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What's New

The Private Treaty Department is Open    


Harmers International, Inc. re-opens the Private Treaty Department after a 15 year hiatus.  The Private Treaty allows customers to purchase interesting philatelic items from out clientele outside the normal auction venue.  The Private Treaty offerings are similar to today’s “on-line consignment stores” where Harmers acts as an agent for both the seller and the buyer.  All of our familiar Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to these offerings, but unlike a traditional auction purchase, we will not charge an additional “Buyers Premium”.   

    Like traditional auction items, time to purchase these items is limited.  We will post the Private Treaty offerings on the 15th of each month (a bit earlier for Valentine’s Day) and the items will be removed on the 14th of each month.  Once the items are removed from the site they may never be offered again. 

             If you see something of interest, you need to act, or the opportunity may pass you by. 

   Clients wishing to consign to our Private Treaty Department should contact us.







Current News

Harmers on the Move


While we are always willing to make arrangements to view collections, we have the following trips planned:

March 27 and 28th – NYC for the ASDA show

March 29-30 – Maine

April 11-13 – Garfield Perry Show, Cleveland Ohio

May 30-June 1  - Halifax, Nova Scotia

June 15-20 - APS Bellefonte, PA

August 21-24 -  APS Hartford CT show (Booth Holder)

Oct. 23-26 – NYC for the APS Show

We have several other trips penciled in, so feel free to call – we would love to see you.




Recent Events

Consignments are arriving for our Next Auction in Spring/Summer 2014

                    Mr. Keith Harmer has begun accepting consignments for his next Auction.  Early consignments are particularly encouraged for large or complex collections.  Please contact our offices at 212.532.3700  for more information or to schedule an appointment.   If you are in Europe - contact our London Office at (01144) 020 79893700 we will be happy to assist.  Please note that meetings at our London Office are by appointment only.






Helpful Information for New Buyers