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Hellman Auctions Ltd
Address:
Hellman Auctions Ltd
PL 1
FI-02611 ESPOO
FINLAND

Tel. +358 400 484 737
Fax. +358 2 2547220
 
About Us:

Hellman Auctions Ltd holds two public auctions every year and each sale offers 2000-2800 expertly described lots. Auctions include always a lot of worldwide postal history, mainly in intact lots and collections and also as single items. Foreign section includes lot of collections and lots mainly from estates. Every sale has a strong selection of Russia, Baltic States and Finland in various sections. There are both large and small lots and looking through the sale will give you an opportunity to find many interesting and unusual items.

Hellman Auctions is a well known subsidiary of Philatelic Service of Finland (SFP Group). SFP Group has a staff of 7 full-time and several part-time employees. They are the largest stamp auction company in Finland and one of the largest in the whole Northern Europe. Hellman Auctions has a history of more than 20 years in arranging public auctions in Helsinki and SFP Group also arranges five online sales every year. Philatelic service of Finland is a member of ASDA, IFSDA and ASCAT.

Order and Shipping:
Auction Rules

BIDDING
You can make advance bids in writing by mail, fax and email or through our website www.filateliapalvelu.com. Old customers may also make bids by telephone. We must have all advance bids by one day before auction day, at 5 p.m. when also online bidding is closed. The auctioneer takes the advance bids into consideration on the actual auction day, starting from the lowest possible price. Bidding will start from the second highest bid shown on our website + one increase, or from the starting price if there are no other bids. We retain the right to reject any bids without having to give any particular reason, or to demand a security for them. The items remain the property of the sellers until they have been fully paid for.

When you want to make a bid for an item at the auction site, hold your personal buyer’s number up. The buyer’s numbers are available at the registration desk outside the auction site. You cannot participate in the auction without a buyer’s number.


BUYER’S COMMISSION
A 19% commission will be added to the final auction price confirmed by auctioneer. It is payable by the buyer, and includes VAT.


DELIVERY OF ITEMS
Those who made successful bids at the auction site are required to pay for the items immediately. Payment shall be effected in cash or by bank card. Handling fee of 3 EUR will be added.

We aim to dispatch items to delivered by mail within the following five workdays. Items to new customers will be delivered against cash on delivery or advance payment. We charge a handling fee of EUR 3 plus postage for each consignment.


RETURNS
Payments and remarks, if any, shall be made within one week of receipt of items. In accordance with the general international practice, collections and lots cannot be returned. Therefore the starting prices of most lots and collections are low, usually just a fraction of their catalogue values. There are always both better and worse items in the collections and lots. We recommend that you come and check them in advance. When you return a single item, please always state your reason, your customer number and number of invoice.


RAISING BIDS AT THE AUCTION SITE
When more than one bidder holds his or her number up at the auction site, the auctioneer keeps increasing the price in accordance with the table below until there is only one bidder left.

20 € – 48 € | each increase is 2 €
50 € – 95 € | each increase is 5 €
100 € – 490 € | each increase is 10 €
500 € – 980 € | each increase is 20 €
1000 € – 1950 € | each increase is 50 €
2000 € – 4900 € | each increase is 100 €
5000 € – and above | each increase is 200 €
We accept the following pay options:

VISA-Card, Master/Euro-Card, Euro-Schecks, Überweisung, Paypal

 
Auction Results at Philasearch:
September 24, 2011

The auction includes as always also a lot of worldwide postal history, mainly in intact lots and collections and also as single items. Foreign section has a strong part of Russia (lots 949-1142). From Scandinavia we can highlight Sweden (326-397) with many beautiful items like 3 Skill:bco and Värnamo 55 öre superb used. Island (490-533) is well represented with several top items in very fine condition. There is also a good selection of Great Britain and Commonwealth (576-621), China (649-658, 2772-2775), Germany with Colonies and Occupation 2WW (726-895) and Estonia (lots 1143-1326). The sale also includes nice untouched collections from Norway, Denmark, Gilbert & Ellice Islands, Latvia, Romania, Hungary and from many other European and worldwide countries.

There are also several top items of Finnish philately available in this auction; 50 items of the 1856 Oval issue (1340-1390) with extremely nice and rare covers and singles both 5 and 10 kop. Also the third largest group with a strip of three and a pair of 10 kop on a cutout is offered (1366). 1860-66 section has many nice covers to abroad, including a rare wrapper with 8 penni to Italy 1875. From the 1875-85 issues we can introduce several tête-bêches which have never been on the market before. The whole variety of the philately of Finland is included with sought after varieties and many remarkable lots and collections. Last but not least we can mention four rare items with Zeppelin 1830 error: single, a pair, block of four and block of 12.

We also have a wide offering of numismatics including interesting items from Finland (1-232) and Russia.

October 4th - 5th 2013
March 21st - 22nd, 2014
This time we have again a fine variety of untouched collections from various countries. Following countries are included: Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Argentina, China, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.
>From the thematic collections we can mention a highly awarded collection of Esperanto (lot 640).

The auction includes as always also a lot of worldwide postal history, mainly in intact lots and collections and also as
single items. Foreign section has like always a very strong and interesting part of RUSSIA (lots 1365-1767). Many rare items
from Imperial Russia, Zemstvo and Soviet Union are offered with very modest starting prices. Among others we offer 1857 10 kop imperforate Mi 1, vertical strip of three on a complete letter from BERDYANSK 12.MART.1858 to Odessa (lot 1427).Very fine
margins, just slightly touching at top left corner.Ex Mertens, ex Fabergé.In this auction the Zemstvo section (lots 1454-1683)
with more than 200 items is also extremely strong and worth of carefull study.

There are also several top items of Finnish philately available in this auction: 58 items of the 1856 Oval issue (1874-1932) with nice and rare covers and singles both 5 and 10 kop. Also very rare 10 kopek with a paper fold (lot 1928). 1860-66 section has also many nice singles, groups and covers. From the 1875-85 issues we can also introduce many interesting items. There is also wide variety of collections and cover lots untouched from various estates.

The  whole variety of the philately of Finland is included with sought after varieties and many remarkable lots and collections.
Last but not least we can mention Zeppelin 1830 error ** on a pair.

We have also a wide offering of non-philatelic items like numismatics, orders and military including interesting items from
Finland, Russia and other countries (lots 1-542).We are proud to offer The Order of the Cross of Liberty, Mannerheim Cross 2nd class (lot 367). Numbered (nos. 91 and 197). In excellent condition and with original A. Tillander case. The Cross is from the original production lot of 200 copies which were made during the Continuation War. Mannerheim Cross is the highest military decoration for gallantry in Finland. Seldom available!
17th - 18th October 2014
This time we have a fine variety of untouched collections from various countries. Several collections have been  untouched in an estate since 1965! Following countries are included: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Argentina, Belgium, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Russia, Sachsen, Spain, Thailand and USA. From the thematic collections we can mention birds  and sports.

The auction includes as always also a lot of worldwide postal history, mainly in intact lots and collections and also as single items. Foreign section has like always a very strong and interesting part of RUSSIA (lots 1209-1670). Many rare items from Imperial Russia, Zemstvo and Soviet Union are offered with very modest starting prices. Among others we offer 1858 10 kop perforated stamp on a letter 1858 January 4. EARLIEST KNOWN USAGE! Ex Fabergé, signed: Z. Mikulski.In this auction the Zemstvo section (lots 1454-1683), St. Petersburg Postmarks (lots 1460-1501) and St. Petersburg Stationery Envelopes (lots 1434-1459) are also extremely strong and worth of carefull study.

There are also several top items of Finnish philately available in this auction: 39 items of the 1856 Oval issue (1784-1822) with nice and rare covers and singles both 5 and 10 kop. Also rare cover with 2 x 10 kopek to Germany (lot 1905). 1860-66 section has also many nice singles, groups and covers. From the 1875-85 issues we can also introduce many interesting items. There is also very wide variety of collections and cover lots untouched from various estates.

The  whole variety of the philately of Finland is included with sought after varieties and many remarkable lots and collections. Last but not least we can mention Zeppelin 1830 error ** on a block of six.

We have also a wide offering of non-philatelic items like numismatics, orders and military including interesting items from Finland, Russia and other countries (lots 1-709).We are proud to offer The Olympic Gold Medal from London 1908 (lot 525). This Gold Medal was given for the winner of Open Rifle - team competition, which on these Games was Norway. We offer also  a great variery of rare Bank Notes both from Finland and Russia.

Our Webpage:
www.hellmanhuutokaupat.fi
E-Mail Address:
myynti@filateliapalvelu.com