GB, British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps - 789 Lots

by Tony Lester Auctions Ltd
12th Feb 2024 from 10am GMT
Tony Lester Auctions Ltd
Tony Lester Auctions Ltd
Unit 2 The Sidings
Birdingbury Road
Marton, Rugby
CV23 9RX
United Kingdom
01926 634809
Sale Description:
GB, British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps

Our February Auction will include many BC and world collections, box lots, Foreign one-country collections including Germany and associated areas, many BC include British Africa, one-country collections, better sets and values, and GB with collections and items including QV and KGV, QE varieties etc.
Viewing by appointment only Monday - Thursday
Please contact us to arrange viewing 01926 634809 /
Sale Dates:
12th February 2024 from 10am GMT - British Commonwealth & Foreign (Lots 1 to 486)
13th February 2024 from 10am GMT - Great Britain (Lots 487 to 789)

Fees apply to the hammer price:

Free Registration
24% inc VAT*

Flat Fee Registration
20.40% inc VAT*

*These fees include buyers premiums and internet surcharges.
Please see the auctioneers terms & conditions for more information

Please note that the photos are for general guidance only. Whilst they may provide an accurate indication of centring, perforation and type of cancellation, no presumption should be made as to the accuracy of colour reproductions.
Although we take every care to place the correct photos with the correct lot numbers, if you do notice that a photo doesn’t represent the description correctly please contact us to ensure that it is correct as we will not compensate based on photos.

At our offices at any time, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE, from now until the Thursday before the auction.

Fax – 01926 634819 – Please do not fax bids after 5pm on the Friday before the auction.

Please send to to be received by 5pm the day before the auction.

Payments for lots purchased should be within 14 days of the sale date unless other arrangements have been made. Because of new Customs and Excise money laundering regulations we can no longer accept payments in cash of 15,000 Euros and over or equivalent in sterling etc. for any single transaction. Accounts still outstanding 1 month after the sale will be charged interest on the whole amount at 3% per month or part thereof. These conditions will be strictly adhered to.

Payment by debit/credit card – please see bid form.

Our Bankers:
National Westminster Bank plc.
A/c No: 29630592
Sort Code: 52-30-02
IBAN GB65 NWBK 52300229630592
Please make cheques payable to TONY LESTER AUCTIONS LTD.

Please ensure if making a bank transfer to our account that the invoice total in full is credited to our account and any bank charges must be paid by the purchaser. Lots will not be released until the invoice has been fully paid.
We do not accept payment by cheque in currencies other than sterling.

Catalogue prices are by S.G. unless otherwise stated except for errors/varieties which are either by S.G. or from the online Pierron errors catalogue. As S.G. do not generally provide separate mounted and unmounted prices, then any catalogue price quoted should be read in conjunction with the rest of the description as to whether the stamps are hinged or not, and the condition of the stamps is of course reflected in our estimate.

A Buyers Premium equivalent to 17% plus VAT (20.4%) of the knock down price will be added to all purchases.

If you wish to find out if you were successful in our auction please check our page on or the ‘realisations’ page of our website. If more than one equal bid is received on a lot the lot will be sold to the first bid received.

Lots with a “†” after the lot number are subject to VAT at 20% on the knock-down price of the lot, unless the purchaser is outside the EU and the lots are dispatched to an address outside the EU. Lots with an “X” after the lot number are subject to VAT on the amount (if any) by which the hammer price exceeds the face value of the stamps in that lot.
Shipping Policy
Spurred on by the increase in Registered Post and other P.O. charges, we have negotiated a new deal with our insurers, and lots bought by postal bidders will now be sent, and charged, as below unless you specifically require otherwise and state so on your bid form. (Please repeat any special instructions each time you bid, as our staff cannot guarantee all our customer’s specific requirements).
1. Inland Buyers
Up to £100 will be sent by ordinary post with certificate of posting.
Up to £250 will be sent by Recorded Delivery post.
Over £250 by Registered post.
Over 2kg will be sent by courier charged at £12 for up to 15kg, subject to change.
2. Overseas Buyers
Up to £100 will be sent by ordinary post with certificate of posting.
Over £100 by registered or insurance Air Mail etc.
There will be a combined insurance/packing charge of £2 plus VAT on all inland invoices, and £3 on all overseas invoices.
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