Rick Warren and Tim Francis, founding directors of Apex Philatelics Ltd have launched MAYFAIR PHILATELIC AUCTIONS, based in St. George Street, LONDON, W1. Other specialists are expected to join the company in due course.
The newly created business will be the philatelic arm of Scholium Plc, an AIM-listed public company with solid financial backing, dealing principally in rare books, but also general fine arts and collectibles.
MAYFAIR PHILATELIC AUCTIONS™ focus will be mainly on public auction sales, plus web-based direct retailing. Two public auctions are already confirmed for 2018, both to be held at the popular Lingfield Park Racecourse, Surrey, venue. The first is scheduled for Sunday 4th March and will feature an extensive range of boxes and collections and many GB rarities; also the first part of a major dealers Commonwealth stock, QV to 1970, cataloguing several millions, including many hundreds of better sets and singles (with numerous notable rarities), acquired by Mayfair by private treaty in October 2017.
Catalogues for the first sale will be ready in January. Bidders can be assured of the same warm welcome (including complimentary sandwiches!) they came to expect from Apex. Write in, e-mail or phone to register your interest, or to discuss the sale of your material.
Website www.mpastamps.com is in preparation. Expected to be live latest 1st January when you can view the sale and bid on-line.