Finding the Value of Collectible Stamps
At Apfelbaum, Inc., one of the questions we are asked most frequently is “How much is my stamp collection worth?” Whether you have inherited some rare stamps from a relative or are simply curious about the value of your own stamp album or collection, a professional stamp collection appraisal is the best way to begin.
At Apfelbaum, Inc., we have more than 100 years of experience in the stamp album appraisal business. We are here to help you determine the value of your collection and take the appropriate next steps, whether it’s buying your collection outright, selling at auction or looking into an appropriate insurance policy.
Stamp prices can change month to month and year to year. Because of this price fluctuation, it is important to have an expert appraise your stamp collection. As professional stamp appraisers with years of training with the most up to date information, we can offer a timely and accurate assessment of your stamp collection.
What’s Involved in a Stamp Collection Appraisal
Stamps have been issued by countries and colonies around the world since 1840. And as you can imagine, finding the value of a large stamp collection is no easy task. The appraisal process involves going through every item in your collection individually, determining its provenance, and assessing its condition relative to other stamps of a similar age.
If the authenticity of a stamp is in dispute, the use of specialists and/or high tech equipment may be required. When you contact Apfelbaum, Inc. for a stamp collection appraisal, we’ll use every resource at our disposal to come up with an accurate assessment of what you can realistically expect to obtain.
When appraising stamps, decisions are rarely based on catalog value alone. Stamp quality, rarity, desirability and eye appear also affect the worth of a stamp collection. Our appraisal experts can help advise the most profitable sales method.
When to Sell
Like all collectibles, the market for rare stamps is subject to a certain amount of flux over time. Knowing the best time to sell a collection is an art unto itself — outside factors as well as the internal variance of the market can all affect the value of a rare stamp collection. Apfelbaum, Inc. is here to help anyone who is looking to liquidate their stamp collection.
Here’s what some of our customers have said about our services:
- “I would not hesitate to recommend Apfelbaum's to anyone looking to sell their stamps.”
- “If I decide to sell other holdings in the future, I would certainly contact Apfelbaum's.”
- “The appraiser was a very personable individual and made the selling process quite enjoyable. I wouldn't hesitate doing business with the Apfelbaum company in the future.”
To find out more about what we can do for you, or to arrange an appraisal at your convenience, please contact Apfelbaum, Inc. today.