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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.






All About Harmers International, Inc.

Company History

THE HARMER NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH PHILATELY. Beginning in London in 1884, Henry Revell Harmer,  grandfather of current Harmers International, Inc. president, Keith A. Harmer, embossed the Harmer name on the pages of philatelic history. Currently grooming a 4th generation, “Harmer” family is the most trusted and highly respected name in stamps, autographs, manuscripts and other fine collectables.

H.R. began dealing in philately at the age of 14 and in 1887 signed Britain’s Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, the highest honor England awards to philatelists. In 1918 he formed the famous, Harmers of London, philatelic auction firm in 1918 on Bond Street. H.R. introduced many of his family members to the industry and in the early 1900’s the Harmer name dominated philatelic sales world wide.

In 1936, H.R. sent his youngest son, Bernard off to the colonies to form Harmer’s of New York. Upon H.R.���s retirement, Bernard and his son Keith A. Harmer assumed control of the Harmer businesses, which included offices in Switzerland, Australia, and San Francisco, in addition to the New York and London offices.

Upon Bernard’s retirement in 1982, the London office was sold and Bernard’s children operated the remaining business. In the 1990’s, New York became the center of the philatelic auction world, with several new competitors, primarily former Harmer employees, emerging. Keith closed the Australian and San Francisco offices to focus all of his efforts on the New York Office.

In 2002, the  H.R. Harmer corporate name was sold.

Keith A. Harmer,  continued to operate as a dealer, agent and advisor to select clients. Upon the urging of many of his former clients, who missed the old style and integrity of a Harmer family auction firm, Keith decided to re-enter the philatelic auction business.

Today, Harmers International, Inc. provides the same quality, experience and integrity that Harmer family clients all over the world have trusted for over 125 years.


Based upon client feedback, all of our auctions will be held a luxury hotel within walking distance to Grand Central Station.


 We have expanded our use of technology, though we have retained our typewriters and carbon paper for emergencies. We offer on-line bidding and will (reluctantly, for a fee) accept credit card.


 We will continue to met clients in New York City or at their home or office.


London Offices

    To satisfy our customers in Great Britain we revitalized our operations in London.  Our legal name in the United Kingdom is  H.R. Harmer Ltd.

Our Address is: 100 Pall Mall, St James London SW1Y 5NQ  England.   Office Hours are by appointment only.

To contact us in the UK. call: (01144) 020 7989 3700

Facsimile:  (01144) 020 7321 5667



Contributing to Harmer’s international position is personal service. From the initial receipt acknowledging delivery to the issuance of the settlement check, the vendor is kept fully informed.




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Harmers to Reprint Articles

We will be reprinting articles from the famous Harmer’s Stamp Hints of the 1940-1950.

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Brandon Harmer to head Collector’s Division

     Keith A. Harmer announces that Brandon Harmer, will head up the Harmers International Collectors and Internet division. Rarities and special collections will be handled by Mr. Keith A. Harmer personally.

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Harmers to Reprint Articles

We will be reprinting articles from the famous Harmer’s Stamp Hints of the 1940-1950.