We specialise in four key areas, all relating to stamps and other collectable items:
Today our business is very much a family run affair with Ann my wife and co Director undertaking much of the office administration duties and my son Martin who works full time processing most of the postage orders and keeping the postage stock levels up to date.
We have been a business seller (user name davewaldie) on eBay since 2004 and in 2011 we were pleased to be formally recognised as an eBay 'Top-rated Seller' and 'Premium Service Provider'. These coveted awards are only given to businesses that consistently perform to the highest possible standards, including trust and reliability. See our POSITIVE Feedback.
Unfortunately stamp collecting as a hobby has been in decline for many years, especially very modern stamps where the market has been flooded with new issues. This is why we are now able to offer the surplus stamps as discounted postage. In fact many collectors stopped collecting around the turn of the millennium simply because it was becoming too expensive to collect all of the new stamp issues. As a result we are able to buy large decimal stamp collections at a discount to face value. Hopefully one day this trend will reverse as surplus stocks of decimal stamps are sold off.
Approximately 80% of our stock is purchased from various UK & European stamp collectors and dealers with the other 20% sourced from quality stamp auction houses.
We are always pleased to sell your unwanted stamps and other items on a commission basis. We have gained a good reputation for achieving excellent financial returns for our clients, mainly through our Internet commission selling service where your items are advertised and can be seen buy collectors right across the world.
All of the postage stamps we sell are GUARANTEED GENUINE mint stamps that have never previously been through the postal network. We DO NOT buy or sell any of the "un-franked " and sometimes "fake" stamps that are offered elsewhere on the Internet. Our reputation has been built on Trust and Integrity over the last 20 years.
Unless otherwise stated, the pictures shown are purely for illustration purposes. You will normally receive a mixture of different designs, or very occasionally they could all be of the same design, it really just depends on what we have available from stock at the time of your order. Often the bags of mixed stamps are purchased already made up for us, so unless there are obvious errors, we go with what we have been given.
We guarantee that whatever you are sent, ALL of the stamps will be 100% valid for postal use in the UK.
From 31st January 2023 all Definitive and Regional (the Queen's Head 'Machin' stamps including the Scottish, English, Welsh and Northern Ireland regional stamps) will no longer be valid for postal use therefore we will gradually phase those stamps out as we run up to Christmas 2022. There is no need for panic as all of these stamps can (if you wish) be used as normal until the 2023 deadline or be SWAPPED for the brand new barcoded stamps by returning them to the Royal Mail by post. Over time we will be swapping 100,000's of stamps for the new barcoded stamps. This really is a WIN WIN situation for everyone. Gradually we will build up good stocks of the new barcoded stamps as the old stamps are swapped, sold off or used up.
Importantly, all Commemorative and Christmas Stamps (those stamps with pretty pictures) will remain 100% valid for postal use after 31st January 2023, therefore they cannot be swapped out for the new barcoded stamps. These stamps we will keep selling as we have done for the last 20 years. This great news for our many customers who prefer the picture stamps rather than what some say are the dull and boring definitive stamps.
After Christmas 2022 we will only supply Commemorative (Picture) and Christmas Stamps (issued from 1971 to date) and of course the brand new Royal Mail barcoded stamps. As we move into 2023 there will be far less discounted postage available in the UK, so we advise customers to stock up on all stamps that will be valid for postal use after 31st January 2023.