SFStamps.com is the shop ‘buy it now’ website of Sandafayre, who are the renowned experts and auctioneers of rare stamps, collectable stamps, postal history, old letters and entire stamp collections, alongside other small collectables.

You will find stamps for sale from Great Britain, the Commonwealth and the old British Empire alongside the rest of the world, from Abu Dhabi and Aden through to Zanzibar and Zululand!

Sandafayre buys stamp collections and also undertake valuations of stamp collections and also sells stamps collections for the owners on a commission basis in Cheshire Stamp Auctions, their internationally renowned specialist philatelic public auctions which are held every 2 or 3 months and can be viewed and participated in at www.cheshirestampauctions.com

We also hold regular paperless Mail Bid Auctions at www.sandafayre.com which allow bidders to compete without the stress of a public auction event.

Our three websites offer distinctively different ways in which we sell stamps and stamp collections to collectors and stamp dealers from around the world. In fact, more than half of our sales are to clients from outside the UK, such is the international appeal of philately!

If you are selling a stamp collection then we respectfully submit that we are the people you should talk to. Our global reach and experience is second to none, our commitment to fair and open behaviour should prove a refreshing change!


Sandafayre was founded way back in 1976 as a small stamp store on the main street of the pretty market town of Knutsford, Cheshire. In those days our small team enjoyed meeting our many customers face to face, where our core values of service, satisfaction and integrity were cemented and have stayed with us ever since.

In 1980 we produced our first ‘Postal Auction’ catalogue. In the days before the internet it was a novel concept that brought the excitement of stamp auctions directly into people’s homes… such was the popularity of these auctions that we were soon mailing our catalogues to every corner of the globe! We have been running these “Mail Bid Auctions” ever since.

In 2001 we were one of the first stamp auction companies to join the internet revolution! We discovered that stamp collectors loved bidding remotely on entire stamp collections, accumulations, postal history, single stamps and complete sets including rarities and investment grade items, that first Internet sale saw bids arriving from Australia and Korea!

From that small shop, we are now one of the largest stamp companies in the world.

Postal Auction catalogue launched in 1980

Bringing the excitement of stamp auctions into people’s homes! This became incredibly popular and we soon were mailing our catalogues to every corner of the globe. We’ve been running our ‘Mail Bid Sales’ ever since.

Public Auction launched in 1985 hosted at the Angel Hotel in Knutsford

Now we have our own auction rooms and the auctions are available live-streamed on 3 platforms and the catalogues available on multiple international platforms.

Joined the online revolution in 2001

We were proud to become one of the first stamp auction companies to join the internet revolution! Whilst all of our auctions are now available to view and bid online, we also offer printed illustrated catalogues and customers can bid by post, telephone and email.

SFStamps.com ‘buy it now’ site launched in 2023

Sometimes it’s just nice to buy something rather than waiting to ‘fight it out’ at an auction!

Our offices and auction rooms

Our offices and auction rooms are in a modern building on a business park in Knutsford, Cheshire – just to the south west of Manchester and east of Liverpool, a couple of hours north from London. We are easy to find as Knutsford has its own junction on the M6 Motorway and its own railway station – Manchester Airport is just 25 minutes away.


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