StampFinder® began in 1995 as the first multi-dealer website dedicated to philately. We see the Internet as the life blood of the hobby and the vehicle by which stamps can become a popular investment in addition to being the most universal hobby in the world.
We are not dealers in stamps. Our interest is in promoting moneystamps as an investment through providing the type of information investors are used to seeing with other investment products they buy. Such data allows an investor to distinguish between stamps that show past appreciation and future potential from those which are merely expensive. Even collectors can benefit from this information since they invariably reach the point where the stamps they seek exceed their resources. Hence, they can opt to buy first those stamps which will increase most rapidly, or will cost more tomorrow.
We are also working to make the search for hard to find stamps much easier including email notification when the item you seek becomes available at the price you want to pay. This will prove to be a valuable feature in this time of wildly fluctuating currency values that can make a foreign offering suddenly attractive. The power of the Internet has hardly been harnessed. Its impact on philately has been profound but has much more to offer.
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. You may contact us here.
As a lifelong stamp collector, Richard saw the investment potential of stamps long ago. His career has been in finance, where for many years he has been a financial newsletter publisher, columnist with Forbes magazine, author of a book on income investing and investment advisor to high net worth individuals. From his long career he has learned the importance of asset diversification and the importance of financial analysis in investing. He has found that the principals that lead to good asset allocation in traditional asset classes apply equally to investing in stamps. The information is there in abundance, the challenge is in organizing the information and in being able to act on it. The StampFinder website is designed to accommodate the gathering, dissemination and acting on this information.
Richard is now bringing his expertise in finance to assisting collectors in building a portfolio of moneystamps which will help preserve wealth in these turbulent times. His focus is on stamps issued before 1950 which have achieved a value of at least $25. This is a large universe of seasoned stamps, many with proven appreciation records which can often rival stocks and bonds for their appreciation history. Information on which he bases an investment decision is more transparent and reliable than anything he's found on Wall Street. He has now summarized his findings in a new investment book titled, “MONEYSTAMPS – The Safe-Haven Investment in an Unsafe World” which is available on Amazon.
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