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Philately is one of our key areas of expertise, and our Suffolk auctions regularly offer an impressive selection of stamps and postal items.


With our combination of expertise and strong awareness of changing market conditions, our focus is always on securing the highest possible return for our clients.


Currently, the market favours the early classics and high denominations. We are also more than happy to accept accumulations of stamps and covers in bulk, whilst sorting them carefully to identify scarcer pieces. 


It's worth noting that the average collection of stamps is worth relatively little. Royal Mail and other commemorative first day covers are typically of low secondary market value.

Indian government correspondence including Service Overprint Ghadi sold at Suffolk auction house Lockdales

auction #100 /Lot 2574

Indian Government correspondence including Service Overprint Ghandi 3½ Annas.

hammer £11,000

A Queen Victoria surface printed £5 pounds sold in Suffolk stamp sale by Lockdales

auction #131/Lot 2600

Queen Victoria surface printed £5 Orange with clear Glasgow CDS, VF used.

hammer £1250

A Penny Black from 1840 sold by stamp auctioneers Lockdales

auction #124/Lot 1409

Penny Black 1840, greyish-black plate Eleven (G-B), four margins, no faults, Fine used.

hammer £1350

New Imperial Postage Stamp albums sold in a stamp auction by Suffolk auctioneers Lockdales

auction #145/Lot 2416

‘New Imperial Postage Stamp Albums’ Volumes 1 and 2 by Stanley Gibbons un-remaindered.

hammer £7000

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