghwa Post is set to publish a set of aviation stamps on Aug. 27 that will allow them to hear the recorded sounds of the Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jet. The national...Read more

How stamps tore a family apart
The Age, August 7th

The celebrated stamp collection of the late Melbourne art dealer Julian Sterling will be auctioned next week. But a legal wrangle over the fate of 44 valuable stamps has bitterly divided Sterling's relatives. Mark Hawthorne reports...Read more

'Stamp' of recognition for rare collection
The Hindu, August 4th

Driven by a passion to share his knowledge and collection with as many as possible, city- based philatelist Commander (retired) G. Sri Ramarao has been participating in philatelic exhibitions where his painstaking collection has drawn accolades. He...Read more