About Us

Mayfair Philatelic Auctions is the latest venture from Tim Francis and Rick Warren, vastly experienced stamp dealers and auctioneers.

We can be found at 32 St. George Street, within the 'Bernard Shapero Rare Books' building. 


Messrs Francis and Warren founded 'Apex Philatelics Limited', a highly successful stamp auctioneering and retailing business, which was acquired by Noble Investments (UK) Plc and thereafter by Stanley Gibbons Group Plc.


When Stanley Gibbons decided to amalgamate Apex with its own auction team, the majority of the Apex team were made redundant or decided to head for pastures new.


Scholium Group PLC, an AIM listed public company specialising in rare books, works on paper and collectibles, approached the former Apex directors regarding a new philatelic venture and, delighted at the thought of working together again and hopefully attracting both old friends and new customers alike, jumped at the opportunity.


The Directors have since recruited Josh Barber formerly of Apex Philatelics Ltd as their Auction Manager.


A schedule for stamp auctions in London and Lingfield, Surrey is already in place for 2018, the first was held on Sunday March 4th at Lingfield Park Racecourse, in Surrey. We thank our customers, old and new, for making this auction a success, with the vast majority of material selling and a great deal greatly exceeding our estimates.

The next Auction was a highly successful collaboration with David Feldman SA of Geneva and held at The Westbury Hotel in Mayfair on June 6th and 7th. A further collaborative sale is planned for summer 2019

We  return to our every popular Lingfield Park Racecourse venue on Sunday October 14th 2018 for our 3rd Public auction of the year. Contact us for a catalogue or view it here online very soon.

The team will also be seeking to buy stamp collections and fine single items for sale in their forthcoming auctions and already have an extensive stock of stamps for immediate retail. 

Click here to meet our team


What we do:


  • We offer advice on selling your stamps.
  • We often buy or consign to our auctions entire collections, individual items and retired dealers’ stocks.
  • We hold regular Auctions of specialist material. Contact us to receive our complimentary catalogues. 
  • We have an ever changing, large retail stock to purchase from.
  • We attend exhibitions world-wide. Details can be found on this site close to events.