Providing Quality Postage Stamps for Collectors Since 1961

If you're a serious collector of quality
mint & used foreign stamps, here are
some good reasons why you should
try our approval service:


See before
you buy


Examine the stamps you like "On-Approval"... before you pay! No more "handling charges", disappointments, or "sold out" notices.

Convenient &
Practical

You'll receive generous shipments to examine in the privacy of your own home... and up to 30 days to select and pay for what you want. All major credit cards accepted & postage paid both ways!

Unlimited
Choices

Pick the countries & topics you like - No standardized selections - Every selection is unique - individually prepared just for you!

Low
Discounted
Prices

Liberal discounts from catalog - you'll enjoy our "collector friendly" discounted prices & also qualify for additional cash discounts of up to 15% on every purchase!

Personalized
Service

Foreign approvals have been a Continental specialty since 1959. You'll receive truly personalized attention and discover why so many of our customers stay with us for years!

Our Approvals...

Think all approval services are the same? We've got a surprise for you! We'll PAY YOU to try ours...

About Us...

When we sent out our first approval selections over 40 years ago, our primary goal was to provide our...

Look at the stamps we can send to your home...

Our Stamps...

Complete Mint Sets...
To a stamp collector one picture is worth much more than a thousand words! The group of mint stamps...

Topical Stamps...

If you're a topical stamps collector, look no further! Our Custom Approval Service will bring selection after selection of all your favorites...

British Empire...

Always a favorite with collectors, we have a huge stock of topicals from the British Empire & former colonies. The British Royal...

Used Older Classics...

There is a huge and growing demand among collectors for nice used examples of stamps from the "Classic" era...

Are Your Favorite Topicals Here?

We have a large stock of all major topical stamps. We'll send you selections of complete mint sets of all your favorite...