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HB Philatelics

PO Box 2320
Florissant , Missouri  63032
Guy Gasser
Ph: 314-330-8684
www.hbphilatelics.com
HB Philatelics

     Well, I see you were brave enough to click on the About Us tab so allow me to introduce myslef.  I’m Guy Gasser, your friendly neighborhood proprietor for HB Philatelics and this site.  This is a new beginning for me.  I started this dealership in November of 2009 as a part time gig while still on active duty with the U.S. Army.  Then June 1st, 2011 happened.  I retired after serving 30 years in the Regular Army.  I am originally from Helena, Montana, but currently reside in Florissant, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis to the North.  I have a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  Okay, great.  Now what to do?  Why not give back to the hobby as not only one who has collected for years, but as a dealer to help others learn and enjoy this hobby just as much, and ya, perhaps make a buck or two.  After all, this is a business. 

     As a collector, off and on, for the past 40 years, and now a philatelist, I couldn’t think of a much better way to enjoy my retirement than to work in the hobby that I have grown to love over the years.  I can also help others enjoy and learn about philately.  It doesn’t matter what age either.  I enjoy working with youth just as much as with adults.   

     I started collecting United States stamps when I was 11 years old.  I guess I am the family black sheep as no one else in my family, to include any relatives, collected stamps.  So what got me started?  The Boy Scouts of America got me started.  I had just moved up from Weblos to Boy Scouts and at my first Troop meeting I realized that I had no merit badges, but everyone else did.  Hmm, what could I do to get me a merit badge or two and do it quick?  Well, I went through the merit badge book searching for what I thought would be the easiest and quickest merit badges to earn.  I came upon stamp collecting.  Turns out it was pretty easy, but it also turned out to be quite interesting and enjoyable.  But, I had bigger and better things to do in my quest for something.  So, with that box checked, I packed up my collection and to the top of the closet it went!

     Three years passed by and I am now the old age of 14!  You remember that age.  A freshman in HS and know everything!  It so happens that one day during this most difficult time in a teenager’s life I noticed a box on the top shelf of my closet.  Now, what is in that box?  I had no clue as I had long since forgotten about what the contents might be.  Naturally, my curiosity said take it down and see what’s inside, and of course I did.  Low and behold there it was!  My stamp collection!  I pulled it out and rummaged through the box, and the rest, as has been said so many times before, is history!  And, as another little side note, I am certified to help the Scouts earn their badges.

     It is now 40 some odd years later and I am still at it, but now from both sides of the table although the collecting part has fallen way off.  Something about this new day job!  I have been a member of the APS since 2006, #204487. I am also a member of the United States Classics Society, two stamp clubs (Greater Mound City and Webster Groves) in the St. Louis area, regularly subscribe to several philatelic magazines, and have started to build a pretty good reference library.

     The ‘rest of us’ are a few idiot collectors who happen to be friends who want to see this idea succeed, and therefore have given of their time, energy, and sanity to get this business up and running, the inventory entered, the stamps sorted, the certs filed, and so on. Any errors are most certainly theirs. Please bring them to my attention so that the beatings may commence until morale improves.

     Seriously though, I am always open to ideas, suggestions, constructive criticism, and anything else those of you who want to throw my way. I may not always adopt it, but I sure can’t consider it if not presented.  Also, if for any reason my service has not been superb, GEM 100, please bring that to my attention too.  I can’t fix it if I don’t know there is a problem, and remember that sometimes we don’t see the forest for the trees so I may not see anything wrong even though it is right in front of me.

     Thanks again for reading about me and HB Philatelics.  Now, let’s go shopping and have some fun with your stamps!

 

                                                                        Guy A. Gasser

                                                                        Major, USA (Ret)

                                                                        Proprietor

                                                                       


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0 Used
Scott# 1, 1847 5c Brown, PSE Ungraded 0, Used


This is the brown shade with a light, almost face free red cancel. There...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$375.00

90 Used
Scott# 7, 1851 1c Blue type II, plate 1E or 2, PSE XF 90, Used


A gorgeous looking example of this plated stamp with a light, face free c...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 02/18/15
$1,995.00

0 Mint OGph
Scott# 36B, 1860 12c Black plate III, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGph


A great looking example that is a challenge to find in OG condition. It ...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 02/18/15
$1,525.00

85 Mint RG
Scott# 37, 1860 24c Gray lilac, PSE VF-XF 85, Mint RG


Simply a great looking stamp from the first perforated issue w/o the adde...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 12/29/16
$675.00

0 Used
Scott# 75, 1862 5c Red brown, PSE Ungraded 0, Used


A very nice red brown with a blue CDS cancel.
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$450.00

85 Mint POG
Scott# 86, 1867 1c Blue E. grill, PSE VF-XF 85, Mint POG


It's hard to find classics that look like this, and even harder for cente...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 02/18/15
$3,995.00

0 Mint OGph
Scott# 88, 1867 3c Rose E. grill, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGph


A nice looking stamp that was probably posted on some bulletin board in t...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$295.00

0 Used
Scott# 90, 1867 12c Black E. grill, PSE NG 0, Used


An extrememly fine example with an unobtrusive black target cancel; clean...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 11/07/11
$795.00

80 Used
Scott# 96, 1867 10c Yellow green F. grill, PSE VF 80, Used


A very nice copy with an almost full circle of small wedges cancel. A ni...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 11/07/11
$275.00

80 Mint OGph
Scott# 114, 1869 3c Ultramarine, PSE VF 80, Mint OGph


A very nice looking stamp with an extra, extra, extra light hinge.
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$275.00

85 Used
Scott# 122, 1869 90c Carmine & black, PSE VF-XF 85, Used


The 1869 series in the high values are just hard to find well centered. ...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 02/18/15
$2,995.00

0 Mint OGph
Scott# 137, 1870 6c Carmine grilled, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGph


The catalog number of this stamp is now 137A. This is a very nice stamp ...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 11/21/15
$4,995.00

0 Mint NG
Scott# 138, 1871 7c Vermilion grilled, PSE NG 0, Mint NG


This stamp has clear margins all the way around. It is regummed, but a ve...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 05/06/13
$1,100.00

0 Used
Scott# 143, 1870 30c Black grilled, PSE Ungraded 0, Used


A scarce stamp to find in any condition. This one has fine centering, bu...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 02/18/15
$1,695.00

0 Used
Scott# 151, 1870 12c Dull violet, PSE NG 0, Used


Extra fine stamp with a short perf at the bottom and discounted according...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 11/07/11
$275.00

90 Used
Scott# 182, 1879 1c Dark ultramarine, PSE XF 90, Used


A superb looking stamp at a great price. What a shame for the crease!
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$65.00

95 Used
Scott# 184, 1879 3c Green, PSE XF-Sup 95, Used


Wonderful looking stamp for someone.
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 11/12/16
$120.00

0 Mint OGnh
Scott# 205, 1882 5c Yellow brown, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGnh


Good quality stamp looking for a nice home.
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$575.00

90 Used
Scott# 211, 1883 4c Blue green, PSE XF 90, Used


A difficult stamp to find in extremely fine condition. It will make a ni...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 03/27/16
$180.00

0 Mint OGnh
Scott# 212, 1887 1c Ultramarine, PSE NG 0, Mint OGnh


A very nice, crisp, fresh example of this first small bank note design. ...
Seller: HB Philatelics (2)
Posted: 11/07/11
$465.00
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