Valuations Suspended due to COVID-19
Free Stamp Valuations
We now carry out a free valuation service to any UK inland address.
You may courier up to one box (maximum weight 20kg) to us for a free verbal valuation.
We ask only for return carriage cost of £15. Under no obligation to sell your stamps.
We reserve the right to refuse certain consignments please phone or email first.
We have a team of experienced professional valuers, one of whom will carefully look through your collection before evaluating the total replacement value.
Dauwalders will then provide a certificate of valuation and a recommendation for regularity of valuation.
- Valuation Carried Out By Professional Valuers
- No Risk Of Under or Over Insuring
- Valuation Certificate Will In Most Cases Simplify Claims
Our fees for carrying out a valuation for insurance or reference purposes are as follows - £40.00 or 2% of valuation, whichever is the greatest.
This includes VAT and a valuation certificate, but excludes carriage and carriage insurance.
For more info, please call us on 01722 412100
Please see the following helpful information provided by the PTS
Stamp collections may have value if:
- They were issued no later than about 1960
- The stamps are in good condition*
- They are of an individual country or countries
- They include higher face values**
- They are arranged neatly in albums and look as though care and money has at one time been spent on them
* fresh and true colours, not stuck to the page, no portion of the stamp missing, no creases or other damage
** in British “old” money, generally stamps above the 1/- (one shilling) face value
Stamp collections are less likely (unlikely) to have value if:
- They are loose and/or unsorted in a bag
- They are a general “all world” collection with fewer than 100 stamps for each country
- They comprise First Day Covers of the last 30-40 years
- They commemorate a Royal Wedding/Birth/Anniversary or similar
- They comprise any sort of manufactured “instant” collection
- They are in poor condition and/or untidy and/or look in need of TLC
- British Penny Blacks (1d black) are famous, but unfortunately are neither fabulously valuable, nor rare. 68 million were produced and sold. Depending on condition (and other factors) they are currently worth typically £40-£100 each (less for poor quality, much more for superb).
- Older stamps still on the original envelopes may be worth a premium (sometimes a considerable premium) over and above the value of the stamps used to frank the letter.
- Decimal currency British stamps (with face values in £p and not £sd) are (legally) widely traded at prices well below their nominal face value.
- Stamps with genuine errors of production (for example missing colours) are often worth considerably more than “normal” issues.
- Common stamps frequently have less common varieties, such as shades of colour. The one you have in front of you is statistically much more likely to be the common and cheaper variety, than it is the rare and expensive one.
- Sale by auction will ensure that your stamps fetch a competitive price. Selling directly to a dealer may achieve a better net result. For the highest possible price, sell them yourself (such as on e-Bay), but if you do so, bear in mind that the best items always sell first and dealers are unlikely to want to buy a “rump” or “remaindered” lot, when the best stamps are no longer there.