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Terms and Conditions

AB Philea


Conditions of sale

  • The auction is voluntary and is conducted on behalf of the vendors. The lot shall be sold to the person making the highest bid at a sum equal to the next highest bid plus a fixed increase. If there is only one bid the lot will be sold for the starting price. In the event of two identical bids the first bid received has priority.

  • All bid must be made in Swedish crowns (SEK). All invoices pertaining to auction purchases are made out by AB Philea, the financial and legal counterpart to all buyers and vendors at the auction.

  • A buyer’s premium of 25 % is added to the hammer price for both domestic and foreign customers. At the coin auctions the buyer’s premium is 21 %. AB Philea uses the “Margin scheme” (also known as the “Global System”) meaning that no VAT will be specified on invoices. When incurred, expenses for insurance and postage are also added.

  • Bids made are binding. In the event of bids being presented by persons on behalf of another (agents) the person presenting the bid is liable to satisfy the sales conditions as if it were his/her own bid. The person presenting the bid is also responsible for errors made by him/her when acting as agent at the auction. Similarly, the person presenting the bid is liable for any errors or misunderstandings in the case of unconfirmed bids by telephone or telegraph.

  • The auction will be conducted with as much care as possible but without any undertaking on our part. We reserve the right to reject persons from the auction and decline bids without giving any reason for doing so. We also reserve the right, in the event of misunderstanding or differences of opinion, to re-offer the goods for auction.

  • Payment for lots purchased by a bid at the auction shall be made in cash or against a pro forma invoice. The lots remain the property of the vendors until such time as full payment is made. Payment shall be made within 8 days of the date of invoice. In the event of delay in payment, interest is charged at 2 % of the invoiced sum for each month commenced, plus a reminder fee of SEK 40. If payment has not been received by us within, at the latest, 30 days after the date of invoice or if the purchaser refuses to pay, we are entitled to sell the lot at the purchaser’s expense without giving any further notice. If this occurs the sum received on sale, after deduction of sales expenses, will be deducted from the unpaid debt. Any sum remaining due will be subsequently recovered by legal measures.

    Foreign customers will receive pro forma invoices.

  • Lots are sold in their present condition except where other remarks concerning their quality have been made in the catalogue or on Internet. This means, among other things, that mainly defects not visible in photographs or deviations from descriptions of quality of individual articles/sets are regarded as defects. For collections and accumulations tradesmen are not entitled to make any claims, and private consumers’ rights are limited to those stipulated in Section 9 of the Swedish Consumers Sales Act.

  • Complaints must be presented within a reasonable time after the purchaser discovered or ought to have discovered the defect, normally within 10 days following the purchaser’s receipt of the lot or his/her having had such opportunity following notification by his/her post office of the lot’s arrival. If a complaint is approved the price of the lot will be repaid to the purchaser plus any postage.

  • The auctioneer may in the event of a complaint request a certificate from an impartial well-known expert. Lots with certified authenticity may, if the auctioneer considers it appropriate, only be returned if at least two impartial and well-known experts have an opinion which varies with that of the person who certified the authenticity.

  • AB Philea has the sole right to appoint an internationally recognized expert to be consulted, unless alternative arrangements about expertization is agreed prior to placing a bid at the sale.

  • The presentation of verbal bids or auction instructions means that the above conditions are approved.

  • Unless otherwise stated, the catalogue numbers and valuations for philatelic items/lots are taken from Facit for the Nordic countries and from Michel for other countries and territories.

  • The auction is conducted and sales made are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swedish courts and is subject to Swedish law.

  • In the event of any discrepancies in the text arising from translation, the Swedish text shall prevail.

AB Philea is a member of the Swedish Society of Stamp Dealers.

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AB Philea


After Auction Sale
May 31st, 2019
AB Philea 368th Auction
Philately and postal history with a focus on Sweden and Scandinavia, but also Europe and the rest of the world
June 13th, 2019
AB Philea 369th Auction
The auction features a strong Scandinavian section as usual, but also many good lots from many other countries.
Auction Results
June 13th, 2019
AB Philea 369th Auction
The auction features a strong Scandinavian section as usual, but also many good lots from many other countries.
May 31st, 2019
AB Philea 368th Auction
Philately and postal history with a focus on Sweden and Scandinavia, but also Europe and the rest of the world
AB Philea 16th Coin Auction
The auction offers a wide and eclectic range of material from all over the world, in addition to a wide range of Swedish items. The World ...
April 25th, 2019
AB Philea 367th Auction
The auction features a strong Scandinavian section as usual, but also many good lots from many other countries. There are about 120 lots ...
March 14th, 2019
AB Philea 366th Auction
Philately and postal history with a focus on Sweden and Scandinavia, but also Europe and the rest of the world
January 23rd, 2019
AB Philea 365th Auction
Around 2350 lots with a strong Scandinavian section as usual, but also many good lots from many other countries. There are about 120 lots ...
December 12th, 2018
AB Philea 364th Auction
Philately and postal history with a focus on Sweden and Scandinavia, but also Europe and the rest of the world
November 22nd, 2018
AB Philea 363rd Auction
AB Philea's Spring quality stamp auction with a comprehensive Swedish section e.g. many superb single items incl. Skillings and postal ...
AB Philea 15th Coin Auction
Welcome to our coin auction no 15, which takes place on Saturday 10 November in Stockholm.

The Swedish section offers a good ...
October 17th, 2018
AB Philea 362nd Auction
Welcome to AB Philea's stamp auction no 362 on 17 October, with almost 2000 lots. The Scandinavian section is comprehensive as usual. ...
September 19th, 2018
AB Philea 361st Auction
Philately and Postal History with focus on Sweden and ...
August 22nd, 2018
AB Philea 360th Auction
Almost 2700 lots with a comprehensive Scandinavian section as usual, incl. many superb single items incl. Skillings and prephilately. The ...
June 13th, 2018
AB Philea 358th Auction
Almost 3000 lots with a comprehensive Scandinavian section as usual, incl. many superb single items incl. Skillings and prephilately. The ...
May 24th, 2018
AB Philea 357th Auction
A comprehensive Swedish section incl. many superb single items incl. Skillings, 20/30 öre Circle Type and postal history items.
May 12nd, 2018
AB Philea 355th Auction
Coin auction with focus on Sweden and Scandinavia, but also Europe and the rest of the world
March 21st, 2018
AB Philea 354th Auction
More than 2900 lots, including some numismatic items. There are many genuine collections and single items with low reserves. E.g. good ...
January 17th, 2018
AB Philea 352nd Auction
The auction contains many good collections, both Scandinavia and other countries and of course many single stamps. There are 3174 lots in ...
December 9th, 2017
AB Philea 350th Auction
International auction with items from mostly Finland, Russia and the Baltic states. The auction features e.g. much good postal history, ...
November 25th, 2017
AB Philea 349th Auction
Sweden, Scandinavia, shipmail, proofs, collections, also USA, China and Great Britain
October 18th, 2017
AB Philea 348th Auction
2454 lots: Scandinavia, Germany, China, collections, Swedish coins;
August 16th, 2017
AB Philea 346th Auction
International auction with 2555 lots, including 332 numismatic lots and 45 other. Many genuine collections and accumulations with low ...
June 14th, 2017
AB Philea 344th Auction
Philately and Numismatic with focus on Scandinavian countries.
June 3rd, 2017
AB Philea 343rd Auction
The auction features many interesting items. The Swedish section is comprehensive as usual and in the foreign section you will notice good ...
March 15th, 2017
AB Philea 342nd Auction
The auction contains over 2300 philatelic and 194 numismatic lots from many different countries witha focus on Nordic countries, China, a ...
December 3rd, 2016
AB Philea 340th Auction
Welcome to AB Philea's auction no 340 at the Finnish Philatelic Association in Helsinki, Finland, on Saturday 3 December at 12:00 ...
November 26th, 2016
AB Philea 339th Auction
The auction features many interesting items of which many of interest to exhibitors. The Swedish section is comprehensive as usual and in ...
November 12th, 2016
AB Philea 11th Coin Auction
The auction begins with an interesting section of the Vasa dynasty coins, for example a beautiful specimen of 1 daler 1561, ort (1/4 daler) ...
October 12th, 2016
AB Philea 338th Auction
The auction contains over 3100 lots, including 204 numismatic lots and 26 miscellaneous lots. There is a good Nordic section, e.g. a ...
June 15th, 2016
AB Philea 336th Auction
The auction offers a broad spectrum of interesting material from many different areas
May 28th, 2016
AB Philea 335th Auction
Welcome to AB Philea's Spring quality auction no 335 on Saturday 28 May. The auction features many interesting items of which many of ...
AB Philea 10th Coin Auction
Coin auction with large selection of swedish and scandinavian coins, also some ancient items and some worldwide coins.
April 10th, 2016
AB Philea 334th Auction - Finland & Russia
First seesion at the Nordia 2016 exhibition in Jyväskylä, Finland including issues from Finland and Russia.
March 16th, 2016
AB Philea 333rd Auction
A very comprehensive sale with a large number of interesting single items and collections from Sweden and the rest of the world, including ...
January 20th, 2016
AB Philea 332nd Auction
Welcome to our Stamp Auction No 332, which takes place on Wednesday 20 January in Stockholm. The sale is very comprehensive with a large ...
November 28th & December 2nd, 2015
AB Philea 331st Auction
A very comprehensive auction with a large number of interesting single items and collections from Sweden, Finland, Russia and the rest of ...
November 14th, 2015
AB Philea 9th Coin Auction
A representative range of Swedish coinage  and a strong section Finland including medals and decorations including a complete set of ...
November 1st, 2015
AB Philea 330th Auction
Welcome to our Stamp Auction No 330, which takes place at the Nordia 2015 exhibition on Sunday 1 November in Upplands Väsby ...
October 7th, 2015
AB Philea 329th Auction
The sale is very comprehensive and offers a large number of interesting single items and collections from many different areas. ...
August 19th, 2015
AB Philea 329th Auction
The sale is very comprehensive and offers a large number of interesting single items and collections from Sweden and the rest of the world!
April 12th, 2015
AB Philea - Lapoex exhibition auction
Welcome to AB Philea's auction no 324, which takes place at the Lapoex philatelic exhibition in Fellmannia, Lahti, Finland, on Sunday ...