What's in your Attic? Stamp Evaluations and Selling Stamps
We receive many questions about bringing stamps for sale to the show.
We are here to help those that have inherited a stamp collection, and ensure that a departed fellow stamp collector has his or her treasures treated honorably and fairly. We strongly recommend that you read our commentary on selling a stamp collection before you arrive.
You may bring material for sale. The show has a table in our registration area staffed by experienced philatelists (stamp collectors) who can give you some idea of what your holdings may be worth. Please note that they are not professional stamp appraisers, and offers from dealers may differ from what our volunteers have told you. Regardless, we strongly recommend that you visit our "What's in your Attic" table first. Our volunteers are there to assist you.
Furthermore, we recommend you read the articles posted elsewhere on our website that provide some insight into selling stamps.
If you wish to enter the bourse area and show your holdings to our stamp dealers to solicit cash offers, please note the following:
We must charge you the $5.00 entrance fee to enter our bourse area
Sales may only be made to dealers staffing tables as they have purchased the exclusive right to buy and sell stamps inside the Hilton ballroom. Soliciting an offer from anyone other than a paying table dealer is strictly prohibited.
Our dealers are principally concerned with selling stamps, and are likely to be very busy between show opening (10 am) and mid-afternoon on Friday and Saturday. Approaching them with collections to sell during these hours may result in some abrupt treatment. We recommend Sundays to show collections to dealers, but dealers will still find time to speak with you during busy times if what you have to sell interests them.