Quest Philatelic Auctions

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

The next sale has just gone live, so be quick and get your bids in first.

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


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.

Notable in this sale are large sections for: 


Australia & States Lots 362 to 468

Gambia Lots 903 to 931

Gibraltar inc Postal Stationery Lots 932 to 1017

Hong Kong inc Treaty Ports Lots 1062 to 1156

GB QV Line Engraved Lots 1916 to1998

GB QV Surface Printed Lots 1999 to 2058

French Colonies & POs Lots 2369 to2419

and for those looking for a real bargain there are our clearance lots: 2849 to 2918

 As usual, we have many fine British Commonwealth varieties throughout including

varieties, specimen, essays, proofs, postmarks & back of the book”

material 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.

A couple of items which caught our eye:

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LOT 2168  GB EdVII booklet  (SG BA6)

 A fine example of this scarce complete booklet. The front cover is a little worn but the perfs are excellent.

This booklet was not issued until June 1911 a year after King Edward VII died and was quickly superseded by the first George V booklet issued that August.

It was also the last time the PO charged for the booklet itself. The charge was an old halfpenny  which does not  sound much but it was not popular.

Cat £2800. Est: £800.

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Edward VII -  Slotted Frame varieties

 This is a little-known variety even though there was a detailed article in GSM 20 years ago. The slotted frame shows as a vertical break in the outer frame at the top right. It occurs on the EVII keyplate for various issues for Cayman Is, Gambia, St Helena and Seychelles


In this sale there are four examples shown here, three for Gambia (lots 913, 917 and 918), and Seychelles (lot 1675). 

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.