Welcome to Sterling Stamps

455 E Grand River, Suite 103
Brighton, Michigan 48116
(810) 220-6000

Sterling Stamps is proud to have formed the largest retailer and stamp auction house in the Midwest with a 10-15 show schedule, typically 4 auctions per year, and a 2000 sq.ft. brick-and-mortar store in Brighton, Michigan. We have been in business for 30 years and currently member of ASDA, APS, ATA, USSS, and MSDA.

Please send any correspondence to mark@sterlingstamps.com

Our auctions are now internet only with online live real-time bidding. But you must register ahead of time. This may change soon as the state of Michigan begins to “open up” again. Click  HERE for auction details.

Be sure to visit our Event Calendar page for more details on upcoming auctions. Viewing is by appointment only and arrangements can be made for pickup of your auction winnings, or we can ship anywhere in the world.  We also accept better consignments and charge a low commission rate.

We advertise in philatelic journals, stamp shows that we attend, and the internet, as well as posting our auctions on different sites for better visibility.

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Belgium Philately is our Specialty

My heritage is Belgian. My parents were both born in Belgium and came to this country in 1952. My father, Gilbert, was an avid Belgian stamp collector (and from whom I acquired my philatelic interests) and basically had everything that was Scott listed. With my help, we started acquiring the weird and esoteric unlisted stamps, post cards, covers, and anything else we thought was interesting. Dad left us several years ago, but I continue to build upon what we built together as father and son.


The History of Sterling Stamps

I caught the philatelic bug from my father at the young age of 5. After dinner my brother and I would sit with my Dad at the kitchen table almost every evening after dinner sorting stamps that we acquired through the mail, at the five and dime stores, and from relatives in Belgium and Canada. I mounted my stamps on construction pages with hinges and tried to get as many different stamps as possible from all over the world. I as grew into my teenage years, I put my stamps aside as school and other activities took over.

I graduated in 1984 with an Engineering degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1984 and started my engineering career with American Motors Corporation in Detroit. A few years later my parents brought over my stamp collection and I caught that bug all over again – and now I had some spending money! I started attending some local Michigan shows, focusing mostly on USA stamps but soon accumulated so much foreign stuff that by 1991, I decided to start stamp-dealing part-time. At the time I was living in Sterling Heights, Michigan and thought that the name “Sterling Stamps” had a nice ring to it. Although the family relocated out to the Brighton, Michigan area, I kept the name.

Sterling Stamps has been in business for about 30 years, and full time since 2008, with a brick and mortar location in Brighton, Michigan. We now do about 10-15 shows per year – mostly in the Midwest but also some nationally-accredited shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, Boston, and many other locations. Occasionally you might even see us at an APS show! We serve philatelists, beginner to advanced, with one of the largest retail inventories in the country and hope to keep doing so for many years to come!