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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.








     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.