Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Swedish Tiger

You'd never know it from its name but Roger Kirby's The Swedish Tiger website has high definition pictures, prices and more on just about any classic U.S. stamp you can think of.

On the site you will find images of all US postage stamps up to 1952. Along with updated market prices. Included are US revenues, officials, Hawaii, Confederate Stamps and more back of the book.

Roger tracks prices realized on eBay and at major New York auction houses. These include Matthew Bennett, Shreves, Cherrystone and Robert Seigel. Where possible, he indicates the grade the stamp was awarded by a recognized an expertiser such as the PSE.

Even if you don't know anything about stamps, all you have to do is click on an image and you will be given the information on it. This often includes information on the series, printing information, what to look for, the source of the design, etc.

According to Roger, prices are updated twice yearly. Some issues, such as the 1869 Pictorial Inverts have a record of each sale. Other issues have specialized articles attached to them.

The site is offered free so there no commercial bias in the opinions offered. There is a section on ebay stamp dealers which has been put together based on the comments he's recieved from readers.

Roger is a member of the Royal Philatelic Society. He also heads up Blue Water Productions which does some incredible work in the area of photgraphy and website design

Click here to visit Roger's website.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM