Harmer-Schau Auctions


Why Choose Harmer-Schau?

  1. We have been selected by the largest collector's society (the American Philatelic Society) and by the largest dealer's organization (the American Stamp Dealers Association) to be the official auctioneer for auctions.

  2. Three generations of philatelic auctioning including Franklin Roosevelt, King Farouk, Caspary, Dale-Liechtenstein and many others.

  3. Client list developed over 3 generations (75 years).

  4. Philatelic, bank and collector references are available.

  5. We are members in good standing of all major national philatelic associations.

  6. Bonded and licensed by the State of California.

  7. All lots have published reserves to protect the consignor from low realizations.

  8. Additional scans of larger auction lots and collections are noted in auction catalog and located on our web site.

  9. All California auctions held in conjunction with major shows, including the APS.

  10. All email clients are informed about all upcoming auctions and their highlights.

  11. All appraisal fees are refundable if sold through Harmer-Schau Auctions.

  12. Lots personally described by Chris or a senior expert on our staff.

  13. We accept consignments valued as low as $2000.

  14. Advances available up to 50% of the value of the collection.

  15. Prompt payments - 40th calendar day after the auction.

  16. We offer individual lots estimated as low as $100+.

  17. Competitive commissions with no hidden charges.

  18. Generous referral fees paid.


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Penny Black

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Inc.
1333 North McDowell Blvd., Suite B • Petaluma, California 94954
Tel: 707-778-6454 • Fax: 707-763-6772 • Toll Free  800-378-6454
E-mail: info@harmerschau.com

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