John Finch

John Finch is a stamp collector who has been in the stamp business for 30 years. He writes about stamp collecting for many top publications.


  • Freelance writer and columnist for multiple stamp publications including Stamp Collector
  • Member of American Philatelic Society and other stamp-related groups
  • 30+ years of experience in the stamp business


John Finch is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed articles on stamp collecting for nearly three years. He has written for a variety of stamp publications including Scott's Monthly, Linn's Stamp News, and Stamp Collector, among others. He also wrote the stamp column for the biweekly New Jersey newspaper Wayne Today and co-edited stamp newsletters for the Metropolitan Air Post Society, the Association of Bergen County Philatelists, and The American Air Mail Society.

He is a member of the American Philatelic Society, The American First Day Cover Society, and The American Topical Association. For a decade, John contributed a bi-monthly philatelic/postal history column called ​Covers to the print publication The Journal Of Antiques And Collectibles, published in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. His focus on stamp collections and the value of stamps informs his content on the subject.


Over the past thirty years, John worked for a number of stamp dealers, including Jacques Minkus, who, with his stamp and coin counters in Gimbels stores across the nation, was known as "the man who brought stamp collecting to Main Street, U.S.A."

Expertise: Stamp collecting

About The Spruce

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