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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Southend Pier's the backdrop for new stamp set
Echo, July 31st

“I'm looking forward to seeing them when they come out and I'm sure people will want to buy them for their collections.” The Grade II listed building was previously the focus of a first day cover by the Pier Museum. Originally opened in 1830 as a...Read more

13 Things To Do This Week On The Las Vegas Strip
KTNV, July 31st

The Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Jewelry, Postcard & Stamp Expo is taking place Aug. 1-3 at Circus Circus. Quality dealers will be on hand to appraise collections. Merchandise in all categories including gold, silver, platinum, precious gems, all types of...Read more

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme
InterAksyon, July 31st

new tax stamps so it can boost revenue. In a statement, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law...Read more

Brisbane Botanic Gardens curator Ross McKinnon retires after 42-year career
ABC Local, July 30th

"It's not just a stamp collection though," he said. "We have up to 14,000 students here a year go through our lessons in the gardens program." He said the gardens have 89 volunteer guides who take about 10,000 adults and students through the gardens...Read more

Friends meeting continues fund drive for renovations
SouthCoastToday.com, July 30th

good checks, returnable bottles and cans, collectibles for possible sale on Ebay, stamp and coin collections, old photographs, autographs, gift certificates, canned goods and other food for the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry at St. Anthony...Read more

Nick's Stamps Comes out of Beta and Is Now Accepting Collections Worldwide
DigitalJournal.com, July 24th

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2014 -- After one year Nicksstamps.com is now out of beta and accepting stamp collections from clients worldwide. There are several things to consider when selling your stamp collection. Through our years of...Read more

The stamp of passion
The Hindu, July 13th

The Postal Department is also trying to get children interested in stamp collection by setting up stamp clubs in schools. Through these clubs, experts impart training in the technical aspects of philately to students, while also creating in them an...Read more

Son charged with stealing his late father's rare and expensive stamp collection
Birmingham Mail, July 7th

A son has been charged with stealing a rare and expensive stamp collection belonging to his late father, the former spokesman for the Archbishop of Birmingham. Press officer Peter Jennings is understood to have amassed a personal collection worth tens...Read more