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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1847USA

1847USA

Bob Allen's beautiful and well organized catalog of US stamps from 1847 to 1970 is a fantastic resource for all US … [read review or visit site]

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]

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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'Mona Lisa' stamp shines light on tangible investments
CNBC.com, April 18th

The Moshers are not alone in profiting from stamps as an investment. Bill Bergstrom of the Tustin, Calif., auction house H.R. Harmer, GPN, has witnessed a growing interest in stamp collecting. "In general, stamps are in that tangible asset class...Read more

Mississippi Gulf Coast Stamp Club to host stamp show April 26-27 in Jackson ...
Mississippi Press (blog), April 17th

Club members will be available to help identify stamps, and the dealers are always interested in buying collections. There will also be exhibits, door prizes, free stamps for children and supplies for the related Boy Scout merit badge. Admission is...Read more

Drug Collecting Is The Millennial's Stamp Collecting
Fusion, April 7th

Drug Collecting Is The Millennial's Stamp Collecting. by Zara Stone @AlmostZara. Posted 04/07/2014, 01:52PM. Updated 04/08/2014, 07:56AM. PHOTO: Drugstash. Stashman666/ Reddit. next. PHOTO: Female insect penises. These Brazilian Cave Insects ...Read more

The Canadian Stamp Collection reopens in a new gallery at the Museum of History
Ottawa Start (press release), March 28th

Canadian postal history takes centre stage with the reopening of The Canadian Stamp Collection (formerly Reflections of Canada – The National Stamp Collection) in a new permanent gallery on Level 1 at the Canadian Museum of History. The Canadian ...Read more

Stamps, collectors tell stories
The Spokesman Review, March 27th

Since 1934, members of the Inland Empire Philatelic Society have been meeting to swap stamp stories and share their collections. At a recent meeting at Riverview Retirement Community, this weekend's stamp show was the topic of conversation, but it didn...Read more

Forget Bacon or Van Dyck – this tiny stamp will make collectors go wild
The Guardian, March 26th

In fact, the eye-watering sums of cash that well-heeled enthusiasts are expected to throw at this stamp reveal the true nature of collecting, dealing, and the surreal nature of the art market. It is not after all a surprise that stamps are collectible...Read more

LASTING HOBBY: Brian Motteram with some of his stamps
Daily Echo, March 24th

Brian prefers British and Commonwealth stamps and his collection includes mini sets, blocks and gutter stamps from across the eras to special editions – the majority of which were collected during the past 15 years. His favourites include a set of six...Read more

Stamp collectors enjoy their spring 'Christmas'
Kawartha Media Group, March 22nd

PETERBOROUGH -- The 58th annual Kawartha Stamp Club show and exhibition at the Evinrude Centre was a great place to be Saturday (March 22) as snow returned to the region. Hundred of stamp collectors, of all ages, flocked through the doors, each ...Read more