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Auctions

Sporting stamps: Valuing stamp collections which celebrate sporting triumphs

Sporting occasions are an opportunity to bring the country together in a shared passion as we all get behind a common cause. Of course (and despite the old saying to the contrary), it’s not just the taking part that counts. It’s even better when we win. From football to cricket or horse racing to the [...]

What factors are important when valuing stamp collections?

When valuing stamp collections, there are many factors to take into consideration. Before coming to a conclusion, valuers need to examine certain features of the stamp, alongside rarity and current market trends. So, if you think your collection may be worth some money, we’ve put together a short guide explaining what philatelists look for and [...]

Real auction vs online auction – pros and cons

An auction is a public sale where goods are sold to the person that bids the highest. Nowadays, with technology and people’s lives being so busy, more and more people are moving to online bidding, but is this good move? It’s important to understand how real auctions and online auctions work, because there are pros [...]

What happens on the day of the stamp auction?

What happens on the day of the auction really depends on whether you are there for selling or buying. If you’re there to sell, then we hope you’ve come to see us first to have a professional evaluation done! Our evaluations are highly comprehensive and we will advise you on what we think your collection [...]

The diversity of stamp collecting

There is no doubt that stamp collecting is a very immersive hobby and the sheer diversity of the stamps that you can collect is truly remarkable. As a general rule, when collections are brought to us to value they tend to fall into the following categories – general, countries and themes: General – this just [...]