Buying Stamps

Plumridge & Co have been running stamp auctions for over 120 years

FAQ’s on buying stamps in Plumridge & Co’s stamp auctions.

When is your next Auction?

Please visit the events section of our website to check the dates of upcoming auctions and valuation days by clicking here

Can I bid in Person?

Everyone is welcome to attend our public auctions to buy stamps in person.
You will be required to register on arrival then your bidding number will be issued.

Can I send you bids in advance of the sale?

You can complete and return a bid form by post or email.
Please note that by sending us a commission bid form, you are authorising the auctioneer to execute your bids up to the amount (your maximum) specified and to pay for the lots plus Buyers premium within 7 days on presentation of an invoice.
Download a Bidding form by clicking here

Can I place an absentee bid online?

Leave an absentee bid online for complete control over your bids – see auction event for specific details. There are no additional charges for leaving a commission bid online.

Can I bid Live during the Sale?

Live bidding is available for all of our Stamp Auctions – information will be provided with the auction catalogue and the auction event on our website. There are no extra charges for Live Bidding.

Can I bid via the telephone during the sale?

Telephone bidding is available on a best efforts basis for lots of £400 estimate and above. Please request at least 48 hours before the sale.

Do you charge a buyers premium?

Our buyers premium is 15% incl VAT

How do I pay for Lots won?

You will be sent (normally by email) an invoice which can be paid online by card or Paypal. Bank transfers and cheques are also accepted.

Can lots won be sent to me?

Within a day or two of your payment being cleared, your lots will be sent to the address on file by registered or tracked mail and you will be advised of tracking numbers where applicable.

Do you produce auction catalogues?

Catalogues are usually available by post and online three weeks before the sale.
Auction catalogues which include a Bidding form can be posted to you free of charge – please sign-up to our auction catalogue list by clicking here.
Click here to view recent auction catalogues

What are you conditions of Sale?

Please click here to view our Terms & Conditions