I found myself as custodian for my great grandfather's stamp collection. an album ca. the size and shape of an Webster's unabridged. I'm getting some pressure from family to make some sort of assessment therof. I haven't the faintest idea how to begin. The term "philatelist" sounds so filthy, that I'm half afraid to be caught in a websearch "seeking Philatelist." };-} About the only reason I know the term is that "Philatelist tongs" were an euphemism for "Roach Clip" in head shops, back in the day; though it was never clear why a philatelist would want a tongs with a pot leaf shaped handle. Mostly what I've found online are people offering instruction books, and catalogs for sale.