I was a packet & mixture dealer off & on from 1983 (NY) to 1991 (CA),
but now I'm a software/web developer and database guru. I am constantly buying
unusual accumulations of stamps, and enjoy breaking them
into "bite-sized" lots for resale.
We are a husband and wife team (Scott & Carmen) that has fun buying and selling stamps via our website,
mail order, and through online auctions. Scott specializes in dead countries and pre-1940 stamps,
while Carmen likes to collect topicals ... especially cat stamps.
Between lesser-known online auctions, long-time relationships, and local dealers, it feels like I've
finally tapped into an endless supply of stamps. I often buy huge quantities, because I enjoy going
through piles of "stuff". I find it fun & relaxing. I'm also an author
of mostly sci-fi and odd stories & poems.
I have been an eBay PowerSeller off and on for many years now, and have an eBay rating of over 6,000.
I ship out about 1,000 lots per year, well over 10,000 since starting online in 1996.
I have priced inventory for some large local dealers, and used to be the webmaster for the
San Diego Philatelic Library.