The auction is to be held on 11 May 2024 at The Royal Philatelic Society London

Preview of our Annual Auction on 11 May 2024

 Our 52nd auction will take place at the premises of the Royal Philatelic Society London on the Saturday 11 May.

We have over 750 lots to tempt you with total estimated realisations a tad shy of £48,000, provided by 27 different vendors. Last year we were delighted to sell 80% of the material offered which is available at 80% of estimate. The 70 or so of you who will be successful purchasers have nothing extra to pay in terms of buyers premium – just postage and packing if you are not present on the day.

The bid book opens from the moment you receive the catalogue and tied bids will go to the first received. The book closes at 14.00 on 10 May. The Society received a 10% commission on all lots sold but this is payable by the vendor.

We try to maintain an average estimate per lot of £50 and this year is no exception, estimates range from £8 to £750, with one outlier at £2,000. This year Jamaica is restored to the most offered territory thanks to outstanding initial offering from Paul Hancock’s collection of the numeral cancels; many of which have strong provenances and Paul had a real eye for quality.

Estate sales continue to dominate the proceedings. Besides Paul’s Jamaica, we have over 100 lots from former President Graham Booth’s estate; some lovely material from Antigua and the Leewards Islands from Mike Roberts, British Guiana from Simon Greenwood and items from the estates of Chris May and Simon Goldblatt.

This year single lots have been scanned with an estimate of £30 and above, not all will be in the printed catalogue, so do look on the website too and more scans will be added between now and the end of March.

The deadline for bids is 14.00 on the day before the sale, do please e-mail them to me, they will be acknowledged. If you don’t get an acknowledgement then check!

Simon Richards, Auctioneer, January 2024

Contact: Simon Richards: Heathercombe House, Drayton St Leonard, Wallingford, 0X10 7BG Tel: 0771 368 4263 e-mail: auction@wipsg.org

Please note only society members eligible to bid, however paperless membership only £8pa -see this page