Quest Philatelic Auctions

AS you probably know, Alec Webster, a member of our Society, runs Quest Philatelic Auctions.

The next sale ends on February 24th.

You can down load the catalogue by clicking on the image (below). Similarly with the bidding form. 

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You can also bid directly though Quest's own website -


Stamp and philatelic auctioneers | Quest Philatelic Auctions

where you can find all you need to know about how the auction works.


Quest is a well-established company, and every one of  their sales have 

thousands of lots. 

With estimates ranging from a few pounds to a few hundred, there is something for everyone whether you a looking for a single stamp, a set, an accumulation or a whole album.

The highlights of the current sale include:

George V Silver Jubilee including plenty of Varieties -  Lots 156-224

George VI Royal Silver Wedding - Lots 225-323

Bechuanaland - early postal history - Lots 557-582

Malta - Queen Elizabeth II varieties - Lots 1224-1370

Great Britain - 1d Blacks - Lots 1863-1883

Israel - Early Issues - Lots 2509-2528

Latin America - Lots 2637-2711

Clearance lots - Lots 2900-2949

Varieties, Specimen, Essays, Proofs, Postmarks & “Back of the Book”

- highlighted throughout the catalogue

Although it is a 'postal' auction, you can submit bids by post, email, phone and even fax (if you remember those).

If you are a member of the Epsom And Ewell, Quest Philatelic Auctions will give you free postage and packing on any items you buy, either from the auction or from the Unsold Lots following it.

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Lot 1137 KUT GVI 3s SG 147ab Damage to Mountain variety. This is a fine example, the variety well clear of postmarks. Very scarce.

Lot 1792 Complete London Chronicle newspaper for Tues 31st May to Thurs 2nd June 1757.

Far and away the oldest lot in the catalogue.

It is in excellent condition and shows (right) a fine example of NWPS ½d stamp tax at the bottom of page 2

Lot 1959 Circa1879, an essay showing Queen Victoria on her throne. Marginal block of four with double perfs along top. It is a more ambitious design but not as good a quality as the others of that era. Unknown status any info about it greatly welcomed.