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We accept bids by email to, by telephone 01823  681358 (confirmation in writing please), fax on 01823 681375  or by post.


Trevor Chinery BA  will be attending the sale and will be happy to bid on behalf of absent bidders.

Trevor may be contacted at:

9, St. Lawrence Way, Stanwick, Northamptonshire NN9 6QS

Tel: 01205 330026    

Mobile:  07527 444825  



Commission bids have the same status as room bids and will be entered in order of receipt at our Offices. When two or more equal bids are received, the earliest to reach us will be successful. The Auctioneer will bid on your behalf and will buy the lot for you at the best possible price, either at the reserve price if no other bids are received or at the next step up from the second highest bidder.


Lots estimated up to £20 in £1 steps,  lots £20 up to £50 in £2 or £3 steps ( for example £22, £25, £27, £30 etc.), lots £50 up to £100 in £5 steps, lots £100 up to £500 in £10 steps, lots £500 and over at the auctioneer's discretion.

Bids under 75% of estimate will not be entered


Public auctions : Buyers premium of 21% (including VAT @ 20%) is added the to hammer price.


We accept payment by cheque, cash, bank transfer or debit card. For trade buyers, business credit cards are accepted with a 3% surcharge.  For overseas clients not using a UK or EU registered account we accept debit or credit cards and bank transfer all of which incur a 3% surcharge.

New clients not supplying a blank cheque or card details will be sent a pro-forma invoice.

All lots must be paid for in full within 10 days with overdue accounts charge interest at 3% per month plus an administration fee.


You may phone us on 01823 681358 after 2.30pm on the Monday following the sale to enquire whether you have been successful.


Lots are sent out to postal bidders the week following the auction. We use Royal Mail services for the lighter items    ( up to 2kg ) and Parcelforce 24 for the larger parcels.           In the UK the cost for sending a parcel weighing up to 20kg and value to £1000 is £14.50, up to £5000 value is £19.50. N.I, Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge. Any client wishing to use their own courier will be charged a £5 packing fee per lot. 

Overseas parcels depend on destination but also will be sent at cost.   


We make every effort to describe lots accurately. However if you receive an item you are not completely satisfied with please contact us and return it us within seven days and a full refund will be made.

This guarantee does not cover collections, accumulations or mixed lots which cannot be returned and must be taken with any faults.  Also lots which are shown on our image pages cannot be returned for perforation or centering faults.

Extensions for single stamps must be requested prior to bidding in order to obtain vendor agreement. Certificates gained without an agreed extension will not be guaranteed. 

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