Do you have stamps to sell? Get a valuation!
Wherever you are in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales we are ready to make contact and put our expertise to work.
The David Feldman UK based team of experts are available for a free and confidential evaluation of your precious philatelic treasures. Our qualified experts with over 100 years of combined experience in the sector and a constant presence on the market will be able to assist you in the best way.
Working with the David Feldman UK team you’ll receive an unparalleled service: a seamless, end-to-end consignment experience, from your initial online submission to the final payment and an extensive network of global specialists with deep market knowledge across a variety of categories.
Steps to appraise and sell your stamp collection
Stage 1 : Evaluation of your stamp collection
Firstly, we will arrange a phone or video consultation with you to precisely understand your needs and expectations. You should also send us a brief description of your stamps along with some representative photos of your collection (via email, WeTransfer, or Dropbox).
Your stamp collection will be examined by our experts, no charges involved. There may be instances where our philatelists need to schedule an appointment with you for evaluation. Following this, there are two possible responses:
- Sorry, your stamp collection has no commercial value or is ineligible for auction.
- Yes, we are interested in your stamp collection !
Stage 2 : Consignment Process
In the case of a positive response, you will receive a contract proposal. After signing, we will assist you in preparing the packages and organize the express and secure shipment of your stamps from your home to our facilities in Geneva. Your collection is fully insured by our specialist partner HW Wood. Your stamps are then stored securely in our vaults before being lotted, meticulously described and estimated by one of our philatelists.
Stage 3: Auctioning Your Stamp Collection
You will receive the complete description and auction estimate of your stamps. Once you approve these details, we will implement a marketing and promoting strategy for your stamps to our international customers. You can then follow the auction of your stamps live! You will get paid six weeks after the sale, using your preferred payment method.
Why Choose David Feldman to Sell Your Stamp Collection?
The philatelic experts at David Feldman auction house have been passionately and successfully valuating collections of diverse values for over 50 years.
- Our expertise is internationally recognized across all areas of philately. David Feldman SA holds multiple historical records worldwide, including the highest-grossing sales of Grand Prix collections.
- The close relationship we maintain with some of the most prominent stamp collectors is greatly valued. Representatives of David Feldman SA can be found in many countries around the world, such as the Americas, including Argentina and the United States, Italy and France.
- You’ll receive personalized services and high-value advice throughout your journey. Entrusting your stamp sales to the leading philatelic auctioneer guarantees you the best financial returns in the market.
- Transparent procedures and tailored tools are in place to streamline and optimize each step, from consignment to sale and settlement.
What is a valuable stamp?
We understand that the allure of stamp collecting lies not only in the historical significance but also in the potential value each piece carries. When determining the commercial worth of a stamp, several aspects have to be taken into account. Firstly, the condition of the stamp plays a pivotal role. Pristine, well-preserved stamps tend to hold higher value, showcasing the care taken by collectors over the years.
The age of a stamp also contributes significantly to its value. Vintage stamps from bygone eras often possess a certain charm and scarcity, making them highly sought after by enthusiasts. Provenance, or the stamp’s origin and history, can add an intriguing narrative, further elevating its desirability. A stamp associated with a notable historical event or a famous personality tends to command attention and value. Here you can see examples of high-value stamps auctioned by David Feldman SA :
India 1948 10 Rupee Mahatma Gandhi “Service” stamp
Sold in auction for 168’000 EUR in 2013
Rhodesia £100 Cherry-Red Mint
Sold in auction for 120’000 EUR in 2011
At David Feldman SA, we pride ourselves on curating collections that reflect these qualities. Our commitment to professionalism ensures that the stamps we present are accurately described and transparently valued.
In what cases does a stamp have no commercial value?
Now, let’s address the flip side. Despite the excitement of stamp collecting, it’s essential to recognize situations where a stamp might have limited commercial value. Damaged stamps, with tears, creases, or significant fading, often struggle to attract serious buyers. Common, widely available stamps may also fall into this category, as their abundance diminishes their rarity and desirability.
Incomplete sets, missing perforations, or heavy cancellations can also impact a stamp’s commercial appeal negatively. It’s crucial to approach stamp collecting with a discerning eye, understanding that not every stamp may hold significant market value.
We ensure that our listings accurately represent the commercial potential of each stamp, helping collectors make informed decisions.
How to self-assess the value of your stamp collection?
For those keen on assessing the value of their stamp collection independently, we commend your enthusiasm. Self-assessment involves evaluating factors like rarity, condition, and historical significance. Use online resources, stamp catalogues, and reference materials to gain insights into individual stamp values.
However, that self-assessment, while valuable, cannot replace the precision of a professional philatelist’s expertise. Engaging with an expert ensures a comprehensive evaluation, considering nuances that might escape an untrained eye.
Our services extend to providing guidance on self-assessment while emphasizing the indispensable role of expert evaluation in determining accurate values. Remember, your stamp collection is a treasure trove, and our team is here to support your journey with knowledge and integrity. Happy collecting!