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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.

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.

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.

Fabrizio Delmastro

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

Mark Leon

Available
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.

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

Maxime Herold

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

Bill Lehr

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

Mike Stern

U.S.
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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)

Charles Bromser

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

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2016-08-20 1980 olympic stamps and more:

Kathy,    During the late 1970s through the 1980s there were many companies assembling common stamps into attractive packaging and marketing the results to novice collectors.  From what I read in your

2016-08-19 French Council of Europe flag stamp identification.:

Hi Terry,     Sorry this one has taken a while for me to get back to you.  They are interesting, and I've still not found an exact match, as France is not my specialty, but this has all the hallmarks of

2016-08-17 35c Chavez error:

Hi Ken,  Thanks for the question,  Ken, you are correct, this is know as a reverse offset error (some also call it a set-off).   These occur during production when a sheet misfeeds into the press. The

2016-08-06 United States Savings Stamps:

Hi Bonnie,  Thanks for the question,    These savings stamp booklets where used to try to help people save money in small amount. You could buy the stamps in different amounts, 10c, 25c, 50c, $1, and $5

2016-08-02 13 cent Air mail stamp:

William,    Sorry for the delay in answering. I'm at a stamp show rather than my usual environs.  The value of C79b bureau precanceled is 85 cents, as opposed to 25 cents for the normal issue.  The permit

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