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

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United … [read review or visit site]

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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DNA samples from Purdue, Kew fungi collections provide key to mushroom 'tree ...
Purdue Newsroom, May 22nd

"People think of fungaria as similar to stamp collections - they're not. These collections anchor our concepts of everything in biology and are our only repositories for some dying or possibly already-extinct species. It's extraordinarily important...Read more

Homeowner's insurance: What it covers, what it excludes, May 21st

Valuable belongings like coin or stamp collections, jewelry, or furs are insured, usually with a limit on the dollar amount. This portion of your policy is not limited to the contents of your home and yard. It provides coverage of your personal items...Read more

Marvel's Female-Superhero Renaissance
Vulture, May 21st

This stigma meant comics were harder to find in public areas, and comics sellers earned a reputation (somewhat deserved) as seedy men in seedy, hard-to-find shops, hawking their collections out of cardboard boxes. Publishers emphasized superhero comics...Read more

Als ik Kan: Relics of an American Utopia in Berkeley
KQED, May 20th

If we could collectively create a utopian lifestyle, what would our possessions look like? How would they be made? One option would be to live simply, expressing ourselves through inventive craftsmanship and honest design, embracing an aesthetic of ...Read more

Omaha Community Playhouse To Hold Mauritius Auditions
WOWT, May 19th

In a play about stamp collections, he is the only true expert about stamp collections. He has an appreciation for the value of stamps without attaching a dollar figure – a trait most of the other characters lack. DENNIS (late 20s to late 30s...Read more

Cantor Arts Center digitization to wrap up this fall
Palo Alto Online, May 19th

Some showed staff holding the objects; others were about the size of a postage stamp. Fast forward to present day, and the situation has transformed dramatically. Since launching its digitization and inventory project in May 2010, the Cantor Arts...Read more

Cantor digitization to wrap up this fall
Palo Alto Online, May 19th

About five years ago, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University decided its records could do with a serious makeover. Of the thousands of items in its collection, only about a quarter of them were photographed, and the images on file were often...Read more

Stamps narrate history: A glimpse of history through postal stamps
Peninsula On-line, May 16th

Stamp collection, though an old hobby, is still very much alive in the country. The existence of Qatar Philatelic and Numismatic Club which has hundreds of members is a proof to the still growing interest of citizens and expatriates in the art of stamp...Read more