About Harmers International, Inc.

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May 12th Public Auction in New York City    

     Harmers International, Inc. of  New York will hold their next Public Auction on Friday May 12th, 2017, at the Collectors Club in New York City.  The auction will begin at 1pm. 

This wonderful sale includes:

·         The “Ridgefield” Collection of probably the greatest selection of United States 20th Century Photographic Essays – most never seen before.  The finest offering of small die proofs that most likely have never been on the open market including Washington Bicentennials, Famous Americans, Commemoratives and Back of the Book with Zeppelins, 50c Century of Progress other Airs and Special Deliveries.

·         The “Denver” Collection of U.S. Postal History.

·         The Charles Gilmore Collection of Hong Kong.

·         The Artur Lurbs Collection of India and Postal History.

·         The “Montreal” Collection of 17th to 19th Century French letters and documents.

·         The remainder of the Sciaky Collections of Ethiopia & Romania stamps, postal history and forgeries.

 

PLUS  A selection of British North America stamps, postal history with:

·         The rarest stamp of Nova Scotia.

·         Cape of Good Hope with multiples.

·         A selection of World Wide Forgeries – strong in U.S.

·         1917 Kangaroo 2 ½ p deep indigo “1” missing error.

·         Back from 1946 – Six lots from the original F.D.Roosevelt Sale

·         And Harmers famous Collections and Various.

 Viewing is available at:

 •The Collectors Club in New York City  - May 11th   10am to 6pm 

   The Collectors Club in New York City  - May 12th   10am to end of auction  

 • By Appointment (call 914.962.6900)

 Bidding:

  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 at the NY ASDA show:

 He will be visiting the show - call 914.962.6900 to meet with him.

 

July 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

The May 2017 Sale contains six lots from the 1946 sale of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 's stamp collection. A rare opportunity.

   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.

 

     

   

 

   

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.

WHAT IS NEW AT HARMERS

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

 

SERVICE BACKED BY KNOWLEDGE

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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