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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 myself.  I’m Guy Gasser, your friendly neighborhood proprietor for HB Philatelics and this site.  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 50 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 50 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 ASDA, NSDA, MSDA, United States Philatelic Classics Society, United States Classics Society, Collector's Club of New York, two stamp clubs (Greater Mound City (President) 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 this business; 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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90 Used
Scott# 2, 1847 10c Black, PSE XF 90, Used


A great example of this stamp with red grid cancels.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$1,500.00

0 Used
Scott# 26, 1857 3c Dull red type III, PSE Ungraded 0, Used


Clipped perfs at the top, but it's all about the green grid cancel on thi...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$150.00

90 Mint OGph
Scott# 35, 1859 10c Green type V, PSE XF 90, Mint OGph


Simply a gorgeous stamp. It also comes with an older PF certificate.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$600.00

80 Mint RG
Scott# 38, 1860 30c Orange, PSE VF 80, Mint RG


A very fine looking mint stamp for those wanting mint, but can't handle O...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 04/04/21
$750.00

0 Used
Scott# 79, 1867 3c Rose A. grill, PSE Ungraded 0, Used


A nice example of this tough stamp with a light cancel. The usual perf f...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 08/23/20
$2,000.00

0 Used
Scott# 85, 1867 3c Rose D. grill, PSE Ungraded 0, Used


A nice looking D grill with a clean cork cancel. It wants to go home wit...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 05/11/17
$785.00

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 (4)
Posted: 11/07/11
$275.00

90 Used
Scott# 166, 1873 90c Rose carmine, PSE XF 90, Used


A wonderful example with light black ad red cancels.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$675.00

85 Mint OGnh
Scott# 183, 1879 2c Vermilion, PSE VF-XF 85, Mint OGnh


A choice example for the collector of never hinged stamps.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$575.00

0 Mint OGnh
Scott# 189, 1879 15c Red orange, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGnh


A nice, never hinged example with bright color of this large banknote pri...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 06/20/20
$500.00

0 Mint OGph
Scott# 208a, 1882 6c Deep brown red re-engraved, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGph


A VF/XF example with an XXXLH like where is it?
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$750.00

0 Mint OGnh
Scott# 238, 1893 15c Dark green, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGnh


A nice very fine, never hinged stamp. It also comes with an oder PF cert...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$600.00

80 Used
Scott# 242, 1893 $2 Brown red, PSE VF 80, Used


A gorgeous looking stamp with the black flag machine cancel. It will fit...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 08/01/17
$550.00

90 Mint RG
Scott# 244, 1893 $4 Crimson lake, PSE XF 90, Mint RG


An awesome stamp for the budget conscious collector given that it is regu...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$1,425.00

95 Used
Scott# 270, 1895 5c Chocolate DLW, PSE XF-Sup 95, Used


An awesome example of this first bureau issue especially since it's so ha...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$225.00

95 Used
Scott# 274, 1895 15c Dark blue, PSE XF-Sup 95, Used


A great watermarked first bureau that will enhance any collection.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 02/06/19
$475.00

0 Mint OGph
Scott# 291, 1898 50c Sage green, PSE Ungraded 0, Mint OGph


A nice example of the Trans-Mississippi issue looking for a home.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$470.00

95 Used
Scott# 306, 1902 8c Violet black, PSE XF-Sup 95, Used


An exemplary stamp in all respects.
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 04/02/20
$150.00

95J Used
Scott# 306, 1902 8c Violet black, PSE XF-Sup 95J, Used


A superb example of the 1902 issue with this one being a jumbo!
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$215.00

95 Mint OGnh
Scott# 325, 1904 3c Violet, PSE XF-Sup 95, Mint OGnh


Simply wow! This stamp also comes with an older not graded PSE certifica...
Seller: HB Philatelics (4)
Posted: 09/03/23
$1,200.00
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