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

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

Post Office in Paradise

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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How Thai retailers can build a successful loyalty programme
The Nation, September 3rd

Loyalty schemes are harnessing the concept of sanuk: 7-Eleven and Tesco Lotus Express are prime examples of creating a more fun way to collect - the stamp collections that feature in their programmes are often linked to popular cartoon characters...Read more

Fitch Rates Florida's $230MM GO Refunding Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire (press release), September 3rd

The labor market continues to show signs of a stronger expansion; employment is up and the unemployment rate is down, the housing market is improving, and collections of economically sensitive state revenues are increasing. Non-farm employment...Read more

August high set in state revenue
Arkansas Online, September 3rd

A $500,000 (2.6 percent) increase in tobacco tax collections over year-ago figures to $18 million, which is $200,000 (1.1 percent) above the state's forecast. Monthly changes in tobacco tax collections can be attributed to uneven patterns of tobacco...Read more

Sexton: Surprised by a bill from the Turnpike Authority
Winston-Salem Journal, August 31st

Turnpike officials projected in 2009 that $17.6 million would be collected in tolls by fiscal 2014, but actual collections amounted to $19.7 million. In the first quarter of 2015, it's been a similar story with the collection of $7.56 million running...Read more

Value of stamp collection, white residue on silver jewelry, more
Lewiston Sun Journal, August 26th

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You have helped me out a couple of times before. I am hoping you or your readers may be able to help me out again. I have recently found some stamps that I would like to have looked at to see if they are of any value. If you or any of...Read more

The age of collecting
Toledo Blade, August 22nd

Once a commonplace activity among children and adolescents, today those who are passionate about collecting coins, cards, stamps, and comics belong to an older generation. Gene Stutzenstein, 67, of Toledo, still flips through his stamp collection with...Read more

Tribute to Country's Stamp Collector Kamal Patel, August 17th

Stamps have been issued from postal services from all over the world since time immemorial. Kamal knew deep down his heart that stamp collection in Zambia was pretty rare or nothing at all, partly due to the fact that the new generation, born in the ...Read more

Playhouse season opener will resonate with stamp collectors
Omaha World-Herald, August 9th

Take Joseph Rende. He began his collection when he was 8 years old, following the example of an aunt. He's still amassing stamps at age 71, and works part time as the manager of the widely known Boys Town stamp center. He also organizes stamp shows...Read more