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About Ideal

About Ideal Stamp and Coin

Ideal Stamp and Coin is one of the most trusted names in the stamp, coin, collectibles and precious metals markets. Established in 1957, it has earned the respect and trust of thousands of dealers, collectors and investors for more than half a century.

In 1959 Ideal Stamp and Coin established its headquarters in the heart of New York City. Ideal maintains one of the largest secure facilities in the country. Now, in response to increasing demand from collectors and dealers, we have opened a new office in the heart of the world's Financial District at 115 Broadway in New York and an expanded 50,000 square foot vault facility in central New Jersey, specifically to appraise your stamps, coins, jewelry, and silver and gold bullion. The office is safe, secure, and convenient.

If you prefer, we will be happy to come to your home, office, or bank vault in the New York City region to appraise larger collections.

Regardless of what you have to offer, we guarantee you a fair and honest appraisal by the most trusted experts in the business. Our 50-plus year reputation is riding on every appraisal and every transaction.

Ideal Stamp and Coin
172 Empire Blvd., 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Sam Malamud. The Inverted Jenny block sold at auction in October 2005 for US $2.7 million

Part of the treasure recovered from the sunken spanish ship 'El Cazador'

To get children interested in stamp collecting, Sam Malamud donated $20,000 for the first contest of a youth essay program sponsored by the American Philatelic Society and supported by the U.S. Postal Service.

According to Linn's Stamp News editor and publisher Michael Laurence, Sam Malamud is one of the most innovative pioneers in modern stamp collecting. "Sam has done probably more than anybody else to reach out to new constituencies of stamp collectors," he said.

The New York Times noted that Sam Malamud is the single person to be credited with a resurgence of stamp collecting in recent years.

Sam Malamud is highly respected by his fellow philatelists, having served on the board of directors of many professional societies.

Today, Ideal Stamp and Coin is one of the world's largest buyers, sellers, and appraisers of stamps, coins, jewelry, and precious metals. In addition, Ideal retains one of the largest stocks of stamps from:

  • United States
  • Israel
  • Vatican
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • And many other nations

Many of the world's rarest and most fascinating stamps, from the "Inverted Jenny" (also known as the Upside Down Airplane or the rarest U.S. Error) to rare 19th century classics, have passed through Sam's hands at Ideal. Ideal was also one of the original partners in marketing the legendary treasure from the wreck of El Cazador.

To assure you the best prices for your collection, Ideal works with the most prestigious auction houses and has access to hundreds of top dealers and powerful collectors around the world.

One of Ideal's sister businesses - which was also founded by Sam Malamud - is New York-based Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation. IGPC represents some 70 client nations and has designed and helped produce commemorative stamps for about 100 official government postal administrations around the world and is responsible for up to 50 percent of the world's stamps in any given year. IGPC is also responsible for minting the coins of many nations.

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