Inherited a Collection?

Our First Estimate is Free of Charge


Have you inherited stamps, coins, jewellery or watches which you wish to sell? Our first estimate is free of charge.

Please keep in mind that we will need as much information as possible when you first contact us by phone or email. This is the basis on which we provide individual and efficient advice right from the outset. Our questionnaire may help you to provide the necessary information. If it proves difficult for you to answer the questions properly, please make your choice from the following options:

Our trained and friendly employees will be pleased to help you identify and determine as many details as possible about your collection of stamps or coins. Please call 0041 71 923 77 44.

Use your digital camera or your smart phone to take pictures of the items you think are the oldest or the most valuable ones in your collection. Send us the pictures by email as a jpeg or pdf file along with your contact information.

As soon as our experts have examined the pictures we will be back to you and explain the further procedure. 

Stamps Questionnaire

Tell us more about your stamps


We will be pleased to help you with the estimate and sale of your collection of stamps. It would be very expedient, though, if you tried to get an idea regarding a few features of your collection before you get in touch with us. Accordingly, please fill in our questionnaire as precisely as you can.

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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Coins Questionnaire

Tell us more about your coins and medals


We are pleased to help you with the estimate and sale of your coins, medals or bank notes collection. It would be very expedient, though, if you tried to get and communicate an idea regarding a few features of your collection before you get in touch with us. Accordingly, please fill in our questionnaire as precisely as you can.

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?



How to send large files: Use www.wetransfer.com to send an unlimited number of large files via email – it's easy and it's free.


Jewellery and Watches Questionnaire

Tell us more about your jewellery and watches

We are pleased to help you with the estimate and sale of your jewellery and watches. It would be very expedient, though, if you tried to get and communicate an idea regarding a few features of your collection before you get in touch with us. Accordingly, please fill in our questionnaire as precisely as you can. 

Download the questionnaires as a PDF:

Stamps Questionnaires
Coins and Medals Questionnaires
Jewellery and Watches Questionnaires

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