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Sandafayre was founded way back in 1976 as a small stamp store in the pretty market town of Knutsford, North West England. In those days our small team enjoyed meeting our many customers who would call into the shop – our customers became our friends and we enjoyed meeting their collecting needs in any way we could. Our core values of service, satisfaction and integrity were cemented in those early days and have stayed with us ever since.

In 1980 we produced our first stamp auction catalogues. In the days before the internet it was a novel concept that brought the excitement of stamp auctions directly into people’s homes…such was the popularity of these auctions that we were soon mailing our catalogues to every corner of the globe! We have been running our postal auctions every since.

Of course, the arrival of the internet changed a lot of things and our stamp business was no exception! We found that the web was an opportunity to bring the excitement of our stamp auctions to even more people, and in 2001 we were one of the first stamp auction companies to join the internet revolution! Nowadays, all our auctions are available to view and bid online, although many of our customers still prefer to receive our catalogues and bid by post and we will always continue to offer this service.

Such is the popularity of our stamp auctions that we now have an auction every week of the year! Everything philatelic is offered through our auctions, from Abu Dhabi & Aden to Zimbabwe & Zululand, collections, accumulations, postal history, single stamps and complete sets including world rarities and investment grade items (you may also find the odd bank note, post card & map!). We enjoy philately from every corner of the globe!

From our small stamp shop we are now one of the largest stamp companies in the world! Since the early days some old faces have moved on and some new faces have joined us. The company is headed by myself Vincent Green, Company chairman; and Mike Harlow (our Managing Director). Mike has over 40 years experience in the trade and is an expert in a number of fields. Between us, and supported by our experienced and dedicated staff, we make sure that things are run according to our founding principles of service, satisfaction and do I know we have stayed true to these values? -because I was there in the early days and have been with Sandafayre ever since! I hope you will become one of the thousands of collectors from all over the world that enjoys our auctions and the satisfaction that stamp collecting brings!

Thanks for taking the time to find out a bit more about us. Just as in the early days we are a friendly bunch and would be delighted to hear from old and new friends alike!

All the best,
Vincent Green

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Current Stamp Auctions


    We offer thousands of items for sale, here are just a few of our favourites...

  • CANADA - OFFICIAL 1930-31 50c blue punctured with type O1

    CANADA - OFFICIAL 1930-31 50c blue punctured with type O1 "OHMS" perfin, SG O55, good used.

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  • GREAT BRITAIN (EDWARD VII) - 1902 £1 dull blue green, SG 266, used with (Aug 12, 1911) Guernsey cds, a few toned perfs & small corner fault.

    GREAT BRITAIN (EDWARD VII) - 1902 £1 dull blue green, SG 266, used with (Aug 12, 1911) Guernsey cds, a few toned perfs & small corner fault.

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