Selling Stamps & Coins

Consigning made easy


If you are selling a stamp or coin collection accumulated over many years with a great deal of love and enthusiasm, and at great expense, the least you can expect is a detailed evaluation, safe, careful treatment for your stamps, and the highest possible sales price. If you sell your collection through us, we will provide all of these.

The whole process is as uncomplicated and transparent as possible. We will start with a personal, no-obligation meeting, at your home if you wish, to tell you about the advantages of selling at auctions and choosing Rapp. When all your questions have been answered, we will sign a contract with you.


Short Film

Step by Step to Your Success


This short film with all important information, shows you what you have to do if you have decided to sell your stamps or coins with Rapp Auctions.


Questionnaires


We are pleased to assist you with the sale of your collectibles. To satisfy your concerns as individually as possible, we kindly ask you to provide us with detailed information about your offering.
Please choose from the questionnaires below and fill in the gaps as precisely as you can. If you have any files which could be helpful, you can upload them further down. Thank you for your support!

Do you have a table of contents, an inventory or something similar?
If yes, please attach copies.

Which countries or which topics have been collected?
e.g. Switzerland, Austria, Germany, UNO, themes like football, flowers, birds etc.

Are the stamps cancelled or mint (without any cancellation)?

Does the emphasis of the collection lie on the years before or after 1960?
If you own Swiss mint stamps after 1960, they are still valid to use for franking. In this case, please state the approximate total of the face value (without surcharge).

If the emphasis of the collection lies before 1960: Which time period has been collected?
Are the age-groups complete?

e.g. complete from 1920 to 1950, with gaps from 1950 to 2000 etc.

How many volumes does the collection comprehend?
How many albums, cartons, boxes etc.

Are the stamps ranged in a stockbook or in a preprinted album (with images of the stamps that are supposed to be collected)?

If it is an album with preprinted pages: Are all spaces filled in?
If there are gaps, are they rather at the beginning or at the end of the album?


Does the collection also contain covers or postcards?
If yes, how many and from which time period?

What motives are shown on the postcards?

Does the collection contain top value stamps?
e.g. Switzerland: Basel Dove, Zurich 4 and 6 / Canada: Dollar values before 1930 / USA: Classic USA No 1 etc.

Are some of the stamps certified?
If yes, please attach copies.

Where or how were the stamps obtained?
e.g. Trade, auction sales, exchanges, subscription to the post office, inheritance etc.

Are there any notes in the albums?
If yes, please attach copies.

How much was invested (approximately) in the collection? Are there still any invoices?
If yes, please attach copies.

Do you know the catalogue and/or estimated commercial value of the collection?
If yes, please state it in CHF / EUR / USD or GBP.

How would you rate the value of the collection yourself?

Would you like to make further remarks about the collection?



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Do you have a table of contents, an inventory or something similar?
If yes, please attach copies.

Which metal are the coins or medals mostly made of? Gold, silver or base metal?
For gold and silver coins please indicate the approximate weight.

How many coins or medals do you have in your collection (gold, silver, base metal)?

Have the coins been circulating or are they unused?

Which time periods, countries or topics have been collected?
e.g. ancient, modern times, Europe, Olympic Games etc.

How many volumes does the collection comprehend?
How many albums, cartons, boxes etc.

Do you have certificates or public documents related to your coins or medals?
If yes, please attach copies.

Where or how were the coins or medals obtained?
Trade, auction sales, exchanges, bank, inheritance etc.

How much was invested (approximately) in the collection?
Are there still any invoices?

If yes, please attach copies.

Do you know the catalogue and / or estimated commercial value?
If yes, please state it in EUR / CHF / USD or GBP.

How would you rate the value of the collection yourself?

Would you like to make further remarks about the collection?



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How many pieces of jewellery/watches are involved?

Do you have a table of contents, an inventory or something similar?
If yes, please attach copies.

Are there corresponding invoices or purchase receipts?
If yes, please attach copies.

Is there an insurance certificate?
If yes, please attach copies.

Which metal are the pieces of jewellery/watches mostly made of? Gold, silver, platinum, etc?

Are the pieces of jewellery/watches set with gemstones?
If possible, please indicate the kind of stone as well as its size and quality.

In which condition are the jewellery/the watches/the gemstones?
New/perfect/worn/damaged? Are there any kind of marks?

Are the pieces of jewellery/the watches branded?
If yes, which brand is it?

How old are the pieces of jewellery/the watches? Older than 50 years?

Would you like to make further remarks about the collection?



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Download the questionnaires as a PDF file:

Stamps Questionnaire
Coins and Medals Questionnaire
Jewellery and Watches Questionnaire

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