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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Digital printing advances ceramic tile faux finishes
Great Falls Tribune, October 31st

(www.crossvilleinc.com). Serenissima Cir, based in Casalgrande, Italy, got hold of a palette of brick from Prohibition-era Chicago and used it to create a tile collection that looks and feels like time-worn brick, right down to the original maker's...Read more

Maximum Minimalism
Palm Springs Life, October 31st

And second, because it spotlights and introduces a new generation of Palm Springs Art Museum patrons, a group that is determined to put its stamp on the artistic future of our desert oasis. .... I knew that this would be the perfect place to house my...Read more

Christmas Card stamping event planned
The Sheboygan Press, October 30th

From the collections of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Hampton will explore different perspectives on the "war to end all wars" from the exploits of Rodney Williams, a daring pilot in the skies over France, to the reality of war experienced by Army...Read more

Right at Home: Artistry and artifice in new tiles
Madison.com, October 29th

(www.crossvilleinc.com ). Serenissima Cir, based in Casalgrande, Italy, got hold of a palette of brick from Prohibition-era Chicago and used it to create a tile collection that looks and feels like time-worn brick, right down to the original maker's...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

5 reasons why your kid should collect stamps
Detroit Free Press, October 11th

Sorting through stamps and building a collection requires a very different kind of attention than video games or TV, says Miranda Goodman-Wilson, assistant professor of psychology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Quick-cut TV shows "make very ...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

Stamp Club plans Halloween show in Urbana
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, October 2nd

Among the many popular topics for collections are Christmas, flowers, animals of various kinds, and famous personalities. Many collectors have both topical and traditional sections in their collections. The stamp club receives calls each year from...Read more