Where do you get your stamps from?

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by derailed, May 23, 2014.

  1. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    I buy mine from different local websites, and from post offices. There was also a stamp shop in my area, but they closed it (which is awful, because they got quality stamps there).

    Could you recommend me some sites? I want to search for some certain stamps which I can't find in my area.
     
  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    I get most of my stamps at shows these days. I have a number of shows that I attend each year and usually get a reminder postcard from the promoters. Getting new issues directly from the post office is a good way to get them, cutting out any middle man. Here's a link to Linn's Stamp News "zillions of stamps" link that is a virtual marketplace where lot's of dealers participate. It is found on Linn's under the "marketplace" tab hitting the buy/sell tab.

    http://www.linns.com/
    http://www.zillionsofstamps.com/
     
  3. I am very new to stamp collecting, but the stamps that I have looked into are mainly on Ebay.com and through the post office. I have heard of zillionsofstamps and have considered looking through there.
     
  4. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    Depends. Stamp shows for country collections; dealers breaking up albums by country; those and hi-value/expensive US.

    USPS for min, both locally and thru the Philatelic fulfillment center in Kansas City.

    www.stamps2go.com for specific stamps by catalog #
     
  5. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Well, seems like zillionofstamps is an useful site. I wonder if there's any country they haven't got any stamps from. Thanks for the useful links!
     
  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I have not tried buying online since i have doubts that I would not receive it just like my other missing mails. I usually buy stamps on bookstores and collector's shops.
     
  7. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Well, I've had issues like this before. But then I started shopping online even more and learned to spot the differences between a trusted site and an unsafe one. Now I buy almost all my things from the internet.
     
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  8. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    It is not just about the sites. I do not know the real reason why some mails are not reaching me. It could be the mail service where it came from or the mail service here. :p
     
  9. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    I have
    I have used the zillionofstamps site a couple of times and had good experiences. Most of the dealers on the site are regular advertisers in the Linns Stamp News weekly and can ill afford a "bad rap" when it comes to sales. I know some of the postal services around the globe are not as reliable as the USPS so I get Zararina's point.
     
  10. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Well, or the site may be unsafe. I suggest you to be more careful with the sites you buy stuff from. I've had bad experiences in the past, and I hope you won't experience them as well.
     
  11. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Ebay/delcampe/ebid, Royal mail, French post office, WOPA, Falkland Islands post office. A lot will of course depend were you live and what you collect
     
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  12. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    About 75% of my purchases are made online. The rest come from stamp shows and stamp club sales circuits.

    Don
     
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  13. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    I see. Well, it's easier to find what you're looking for online. Unfortunately, you can never be 100% sure of its quality.
     
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  14. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    That is always the chance you do take with buying on line. WOPA is a good one if you are looking for new Issues (And in some cases old) at face value as you have a number of Issuing authorities selling direct through this site. Here is a link have a peek :happy:

    http://www.wopa-stamps.com/
     
  15. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Visited the link Steve R. Thanks. :)
     
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  16. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    I find them very useful for my Gib collection :)
     
  17. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Nice, very nice. Well, as long as it's a "trusted" site, it's good. I see they have many interesting stamps, and I'm considering buying some. Thanks!
     
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