About The PF>
Welcome to the Philatelic Foundation!
The Philatelic Foundation was granted a charter in 1945
by the University of the State of New York as a Nonprofit Educational
Institution. Over the decades the Philatelic Foundation has come to
be recognized as the central source for expertise in philately. This
confidence has been built through our certification service, reference
collection, and publications.
Our certificates are
the standard for confidence in buying and selling. The greatest collections
of United States and Foreign stamps and postal history have been assembled
based on the opinions of our certificates. Confidence in authenticity
and condition is priceless and it is the certificates of the Philatelic
Foundation that provide you with this confidence. To print an application form to be used when submitting a single item simply click on this application
form link and print the form once it appears on your screen. If you are submitting more then one item you can print our new multiple submission application form link.
Our reference collection is among the finest assemblages
of philatelic material in the world. In addition, the Philatelic Foundation
has over 5,000 reference works including research notes and correspondence
of Stanley Ashbrook, photographic records of major specialized collections
and auction catalogues from around the world. Last, but certainly not
least, is a photographic record of each of the over 500,000 items that
we have certified over the years.
Our publications and research
reported the findings of staff and outside researchers. Our exhibits
and slide programs have brought us to shows and club meetings throughout
We invite you to browse through our web site and see
for yourself how we can assist you in enjoying more fully this wonderful
hobby of ours.