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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DANIEL HANNAN: Banning vacuum cleaners isn't about saving the planet - it's ...
Daily Mail, September 1st

having to bring along all your old utilities bills? That's the EU's Money Laundering Directive. The fiddling around to find the right stamp for different sizes of envelopes? The Postal Services Directive. The end of weekly bin collections? The...Read more

South Africa's ancient cycad plants under threat from poachers
The Guardian, September 1st

Experts say the thefts point to a lucrative international trade run by organised criminal syndicates that links poachers, often poor and desperate, to wealthy private collectors who prize cycads like a rare stamp or first edition. But compared to...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

Best of Boca 2014: Community
Boca Raton (blog), August 31st

Miller has overseen the addition of countless special print collections at FAU, as well as the school's impressive Recorded Sound Archives—including the world's largest online collection of Jewish music. ... Tramp stamp tattoos on women of all ages. 6...Read more

India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal
IBNLive, August 29th

New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through e-commerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the...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