About Us

Jean Saarela Kawar

Jean Saarela Kawar

As most kids in the 1950's I collected both stamps and postcards. But it wasn't until the 1970's that I really became immersed in the world of philately. As a graduate student of history at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison, I was instrumental in starting up a mail auction catalog, The Wisconsin Philatelist. I continued my career as a philatelist in 1980, working as the editor for Filatco, an International Mail Auction House. In 2011 my son and I decided to join forces and start our own company, Mayfair Stamps.

Tarek Kawar

Tarek Kawar

I attended my first stamp show when I was 2 and was cataloging stamps for my dad by the age of 10. At 16, while working for Filatco (family Stamp Business) I started buying material at rummage sales and local auctions & reselling it online. I did this while continuing to work for the company. I started buying from stamp auction houses when I was 18. Over the past 17 years I've attended hundreds of auctions and have made thousands of purchases from dealers, auctions and collectors alike.


Why Choose Mayfair Stamps?


We are aggressive knowledgeable buyers of philatelic & commercial covers buying small specialized groups, large accumulations and dealer stock. Selling individual covers in volume allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of the market. On many occasions we have paid five to ten times what our competitors were willing to pay. You will want to hear our offer before you decide to sell your collection.

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