Philatelink is a professional internationalnal stamp dealing business established in 2003. The business is owned by me David Waldie. I have over 30 years experience in buying, selling and collecting stamps as well as other collectable items such as coins. bank notes, cigarette cards, cameras, postcards and die-cast model toys etc.
Originally based in Glasgow until February 2015 when my wife and I moved back to Galashiels, our original home town in the Scottish Borders. We are now very close to out two year old Grand Daughter who lives just round the corner.
I am a full member of the Philatelic Traders Society (PTS) London) the leading professional trade body in the UK and renowned all over the World. My business is bound by their codes of conduct and good business ethics. I am also a member of the Scottish Philatelic Traders Association (SPTA) and acting Treasurer.
Today our business is very much a family run affair with Ann my wife undertaking much of the office administration duties and processing most of the discount postage order. Occasionaly when we are extremely busy we draft in other members of our family to lend a helping hand.
I have been trading as a business seller on eBay for approximately 10 years and in 2011 I was pleased to be formally recognised as an eBay 'Top-rated Seller' and 'Premium Service Provider'. These coveted awards are only given to businesses that consistently perform to the highest possible standards and ethical values. There is a link to our eBay shop and auctions at the bottom of this page.
During the last few years our main specialty has been supplying discount British Decimal Postage stamps to businesses and private individuals, who want to reduce there postage costs. This side of the business has been growing fast mainly due to the ever increasing number of small internet businesses which keep popping up every year. With Royal Mail postage prices at an all time high and profit margins squeezed, there is a wide demand for discounted postage deals in the UK and abroad.
Unfortunately stamp collecting of modern postage stamps has been in decline for many years. Many collectors stopped collecting around the turn of the millennium and generally kids today are just not interested in stamps anymore. This is how we buy large collections at really good prices. No doubting that one day discount postage stamps will become harder to find once the collecting generation have sold all they have but until tehn there is no shortage at all.
Approximately 70% of our stock is purchased from various UK auction houses with the other 30% sourced from stamp dealers and private collectors both in the UK and across Europe.
We can also sell your unwanted stamps on a commission basis. We have gained a good reputation for achieving excellent financial returns for our clients, mainly through our internet commission selling service where your items are advertised in all major Countries all over the world.