Stamp Auctions


Sandafayre holds online stamp auctions every week and we also hold public auctions of stamps and stamp collections. Sandafayre are highly respected as the leading expert and the global authority in the field of rare stampshighly collectable stamps, postal history, collections and entire estates of collectables. We have stamps for sale in our auctions from Great BritainThe Commonwealth and countries worldwide. Sandafayre buys stamp collections and are philatelic auctioneers. We sell stamps to philatelists and stamp dealers from all over the world. 

If are buying stamps for your collection or philatelic investment portfolio then we offer thousands of different stamps and philately related items every week. Each one of the lots in our weekly stamp auctions come with a ‘NO QUIBBLE’ satisfaction guarantee. You can search for your favourite worldwide stamps by country or stamp topic, from Abu Dhabi to Zululand and from Butterflies on stamps to Zeppelin mail. 

Mail Bid Stamp Auctions

Mail Bid Stamp Auctions - We have 2 of our MAIL BID STAMP SALES open for bidding at any time. In each there are thousands of lots and every one of them is covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Read our 'How Our Mail Bid Sales Work' page for more information about how to bid on our stamps and collections. 

Public Stamp Auctions

Public Stamp Auctions - We also hold "Cheshire Stamp Auctions" every few months in Knutsford, which is shown on this site a few weeks before sale day. You can give your bids to our auctioneer via this site upto 30 minutes before the stamp auction begins. You can also participate in real time during the stamp auction by using our online platform where you can see and hear the auctioneer and join the bidding action, this live online platform becomes available at least 30 minutes before the auction begins. Read our ‘How Our Public ‘Room’ Auctions Work’ page for more information.

Sandafayre #5297
Sandafayre #5297

Tuesday, 24th September 2019 16:30

Highlights from our 5297 auction include:

  • Batum: Fine range of these scarce and elusive used issues ex the "Imperial" collection.
  • Ceylon: Exceptional range of individual stamps and collections including imperf classics, varieties and later high values with much from the tremendous "Imperial" collection.
  • Italian States - Naples: Scarce offering of Postal Forgeries as listed by the Sassone catalogue including the rare 10gr Type I forgery, Sassone F3, Cat €27,000.
  • Kingdom Of Italy: Superb collection of early Victor Emanuel II issues with rare First issue imperfs and proofs including a fabulous group of Matraire proofs.
  • Malta: Extensive collection featuring both the rare 10s "Shipwreck" stamps, lots 6919 and 6924.

 Plus hundreds of Commonwealth lots, Great Britain lots, European lots – All countries in the world from Aden to Zululand! There are also some great sorter lots and collections.

Express #6297
Express #6297

Tuesday, 1st October 2019 16:30

Highlights from our 6297 auction include:

  • British North America from the "Imperial" Collection:  A valuable group of Canada and Provinces offered as valuable collections from an extensive "old time" collection. Note British Columbia, New Brunswick, New Foundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Is, Colony of Canada, 
  • Italian Colonies - Somalia: Superb mint collection offered as better sets and individual items including fine ranges of Parcel Post and Postage Dues.
  • South African Republics - Cape Of Good Hope: Extensive collection of chiefly mint issues with strength in "Seated Hope" types including blocks, surcharges, varieties and more.
  • South African Republics - Natal: Extensive mint and used collection broken down and offered as better individual items from QV "Postage" overprints to Ed VII mint better values with some better collections.
  • Yemen: 1950 -1962 Good range of chiefly mint issues including scarce Royalist Civil War issues.

Plus thousands of smaller singles/sets (great for buyers seeking to fill gaps in their collections or find that elusive single stamp!). Hundreds of Commonwealth lots, Great Britain lots, European lots etc.