Stamp and Coin Place relocates to historic Bellingham building

The Stamp and Coin Place, a Bellingham business that specializes in bullion trading and valuable collectibles, has moved to a larger space on the ground floor of the Bellingham National Bank Building at 101 E. Holly St.

The Stamp and Coin Place has been in business in downtown Bellingham for more than 40 years. The current owner, Tim Rathjen, purchased the business, then located in the Parkade Building on Commercial Street, in 2003.  Since then, the business expanded into two adjacent storefronts.

“Being able to move a long-standing Bellingham business dealing with bullion, coins, and currency into a historic building originally constructed for one of the most prominent banks in the city’s early history, was an opportunity too good to miss,” Rathjen said in a press release.

The business has experienced rapid growth; it started with two people and now employs five full-time employees and six part-time staff. Along with stamps, coins and bullion, the new shop features an extensive display of Bellingham and Whatcom County memorabilia.

The Stamp and Coin Place, in conjunction with the Bellingham Stamp Club, also hosts the annual Bellingham Stamp and Coin Show. This year’s show will be on April 2-3 in Fox Hall at the Hampton Inn. For more information, visit or call (360) 676-8720.


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