Charles Epting is the President of H.R. Harmer Fine Stamp Auctions in New York City. During his time with the firm he has handled a number of significant specialized postal history collections, having conducted the sale of over $25 million worth of stamps and covers before his 30th birthday. Epting has spoken to the Royal Philatelic Society London, the Collectors Club (New York), the Collectors Club of Chicago, and numerous other philatelic organizations, and his articles have appeared in many of the leading journals.
Additionally, Epting currently writes a monthly column titled “The Letter Opener” for the American Philatelist, which is committed to breaking down complex postal history topics in an engaging and approachable manner. He also serves as secretary of the American Philatelic Research Library, chairman of the American Philatelic Society’s Committee on the Philatelic Marketplace, and director of the United Postal Stationery Society.
As one of the hobby's youngest professionals, Epting is committed to bringing new life to the study of our nation's postal past. Through his innovative use of social media, online videos, and media appearances, he is continually exploring new ways to bring philately into the 21st Century.
Epting lives in an 1850s farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, and can often be found traveling with his fiancée Olivia.