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Stamp Identification

Do you have any question about a stamp?

We will be happy to help.

This is a service that is also offered by the American Philatelic Society
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Our service is much more affordable at $0.50 per stamp
compare to $10.00 per stamp charged by APS.

All you have to do is to send the scan of your stamps (300dpi) and
make the payment via PayPal.

You are welcome to benefit our services once for FREE.

Iran is among the very first countries that issued postage stamps. Iranian stamps immediately gained popularity among the collectors including many famous personalities such as Count Ferrari and Thomas Keay Tapling to name a few.

Due to the increasing demands by the collectors all over the world, the counterfeiters created a vast number forgeries including stamps as well as covers and postal documents.

To help weeding out these forgeries or reprints, our expertizing and certification services will help you to avoid buying dangerous fakes and forgeries and it will also help you to get the top price when you decide to sell.

Many collectors prefer to buy the Iranian stamps, covers, and documents when they are accompanied by Mehrdad Sadri signature and certificate.

Major auction houses and dealers such as David Feldman S.A., Harmers, Cherry Stone, and Spink have trusted and valued the opinion and certificates issued by Mehrdad Sadri / Persiphila, as well as many collectors all across the world. Please contact us if you may have any question.

All items are examined and certified by Mehrdad Sadri, the author of the Lions of Iran, the authoritative works on the classic Lion issues of Iran and Persiphila Standard Philatelic Catalogue (2002), the first specialized catalogue of Iran (Qajar Dynasty) as well as newly released edition of Persiphila Classic Philatelic Reference (2007) and other publications, with the list can be found in the section of Books & catalogues.

Mehrdad Sadri has been active and an avid collector of the Iranian stamps and postal history since 1960. He has also conducted number of seminars and lectures on the subject of the Iranian philately and particularly regarding the forgeries and how to distinguish them from the originals.

To view Mehrdad Sadri samples of handstamps or initials you may visit the website of the
Philatelic Experts

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