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Stanley M. Piller:
A New York native, Stanley Piller was bitten by the philatelic bug when he was 10 years old. He began dealing in stamps on an informal basis at age 13. His cousin, Abe Gittler, who was about his fathers age at the time, and a dealer on Nassau Street, gave him his first covers to sell.

Stanley graduated from Cooper Union in NY with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE). He then went on to the University of Southern California for his masters in chemical engineering.

In 1976, Stanley took the plunge and purchased the stamp store business of O. Jack Taylor in Oakland.

His philatelic endeavors in the area of US Classics are well known. In 1991, Stanley authored the book New York Postmaster's Provisional . A specialized study of this rare stamp, including proofs, plating, the paper, covers and forgeries. Considered the definative work by all students of this specialty.

For several years he contributed articles to Scott's Monthly Journal. And back when The Stamp Collector was a young magazine based in Oregon, Piller was one of the first dealers to be profiled.

Stanley also is a expertizer for the PSE, PF and APS.

Ed Weinberg:
Ed works with new issues and builds lots for the shop and mail order side of the business. Ed's area of study is the postal history of Contra Costa county.

Dr. Alan Halden M.D.:
Alan was born in Woodland California in 1938 and was raised in Davis. Alan began collecting coins from circulation around 1943. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and UCSF Medical School and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Alan has always maintained his interest in coins as well as stamp collecting. Following his retirement from medicine, he joined Stanley M. Piller and Associates assisting and consulting in all matters numismatic. Alan has attended the ANA basic grading and 2 differant ANA advanced grading courses. He presently resides in Piedmont California and when not studing coins, spends time with his six grandchildren.

Richard Doporto:
Richard assists with electronic and computer related media. Controlling the flow of all eBay related sales and maintains Stanley's online presence at

Richard collects classic US and his area of study is the US One Cent Issue of 1851-1861. His web site can be seen here. In 2001, after a flood of bogus reperfs and fakes flooded the eBay market, Richards company, Sonic Imagery Labs, designed and marketed the Precision US Specialty Multi-Gauge.


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