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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Islamic Art and Influence
University of New Haven News, January 28th

A portrait of King Abdullah by student artist Alanoud Alarishi is the subject for a postage stamp design. Hank Paper's photographs overlook the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a Druze ... Artists: Alanoud Alarishi, Abdul...Read more

Apple Watch release date & UK price rumours: Watch 'not confirmed' for April ...
Macworld UK, January 27th

According to 9to5Mac, there is a new clock face feature called Monogram that will let you add an embedded stamp of 1-4 letters on your clock face. This is one way to .... The various designs of the Apple Watch itself are split into three collections...Read more

From edible stamps to stamps with seeds, this 11-yr-old has some rare postal ...
The Indian Express, January 27th

Among Gogri's quirky collections were embroidered stamps, fragrance stamps, diamond stamps and much more, which she has been collecting for the past three years. The Belgian post office recently came up with their edition of edible chocolate stamps...Read more

Local rivalry pressing the plight of the hungry
MyCentralJersey.com, January 26th

13 St. Joseph-North Brunswick high school basketball game. Administrators from these Central Jersey rivals challenged their communities to "stamp out hunger" at both home and away games this season by hosting food drives to benefit the Middlesex County...Read more

Every stamp counts
Foxboro Reporter, January 22nd

"Sometimes we get a few stamps in an envelope. Sometimes we get 40 pound boxes." She indicated a stack of bins in her office. "We have people who donate lifetime stamp collections. A person (who collected stamps) passes, and nobody knows what to do ...Read more

Commentary: One stamp collector's priority
CBS News, January 18th

For collectors of American stamps, the pinnacle of a collection would be to own an Inverted Jenny -- a 1918 stamp with the Curtiss JN-4 airplane (known as the "Jenny") misprinted upside-down. Only a hundred originally made their way to collectors, and...Read more

Leicestershire landmarks feature in new online Royal Mail stamp collection
Leicester Mercury, January 5th

Simon Dixon, digital humanities and special collections manager at the university, said: “The university is associated with two of the stamps in this special collection. “The landmark Gowan-Stirling engineering building is given pride of place in the...Read more

Pittsfield stamp dealer a worldwide eBay powerhouse
Concord Monitor, January 3rd

He said he bought and sold his first stamp at 8 years old and has remained interested in the trade his whole life. Before the internet, he sought out valuable stamps in large collections at low prices that he could piece apart, selling off the...Read more