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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).

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.
Available
My focus is US only, but 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.

Terry Tipton

U.S.
Available
I have been involved in philately for most of my 56 years. I specialize in United States Issues and Postmarks. I have numerous reference sources to research if I do not know the answer. I am organized and promise swift courteous answers. I am a member of the American Philatelic Society. I also have my own philatelic mail order business.

Michele Chapman

Cyprus
Available
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.

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.

Bill Lehr

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

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)

Maxime Herold

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

Peter Lang

Germany
Available
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.

Charles Bromser

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

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

Recent Answers

2015-05-21 Cottrell Press, pnc's:

Johnathon,    The coil stamp you describe is Scott number 1898A, issued in 1982.  Plate number coils (PNCs) are typically collected in strips of five, with the plate number appearing in the center stamp

2015-05-20 1841 entire London to Genoa:

Hi Winston,  thank you for question;  The postal rate on front is 22 ( decimi di lira or 2 lire e 20 centesimi) and is a payment for French and Sardinian rates according the 1838 convention. For me the

2015-05-20 3802 Arctic Tundra:

Hi John,  Thanks for the question  John, you are very observant, the "film" coating you describe is the tagging. Tagging is applied to most United States stamps nowadays to help the facing and cancelling

2015-05-17 Inherited a stamp:

Jade,    It might be desirable to cancel collectors, but you'd have to find them.  I recommend ebay.com.  The price marked would be a good starting price for auction.    Good luck!     -Mark Leon    I

2015-05-13 #554 Carmine 2c?:

Hi Robbie,     This is one of several tricky early US stamps.  The price ranges you are seeing are the result of this stamp coming in "many forms", with the 554 being extremely common (and most likely)

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