Apex Philatelics - Stamp Auctioneers
Apex is a British auction house specialising in stamps, postal history and autographs. As part of the Noble Investments (UK) PLC Group we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm involved with the trading and auctioning of philatelics and we occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's and fine art and collectibles specialists Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
Foundation and Ownership
Apex Philatelics Ltd was established in 1994 by Rick and Brigitte Warren and Tim Francis to trade as Apex Philatelic Auctions.
The merger of A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd with Noble Investments (UK) PLC in 2005, and the subsequent acquisitions by them of Apex Philatelics in 2008 and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in 2012, has seen the company expanded to become a formidable player operating at the forefront of the global collectibles market.
In 2008 Apex HQ moved from Surrey to the London based retail premises of Baldwin's. Trading continues from both their London and Lingfield offices.
At close of business 31 August 2010 all trade and assets of Apex Philatelics Ltd, a fellow subsidiary of Noble Investments (UK) PLC, were transferred to A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd.
2011 saw Apex recruit two new members of their specialist/management team to assist with the expansion of the business.
Apex Philatelics trades principally as philatelic auctioneers, with both public and postal/internet only sales held between 3 and 4 times each year respectively.
2010 saw Apex hold their first Public London auction of stamps and postal history.
In addition, Apex sells directly to both dealers and collectors and operates a traditional retail stamp approvals service, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Expertise and Services
Apex offers a complete package for any stamp collector or investor, employing a team of skilled and experienced specialists and consultants.
The Apex team of specialists cover all areas of UK and world stamps, postal history and autographs and are well known and respected within the philatelic community.
Apex pride themselves on the personable and professional service they provide for their clients.