About Us

This site launched on October 1, 2006 with the mission to be the "end-all" stop for all advertising for any Florida show.

Francis Ferguson

A life-long collector (except those years in my 20s and 30s for obvious reasons) the fascination of those colorful pieces of history has been all consuming. My collecting interests center on Classic US, Prexie EFO, Edison (645-656), Machin Heads and Transport Series material.

I have made Central Florida my home since the fall of 1977. I came to Orlando to attend FTU, which later became UCF, and graduated in 1982 after spending 5 years in a 4 year program -- with a degree in Business Administration: Management and a minor in Computer Science. I have been employed in the IT field for nearly my whole career. Currently I call Apopka home, where I enjoy the company of my life-partner and our three cats (who tolerate us).

Besides being responsible for this site, additional organization affiliations include the Florida Stamp Dealers’ Association (President 2012/2016 and Treasurer 2004/2012 & 2016/2018), and The Central Florida Stamp Club (President 2008/2012 & 2016/2017 and VP-Operations 2012/2014). In addition, I also hold membership in the APS, USSS, AAPE and FPHS.

The re-born Fireman of Philately group, granted myself membership #18.

Finally, I serve as the General Chairman of the annual three day FLOREX event held in the Central Florida area in early December with up to 50 dealers represented and as the Show Manager for the smaller SUNPEX show held in the mid June with 16-18 dealers. I also handle three small local shows with up to 6-15 dealers, held in January, April and September of each year.

[Updated 06.24.17]