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About Us

Ian Lasok-Smith (Philatelist) has operated a number of philatelic websites since 1999. Through this website I currently offer fine quality philatelic material related to the Postal History and Postage Stamps of Great Britain. My main area special interest is that of Errors and Varieties related to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. 


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Bank Details:

Ian Lasok-Smith.   National Westminster Bank.  Acc No. 23219068.  Sort Code 52-41-60. 
IBAN: GB93 NWBK 52416023219068.     BIC:  NWBK GB 2L

I am a full member of the Philatelic Traders Society (PTS). Membership no. 5904


I have always taken a rigorous stance on condition. Any item described as unmounted mint will be in pristine condition unless specifically stated otherwise. All items described as such will have full perforations on all sides be they single stamps, booklet panes or coils. Any item described as mounted mint will be lightly hinged unless stated otherwise. Items described as unused should be assumed to be without gum. All used items will be illustrated with actual item for sale and free of faults unless stated otherwise.

Private Treaty Sale.  Single items or Specialised Collections

For those who have better single items or suitable specialised collections  they wish to sell, I offer one of the most competitive Private Treaty services. Suitable items will be advertised in the site Newsletter and my full page advertisments in Stamp Magazine at no extra charge.

All material sold on commission is now "showcased" on my website in dedicated "stores".


Commission Rates

 My rates are extremely competitive.  Items up to £100 @ 15%,  items over £100 @ 10%.

Unlike auction houses I comprehensively break down collections to sell individually even the lowest valued items. These low value items are the items that will not be counted if collections are sold in their entirety to a dealer.

Please email  for further information.


For logistical reasons I do not offer to value collections or accumulations. I am happy to receive enquiries about better single items or sets (GB only) by email. I endeavour to reply to all such enquiries and am happy to give my opinion and advice free of charge. It may sometimes take a few days to reply. If you are able to send scanned images of items you wish to have advice on this is of great help.


For those who do have accumulations / collections they believe to have significant or great value, I can recommend the following professional trade collegues based in the Wirral:


IAN FRITH:  Specialising in all aspects of British Commonwealth and Empire be it specialised single items or accumulations and collections. Will travel to view collections.

Email:    Tel. 01606 553107  


SIMON CARSON:  Auctioneer "PHILANGLES LTD"  dealing in all aspects of philately and related material, GB, Commonwealth & Foreign. 


also for those not on the Wirral (although they would also be most welcome)


PAUL ECCLEFIELD of  CONDOR STAMPS. Specialists in the valuation of all philatelic material, GB, Commonwealth and Foreign.   Email:


Other Websites

Other websites owned and operated by Ian Lasok-Smith (Philatelist) - Specialised (non Machin) GB QEII - Specialised Machins and related material - Fine and specialised GB from reigns of EdVII - GVI - Fine and specialised British Commonwealth & Empire - For all aspects of GB and Commonwealth material and related items offered by selected "invited" sellers.

gbphilately Auctions

Regular General and Specialised GB Auctions.


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