Books, Coins and Stamps Auction

Books, Coins and Stamps Auction

Books, Coins and Stamps Auction
Date: 24th Jul, 2024 10:00
Sale number: 1094

Monday 22nd July
10am - 4pm
Tuesday 23rd July
10am - 4pm

Battlefield, SY4 3DR

The following information is to aid all prospective bidders of Halls Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers:

Please make sure that you read our Terms of Sale carefully before bidding in the auction.  You will be obliged to comply with our Terms of Sale if your bid is successful.



You are obligated to pay our buyer’s premium on top of the hammer price of each lot purchased.

24% + VAT* (28.8% inc VAT)

For invoices over £1000 a 20% deposit or £1000 (whichever is applicable) will be taken the day following the auction
For all invoices under £1000 full payment will be taken seven days after the auction

*Goods will be released once payment has cleared.



All our auction catalogues are available to view online as interactive listings.  These are uploaded in advance of each auction.  Each lot is imaged and can be enlarged to get a more detailed view.



Viewing dates and times can be found on the details for each auction. 

You do not need to book to view our auctions (unless otherwise stated).



To bid in any one of our auctions we require all potential buyers to register and provide two forms of identification. This is to comply with existing Anti-Money Laundering Regulations.

All our clients need to provide photo ID and proof of name and address by providing the following:

  • a government issued form of photo identification (plastic card element of a driving licence, or passport)
  • proof of address such as a bank statement or utility bill, dated within the last 3 months

Please send copies via email to when arranging your bid.  These documents will be sent to a secure computer and uploaded to your client details.

Please register in good time for the auction.

Please register 48 hours or more before the auction. Registration on the day of sale cannot be guaranteed.
Please allow plenty of time for registration and before 4.30pm the day before the auction.  Bids left after this time cannot be guaranteed and may not be submitted.



Room Bidding:

On the day of the auction come to our Cash Office to register to bid and obtain your bidding number.

Telephone Bidding:

You can arrange to be contacted by telephone to bid during the auction.

Commission Bidding:

You may leave an absentee bid, also known as a commission bid, which is the maximum you wish to spend excluding Buyer’s Premium. We will bid on your behalf for the lowest possible amount, subject to other competing bids, and continue bidding up to your maximum.

  • Bids must be placed by 4.30pm the day before the auction.

Leave your bids by one of the following options:

  • Click here to create a Halls Fine Art client account and leave bids via our online catalogue 
  • Phone the bidding office on +44 (0)1743 450 700 or email your bids to
  • All bidders will be asked for two forms of identification including a form of photo ID (such as driving license or passport) and proof of address (such as utility bill or bank statement dated within the last 3 months)

Online Bidding:

Register to bid live with HallsLive.  You can bid live online, following the sale as it happens with streamed video and audio.

Internet Bidding Surcharge: 3% + VAT (3.6% inc VAT)

First Click here to register and create a client bidding account by signing in.  Read the 'How to Buy at Auction' guide on how to do this.

  • From 9.30am on the day of the auction sign in and go to the auction catalogue then click on the ‘Bid Live’ link button.
  • You will be taken straight through to the live bidding page and are ready to bid! 

Please call 01743 450 700 or email for further advice.

*Other platforms are available.




Before bidding please ensure you are satisfied with the condition of the lot, all objects are offered in ‘as found’ condition.

Bidding indicates acceptance of condition of the lot.

*All lots are sold subject to general wear and tear commensurate with age and handling over time.

You can ask for further details and extra images about any lots in our sales and this is especially important if you cannot view the lot in person.  We don’t detail condition in our catalogue descriptions and so recommend asking for a condition report and additional images.  Our reports provide a general guide to the condition of a lot but are not a forensic examination and so a physical inspection by you or an appointed agent is ideal.

Condition reports must be submitted before 4.30pm the day before an auction so that we have sufficient time to action the request.

To request a condition report go to the lot of interest and click on the 'Ask a question' link or email  Condition reports are always given in writing.



Payment and collection is required within 4 working days of date of invoice.

  • Pay online: Login to/create an account on Halls Fine Art’s website. In 'my account' click on 'invoices and payments' to find your outstanding invoice.  Follow the onscreen instructions to make payment.
  • Direct bank transfer:
    Metro Bank Plc
    Bank account name:
     Halls Holdings Ltd
    Sort Code:

Please note: Metro Bank Plc are not currently part of the Confirmation of Payee service, therefore you may receive a warning that the bank details cannot be verified. This should not stop you from proceeding with the payment, however, if you would like further reassurance please do not hesitate to contact us to confirm the bank details.

  • Debit cards up to £1,000 - please call us on 01743 450 700 to pay over the phone.

We regret that we do not accept payment by credit card. 


Payment methods for non UK-based Buyers:


We do not accept card payments by phone from any non-UK based buyers.

  • Pay online: Login to/create an account on Halls Fine Art’s website. In 'my account' click on 'invoices and payments' to find your outstanding invoice.  Follow the onscreen instructions to make payment.
  • Make your payment via bank transfer.

Bankers: Metro Bank Plc

Bank address: Metro Bank Plc, One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA

IBAN: GB16 MYMB 2305 8046 2733 03


Beneficiary: Halls Holdings Ltd.

Beneficiary address: Bowmen Way, Battlefield Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR

  • For this we shall require your Swift number.
  • Please check with your bank for the cost of making the transfer, as there is usually a fee for this service. This varies from bank to bank.
  • Please would all overseas bidders note that if they are bidding from a ‘restricted country’, if they are successful and become the buyer and wish to pay by bank transfer, they will need to provide ID and permit due diligence checks BEFORE payment can be made. If payment is made before this can take place the buyer may end up paying for a cancellation initially, as our bank will not accept payments before the necessary due diligence checks are made.



Halls cannot guarantee that payments from restricted countries will be accepted. A list of open un-restricted countries can be found below. 


If your country does not appear on this list, please check the restricted countries list.

Payments from any closed country will not be accepted. This applies to all countries on the list below:


Buyers based in a restricted country will need to provide a government issued form of photo ID (current identity card/driving licence) and complete a due diligence form (download here) to enable Halls to expedite the necessary checks BEFORE their payment can be accepted. If the payment is made by bank transfer before doing so, it will be declined and your bank may issue charges.

If you have any concerns regarding payment to Halls Fine Art please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team and we will try to help.  Call 01743 450 700 or email


The Halls Fine Art saleroom team are always on hand to help, whether you are collecting in person or require advice about local couriers.  Collection or shipping arrangements for lots can be made from midday on the next working day after the auction.

If you are the successful bidder and once you have paid for your items, you are free to collect anytime between Monday and Friday 10am - 5pm.

Rules to follow when coming to collect from Halls Fine Art:

  • Please ensure you have paid your invoice in full prior to collection.
  • All collections can be made Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm.
  • On arrival please come to main reception to notify us that you are here.
  • Please bring a form of identification with you when collecting your lot(s)
  • All lots shall be paid for and removed at the buyer's risk and expense by the end of the 4th working day after the sale (Tuesday), failing which the Auctioneer shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and all lots not so removed remain at the risk of the buyer and subject to a 'warehousing' charge of £5/lot per day.  If they are not paid for and removed within 4 working days of the sale the Auctioneer may re-sell them by auction or privately without notice to the buyer.

If you are not able to collect in person Halls are happy to suggest a number of local carriers who will be able to arrange packing and shipping for you.

Halls Fine Art are a small team so unfortunately has neither the staff, nor the facilities to provide a comprehensive packaging service. Consequently, Halls will not package items for collection by third parties.

Buyers that engage the services of companies that do not fulfil these criteria will be asked to email or write to Halls stating that they, the client, do so entirely at their own risk and take full responsibility for their choice.

Although we do not ship, Halls offer a limited in-house P&P service for small, non-breakable items for delivery within the UK which can be placed in a jiffy bag during the week following the auction only.  Items are sent using Royal Mail Special Delivery for goods up to a value of £2,500 to cover for loss, not damage.

When arranging this, please ensure the correct address in on your invoice for delivery.

These will be shipped out Wednesday - Friday.


  • £20.00 for items valued at under £300 | Max weight 2kgs | Max dimensions 30 x 20 x 10cm
  • £25.00 for items valued over £300 and up to £2500 | Max weight 2kgs | Max dimensions 30 x 20 x 10cm
  • An additional cost of £3.60 + VAT per lot to be added for each additional lot.

Posting Books:

  • Single lot £30.80 inc VAT for items valued at under £300 | Max weight 2kgs
  • Single lot £35.80 inc VAT for items valued over £300 | Max weight 2kgs
  • An additional cost of £3.60 + VAT per lot to be added for each additional lot.

These services are through MBE Wolverhampton, but payment can be made to Halls Holdings Limited.
Items sent using Royal Mail Special delivery up to £2500 only covers for loss, not damage.

Please call us when you have paid your invoice and we can see if we can arrange this for you.



For all other collection and delivery services, see our list below for local couriers.

Please contact them directly to receive a quote for costs. You are, of course, very welcome to use an alternative courier.

If you are interested in buying a large or heavy item we advise to look at shipping arrangements prior to buying.



If you need any further assistance, please don't hesitate to call us on 01743 450 700 or email


Please note that a storage and handling charge of £5.00 + VAT per lot, per day, will be levied if after a period of four working days from the sale date, items remain uncollected.

Halls Holdings Ltd. reserve the right to re-sell any items that have been paid for where appropriate after a period of fourteen days. The original buyer will be charged storage, full commission and insurance and the net proceeds remitted to them.



Halls strongly advises their clients to seek advice from their shipper as to the extra costs of shipping items to and from Europe, given the UK is now no longer part of the EU. These costs will include import duty and VAT, for which Halls is not liable and so buyers/vendors will need to budget for this.



You can obtain a refund of VAT if you buy an object which is shipped to a country outside the European Union.  You will need proof of export from your courier and then complete a VAT refund form obtainable from the HMRC website.


If you need have any questions regarding our terms and conditions of sale please don't hesitate to call us on 01743 450 700 or email


Name: Chris Moore

Name: Derek Ainsworth