The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand - Buying/Selling

The Society is not a dealer in general however it does occasionally buy philatelic material for reference purposes, or mint unhinged decimal stamps for postal use, and it sells material on behalf of members, and material received by way of donation.

For members of the public it is able to offer independent informal valuations and advice on the disposal of material.

The Society sells items on Trade Me, and also holds Postal Bid Sales--open to the public as well as members--of stamps and postal history approximately twice a year. Many of the items are from estates, where the Society has been asked to dispose of the material.

Current/Latest Sales

Note: prices listed are the RESERVEs

Sale Kr [Bids closed January 10, 2020]

Sale GR [Bids closed January 10, 2020]

Conditions of Sale

Most lots are scanned into Imgur and can be viewed online. See the links at end of each Catalogue.
Individual lots may be able to be scanned and emailed to members if requested. Email requests to or

If, after the sale, a lot proves to be not genuine or wrongly described, the purchaser has the right to reject the lot. Purchasers in New Zealand must give notice in writing within 10 days of receipt of lot. Purchasers overseas must give notice within 30 days.

Note the correct prefix is used as part of each lot number when bidding!
Bids must be in NZ$

Buyers are not charged commission.
Vendors are charged 20%.

Goods and Services Tax
Lots are GST exempt.

Invoices will be sent to the winners.
Payment is due within 10 days and can be made by Direct Credit, Credit Card or PayPal.

Lots are dispatched as soon as possible after payment is received. Standard postage is used unless otherwise advised. Postage & Packaging is charged at cost.