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

Don Schilling's long-running, in-depth blog on stamp collecting and postal operations. Schilling stays up on all th… [read review or visit site]

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

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United … [read review or visit site]

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]



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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Corn roast, ladies meeting held
The Harlan Daily Enterprise, August 27th

Central Baptist Church in Cumberland recently held a corn roast and birthday party for Amelia Colinger. Over sixty family and congregation members participated, praising God for his bounty and blessings. Corn shuckers and cookers were Robert and Tonja ...Read more

Value of stamp collection, white residue on silver jewelry, more
Lewiston Sun Journal, August 26th

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You have helped me out a couple of times before. I am hoping you or your readers may be able to help me out again. I have recently found some stamps that I would like to have looked at to see if they are of any value. If you or any of...Read more

The age of collecting
Toledo Blade, August 22nd

Once a commonplace activity among children and adolescents, today those who are passionate about collecting coins, cards, stamps, and comics belong to an older generation. Gene Stutzenstein, 67, of Toledo, still flips through his stamp collection with...Read more

The quiet man of Boston's art scene
Boston Globe, August 22nd

At the MFA, this new addition to its West collection has been described as “monumental.” It's so large, it just barely fits into the room where a team is working to clean it and remove layers of varnish from prior restorations, and to bring the...Read more

Tribute to Country's Stamp Collector Kamal Patel, August 17th

Stamps have been issued from postal services from all over the world since time immemorial. Kamal knew deep down his heart that stamp collection in Zambia was pretty rare or nothing at all, partly due to the fact that the new generation, born in the ...Read more

Playhouse season opener will resonate with stamp collectors
Omaha World-Herald, August 9th

Take Joseph Rende. He began his collection when he was 8 years old, following the example of an aunt. He's still amassing stamps at age 71, and works part time as the manager of the widely known Boys Town stamp center. He also organizes stamp shows...Read more

Sealed with a stamp
The Nation, August 2nd

Download the smartphone app Alive Stamp and scan the stamp to enjoy a two-minute video clip presenting the Princess's history and her musical talent along with "Lao Damneon Sai", a tune composed by National artist Sirichaichan Fakjamroon, the ...Read more

Philatelists behave badly in play about stamp collection
Topeka Capital Journal, June 18th

Jackie (Darria Dennison) threatens to burn a pair of potentially rare stamps when she finds herself in a dispute over their ownership in Theresa Rebeck's “Mauritius,” which Washburn University Theatre will open Friday in the university's Andrew J. and...Read more