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April 17th  Public Auction in Westchester, NY

     Harmers International, Inc. of  New York will hold their next Public Auction on Saturday, April 17th 2021, at our offices in Yorktown Heights NY.

 The auction will begin at 1pm. 

An fantastic auction of over 500 lots - Highlights include:

·          Many lots of Harmer's famous "Collections & Various"

·         The William Gross Fancy Cancels.

·         Richard Maisel British Guiana .

 ·          The Smith Collection of Foreign

·            Much more.


 Viewing is available at our offices:

 • By Appointment any time observing COVID protocals. 

   Travel from the Croton-Harmon Train Station can be arranged.  

 • By Appointment (call 914.962.6900)










Current News

Harmers on the Move

     Keith Harmer is vaccinated and able to travel or meet you on-line.

 - call 914.962.6900 to arrange a date.


Often to the West Coast Florida - By Appointment

Call 212.532.3700

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

  Generations of collectors put their trust in the Harmer Family. 

Brandon Harmer is now an admitted attorney in New York State.

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.

Harmers is happy to support Joan Harmer and the British Empire Study Group in their monthly webinars. Visit BEstudygroup.org for a schedule.

Are you a club looking to conduct on line meetings? - Contact us for free 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.