Certificates of Unrivaled Authority
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 Chairman of the Expert Committee 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.