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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Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamp unveiled for holiday season
USA TODAY, November 19th

The stamp art depicts the Magi atop camels near the summit of a small hill. Guiding them is a large, dazzling star," reads the official explanation. In addition to the Christmas Magi stamp, new Forever stamp collections include Rudolph the Red-Nosed...Read more

Holy Cross Sisters' stamp collection funds ministries with the poor across the ...
Intermountain Catholic, October 22nd

“Twenty-six retired sisters and several lay volunteers and students prepare the stamps for sale; if a stamp has a flaw and cannot be sold, it is given to a school to be used in an art class. We take all kinds of stamps, postcards, stamp collections...Read more

Quirky stamp collections on display
SunLive, September 26th

Stamps of all shapes and sizes, and from different parts of the world, are on display at the Wesley Methodist Church on 13th Ave. The annual stamp fair, help by the Tauranga and District Stamp Club, has attracted dealers from as far afield as New...Read more

Look for These New Stamps at a Post Office Near You
Good Housekeeping (blog), September 26th

What's cookin' at the U.S Postal Service? Well, today the USPS released their new Celebrity Chefs Forever limited-edition stamp collection. Available in a strip of five, block of 10, or sheet of 20, the collections range in price from $2.45 to $9.80...Read more

Snapdeal to sell stamp collections, ties up with India Post
Economic Times, September 2nd

Under the partnership, targeted especially at philately enthusiasts, Snapdeal will sell stamps and collections priced between Rs 300-5,500. "While stamp collection has been a popular hobby, we found consumers who said they found it difficult to buy stamps...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

Royal Mail celebrates British film with special stamp collections
Express.co.uk, May 12th

There is also a four-stamp mini collection showing the work of the GPO Film Unit, which produced documentaries for the General Post Office. Royal Mail consulted experts, public polls and the British Film Institute in making their selection. Peter O...Read more