Charles Shreve is a life-long philatelist who has made a career of his hobby for the past 40 years. In the early 1980's Charles developed an innovative style of describing and presenting stamps in auction catalogues, which allowed him to be counted among the premier auctioneers of high-quality U.S. and International stamps.
In 1993 he started Shreves Philatelic Galleries, and the firm quickly rose to a leading position in the international philatelic marketplace. Among the many important international sales held by Shreve Philatelic Galleries are the Gibralter British Commonwealth, Dr. Buranasombati Great Britain, the now-famous series of foreign collections formed by William Gross, the Cunliffe collection of Inverted Centers and Dr. Maisel Cayman Islands. Charles is now Director for Robert A. Siegel International.