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

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]

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Bob Hohertz's impressive database of U.S. Private Die Proprietary stamps from the Civil War and Spanish American Wa… [read review or visit site]

Alphabetilately

Alphabetilately

First shown in 2008 to celebrate the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's 15th anniversary, Alphabetilately is esse… [read review or visit site]



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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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VAT Dept. updates on several important revenue reforms approved by Parliament
Bahama Islands Info, June 30th

These mainly affect the revenue collections that fall under Ministry of Finance agencies and include Customs Duties and Excise Taxes, Stamp Taxes, Value Added Tax (VAT), Real Property Taxes and Business License. The legislative changes also affect ...Read more

Collecting Guide: Maps
Christie's, June 30th

The legendary island of Brazil would appear before unsuspecting sailors for a single day once every seven years to lure them to their deaths. Cartographers up to the 17th century pinpointed this mysterious landmass in the Atlantic — sometimes off the...Read more

Flag store owners must decide if Confederate flag is symbol of hate, or ...
Concord Monitor, June 29th

An employee begins production on Confederate flags at Alabama Flag and Banner in Huntsville, Ala., Friday morning, June 26, 2015, after the business' manufacturer decided to no longer supply the flag. (Sarah Cole/AL.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT...Read more

Magic and memories at Smallville ComicCon
Hutchinson News, June 29th

displays his limited edition framed Star Trek Postage Stamp autographed by the late actor Leonard Nimoy as well as William Shatner. The item was donated from the personal collection of Rick Cooper, local branch president of the National Association...Read more

Pittsfield's father-son eBay team take stamp world by storm
Concord Monitor, June 20th

Joe Cortese and his son, Michael, examine a stamp collection at their Pittsfield business Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The younger Cortese decided to take up the family business and is increasingly managing all aspects of the eBay powerhouse. (NICK REID ...Read more

World's Rarest Stamp Now on Display at National Postal Museum
Sierra Sun Times, June 6th

His massive stamp collection is willed to the postal museum in Berlin. However, because France and Germany are at war, his stamp collections are seized a few later by the French government as enemy property and sold to pay off German war reparations...Read more

How Much Is A Stamp? Current Postage Rates 2015
SavingAdvice.com, June 5th

If you use a lot of stamps and you don't mind using older stamps on your letters and packages, the best deals to be found are on eBay. You can find stamps selling for 80% and less of their face value. When stamp stores buy large stamp collections, they...Read more

The Remarkable Story of the World's Rarest Stamp
Smithsonian, June 4th

As more was learned of the stamp's provenance, it grew to become a prized item in Ferrary's collection, which upon his death in 1917, was donated to Berlin's postal museum. Following the World War I, the count's collection and the One-Cent Magenta was ...Read more