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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If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive s… [read review or visit site]

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Medallion tribute to Manx veterans of World War 1
isleofman.com, July 28th

This latest World War 1 commemorative issue complements a number of other Isle of Man Stamps and Coins collections which remember those who served in 1914-18 conflict. The collections include a World War 1 Christmas Day Truce Crown, and a World ...Read more

Born Too Soon
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), July 27th

She hopes to expand her collections, and her students are developing models of how phthalates might escape from landfills. We bushwhacked .... The researchers excise a stamp-sized slice and suspend it between liquids using what looks like a shot glass...Read more

Local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into ...
South China Morning Post (subscription), July 27th

His collection ranges from Shanghai barbers' chairs to Queen Elizabeth memorabilia, taxi meters from the 1960s and shop posters promoting the exchange of bottle caps for gifts. "Like most Hong Kong people, I miss the days before the handover. So I have...Read more

Customs: A year after SONA shaming
Rappler, July 27th

Bureau of Customs Commissioner John Sevilla is leading the reforms meant to curb corruption and improve the collections of the agency. MANILA, Philippines – In his 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA), ... The main goal of the reorganized BOC is to...Read more

Chef Thomas Keller launches cookware set with All-Clad
Yahoo Philippines News, July 26th

The All-Clad TK Collection was designed with the home cook in mind and comes with Keller's stamp of approval. Sets come in 11, 7 and 4-piece collections. Different pots and pans come in different metal combinations for specific tasks, be it browning...Read more

Nick's Stamps Comes out of Beta and Is Now Accepting Collections Worldwide
DigitalJournal.com, July 24th

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2014 -- After one year Nicksstamps.com is now out of beta and accepting stamp collections from clients worldwide. There are several things to consider when selling your stamp collection. Through our years of...Read more

Learn about Korea through postage stamps | PhilaKorea 2014
inside KOREA, July 24th

This year, special stamp collections celebrating the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, memorable figures from Korean history — Han Yong-un, Lee Yuk-sa and Yoon Dong-ju — and the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) are already on sale. Also ...Read more

The stamp of passion
The Hindu, July 13th

The Postal Department is also trying to get children interested in stamp collection by setting up stamp clubs in schools. Through these clubs, experts impart training in the technical aspects of philately to students, while also creating in them an...Read more