Collecticus is a fun way for like-minded enthusiasts to broaden their enjoyment of collecting. We provide postal and internet auctions that bring together buyers and sellers from all across the country, creating an incredibly strong market, and arguably the best buying and selling community for collectors.
If you would like to sell your own items, then you can subscribe to Collecticus. The cost is just £2 per issue, and you can subscribe for 6 or 12 months.
The monthly magazine is fantastic value: Whether you are a buyer or seller, collecting for fun or as an investment, our analysis of market trends could help you make future purchasing decisions.
Bid with confidence: The condition of items sold in Collecticus auctions are graded, and descriptions provide additional information, so you can be sure you are buying great quality collectables at great prices.
Bid with ease: Bid by post or via our easy-to-use website. It couldn’t be simpler; you specify the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item, and our computer will bid on your behalf in 10p increments only when necessary, enabling you to win the item at the best possible price.
Bid from home: You do not need to travel to any auction houses. All of our auctions are featured on the website, and almost all of the items are featured in the monthly magazine too, allowing you to bid from home at your leisure. There has never been a more convenient way to build a collection.
Honest prices: The final hammer price of every item featured in Collecticus auctions will be determined by the bids that have been placed by interested parties, giving you great opportunities for acquiring bargains.
Low start prices: All of our start prices (the minimum price for which a lot can be sold) are set low, and there are no reserve prices. That means, if an item has a start price of £1 and you are the only bidder, you will win the item for just £1, regardless of how much you were prepared to pay.
No postage charges: The start price for every item includes all postage and packing charges.
Collecticus covers almost every kind of collectable imaginable, from matchbox labels to Matchbox cars, from Oxo tins to tinplate toys, and from headed paper to paperweights. However, Collecticus is also proud to incorporate specialist auctions for items such as tax discs.
Great value: For one low listing fee you can provide a 20-word description, a photograph, and a start price for your item. Your lot will then appear in the magazine and on our website, giving you TWO ways to advertise your items for the price of one.
Simple to use: Send your lot descriptions through the post, or send details via our website.
Secure: The highest bidder for your item will send payment directly to us. Once the payment has cleared with our bank we will forward you the money (less a 10% commission), and only once you have received the payment from us will you be asked to send the item to the buyer.
Unlimited: As long as you are a Collecticus subscriber there is absolutely no limit to the number of items that you can sell (subject to a listing fee for each lot submitted).
Watching Values: In every magazine we discuss some of the most interesting sales from a previous auction. Not only do these reports focus on the things that are selling well, but they will also draw attention to anything that seems to be suffering a dip in interest. Why are some things selling better than others, and what items offer a good potential investment? Our findings can really help you make sound decisions when you are looking to buy and sell similar items to those that are featured.
Auction Results: The final hammer price of every item listed in an issue will appear in a subsequent issue, and the magazines can quickly build into an informative resource that will help you track market trends.