Expertizers and Expertizing Committees

The listed Expertizers and Expertizing Committees are recognized as competent authorities in their specialized fields of philately and/or postal history. Most of the entries are represented by membership in the prestigious A.I.E.P. (Association Internationale des Experts en Philatélie / International Association of Philatelic Experts), a worldwide organization of professionally recognized expertizers and expertization committees.

Prior to submitting an item for review, the designated competent authority should be contacted to determine fees, and for paperwork that may be required to accompany a submission.

In the case of an item being purchased at auction "on Extension," the auctioneer of the item should be informed of the competent authority being considered. The auctioneer must agree with the Expertizer or Expertizing Committee to be used before an extension is granted.

It must be noted that Expertizers and Expertizing Committees only offer an opinion, and not a guarantee. It is possible, although generally improbable, that over the years an opinion may change, primarily due to improved technology used in the areas of stamp and postal history expertization.

American Philatelic Expertizing Service (APEX),
100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1367
USA and Worldwide
TEL (814) 933-3803, FAX (814) 933-6128

Pascal Olivier Behr,
30 avenue de l'Opera, F-75002 Paris, France
France 1849-1900 - Stamps and Postal History, France 1900-1945 - Stamps, French Colonies 1800-1945 - Stamps and Postal History

Alberto Bolaffi,
Corso Cairolo 2, I-10123 Torino, Italy
Italian States, Italy, Cosmograms
TEL [39] 011 557-6300, FAX [39] 011 5620456

Maurice Boule,
Boite Postal 82, MC-98005 Monaco Cedex, Monaco
Monaco: stamps and postal history
TEL ([377] 93 15.05.12, FAX [377] 93 50.61.50
E-Mail: or

British Philatelic Association (BPA) Expertizing Ltd.,
Administrative, Office, P.O. Box 137, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0RG, England
Great Britain, British Colonies, Worldwide (Exceptions: "Varnish" inks, "Albino" varieties, Bisects [unless on cover]; for Great Britain, the low value (1/2d-1sh) KEVII and KGV shades listed only in the SG Specialized Catalogue [All Part I1 shades are expertised], the "Treasury Roulettes", unless on cover; Australia Perforated "OS" issues; New Zealand "OPSO" issues, unless on cover; the Falkland Islands SG 76c 1921-1928 Prussian Blue color variety; Canada SG63a; Straits Settlements SG 64c).

Jean-François Brun,
RDP, 85 Galerie Beaujolais, Palais Royal, F-75001 Paris, France
France, French Colonies
TEL [33] 1 4261.4888, FAX [33] 1 4260.5999

Paul Buchsbayew,
119 West 57th Street - Ste 316, New York, NY 10019-2303
Russia, Soviet Union
TEL (212) 977-7734, FAX (212) 977-8653

Bund Philatelistischer Prüfer (Association of German Expertizers),

Confederate Stamp Alliance Authentication Committee,
Francis J. Crown, P.O. Box 278, Capshaw, AL 35742-0278
Confederate States of America

Dr. Ulrich Ferchenbauer,
Postfach 359, A-1181 Vienna, Austria
Austria, Lombardy-Venetia, Austria Offices in the Levant, Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft (DDSG), Fieldpost - 1850-1938
TEL/FAX [43] 1 406-9153

Francisco Graus,
Calle Mallorca 292 / 3-1, ES-08037 Barcelona, Spain
Spain, Spanish Colonies, including the pre-Adhesive Period; Forgeries
TEL [34] 93 458-0237

Hawaiian Philatelic Society Expert Services,
P.O. Box 10115, Honolulu, HI 96816-0115

Jochen Heddergott,
Bauerstraße 9, D-80796 München, Germany
India: pre-Ahesive Period, Scinde Dawk Issue, pre-UPU Era Issues
TEL [49] 89 272-1683, FAX [49] 89 272-1685

International Society for Japanese Philately,
Florian Eichhorn - Expert Committee Chairman, Adolfsallee 17, D-65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
Japan and the Related Japanese Areas, with the exception of Ryukyu Island and the Japanese WWW Occupation issues (Exceptions: Hong Kong, including Covers and Postal Stationery)
WebSite: and

Pierre Kaiser,
Rue du Midi 7, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Belgium and Belgian Congo Stamps and Postal History
TEL [32] 2 512-7627, FAX [32] 2 511-1574

David MacDonnell,
P.O. Box 2500, Dublin 6, Ireland
Ireland: Stamps and Postal History
TEL [353] 1 497-7449, FAX [353] 1 497-7440

Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society International (MEPSI),
Marc E. Gonzales - Expert Committee Administrator, PO Box 29040, Denver, CO 80229-0040

Carl Aage Møller,
Bögebjerg 13C, DK-8400 Ebeltoft, Denmark
Danish west Indies, Denmark, Færoe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Schleswig-Holstein
TEL [45] 4397.7755, FAX [45] 4397.7750

Yakup Nakri,
P.O. Box 788 - Sisli, T-80226 Istanbul, Turkey
Ottoman Empire and Turkey: 1840-1930 Postal History
TEL [90] 212 269-2629, FAX [90] 212 283-3690

Philatelic Stamp Authentication & Grading Inc. (PSAG),
P.O. Box 56-2111, Miami, FL 33256
TEL (305) 345-9864, FAX (305) 442-5886

Professional Stamp Experts (PSE),
Box 6170, Newport Beach, CA 92650-6170
TEL (949) 567-1346, FAX (949) 567-1173

Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria,
Purves House, 303 High Street, Ashburton, VIC 3147, Australia
Expert Committee Mailing Address: Hon. Secretary - Expert Committee and Librarian, P.O. Box 490, Ashburton, VIC 3147, Australia
Australian States, Australia, British Pacific Islands
TEL/FAX [61] 3 9885.1483

Sergio Sismondo,
10035 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse, NY 13290-0001
British East Africa, British North America, Camerouns, Cape of Good Hope, Canada
TEL (315) 422-2331, FAX (315) 422 2956

José Soler-Antich,
Calle Beethoven 13, ES-08021 Barcelona, Spain
Spain, Spanish Colonies
TEL [34] 93 201-8733, FAX [34] 93 202.3306

Swiss Association of Philatelic Experts / Schweizer Briefmarken Prüfer Verband (SBPV),
Postfach 477 (Militärstraße 13), CH-4410 Liestal, Switzerland
Swiss Cantonals, Switzerland
E-Mail: or Sekretariat@Briefmarken-Prü or
WebSite: or, http://www.briefmarken-prü or,

The Philatelic Foundation (PF),
341 West 38th Street - 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018-9692
USA and Worldwide
TEL (212) 221-6555, FAX (212) 221-6201

The Royal Philatelic Society, London, (RPSL),
The Expert Committee, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY, England
Great Britain, British Commonwealth, Worldwide
TEL [44] (0) 20 7935.7332, FAX [44] (0) 7487.5122

Ukrainian Philatelic & Numismatic Society (UPNS) Expertizing Committee,
Mr. Jerry G. Tkachuk - Chairman, 30552 Dell Lane, Warren, MI 48092-1862
Ukraine, Western Ukraine

Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation,
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 204 - Postal Station Q, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2M1, Canada
Street Address: 10 Summerhill Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1A8
Canada, other British North America
TEL (416) 921-2073, FAX (416) 921-1282
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