26 September 2016
Apex Philatelics Ltd are currently planning their 150th postal auction( on 29 September).
Apex Philatelics Ltd are currently planning their 150th postal auction (on 29 September) and celebrating the ‘significant milestone in the life of one of the UK’s premier philatelic auction houses’ by making the sale a bumper auction, with 7,500 lots.
The first Apex auction was held in November 1994 and over the next 22 years, the sales have contined to grow, in both popularity and the number and range of lots on offer. Looking back on the first auction, a spokesperson for Apex said: ‘With no idea of whether it would work, the catalogue was sent out and, incredibly, the bids started to arrive. In total, 125 bid forms and realisations of around £25,000. Apex was up and running. Now, 149 highly successful auctions later, things are a little different: our 150th auction catalogues 7,500 lots with pre-sale estimates in excess of £400,000.
Over the years Apex have always offered interest free credit over three months, no vendor lotting fees, no surcharge for debit or credit cards and no buyer’s premium.
The forthcoming auction includes a strong GB section of line engraved, in particular blacks and blues, including lot 118, a fine mint 1d black, 249 the scarce 1858 1d imperforate SG 44a and lot 264, 1 1/2d rosy mauve o/pt Specimen. Many QEII errors are also on offer, including a 1970 Dickens 5d mint block of four, imperforate.
For more information visit the Apex Philatelics website.