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Charles Bromser

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

Scott Payton

U.S.
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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.

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

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.

Bill Lehr

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

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.

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)

Prashant H. Pandya

India
Available
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.

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).

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
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.

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.

Recent Answers

2015-06-23 free stamped letter:

Hello Jim,    Thanks for your letter.    The "free" designation on the front of the envelope is a courtesy that was allowed to politicians and armed forces throughout our history.      There are collectors

2015-06-23 1924 Postage Stamp Health Christmas:

Catherine,    It reads like you are asking about the 1924 Christmas Seal identified as Scott number WX32.  It has a current catalog (retail) value of 30 cents.  Christmas and other charity seals are often

2015-06-17 stamp:

Hi Koncz,  Thanks for the question and the great picture.  Koncz, I wish I could tell you this was the rare 482a Type Ia, but unfortunately this is clearly a type I,   The Type Ia has much heavier shading

2015-06-13 Washington 2c with bleeding head:

Jim,    The stamp is definitely an oddity, and there is a market for such error stamps, but it is highly speculative.  In general, the more dramatic the error, the more an EFO (error, freak and oddity)

2015-06-04 USA 15c embossed postage envelope:

Felix,    Yes, the picture is attached.  Scott U597, issued in May of 1980 in note size and business size.  You have the business size.  Both sizes are valued at 60-cents in the UPSS specialized catalog

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