Long-Time Dealer Does it Without the ‘Net

Richard Ellis has been dealing in collectibles for decades.

While most his age are retired, one Mt. Kisco, New York businessman is still working. His love for collectibles turned into the Cambridge-Essex Stamp Co., a 5,000-square-foot shop that is packed with movie posters, dinosaur teeth, autographed baseballs, letters from famous people and other items.

He has a shop and warehouse and apparently enough long-time customers that having an internet hasn’t been necessary.

"He’d rather work than do anything else," says his wife.

Ellis’ company took over other collectible businesses through the years, expanding an inventory that covers a shop and a 20,000 square foot warehouse and includes other items stored in a bank vault.