Frequently asked Questions
What currency is used in the Charles Leski Auctions catalogues?
All prices are expressed in Australian dollars by default (AUD$). We have also provided a handy currency converter, if the current rate for any other currency is needed.
What are the dates of forthcoming auctions?
The dates of the auctions are broadcast on the front page of the Charles Leski Auctions web site.
Catalogues are generally available 30 days prior to auction date, available in electronic form from this website, or in print form.
What are Charles Leski Auctions' commission rates?
Commission is payable by both buyers and sellers.
Buyers: Buyers Commission
Sellers: Sellers Commission
Is Charles Leski Auctions members of trade organisations?
Yes, we are members of the APTA (Australian Philatelic Trade Assoc.) and PTS London (Philatelic Traders Society) and conform to all their regulations.
Do I have to put a price on my own material?
NO, that's what you pay us commission for. Our expert valuers and describers will prepare your material and provide a pre-sale estimate.
How do I get my collection to Charles Leski Auctions?
Most collections or individual items can be sent by insured mail but it is best to contact us first for instructions.
For large or valuable lots we will travel ANYWHERE in Australia to take delivery and we frequently travel overseas to do valuations and to take delivery of material consigned for auction. We can also have items picked up by our nominated carriers.
Where can I get information about collecting?
We sell catalogues, handbooks and reference books.
Can I get back copies of the Charles Leski Auctions catalogues?
Yes, just ask and we'll send you a sample free of charge.
Does Charles Leski Auctions sell outright or do I have to wait until an auction ?
From time to time we have Private Treaty offerings of single items or collections for direct sale, or alternately you may like to send us details or your Want List and we may be able to supply from stock.
What do the symbols and abbreviations in the catalogues mean?
Symbols and Abbreviations are used in our catalogues to simplify information and provide it in a more concise format. Their meanings are listed here.