of London
Established 1918

Harmers the Company

It was back in 1884 when Henry Revell Harmer commenced business as a professional philatelist and 1918 when he held the first Bond Street auction. Since then and for ninety years the name Harmers has been synonymous with all that is best in philatelic auctions.

Many of the world's finest collections have passed under the hammer in our galleries - the 'Wills' collection of Great Britain realised over a million pounds and the Sandra Ilene West collection of Germany and Bavaria made over £995,000 to name but two. And yet Harmers maintains its place in the heart of the philatelic world as a leading auctioneer by offering the smaller collector or vendor as well as the larger an unparalleled service with un-matchable results.

Our regular auctions, around ten a year, attract bidders and vendors from all over the world. Over 5000 beautifully produced all colour catalogues are sent free of charge to our clients. Our mission is three fold yet simple: to value, nurture and protect the needs of the collector, to offer the best material to the largest number of people and to secure the best prices for our vendors. The value added benefits of buying and selling through Harmers of London come from a company determined to offer you the service that best suits your individual needs.

But it doesn't end when the gavel stops banging. Harmers offer many other services and activities of interest to the collector. Additional services range from private treaty sales, insurance valuations to estate planning. Check out our other pages for details of the complete service that Harmers of London offers the stamp collector.