Welcome to VIRGINSTAMPS.COM
We believe that variety is the spice of life.
Although our main speciality is Stamps of the Italian Area & Worldwide Postal History we have been advertising our stock of Thematic Covers and Maximum Cards in Linn's, Topical Time, Gibbons Stamp Monthly and European magazines since the early 1980s. In those days we published a popular price list twice a year; then came the computers' age and shortly after the internet age. In 1999 we started reaching the global market on eBay and you are probably already familiar with our name. We are proud of our 100% positive feedback left by thousands of satisfied customers. And we do have loyal customers going back to the 1970s.
Our aim is not to serve a big crowd looking for the lowest price (irrespective of quality or authenticity), but a smaller number of collectors who place quality, customer service, knowledge, integrity and experience at the top of their list. That's our way of being competitive: in the long run it will save you money and you will acquire items that make a BIG difference for your collections NOW and in the future when you sell your stamps. For decades we have helped collectors worldwide build important collections, some of them earning gold medals at national and international levels.
Customers, quite often, turn to us for advice; they do value our opinion and input and it all goes to cement a rapport between buyer and seller that is priceless because it is based on trustworthiness and dependability.
ITALIAN STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY
We sell to Italian Collectors and Dealers as well as to collectors worldwide. Our stock includes early covers from the 1400s to modern days. We have substantial stocks of Italian States, as well as stamps of Italy and Colonies, including occupations and territories such as FIUME, ITALIAN LEVANT, ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA, MONTENEGRO, LUBIANA, etc. We also stock Vatican, San Marino, Trieste A and B and much more. WE DO SERVICE WANTLISTS and you can use Scott, Sassone, and Stanley Gibbons numbers when dealing with us.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Being based in the British Virgin Islands and being truly advanced collectors of BVI and Leeward Islands for almost 40 years has not only given us the expertise in this field, it has also prompted collectors worldwide to contact us for assistance in completing their collections. We have a truly large stock of British Virgin Islands stamps and a reasonably good selection of West Indian stamps. Wantlists are welcome.
More and more collectors and dealers are learning the importance of reading about the stamps and covers they sell or collect. Over the years we have built a 3,000 volumes philatelic library which has benefitted us and our customers. We have also become good friends with publishers worldwide and with dealers who sell philatelic literature. We have bought philatelic libraries or substantial parts of them, both directly from collectors or at auction. If you ever consider selling your philatelic library it will pay to contact us.
Our selection of philatelic literature concerning the Italian Area places our stock as one of the top three in the world. We also have hundreds of books for sale including specialized works on Africa, Australasia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. We ship worldwide, but outside the USA we ship only via airmail because surface mail has become too undependable and risky: there is nothing more infuriating than receiving a book with a six months delay or butchered by the mail system. We pack books to the best of our ability and we never have complaints.
THEMATIC, TOPICAL & EVENT COVERS, CANCELLATIONS and METER MARKS
This is a very vast area to describe. We do have most of the popular themes, be it PAINTINGS, CHESS, MUSHROOMS, ROTARY, MOVIES, ANIMATION, COMICS, SHIPS, AIRPLANES, CARS, GOLF, TENNIS, CAR RACING, MOTORCYCLES, DOGS, CATS, FLOWERS, ORCHIDS, MONARCHY, RELIGION, POPES & SAINTS, MASONRY, MUSIC, UFOs, SCOUTS, SHERLOCK HOLMES, FAMOUS PEOPLE, ARCTICA, ANTARCTICA. you name it. Obviously we cannot carry our entire stock on the internet and you are welcome to ask about your favorite themes. Keep in mind that to satisfy the ever increasing demand for thematic items WE BUY WHAT WE SELL.
We never said that we are the Number One dealers in Maximum Cards, but several of our customers in the Far East told us so. In fact, we have a very large and esoteric stock of these beautiful cards and we have become a very reliable source for cards old and new for collectors all over the world. We offer a wide range of themes including the most popular like: PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE & STATUES, ART, ARCHITECTURE, FLOWERS, ANIMALS, FAMOUS PEOPLE, INVENTORS, WRITERS, RELIGION, MUSIC etc. etc. If you have Maximum Cards for sale, at any time, we would be seriously interested in buying them.
MILITARY MAIL * POW MAIL * DISINFECTED MAIL * PRE-ADHESIVE COVERS (1400s to 1800s) * STAMPLESS COVERS * CENSORED COVERS * AIRMAIL & FLOWN COVERS * METER MARKS * SPECIALIST ITEMS * SEA MAIL AND PAQUEBOT COVERS * ARCTICA & ANTARCTICA COVERS - We are also aggressive buyers of the same.