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

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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

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Alphabetilately

Alphabetilately

First shown in 2008 to celebrate the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's 15th anniversary, Alphabetilately is esse… [read review or visit site]



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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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How to . . . invest in stamps
Financial Times, July 3rd

Much as you would invest in a single investment fund you can buy a single portfolio of stamps holding a collection of stamps. These are available from companies such as Stanley Gibbons, which offers various “capital protected” investment plans...Read more

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website "Best of Rapp"
CoinWeek (blog), July 3rd

Over the past 45 years, Rapp Auctions has been able to auction a dozen very important stamp collections, including many Grand-Prix collections and collections that have been awarded with Gold or Large Gold. One only needs to think of the sale of the ...Read more

Recycling for the good of others
Aitkin Independent Age, July 3rd

According to Kathy Pawlenty, Isle Elementary para, the school realizes quite a bit of money from these collections. And in this day of tight budgets for school districts, every little bit helps. In January, Pawlenty said, the district received $1,022...Read more

Joint Finance passes Republican tax proposal
Chippewa Herald, July 2nd

The move would reduce tax collections by $6 million in 2016-17. The motion would also lessen the so-called "marriage penalty" by increasing the standard deduction by $550 for married couples who file jointly by $260 for those who file separately...Read more

USPS to release new Elvis Presley stamp
USA TODAY, July 2nd

The stamp is also a new milestone for the rock and rock legend. With the issuance of the stamp, Elvis becomes the first artist to be featured in two different collections of stamps, Saunders said. Elvis was featured on postal service stamps in 1993...Read more

Rare books
The Economist (blog), July 2nd

"Circular cutouts where library stamps have been removed are hardly the work of lasers from Mars." ... Blame for such scandals also rests with the libraries themselves, said Denis Bruckmann, director of collections at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France...Read more

Pittsfield's father-son eBay team take stamp world by storm
Concord Monitor, June 20th

Joe Cortese and his son, Michael, examine a stamp collection at their Pittsfield business Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The younger Cortese decided to take up the family business and is increasingly managing all aspects of the eBay powerhouse. (NICK REID ...Read more

The Remarkable Story of the World's Rarest Stamp
Smithsonian, June 4th

As more was learned of the stamp's provenance, it grew to become a prized item in Ferrary's collection, which upon his death in 1917, was donated to Berlin's postal museum. Following the World War I, the count's collection and the One-Cent Magenta was ...Read more