ADPS Auction held on October 7th

This auction was again a huge success and was well attended. The list of Realisations will appear below in due course.

At the Auction it was announced that Les Gwilliam would be standing down as Auction Secretary after some 17 years. Over that period he has developed our Auction to become a well organised operation for which our Society has become well known. We are all hugely indebted for all he has done for the Society over the years, ably supported by his wife, Liz.

The Club is hoping to continue with the Auction Programme in 2022, and details will be announced in due course.

Amersham and District Philatelic Society Auction Terms

1) Lots: All lots are sold as genuine unless otherwise stated. Descriptions are based on vendors’ information and the Auctioneer and the Society take no responsibility for them.
2) Bids: Bidding will increase as follows:
3) Postal Bids: A postal bid form is available in the catalogue. Enter the maximum amount you are prepared to pay for each of the lots in which you are interested. We will buy on your behalf at the lowest possible price as if you were in the room and bidding. A postal bid will purchase a lot at the bidding step above the next lowest bid. In the case of equal postal bids the first received will purchase the lot. Odd bids will be rounded down to the next lowest increment. Buy or buy-at-best bids will not be accepted. Please note that the price in the final column against each lot is a reserve price and bids below this level will not be considered. You may Email bids to: or use the bid form on our website: You may telephone your bids but you must confirm them in writing before the start of the auction
4) Payment: In the auction room: by cash or by cheque at the conclusion of the auction. Postal bidders: we prefer that you enclose a cheque, dated for the day of the auction drawn in favour of Amersham and District Philatelic Society with the amount left blank but endorsed ‘not to exceed (the value of the sum of your bids plus £5 for postage and packing)’, with your bid form; this will ensure priority despatch. Alternatively we will send you a proforma invoice and lots will be despatched to you on clearance of the remittance against the proforma. Postage and packing will be charged at cost. We will use second class mail to despatch your lots unless you specify otherwise. For larger lots in excess of the normal second class postage rates the Auction Secretary will liaise with the purchaser.
5) Disputes: Any dispute concerning the genuineness or description of a purchased lot must be notified to the Auction Secretary in writing within ten days of the receipt of the lot. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to demonstrate the disadvantage of the transaction.
6) Queries: All queries should be addressed to the Auction Secretary. If using the post a stamped, addressed envelope for reply would be appreciated.
7) Viewing: Viewing in the hall on the night of the Auction. Earlier viewing of any lot can be arranged. Scans of individual items can be sent by email. Please contact the Auction Secretary by phone or mail or Email to: Sorry, but time and cost considerations prevent postal viewing.
8) Auction Secretary: Les Gwilliam, New House, Green Park, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks HP160PZ. Tel: 01494 865782
up to £2 in steps of 20p £2 – £10 in steps of 50p £10 – £25 in steps of £1 £25 – £50 in steps of £2 or £3 £50 – £100 in steps of £5 £100+ in steps of £10 the auctioneer may vary the increments at his discretion
9) Catalogue abbreviations: SG = Stanley Gibbons M = Michel Yv = Yvert and Tellier F = Facit 10) SOME ABBREVIATIONS USED: UM = Unmounted mint (V)(L)MM = (very)(lightly) mounted mint (V)FU = (very) fine used GU = good (sound) used STC = stated to catalogue PTSA = priced to sell at CDS = circular date stamp FDC = first day cover FFC = first flight cover CTO = cancelled to order (P)PC = (picture) postcard RP = real photograph

Summary of Catalogues and Realisations from Previous auctions:

Season 2019-20:

Autumn Auction 31 Oct 2019  

Spring Auction 5 Mar 2020