Services

Established in 1958, Warwick and Warwick are one of the leading auctioneers and valuers of collectables in the UK. We can offer you the best possible facilities for the sale of postage stamps and postal history, old postcards, cigarette and trade cards, coins and banknotes, medals and militaria, toys, die-cast models, model railways and most other collectable items. Our team of experts will be pleased to offer free advice, in complete confidence, on any matters relating to buying or selling in auction or by private treaty.

How to obtain free expert advice

Once you have decided to sell your collection we will be pleased to arrange a free written valuation. Properties may be forwarded directly to our Warwick offices for appraisal, or delivered personally at one of our regular nationwide advisory days. Visit our Local Roadshows page to see when next we are in your area. It is often possible to make home visits en route to valuation day venues. Alternatively visit us at Chalon House, conveniently situated close to junction 15 of the M40. We have a large car park. Properties can also be deposited with our accounts and administration office in Chester for onward transmission to our Warwick office for valuation. For more significant collections we are happy to make home visits or arrange for free insured delivery to our offices. Simply contact us and we will be pleased to advise you and arrange for a fair, accurate and above all, expert valuation.

Selling at Warwick & Warwick

Auction sales of postage stamps and postal history are held every month, whilst specialised sales of postcards, cigarette cards, coins, banknotes, medals, die-cast toys, model railways and other collectables are held six times a year. Our sales are noted for the excellent material included and for the accuracy of the descriptions and illustrations provided in the catalogues. Every catalogue is available on our website. Our private treaty services offer vendors a unique opportunity to obtain a quick and efficient sale of their material and at current market levels. Our terms and conditions are both flexible and extremely competitive, and can be tailored to meet your own personal requirements. Our experts will be pleased to discuss with you the most suitable options for your collection. Interested in selling? Then visit our Marketing your Collection page.

Marketing your collection

Warwick & Warwick advertise extensively in specialised publications and websites dealing with stamps, coins, banknotes, cigarette cards, postcards, medals, die-cast models and model railways. Our website listing is normally found on the first page of Google searches and we receive hundreds of unique visitors every day.

We also have excellent links with local, regional and national press to ensure that items of special interest attract maximum publicity. Our extensive register of collectors' specialist interests is also invaluable in bringing your items to the attention of the largest possible audience of interested buyers.

The best possible return

Our experts will assess the best method of selling your collection. Some collections are best sold as one lot to preserve their unique appeal. More often a better price will be obtained by offering your property in a number of lots. We have the expertise to make these decisions and it is at your service. Whether you are a collector of modest means or have a collection of award-winning calibre you may depend upon the same meticulous care and attention from our staff.

Buying at Warwick & Warwick

Auction catalogues are produced approximately one month before each sale. Each auction contains a wide range of material with something to interest every collector. We take great care to ensure that descriptions are accurate and precise, and illustrations of more important items are included. Catalogues are available on subscription and a sample printed copy will be forwarded to you upon request. Catalogues are also available for viewing online and scans of the most important sections of lots are available. Sales may be viewed at our offices in Warwick during the week preceding the sale. To view our online catalogue click here.

Valuation for insurance and probate

We are pleased to provide valuations for insurance, probate and other purposes.

Trustee Department

The question of securing the future of a valuable collection is one that has worried collectors for many years. To solve this problem, Warwick & Warwick have set up a unique Trustee Department as a service to collectors. The aim is to provide collectors, and others, with a confidential service that guarantees the future of their collections. The services of the Trustee Department are available not only to collectors but also to solicitors, executors and other professional advisers who may be involved in the disposal of an estate. Complete confidentiality is, of course, observed. For more information on securing the future of your collection visit our Trustee Department page.

Powerpoint Presentations

Are you a secretary of a society looking for a speaker for your meetings programme? Then Warwick and Warwick can help you.

Director Colin Such has put together a Powerpoint presentation, on his favourite topic of postcards, entitled "Thirty years on the Rostrum", being a general talk about postcards Warwick and Warwick have sold over the years. Colin also mentions stamps, medals, autographed letters and cigarette cards in this presentation. He also has a presentation available entitled "Travels of an Auctioneer", largely about Postal History and based on his popular column in the magazine "Stamp and Coin Mart".

Joe Cottriall, one of our senior philatelic valuers, with over 20 years experience, has put together a Powerpoint presentation, on philatelic topics, entitled “The View from the Rostrum”. Although the talk is largely about stamps, Joe also mentions other items we auction.

Colin and Joe come fully equipped and will present anywhere in the U.K., at no cost, to any society with an audience in excess of 15. If you are a secretary please email Colin Such orJoseph Cottriall or phone them on 01926 499031.