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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Quiet Giant
Barron's, November 28th

In Westport, Conn., meanwhile, the firm's local wealth advisors built expertise in the intricacies of collecting and bequeathing vintage cars, knowledge later put to use by West Coast teams and clients, who were similarly building classic-car...Read more

Your students, your schools: Urbandale
DesMoinesRegister.com, November 27th

The profits of $3,800 return to our library to buy more books as well as for the teacher's classroom collections. Webster. Students in 4 year old preschool at Webster Elementary are learning a new letter each week using Handwriting Without Tears. This...Read more

Stories told by stamps
The Hindu, November 27th

The two-day exhibition also featured stamps featuring different materials such as silk or pearl, collections from the erstwhile kingdoms of Cochin and Travancore, and several other interesting exhibits. The show, which is on at Sahrudaya auditorium...Read more

Discussion might ease transfer of family heirlooms
Hays Daily News, November 26th

Personal belongings such as holiday decorations, jewelry, stamp collections, furniture, photo albums, quilts or sports equipment are referred to as non-titled property. This means there is no legal document (such as a title) to indicate who officially...Read more

South Florida collectors dedicated to preserving, studying stamps from Cuba
MiamiHerald.com, November 25th

One such stamp is the “British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta,” the world's most expensive and one-of-a-kind postage stamp that dates back to 1856 and was recently sold in New York for $9.48million. “My favorite stamp collections are the ones of the ...Read more

10 Prized Celebrity Collections Worth More Than $15000
Huffington Post, November 24th

The Federal Reserve Chair and her husband, Berkeley economist George Akerlof, have a stamp collection valued between $15,001 and $50,000, according to a Fed financial disclosure. While the actual contents of the collection are unknown, the stamps ...Read more

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

World's rarest stamp heading to National Postal Museum
W*USA 9, November 6th

A 12-year-old Scottish boy living in South America rediscovered the stamp in a stack of family papers in 1873, and from there it passed through some of the most important stamp collections ever assembled. The stamp will be on loan from an anonymous...Read more