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Great Britain 10 Shilling Stamp

Item 504 in our recent auction is a true giant in the philatelic world. The SG128 Great Britain 10 shilling issued in 1878 is an excellent example, greenish grey, fresh and unused. […]

1980 Nelson 3p Variety Nelson

Stamps with printing errors are a rare find and Lot 298 in our recent auction presented a unique opportunity to get your hands on one. […]

How To Participate In Stamp Auctions

Whether your intention is to buy stamps at one of our auctions or to sell, it is incredibly easy to participate. You will find attending one of our actions an excellent way of enhancing your current collection or getting a fair price on a collection that you have to sell. So how do you take part? […]

About Tony Lester Auctions

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. […]

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Top 5 Most Valuable Stamps in the World

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. […]