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

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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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A devotion to history
Islands' Sounder, February 28th

The collections he saw left an impression that inspire him to this day. “History is where you ... The museum has been approved for Heritage Capital Project funding for the heating – it just needs a final stamp of approval from the state legislature...Read more

29 of the World's Top Dark Fiction Writers Look at the "What-if's" of Our ...
PR.com (press release), February 28th

"Every one of us comes with an alpha and an omega stamp, an inception and an expiration date," says Kilpatrick, "Knowing this is what allows us to focus on what is truly important: paying attention to our best-before date and treating ourselves, each...Read more

Faith-and-values news, events: Feb. 28-March 6
Lincoln Journal Star, February 27th

Admission is free. LINPEX will feature seven dealers and the U.S. Postal Service. Patrons may browse or purchase mint and used U.S., worldwide and topical stamps. Patrons also can receive no-cost evaluations of collections from stamp club members...Read more

Majority of bills advance in Legislature
Jamestown Sun, February 27th

BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers gave their initial stamp of approval to nearly 600 bills before breaking for a three-day recess on Thursday, and a new state revenue forecast in mid-March will set the stage for the second half of the session...Read more

70 percent of bills advance in ND Legislature in first half of session
INFORUM, February 26th

BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers gave their initial stamp of approval to nearly 600 bills before breaking for a three-day recess on Thursday, and a new state revenue forecast in mid-March will set the stage for the second half of the session...Read more

Seattle's In The Running for Monopoly Space
KOMO News, February 26th

New Monopoly Here & Now games are launching this fall. In celebration of the brand's 80th anniversary, Hasbro and BuzzFeed teamed up to ask fans which U.S. and global cities should get a spot on the iconic Monopoly board for the upcoming U.S. and ...Read more

Nearly 600 bills get stamp of approval in first half of session
Grand Forks Herald, February 26th

They're hoping for better news than the January forecast, which predicted that slumping crude oil prices would reduce oil and tax collections to about $4.3 billion in 2015-17 – down more than $4 billion from the December forecast used to prepare the ...Read more

Editorial: Keep your eye on the doc stamp pea
St. Augustine Record, February 14th

Comparing apples to apples, the housing dollars amount to about 16 percent of net doc stamp collections. In total estimated revenue for the 2015-16 fiscal year, the conservation trust fund will receive about $750 million. The housing fund will generate...Read more