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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Batman Stamp: Post Office Celebrates 75 Years Of Batman With Special Stamp ...
Uinterview.com, September 29th

The United States Postal Service is honoring Batman's 75th birthday with a special stamping collection that will be unveiled in time for next month's New York Comic Con. The New York Comic Con takes place from Oct. 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center, and...Read more

Best Places to Work in Collections 2014 Winners Announced
InsideARM, September 29th

2014-04-bptw-stamp “We sincerely thank all of the ARM firms that participated in the program this year,” said Eidelman. “They underwent a rigorous evaluation process, ensuring that the winning companies are truly succeeding in their efforts to provide...Read more

Belcher Defends Free Conscience, Votes against Beer Subsidy
Thetribunepapers, September 29th

The first twist was that, rather than just reaching into its stash of tax collections to fund the project, the county was going to use the proceeds from the sale of a spec building, on Jacob Holm Way in Candler, that Fletcher Partners had donated to...Read more

Night and day: The transformation of Lower Greenville
Advocate Media, September 29th

The problems were growing worse, especially on Lowest Greenville, the stretch from Ross to Belmont, where police swarmed every weekend in an attempt to stamp out all manner of crime — underage drinking, DWI, assault, murder, robbery, vandalism...Read more

Amendment One a no-brainer for Florida
Sun Sentinel, September 28th

For tax-averse Floridians, "doc stamps" have long been the revenue source of choice for land acquisition because collections mirror the housing markets and the population growth that generates need and demand. Over the years, doc stamp revenue has ...Read more

New In. budget will carry Pence's fingerprints
The Courier-Journal, September 27th

INDIANAPOLIS – Lagging tax collections, the impact of new laws and the perpetual question of how best to spend Indiana's education dollars are all expected to factor into the state budget proposal being developed by Gov. Mike Pence's administration...Read more

Quirky stamp collections on display
SunLive, September 26th

I know one person who has a huge ceramic stamp collection. His collections has stamps from all over the world featuring pottery or some form of ceramics.” There is another gentlemen at the event who is selling his penny black collection. He has one of...Read more

Snapdeal to sell stamp collections, ties up with India Post
Business Today, September 2nd

World's largest postal service India Post has tied up with online marketplace firm Snapdeal to sell stamps to reach out to larger audiences. Under the partnership, targeted especially at philately enthusiasts, Snapdeal will sell stamps and collections...Read more