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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Egypt's heritage crisis
Ahram Online, July 24th

According to an editorial that appeared in the New York Times on 20 March this year, there has long been a need for “broader safeguards…that could include American auction houses, art dealers and individuals halting the sale of any antiquity lacking...Read more

Elvis Presley's Guitar, Library Card for Sale at Graceland Auction
RollingStone.com, July 24th

For instance, the aforementioned items currently belong to Greg Page, owner of one of the largest private Elvis collections and co-founder of the Australian children's group the Wiggles. Everything up for sale, however, has been given the stamp of...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

Learn about Korea through postage stamps | PhilaKorea 2014
inside KOREA, July 24th

This year, special stamp collections celebrating the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, memorable figures from Korean history — Han Yong-un, Lee Yuk-sa and Yoon Dong-ju — and the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) are already on sale. Also ...Read more

4 Loss-Prevention Steps for HNW Clients' Tangible Assets
ThinkAdvisor, July 22nd

Or they store a valuable stamp collection in a closet beneath a bathroom. If the tub overflows or the toilet develops a leak, the stamps could be ruined. For wealth advisors, and their high-net-worth clients, here are four strategies to help ensure...Read more

Stamp show July 26 in FWB
The Northwest Florida Daily News, July 21st

Free stamps collecting newspapers and magazines will be available. Six to eight stamps dealers from all over the South will offer a wide variety of United Stated, Confederate, and Worldwide stamps and covers as well as stamps collecting supplies land ...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