United States Stamp Company
Established 1928 in San Francisco, United States Stamp Company is one of the most respected names in the collectible field. For decades we have been a trusted source for buying, selling and appraisals of rare stamps and other collectibles. See Company History for more info.
At United States Stamp Company you will receive one-on-one personalized service. Customer service has been the cornerstone of the company since its inception.
We offer complimentary evaluations and consultations by appointment to determine the value of your property for immediate direct purchase or consignment.
We offer confidential written expert philatelic, numismatic and collectible appraisals for individuals, banks, attorneys, estates, trusts and government institutions. Appraisals can be stated at fair market value or for insurance purposes. Appraisals can be performed in the comfort of your home or at our Emeryville, CA offices. Fees for appraisals are available on request. We are certified USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) appraisers.
We offer several options for the liquidation of any property we evaluate or appraise, including direct purchase, consignment or auction.
We offer various services to collectors including personal consultations to help you build a great collection. We are also available to assist you with your want list or to help you locate that special item. Take advantage of our many years in the industry and expertise to find the material you may be seeking.
Transactions are always confidential.
Recognizing the importance of authentication in the online marketplace, Mr. Umile was a pioneering visionary in the stamp-grading arena. He was instrumental in arranging the acquisition of PSE (Professional Stamp Experts) by PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), setting the industry standard for how stamps are valued today. He has also appeared on various appraisal television programs, testified as an expert witness in court cases involving stamps and has performed numerous appraisals. Over his career, he has been personally responsible for over $200 million in collectible transactions.
Mr. Umile is a certified U.S.P.A.P. (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) appraiser. He is also a member of the American Stamp Dealer Association, American Philatelic Society, American Numismatic Association, Postal History Society, U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Manuscript Society, Ephemera Society, and Collectors Club of New York.
A Message to Friends & Clients
As of 2015, I am proud to announce the acquisition of United States Stamp Company. As U.S.S.C. has been a landmark in San Francisco for collectors from all over the world for nearly a century, it is my honor to take over the reigns from the Sankey family. After many years in the business, Mr. Warren Sankey is taking his well-deserved retirement. I have been an associate of Mr. Sankey for over 30 years and it is my distinct pleasure to take the company into a new era. We have expanded our boundaries into other areas including coins and various historical collectibles to better serve our clients. Although the iconic Bush Street location is now gone, we are still here to serve both our former and new clients.
Please feel free to give us a call at any time: 800.509.8682 or 415.421.7398