When an appraisal is performed on a stamp collection, you are given a formal report on the value of your collection. It is recommended a formal appraisal be performed before you sell if you have a valuable stamp collection. If you plan on putting your stamp collection in your will or estate, or you need the collection insured, you should get a formal appraisal.
I usually do not buy stamp collections. I am only doing formal appraisals at this time.
Yes. If you have high value stamps, I can arrange to sell them on consignment for you, or offer them in a large nation-wide formal auction. Usually these are from collections worth $10,000 or more.
Stamp collections that do not have a high monetary value are still useful. You should consider handing the collection down to a younger family member, or donating to a charity.
Topper Stamps can arrange to have your stamps donated to the local Houston Stamp Club children’s program, the Boy Scouts Merit Badge program, or a similar charity. Donations to the history department at private schools or to a local home-school association is also a good idea.
Also here is a link to the Houston Philatelic Society (HPS) to learn more.
For a formal, written appraisal, fees are $75/Hour with a minimum of charge of $150.