It couldn't be easier to take part in our auctions

All you need to do is register and verify your email address (a very quick and easy process) and you can start bidding immediately. If you would like to register now, click here. We hold TWO types of sales.

Kwik-Bid, Sandafayre, Express and Hunters mail bid auctions are held each week and we do not have a room of bidders like the public auction, but instead only accept bids by mail, email, fax, telephone or via this website. At the sale closing time the highest bid is reduced to one bid step above the next highest bid, or to the reserve price, and all lots are covered by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Lots sold in our Mail Bid Sales are subject to a buyers premium of 20%. Check out our Mail Bid Sale frequently asked questions.

CHESHIRE STAMP AUCTIONS (Sandafayre's public auction)
are held regularly in Knutsford and the lots are shown on this site for a few weeks before the day of the sale. Cheshire Stamp Auctions is a traditional public auction with an auctioneer wielding a gavel and bidders participating in the room, live on the Internet, or by placing bids with us through this website by bidding directly on each lot before the auction begins*.

Unlike our Mail Bid Sales, the lots do not carry a satisfaction guarantee. Lots sold in our Public Auctions are subject to a buyers premium of 22%. Check out our Public Auction frequently asked questions.

*Bids given to us before the auction are called 'commission bids' which the auctioneer handles on your behalf by bidding on our site before the sale begins - you can also join in the action from home by listening, watching and bidding on live streaming auction platforms.

There is a first time for everything, we are delighted to answer questions from anyone not sure on how to participate in a public stamp auction. Get in touch!