Insurance valuations of stamp collections

Sandafayre provides valuations of stamp collections for insurance purposes. If you already own a valuable stamp collection, accumulation or rarity you will know it is a complex and highly-prized asset like almost no other; we recommend that it be adequately insured for the appropriate amount.

We have almost 50 years’ experience in all things philatelic, and we are highly respected as leading experts in the field of stamps and philately. This includes rare stamps, postal history, collections and entire estates of collectables. 

Here at Sandafayre we help ensure you get the right level of cover. We provide you with a valuation for the insurance for your stamp collection. Our valuations are expertly researched by our dedicated philatelic specialists. Once you have received our written valuation all you need to do is pass this to your insurance company who will then provide you with the relevant cover.
Vincent at Sandafayre analysing a stamp

Insurance Valuations of Stamps

We want to ensure that you are well prepared and in a position that, should the worst happen to your stamp collection or portfolio, you receive an accurate settlement figure from your insurance provider. Our philatelic insurance valuations are based on the likely cost to replace your stamp collection in the open market. With a professional philatelic valuation you will be in the strongest position to secure the right settlement from your insurance provider.

An insurance valuation for a stamp collection, accumulation or single rarity is complex. As a result, it requires in-depth expert Philatelic knowledge built across many years. We typically charge 2 .5%+VAT of the valuation amount or a minimum of £250+VAT.

To give you added peace of mind, if we believe your stamps are of low value we'll highlight this early on. As a result, providing you with the opportunity to stop the valuation.

If you are also looking to expand your stamp collection, Sandafayre holds mail bid sales every week. In addition, we hold public stamp auctions every two months. 

Our Testimonials

Here you can find what our valued customers have to say about us. Click to the button to see the full list. 
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"Must mention how impressed I was with the lots on offer on Saturday, excellent well done all at Sandafayre."

- Mr B. UK

"Thank you for the thoroughly professional and friendly manner that you and your team have shown during this entire process. I can confirm that your offer for my stamp collection is acceptable."

- Mr M, UK

"Once again thanks for your help and forbearance, it makes a change these days to deal with someone who actually' cares' when doing their job."

- Mr W, UK

"Dear Sandafayre, just want to thank you so much for the stamp hinges that you sent me. Thanks also for your friendliness"

- Mr S. South Africa

"Just want to let you know that your transfer already arrived on my account this morning. Thanks for your efficient handling of the whole process. 😊"

- Mrs K, Germany

"That is why I send my lots to the experts."

- Mr B, UK

"I have recently used the services of Sandafayre to sell a stamp collection. The service from start to finish has been so helpful, honest and I consider the staff and this company honest and trustworthy. I would highly recommend."

- Ms H, UK

"...It was very exciting indeed. Thank you for all your pre-auction work in finding buyers. We could not help but notice how your specialist descriptions of each lot must have played a huge part in the decisions being made..."

- Mrs M, UK

"The money arrived in our account this morning. We would like to say a sincere thank you for the timeous and professional way Sandafayre handled the whole process."

- Mr & Mrs M, UK