About Us

Mayfair Philatelic Auctions is based on the Albert Embankment, just a short walk from Vauxhall and Westminster stations.

Directed by Rick Warren and Tim Francis, who have many years experience in the trade and a vast knowledge of Philatelic trends and markets, Mayfair are uniquely placed to deal with both the trade and collectors alike.

Prior to Mayfair, Messrs Francis and Warren were the founders of 'Apex Philatelics Limited', a highly successful stamp auctioneering and retailing business, acquired by Noble Investments (UK) Plc and thereafter by Stanley Gibbons Group Plc.

Scholium Group PLC, an AIM listed public company specialising in rare books, works on paper and collectibles, approached the Apex directors regarding a new philatelic venture. Delighted at the thought of working together again and attracting both old and new Philatelists alike, Mayfair Philatelic rose.

The Directors first recruited Josh Barber formerly of Apex Philatelics Ltd as their Auction Manager, where he discovered his passion for describing, he then moved on to do so full-time. They have since appointed Sadie Medhurst-Griffiths, (a non-philatelist but budding enthusiast) to the position - meet her at Stampex and the Strand Stamp Fairs, she would love to hear your collecting history.

The inaugural auction was held on Sunday March 4th 2018 at Lingfield Park Racecourse, Surrey. Thanks to our customers, old and new, for making this a success. The vast majority of material sold and a great deal greatly exceeded our estimates.

The next Auction was a highly successful collaboration with David Feldman SA of Geneva at The Westbury Hotel in Mayfair on June 6th and 7th, 2018. A further collaborative sale is planned for summer 2019.

October 14th, 2018 returned us to the ever popular Lingfield Park Racecourse venue for our 3rd Public auction of the year which, we are proud to say was a grand success. View the realisations of the sales here.

The next auction saw a change in course for the postal only sale, which closed in January 2019, featuring nearly 5,000 lots.

The next Lingfield Public auction was held on March 3rd 2019. You can view the catalogue here.

A second postal auction was held on May 2nd, achieving great success with over 6,000 lots up for auction.

After the success following the June public auction, most public sales will now have live, online bidding, watch the 'Auctions' section for more details.

Catch us twice a year at the Lingfield park Racecourse (March & September/October)

Once per year for the London Summer sale

And twice per year for the postal only sales

We are always seeking to buy stamp collections and fine single items for sale in our forthcoming auctions, email info@mpastamps.com for further information.

We also have an extensive stock of stamps for immediate retail should you wish to buy online.

Meet our team members here.

What we do:

  • Offer expert advice on selling your stamps

  • Often buy or consign to our auctions entire collections, individual items and retired dealers’ stocks

  • Hold regular Auctions of specialist material. Contact us to receive our catalogues in print, or view online now.

  • Have an ever changing, large retail stock to purchase from.

  • Attend exhibitions worldwide where you can meet the team in person (details are usually announced closer to the time)

  • Offer substantial years of trade experience and a customer centred approach

  • Offer transparent vendor pricing structures

  • Offer no quibble refunds and purchase guarantees