Philatelic Traders’ Society partners with eBay


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The Philatelic Traders’ Society (PTS) is partnering with eBay UK to help highlight trustworthy eBayer sellers in the ‘Stamps’ category of the online auction site.

The initiative means collectors will be able to clearly see the PTS Shield against listings from PTS members so that prior to purchasing, shoppers can buy with the knowledge that the seller has been vetted thoroughly by the leading trade society.

It is also possible for collectors to only see items listed by PTS members by bookmarking this bespoke eBay portal:

PTS Chairman, Suzanne Rae said: 

‘We are delighted to partner with eBay UK and are excited that we can help the hobby present a trustworthy shopping experience. eBay is one of the biggest online and innovative marketplaces for stamp dealers and helping to support this is very important for the PTS.’

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The PTS was established in 1929 and is the only trade society that extensively vets, references and actively monitors members. We have some of the world’s leading brands as members including top eBay sellers NobleSpirit, 1st4stamps1840, Ross Shiells Ltd and Jerwood Philatelics. 

David Jaffe of eBay added:

‘Collectables is currently one of the fastest growing sectors on eBay. We want to ensure that this category can be shopped and enjoyed with integrity and respect. Partnering with relevant societies like the PTS ensures we can maintain this trustworthy space within our online platform.’