Philatelic Stamp Authentication And Grading, Inc.  Expert Committee

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  • Born and raised in Miami, FL
  • Married with two children and five grandchildren
  • Graduated from Michigan State University, 1965-71, BS and MS, Human Physiology
  • Cancer Research, 1971-73, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Disability Examiner, Social Security, 1973-78, Denver, CO
  • J. Randall Rare Stamps,  President, 1970-1986, Buy and sell exceptional  quality Classic United States, 1842-1869 issues.
  • Founded Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) in 1986 and was President and Senior Expert, 1986-2009
  • Founded Philatelic Stamp Authentication and Grading, Inc. (PSAG), 2009 to present, as President and Senior Expert, expertizing and grading United States, Canada, Canadian Provinces, Canal Zone & Hawaii and Philippine Islands (both U.S. & Spanish Administrations).
  • Originator and Developer of the universally accepted Grading System for postage stamps
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J. Randall Shoemaker - Founder, Committee Chairman 305.345.9864    Email Me

  Amy started her career over 10 years ago in advertising and marketing working for some of the top companies in the world.  Her career has sent her around the country. She started in the South Florida market with her focus on radio, event and social media sales. She was then recruited by CBS in Pittsburgh where her client growth and development skills made her a top associate. There she met her husband who’s career required the move to Northern New Jersey where she continued to work in media sales and marketing but decided that after 10 years in the industry and plenty of client success she would go out on her own. She is now proud to be the head marketing director for PSAG. Amy’s strong  belief that client appreciation and delivering what you promise is the key to a healthy business, fits in perfectly with PSAG. 

Amy Nicklaus - Marketing Director  973-563-6112    Email Me
  • Over 1500 cumulative years of experience
  • Winners of over 125 National and International GOLD medals for their exhibits
  •   Authored over 400 Articles and Books
  • Lawrence Bustillo - 19th/20th Century US, B-O-B, 5c 1856-61
  • Richard Champagne - US 19th & 20th Century, B-O-B,
  • Stanley M. Piller - Classic US, Postmaster Provisionals
  • Eric Jackson - Revenues
  • Richard Friedberg - Revenues
  • J. Randall Shoemaker - Classic US, Plating 1851-57
  • James E. Lee - Proofs & Essays
  • Bob Dumaine - Duck Hunting & Permit stamps
  • Richard C. Frajola - US 19th Century Covers
  • Richard Drews - 19th Century US, Shades, Grills
  • Ernesto Cuesta - Cuban Stamps and Postal History
  • Dick Celler- Plating 1851-57 Issues
  • Don Tocher - Plating 1851-56
  • Mel Getlan - Private Vending Coils
  • Byron Sandfield- Locals & Carrier stamps
  • Robert Lampert - 3c 1851-57 Shades & Plating
  • Kirk Wolford - Envelopes & Wrappers
  • Phil Stevens - Envelopes & Postal Cards   
  • Dan Harding – 1st Issue Revenues
  • Douglas Weisz - Envelopes & Postal Cards
  • John L. Larson - ‘Test’ Stamps
  • John Hotchner – EFO’s
  • James A. Allen – 3c 1851-57 Shades & Plating
  • Allen C. Hofsetz- Private Vending Coils   
  • Robert Rufe - Special Handling Stamps and covers
  • Tom Corette - 2c 1893 Columbian
  • Mike Morrissey- Revenues
  • Richard D. Bates- Canal Zone
  • Bruce Hecht - Canal Zone   
  • Tom Jacks -Booklet Panes
  • Don Medcalf - Hawaii   
  • Allen Furakawa - Hawaii   
  • Ariel Hasid - Canada
  • Michael A. Banas - 20th Century US
  • Ray Coughlin - Philippine Islands
  • Steven Rosen - 19th Century US, including 3c 1851 Shades
  • Clifford J. Alexander - Locals and Carriers
  • Len McMaster - Philippines
  • Don Peterson – Philippine Islands (Spanish Administration)
  • Gary B. Weiss – Canal Zone
  • Jerry S. Palazolo - Confederate States of America  Stamps & Postal History
  • Lori Penitani – Hawaii
  • Brian Medcalf – Hawaii
  • Craig Eggleston – Philippines
Philatelic Stamp Authentication And Grading, Inc.  Expert Committee
Beginning of the seminar…handing out the printed notes of the seminar to be given “An Expertizing Workshop – How to Build Your Own Reference Collection”.

Randy helping a US Federal Judge go over his collection and determine what stamps would be beneficial to get expertized and graded, a service PSAG performs at shows to help collectors out who aren’t familiar with the need or expertizing and grading.body   
Typical scene at stamp show…that’s me second from left standing…borrowing a can of Ronsonol lighter fluid…a necessary compound needed to examine stamps and you can’t take it on a plane for obvious reasons of flammability. Thus we need to find some that someone local has brought.
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