Philately, the study of stamps and postal history, is keenly followed by collectors all around the world. Our expertise spans from stamps used for government postal administration to cinderella stamps which include local stamps, political propaganda, railway stamps and design. Today, stamp collecting is still one of the most popular hobbies, as one can easily start a collection with only a few stamps.
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With continuous growing internet selling platforms there are quite a large variety of stamps in the market, so it is increasingly important to be well advised for what to collect. The stamp market is not solely driven by investors but by true collectors and so rare items with a good historical story tend to be most valuable.
Our stamps expert is of French Canadian origin and boasts a philatelic library of over 12,000+ volumes of literature relating to the field. The former president of Fédération Québécoise de Philatélie, he is a regular contributor to the American Philatelic Society and his expertise is highly regarded.
Our second stamps expert has worked in stamps and classic philately the whole of his career, beginning at Stanley Gibbons on the Strand at 17, leaving as a Director to start his own business in 1991. During These years he has formed Gold Medal winning collections of Egypt, Mexico and North Korea. Since 1999, whilst running his own business, I have also been the senior describer for Corinphila Auctions in Zurich, Switzerland.