Expanded February 2007 LOBEX Successful

(Long Beach, California) – The expanded LOBEX section of the February 15 – 17, 2007 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo provided additional opportunities for stamp collectors and dealers, and positive exposure of the hobby to potential new collectors.  LOBEX is hosted by the Long Beach, California Stamp Club.

Nutmeg Stamp Sales of Danbury, Connecticut conducted a successful philatelic auction at the show and online that resulted in a number of record prices and a total of over $1 million in winning bids.  Michael Sherman, President of Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) conducted an informative seminar on "Challenges in Grading United States Stamps."  PSE distributed free copies of their highly-acclaimed, illustrated booklet, "A Guide to the Grading of United States Postage Stamps," and copies of the latest Stamp Market Quarterly price guide.

"We had one of the biggest Saturday attendance days in years, with a three-day total attendance of 5,181 collectors and dealers," said Ronald J. Gillio. Expo General Chairman.

Troy Thoreson of eBay

David M. Coogle, Nutmeg Stamp Sales

The Long Beach Stamp Club has created a special "Cinderella" commemorative stamp to celebrate the organization’s 80th year.  The "39-cent denomination" stamp depicts the Long Beach skyline, harbor and pier as they appeared in 1926, the year the club was established.

The coin and bank note auction conducted at the show by Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas realized $12,508,728 in winning bids.

A dozen educational seminars and club meetings were conducted in conjunction with the LOBEX/Long Beach Expo including presentations for collectors and dealers by eBay consultant, Troy Thoreson, about "Buying and Selling on eBay."

The next LOBEX/Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be held May 31 – June 2, 2007.

The Long Beach Expo is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).