I created this website in the winter of 2003 in a farmhouse half way up the Swedish coastline when there was not much else to do. The world and the hobby has changed much since then, the hobby is undergoing a renaissance and technology has come far. This new and larger generation of philatelists are not simply filling spaces, they are looking for the unique, they want information and 60%+ of you are viewing this on a mobile device. Back in 2003 mobile enabled web sites were few and far between, mine was not one of them and my site being mobile friendly is long overdue.
Overall the intention is that you will see more information, better images and sometimes a bit of history thrown in. I am have gotten as far as the 1930's and I will be updating the remainder as soon as possible.
The values stated on this site are derived from taking prices from sold prices at auctions. If the stamp is commonly available it will be derived from taking the average of many sales on online auction houses, such as eBay, delcamp, hipstamp etc. If a rare stamp it will be derived from averages taken from brick and mortar auction houses. In either case I will remove the bottom 15% and top 15% of prices, prices of anything sold with faults. I will also not include a graded stamp above the grade of 85 as these are rare, it is best to use a traditional catalog if you wish to include these in a valuation. My thought is that only a very small percentage of stamps held in collections will meet this grade.
I update the values once a year.
This site would not be possible without the kind permission from the publishers of Scott catalogs. I have provided a link at the top of every page whereby you can purchase the definitive guide to US stamps. There is no financial arrangement.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I cannot answer every email, but I do read every one of them and take all your comments and contributions to heart. PLEASE DO NOT send a request to identify a stamp, I get hundreds of these requests, the free service I provide is this website.