PPHSGB Member Auctions

Auctions from the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain on eBay offer Postal History and philately from the Arctic and Antarctic from many different polar collecting areas. Items are submitted by members of the society but all collectors can bid. The PHSGB receives 10% of the net proceeds!

January PPHSGB Online Auction 4th February

The first online PPHSGB auction of the year finished on Sunday 2nd February with polar material being targeted at Antarctic collectors. The main interest was in a signed postcard by a member of the Roald Amundsen 1910-1912 Fram expedition which sold for £172. Covers from the Norwegian British Swedish expedition of 1949-1952 sold for £46 and £13 while several Antarctic postcards achieved good results .
Bidders can view all results of the auction in the PPHSGB auction folder

November PPHSGB Online Auction December 1st 2019

The final online PPHSGB auction of the year finished on December 1st. Due to the time of the year every item in this auction related to The North Pole in celebration of that great polar collector, Father Christmas. Of the 20 items in the auction 19 sold with the final sales total reaching £591. The rare registered cover sent from Roald Amundsen's Maud Expedition sold for £190, a postcard showing the Fram arriving back in Norway on the Second Fram Expedition in 1902 went for £51, a damaged but historically interesting cover from the Ziegler Polar expedition of 1903 reached £32.25 and a postcard showing the depot of the Andree Balloon expedition sold for £46.

All final prices can be seen in the PPHSGB auctions folder here

Roald Amundsen Maud North Pole Expedition 1922 Sold for £190

October PPHSGB Online Auction Finished on October 27th

The second online auction of the society finished on October 27th. The stationery from Scott's Discovery expedition sold for £260, a signed postcard from Fridtjof Nansen sold for £155 and several better Falkland Islands and British Antarctic Expedition covers found new homes! There were seventy six bids and eight winning bidders. The total value of the auction was £507.

Details of all PPHSGB auctions can be seen in the PPHSGB auction folder here

If a member wishes to submit polar items for a future PPHSGB auction please contact the webmaster or fill in the auction form below.

The Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain trialled their first online auction in September through this website and on eBay. The aim is to provide a service to members, both in buying and selling polar items, as well as promoting the society through the very popular eBay website.

Items have already been selected for the first two auction, however members will have the opportunity to submit items for future auctions. Some points to remember!

  • The Polar Postal History Society has set  up an eBay account - polarpostalhistoryauction
  • Auction items will be listed on eBay and featured on this website
  • Only active society members will be able to submit items for listing
  • Listed items should have a minimum value of £5
  • To maximise the number of bidders, both members and non- members will be able to bid on items
  • Any relevant polar item can be submitted - for example, categories such as postal history, stamps, postcards, books or maps
  • Items should be submitted using the form below. Sellers are responsible for the accuracy of the details!
  • The listing on the website and on eBay will be done by the webmaster
  • Auction items will be available to potential bidders for a fixed period, either seven or ten days 
  • On completion of an auction, sellers will be sent details of the winning bidders for their items
  • Polar items will remain with the seller who will be responsible for posting to the winning bidder on completion
  • All payments from bidders and to sellers will be made by PayPal
  • On receipt of a payment from a winning bidder a  contribution of 10% will be paid to the Polar Postal History Society to raise funds for future polar events
  • Sellers will then receive the remaining payment less a deduction for actual eBay listing fees
  • Happy selling (and buying!)