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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.








       Harmers International, Inc. takes great efforts to accurately describe all of the materials in its sale, but our buyers do not have to accept our judgment. Our buyers have the right to send items purchased in our sales to a “recognized expert” for a certificate of authenticity – Best of all, a client does not have to pay for the item until the item is reviewed and confirmed by the expert!

      For decades buyers have trusted Harmers because we stand behind the material we offer. We allow any buyer the opportunity to send an item to an expert, recognized by Harmers, for an “expert opinion”. The buyer does not have to pay for the item until it is certified; in effect extending the time payment is required. Details regarding expertising are contained in our Conditions of Sale.

     Requests for expertising MUST be made within 7 days of the auction. Most buyers know at the time of purchase that they wish to have an expert certify the item because they have viewed the item prior to the auction. We understand that sometimes a buyer has thoughts after winning a bid, which is why we allow a buyer seven days to request an extension.


     Harmers MUST recognize the individual or organization which a buyer wishes to send an item as an “expert”. This is generally not an issue for experienced philatelists, but there are many experts with even more specialty groups. If a potential buyer should confirm their �������expert” with us prior to purchase.


     Harmers will submit the item for authenticity to the expert.


     The buyer is responsible for all shipping and transport fees to and from the expert.


      If the item is certified “as it was described by us”, the Buyer is responsible for the cost of the certificate.

      If the item is certified as “other than described” by the expert, the buyer is responsible for the shipping costs, but not the cost of the certificate. The certificate becomes the property of the seller.


Items that can not be placed on extension

There are a few items that are not eligible for expertising. These include the following:

  • Items that have a current certificate (less than 5 years old) from a recognized authority, unless arrangements have been made with Harmers in advance of the sale.
  • Expertising for “grading purposes only”
  • Expertising for single lots with more than 10 items.

Please review our Conditions of Sale for information regarding returns.

Bid with confidence.