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

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Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Private Die Proprietary Stamps

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Recent News: US Stamp Collections

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Leave food by your mailbox for collection; post offices help 'stamp out' hunger
The Times (subscription), May 5th

Community volunteers and organizations are helping mail carriers in collections. Items can be dropped off at post offices, as well. Those collected in Ottawa will go to Community Food Basket. Last year, the Streator post office collected about 800...Read more

Food stamp fraud is dog whistle politics -- Mike Pfrang, May 5th

It's possible the $674,000 in reported collections in the most recent period is less than the salaries, legal expenses and other costs paid by the taxpayers to collect that sum. It would be bad enough if we could write off this unproductive and mean...Read more

Relay for Life fundraising event set May 29-30
The Daily News Journal, May 5th

The event will continue through 6 a.m. May 30. Items of interest for the silent auction include: •Stamp collections. •Precious moments (lots of retired pieces in new condition w/ boxes). •Barbies (new in box). •Collegiate sports items. •Sounds and MTSU...Read more

Selling Structured Settlement Benefits: What Should a Court's Role Be ...
Legal Broadcast Network (blog), May 5th

Some observers have suggested that courts are nothing more than “rubber stamps,” approving whatever is put before them. Bracy says that, if there's a rubber stamp courts are using, ... Matt Bracy is a partner in Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., Dallas, Texas...Read more

Hassen still leads food drive despite retiring
Ocala, May 3rd

Our collection has been bigger than collections in cities like Detroit and Sacramento,” Hassen said. “We have about 48 letter carriers in the Ocala NALC, but for the drive we get the help of the roughly 135 rural letter carriers throughout the county...Read more

Celebrating 175 years of the Penny Black postage stamp
Nottingham Post, May 3rd

On May 15, at 7.15pm, Douglas and fellow member Dennis Boot will draw from their stamp collections to deliver a talk entitled Travel Through the Ages. Newcomers are welcome. Stamp collecting, Douglas concedes, appears to be a hobby for children and ...Read more

The lowdown on Boz Scaggs' discography
SFGate, May 3rd

He did rope in worthwhile guests like the poet Jim Carroll and jazz bassist Marcus Miller, but the production marked it with a major time stamp. “It's what happens when you sit around and think a lot about what would be an interesting thing to do...Read more

Taipei hosts Asian stamp exhibit
Taipei Times, April 21st

The 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is scheduled to open at the Taipei World Trade Center on Friday, featuring valuable stamp collections from 24 members of the Inter-Asia Philatelic Federation. This will be the fourth time that the nation...Read more