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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)


  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.








Why Buy in a Live Auction

       Harmers International, Inc. provides buyers the opportunity to purchase philatelic material in a professional, public auction. Many purchasers favor live Harmer auctions because:

  •  A buyer is able to set your own price and the market will establish the value
  • A buyer can bid to his or her own comfort level.
  • The buying process is quick and free from haggling.
  • They present an opportunity for the buyers to get good deals.
  • The buyer is purchasing from professional philatelists who stand behind their description of the items.
  •  Buyers have honest transactions with organized and straightforward rules backed by the Harmers integrity and the security of dealing with a licensed and bonded auctioneer.
  • Harmer auctions are conducted in the “old fashion” auction style and are fun and often entertaining.


Points to consider when attending your first Harmer’s auction.

  • The date, time and location of the auction is listed in the sale catalogue and posted on our website.
  • Sales catalogues are generally mailed to our customers three-four weeks prior to the auction to allow potential bidders to inspect the items prior to bidding.

     * Please refer to our viewing section for more information regarding the methods of available viewing.


     * Those interested in receiving hard copies of our catalogues can call or complete an individual catalogue request form.


      * To obtain hard copies of all catalogues, please complete a catalogue subscription request.

  • All Bidders MUST pre-register and agree to our conditions of sale, printed in the sales catalogue, in order to execute a bid.

      To register as a bidder, please complete a bidder’s application. Bidders who are new to Harmers should allow at least five business days for approval to avoid unnecessary delays.

  •  Show-up early, the lots move quickly. Make certain you allow enough time to avoid disappointment.
  •  Harmers International, Inc. does not use auction paddles and each of our bidders have their own, often unique, signal to the auctioneer.

     Make certain that the auctioneer sees and acknowledges your bid; if you have a doubt, SPEAK UP, this is not a silent auction.

  • Listen closely to the auctioneer because the bidding increments and opening amounts may change based upon any given lot. The bidding increments are at the discretion of the auctioneer.

      If you are having trouble understanding the auction speak-up and ask for clarification before you bid.

  • The process can be fast, so pay attention and make certain the auctioneer knows you are bidding, particularly if you plan to jump in at the last minute.
  •  If you know that you would like to have the expertised at the time of your bid, please indicate such at the time your bid is knocked down.
  • Make certain you understand the conditions of sale.
  • Have Fun!