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PSE Please note our new mailing address for Fedex and USPS.
5965 Harrison Dr. Suite 6 Las Vegas, NV 89120
Authentication and Grading Services

Whether you are new to stamp grading, or have taken advantage of PSE's benefits before, it's easy to get your stamps graded by PSE! Please review the methods for stamp submissions with the simple steps below.

  1. View our Grading Services and Fees
  2. Print your own Submission Form
  3. Once submitted, check your Order Status Online
PSE In The News

Good News Bad News


The Bad News: Effective January 1st, 2022 PSE will be increasing certificate costs on Classic, Vintage and Mid-Century items. PSE has not changed its pricing since 2003 and we are commited to keeping prices as low as possible, but due to labor and other cost increases we can no longer hold existing pricing. Please see out services and fees page for updated pricing information.


The Good News: PSE is expanding its Vintage category from 1920 back to 1900. This means that all Washington Franklin issues will be going down in price. Per the PSE pricing structure the 5% of catalog value above the minimum pricing will remain unchaged as will the max fee.


Thank you for your undestanding and continued support.














PSE is pleased to announce our new and improved pricing structure. We have modified several popular services (including the items that qualify for each service) in addition to reducing the prices – now based upon 5% of the Scott Catalog Value. Check out the new pricing structure below.

Simplified pricing structure:

  • 5% of SCV (max $600)
  • $10 - Modern
  • $15 - Mid-Century
  • $25 - Vintage
  • $35 - Classic
  • $40 - Specialized

Additional Services

  • $15 - Conversion
  • $30 - Reconsideration
  • $20 - Plating

Prices are effective as of January 1, 2022. Contact us directly at (702) 776-6522 if you have any further questions.

Service Type Fee Per Stamp What Can Be Submitted Approximate Turnaround Time
MODERN $10 (graded only) USA 1971 and Canada 1976 to date
NON USA: N/A
20 business days
MID-CENTURY $15 (graded only) USA: 1935 to 1971 and Canada: 1946 - 1975
NON USA: N/A
Up to 20 business days
VINTAGE $25 USA: 1900 to 1935 and Canada: 1900 - 1945
Other NON USA: 1939 to date
Up to 30 business days
CLASSIC $35
Max fee: $600
USA and Canada: PRE-1900
Other NON USA: PRE-1939
Up to 30 business days
SPECIALIZED $40
Max fee: $600
Covers, Private Perforations, Postal Stationery, Postal Cards, Private Perforations, Postmaster Provisionals and Errors

NOT ALL SPECIALIZED ITEMS CAN BE GRADED
30+ business days
RECONS $30
(No Charge if changed)
Only available to the original submitter and the certificate must be less than 45 days old. Original certificate and stamp must accompany. 30 business days
REMOVE FROM ENCAPSULATION $15
OR
1% SMQ
Stamp and flip must be in original holder. 20 business days
CONVERSION $15 Original certificate and stamp must accompany. 15 business days
PLATING $20 additional per item Adds 10 business days to regular service
PRIORITY $20 additional per stamp Any order that does not include a specialized item. 15 business days

PSE Guarantee

Effective March 1, 2010

For Non-encapsulated Stamps

Beginning with certificates dated March 1, 2010 or later, Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) guarantees that the stamp will be a genuine specimen of the stamp represented by the Scott Number set forth on the PSE certificate.

In the event an owner believes that the PSE Certified stamp has been incorrectly identified, the stamp may be returned to Professional Stamp Experts for a Guarantee Resubmission. If, upon re-examination, PSE determines that the stamp was assigned an incorrect Scott Number, PSE will reimburse the owner the original certification fee plus the fee for Guarantee Resubmission plus all applicable postage costs.

The following should be noted with regards to this guarantee:

  • This guarantee applies ONLY to those Scott Numbers and varieties listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly. For purposes of the guarantee, PSE does not recognize varieties or attributes of a stamp that are not listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly.
  • PSE shall have sole discretion regarding determination of Scott Numbers.
  • No guarantee can be offered regarding the mint or used status, grade or condition of non-encapsulated stamps.
  • PSE is not responsible if it is determined that some fraudulent alteration to the stamp has occurred subsequent to the issuance of the PSE Certificate.
  • The original PSE certificate must accompany all Guarantee Resubmissions.
  • This guarantee does not apply in instances where an obvious clerical error has been made with regard to the identification of the stamp or where changes occur to Scott's numbering system and/or designations subsequent to the issuance of PSE's certificate.
  • Under no circumstances shall PSE's liability under this guarantee exceed total fees paid to PSE by the submitter for the particular stamp in question. Owners who submit stamps under PSE's Guarantee Resubmission service agree to the limitations provided herein and release PSE and Collectors Universe, Inc., and their employees and affiliates, from any other claims whatsoever relating to the stamp(s) submitted.

For Encapsulated Stamps

Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) guarantees that the stamp will be a genuine specimen of the stamp represented by the Scott Number set forth on the PSE insert. Professional Stamp Experts further guarantees that the stamp has been correctly graded in accordance with PSE's grading standards, and under the procedures of PSE.

In the event an owner believes that the PSE Certified stamp has been incorrectly identified or over-graded, the stamp may be returned to Professional Stamp Experts for a Guarantee Resubmission in its original, unopened encapsulated holder. If, upon re-examination, PSE determines that the stamp was assigned an incorrect Scott Number, or was over-graded, PSE will reimburse the owner the original certification fee plus the fee for Guarantee Resubmission plus all applicable postage costs.

The following should be noted with regards to this guarantee:

  • This guarantee applies ONLY to those Scott Numbers and varieties listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly. For purposes of the guarantee, PSE does not recognize varieties or attributes of a stamp that are not listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly.
  • PSE shall have sole discretion regarding determination of Scott Numbers and grade in connection with this guarantee.
  • When sending a stamp to PSE under the Guarantee Resubmission, the stamp must be sealed in its original, un-tampered holder.
  • PSE is not responsible for environmental damage that occurs to the stamp inside the holder for any of the following reasons: a) flood, fire or other natural disaster, b) improper or negligent storage or treatment, or c) intentional or willful damage.
  • This guarantee does not apply in instances where an obvious clerical error has been made with regard to the identification and/or grade of the stamp or where changes occur to Scott's numbering system and/or designations subsequent to PSE's expertization and grading of the stamp.
  • Under no circumstances shall PSE's liability under this guarantee exceed total fees paid to PSE by the submitter for the particular stamp in question. Owners who submit stamps under PSE's Guarantee Resubmission service agree to the limitations provided herein and release PSE and Collectors Universe, Inc., and their employees and affiliates, from any other claims whatsoever relating to the stamp(s) submitted.