J. Randall Shoemaker

Founder, Committee Chairman

  • 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

Philatelic Stamp Authentication and Grading, Inc.

Expert Committee

Over 1700 cumulative years of experience

Winners of over 125 National and International GOLD medals for their exhibits

Authored over 400 Articles and Books

J. Randall Shoemaker

Classic US, Plating

L. Bustillo

19/20th Century US, B-O-B, 5c 1856-60

Richard Champagne

US 19th & 20th Century, B-O-B

Richard Drews

19th Century US, Shades, Grills

Stanley Piller

Classic US, Postmaster Provisionals

Labron Harris

Postal History

Dick Celler

Plating 1851-57 Issues

Robert Lampert

3c 1851-57 Shades & Plating

Charles Temple

3c 1851-57 Shades & Plating

Don Tocher

Plating 1851-56

Steven Rosen

19th Century US and Plating

James A. Allen

3c 1851-57 Shades & Plating

Richard Friedberg


Eric Jackson


Dan Harding

1st Issue Revenues

Ron Lesher

Tax Revenues

Mike Morrissey


Robert Rufe

Special Handling Stamps and covers

Clifford J. Alexander

Locals & Carrier stamps

Byron Sandfield

Locals & Carrier stamps

John L. Larson

'Test' stamps

James E. Lee 

Proofs & Essays

John Hotchner


Harry G. Brittain

US Color Varieties

Allen C. Hofsetz

Private Vending Coils

Jerry Palazolo

Confederate States of America

Leonard Hartman

Stones on Confederate

Philip Stevens

Envelopes & Postal Cards

Douglas Weisz

Envelopes & Postal Cards

Michael A. Banas

20th Century US

Richard C. Frajola

US 19th Century Covers    


Tom Jacks

Booklet Panes

Tom Corette

2c 1893 Columbian

Don Medcalf


Brian Medcalf


Allen Furikawa



Lori Penitani


Len McMaster


Don Peterson

Philippines Islands (Spanish Administration)

Craig Eggleston


Richard D. Bates

Canal Zone

Gary B. Weiss

Canal Zone

Bruce Hecht

Canal Zone

Ariel Hasid


Ernesto Cuesta

Cuban Stamps & Postal History

Patricia Kaufmann

Confederate States of America

Bob Dumaine

Duck Hunting & Permit stamps

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J. Randall Shoemaker


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