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May 12th Public Auction in New York City    

     Harmers International, Inc. of  New York will hold their next Public Auction on Friday May 12th, 2017, at the Collectors Club in New York City.  The auction will begin at 1pm. 

This wonderful sale includes:

·         The “Ridgefield” Collection of probably the greatest selection of United States 20th Century Photographic Essays – most never seen before.  The finest offering of small die proofs that most likely have never been on the open market including Washington Bicentennials, Famous Americans, Commemoratives and Back of the Book with Zeppelins, 50c Century of Progress other Airs and Special Deliveries.

·         The “Denver” Collection of U.S. Postal History.

·         The Charles Gilmore Collection of Hong Kong.

·         The Artur Lurbs Collection of India and Postal History.

·         The “Montreal” Collection of 17th to 19th Century French letters and documents.

·         The remainder of the Sciaky Collections of Ethiopia & Romania stamps, postal history and forgeries.


PLUS  A selection of British North America stamps, postal history with:

·         The rarest stamp of Nova Scotia.

·         Cape of Good Hope with multiples.

·         A selection of World Wide Forgeries – strong in U.S.

·         1917 Kangaroo 2 ½ p deep indigo “1” missing error.

·         Back from 1946 – Six lots from the original F.D.Roosevelt Sale

·         And Harmers famous Collections and Various.

 Viewing is available at:

 •The Collectors Club in New York City  - May 11th   10am to 6pm 

   The Collectors Club in New York City  - May 12th   10am to end of auction  

 • By Appointment (call 914.962.6900)


  You are welcome to personally attend the auction, held at the Historic Collectors Club, 22 East 35th Street in New York City 10016 or bid on-line through Stamp Auction Network.

                        The Auction begins at 1pm EST









Current News

Harmers on the Move


Keith Harmer will be at the NY ASDA show:

 He will be visiting the show - call 914.962.6900 to meet with him.


July West Coast Florida - By Appointment

Brandon Harmer is in Chicago call 212.532.3700 or 312.809.8098

We are always willing to make arrangements to view your collection at your home or work location



We have several other trips penciled in, so feel free to call – we would love to see you.




Recent Events

Consignments are arriving for our Next Auction - call now

                    Mr. Keith Harmer has begun accepting consignments for his next Auction.  Early consignments are particularly encouraged for large or complex collections.  Please contact our offices at 212.532.3700  for more information or to schedule an appointment.   If you are in Europe - contact our London Office at (01144) 020 79893700 we will be happy to assist.  Please note that meetings at our London Office are by appointment only.

Harmer Family News

The May 2017 Sale contains six lots from the 1946 sale of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 's stamp collection. A rare opportunity.

   Generations of collectors put their trust in the Harmer Family. 

Mauritius Rediscovered by Robert Beech, the Curator of the British Library Philatelic Collections describes the key role the Harmer family played in the famous Post Office Mauritius issue.









     Do you need an appraisal of philatelic material for insurance, probate, tax, finance or any other reason, Harmers International. Inc. can be of assistance?


      Harmers International, Inc. offers a realistic assessment of the market value of a collection, based upon in depth professional knowledge and daily contact with the world’s philatelic centers.


     Appraisals are provided for all purposes including gifts, insurance, tax, probate or sale. Where appropriate, we will provide detailed recommendations of the most advantageous method and place of sale.


     We will also advise the client, without prejudice, whether any offer that has been received should be accepted.


      An appraisal from Harmers International. Inc. includes:

 1. A formal appraisal, duly notarized as required.

 2. Professional unbiased advise on selling.

 3. Full insurance coverage while in our possession.


      On the first $50,000 of value                  2.5 %

      Portion of value in excess of $50,000       1.5%

     Minimum Charges:

      On Our Premises                                      $100

      In the NY Metropolitan Area                      $100 plus $150 per hour and Travel Expenses

     Outside the NY Metropolitan area call for pricing.


      Properties shipped to our premises for Appraisals MUST be insured by the client while in transit both to and from our facility, with a delivery signature required (see Shipping your Material). We will provide insurance whilst the collection is on our premises.



     “Estimated cost” appraisals can be supplied to Harmers International clients with a Capital Gains Ta liability. These are in the form of a letter advising the estimated cost based on such information ad the client can supply.


     The cost for an “Estimated Cost” Appraisal is $250 plus 1% of the net realization.


The appraisal fee is refunded if the property is consigned to and sold through Harmers International, Inc.