Crummie's Stamps was started in 2012 by Joe Crum. Joe emigrated to Australia from Nottingham (UK), on his own in 1969 at the age of 19. Joe's career saw him work a number of manufacturing and retail positions including owning his own company, Fresh Air Australia, selling air purifiers. In 2011 after the loss of his wife of 38 years Roz he was at a loss.
On a holiday in the Barossa Valley he came across a second hand shop and saw a large collection of stamps that brought back memories of collecting Stamps as a child and helping his son Antony with his stamp collection. Joe decided there and then to get back into stamps and build up a collection giving him a pastime and building an inheritance for his grandkids Michael & Elouise.
On his return it just so happened a ‘Stamp and Coin Show’ was on at the Burswood Function Centre and as fate would have it there were no Stamp dealers present, only coin collectors. However Joe met Ian Boulton from ‘Ace Stamp Auctions’ and he has been a great mentor ever since.
Over the next 6 years, Joe visited many Stamp fairs and auctions building up his Stamp collection and trading on eBay. Crummie's Stamps have had stands at the ‘Coin and Stamp Fair’ each year which has given Joe valuable experience.
In November 2015, Crummie's Stamps was given the opportunity to purchase a retiring Stamp dealer’s collection within Australia. These collections consisted of Booklets and Mini Sheets, specialising in Overprints, along with his large collection of Australian Stamps including Reprints. Part of the business was the Australian & Territories Booklet Catalogue.
Unfortunately Joe passed away in September 2018, just after his first edition of the catalogue was published. Antony Crum has taken over the management of Crummie's Stamps with the help of Joe's grandchildren. Unfortunately parts of Joe's collection have been sold to concentrate on Australian Booklets, Decimals and First Day Covers.
What We Do
Our aim is to focus on Australian Stamps specialising in Decimal Stamps including Self Adhesive issues and Reprints. Another major area are Booklets where we currently hold over 1400 different Booklets many with Overprints.
We also have a good selection of Overprints on PNC’s and Mini Sheets, as well as First Day Covers (FDC’s) to select from.
Where We Operate
Located in Perth “the most isolated captial city in the world.” Our online shop allows us to reach Stamp collectors from around the globe. Predominately operating online however if you wish to visit us in Maida Vale, appointments can be made.
Feel free to send enquiries through our 'Contact us' page.