Authentication Committees

The Philatelic Foundation
Non-profit, specializes in United States stamps.

Professional Stamp Experts
Specializes in United States stamps, leading firm for grading.

Confederate Stamp Alliance
Expertizing arm of the Confederate Stamp Society.

American Philatelic Society
Expertizing arm of the American Philatelic Society.

Vincent Graves Greene Foundation
Canada’s premier BNA expertizing service.

Worldwide Experts
Website with the most comprehensive list of worldwide philatelic experts we have found.


American Stamp Dealer’s Association
Main governing body for members of the stamp trade.

American Philatelic Society
The largest collector’s organization in the United States. Their site offers links to hundreds of affiliated specialized collecting organizations, and has schedules for upcoming shows.

Royal Philatelic Society of London
The oldest philatelic society in the world, founded in 1869.

Collector’s Club of Chicago
A great resource library from one of America’s leading collector organizations.

The Collectors Club of New York
A great philatelic resource from one of America’s leading collector organizations.

Carriers and Locals Society
Website devoted to this collecting area, publishers of the Penny Post.

Confederate Stamp Alliance
Premier organization for Confederate philately.

U.S. Philatelic Classics Society
Classics Society, a great resource for research on classic U.S. stamps. Publishes The Chronicle, a quarterly publication.

The Manuscript Society
An international society whose members cover all fields of autograph collecting.

Libraries and Institutions

National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum website.

The British Library
Information about their philatelic collections.


The American Stamp Dealer & Collector
A magazine published by the American Stamp Dealers Association, filled with great articles.

Scott Publishing Company
The publishers of the Scott Catalogue and many supplies.

Amos Hobby Publishing
P.O. Box 828, 911 S. Vandemark Rd. Sidney OH 45365-0828
Telephone: 1-800-572-6885   Fax (937) 498-0807  Toll Free Fax: 1-800-488-5349

Wine Sites We Love

Since it appears that many collectors of rare stamps enjoy great wines as well, I thought these links may be of use.

A great site where users rate their own wines.  We find this a useful resource for deciding when to open a particular bottle.

Cellar Tracker
When you want to drink a wine!  A great site where users rate their own wines. I find this a great resource for deciding when to open a particular bottle.