About our public stamp auctions

Sandafayre holds public stamp auctions every 3 months under the name 'Cheshire Stamp Auctions'.

These are public auctions of stamp collections, accumulations, single rarities and postal history. In addition we provide the full spectrum of philatelic collectables including cancellations, errors, postmarks and varieties.

Our next 2020 auction is at 1pm, Saturday:

  • 5th December (deadline for consignments closed)

Our 2021 auctions are held at 1pm, Saturday:

  • 13th March (deadline for consignments 29th January)
  • 12th June (deadline for consignments 30th April)
  • 11th September (deadline for consignments 30th July)
  • 4th December (deadline 22nd October)

 

WE TYPICALLY SELL OVER 95% OF THE LOTS IN OUR PUBLIC AUCTIONS. IT'S AN EXCITING EVENTS FOR BUYERS & SELLERS ALIKE!

IF YOU HAVE STAMPS TO SELL PLEASE GET IN TOUCH - WE ARE DETERMINED TO MAKE THE EXPERIENCE OF SELLING AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS POSSIBLE.

 

"STAMPS, COLLECTIONS, ACCUMULATIONS & STOCKS - LIVE ONLINE / 5TH DECEMBER 2020"

 

   

 

The auctioneer(s) will sell this auction of stamps, collections, accumulations and stocks from our offices online.

 

The auctioneer will execute commission bids on behalf of clients who have submitted bids before the start of the auction via www.sandafayare.com, www.stampauctionnetwork.com, email stamp@sandayre.com, telephone, fax. Please ensure that you have an account with us by registering online or contacting our offices.

 

VIEWING. Lots will be available to inspect at our offices on Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th December (the national lock-down being due to end 2nd December) PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT so we can take appropriate distancing precautions. Kindly bring your own mask and refreshments. 

 

LIVE ONLINE BIDDING / CHARGES. You can watch, listen and bid on two different online platforms available on www.sandafayre.com (fee 3.6% on the hammer price) or www.the-saleroom.com (fee 5.94% on the hammer price). Please note that the 3.6% fee is what we are charged by the IT provider and we make no profit from offering this service on our website. The www.sandafayre.com site will take commission bids up to 10am on the morning of the sale (UK time), approximately 30 minutes before the auction (12.30 GMT) a live bidding platform becomes available when you click on a 'Cheshire Stamp Auctions' link, you need to have registered with us and be logged in to use this. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU REGISTER FOR THIS AUCTION ON WWW.THE-SALEROOM.COM BUT INSTEAD BID ON THE WWW.SANDAFAYRE.COM LIVE PLATFORM YOU WILL BE CHARGE THE HIGHER SALEROOM.COM FEE OF 5.94%!

 

COMMISION 'BOOK' BIDDING / BENEFITS. If you place bids on lots on our website or send them to us by any other method before the start of the auction then our auctioneer will act on your behalf without charge, even if you decide to watch online later. He will do his best to ensure that you win as there is nothing worse than your favourite lot being sold to someone else at your top bid! In the case of an auctioneers 'book' bid being matched by an Internet bid then the auctioneer will try his best to give his 'commision' client precidence!

 

Bids may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Absentee (“Commission”) bids may be submitted by phone, email, fax, via Stamp Auction Network and www.Sandafayre.com until 10:00 AM GMT on the morning of the auction on 5th December 2020.
  • Participate in the auction live online via Sandafayre.com or thesaleroom.com. To use this service on Sandafayre.com simply register and create an account on our website before 10:00 AM GMT on the morning of the auction, the live bidding facility becomes active around 30 minutes before the auction begins.

 

We can mail all lots and we combine multiple purchases to save costs however we do have the individual shipping charges shown against every lot on www.sandafayre.com to whichever country you reside in.

 

IF GOVERNMENT GUIDENCE CHANGES AT ANY TIME WE MAY CHANGE OUR ARRANGEMENTS ACCORDINGLY. Any changes will be notified on this page. 

 

Send me a catalogue through the post 

 

How to bid in our public stamp auctions

It's easy to bid with us.

In advance:

  • Online through sandafayre.com where we accept bids until 10am on auction day
  • Email stamp@sandafayre.com
  • Phone +44 (0)1565 653214
  • Fax +44 (0)1565 651657
  • Post to Sandafayre Ltd, Egerton Court, Haig Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DX, UK

On the day:

    • Bid in person: Not this time! There will be no public room due to the current pandemic situation.
    • Live online in real-time, charges apply through sandafayre.com (3.6%) or TheSaleroom.com (5.94%)
    • Telephone bidding due to pandemic  staffing restrictions this service is not currently available.
    • Through an Agent acting on your behalf - we recommend Trevor Chinery who can be contacted on email at mailto:trevortroligy@aol.com or by phoning +44 (0)7527 444825.

Bid Now 


Register to bid

If you want to bid online, either in advance or live on auction day, you need to register your details. It's easy to do and consequently takes only a few minutes.

Click here to register directly with Sandafayre 

Click here to register with TheSaleroom.com


Auction venue & auction viewing

The auction will be held at our offices and can be watched online. There will be no public 'room' auction event.

Viewing of lots can be arranged by appointment at our offices on Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th December, as the national lock-down is not lifted until then. PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Please bring your own mask and refreshments. 

You can inspect the images on our website and can contact us for more information.

See our Terms and Conditions

Click here for full address and also contact details

 

Our last ‘public’ auction on 12th September included an outstanding offering of Indian classic stamps, complete collections of never hinged mint German stamps, a retired dealers single 'pension fund' lot which sold for for £11.400 plus the usual amazing stamp collections, accumulations & stocks

Over 95% of the lots sold with terrific participation from clients around the world. So many of our bidders whether they were collectors or dealers were enjoying their extra time with the more esoteric and complex ‘mixed lots’ during lock-down. The India philatelists took advantage of a unique offering of items with one stamp selling for £6000! Although we couldn't have a public room auction event you could still see and listen to the auctioneer and join the action live online.

Along with all other auctioneers we can't offer a room auction event we are able to hold lot viewings at our offices. Make the trip! Consign or buy, you couldn't make a better decision than Cheshire Stamp Auctions, Sandafayre's public auction.

Public Stamp Auctions