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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National Postal Museum

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If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive s… [read review or visit site]

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Race a rematch for candidates in District 95
Kansas.com, October 24th

“He was pretty much a rubber stamp to (Gov. Sam) Brownback, I think.” Sawyer, 56, earned ... An employee in the county court's office said records show that $1,610 remains unpaid in the 2001 case and is now in collections. A municipal court employee...Read more

Grob family working hard for residents at Valley View
Fremont News Messenger, October 24th

“We had a lot of quilts that the ladies had made and stamp collections,” she said. “That gave the staff the knowledge that these people were not always ready for the nursing home.” Today, the activities department at Valley View is much more diverse...Read more

Be Warned: The Next Big Trend in Men's Fashion Is Dressing Like a Hippie
Slate Magazine, October 24th

If one more invisible force comes rushing in my direction I am simply going to stamp my feet and refuse to be propelled.) I grabbed a ladies' ... When I clocked those hippie-inspired collections I understood immediately what was going on. I was not...Read more

Colin Bailey Revamps San Francisco Art Museums
New York Times, October 23rd

And this is a stamp from the estate,” he added, gesturing to the seeming signature. “If Renoir had really finished it, he would have signed it.” As the scholar-curator who ... Since leaving his post last year as chief curator of the Frick Collection to...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

Stamp Enthusiasts Added More Stamps to Their Collection
KULR-TV, October 5th

This year it attracted stamp dealers from all across the country, including Utah, Montana, Idaho, and even Texas. People had the chance to browse, sell, and add to their own stamp collections. “It's just something we do every year and we like to have...Read more

Batman Stamp: Post Office Celebrates 75 Years Of Batman With Special Stamp ...
Uinterview.com, September 29th

The United States Postal Service is honoring Batman's 75th birthday with a special stamping collection that will be unveiled in time for next month's New York Comic Con. The New York Comic Con takes place from Oct. 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center, and...Read more

Quirky stamp collections on display
SunLive, September 26th

I know one person who has a huge ceramic stamp collection. His collections has stamps from all over the world featuring pottery or some form of ceramics.” There is another gentlemen at the event who is selling his penny black collection. He has one of...Read more