Buy with Confidence

All  StampStore sellers are members of the American Philatelic Society and abide by the APS Code of ethics. Anyone can buy on StampStore.  Non-members we invite you to Join today and save. All buyers must register a user account in order to add items to a cart.

Want List Feature

Shopping is Easy!

1. Add items to your cart
To add items to your cart, you must have a user account and be logged in. Once logged in at and perform a search you will see there is an “+Add to Cart” button beside each item (click here for search tips). If you wish to make a purchase, simply click “+Add to Cart” and decide if you want to view cart to check out or continue shopping.
2. Decide if you want an item Expertized
During check out you have the option to have items expertized by our APEX service. You can do this by checking the box under the item that reads “Request APEX Certification - $30.00”. We recommend authentication for the more expensive items that do not already have a certificate (note that expertizing is not available for items that do not have a sale price equal or greater than $50). The cost is $30 and is charged at the time of purchase.

If expertized by APEX and the item is genuine, the cost of expertizing will be borne by the purchaser. Note: All items submitted to any service after the sale, is at the expense of the buyer and will not be refunded. The buyer is required to submit an “Expertizing Extension” within five days of receipt of the item (details are provided with each order).

Expertizing is done on a per item basis. If purchasing a set please indicate if expertizing is requested for all items or only one item in the set. If requested for multiple items buyer is responsible for cost of expertizing any items for which certificate is good (at $30 each) even if one item is found bad and buyer chooses not to buy set.

The expertizing process usually takes 30 to 90 days. When an opinion is rendered, APS notifies the purchaser of the decision via email. If the item was misdescribed or faults are found that were not included in the description, the purchaser may reject the item and request a refund of the purchase price and the expertizing fee (refunds can take up to two to four weeks). An item may not be rejected for centering or any issue clearly visible from the scanned image.
3. Check out and make payment
Please note that items remain available in inventory until you finalize your purchase - meaning other buyers have the opportunity to purchase the same item even if it is in your cart. We accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

APS MEMBERS also have the option to put money on their account. Many individuals still prefer check payments so we have made it easy for them to send a check to put money on their account – then during check out they have an option to use these funds. (**APS members only have this option and it is recommended to send $100 or more when putting money on account).
4. Receive order acknowledgement and shipment details
When a purchase is made, the buyer will receive an email receipt. All orders are filled the next business day. Orders are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service only and charged a base rate shipping fee + 1% handling + 1% insurance (see shipping charts - also note that non-members pay higher fees).



While the APS provides this selling/buying service, the APS does not own the material being sold and does not guarantee the accuracy of members’ content in the listings. While members price and describe their material, they may unknowingly misdescribe the quality or authenticity of the items being sold. Therefore, the APS offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all items.

Follow these easy steps to make a return.

Start Your Return

Contact APS within 30 days to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number that must accompany the return. Phone 814-933-3803 ext. 271

Ship the item back

Return postage costs are at the buyer’s expense (if shipping was paid on the original order - shipping costs per item will be refunded with the return).

Receive your refund

Expect your refund within approximately 2 weeks of shipping your item (though in many cases you'll receive the refund sooner). When you return an item, the return amount is applied to your credit card or to your APS account for future purchases.

StampStore Want List

Don’t miss out on a great purchase…get notified as soon as new items are posted! StampStore has now released a new feature, the Want List! Would you like to be notified each time items matching your interests are posted to the site? You’re now able to create StampStore searches for items that you are interested in, convert those searches to your Want List, and we’ll use that list to notify you when new stamps matching your criteria go up for sale!... See full details >


Contact StampStore

If you have additional questions, our Sales staff is ready to help, email [email protected] or call 814-933-3803, ext. 270

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