What it is?
Stamps in the Attic launched by The Philatelic Traders’ Society welcomes those people with inherited or gifted collections to have them appraised for free at Virtual Stampex.
How do you get involved?
To have your collection appraised and find out more about it you need to register for the show at stampex.vfairs.com
Terms and Conditions
Every dealer will have different terms and conditions to their appraisals so please do ask them for more information.
What to do next?
When you have found out a little bit more about your collection, you might be able to sell it to the dealer or you might want to start collecting again. However, if you find out your collection isn't worth very much you could donate it to charity or create a piece of art. Here are some of the things you could do:
Stamp Active is a youth philately charity which accepts donation of stamps. They use these stamps to provide activities for children, free stamp packs and they also sell some stamps to help raise funds for the wonderful work they do. You can find out more at https://www.stampactive.co.uk or visit their booth.
Stamp Bureau in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Send them to the Stamp Bureau who raises money for Macmillan.
PO Box 469, Leeds, LS17 1HX
You could turn your collection into a piece of art. Why not pop over to the Art Stamped booth to enquire about turning your stamp collection into a piece or art, or to learn more about crafting with stamps. Art Stamped is all about 'stamps on show' so check out the Gallery at www.artstamped.com for some inspiration.
Which booths are involved in Virtual Stampex?
Spink And Son LTd
- Ask for Josh Barber or Neill Granger
They appraise all philatelic material including;
British Commonwealth, Great Britain, China, Foreign
Postal History/Postal Stationary, Proofs, Dies, Essays,
- Ask for Simon Carson
Will appraise all philatelic material
- Ask for Louis-Edouard Behr
- Ask for Stuart Chandler
They can appraise British Empire & Commonwealth.
Auctions Laser Invest
- Ask for TOMMASO TAGLIENTE
Specialising in All Italian Area, Old Italian States, Kingdom, Social Republic, Colonies, II World War Occupation, II World War Postcard Propaganda, San Marino, Vaticano, Air Mail.
John Curtin Ltd
- Ask for James Leigh
Specialising in general collections of GB, Commonwealth and World.
India and States
- Ask for Sandeep Jaiswal
Specialising in India and states
- Ask for John Auld