Murray Payne Ltd
P O Box 1135,
Within the UK: 01934 732511
Outside the UK: +44 1934 732511
Within the UK: 01934 733498
From Overseas: + 44 1934 733498
Murray Payne is the universally recognized world leading specialist in KGVI philatelic material. We also deal (buying and selling) in the British Commonwealth stamps of all reigns up to and including early QEII.
We regularly publish philatelic material of interest to both the specialist and general collector. The 19th edition of our King George VI British Commonwealth Catalogue has just been published. We are the publishers of our award winning bi-monthly newsletter ‘Sixth Sense’ which is available by subscription. We hold ad-hoc in-house auctions of specialist material (all reigns) and we expertise King George VI items for both the public and the trade – our certificates being recognized world-wide.
Murray Payne Postal Auctions
Terms and Conditions
The Philatelic Auctioneers Standard Terms and Conditions of sale apply,
a copy of which is available on request. Placing a bid is your acceptance
of these terms. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Murray Payne reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to refuse to
accept any bid on any item.
How to Bid
This is a POSTAL AUCTION and operates in the same way as any Public
Auction except that you do not need to attend our premises in order to take
part. Simply enter on the Postal Bidding Form the maximum amounts that
you are prepared to pay, for as many lots as you wish to bid for, and then
return it to us. Please remember to sign the bid form. We will enter
these bids on your behalf and will buy at the lowest possible price subject
to other bids received and reserves.
Bids can be made in writing, by fax, by email or by telephone. Telephone
bids must be confirmed in writing when they will be entered into the
auction (but with a date when first notified). All bids are confidential and
will not be disclosed to third parties under any circumstances.
Estimates given in the catalogue are in GBP (£sterling). All bids must be
in GBP and when entered as a bid GBP is assumed.
Bids will be increased by the following steps:
• up to £20 in £1 steps
• £20 to £50 in £2 steps
• £50 to £100 in £5 steps
• £100 to £250 in £10 steps
• £250 to £500 in £25 steps
• £500 to £2000 in £50 steps
• Over £2000 in £100 steps
Any bids received not conforming to the above will be rounded down to the
next bidding step.
We can place an overall limit on your spending, subject to a minimum of
£250. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your individual
Are usually 80%-90% of the estimates. Bids below these levels may not
Items are available for viewing either by post or by prior appointment at
our offices. For postal viewing all lots must be returned within 48 hours of
receipt (by the viewer) and all costs of transit and insurance are to be
paid by the person making the request to view. Note: The person making
the request to view is responsible for any loss or damage to the item(s)
from time of receipt (by the viewer) to the time of return to Murray Payne
Bids from minors cannot be accepted unless accompanied by a suitable
Value Added Tax (VAT)
All items are sold under the UK 1995 rules for “Global Accounting”. No
charge for VAT will be added/deducted to/from your invoice.
All lots are offered fully guaranteed but may be returned within 48 hours of
receipt, stating the reason for return. However the Buyer will be expected
to pay the postage costs both ways, unless the reason for return is due to
any fault in the auction lot description.
Any request for an Extension for an opinion by an Expert Committee must
be made in writing prior to the closing date for bids. We accept BPA (and
Murray Payne!) Expertisation. Prior agreement must be sought in writing
for any other expert opinions.
All items remain the property of Murray Payne Ltd until our bank has
received full payment.
Payment is due immediately upon receipt of invoice. Unless alternative
arrangements have been agreed in advance, amounts outstanding after
15 days will be charged interest at the rate of 2½% per month or part
We accept payments via the following:
• Credit and debit cards (at no extra cost to the buyer). We accept
Visa, Mastercard and Maestro.
• Cash (at Buyer’s risk – we recommend registered post). We
accept £sterling, Euros and US $ at current exchange +3%. We
regret that we are unable to accept cash amounts in excess of
£9000 (Sterling) or its equivalent
• UK Postal Orders
• Bank Transfer (to our UK or US accounts). Please ask for details.
• UK cheques. Please make payable to “Murray Payne Ltd.”.
• Cheques drawn on a US bank (in US$). Please ask for details.
At our discretion and by prior arrangement.
Postage, Packing and Insurance
Items will be sent by fully insured post. Items will be charged at cost (+£1
to cover packaging etc).
We do not charge any.
We do not charge a subscription.
The following catalogues are used in our descriptions:
B Barefoot . “British Commonwealth Revenues”
CP Campbell Paterson Ltd. “New Zealand Stamps”
CW Murray Payne Ltd. “The Commonwealth King George VI
D&I Doubleday and Isani. “Pakistan Overprints on Indian
Stamps and Postal Stationary 1947-1949”
SAH South African Handbook. “The Stamps of the UNION OF
SOUTH AFRICA 1910 -1961”
SG Stanley Gibbons. Various stamp catalogues.
Contact details are:
Murray Payne Ltd
PO Box 1135
Telephone: +00 44 (0) 1934 732511
Fax: +00 44 (0) 1934 733498
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