Apfelbaum’s Corner – Volume 2
We have been asked, “Why do you care what kind of stamp shops there are available to collectors other than your own?”
We care because the only way we can keep our hobby growing is by making comfortable, well stocked and pleasantly conducted stamp stores available to collectors. There are many people who do not wish to do business by mail. These are people who, for various reasons, prefer to do business in person, face-to-face. We care about the facilities of other stamp shops because they reflect a marked image on stamp collecting in general.
We want people to be collectors, and if it requires that good competitive stores be established in Paducah,Columbia and Boise, then that’s fine with us.
We, as all dealers with modern and efficient facilities, profit from the collective health of philately. We endorse any and all efforts others make to improve the facilities for stamp buying and selling.