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.
American Philatelic Society - Since 1987
West Essex Philatelic Society - President
PO Box 8030
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028-8030
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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)