CISS Spring Auction – NS23

Our Spring Auction will be held on the 20th April 2024. It is a postal and room auction which will be held at the Royal Philatelic Society London premises.

Postal and e-mail bids must be received by the Auctioneer by 5pm on Friday 19th April. Bids received after this time will not be included. The auctioneer’s postal and e-mail addresses are on the Bid Sheet.

We have another large auction with 725 Lots covering some interesting Postal History including Sub Post Offices; a wide range of Occupation Material including Arms Imprint Blocks, Feldpost, some rare Red Cross forms and various Occupation covers; two nice collections of Regional stamps and covers; 3rd Anniversary of the Liberation stamps and covers, several of which are illustrated; a range of Postal Independence items and collections from Guernsey and Jersey; Revenues; LL, Allix and Bramley postcards and some banknotes and coins. There is a good range of material from the smaller islands especially Herm, Jehou and Brechou plus Les Minquiers, Ecrehous and Chausey.

To view a pdf version of the catalogue which can be downloaded please click on the link HERE.

To download a copy of the Bid Sheet please click on the link HERE.

To view the catalogue and images of all the Lots please click on the link HERE.

General Information on Auctions

At present the Society holds two postal auctions each year in the Spring and the Autumn. A room auction of approximately 50 lots is also held at each General Meeting. While these are a very important source of revenue to the Society, our members also benefit as these auctions are only open to members. The continuance of these auctions depends on the availability of material and all members are urged to take this into consideration when disposing of unwanted items.

In view of the heavy workload involved the role of Auction Secretary has been split into two.

Gerald Marriner is responsible for compiling and preparing the auction list. Please send any material you want included in the auction, along with a description, to him. You may contact him by email at

Nick Stuart will deal with all other matters from this point onwards. Bids should be returned to him, either by email sent to or by post as indicated on the bid form.

Printed copies of the auction list will be sent to all UK and C.I. members. All overseas members will receive their auction list by email.

Customs Duty / Charges

As the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union, Lots sent from EU members or other countries for sale via the auction may be subject to UK Customs Duty. If this happens then the costs incurred by the Society will be charged back to the selling member. Similarly, when Lots are sent out to members in the EU or other countries they maybe subject to a Custom’s Charge in that country. The buying member will be responsible for paying that charge.