Payment Information


 Successful Bidders will receive an email or postal invoice. We prefer to send invoices by email, if possible, so be sure to add your email address if you have one when bidding by post.

For those without email, notification will be by post or occasionally by phone, so be sure to include your phone number on the bid form. In these circumstances clients are encouraged to provide credit/debit card details or enclose a signed blank cheque marked “Not to Exceed (amount)” with their bid forms in order to avoid any undue delay to a prompt dispatch of their lots.

Payment Terms: payment should be made within [7] days of the invoice date by any of the following methods, using the invoice number as the payment reference;

Credit/Debit Card: We use the facilities of Worldpay to process your credit/debit card transaction securely. All communication between you and Worldpay is encrypted and can only be interpreted by Worldpay. When you make a payment through Worldpay on our web site, Airmail Collector will not have access of any kind to your card details. Email invoices will contain a ‘PAY NOW’ icon which will take you to the Worldpay site where you can make a completely secure and private payment. However, we will continue to take card details over the phone if you prefer to use this method.

 PayPal: Send PayPal total to

We accept payment by PayPal, but regret we have to add a 5% surcharge, as this is what PayPal charges us to use their service. All purchases paid for by PayPal must be shipped by Royal Mail Special Delivery (inland) or Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed For (overseas).

Non PayPal purchases under £50 may be shipped by uninsured 1st class mail, but such shipments will be at the buyer’s request and entirely at the buyer’s risk. Unfortunately this waiver does not apply to goods paid for by PayPal. It is a requirement of our arrangement with PayPal that all goods paid for in this way, irrespective of their value,  are shipped by a method which fully insures their value and allows tracking should the package be damaged or lost in transit. At the present time, for purchases under £50, this adds approximately £4.50 to the usual postage cost using other methods of payment.

Cheque: UK Sterling cheques only, made out to Airmail Collector. 

Bank Transfer: Account Name: Airmails Collector:  Sort Code: 40-16-15;   Acc No: 74034627;  IBAN GB36MIDL40161574034627;  BIC: MIDLGB2103K

We appreciate that clients may be absent from home due to business, holidays etc at the time our auction takes place and it therefore may not always be possible to strictly accord to this timetable. If this is the case, please inform us prior to the close of the auction and we will make appropriate arrangements to delay dispatching successful purchases.

Overdue Accounts

All payments must be made within ten days of receipt of goods or pro-forma invoice. Overdue accounts are charged 4% compound interest per month or part month.

Unpaid Accounts

We are grateful that bad debts prove to be very few and far between. However, there are always unpleasant and occasional exceptions to this rule. Entering bids at auction forms a valid and enforceable legal contract. We operate a strict policy in relation to unpaid invoices. If an account remains unpaid six weeks after the date of the sale in question we will have no option other than to instigate legal action to recover the debt. We also employ reciprocal arrangements with other auction houses in order to exchange information relating to bad debtors.