About Me

Ever since I was a young boy, I have always had the collecting bug.  I received my first stamp album for Christmas back in 1974 and I was hooked.  I have always been interested in history and geography. There is no better hobby that combines these two interests.

For the longest time, I never even thought about trading or selling.  Then I found a wonderful website called Stamporama.  I decided to try selling some of my duplicate stamps in their auction.  I found that it was great getting rid of items I no longer needed and those items were going to collectors that needed those items.  In 2006 I started selling on StampWants which then became bidStart and is now HipStamp.  At that time, I started buying stamps specifically for selling.  Between Stamporama and bidStart, I have had thousands of successful sales and feedback.

In 2011, I was laid off and started selling full time and decided to create an LLC.  Even though I concentrate in stamps and covers, I decided to branch out into other collectibles hence the name parkinlot Stamps & Collectibles.  parkinlot is obviously a play on my last name (Parkin) and lots are how items are sold on the websites.  I use the lower case 'p' to because that seems to be an internet selling practice like bidStart and ebay.

Because I am not perfect, I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase or I described the item inaccurately, I will refund your purchase once the item is returned to me in the same condition that it was received.  

I am a one man operation.  I do this part time as I have a full time job.  My goal is to ship your purchase the following business day but this is not always possible.  It may be a day or two later.  I do ship internationally.  

Philatelic Organizations:

Contact Information:

Robert Parkin (call me Bob)
PO Box 8030
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028-8030
email: bob@parkinlotstamps.com


Social Media:

Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter.  I have to admit, I don't update as often as I should.  I am going to make a conscious effort to be more diligent of keeping my followers updated.  I will also try to keep my Blog up to date.

My interests outside of philately:

  • Playing guitar and bass
  • Listening to music (mostly heavy Classic Rock - KISS - Alice Cooper - Led Zeppelin - Queen - Ted Nugent - Deep Purple etc.)
  • I am also a huge Frank Zappa Fan
  • Reading Horror/Fantasy Novels
  • Going to the Movies
  • My family - Wife & 2 children
  • My 12 cats (11 indoor - 1 outdoor)

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