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

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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]



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Raf Simons takes Dior's nature theme up a notch with 'something more liberated'
The Guardian, March 6th

If his first collections had obvious nods to the heritage that comes from Dior, with versions of the Bar jacket and the full skirts of the New Look, Simons' own stamp has been more evident recently. The theme of nature in this collection referred to...Read more

Fitch Rates Florida's $488MM GO Refunding Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire (press release), March 6th

Having emerged slowly at first from the national recession, the labor market is showing signs of a stronger recovery - employment is up and the unemployment rate down, the housing market is improving, and collections of economically sensitive state...Read more

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles
Daily Local News, March 6th

The Writer Graphics series features an elegant yet edgy graffiti tile, an unexpected counterpoint to the textured, cement-like, large scale ceramic tiles. Ariana's Portland 325 series of tiles references the chalk-rich powder used to make cement...Read more

What's Happening for MARCH (UPDATED March 6), March 5th

Our Mother of Sorrows Church Lenten lunches: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays through April 3, 800 Division St., Biloxi. Cost: $7. Free local delivery on three or more orders. Details: 435-0007. Spring Fest and Garden Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6 and 9 ...Read more

Nixon Went to China, Will Pope Francis Follow?
PJ Media, March 4th

While not moving to overtly stamp out the underground Church, the government has done its best since diplomatic relations were severed in 1958 to make life for its faithful as difficult as possible by closing churches, not allowing new churches to be...Read more

Featuring portrait by Atlanta artist Ross Rossin, Maya Angelou stamp revealed
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog), March 4th

Angelou Forever stamp designed around a portrait of the author, poet and activist by Atlanta artist Ross Rossin. Rossin's hyper-realistic 2013 4-foot-square oil-on-canvas depiction of Angelou is part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's...Read more

Stamp society welcomes eminent publications editor
Sequim Gazette, March 4th

Editor of the Scott catalogs — home of the dominant stamp numbering system in the world, for the better part of eight years — Kloetzel has collected volumes upon volumes over the years. But his favorite in the collection isn't a stamp at all. It's...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