Ashford Stamps Ltd was established in 1995 based in Auckland,
New Zealand. Since that time we have been actively dealing
in all manner of stamps and postal history.
We buy and sell stamps, envelopes and postcards. If you have
a stamp collection that needs assessment, please click on Selling
We produce Postal Auctions containing a fascinating array
of New Zealand material as well as all other countries as
they become available. Clients numbering in their thousands
from all parts of the globe are invited to participate, and
receive an auction catalogue in their mail box four or five
times per year.
Each auction catalogue contains around 2000-3000 lots, all
accurately described with expected price estimates (in New
Zealand dollars). All lots are fully guaranteed to match the
Unlike some other auction companies, seldom is an item returned
because of a mistake or poor condition. The average return
rate is 4 lots per auction, so most clients have never been
disappointed with their purchases. That's how we like it!
Founder and Managing Director is Mr Brian Rumsey. Since 1983
Brian has been involved in most aspects of professional philately,
including valuations, postal auctions, retail, mail order
and stamp shows.
Brian is on the executive committee of the New Zealand Stamp
Dealers Association, a trade body committed to upholding professional
and ethical standards in the industry.
Brian is also part of the expert committee of the Royal Philatelic
Society of New Zealand, a small group of expert philatelists
used in the consultation process to determine genuineness
or identify rare New Zealand stamps.
The Ashford Stamps offices