I just received an email from a lady needing help with disposing of her late husband’s stamp collection. She wrote ” There is no catalog or index of any type.” Later she wrote ” Should I attempt to create order out of the chaos or is that a waste of time?”.
I know from personal experience just how traumatic losing a loved one can be. In this instant this lady having suffered such an aweful loss, is now at a loss of how to proceed with his collection ( and maybe other aspects of their life together)

While I will be able to assist this lady, it would have been so much easier for her, if her late husband had added a few notes in with his collection; maybe high-light the more valuable items; at the very least provide names and contact information of Auction Houses, or Stamp Dealers, with whom he had favorable dealings during his collecting days; or even the name of a collecting friend. We all need to be kind to those that we leave behind!


COLLECTORS EXCHANGE/ORLANDO STAMP SHOP have survived the ravages of Irma. The store will re-open next week as soon as we have power back on.


Just a note to say that COLLECTORS EXCHANGE/ORLANDO STAMP SHOP can be your source for Stanley Gibbons products, including “One Country” catalogue – so much more comprehensive than Scott catalogs for the specialist. By purchasing your needs through us, you may avoid the trans-Atlantic frieght charges that can be so high.



The publication of the latest edition of this superb catalogue has been delayed. It is now due out by the middle of July. We understand that the reason for the delay is a major revision of the Machin and ‘Post&Go’ sections. We are excitedly waiting to see the results of the update of this area of the “best reference of British Stamps available on the market today”.

We hope to have copies available for the CHARPEX show at the end of July and also at the APS Richmond Exhibition. We will only have a limited quantity, so please pre-order to ensure you will have your copy. Call 407-620-0908 to reserve you copy.


Jean and I are excited to be once again attending NAPEX in Washington this weekend.

NAPEX is said by some to be the Premier Stamp Exhibition in the Nation. Others may disagree with this assessment but NAPEX is certainly right up there with the best.  If you are planning on coming, please drop by and say ‘Hello’.

We have selected some wonderful and scarce British Empire/Commonwealth items to bring with us. As always we will also have an assortment of our Wonderful World Wide Topicals for you to browse through.

All round it looks like a fun weekend – see you there!


We will not be open this coming week other than Tuesday and will remain closed until Thursday June 1st.

We are working to prepare for the maitland show which will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th.


Jean and I spent a very pleasent weekend in Portland, Oregon attending their regional stamp exhibition. Good exhibits, slendid food, friendly people and a chance to buy a variety of items that we needed for our stock – our customers will be pleased.

We also discovered some wonderful locally created wines!!



Jean and I will be attending PIPEX next weekend in Portland, Oregon. Therefore the ORLANDO STAMP SHOP will not be open on Wednesday or Thursday, May 10 or 11. We will make an exception and be open Monday May 8 from +/- 9:30 until +/- 1:30. We will be open on the Tuesday, May 9 during our normal hours of 10 to 4. We expect to be back to normal during the following week, commencing with May 16. There is still much to do in the store but you are welcome to come and have a look round – maybe, just maybe, you will find that item that you have been searching for.