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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Bengaluru's Lady with the Lamp
The New Indian Express, October 3rd

Apart from being a doctor, she is also a stamp collector. Her collection was viewed by former presidents Pratibha Patil and K R Narayanan as it is widely considered as one of the finest stamp collections of pre-Independence India. “My collection is of...Read more

AR September Revenue Boosted by Sales Tax
KARK, October 2nd

Collections increased by $0.8 million or 4.3 percent from year earlier levels and were also above forecast by $0.8 million. Monthly changes in tobacco tax collections can be attributed to uneven patterns of stamp sales to wholesale purchasers...Read more

Neo Rauch exhibition conquers Berlin
Deutsche Welle, October 2nd

Modern Art collection, he purchased works by Joseph Beuys, Martin Kippenberger, Andreas Gursky - and a painting by Neo Rauch. The Leipzig artist is one of Germany's leading stars. His figurative, neo-Socialist, retro-style works have put the...Read more

Stamp Collecting Month at Spellman in Weston
MetroWest Daily News, October 1st

Current exhibits include selections from members' collections, comics on stamps, mail carried by Zepellins, a history of rural free delivery, a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and even a dress made out of a stamp. In addition, a free...Read more

Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps kick-off National Stamp Collecting ..., September 30th

#To celebrate the holiday season and launch October as National Stamp Collecting Month, the U.S. Postal Service is dedicating the A Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps Thursday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif. The stamps will be...Read more

Stamp, coin clubs plan show Oct. 3-4 in Richland
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, September 28th

The Tri-Cities Stamp Club and Tri-Cities Coin Club are sponsoring a joint stamp and coin show Oct. 3-4 at the M Hotel, 1515 George Washington Way, Richland. Hours are ... Dealers also are willing to appraise and buy collections brought to the show...Read more

Stamp collection to honour mountain guides
The Borneo Post, September 15th

KOTA KINABALU: Pos Malaysia Behad yesterday released a special stamp collection with a theme honouring the heroic local mountain guides of the June 5 deadly earthquake. The #sehatisejiwa collection comprising two sets of se-tenat stamps was ...Read more

Omaha Stamp Show will have some 'fabulous collections' on display this weekend
Omaha World-Herald, September 11th

The theme for this year's Omaha Stamp Show is “Nebraska's Medal of Honor Recipients,” in honor of those who served their country. The free event, which will take place today and Sunday, will be held at Metro Community College's South Campus ITC ...Read more