About Us

 Fil-Am-Sellers- We have been buying and selling on eBay since 2000. Our primary focus has been on classic US postage stamps. We buy large stamp collections & accumulations from various dealers on and off eBay, break them down into individual sets and/or singles, and then offer them at auction on eBay. Why do we do this? Well, not everyone has several thousand dollars to toss at an entire collection at a time, nor do most people need all the stamps in the collection. We give you the opportunity to pick up what you need only - at a bargain price. Nearly ALL of our items have a starting bid of 99¢, regardless of the current catalog value. We feel it is better to let the buying community decide what a stamp is worth, not an arbitrary value we picked or a number from a catalog. Jim started collecting stamps at age eight, so he has a pretty good handle on stamp identification and grading. More on our stamp auctions can be found on our eBay Auctions page.

In addition to stamps, you'll often find miscellaneous household and/or collectable items in our eBay store. One of Jim's ex-coworkers had been selling off his long-time collection of HO railroad cars & buildings, along with a lot of 1/32 scale slot cars. We occasionally take in garage sales to look for quality collectible items to sell. So, don't be surprised if you go looking in our eBay store for stamps and run across DVD players, model railroad cars, etc! 

OK, now - about us people: 

Anilea was born and raised in a small town in the southern Philippines, on the island of Mindanao. She got a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Visayas in Cebu City. She met Jim and moved to the US where they were married. She now is working full time as a Civil Design Engineer in Sacramento.

Jim is originally from a small community in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. He moved to southwest Florida at age 20, where he worked for a banking institution for 16+ years in the IT department. Had to see the west, so in 1987 he packed up and moved to the San Francisco Bay area. He worked for a large water / waste water facility in Oakland for over 20 years in the IT department and retired in June of 2007.

Andrew is Jim & Anilea's first child! He was born Feb 2008 and has been just about the most wonderful little guy you could ever imagine. He helps out a lot with the eBay store. It usually takes about an hour to undo his "helping"!!

In 2010 we left the SF Bay Area and moved to our current home in Folsom, CA - about 25 miles east of Sacramento, the state capital. Three moves in one calendar year were required to make that happen. NO MORE MOVES!!! :-)