Are you looking to sell a collection? Consider contacting an APS Dealer or Local Club near you. The collections are viewed in person since descriptions over the phone or email are not recommended. View one of the following directories to find connections near you. Search over 430 members who have registered with the Society as full-time or part time professional dealers in our dealer directory, or find a local stamp club near you in our member club pages. All of the listed stamp clubs are chapter members of the APS, but each is a separate organization offering its own services to its members.
A member of a local club may help with determining whether the collection has enough value to warrant the cost of an appraisal. If you take the collection to a dealer, be sure to clarify to the dealer that you are not requesting an official appraisal unless you are prepared to pay a fee. A formal appraisal may not be needed unless required for legal purposes. A formal appraisal could cost $75 to $250 an hour and provides no guarantee that the material can be sold for the valuation provided. Most appraisals are performed by stamp dealers so again feel free to use our Dealer Directory noted above.
American Philatelic Society
The American Philatelic Society is the largest nonprofit stamp collecting organization in the world, with members in more than 110 countries. Become a member today: stamps.org/Join.
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