Here are a few frequently asked questions, simply click on the question to see the answer. Or feel free to contact our staff by calling (814) 933-3803 ext. 231 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think one of the stamps in my retired sales book has been substituted or damaged on a circuit. What recourse do I have?
Use the Damage/Substitution Claim Form. Send us the completed form and the book with only the claimed item. After checking against our digital records, the claim will be processed accordingly. If you are right, the APS will pay your loss.
What do the entries on the backs of sales books mean?
Each entry documents the specific circuit (multiple, club, or direct) to which the sales book was sent. Logging each circuit ensures that the book is not sent out on the same circuit again.
Which catalogue should I use to price my stamps?
You may use any generally recognized catalogue, as long as it is identified in the space provided on the front cover of the sales book. See Catalogue for examples of those that are used by our sellers.
What percentage of catalogue value should I charge for my stamps?
The material submitted by most sellers falls within 40%-60% of the catalogue values. Our more successful sellers price their items below the 50% level. Faults, such as pulled perfs, thins, tears, scuff marks, no gum on mint stamps, etc., would reduce the asking price considerably. For example, do not expect to sell a stamp with a rounded corner for more than 20%-25% of the catalogue value. There are some exceptions to these pricing limits.
In general, pricing of items should be no more than 65% of the catalogue values. The listed values for never hinged, mint (unused) and used in Scott’s are for very fine condition. Your chosen pricing percentage could be applied to both unused and used material.