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

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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]

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Jonathan Anderson: The British designer who's putting his stamp on venerable ...
The Independent, March 31st

He's interesting, on the most basic level, because he's producing more collections than other people – he shows menswear and womenswear under his own label and that of the Spanish fashion house Loewe, for which he presented his second catwalk ...Read more

Haggadah collection includes pop-up books, world's tiniest seder guide
St. Louis Jewish Light, March 29th

“It's a travel Haggadah,” the director of the Frankel Center, Deborah Dash Moore, told JTA. “When I say tiny, it's the size of a postage stamp.” The collection includes Haggadahs written in Yiddish, Ladino, German, French and English. There is even one...Read more

City doesn't track return on incentives, March 28th

School districts have to send five-year spending plans to the state for review, and she said forecasts of tax revenue collections are important. "It never ... "Council does not want to be a rubber stamp even when they are good deals," Seelbach added...Read more

America's Stamp Shop transports customers back in time, March 24th

He said they see several retirees who are dusting off old collections now that they have more time, and do see some women and children interested in stamps and coins. "I wasn't certain (about the future) because it's definitely a hobby in transition...Read more

FrogTape Earn Your Stripes DIY contest, stamp collectors show and birds in the ... (blog), March 13th

A "Philatelic Antiques Road Show," from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will offer free evaluations of stamp collections. While this is not formal appraisal, collectors can learn their stamps' approximate value and get advice about how to sell them. A...Read more

San Marino Honors the 3D Printing Revolution with Stamp Collection from Artist ..., March 11th

Andy Rementer, the designer of the new stamp collection, is a US-based artist who produces innovative commercial, editorial, cartoon, painted, and animated pieces. He worked for Fabrica in Treviso, Italy for two years prior to becoming a full-time...Read more

Brookfield Philatelic Society Exhibit At Library
The Newtown Bee, March 7th

They are among the nearly three dozen registered members of the Brookfield Philatelic Society, and are enthusiastic about the exhibit of stamp collections and stamp collecting paraphernalia the club has on display at the C.H. Booth Library through...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