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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State getting an early start on budget fix
Wichita Eagle, February 9th

It's unclear whether these bills would fully resolve the state's projected budget deficit. A lot depends on whether monthly tax collections continue to lag estimates, and how the state's economists respond in their April revenue projections. That's why...Read more

Stamp Expo Attracts Huge Crowds
The New Indian Express, February 9th

VISAKHAPATNAM : The exhibition of rare collection of First Day Covers, special covers and stamps on the Indian Navy by retired Cdr G Sri Ramarao at Visakha Museum has been extended by a week because of the overwhelming response it elicited...Read more

His + Hers: Gender Lines Are Things of the Past
Complex, February 9th

Designer Chris Stamp of LA-based label Stampd is soon launching a women's collection, primarily because he's noticed girls already wearing his men's line, a sentiment echoed by like-minded brands like Kith, Norse Projects, and Aimé Leon Dore. “Since we ...Read more

Get your stamp collection reviewed at Ventura seminar
Ventura County Star, February 5th

Ken and Carolyn Weber, who started the Ventura County Philatelic Society's annual Youth Stamp Fair, are chairing an adult education stamp collecting seminar and stamp collection review and evaluation. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at...Read more

How to spend $50 for a 10¢ stamp
Linn's Stamp News, February 4th

Collectors who want to add this coil stamp to their collections must purchase 500 stamps. Put aside for a minute the $50 price tag. How many 10¢ stamps do you really need for postage? I asked USPS spokesman Mark Saunders about the newly implemented ...Read more

Evesham collector says stamps are a window on the world
Burlington County Times, February 2nd

Roger Randall was first attracted to stamp collecting when he was an 11-year-old Boy Scout earning a merit badge. Now 75 and vice president of the Merchantville Stamp Club, Randall has amassed a collection that fills scores of albums stored in his home ...Read more

Stamp collections showcased at Kuwait National Museum
Gulf Digital News, January 23rd

Kuwait City: Kuwait Society for Stamp and Coin Collectors held in collaboration with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) - Islamic heritage exhibition of stamps on Sunday at the Kuwait National Museum. In a press statement on...Read more

Nigeria: Concerns Over N50 Stamp Duties Collection By Banks
AllAfrica.com, January 22nd

WHEN in June last year the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) announced that it had concluded plans to enforce the use of stamp duties on all transactions subject to the payment of N1000 and above which must be receipted, not many Nigerians got the ...Read more