Stamps On Approval Service

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  1. Sign-up below and provide us with your stamp interests
  2. We mail you a custom selection of collectible stamps
  3. Enjoy examining the stamps in your own home
  4. Pay Only for the stamps you keep; Return the rest by mail

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What Stamps Interest You?

Our Expert Staff has well over 100 years combined experience serving collectors just like you.  We would love to send stamps that interested you.  Please help us by telling us what you like in the box below.  Here is a list of popular categories and topics for reference.  Please provide as much detail as you like (ex. level of experience or types of stamp albums you use).  The more we understand your interests, the better we can serve you.


  • U.S. Stamps
  • U.S. First Day Covers
  • Worldwide Stamps
  • Asia Stamps
  • Africa Stamps
  • Canada Stamps
  • Europe Stamps
  • France and Colonies
  • Great Britain
  • Topical Stamps
  • Souvenir Sheets

I Prefer:

  • Unused Stamps
  • Used Stamps
  • Either

Popular Topics

  • Art/Culture
  • Astronomy
  • Automobiles
  • Aviation
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Cats
  • Christmas
  • Dinosaurs
  • Disney
  • Dogs
  • Fish/Fishing
  • Flags
  • Flowers
  • Holidays
  • Horses
  • Lighthouses
  • Maps/Globes
  • Military/War
  • Mushrooms
  • Olympics
  • Presidents
  • Religion/Bible
  • Scouting
  • Ships
  • Space
  • Sports
  • Statue Of Liberty
  • Trains/Railroads
  • Transportation
  • United Nations
  • Wildlife

Note: Already receiving approvals? Please use our contact us page to communicate with us.

What are Approvals? - In his 1957 book, Standard Handbook of Stamp Collecting, Richard Cabeen describes the purchasing of stamps on approval as "one of the most important methods used in buying and selling stamps".  In fact, Cabeen discusses the stamp approvals service first over all other methods of acquiring stamps.  So, what is this on approval thing and why is it so important?

The word Approvals comes from a time honored relationship between a stamp dealer and a collector.  The collector requests to examine items from a category of collectibles (say, United States Postage Stamps). The dealer, in turn, sends the collector a sample of items of which he believes they will Approve.  The collector returns any stamps he doesn't wish to purchase along with payment for those which he decides to keep.  It's like having the stamp dealer come to you.  We've been committed to this relationship with the community of collectors for over 75 years.

If you are not already one of our many satisfied Shop At Home Approval Customers, why not become one right now?  Just complete the form above to begin. Your request will be on its way to one of our dedicated staff members who look forward to serving you with the very best in collectible stamps.