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Trafford Books : last auction Wednesday September 1st at 12.00
Auction 403 achieved an 82% sale rate with a total realisation of approx £22,000.
The next auction will take place on 13th October.

Trafford Books latest Catalogue now On-Line !

Our Catalogue for the 1st September sale is now available for inspection at where clients will be able to browse through 287 Lots of Books, Ephemera, Autographs, Cigarette Cards, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History. The auction commences with a Book & Ephemera section of 77 lots and features a 1936 edition of Arthur Waley's One Hundred & Seventy Chinese Poems inscribed by the author to Virginia Woolf; the final part of a collection of Staffordshire local & family history and English literature formed by the late Stuart Hobson; scarce limited editions by Folio Society and the Aboca Museum in fine bindings; and an album of 19th Century albumen prints of photos by John Valentine, Francis Bedford and others mostly of Norway and Chester.This is followed by a good section of Model Railways with good locomotives by Bassett-Lowke, Ace Trains and others, largely in 'O' gauge; 14 lots of Cigarette & Trade Cards including three examples of the rare 1898 series by Ogden Sporting and Other Girls; and 57 lots of Postcards with much GB topography, good France, Military, WWI Silks and Shipping. The balance of the auction comprises 130 lots of World Stamps and Postal History with many mixed lots and country collections. Should any client require additional images or information please contact us by telephone on 0161-877 8818 (or e-mail to prior to submitting their bids.

Bids may be submitted by using our on-line bidding facility, in writing to our address, or by telephone on 0161-877 8818. Our telephone system enables us to accept calls on a number of devices all via the same phone number. When calling you may be placed in a brief "queue". Please hold and we will connect you. All bids must be received by 12 Noon (BST) on Wednesday 1st September. Lots are available for viewing by appointment.

Clients wishing to submit material for our next auction (13th October) should contact us by phone or e-mail in the first instance.  

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Cheshire Stamp Auctions (Sandafayre’s Public Auction) : Saturday 11th September 11.30am.
771 lots from 60+ vendors
Viewing by appointment at their offices, the auction is held live online (they won’t go back to a ‘room’ auction until the 4th December), bidding via,, also you can leave commission ‘book’ bids through or by contacting them directly.

Buyers premium 20% with no other fees or VAT. Auction agent usually in attendance

Contact Sandafayre for more details.01565 653214