Instilling Confidence for Over 65 Years
The main activity of The Philatelic Foundation is examining and certifying stamps, covers and other philatelic material submitted by collectors, dealers and auctioneers world-wide. Hundreds of thousands of certificates have been issued since 1945.
Auction buyers, retail customers and dealers are used to saying, “I’ll have to send it to the Foundation for a certificate.” And no wonder! Our volunteer consultants, our curatorial staff and our Executive Director combine for a depth of knowledge and experience unparalleled in the world of philately. Our reference collections, technical resources and research files are without peer.
For a few words about expertizing, please read the late Herbert Bloch’s comments, and, if you want to learn more, or take advantage of our expertizing services, please explore the links below.