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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If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive s… [read review or visit site]

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Acorn International's (ATV) CEO Don Yang on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call ...
Seeking Alpha (registration), August 28th

We planned to introduce additional stamp and currency products and new watch collections and a number of Chinese Zodiac name products over the next few quarters. We expect collectibles to be the main category contributing to sales from the direct sales ...Read more

The granddaughters of the late poet Seamus Heaney with an enlarged ...
Belfast Telegraph, August 28th

"We are immensely moved that An Post has chosen to mark Dad's memory with the issue of this stamp," he said. "The year since he died has been a sad time for our family, but this is not only a wonderful testament to his life and work, but also a...Read more

San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 27th

she made up while writing and hasn't tasted) and spontaneous fun. And hey, she has drunk Jamie Oliver's stamp of approval, so what more could you ask for? ... But while Ivan Doroschuk and his crew could have just sat back and enjoyed their shiny...Read more

Calendar of Events // What's Up
Midweek, August 26th

Contact for location, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., contact for cost. An accelerated boating safety class specifically designed for experienced boaters. The course fulfills the State of Hawaii requirements for a student to obtain a “boat driver's license...Read more

Stampd's Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Is the Brand's Strongest One Yet
Complex.com, August 26th

Chris Stamp told us that his Stampd Fall/Winter 2014 collection is the brand's "best-curated collection to date." At the time, he promised it would include everything from footwear to cut and sew apparel, jackets, pants, button-up shirts, graphic tees...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