The Society runs several auctions, in which members can sell their duplicates or items they no longer want to collect. Note that you have to be a member in order to sell material in a Society auction. The Society does, however, accept bids from non-members who are asked to pay a very small temporary membership fee for each auction.

Each year, the Society runs three large auctions which are usually held on the third Friday in February, the first Friday in May and the first Friday in November. Each auction consists of around 500 lots, the catalogues for which are posted on our web page. Auctions also often include late lots, which are not listed in the online catalogue. Such lots often comprise bigger, bulky lots (eg "glory boxes") which are unsuitable for posting, and also marginal items (such as books and coins) which are not strictly philatelic. A list of unsold lots (at a lower fixed price) is published shortly after each sale; these are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: Bidding for auction lots begins at a fixed Starting Price. Vendors are encouraged to set a low start price.

The Society also runs smaller (50-lot) fortnightly auctions where buyers can purchase immediately at a "BUY NOW" price. The catalogue for these sales is also published on our web and each sale is open to bids from both members and non-members. Again, unsold lots are available for purchase at a 10% reduction on the original starting price.

To view either of these auctions, click on the links provided on the left.

SELLING: If you want to submit material to either of the auctions, please use the Auction Submission Form. Note that the Auction Manager reserves to right to reject items considered of poor quality, overpriced or not suitable for our auctions.

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