Forthcoming Auctions

This years programme include three auctions which will be held in the Drake Hall at the Community Centre. For further information please contact the Auction Secretary.

  • 29th October 2020
  • 18th March 2021
  • 3rd June 2021

The final auction of the season is CANCELLED and the next auction is expected to be on 29 October, the present health emergency permitting. See here for updates and the date on which the Auction Secretary will need your lots and when the catalogue will be available.

The list of realisations and unsold lots for last years auctions are shown below.

If you are new to us or don’t bid regularly we would ask you to study the ‘small print’ – the auction terms and procedures which defines how our auctions work. (Please see below).

Not a member and want to bid?

No problem, but as this is a CLUB AUCTION and not a PUBLIC AUCTION you have to become a temporary Associate Member of the Society, abide by the Society’s Rules and Constitution and, if you are successful in any of your bids, have the modest sum of 20p added to your invoice by way of ‘subscription’. Placing a bid signifies acceptance of this.

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