Rare Coin and Stamp Services

working with estates and collectors since 1971



Granddaughter Samantha’s ballet debut and Dr. Rick

I’d like to introduce myself.  I’m Dr. Richard Woodbury, though friends call me Rick.

I’ve been a professional coin and stamp dealer for 4 decades.  I collected coins as a kid during the 1950’s, but my professional numismatic (coins) and philatelic (stamps) activities began in 1971 to earn extra money while working toward a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry. I conducted cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, was a Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, was the founding protein chemist at ZymoGenetics, and founded Protein Systems and co-founded BioHesion, Inc in Seattle.

During my scientific career I remained active in collectibles – co-owning several coin and stamp businesses – continuing my love of  history and interest in business.  I continue to consult for biotechnology, however, my current focus and passion are helping collectors, investors, and estates in achieving their goals by providing accurate appraisals of coin and stamp collections, and assisting in the liquidation of valuable collectibles.

Few individuals today have the experience and knowledge to accurately determine the value of rare coins and stamps and sell their valuable collectibles in today’s volatile markets with assurance of receiving fair prices.

Individuals and estates benefit from my services regardless of their experience with and knowledge of coin and stamp markets.

I travel throughout the Northwest to appraise large or valuable coin or stamp collections.  Consultation and information are strictly confidential. Recent local references are available upon request.

June 8, 2017

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