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1- GREAT BRITAIN MINT DECIMAL POSTAGE STAMPS

Latest update 14th September 2019

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 The printed magazine adverts do go out of date fairly quickly therefore please always check for the most up to date prices published here on our website before sending your stamps..

Unfortunately we are currently seeing a significant fall off in demand for GB discounted postage and as a result postage has been coming into stock about five times faster than we are able to sell it. This situation is not sustainable therefore we have been forced to drop our buying prices to reflect current market conditions.

Also worryingly The Royal Mail appear to be surcharging some 1st class and 2nd class non value indicator stamps as being INVALID for postal use. Presently this only appears to affect stamps issued in pre-elliptical perforation period circa 1989 to 1993. We do know The RM's Revenue Protection Team in the Glasgow Sorting Office have been applying surcharges to some mail using these stamps. We believe that the Royal are Wrong to do this but we no longer wish to take the risk so we shall only pay 45% face value for 1st and 2nd class stamps from this period and from now on will only sell them as collectible stamps. Please contact us if you know of other dealers having such issues as a formal complaint may have to be submitted to the Royal Mail Chief Executive's Office. Does anyone know of a change in RM policy?

IF POSSIBLE PLEASE SEND YOUR STAMPS MADE UP IN PACKETS OF 50, 100 or 200 CONTAINING THE SAME VALUE. THIS MAKES THEM EASY TO COUNT AND SELL ON. SMALLER AMOUNTS ARE ACCEPTED BUT PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY ON EACH PACKET HOW MANY STAMPS ARE INSIDE.

BUYING GB DECIMAL MINT STAMPS 1971 to 2019

(We always require GB postage but some values are more popular than others so please contact us by email or telephone where the value is likely to be over £1000).

email: philatelink@btinternet.com
tel: 01896 759703 - mob: 07510 312271

 
FACE VALUE (FV) Buy % of
FV
Criteria
 
Stamps 1p to 30p 47% Sorted by value
Stamps 31p to 49p 55% Sorted by value
Stamps 50p tp 99p 60% Sorted by value
Stamps £1 to £1.99 65% Sorted by value
Stamps £2 to £4.99 70% Sorted by value
Stamps £5 and £10 75% Sorted by value
GB MNH Decimal Stamp Collections 45% UNSORTED - Pre 2000
GB MNH Decimal Stamp Collections 55% UNSORTED - Post 2000
GB Unsorted MNH Stamps 1971-2019 48% Made up in Bags of £500 & £250 face value
GB Mounted Mint Decimal Stamp Collections 42% UNSORTED
First (1st) Class NVI Stamps (lick and stick) 58% Commemoratives or Unsorted Mixed Lots
First (1st) Class NVI Stamps (self-adhesive) 60% Commemorative
First (1st) Class Christmas Stamps 60% All Christmas Stamps
First (1st) Class NVI Stamps (lick and stick) 60% Definitive Queen's Head (with elliptical perforations)
First (1st) Class NVI Stamps (self-adhesive) 64% Definitive Queen's Head
Second (2nd) Class NVI Stamps 65% Commemorative Stamps
Second (2nd) Class Christmas Stamps 62% All Christmas Stamps
Second (2nd) Class NVI Stamps (lick and stick) 62% Definitive Queen's Head (with elliptical perforations)
Second (2nd) Class NVI Stamps (self-adhesive) 70% Definitive Queen's Head
First Class LARGE NVI (self-adhesive) 70% ALL TYPES (£1.06)
First Class LARGE NVI (lick and stick) 70% ALL TYPES (£1.06)
Second Class LARGE NVI (self-adhesive) 70% ALL TYPES (83p)
Second Class LARGE NVI (lick and stick) 70% ALL TYPES (83p)
1st Class Signed For Delivery Stamps 75% All types (£1.90 and £2.26)
Special Delivery Stamps 75% (£6.60 >100g and £7.40 >500g)
Europe & Worldwide NVI Stamps 75p ea Up to 40 grams
Europe & Worldwide NVI Stamps 75p ea 'E' Rate Stamps
Europe & Worldwide NVI Stamps 58% Up to 10g & 20g Postcard (£1.35)
Europe & Worldwide NVI Stamps 60% Up to 60g & 100g (e £1.60 & w/w £2.30)
Presentation Packs & Year Books 48% from 1971 to 1998
Presentation Packs & Year Books 57% from 1999 to 2005
Presentation Packs & Year Books 62% from 2006 to 2018
Presentation Packs & Year Books 68% 2019
Prestige Booklets 50% up to 1998
Prestige Booklets 60% 1999 to 2017
Prestige Booklets 62% 2018
Prestige Booklets 68% 2019
Booklets with Stamps up to 26p 48% folding & retail etc
Booklets with Stamps from 27p to 68p 53% folding & retail etc
Smiler Sheets 58% Lick & Stick Gum
Smiler Sheets 63% Self-adhesive Gum

BUYING COLLECTABLE BRITISH STAMPS
Note the buying prices quoted in this section are based on my latest Internet auction realisation's. This ensures that you receive the fairest possible price for your material.
 
1929 £1 PUC fresh and well centred £385 SG 438 MNH
1929 £1 PUC fresh and well centred £220 SG 438 Mint Light Hinged
1929 £1 PUC Mounted mint £200 SG 438 MH
1929 £1 PUC Well Centred £185 SG 438 VFU
1938-48 KGVI High Values Set of 6 £95 SG 496/78b MNH
1938-48 KGVI High Values Set of 6 £55 SG 496/78b MLH
1948 Silver Wedding £4.75 SG 536/539 MNH
1951 Festival High Values £15 SG 509/512 MNH
1951 Festival High Values £6 SG 509/512 MLH
1952-54 Tudor Crowns Wilding Set of 17 £12 Mint Never Hinged
1953-70 QEII Commemorative Stamps Ordinary & Phosphor Complete £50 Mint Never Hinged
1953-68 QEII Wilding Stitched Booklets we pay 13% of SG Catalogue Value
1955 Waterlow Castles H/V Set of 4 £32 SG 536/539 Mint never hinged
1955 Waterlow Castles H/V Set of 4
£24
SG 536/539 Mint light hinged
1955-58 St Edwards Crown Wilding Set of 18 £16 Mint Never Hinged
1958-61 Wilding Graphite Set of 8 £20 SG 587/594 Mint never hinged
1959 2nd De La Rue Castles H/V Set of 4 £20 SG 595/598 Mint light hinged
1963 Cable 1/6d Phosphor £1 SG 645p MNH
1970-75 Postage Dues Set (13v)
£3
D77/D89 MNH
1971 Machin Scandanavia Pres Pack
£12
Very Fine
1972 Silver Wedding 3p T/L Gutter Pair £3.00 MNH Unfolded
1973 Royal Wedding T/L Gutter Pairs £9.50 MNH Unfolded
1974 Tree T/L Gutter Pair £10 MNH Unfolded
1974 Fire Engines T/L Gutter Pairs £6 MNH Unfolded
1974 UPU T/L Gutter Pairs £6.50 MNH Unfolded
1974 Medieval Warriors T/L Gutter Pairs £7 MNH Unfolded
1974 Churchill T/L Gutter Pairs £4 MNH Unfolded
1974 Christmas T/L Gutter Pairs £3 MNH Unfolded
1977 Machin High Values Large Presentation Pack £25 Pack No 13
1982 Postage Dues Set (12v)
£1.25
D90/D101 MNH
1982 Postage Dues Pres Pack
£3.00
Pack 135
1984 Machin 10p 2B Type II 50p X886b
1985 Scots 31p Type II Perf 14 £35 SG S51Ea
1986 Scots 22p Type II Perf 14 £2 SG S48Ea
1987 Definitive (1p to 75p) Pres Pack
£6
Pack No 9
1988 Castles High Values Pres Pack
£6.50
Pack No 18
1988 £5 FT PSB Overprint 'FINLANDIA 88' £55 Prestige Booklet DX9fin
1991 Definitive Presentation Pack
£5.50
Pack No 24
1992 Castles High Value Pres Pack
£7
Pack No 27
1992 Scots 18p, 24p, 28p & 39p P14 £4 SG S60a/69a/75a/80a
1993 (20 x 1st Class) Stamp Booklet £4.00 SG MG1
The stamps are always stuck down
and cannot be used for postage.
Very poor sellers.
1993 (20 x 1st Class) Stamp Booklet (as above) £4.50 Presentation Pack No.29
1993 £10 Britannia Postage Stamp £7.50 Mint Never Hinged
1993 £10 Britannia Presentation Pack
£7.50
Pack No 28
1994 Postage Dues Set (9v)
£5
D102/D110 MNH
1994 Postage Dues Pres Pack
£5.50
Pack 32 Very Fine
1998 Diana Presentation Pack
£7
Welsh language version
1997 Castles High Value Set (Enschede) £8 Enschede Printed
1997 Castles High Value Presentation Pack
£11.50
Enschede Pack No 40
1999 £1.50-£5 High Values Pres Pack
£7.50
Pack No 43
1999 Millennium M/S MNH
£1.70
with Stamp Show 2000 overprint
2000 Her Majesty's PSB Pack 3 Books
£26
Contains DX20, DX22 & DX24
2001 Submarines S/A Stamp Booklet
£6.50
SG PM2
2001 Submarines S/A Stamp Booklet
£7.00
SG PM2 with cyl. numbers
2001 £1.50-£5 High Values Pres Pack
£8
Pack No 43a
2001 20x19p Robin Smiler Sheet £4,50 LS2 Perfect
2001 20x19p Robin 'Consignia' Smiler Sheet
£37
LS2a Perfect
2001 20x19p Robin 'Consignia' Smiler Sheet £18 LS2a Minor Imperfections
2001 10x1st Xmas Cracker Smiler Sheet £5 LS3 Perfect
2001 10x1st Christmas Cracker 'Consignia' Smiler Sheet
£37
LS3a Perfect
2001 10x1st Christmas Cracker 'Consignia' Smiler Sheet £18 LS3a Minor Imperfections
2001 Greetings Smiler Sheet £8 LS5 Perfect
2002 Occasions Smiler Sheet £8.40 LS7 Perfect
2003 A Perfect Coronation PSB
£7
SG DX31
2003 £1.50-£5 High Values Pres Pack
£7.50
Pack No 62
2008 1st Post & Go Pres Pack
£15
Perfect Condition
2009 Charles Darwin PSB
£6.50
SG DX45
2009 £1.50-£5 High Values Pres Pack
£8.50
Pack No 83
2010 Special Delivery £6.60 & £7.40
£10.50
Presentation Pack
2011 First Aerial Post PSB
£8
SG DY2
2011 Thunderbirds 3D M/S £1.20 MS3142
2011 Birds (Series 2) Post & Go P/Pack £4.00 Presentation Pack
2012 UK A-Z Sheet SG MS3308
£23.50
Mint never hinged
2012 Keeping the Flame Alive PSB
£7
SG DY5
2012 Olympic Games Smiler Sheet
£11
LS82 Perfect
2012 XXX Olympiad Sheet £12 SG MS3204a
2012 Olympic Games Definitives
£2.70
Presentation Pack No 92
2015 'Smilers 2015' Smiler Sheet £33 LS93 Perfect
2016 The Queen's 90th Birthday PSB £10 SG DY17
2016 The Tale of Beatrix Potter PSB £9 SG DY19
2017 Machin 50th Anniversary PSB £12 SG DY21
2018 Game of Thrones PSB £10 SG DY24
2018 RAF Centenary PSB £12.50 SG DY25
2018 The Great War 1918 PSB £10.50 SG DY26
2018 Harry Potter PSB £12 SG DY27
2019 Leonardo da Vinci PSB £14 SG DY28
2019 Making of Marvel PSB £10.50 SG DY29

BUYING GB FIRST DAY COVERS
Prices for nice clean covers with typed address or unaddressed
(no handwritten addresses)

 
First Day Covers 2010 to 2012 40p Commemoratives per cover
First Day Covers 2013 to 2014 60p Commemoratives per cover
First Day Covers 2015 to 2017 £1.00 Commemoratives per cover
First Day Covers 2018 & 2019 £2.00 Commemoratives per cover
Definitive, Regional and Prestige Booklet Pane FDC's
2010-2018
20p to 75p Half the price of Commemorative FDC's above
Benham Silk Single Stamp Covers 10p Commemoratives per cover
Benham Silk Full Set Stamp Covers 25p pre-1985 per cover
Benham Silk Full Set Stamp Covers 45p 1985-2003 per cover
Benham Silk Full Set Stamp Covers £1 2004-2009 per cover
Bradbury Full Set Stamp Covers £1 1985-2003 per cover
Bradbury Full Set Stamp Covers £2 2004 onwards per cover

BUYING CHANNEL ISLANDS & ISLE OF MAN
Happy to buy any Channel Islands or Isle of Man stamp collections it they are
neatly presented in albums and can be sold on intact.
 
Guernsey & Alderney 10% 1p to 20p
Guernsey & Alderney 15% 21p to £5
Jersey 10% 1p to 20p
Jersey 15% 21p to £5
Isle of Man 10% 1p to 20p
Isle of Man 15% 22p to £5

BUYING EUROPEAN & WORLDWIDE STAMPS
(Please advise what you have for sale prior to sending)
Happy to buy any modern foreign stamp collections it they are
neatly presented in albums and can be sold on intact.

 
Australia £17 per 100 $ Aus
Canada (32c and over) £17 per $100 Can
Canada (Up to 31c) £14 per $100 Can
France (euro) £30 per 100 euros
Germany £42 per 100 euros
Ireland £29 per 100 euros
Netherlands £32 per 100 euros
New Zealand £11 per 100 NZ$
Switzerland £32 per 100 SFR
USA (up to 49c) £22 per 100 $ US
USA (50c and over) £28 per 100 $ US


Buying Terms and Conditions!

  1. All buying subject to stock requirements and currency fluctuations;
  2. All stamps must be valid for postal use and have full gum. No postage dues and officials;
  3. Please do not count 1/2p's in your UK totals e.g. an 11½p stamp is counted as 11p;
  4. We normally only accept lots sorted by denominations or by sets/sheets.
  5. All shipments ideally should include a list of contents, which makes checking easier;
  6. Large unsorted lots of postage we pay 10% less as we have to pay someone to sort it;
  7. Minimum shipment £50.00 or €75,00. Prices for UK subject to stock requirements.
  8. Prices for foreign stamps are subject to change in line with the currency exchange rate on the day we buy the stamps and the general sale ability of the material offered to us; 
  9. We do not buy un-gummed, unused or re-gummed stamps which have already been through the postal system. It is illegal to re-use or sell them.
PAYMENT IS MADE AS SOON AS THE CONTENTS HAVE BEEN CHECKED.  We deal with postage consignments in order of date received therefore if we are very busy in can take a bit longer to process your material and send payment. In any event we will always pay within 30 days of receiving your parcel. Very large or untidy lots may take more time to process and value.

Selling Tip: Generally you should always get more money for your GB decimal stamps if you sell them direct to a dealer at a fixed price. For example the buying prices we offer are pretty much what we currently have to pay at a good stamp auction. This means you could receive up to 25% more as you would not have to pay an Auctioneer's selling commission. In addition most auctions now charge the winning bidder a buyer's premium of between 10% and 20%.  Buyers take full account of this premium when calculating and placing their highest bids. You will also get paid much quicker.


2 - GB & BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STAMPS, 1840 to 1970

We are always keen to buy outright, or sell on a competitive commission basis, good quality GB and Commonwealth stamps and cover collections. (see Services section above for details). You can either send us your collection by Special Delivery or book an appointment to have your collection appraised.
We are always pleased to personally meet customers and will always give you sound honest advice.

Our Promise:-

  • We shall contact you as soon as the package arrives and discuss your best selling options:
  • For eBay commission selling I shall start scanning and listing your items straight away;
  • Links will be emailed to you so that you watch your sales progress in real time;
  • Quick payment is made after the sale, as soon as the buyer pays us, we pay you;
  • No need to wait months, as you do when selling through public auctions, plus you will make more money into the bargain!
  • We have already helped 100's of people achieve the best value from their collections.

For large, bulky and more valuable collections it might be possible to arrange a home visit so that we can give your collection an appraisal and advise you on the best methods of sale.
 

3 - GB FIRST DAY COVERS & OTHER COLLECTABLE COVERS

Unfortunately the world is awash with ordinary first day covers. It is one of Royal Mail’s biggest money makers and the biggest loss maker for collectors. Supply of standard Royal Mail covers outweighs demand by a huge margin. Sadly can no longer purchase bureau covers unless they are recent issues. We would be happy to help you sell them on a commission selling basis.

First Day Covers issued as limited editions or by specialist private producers can be worth a lot more and we are always keen to purchase good collections no how big.  We regularly buy auction lots in excess of £2,000 and split them up.

The list below describes some of the areas we are interested in buying or selling for you on a commission service:
 
And we don't just want First Day Covers, we are always interested in good collections, single items or stocks of:
  1. Good collections including such covers as the 1924 and 1925 Wembley Exhibition, 1929 PUC low values and obviously the £1, 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1948 Silver Wedding.
  2. Pre 1952 First Day Covers in good condition.
  3. 1952 - 1970 Clean Illustrated covers, with a typed, label or no address.
  4. 1971 - 1977 Clean illustrated covers with a special or connected postmark, label or no address.
  5. After 1977 has to have a retail of £50 per cover.
  6. Buckingham Covers.
  7. Benham Covers - Early Woodcut or better signed covers.
  8. Channel Islands World War II Occupation Collections.
  9. Single rare covers.
  10. Quantities of the same cover that are clean and interesting.
  11. Great Britain Airmail flights, particularly 1920 - 1950.
  12. Concorde Covers, especially signed.
  13. Illustrated Maritime Covers.
  14. RAF MUSEUM Collections and single items, Special Signed and unusual limited edition.
  15. Royalty covers Pre 1960.
  16. 1937 Coronation Commonwealth Covers.
  17. 1953 Coronation. Railway Cover Collections.
  18. Victoria Cross Signatures. Autographed covers, we are always interested in rare and unusual signed covers.

4 - EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Once again I am always keen to buy or sell on commission good collections especially from the more popular countries. We will always buy mint stamps which are still valid as postage today.  This includes all of the EU members plus Norway, Sweden etc.
 

WE GUARANTEE TO PAY YOU AT LEAST AS MUCH AS YOU WOULD GET AT AUCTION AND OFTEN CONSIDERABLY MORE. I BUY APPROXIMATELY 60% OF STOCK FROM AUCTIONS.
IT WILL HELP BOTH OF US IF WE CUT OUT THE AUCTION FEES.


 OVERSEAS SENDERS MUST NOTE THE FOLLOWING:


When sending packages from outside the European Union our GB VAT No: GB 865 9331 87 and EORI No GB865933187000 must be clearly marked on the package (not on the Customs Label) in large easy to read print. Failure to do this, may result in either me not collecting the item, in which case, it will be returned to you in about a month or so by your carrier, or me paying the Customs charge and then deducting it from the amount I owe you.
  
Any packages sent to us should be addressed to:

PHILATELINK LTD, 13 REDPATH CRESCENT, GALASHIELS, BORDERS, TD1 2QG, UK.

We advise that you use a signed for upon receipt postal service, as proof of posting is not proof that we have actually received the package.

Philatelink Ltd June 2019  Service with a Smile!