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De Montfort Stamp Co
PO Box 6
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(24 hour answer machine)
Telephone and facsimile
+ + 44 116
Terms of Business and Conditions of Sale
There is no buyer’s premium.
Up to £10 - 50p
£10 to £ 20 - £ 1
£21 to £50 - £ 2
£51 to £200 - £ 5
£201 upwards - £20
The prices shown in the catalogue are the vendors reserves and
therefore are the starting price for bids.
Lots are sold to the highest bidder at as low a price as other bids
allow. Your bid will not be used a starter unless it is at reserve. Bids of
equal value, for the same lot, will go to the earliest bid received.
All bids are confidential and will not be disclosed to a third party.
Bids not conforming to the bidding steps will be reduced to the nearest correct
bidding increment and bids below reserve will be increased to reserve. I
reserve the right to accept or decline bids at my absolute discretion.
The closing time and date for bids is 5pm Greenwich Mean Time,
Friday 30th October 2020.
Abbreviations and catalogues used
Standard philatelic terms are used, if you are unsure as to their
meaning please ask for further details. All stamp catalogue numbers are from
the current Stanley Gibbons Part 1 catalogue. Postal stationery catalogue
numbers are from Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery catalogue with the exception of Great Britain which is listed using Huggins or Huggins & Baker catalogue. China postal stationery is listed as per The Postal Stationery Catalogue of New China 2011 edition. Gibraltar postal stationery is listed using the Gibraltar Study Circle (GSC) catalogue
Other catalogues used are as listed with lot description.
Lots are described with as much detail as is possible giving due
deference to gum, postmark, perforations etc. The condition of stamps and
covers is relative to that particular issue and their age. All items are sold
without defects and as genuine unless noted in lot description. Albums and
collections will probably contain items with faults, which may or may not be
mentioned in the lot description. The majority of covers are of commercial usage
and minor tears or creases are to be expected and are mentioned only if they
considerably reduce the value of the item.
If a single item, set or cover does not match the catalogue description
it can be returned for full credit within 7 days of receipt.
Suitable lots are available for viewing by post with postage and
insurance charges payable both ways. Photocopies of suitable lots can be
provided on request (SAE appreciated) E-mail scans of suitable lots are also
available on request.
Postage costs are charged at cost and this will be by the most
appropriate method. A chargeof 50p for packing is added to each invoice. All
purchases over £100 may by Royal Mail Special Delivery
(or Royal Mail standard parcel service if heavy)
unless requested otherwise at time of bidding. Lots sent by Recorded delivery
if requested are at purchaser’s own risk.
Payment can be made by
cheque payable to De Montfort Stamp Co or credit card at no
additional charge. We also accept cash but please send by
Royal Mail Special Delivery. Purchases under £10 can be paid
for in Great Britain mint decimal postage stamps. To ensure
prompt payment to vendors please pay within 7 days of receipt
Data Protection Act
The information we store on our computer is name & address,
telephone number, e-mail address and credit card details if provided. Under the
Act, any client may contact us to request their data be removed.
Your information will not be passed on to a third party without your express consent.
Material for future postal auctionsPostage stamps, postal
stationery and postal history for the reigns of Queen Victoria
to King George VI inclusive are always welcome for inclusion
in future postal auction. Lots should have a minimum reserve
of £1 and have a list of items sent showing name, address and
telephone of vendor. Commission is 15% on selling price with
payment to vendors no later than 35 days after the closing
date of each postal auction. There are no other charges for
vendors with the exception of postage costs incurred returning
any unsold lots.