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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.








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!