Welcome to our second online timed auction, which we've called our "Collectors' Auction" as most lots are suitable for collectors - single items, covers, small collections, and cheaper lots.
The sale is now live and you can bid on any lots. At 12 Noon on Tuesday 20 July the first lot will end, the next thirty seconds later, another thirty seconds after that, and so on until about 10:00pm.
To avoid confusion with our live auction, the first lot number in this sale is 500.
INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES for online bidders;
If you are new to this platform, please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions - both for EasyLive Auction and for ourselves. You must register with EasyLive Auction before you make any online bids. EasyLive Auction charge a fee of 3% + v.a.t. (= 3.6%) on the selling price, which we collect on their behalf (there is no option for the single up-front fee in timed auctions). No bids will be accepted below the lower estimate price.
VIEWING; Due to Covid restrictions, viewing in person is restricted, but can can arranged at our shop by appointment. Extra information or about lots is available - all requests will be considered.
TELEPHONES; Our phone lines are only staffed at certain times. In the days preceding this auction this will be; Saturday 10th July 2-3pm, Monday12th to Friday 16th July 10am-11am each day, Saturday 17th July 2-3pm, and Monday 19th July (date of live auction) 10am to 12 Noon (Tuesday 20th July to be arranged).
NB some catalogue prices in the lot listings are from older editions, as some of the work for this catalogue was done from home without always having latest catalogues to hand.
Our Buyer’s Premium is 14.4% (12% + v.a.t.).
ABBREVIATIONS used in the catalogue;
m./u.m. mounted/unmounted mint accum. accumulation
l.m.m. lightly mounted mint colln. collection
g./f.u. good/fine used unu. unused
v.f.u. very fine used inc. including
FDC first day cover
cat. catalogue price
lvs. album leaves
s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor) m.s. miniature sheet
S.o.W. “Stamps of the World” catalogue PNC philatelic numismatic cover
c. circa (usually approximate quantity) PTSA priced to sell at
c.d.s. circular datestamp
PSB prestige stamp booklet
p.stat. postal stationery
Coins/Notes; unc = uncirculated, EF = extremely fine, VF = very fine, F = fine
We have a live auction the day before this one, and will do our best to send purchases from both sales together.
PNCs; see USA, UK, Isle of Man.
Cinderella; see Canada, Danish West Indies, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, India, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, USA, UK (inc. 1979, and covers).
Forgeries; see Austria, France, UK.
Austria; see Germany (covers).
Egypt; see Mixed Lots (Covers).
France; see Germany (covers).
Poland; see Covers (P.o.W. Mail).
Russia; see China (Russian POs), Germany (covers).
Tibet; see India (1924).
USSR; see Ephemera.
UK covers; see Malta.