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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
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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).

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)

Maxime Herold

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

BK

India
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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

Charles Bromser

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

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.

Terry Tipton

U.S.
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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.

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.

Bill Lehr

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

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.

Recent Answers

2016-02-11 50 cent conveyance stamp:

Hi Barbara,     This is a Scott #R54c.  Note that the "c" denotes a "perforated stamp on all 4 sides" which this is.  The R54 was produced as an imperforate stamp (R54a), perforated on only sides or top/bottom

2016-02-11 first man of the moon stamp and coin:

Peggy,    I don't have coin expertise but the 1969 Moon Landing airmail stamp has a current catalog (retail) value of 25 cents in mint or postally used condition.    -Mark Leon    I deal in United States

2016-02-05 Columbian 2c stamp:

Susan,    Your sheet of Scott number 231 could be worth in the $2,000 range, but it all depends on condition.  If the sheet is stuck-down to the back of the cardboard picture, the value drops considerably

2016-02-04 Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues Stamp:

Judy,    You are referring to the 1993 issue of seven different designs, Scott numbers 2724 through 2730.  The full sheet of 35 is (retail) valued at $29 in fault-free, mint condition.    -Mark Leon  

2016-02-03 stamp values:

Ron,    The certificates from the services I mentioned are embossed with a seal and printed on security paper.  There is a per stamp expertizing fee for all four services that typically ranges $25 and

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