About Us

Walter D. Handlin, proprietor of Mesa Stamps, has been a collector and dealer of rare foreign and topical stamps for more than 40 years. Well-known at East Coast and Southwest collectors’ shows, Walt has served as the secretary for the American Philatelic Society Affiliate #138-American Belgian Philatelic Society.

The Mesa Stamps web site is a totally new venture…our way of connecting with stamp collectors throughout the world. We urge you to stop by our site often to see our continuously growing inventory.

On opening day, our site featured more than 8,000 items, ranging from Aden to Germany. Many more items and countries are continually being uploaded. And new stock arrives monthly. If you don’t find what you need today, check back again soon.

As you know, stamp collecting began with the issuance of the famed Penny Black by Great Britain in 1840 – the very first postage stamp ever issued. Since then, stamp collecting has become one of the most popular hobbies in the world.

Today, the internet offers an unparalleled opportunity to locate and collect stamps from all over the world…a very useful tool for the current generation of collectors…and a great way to interest and engage new generations in stamp collecting.

The Mesa Stamps website has been designed to be a valuable resource for stamp collectors. As we go, we also learn. So, let us know what you think of this new website…what you like and what you don’t.

And remember, at Mesa Stamps, your complete satisfaction is our highest priority. As a matter of policy, all of our stamps are F-VF NH or better unless otherwise noted.