Greetings fellow cover collectors and welcome to Stamphawk.
Stamphawk launched in early 2019, and was primarily focused on British First Day Covers and British Commemorative Covers, covering all dates and all themes. In September 2019 we became members of the PTS (Philatelic Traders' Society Limited). The PTS has a reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism in philately, and aims to provide assurance to collectors around the world that they are buying from an accredited dealer
Nigel's background was that he was an avid stamp and first day cover collector in his youth, and then over the years drifted in and out of it as adult life and responsibilities pulled him in different directions. Obviously the world has changed a lot since then, and now there are first day covers online whereas it used to be magazines at best, and generally price lists via Royal Mail.
I'm Stu and I started to work with Nigel on StampHawk in 2021 after having worked with each other for years in the real world and then realising we had a shared passion for collectibles with first day covers being a big part of that. Whilst the focus for Nigel and his background was in British Covers I hail from New Zealand and despite having lived in the UK for over 20 years I collected a lot from New Zealand and Australia as well as UK covers and hence why recently there has been more international covers being added to the collection.
We also have a shared passion for Concorde as a feat of engineering and I still harbour a great amount of resentment against Nigel given he once flew on Concorde and I never had the chance or to be more honest the money! So thats why we brought a large collection of Concorde covers from a very dedicated collector with some amazing flown covers which we are still working through listing.
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Where can I sell my first day covers? If you are interested in selling your covers or your collection, please drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.
We hope you enjoy the site, and please do let us know if you have any comments, either positive or negative. And if you like a cover but not the price please feel free to drop us a line as we wont be offended by anyone making us an offer.
Stu (The Kiwi) & Nigel (The Welshman)