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Selling Stamps Online

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I’ve got a large stamp collection that I’m considering selling.  The obvious – but relatively labor intensive – way to do this is on eBay.  I poked around looking for some other options, but didn’t come up with anything particularly credible.  Any stamp collectors out there willing to give me a clue?

  • http://gregcohn.com/blog Greg Cohn

    [-1 on the geek test]

  • http://www.joshchristie.com/weblog/ Josh Christie

    Brad,
    If you do go the eBay route, you might want to try using something like ChannelAdvisor Pro (http://pro.channeladvisor.com) to help automate posting and managing lots of auctions. It could potentially save you a lot of time.

    I work for ChannelAdvisor, but I’m an engineer/entrepreneur that’s read your blog for years not a sales guy searching google for random opportunities to pitch our products :)

    Josh

  • Dan Pingree

    Brad-

    One much less labor intensive approach (if you decide to go the eBay route) is to sell your whole collection as one giant lot. You probably won’t make as much money as if you sold them individually, but that removes almost all the hassle. You could also just sell them on consignment using an eBay reseller.

    One other thing to keep in mind as you think about doing this. If you have older stamps in really nice condition, consider getting them graded by a professional grader (I use PSA–a division of Collector’s Universe. Their stamp division is called Professional Stamp Experts…www.psestamp.com). In the limited baseball card collecting/arbitrage I do on eBay, you can make a lot more money on a mint card by buying it raw, grading it, and reselling.

    Just a few thoughts…

  • http://wrenhunt.com Wren Hunt

    I collect U.S. stamps so I may be able to help you out if you have just a U.S. collection. For world stamps I have no clue.

    The U.S. Postal service sells a great guide to ALL U.S. stamps that will give you some ballpark pricing if you have some of the older/rarer stuff (mainly stuff earlier than 1920 or so). You can pick these up in any larger post office.

    If you want a dealer, check out Mystic Stamps (http://www.mysticstamp.com/) I have always had good dealings with them and think they’re reputable.

    If you are selling old U.S. I might be interested personally (I’m not a pro, just a lifelong amateur).

    Good luck!

    Wren

    • JAKE ATTARD

      I NOTICED YOU COLLECT USA STAMPS I HAVE 75 GOLDEN REPLICA FIRST DAY COVER USA STAMPS IN MINT CONDITION ALL PLACED NEATLY IN A BRWOM LEATHER ALBUM WOULD YOU BE INTRESTED IN MAKING ME AN OFFER FOR THEM?? IF YOU ARE INTRESTED MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS shakeyj99@hotmail.co.uk PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH ME REGARDS JAKE

    • Carol Ball

      I havc a large collection of U. S. stamp covers, many pre-1900, along with some soldiers mail mostly WW1 & WW2, many hotel and business advertising covers, some folded (pre-1850). There are probably 2-3 thousand altogether, and I am interested in selling. I have collected for over 30 years and am in the process of organizing and researching my entire collection. I love the history of these old covers! Please contact me at rcball@newwavecomm.net if you are still in the buying business.

  • http://www.atel.com/ventures.index.html Ryan

    Hi Brad,

    i have a new company that just launched and can help you sell nearly anything and do so through, “social selling” http://www.ztail.com

    If you are interested in the site/company, let me know, i have a good relatiohsip with the founders and they are currently looking to raise a series A.

    All the Best,

    Ryan McCalley

  • http://www.atel.com/ventures.index.html Ryan

    Hi Brad,

    i have a new company that just launched and can help you sell nearly anything and do so through, “social selling” http://www.ztail.com

    their intuitive tutorial will help you post your items for sale on Ebay, your social netowork, or Blog with the click of a few buttons. its really slick!

    If you are interested in the site/company, let me know, i have a good relatiohsip with the founders and they are currently looking to raise a series A.

    All the Best,

    Ryan McCalley

  • Patrick Charles

    You might also look at the American Philatelic Society. You can phyiscally submit your items in bulk to them, they’ll scan the items and then list for sale online on stampstore.org.

    Information on the process is at:
    http://www.stampstore.org/sto_SellingStamps.asp

    -pat

  • Alex

    Hi
    I need stamps collection
    Please offer
    Thank you
    Enjoy Alex

    • Saransh Saxena

      I have some collection if you wanna see please let me now on saransh-saxena@in.com.

      Saransh Saxena

    • aminah

      iv got a huge old stamp collection.plz let me know if your intrested. contact at aminahbilal49@hotmail.com

    • jake

      i have 75 golden replica first day cover usa stamps for sale if any body is intrested my email address is shakeyj99@hotmail.co.uk please make me offers regards jake

  • Sam

    I need to sell Indian Antique Stamps in U.K can anybody help me out thanks.
    I have a file full with stamps which has been collected by my forefathers.

  • Sam

    I need to sell Indian Antique Stamps in U.K can anybody help me out thanks.
    I have a file full with stamps which has been collected by my forefathers.

  • jamie potpinka

    guys I need to get rid of a massive stamp collection that my father has been collecting for over forty years, he told me that the stamps were worth thousands. The problem is I collectcoins and antiques, Need to sell asap JP13BASSMAN thanks

  • Ajay

    I have large stamps Collection usa stamps Asia china stamps, if any one interesred sonu_518@hotmail.com

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  • Sandra

    I have a stamp collection that I inherited from my late Mother, that was appraised at $25,000.00 about 5 years ago (over 20k stamps – mint, used, US, World, old and newer) .. I don't know how much they would go for now – but wondering if anyone here was interested or how I could sell them, I don't have time to list them ALL for Ebay…Help!!

    • http://www.regalstamps.com Dave

      is your mother's collection still for sale? I have been a dealer and collector for more than 30 years.

      Please email me at stampmaster@regalstamps.com OR visit my website http://www.regalstamps.com

      AVOID SELLING ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STAMPS BRING VERY LOW PRICES BECAUSE BIDDERS ASSUME TE STAMPS ARE MIS-REPRESNTED!!!!!!!!

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld Brad Feld

        Nope – not any more.  Thanks though.

    • maridza

      please let me know if anyone was able to help you. I have some older ones I would like to get rid of but don't have the time.
      mmaridza01@aol.com

    • maridza

      please let me know if anyone was able to help you. I have some older ones I would like to get rid of but don't have the time.
      mmaridza01@aol.com

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  • jake

    i have 75 golden replica first day covers usa stamps all neatly placed in a brown leather album if anyone is intrested in buying them please contact me shakeyj99@hotmail.co.uk im open to offers
    regards
    jake

  • Rizwan Sadiq

    I have many Pakistan Worldwide Picture Postcards, If any body intrested kindly contact me. All at a low prices. E.Mail Me: aliphilatelic@gmail.com

  • Salma

    Hello :)
    My name is salma, i have a really large stamp collection from all over the world,,,if anybody is interested please e-mail me at salma.youssef@hotmail.co.uk

  • Salma

    Hello :)
    My name is salma, i have a really large stamp collection from all over the world,,,if anybody is interested please e-mail me at salma.youssef@hotmail.co.uk

  • carl

    ive got a nice colletion handed down to me according to the books theres a lot here.Ive not much time on my hands and just want them out the dates start at 1840 thru 90s.Ive fot 7 shoe boxes full and seperated Buy One buy all.Plus binders full of newer stamps and envop. give good price and take all

  • Adi

    i have many old middle east stamps that my Father was collecting it …. if any one is interesting about buying these stamps …. this is my email: adi87_rishmawi@hotmail.com

  • Adi

    i have many old middle east stamps that my Father was collecting it …. if any one is interesting about buying these stamps …. this is my email: adi87_rishmawi@hotmail.com

  • Junaid

    Hi,
    I have a large collection of postage stamps and now i am selling them if any body intrested in to buy then please mail me on my id (hawk_origin@yahoo.com) and i will send you some of the pics of my collection.
    Thanks

  • Junaid

    Hi,
    I have a large collection of postage stamps and now i am selling them if any body intrested in to buy then please mail me on my id (hawk_origin@yahoo.com) and i will send you some of the pics of my collection.
    Thanks

  • MERCEDES WATSON

    i HAVE A VOYAGER STAMP COLLECTORS BOOK FROM THE LATE 40'S EARLY 50'S. ON THE FIRST PAGE ONE STAMP IS FROM CIVIL WAR TIME THE LADY SAID 1860'S. IT HAS STAMPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. I AM NOT A STAMP COLLECTOR AND PURCHASED IT FROM A THRIFT STORE FOR $1.50 I AM LOOKING TO GET RID OF IT . IT WOULD BE A BARGIN AT $250 BUT WOULD LET GO FOR LESS. THE WOMAN I SPOKE WITH SAID IT WOULD BE TIME CONSUMING FOR ME TO GO THROUGH AND SHE WOULD PUT ON CONSIGNMENT AS A WHOLE OR PIECE BY PIECE BUT DIDNT WANT TO DUE TO THE FACT SOME WERE ONLY WORTH .03-.05 SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE AND SEE SOME PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 775-338-4440 OR DENVERMERCED@YAHOO.COM MY NAME IS MERCEDES I AM IN DIRE NEED OF CASH I AM TRYING TO SAVE TO MOVE BACK CLOSER TO MY GRANDMOTHER IN CALIFORNIA. THANK YOU

  • MERCEDES WATSON

    i HAVE A VOYAGER STAMP COLLECTORS BOOK FROM THE LATE 40'S EARLY 50'S. ON THE FIRST PAGE ONE STAMP IS FROM CIVIL WAR TIME THE LADY SAID 1860'S. IT HAS STAMPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. I AM NOT A STAMP COLLECTOR AND PURCHASED IT FROM A THRIFT STORE FOR $1.50 I AM LOOKING TO GET RID OF IT . IT WOULD BE A BARGIN AT $250 BUT WOULD LET GO FOR LESS. THE WOMAN I SPOKE WITH SAID IT WOULD BE TIME CONSUMING FOR ME TO GO THROUGH AND SHE WOULD PUT ON CONSIGNMENT AS A WHOLE OR PIECE BY PIECE BUT DIDNT WANT TO DUE TO THE FACT SOME WERE ONLY WORTH .03-.05 SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE AND SEE SOME PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 775-338-4440 OR DENVERMERCED@YAHOO.COM MY NAME IS MERCEDES I AM IN DIRE NEED OF CASH I AM TRYING TO SAVE TO MOVE BACK CLOSER TO MY GRANDMOTHER IN CALIFORNIA. THANK YOU

  • http://indiastampsdetails.blogspot.com guest

    Hi,I created one blog for stamps.visit this link http://indiastampsdetails.blogspot.com
    Note: updated complete set of first day covers and stamps mint from 1947 t0 2010(to date)

  • http://indiastampsdetails.blogspot.com guest

    Hi,I created one blog for stamps.visit this link http://indiastampsdetails.blogspot.com
    Note: updated complete set of first day covers and stamps mint from 1947 t0 2010(to date)

  • loh

    Collecting stamps, first day covers and antique coins was my hobby during my primary and secondary school days. Currently, I am hoping to collect some cash by selling them off to those who are really interested and have high disposable income. The cash is basically used to cover my tertiary education fees which can be very expensive. Most of my collections are Malaysian stamps and coins. Email me at lohloong19@hotmail.com for further inquiries.

  • loh

    Collecting stamps, first day covers and antique coins was my hobby during my primary and secondary school days. Currently, I am hoping to collect some cash by selling them off to those who are really interested and have high disposable income. The cash is basically used to cover my tertiary education fees which can be very expensive. Most of my collections are Malaysian stamps and coins. Email me at lohloong19@hotmail.com for further inquiries.

  • sainetalkar

    i have a lot collection of stamps of about 7000 stamps of various countries iwanna sell it at good price can anyone help me plz

  • sainetalkar

    i have a lot collection of stamps of about 7000 stamps of various countries iwanna sell it at good price can anyone help me plz

  • raihan mhamud

    i have a 1609 stamp.i want to sell it.contact on e mail

  • raihan mhamud

    i have a 1609 stamp.i want to sell it.contact on e mail

  • Lena

    Why not ask mystic stamp company?! it wasn’t right for me, but that dosn’t mean it won’t wotrk for you.

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