I had no knowledge of stamp collecting when I inherited my dad’s huge stamp collection. Selling the whole lot at auction seemed the best thing to do. After talking to some stamp auction houses, I didn’t entirely trust that I’d be getting the best price, so I thought I’d have a go and value them myself using stamp catalogues. A year later, I’d valued and sold the lot – but something had changed that I wasn’t expecting – I became interested in the whole business of stamps…and five years later here I am valuing, buying, and selling stamps!
How to Value Stamps
Like many people, when I first looked at a stamp catalogue, I was delighted to see that my dad’s collection was worth a fortune! I then found out that the catalogue price was not the stamp’s value but simply a sale price – it is what you’d pay if you bought that stamp from that catalogue company and that’s all. The catalogues are really useful though as a benchmark price and very often stamps (singly or in collection) are being sold between a fifth and a tenth of the catalogue prices, depending on the condition of the stamps.
Valuing and Selling Your Stamps
If you have a collection to sell (large or small) and you are in a radius of 20 miles from me, I can come to view your stamps, that area includes: Warminster, Westbury, Frome, Trowbridge, Bradford On Avon, Salisbury.
If you are in or near Bath (or just fancy a day out there) You can bring your stamps to me for a valuation at my business premises.
If you are further afield than the Somerset Wiltshire border and would like a valuation I can meet you on Zoom and I can view the stamps remotely.
Valuations are made free of charge
- I will treat you as I would like to be treated
- I will not rip you off
- I will value your collection and offer a price based on what I can see in the time available. If it is a large collection it may take more than one visit. The offer price will be based on a percentage of catalogue prices
After a Purchase
There is much work for me to do in sorting out the valuable from the less or unvaluable items after which I will sell the stamps either online or at auction.
Buying Stamps From Me
Online at ebay, click here.