Top prices paid for Great Britain and Commonwealth stamp collections.
You can deliver, by appointment, stamp collections 6 days a week to our Salisbury premises.
Or if not local, pick up is available by courier at cost, click here for our valuation service.
Large 'whole room' collections can be collected by us by appointment, please contact us to discuss.
We also buy collections of coins and old postcards. We do not buy First Day Covers from 1970-2000.
42 Fisherton Street
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.