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July 23rd Public Auction in New York City    

     Harmers International, Inc. of  New York will hold their next Public Auction on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, at the Collectors Club in New York City.  The auction will begin at 1pm. 

An eclectic auction of over 450 lots - Highlights include:

·          57 lots of Harmer's famous "Collections & Various"

·         The Albert Chambers British Commonwealth primarily Africa.

·         The A. Lerbs India and Heligoland

 ·          The Thorn Carven "Old Time" U.S. Collection

·            The "James Taylor" U.S. Plate Blocks


 Viewing is available at:

 •The Collectors Club in New York City  - July 22nd  10am to 6pm 

   The Collectors Club in New York City  - July 23rd  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. 

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.






Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How do I get a rough idea what my stamps are worth ?
  2. How do I get your auction catalog?
  3. Why doesn’t Harmers advise on the use of stamps as an investment?
  4. Who is the president of Harmers International, Inc.?
  5. What is your address?
  6. When is your next auction?

How do I get a rough idea of what my stamps are worth ?

     Collectors can make an appointment for a free consultation. We can usually provide a rough idea of your collection’s value.

     Alternatively, most libraries have stamp catalogues where you can inventory your collection and look-up the value of each individual stamp. Remember that the market value, or the price which you can sell the item for, is often a fraction of the catalog value.

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How do I get your auction catalogs?

     Catalogs are available on-line free of charge. Hard copies of our catalog are mailed to our active clients free of charge and are available to out side parties for a nominal charge. Please call or complete our Catalog Request Form.

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Why doesn’t Harmers advise on the use of stamps as an investment?

     The value of a stamp is based upon market conditions. Many factors including market condition, affect a stamps value. There are many more predictable instruments, such as stocks, that are more appropriate for investment. We focus our efforts on the collector.

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What is your address?

1325 Echo Hill Path, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598  while we have offices in London,  all correspondence should be sent to the US address.

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When is your next auction?

We hold public auctions 1-2 times per year.

 With new Private Treaty Sales changing monthly.

Our next auction is planned for Spring/Summer 2014.

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