Stamps specialist Phil Ives is offering more free valuations at Tamworth on Thursday, December 2.

Free stamps valuations and philatelic advice in Tamworth

DISCOVER if your old stamp collection is worth a fortune by getting philatelic advice for free in Tamworth next month.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers in Church Street is offering no obligation stamp valuations by appointment on Thursday, February 3.

Philatelic specialist Phil Ives, pictured, will be on hand to give valuations on stamps and postal history – to book your appointment, telephone 01827 217746 or email

“At the moment stamp market is very buoyant for good quality items, maybe because people have rekindled old hobbies because of lockdowns,” he said.

“Prices at the moment are particularly good for Great Britain and Commonwealth single items and collections.”

Lot 270 on January 6 is around 160 complete sheets of stamps from the 1950s and 1960s.
Around 160 complete sheets of stamps from the 1950s and 1960s recently made £3,000.

Richard Winterton’s latest Tamworth auction saw sales of stamps totalling £9,260, with 160 complete sheets from the 1950s and 1960s taking £3,000.

A previous sale featured a sheet of 1960s Great Britain stamps with a rare printing error, uncovered by Mr Ives at a philately valuation at the Lower Gungate saleroom.

The block of 30 4d stamps commemorating the centenary of Joseph Lister’s discovery of antiseptic surgery attracted a huge amount of interest and went under the hammer for £750.

The block of 1965 Joseph Lister stamps showing a rare printing error.
The block of 1965 Joseph Lister stamps showing a rare printing error.

Each week, valuers at Richard Winterton Auctioneers are poised to help Tamworth people discover their hidden treasures.

Consignments are welcomed from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and specialist valuations may also be booked for jewellery, watches, silver and collectable items of all types.

For auction information, viewing enquiries and valuation appointments, email or telephone 01827 217746.

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