Sales Procedure Explained


Receipt and Insurance

Once in our care all consignments are issued with a receipt and fully insured.

Lotting and Estimates

On arrival at our offices, consignments are passed on to our philatelic experts who will lot and estimate the material. We take great care to ensure that consignments are properly researched, described and presented.

Proofing copies will are sent by post and/or email which will allow you the opportunity to raise any questions or queries you may have prior to the auction. All lots have a reserve set at 75% of the lower estimate.


Each vendor will receive a copy of the catalogue, usually four weeks prior to the auction, which will include a list of lots and a payment instruction form. We request that you sign and return this form to us to ensure prompt payment.

Catalogues are also available to view on our website.

Auction Day

You are invited to join us on sale day. With complimentary refreshments and a friendly atmosphere, we ensure that all are looked after and ready for the rigours of live auction.

Prices realised are available on our website and are updated as lots are sold.

Vendor’s sale results are sent to all vendors a few days after the auction.

Unsold Lots

Unsold lots are available for purchase, at the reserve price, after the auction. If lots remain unsold, you will be contacted shortly after the auction.


Payment is made 35 days after the sale.


Buyer’s have the option to request extensions on individual lots. Payment for lots that are put on extension is held until a certificate has been obtained.