All About Stamp Collecting


"It exposes her to the wider world, teaches her about geography, history and art, gets her thinking about ways of approaching and depicting subjects and events." So said one father about the benefits...


Grading of stamps (and other philatelic materials such as covers) is the application of a number rating that is assigned based on the condition of the item being graded. Think of a report card in school.


Never intended to leave the printing facility, stamp “errors, freaks, and oddities” or “EFOs” is a term that refers to all the kinds of things that can go wrong when producing postage stamps...



Where we believe that every stamp is a tiny art masterpiece!

Welcome to Miniature Artworks USA, where we believe that every stamp is a tiny art masterpiece!

We aim to be the best in the market

At Miniature Artworks USA, we understand that consumers want to build their collections with the confidence they’ve received thoroughly researched, verified and correct advice and guidance. Our portfolio managers work continuously to broaden their knowledge base in order to make you comfortable with each addition to your collection. When we achieve that goal, we know we are the best in the marketplace!

We are guided by learning your goals for your collection and helping you to locate and select the finest stamps available that best suit your wishes. Our 30-day money-back guarantee on each and every stamp purchase is evidence that we stand behind our guidance, judgment and recommendations to your satisfaction and enjoyment.

We’ll give you our best service each and every time

No matter what your personal interests might be – flowers, historical figures, social causes, music, literature and more – there will likely be stamps that reflect those interests. We enjoy helping to locate the stamps you most enjoy and we will be able to point out how potential stamp purchases will enhance the value of your collection for the future. Miniature Artworks USA will only sell stamps we have thoroughly researched and obtained from the most reputable sources. We deal only in the highest grade stamps available. Why? Because lesser-grade stamps do nothing good for your collection or for our reputation.

Your portfolio manager will be in regular contact with you to discuss your collection. He or she will help you to follow the year-to-year value of your stamps consulting the Scott Catalogue (world-recognized stamp value authority) for authentication.

Aren’t all stamp companies about the same?

In a word, “NO!” The hallmark of a responsible, reliable stamp company is the knowledge base of its staff. The portfolio managers at Miniature Artworks USA are full-time experts who continually pursue professional growth. Whether consulting the most authoritative publications on philately, visiting stamp shows and estate sales, participating in stamp clubs and online forums or attending lectures presented by regarded stamp experts, our staff actively seeks more and better information to better serve you. We pride ourselves in being able to tell our clients where we get our information and how they may verify it. When we deliver your tiny art masterpiece, we want you to know everything there is to know about it!



A Hobby of a Lifetime!

Early Postage Stamps

On July 1, 1847, the United States Post Office Department released its first two stamps, marking the beginning...


1869 Pictorial Issue

In March 1869, the Post Office Department issued a set of ten stamps that broke from convention. While the faces of...


1893 Columbian Exposition

1893 marked nearly the end of the Gilded Age (1870 - 1900), the early...


1898 Trans-Mississipi Exposition Issue

The transformation of the United States from an agricultural to an increasingly industrialized and urbanized society brought about...


1901 Pan-American Exposition Issue

1901 found the U.S. still in the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s), a time of intense social and political change in American society...


1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Issue

The United States was well into the Progressive Era (about...


1907 Jamestown Exposition Issue

With the assassination of President McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43...


1909 Commemorative

The Gilded Age and the first years of the 20th century were a time of great social change and economic growth in the United States...


1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition Issue

The United States was far into the Progressive Era by 1915 and many of its ideal reforms had been implemented or soon would be...


1918 Jenny Airmail

When war exploded across Europe in August, 1914, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson made a decision...


1920 Pilgrm Tercentenary Issue

The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation's...