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How to Determine the Value of Stamps

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. […]

By | August 29th, 2014|Stamp Info|0 Comments

August 17th Auction Realisations

Please note that the realisations of our August 17th stamp auction are now online. To view them please go to the 'Auction Realisations' page.

By | August 18th, 2014|Auctions|0 Comments

How to sell inherited stamp collections

If you have inherited a stamp collection and have decided that you would like to sell it then there are some practical steps to take before deciding which sales option is best for you. Here’s a quick guide: […]

By | July 28th, 2014|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Stamp Collecting – a Summer Hobby for Kids

With the 6 week summer school holidays fast approaching, the time is perfect for getting your kids interested in stamp collecting! Whilst this may seem a bit of a challenge when compared to the allure of computer games, Xboxes etc, it’s not as fanciful an idea as you may think. Basically, kids love collecting things. For example, let them loose on a beach and they’ll start collecting shells and how many of your kids bought a sticker book for the World Cup? I would wager quite a few! […]

By | June 30th, 2014|Other|0 Comments

Rare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction

The British Guiana stamp was owned by du Pont chemical empire heir John du Pont very rare 19th Century postage stamp from a former British colony in South America has sold for a record $9.5m (£5.6m) at auction in New York. It took only two minutes for the British Guiana one-cent magenta stamp to be sold to an anonymous bidder, The stamp had been sold three times before, each time setting the auction record for a single stamp. […]

By | June 18th, 2014|Stamp Info|0 Comments