I started full-time work in the stamp trade in around 1973, working for a couple of Auctioneers for 2 years before setting up Mercia International Auctions with 2 other directors in 1976. Prior to that, after completing a degree at Liverpool University, I worked in a bank for 2½ years, but it was not for me. […]
Always the cause for heated debate amongst stamp collectors let’s take a look at the 5 most valuable stamps in the world today. This list is based on stamps that have come to auction and fetched incredible prices. Top of the pile we have the 1c British Guiana stamp whose rich and colourful past is all part of its appeal. […]
If you have inherited an old stamp collection or have got a stamp collection that is gathering dust and you’re wondering if it’s worth anything then there are a few things you can look out for that will give you a guide to value. The value of a stamp can be determined by a variety of criteria and it’s not always what you would expect. […]
Please note that the realisations of our August 17th stamp auction are now online. To view them please go to the 'Auction Realisations' page.