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 2020 auction dates:

  • 12th September (consignment deadline passed)
  • 5th December (deadline for consignments 23 October)






Our auctioneer will sell this auction of stamps, collections, accumulations and stocks from our offices. There will be no public auction room attended by the public due to government restrictions BUT we will be holding a public viewing event.

Lots will be available to inspect at Cottons Hotel, Knutsford (WA16 OSU) on Friday 11th September (11am - 5pm) and Saturday 12th September (9am - 12.30pm). Please attend as early as you can on either day as we must follow Governmental guidelines on distancing and you may have to wait a short time for a seat. If you view lots on Saturday (auction day!) please allow time to arrange for your bids to be executed either by yourself online or by contacting your agent or giving the bids to us for the auctioneer to execute on your behalf.

The auctioneer will bid on behalf of commission bidders and will take bids from invited agents, telephone bidders and online bidders who join us via: www.sandafayre.com and www.thesaleroom.com


Telephone bidding is a limited service and must be booked 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE of the auction start. We require a list of the lots you are considering to bid on (we don't need your bids). We will either arrange to call you during the auction or arrange for you to call us.

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 12th September 2020.
  • Participate in the auction live online via Sandafayre.com or thesaleroom.com (please register in advance). To use this free 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. In terms of useability this is a similar bidding / video / audio service to thesaleroom.com although please note that charges apply when using thesaleroom.com


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.



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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 through sandafayre.com or TheSaleroom.com
    • Telephone bidding simply pre-book to have live phone bidding, we need your list of lot numbers 24 hours before the sale. We call you.
    • 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.

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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

Usually our public stamp auctions are held at Cottons Hotel & Spa in Knutsford, however due to current restrictions we are only holding the lot viewings there. The actual auction will be live on-line from our offices without members of the public.

You can inspect the images on our website and can contact us for more information. We are also offering viewing facilities at our offices BY APPOINTMENT, please bring your own mask and refreshments. 

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Our forthcoming quarterly ‘public’ auction on 12th September includes an outstanding offering of Indian classic stamps, complete collections of never hinged mint German stamps, a retired dealers 'pension fund' lot for £10,000 simply perfect for an eBayer plus the usual amazing stamp collections, accumulations & stocks

Our last auction in June saw over 95% of the lots selling with terrific participation from clients around the world. So many of our clients whether they be collectors or dealers were enjoying their extra time with the more esoteric and complex ‘mixed lots’ during lock-down. The other difference was we couldn't have a public room auction event but you could still still see and listen to the auctioneer and join the action live online.

This time although we still can't offer a room auction event we are able to hold a lot viewing event at the lovely Cottons Hotel. Make the trip! Consign or buy, you couldn't make a better decision than Cheshire Stamp Auctions, Sandafayre's public auction.

Public Stamp Auctions