Stamps: Making an Enquiry and Terms and Conditions

We number postage stamps principally by Stanley Gibbons (SG) but also use Yvert (Yv) and Michel (Mi.) extensively. If you have a problem understanding any catalogue numbers, please ask us for help.

For collectors of Railway Thematics, our main listings, the struggle with numbers can be eased if you are armed with the 3rd Edition (1999) of Stanley Gibbons 'Collect Railways on Stamps' catalogue, and / or the Domfil Railway catalogue. Our listing usually carries numbers from both these catalogues, where applicable.

Where a stock listing is posted on our website, it is generally complete for that country or subject. We check Wants Lists for other subjects or countries when they arrive but we do not keep them on file nor re-check them periodically.

Sending an Enquiry
If you are working from other catalogues and sending us an enquiry, we can interpret most numbers from the main four catalogues (except for Yvert where some of our catalogues are not up-to-date!) However,please try also to supply a description, to save us having to look up every stamp on your enquiry in a catalogue.There simply are not enough hours in the day! Please be sure to specify whether you are looking for mint (and whether hinged - m/m - is acceptable) or used. Please note that we do not generally stock very low value stamps.

Payment Details
UK Customers: We often only have one copy of each item that we list, so we suggest that you email us with your order but please do not pay until your order has been confirmed and a total provided. Exceptionally, UK customers, if they wish, can post us an Upper Limit Cheque with their order, details here: Upper Limit Cheque .
We do not accept Credit or Debit Cards. Provided a total has been finalised, inland customers may pay by cheque or directly to our bank account ‘Paper Heritage’ , Sort Code 09-01-50 , Account Number 04894871 . Please advise us by email if you have made payment this way. Stamps are usually posted but may be collected from us at our fairs by prior arrangement. We accept cash and cheques at fairs, if the order is not pre-paid. We do not accept Paypal payments from UK customers.

Overseas Customers: Our prices are in British Pounds (Sterling). Payment Methods available:

1. Cash. We accept Cash payment in Pounds Sterling or Euros for sums up to £200; we use the xe.com current exchange rate (a middle rate between bank buying and selling prices) for conversion to/from Euros. Please pay to the nearest 5 Euros and we will carry a small debit or credit forward to your next order. However, the risk of sending cash by post lies with the buyer and we do not recommend it. .

2. U.K. Cheques and Bank Drafts. Payment may be made by UK cheque, if you hold one, or by Bank Draft in Sterling (which must be drawn on a British Bank). Payment may also be made directly to our bank account. BIC: ABBYGB2LXXX
IBAN: GB95ABBY09015004894871 but all fees, i. e. both sender's and receiver's fees, must be paid by the customer. For sums in excess of about £400.00, Sterling Bank Draft or International Bank Transfer may be a cheaper method for you than PayPal (see below).

3. PayPal: This is often the cheapest method of payment for the majority of our overseas customers, except for large amounts. For PayPal payments, we add 3.9% to invoices for customers in Europe and the USA or 4.6% for the rest of the world. OurPayPal account details are shown on our invoices or advised by email. If none of the above methods are available to you, we can accept Skrill payments; please contact us for details.

Postage and Packing
Postage & Packing are charged extra, at cost plus a few pence. Smaller orders are sent by ordinary post and we send more valuable consignments by registered insured post. The threshold that we suggest for using registered post varies considerably according to destination country. In most cases involving valuable sendings, we discuss with our customers the postal service to be used in order best to balance cost and any possible risk. We ask customers who have had problems with their mail service to inform us of this fact.

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