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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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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With LBT scrapped, Maharashtra government may lose Rs 4210 crore to civic bodies
Daily News & Analysis, August 1st

Already in a financial mess, the state government may lose around Rs4,210 crore in stamp duty collections devolved to municipal corporations and compensation for revenue losses. The state government decided to scrap the local body tax (LBT) from ...Read more

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Launch Contemporary Line
WWD, July 31st

It's the first time the sisters — who also appear together in Balmain's spring ad campaign — have put their stamp on a collection that reflects their current tastes and styles they actually wear. The line combines Kendall's more classic, feminine...Read more

Goldenballs
The Economist, July 30th

Fugger's relationship with the Vatican was based on an extensive branch network through which he could transfer offertory collections from Germany to Rome (in return for a 3% commission). But his most astonishing and unexpected historical achievement...Read more

Maharashtra government to give its stamp duty collections to civic bodies for ...
Daily News & Analysis, July 28th

To scrap the local body tax (LBT) levied on traders from August 1 and compensate losses to municipal corporations, the state government has decided to pass on its own stamp duty collections to them. However, the state is still undecided on continuing...Read more

Arab history through stamps
Gulf Times, July 14th

The stamp collection covers 22 Arab countries with different themes. The museum also has some equipment that was used in the past at the post office and a small library that has various books on stamp collections. These books are valuable assets for...Read more

Commemorative Jody Chiang stamp collections go on sale before concerts
Taipei Times, July 14th

Post offices are set to start selling stamp collections today that depict the concerts of Jody Chiang (??) as the Taiwanese diva prepares to launch a series of farewell concerts next week, Chunghwa Post said yesterday. Chiang has dominated the ...Read more

USPS To Offer Elvis Presley Commemorative Stamp With New Greatest Hits CD
The Inquisitr, July 5th

Elvis Presley is heading to a post office near you in time for this year's Elvis Week celebration in Memphis, Tennessee. The U.S. Postal Service announced the King of Rock and Roll will be immortalized in a stamp collection once again. Beginning August...Read more

How to . . . invest in stamps
Financial Times, July 3rd

Unless you are lucky enough to find a very rare and valuable single stamp, collections of stamps are likely to have greater value. Examples of thematic collections include royalty, where stamps mark births, marriages and deaths of members of a royal...Read more