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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.

 

     

   

 

 

   

 

What is a Mail Auction?

       A mail auction is an auction where all items are presented in a catalog and bids are sent in by mail. The bids are accepted up until a stated cut-off time. All bids are opened at a designated time with the highest bidder above the estimate, winning the item.

     Open Bid Auctions permit the bids to be opened as they arrive and share the high bids with other bidders.

     Sealed Bids are opened at a prescribed time and the highest qualified bidder wins. Bidders in this type of auction must provide their highest bid.

Disadvantages

       The timing in a mail auction does not allow last minute bidding and the lack of a “live” element often excludes bidder participation. The bidding lacks transparency with both the buyer and seller must trust the auctioneer. A mail auction is not considered a Public Auction.

Harmers will only use Mail Auctions for Sealed Bids

      We will only use mail auctions when the seller is compelled by law or court order to sell the material in that fashion.

      We prefer a Public auction and believe live bidding offers the most opportunities for bidders.

      When sealed bidding is required, Harmers recommends that the agency accepts sealed bidding in conjunction with a live public auction.

      Harmer’s staff includes a certified government project manager with over 14 years experience in government accounting, processes and bidding requirements. Harmers International is CMR listed and offers special government rates for services.

Please see information for Governments and Institutions for more information.