Auction - March 8th

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Viewing Arrangements. Viewing will be held on; Friday 14th February 2020 at The Strand Stamp Fair, The Galleon suite at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London. WC1H 0DG. Please note that only single items will be available, bulky items such as folders and albums may be requested before Thursday 13th February. Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020 at Vintage House, 37 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TL (closest tube and train line Vauxhall, approximately 5 minutes walking distance). All singles items will be available and most albums and folders, please request bulky items beforehand to ensure their availability. Boxes are only available to view on the morning of the sale at Lingfield Park from 9am.

Scanning/Photocopying. Please ensure that requests are within reason and made before Wednesday 26th February 2020. If exceeding 15 files i.e. 15 pages or 15 singles (back and front), please note that a small administrative fee may be added to your account. 

You do not need to attend our premises to bid for stamps in this auction. Bids can be made in advance by email, telephone, post or by visiting our website Auction Agents. Trevor Chinery +44 (0)1205 330 026 / 07527 444 82 or email, Lancaster Auction Agency +44(0)1923 269775 or email Love Auctions 01205 460968 / 07703 766477 or email

Telephone Bidding. We can ring you on the day if you can’t make it to the sale. To request, please be aware you will need to inform us at least 48 hours before the sale, providing two telephone numbers. A £5 (£10 for overseas) fee is applicable for this service. Online, live bidding. All singles (lots 503 and up) will be available to bid on, live, on the day at please see advert for further details.

Buyer's Premium. A buyer's premium of 20.00% (inclusive of VAT) will be added to the hammer price of all lots purchased in this sale.

Estimated Values. Bids should be made in GBP (British Pounds Sterling) only and in whole pounds. Pence will not be taken into consideration and bids below 70% of the estimate may not be entered at all. Estimates are based on realisations from previous sales or at the describer’s discretionary and professional opinion.

Catalogue Numbers and Values are from Stanley Gibbons (SG) catalogues unless shown otherwise. Values are applicable as of the date of describing so variations are possible. Numbers and values taken from other catalogues normally refer accordingly (e.g. Michel/Mi, Yvert/Yv, Scott, etc.) and usually show the £Stg/GBP equivalent of that catalogue value.

Quantities for lots are shown where possible. For logistical reasons bulky lots will be shown with an approximate figure only, often denoted with ‘approx.’ or similar. All reasonable care is taken in preparing figures; whilst accuracy is intended and offered in earnest, statistics and values must be understood as those of opinion and not as resolute fact. 

Certificates. Lots where the item (or main item(s) within lot) has certification mentioned in the description, are offered based on the opinion expressed therein, which, may or may not reflect the views of Mayfair Philatelics Ltd. If extension for certification is required, this must be registered with us when the bid is placed, or by the close of sale at the latest. Requests beyond this point will not be fulfilled.

Value Added Tax (VAT). All stamps are sold under margin scheme rules, mostly for ‘Global Accounting’. No extra need be added within the EU and no export discount applies outside the EU.  For import/export and VAT purposes stamps are treated as pre-owned, therefore, no VAT is added to the overall price nor is it subject to reclaim or discounts.

Delivery of Lots. Our standard method of postage for small or single items is typically via Royal Mail Special Delivery (+£2.00 to cover packing and tax). Larger/Heavier and international shipping varies depending on weight, value and client location. Should your delivery fee total more than £50 you will be notified before despatch. Delivery charges will be waived for invoices totalling £2,000 (UK) and £5,000 (elsewhere) and up. We aim to despatch* within 7 days of the auction close but offer an expedited service for a guaranteed priority despatch (usually first Monday following the auction) for an additional £5. *Please note that actual delivery times may vary.

Notification of Result. Realisations for lots you have bid on will be posted to you in the week following the auction along with your invoice or failure notice and a list of unsold items available for purchase. A list of general realisations along with unsold items will also be available to view/purchase on our website, within 72 hours of the auction close. We regret that we are not able to offer customer specific results online.

Payments should be made within seven days of the auction* or may be subject to interest and fees. Payments can be made via bank transfer, by all major credit/debit cards including AMEX, cash (in person and up to £10,000) or by cheque. Incidentals; debit/credit card details must be provided before the sale closes, details received after this time may be subject to an administrative fee. Please allow for any transfer fees when opting for international bank transfer. Installments may be requested* at the time of placing your bid for amounts of £100 and up, over a maximum of four payments. The first payment will be taken the first working day following the auction and thereafter on the last working day of the month, until the invoice is cleared. Please note that in order to request a plan, your debit/credit must not expire within 6 months of the auction close. Funds should be ready and available in the account on the assigned payment day(s) or the plan may be cancelled and the full fee due with immediate effect. *Subject to Manager’s discretion. Insurance. All items are subject to insurance whilst in Mayfair’s premises and in transit to you. A discretionary rate of 0.28p (UK customers) and 0.46p (overseas) per £100 will be calculated against your invoice unless specifically requested otherwise. Goods sent without insurance are strictly at the customer’s risk.


The Philatelic Auctioneer’s standard terms and conditions also apply. Placing a bid is your acceptance of these terms and the above and any subsequent amendments. Your statutory rights are not affected.  

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