|John Sheffield Philatelist Ltd.
|Our Company History
I first became interested in this hobby as a young boy. Not unlike other kids, I had a daily paper route. In addition to delivering newspapers each day, another requirement was to collect what was due from the customers each week. After the collecting was done and the papers paid for, what was left represented my pay for the week. It would be at this point my father would take me to our local stamp store. Each week I would purchase something new to add to my collection. When a stamp cost more than my weeks earnings, dad would "float me a loan" until my next weeks pay.
It wasn't long after those beginnings, I became a part-time dealer, and finally a full-time dealer in 1988. Now, we are a family run business. All our children over the years have helped (albeit grudgingly!) in one capacity or another with the business. Please click here to meet our newest additions.
I attend most major stamp shows held in Canada, conduct regular public stamp auctions, and produce regular price lists and special offers. Our auction catalogues, price lists, and special offers lists are mailed to our clients around the world, and posted here, at our web site.
I am a member and a Past-President of the Canadian Stamp Dealers' Association. I also hold memberships in the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the American Philatelic Society, the Postal History Society of Canada, the British North America Philatelic Society, and the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain.