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The 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland celebrated through stamps

Earlier this year the Royal Mail marked the 150th anniversary of the famous book Alice in Wonderland with a beautifully illustrated set of 10 stamps. […]

By | April 27th, 2015|Other|0 Comments

The Service You Should Expect From a Stamp Dealer

If you have a stamp collection to sell then it’s important to work with a stamp dealer who has plenty of experience, a good reputation and also a member of the Philatelic Traders Society. By choosing a member of the society you know that they have to abide by a strict code of ethics so it’s very much in their interest that they provide you with a good service because they could be accountable to the society if they don’t. […]

By | February 25th, 2015|Other|0 Comments

Philatelic Traders Society Facts And Information

Tony Lester Auctions Ltd has tried to describe the history of the Philatelic Traders Society with facts and Information in this infographic. […]

By | December 9th, 2014|Other|0 Comments

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. […]

By | October 24th, 2014|Other|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