Business Overview

Max Stern, the epitome of efficiency and warmth, has been the cornerstone of stamp collecting and numismatics since 1948. His name is synonymous with integrity, fair pricing, and exceptional service, drawing collectors and dealers back year after year. Achieving the prestigious title of Retail Shop of the Year from 2003 to 2008, Max Stern’s legacy speaks volumes. His journey began at the tender age of 17, shouldering the responsibility of providing for his family through stamp dealing. Even amidst the turmoil of World War II, Max persevered, operating his business and ultimately surviving the horrors of Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Post-war, Max’s resilience saw him re-establishing his stamp business in Bratislava, only to face adversity again with the Communist takeover. Escaping to Australia with his wife Eva, he embarked on a new chapter, founding a stamp dealer business in 1950. His iconic shop in Melbourne’s Port Philip Arcade stands as a testament to his enduring passion and dedication. Max Stern’s career spanned over 75 years, nurturing countless collectors and earning him the esteemed title of Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1999. His legacy lives on, a beacon of integrity and excellence in the world of stamp collecting and numismatics.

Services offered

Stamp shop

Company Phone Number

(03) 9654 6751

Company Email

[email protected]


271 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

Opening Hours

Monday:- 9 am–5:30 pm Tuesday:- 9 am–5:30 pm Wednesday:- 9 am–5:30 pm Thursday:- 9 am–5:30 pm Friday:- 9 am–4 pm Saturday:- Closed  Sunday:- Closed 

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