Skip to main content

Stamps, Covers & Postal History

Bonham offers stamps, covers and postal history items through our sister company, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers. They hold six online auctions a year, with prices ranging from €60 to thousands of euros. Among these, the main auction, held once a year, features major highlights which are presented in a beautifully illustrated auction catalogue.

The Stamps department consists of highly experienced and competent specialists covering the world's long postal history. They valuate and sell original individual stamps, rare covers and collections from passionate philatelists, who focus on collecting stamps from one, or multiple, countries.

Bruun Rasmussen's Stamps auctions attract buyers from around the world, with recent years seeing particularly high demand for stamps from Asian countries, especially China, as well as former colonies. Collections from Great Britain, the USA and the Nordic countries are also very popular among stamp collectors.

Recent impressive results include a collection of rare Chinese covers from 1949-80 that sold for €92,300 (incl. buyer's premium) and a very special collection of Australian stamps from 1850-1966 that sold for €16,800 (incl. buyer's premium), both offered in November 2022; and a large collection of stamps from former Portuguese colonies that sold for €70,500 (incl. buyer's premium) in November 2021. Find out more at Bruun Rasmussen

Buying and selling stamps and postal history at Bonhams and Bruun Rasmussen
With offices and representatives in 22 countries, the Bonhams Network gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a Bruun Rasmussen specialist directly for a free auction estimate or submit your item for an online valuation at

Related departments:

Request a valuation

Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

Submit an item

Find a specialist

Photo of Christian Grundtvig

Christian Grundtvig

Head of Department

Christian Grundtvig is Head of Stamps at Bruun Rasmussen – Part of the Bonhams Network, based in Copenhagen.

View profile of Christian Grundtvig

Sell with us

Submit your item online for a free and confidential valuation. If it’s suitable for sale, a specialist will provide an auction estimate and advise on the next steps for selling.

Submit an item