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

Don Schilling's long-running, in-depth blog on stamp collecting and postal operations. Schilling stays up on all th… [read review or visit site]

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

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United … [read review or visit site]

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Bob Hohertz's impressive database of U.S. Private Die Proprietary stamps from the Civil War and Spanish American Wa… [read review or visit site]

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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The Nationals' brief history goes on display at the Newseum
Washington Post, May 25th

At each Nationals home game — and, indeed, at each MLB game nationwide — the league employs an “authenticator,” someone who can take game-used equipment immediately after the final out and stamp it as official. Many of the items have been on display...Read more

Armani Silos / Giorgio Armani
ArchDaily, May 25th

The opening exhibition, covering all four floors of the building, offers an overview of 40 years of the designer's career, including 600 outfits and 200 accessories from giorgio armani's collections from 1980 to the present. The selection is divided up...Read more

Sixteen tips to get the most out of your garage sale – and 11 things you ...
Christian Science Monitor, May 24th

Coin and Stamp Collections. Run that dusty pile of coins by an appraiser first, one who specializes in currency, especially if you have no idea what any of it is worth. Some rare coins and stamps are worth millions. To say you'd be undervaluing your...Read more

Swann Announces September Sale of Maya Angelou's Art Collection
Culture Type, May 23rd

She received a rare national honor in April when the United States Postal Service issued a Forever stamp featuring her likeness and a quote. The recognition, which was announced at a ceremony attended by First Lady Michelle Obama and Winfrey, was ...Read more

DNA samples from fungi collections provide key to mushroom 'tree of life'
Phys.Org, May 22nd

"We may be on the verge of a major collections-based revolution," she said. "People think of fungaria as similar to stamp collections - they're not. These collections anchor our concepts of everything in biology and are our only repositories for some...Read more

Homeowner's insurance: What it covers, what it excludes
Wicked Local Lincoln, May 21st

Valuable belongings like coin or stamp collections, jewelry, or furs are insured, usually with a limit on the dollar amount. This portion of your policy is not limited to the contents of your home and yard. It provides coverage of your personal items...Read more

Omaha Community Playhouse To Hold Mauritius Auditions
WOWT, May 19th

In a play about stamp collections, he is the only true expert about stamp collections. He has an appreciation for the value of stamps without attaching a dollar figure – a trait most of the other characters lack. DENNIS (late 20s to late 30s...Read more

Stamps narrate history: A glimpse of history through postal stamps
Peninsula On-line, May 16th

Stamp collection, though an old hobby, is still very much alive in the country. The existence of Qatar Philatelic and Numismatic Club which has hundreds of members is a proof to the still growing interest of citizens and expatriates in the art of stamp...Read more