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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Brian Michael Reed: Local Artist Gone Global
Arte Fuse, September 2nd

The difficulties and the unexpected really fueled what and how I built the two exhibition collections, Lotus Desert and Lotus Waters. From the scarcity .... Home is where the heart is and the stamp of approval you need in your passport is to be TRUE to...Read more

Unclaimed Property Auction
Aledo Times Record, September 2nd

1, 2014 – Broaches, jewelry, and stamp collections are just some of the items that Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is offering in the next Illinois Treasurer's Online Unclaimed Property Auction. It begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 8 and...Read more

Food Conservation Posters Mark WW I Centennial
UConn Advance (blog), September 2nd

Photographs in the exhibition are from Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the Library of Congress, and the U.S. National Archives. Artifacts such as Nurse Army Corps ... “Any good artist knows what came before him...Read more

Snapdeal to sell stamp collections, ties up with India Post
Economic Times, September 2nd

"Miniature works of art, documenting human history and endeavours, cultures, traditions and national heritage, postage stamps can be window to the world. The partnership with Snapdeal will enhance the ease of purchasing philatelic stamps and products...Read more

Trail of Tears, dolls and arts and crafts among Huntsville events to attract ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com, September 1st

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aviation, motorcycles, doll collections and arts and crafts are among events this month that will attract more than 33,000 people to the Rocket City. ... 13-14: Huntsville Philatelic Club, 2013 Confederate Stamp Alliance, NHH, 100...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