GB Buying Prices for Postage and Collectable Stamps

 

Our buying prices are regularly published in leading philatelic publications such as the Philatelic Exporter, Gibbons Stamp Monthly, Stamp Magazine and Stamp & Coin Mart etc. The printed magazine adverts do go out of date fairly quickly therefore please always check for the most up to date prices published here on our website before sending your stamps, especially so following the recent Royal Mail announcements.


​​​​​Market update 24th June 2022:-

Supply of postage has increased substantially now that The Royal Mail 'Swap Out' scheme is up and running. The new barcoded stamps are being offered in large quantities but we have yet to sell many of these new stamps, which is of some concern. We note that some major dealers have already stopped buying stamps for postage. So far as we can see the new barcoded stamps will not command much if any premium over the standard commemorative stamps or the definitive stamps they are replacing. I guess time will tell. New BARCODED British Stamps from 2021 onwards (philatelink.co.uk) Our initial buying price for the barcoded stamps was a bit too high. Hopefully the market will settle down over the next few weeks and we can revise prices.

Sales of discounted postage in general still seem to be in decline. There always appears to be more coming in than we can sell but perhaps this is just due to the Easter holiday period.

Royal Mail link: Reinventing stamps for the future | Royal Mail Group Ltd

Please call 01896 759703 or 07510 312271 for more information.

Dave Waldie - Director Philatelink Ltd



 

1 - GREAT BRITAIN DECIMAL POSTAGE STAMPS

 


We always require GB postage, however some values are more popular than others so please contact us first if the value your invoice will be £2000 or over.

When sending stamps to us for sale please ensure that all Machin Definitive stamps and Christmas stamps are segregated from the Commemorative stamps as this will prevent delays in payment. The Royal Mail announcement has given stamp dealers an administration nightmare so if stamps come in already sorted that will speed up processing times greatly. We anticipate huge quantities of postage coming to the market this year so the more organised we can be the better.

 IF POSSIBLE PLEASE SEND YOUR STAMPS MADE UP IN PACKETS OF 100 CONTAINING THE SAME VALUE. THIS MAKES THEM EASY TO COUNT AND SELL . SMALLER AMOUNTS ARE ACCEPTED BUT PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY ON EACH PACKET HOW MANY STAMPS ARE INSIDE. 

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SENDING STAMPS FROM OVERSEAS

 

If sending stamps from overseas including Euro zone (from 1st Jan 2021) please clearly print our VAT & EORI numbers on the outside of the package.

VAT No. GB 865933187

EORI No. GB 865933187000

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British Decimal Stamps VALID for POSTAL USE in the UK
use Commodity Code 4907001000

Customs declaration:

"Unused UK stamps valid as postage in the UK, sold at below face value. VAT exempt as per VAT Notice 701/8". Postage Stamps and Philatelic Supplies. 

All other Stamps/Covers NOT valid for postal use in the UK
use Commodity Code 9704000000

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tel landline: 01896 759703
tel mobile: 07510 312271
 

2nd Class = 68p, 1st Class = 95p, 2nd Large = 1.05p, 1st Large = £1.45, Europe/Worldwide = £1.85

CATEGORY OF STAMPS
BUYING (% of Face Value)
 

New Royal Mail Barcode Stamps

1st Class - 60%
1st Class Large - 70%  
2nd Class - 64%
2nd Large Letter - 72%
Fixed Values 1p to 50p - 55%
Fixed Values £1 to £5 - 65% 

Commemorative and Christmas Stamps

Sorted by value in bags of 100 stamps
(smaller amounts accepted)
1st Class Stamps - 50% (all types)
2nd Class Stamps - 62% (all types)
1p to 44p - 48%
45p to 97p - 55%
£1 to £10 - 60%

Commemorative and Christmas Stamps

Made up in mixed bags containing £50 or £100 face value

We pay 48% face value

Lots must include a wide range of different values.

Definitive and Regional Stamps

1p to £10 including all 1st class and 2nd class stamps.
(e.g. all stamps from 1971 to date which will not be valid for postal use after 31st January 2023)

We pay 50% Face Value

Sorted by value and segregated into clear bags each containing just 50 stamps. We also need the 1/2p segregated e.g. 50 x 7p, 50 x 7.5p (not mixed)
ABSOLUTELY NO Commemoratives or Christmas Stamps

Post & Go & Commemorative 'E' European and Worldwide stamps

These stamps will remain valid for postal use after 31st January 2023

Up to 10g, 20g, 40g, 60g and 100 grams

We pay 80p per stamp.

Commemorative Presentation Packs, Year Books and all Booklets

We pay 50% face value.

The 1st class stamps from this booklet issued in 1993 are always rendering them useless for postage in the UK. We sell them to collectors for £6 each.

2011 Thunderbirds 3D miniature sheet

 
 

2 - Buying Gold - High Prices Paid

 

Gold Sovereign

Full

£280

Gold Sovereign

Half

£140

Gold Krugerrand

1 oz

£1200

Gold Krugerrand

1/2 oz

£600

Gold Britannia 24ct

1 oz

£1200

Gold Britannia 24ct

1/2 oz

£600

Gold 24 ct

per Gram

£37.50

Gold 22 ct

per Gram

£34.50

Gold 18 ct

per Gram

£28.00

Gold 9 ct

per Gram

£14.00



 

3 - Buying Europe and Worldwide Postage

 

Australia

£17

>per 100 $ AUS

Canada (32c and over)

£17

per $100 CAN

Canada (up to 31c)

£14

per $100 CAN

Germany

£32

per €100 Euros

Guernsey and Alderney

POR

1p to 20p

Guernsey and Alderney

POR

21p to £5

Isle of Man

POR

1p to 20p

Isle of Man

POR

21p to 50p

Ireland

£30

per €100 Euros

Jersey

POR

21p to £5

New Zealand

£11

per $100 NZ

Switzerland

£32

per 100 SFR

USA (up to 49c)

£22

per $100 US

USA (50c and over)

£25

per $100 US


 

4 - Great Britain Collectable Stamps

 
 

1840 Penny Black

£60

Fine Used 4 Margins

1840 2d Blue

£90

Fine Used 4 Margins

1929 £1 PUC Fresh and well centred

£225

SG 438 Mint Light Hinged

1929 £1 PUC Fresh and well centred

£200

SG 438 Very fine used

1929 £1 PUC Well Centred

£225

SG 438 Fine Used

1934 Photogravure Set of 11

£14

SG 439/449 MNH

1938-48 KGVI High Values Set of 6

£90

SG 476/478b superb MNH

1938-48 KGVI High Value 10s Dark Blue

£50

SG 478 Superb MNH

1938-48 KGVI High Values Set of 6

£50

SG 476/478b Fine mint light hinged

1948 Silver Wedding (well centred)

£6

SG 493/494 Superb MNH

1951 Festival High Values set of 4

£15

SG 509/512 Superb MNH

1951 Festival High Values set of 4

£6

SG 509/512 MLH

1952-54 Tudor Crown Wildings Set of 17

£15

SG 515/531 MNH

1953-70 Commemorative Sets Complete (Ord & Phos)

£30

Mint never hinged

1953-68 Wilding Stitched Booklets

8%

of SG Cat Value

1955 Waterlow Castles Set of 4

£30

SG 536/539 MNH

1955 Waterlow Castles Set of 4

£20

SG 536/539 MLH

1959 1st De La Rue Castles Set of 4

£110

SG 536a/539a MNH

1955-58 St Edwards Crown Wilding Set of 18

£23

SG 540/556 MNH

1957 1st Graphite Set of 6

£3.00

SG 561/566 MNH

1958-61 Wilding Graphite Set of 8

£18

SG 587/594 MNH

1959 2nd De La Rue Castles Set of 4

£20

SG 595/598 MNH

1963 Castles Multi-crown wmk Set of 4

£2.50

SG 595a/598a MNH

1959 2nd De La Rue Castles Set of 4

£20

SG 595/598 MLH

1959 Phosphor Graphite Set of 8

£15

SG 599/609 MNH

2d Phosphor Graphite with WMK ERROR

£25

SG 605a MNH

1960-67 Phosphor Wildings Set of 16

£1.50

SG 610/617 MNH

1970-75 Postage Due Set of 13

£3

SG D77/D89 MNH

1971 Machin Scandinavia Presentation Pack

£3.00

Very fine condition

1972 Silver Wedding 3p Traffic Light Gutter Pair

£1.80

MNH Unfolded

1973 Royal Wedding Set Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£10.50

MNH Unfolded

1974 Tree Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£5

MNH Unfolded

1974 Fire Service Set Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£5

MNH Unfolded

1974 UPU Set Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£5

MNH Unfolded

1974 Great Britons Set Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£6

MNH Unfolded

1974 Churchill Set Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£4

MNH Unfolded

1974 Christmas Set Traffic Light Gutter Pairs

£3

MNH Unfolded

1977 Machin High Values (Large) Presentation Pack

£15

Pack No 13

1982 Postage Due Set of 12

£1.25

SG D90/D101 MNH

1982 Postage Due Presentation Pack

£3

Very fine condition

1985 Scots 31p Type II Perf 14

£35

SG S51Ea MNH

1987 Machin Definitive (1p to 75p) Presentation Pack

£5.00

Pack No 9

1988 Castles H/V Presentation Pack

£6.50

Pack No. 18

1986 £5 FT Prestige Booklet opt 'FINLANDIA 86'

£55

SG DX9 fin

1991 Machin Definitive Presentation Pack

£4.00

Pack No 24

1992 Castles H/V Presentation Pack

£6.50

Pack No. 27

1993 High Values Presentation Pack

£10 

Pack No. 43

1994 'To Pay' Postage Due Set of 9

£5

SG D102/D110

1995 Castles H/V £3 Presentation Pack

£2.25

Pack No. 33

1997 Enschede Castles High Values Set of 4

£8

SG 1993/1996 MNH

1998 Machin Presentation Pack

£3

Pack No. 41

1998 Princess Diana WELSH Presentation Pack with insert

£6

Very fine with insert

2000 Her Majesty's Stamps M/S Presentation Pack

£3.75

Pack No. M03

2001 Submarines Retail Booklet

£5.50

SG PM2

2001 Submarines Retail Cylinder Booklet

£6

SG PM2

2001 20x19p Christmas Robin Smiler Sheet

£4.50

SG LS2 Perfect MNH

2001 20x19p Christmas Robin 'Consignia' imprint Smiler Sheet

£30

SG LS2a Perfect MNH

2001 20x19p Christmas Robin 'Consignia' imprint Smiler Sheet

£12

SG LS2a Minor Faults MNH

2001 10x1st Xmas Cracker Smiler Sheet

£5

SG LS3 Perfect MNH

2001 10x1st Christmas Cracker 'Consignia' imprint Smiler Sheet

£30

SG LS3a Perfect MNH

2001 10x1st Christmas Cracker 'Consignia' imprint Smiler Sheet

£12

SG LS3a Minor Faults MNH

2001 10 x 1st Smiles Smiler Sheet

£10

SG LS5

£50

2003 £2.00 definitive stamp with '£' sign missing MNH pair with cylinder number as shown in image.

2008 First Post & Go Stamps

£8.50

Presentation Pack SG FS1/FS5

2012 UK A-Z Sheet of Stamps

£17

MS 3308 MNH

Commemorative First Day Covers (Sets & M/S)

£1.50 each

Royal Mail Bureau Covers 2017 to 2020

Definitive First Day Covers

£1.00 each

Royal Mail Bureau Covers 2017 to 2020


 
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