Thursday, March 07, 2013

Illinois Stamp Dealer Featured in Paper

The Rasdale Dale Stamp Company of Westmont, Illinois is featured in an article that appeared in suburban Chicago's Daily Herald.

Kim Kellermann, the 55-year-old grandson and part of the third generation of family members running Rasdale Stamps is quoted in the piece as saying, ""Whether a collector focuses on 19th-century stamps from his ancestors' homeland or on the latest pop culture stamps featuring 'The Simpsons,' stamps help collectors understand a region, an era, politics and art."

He goes on to say, "I've never touted stamps as an investment. It's a hobby. It takes time. It takes patience. Instant gratification? There isn't that with stamps."

Reporter Burt Constable writes,"At Rasdale, Kellermann handles U.S. stamps, while his brother, Kevin Kellermann, 52, is a licensed auctioneer and expert in foreign stamps. Their sister, Kristin Maravelias, 49, who has a law degree and lives in Mount Prospect, manages the office and handles the accounting. Their mother, Joanne, still was employed in the family business in 2011 when 'she died working on her stamp collection' in her Lombard home..."

Shown above, Kim Kellermann in Rasdale's 7,800-square-foot warehouse with boxes of material for one of their stamp auctions.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 8:01 AM