I'm Jim Johnson, a Life Member of the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) since 1977, a recognized Dealer Member of the American Philatelic Society (APS) since 1971, and a full time professional postal historian and philatelist. I've been a full time stamp dealer since my retirement as a military officer in 1987.
United States Military Academy, B.S. 1967
University of Tennessee, M.S. 1974
USMA, Assistant Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences, 1976
US Army Project Manager Development Program, 1979
Deputy Army Manager, Rocket and Missile Systems, 1985
My Personal stamp collecting experience started in 1952 and dealing (club level) in 1956. So I've enjoyed this Hobby for over 50 years!
I am in this field as a second career because I love the hobby. My overhead is quite low, but my resources to buy are quite substantial. Bank references available on request. This means I can purchase at a higher percentage of retail than larger dealerships with higher overhead: expensive leases, big staffs, large ad costs, etc. We also handle consignment sales for 10% or less!
I am available to help you acquire items for your collections, to advise you concerning sale of collections, buy collections outright, perform appraisals and or provide estate advisory services or manage a philatelic estate sale.
Thanks for your interest!
Updated: July 11, 2009