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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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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At 75, Providence's Lee continues to create iconic sets for TV, Broadway ...
The Providence Journal, October 18th

Eugene Lee, 75, has been the resident set designer for Providence's Trinity Rep since the 1960s and has been the designer for "Saturday Night Live" since its inception in the 1970s -- along with winning three Tony Awards...Read more

Fact Check: Miller-Meeks criticized on outsourcing
Quad City Times, October 18th

It's interesting to note the bigger savings in the bill was a $12 billion cut to the food stamp program. Now, the ... based company called athenahealth Inc., a service provider that assists medical offices with administrative tasks such as billing and...Read more

Marshfield Food Pantry needs help as busy season begins
Wicked Local Marshfield, October 18th

The pantry sometimes also benefits on Election Day, when the volunteers set up a table for collections from voters as they head into Furnace Brook Middle School. The Christmas donations carry the pantry through the winter and the ... Between the...Read more

Egypts LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown
Daily Beast, October 18th

The stamp of authenticity can transform a painting without value to one worth millions. Not surprisingly, these experts have jealously guarded their power, often dismissing the claims of science—which is ... Museums are said by many in the art world...Read more

Stamp Enthusiasts Added More Stamps to Their Collection
KULR-TV, October 5th

This year it attracted stamp dealers from all across the country, including Utah, Montana, Idaho, and even Texas. People had the chance to browse, sell, and add to their own stamp collections. “It's just something we do every year and we like to have...Read more

Stamp Club plans Halloween show in Urbana
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, October 2nd

Among the many popular topics for collections are Christmas, flowers, animals of various kinds, and famous personalities. Many collectors have both topical and traditional sections in their collections. The stamp club receives calls each year from...Read more

Batman Stamp: Post Office Celebrates 75 Years Of Batman With Special Stamp ...
Uinterview.com, September 29th

The United States Postal Service is honoring Batman's 75th birthday with a special stamping collection that will be unveiled in time for next month's New York Comic Con. The New York Comic Con takes place from Oct. 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center, and...Read more

Quirky stamp collections on display
SunLive, September 26th

I know one person who has a huge ceramic stamp collection. His collections has stamps from all over the world featuring pottery or some form of ceramics.” There is another gentlemen at the event who is selling his penny black collection. He has one of...Read more