How Our Public Auctions Work

We hold Cheshire Stamp Auctions public auctions several times throughout the year, both are sold by an auctioneer and you can watch and participate online.- and at Cheshire Stamp Auctions you can also join us for lot viewing and the auction itself at our offices in Knutsford.


Lots are available for viewing at our auction rooms prior to the auction.

You can go to the Cheshire Stamp Auctions website by clicking here 

We hope all you need to know is on that website BUT PLEASE CONTACT US if you have any questions, no matter how small.

Audience at a stamp auction laughing

Unlike our Mail Bid Sales we cannot manage your total expenditure and if you have complex instructions and cannot attend or bid 'live' on the Internet then we suggest you engage an agent to bid on your behalf, please contact the office for details of Auction Agents we expect to be in attendance.

Lots will not be released before payment. We have a very good shipping department which can despatch your lots; invoices will include a shipping charge.

If you have authorised us to charge your credit card number we will despatch your lots within 72 hours of the sale close time, otherwise we will send & email your invoice which must be settled immediately (see our Public Auction T&Cs.)

You can withdraw any bids which you have given to us to execute on your behalf at any time prior to the start of the auction. Our staff are busy during the auction and we cannot guarantee to act on instructions emailed to us less than 15 minutes before the beginning of the auction or during the auction nor can we guarantee to be available to answer telephone messages during the auction.

We settle our vendor accounts 4 weeks after the auction. Late accounts are charged at 5% of the outstanding amount and 2% per month thereafter. We take paying our vendors seriously and will enforce this.