Should you choose to sell your stamps through auction, Stanley Gibbons offer free stamp valuations and will advise on how best to sell your stamp collection. Our experts will provide written stamp valuations and offer sale by public auction.
Our London office is open between the hours of 9.15am - 5pm, Monday - Friday and an appointment can be made to meet with one of our specialists at any time during these hours. Our world-class team of specialists offer clear independent guidance for sale in one of our auctions.
We have over 150 years experience in stamp valuations and have successfully built up a life-time of knowledge and market awareness. Our team of experts have a firm understanding of the global stamp market and will ensure that you obtain the best price for your collection.
What to do if you want to sell through Stanley Gibbons Auctions
Material can either be sold directly to us or through our auction describing service. Our team of specialists is available to give advice regarding the best method of sale to suit individual client’s needs and to achieve the maximum realisation.
Auction Describing Service
If you would like us to sell your collection through one of our auctions, this is what happens:
• A receipt or acknowledgement is given or sent to you as soon as the material is received.
• Starting Prices and Reserves are agreed before the lots are placed in auction between you and the auction describer.
• All material is carefully examined, lotted and described by our team of describers.
• All material is fully insured from the time it is received by us.
• Payment can be made directly to your bank account or in any major currency.
Appraisals and Valuations
We are happy to give advice on the potential value of stamps, postal history and collections. In fact, anything philatelic.
However, to be able to give a formal valuation we need to be able to examine the items in question as a number of factors affect values including, of course, condition. For example, an 1840 1d black in fine used condition with four complete margins and without any faults may be worth between £50 and £250, but another which does not have four margins or is creased may only be worth £5 to £25.
If you would like further details or advice on selling from one of our professional appraisers, please contact us:
UK Support: 0800 611 622
International: +44 1425 472 363