Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Inc.

Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Inc.: What Makes a Stamp Collection Valuable

About Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Inc.

Backed by over a century of family history, Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Inc., has long been one of the most advanced stamp dealers in the nation, beating competitors to mail sales and stamp auctions in the 1930s and to the internet in the more recent past. Today, Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Inc., continues the success that drove it undaunted through the Great Depression, moving over $20 million in fine stamps and covers every year.

The eponymous Earl P.L. Apfelbaum’s father began the family’s involvement with the dealing of stamps. As early as 1910, Maurice Apfelbaum listed himself as a Stamp Dealer in the U.S. Census. By the time Earl was 10, he had begun his own stamp collection and travelled with his father to various dealers and bourses. Today, the family-owned company runs under the auspices of a fourth generation: John, Missy, Ken, and Susanne. Apfelbaum stamps are sold today in buy-it-now and public auction format not just via storefront and mail but also by internet, phone, and fax. The company website, www.apfelbauminc.com, offers more information.

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