About Us

Stamp-Appraisals.co.uk is the appraisals and buying arm of Sandafayre - one of the World's largest stamp companies. Sandafayre is a company that specialises in selling stamps to collectors, we don’t handle other types of collectibles. It’s owned by Vincent Green (49) and Michael Harlow (63) who have been full- time philatelists since they were teenagers…and they still love it! They are proud to run a healthy, happy business that employs 14 people. The strength of the company lies in the ability to take valuable stamp collections and sympathetically place parts of those collections with clients from every corner of the globe. There is no country that we have not sold stamps to; such is the popularity of our wonderful hobby! 

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Appraisals you can rely on

You can only sell your collection once so it’s important to get it right. If you sell through an auction you will lose between 30-40% in commission charges. If you sell to a dealer how do you know that he pays top prices as he may not have a large business or he may simply sell to other dealers?

As one of the World’s largest and most well- known stamp companies we sell 1000’s of wonderful items to international collectors every week. Our expert team of seven full- time professionals, supported by our capable administrators are all based at the same office. This is important because philately is the most complex of the collecting hobbies and if you are to entrust your collection to anyone you must be sure that the expertise and finance are present to undertake the most thorough and knowledgeable valuation.

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Why we can pay more for your stamps

It's important to know that the value of your collection will be determined by its true worth – not by the financial limitations of the buyer; at any time we have thousands of pounds available to make purchases. We handle everything from unique British Colonial rarities, to gold medal winning exhibition collections, to specialised Great Britain collections. We also sell 1000’s of wonderful items to collectors around the world - it is this strong collector base and our expert knowledge of market values which means we really can pay more for your stamps.

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Why Choose Us

  • Experience
    We're one of the largest and most established Stamp Companies in the UK and the World. We've been trading for over 40 years and we work from custom-built premises that are safe and secure.

  • Service
    We pride ourselves on the professional and efficient appraisal service - we'll get back to you within 2 working days

  • Price
    Our strong collector-base sees us sell thousands of items every month - the strong demand from our customers means we really can pay more for your stamps

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Getting an appraisal with us is fast, free and straightforward. Click here to get started!


Next Steps...

Getting an appraisal of your stamps is very straightforward. If you've inherited the stamps then simply complete our Simple Appraisal Form. If you're an advanced collector and have built the collection yourself, you may prefer our Advanced Appraisal Form