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Peter Lang

Germany
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I can answer questions about `music on stamps` which covers composers, instruments and singers as well as musical notes, dance, opera and all other music related topics shown on stamps, postmarks and postal stationaries.

Scott Payton

U.S.
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My expertise is in US, but I have a lot of exposure to worldwide, and with wide reference material, I will do what I can to answer questions about global stamps. In US I have extensive experience in all aspects (does include Administrative overprints for Cuba, China, Puerto Rico etc.). Also, Hawaii general issue and Revenue (pre-statehood). Of course still building knowledge but have been collecting since 1980. Air Mail is a favorite area, but not a limitation. Two specialty areas are Large Banknote issues, and Washington/Franklin identification. Strong experience in Carrier & Locals, Private Die (Also known as M&M for "Match & Medicine" but also includes some playing card and perfume stamp issues.) Recently have been building more back-of-book experience, especially around Official, Newspaper, Revenue and tax editions. Some covers, and cancellations, but not my strong suit. Another area I'm recently diving into. What I can't do: Anything non-US, as it's just not an area I focus on.

Charles Bromser

Available
I can answer questions about Astrophilately i.e. all space related philately.

Bill Lehr

U.S.
Available
Almost any question relating to US postal stationery

Michele Chapman

Cyprus
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I specialize only in Cyprus stamps (Republic) and North Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot) stamps and First Day Covers. Please note: I can only answer questions on stamps from the country of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. All Cyprus stamps will have: ΚΥΠΡΟΣ, KIBRIS or CYPRUS printed on them! I can answer most questions related to stamps and values. I can provide opinions on values as a collector of Cyprus stamps but not as a professional. I have no knowledge of stamps from USA or other countries. For these stamps please direct your questions to another Specialist.

BK

India
Available
Modern Indian philately and some earswhile States. I know, I don't know all but can get satisfactory answers to any field of Indian philately

Prashant H. Pandya

India
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I can answer queries related to Modern Postal History of India, Indian Postal Stationery, Baroda and Rajpipla State Postal History and fiscals. Please no questions about valuation of stamps or any philatelic material.

Mark Leon

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I am a collector of United States postage stamps, and also a stamp dealer. I`m a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS). My principle area of interest and expertise is in United States Stamps.

Fabrizio Delmastro

Italy
Available
I can answer queries related to Postal History of Kingdom of Sardinia until 1850 ( prephilatelic era) and French occupation of Italy (depart. Conquis).

Maxime Herold

Canada
Available
Specializing in Rare Stamps of Canada and its' Provinces; from classics and proofs to modern errors and varieties.

Mike Stern

U.S.
Available
My specialty is United States Errors, but I can answer most questions on United States stamps (except covers). I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years. I am also a member of the APS (American Philatelic Society)

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2016-09-19 precancelledstamps:

There are many varieties of precanceled US stamps and most of them have minimal value.  Varieties include the stamp itself as well as varieties of the precancel.  Adding to the confusion, there are both

2016-09-15 Stamps:

Hi Jovannie,     Sorry for my slow reply, I have had a bad flu the last couple of days.     I've looked at each of the photos and can say, these are all very common stamps.  An interesting usage for used

2016-09-13 nonperforated, misprinted stamp:

Hi Sandra,  My condolences on the loss of your mother, she was very smart to keep them, as they are certainly worth more than normal stamps.  This is know as an imperforate (Imperf)and miscut coil roll

2016-08-23 1980 olympic stamps and more:

Kathy,    Stamps on paper torn from envelopes like you describe is known in the philatelic world as "kiloware", because it changes hands based on value by the pound, rather than by individual stamp.  The

2016-08-20 Color error:

Hi Ken,  Thanks for the question,  Ken, I have actually seen this error a few times, this is what is know as inking error , in this case (as you correctly noted) the red ink has bled into the blue (creating

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