About Scotia Philately

For those of you who do not know us, Scotia Philately Ltd. is owned by Colin Harding and Robert Hepworth, and both of us have been in the "Stamp Business" for a very long time, having started our careers with Stanley Gibbons Ltd. when it was at its zenith in the early 1970s.

We handled some of the greatest collections and stocks ever to come on the market during our time with Gibbons including the Maximus Great Britain collection, the Canman China collection, the fabulous Harry Nissen stock and the Marc Haas U.S.A. collection. This is not to boast, but just to show you that our long and wide-ranging experience of the market over a period of nearly thirty years puts us in a strong position to help you with your collection, whether this be in building it up or in achieving the best selling price for you when you wish to sell it.

Since we set up Scotia Philately Ltd. in 1984, many collectors have used our expertise and contacts to build up Gold Medal collections, and we have also sold many exceptional collections through our efficient Private Treaty service including the Gaston Berlemont Gold Medal collection of French Maritime Mail, the Erskine and Charless Hahn Gold Medal collections of Scots Local cancellations, the Gartner gold medal collection of Australian Possessions, the Schroeder Large Gold Medal French Postage Due collection, the Ito Gold Medal Great Britain collection, the "Devon" Imperial Russia collection, the Dr. M. Vermeer Gold Medal French Colonies collection, the "Stillwell" and "Spedding" collections of distinctive Maltese Cross cancellations, the "Paton" collection of Machine cancellations, the Stanley Bidmead collection of French Entry marks, the Roger Schnell  collection of the Isle of Man, the "Dawson" Tibet collection, the Alastair Shaw collection of West Africa stamps and postal history, the Wang collection of Malayan States, the "Fife" collection of Hong Kong, the Alan Lacey collection of Germany, the Tyler collection of Maltese Crosses, the "JB" collection of Great Britain line-engraved issues, the Bryan Hunt collection of Jamaica and many more.

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