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July 31st Public Auction in New York City    

     Harmers International, Inc. of  New York will hold their next Public Auction on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, at the Collectors Club in New York City.  The auction will begin at 1pm. 

An eclectic 500-lot worldwide action - Highlights include:

·         The very rare U.S. twentieth century Photographic Essays.

·         U.S. stamps and postal history with 38 lots of the 1847 issue.

·         British & Foreign including:

         The Richard Maisel British America.

        The William Faissler Australia.

        The Artur Lurbs Collection of India and Postal History. 

·          Persia

·            And 41 lots of Harmers' famous Collections and Various.

 Viewing is available at:

 •The Collectors Club in New York City  - July 30th  10am to 6pm 

   The Collectors Club in New York City  - July 31st   10am to end of auction  

 • By Appointment (call 914.962.6900)

 Bidding:

  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 attending various New England Stamp Shows

 - call 914.962.6900 to meet with him.

  

August 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

  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.

 

     

   

 

 

   

 

     Most companies agree to pay their clients after the auction, but this can mean different things to different companies. We advise all clients to read the payment terms carefully before selecting an auction firm.

       Standard industry practice allows the individuals who purchase your material to send the items to an expert for authentication, if they make a request shortly after winning the item in the auction. The buyer has the right to return the items if the expert deems the items forgeries or substantially flawed. Most companies do not pay their consignors until the expert renders their decision. Delays of payments to the consignor for items on extension are typical.

 

     Some companies do not pay their consignors until eight to twelve weeks from the date they receive payment from the buyer. This becomes more problematic should the company decide, without the client’s consent, to extend payment terms to the buyer. Some companies even refuse to pay owners when, after releasing the owner���s material to the buyer, the buyer refuses or is unable to pay the auction house but retain the material.

 

At Harmers

 

 We allow our buyers to place items on extension for expertising, but we maintain strict control over the process, because our client’s interest is our interest. If we decide to extend credit or release your material without payment, any collection problems are ours, not our client’s. Our turn around time for payments to our consignors is one of the quickest in our industry.