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We are happy to accept orders for 10 items or less by phone on 01732 743387, but prefer orders for more than 10 items in writing.

These may be made either by post, by fax on 01732 465651 or
email any enquiries to sales@balanstamps.co.uk

A *downloadable order form     *available soon

Due to the high costs of processing orders we respectfully request a minimum order value of £10 (excluding postage and packing costs).

 

Payment

Full payment must be included with your order, unless you are an established account customer. We accept payment by cash, cheque, bank transfer, or most major credit or debit cards – American Express, Mastercard, or Visa. To pay by card, please quote the full card number, expiry date, security code (usually the 3 digits found on the signature strip on the reverse of the card for Mastercard and Visa or the four digits found towards the top-right on the front of American Express cards that are printed but not embossed), and start date (when available), and name and address of the cardholder as shown on your statement. We are happy to supply banking details on request if you wish to directly transfer your payment into our account.

Payment by Credit Card

Overseas customers
We prefer payment by credit or debit card as listed above, cheque drawn on a U.K. bank or by cash in pounds sterling. If payment must be made in a foreign currency or by cheque drawn on an overseas bank, please add £15 (or the equivalent) to cover the bank costs we incur in converting this.

Spread Payment
We are happy to consider spread payment on orders in excess off £500.00 to assist larger purchases from the Items Selected From Stock lists only. Payment would normally be split over 2 or 3 months, dependent on the items and value involved, and the goods would be despatched upon receipt of the final payment. For further details, or to discuss specific requirements, please call us.

 

Postage and Shipping

Inland:
Orders over £100 are supplied post free by first class mail (orders of over £250 are sent by Signed For Recorded Delivery and over £1,000 by Special Delivery Post) and are fully insured. Please allow £1.50 on orders below £100. If you specifically require an order to be posted by a premium service when less than the above limits please add £1.20 for Signed For Recorded ­Delivery or £7.00 for Special Delivery.

Europe:
Airmail £3.00, Registered airmail £9.00

Overseas:
Airmail £4.75, Registered airmail £10.75
 

Orders are processed as soon as is possible and usually despatched within 7 working days of the receipt of the order, if in stock. Where items are out of stock, we will always endeavour to source new stock, but this will inevitably add to the time taken to process the order. If you have supplied us with an e-mail address, we will inform you of any such delay.
 

Condition

All items offered in lists from this site are offered in fresh and fine condition, unless otherwise stated. Single stamps, coil strips and booklets are all supplied unmounted mint, with good perfs all round. Used stamps are neatly cancelled on or off piece (recent self-adhesives can only be supplied on piece due to the permanent nature of the gum). First Day Covers and PHQ card FDIs are supplied unaddressed but with peelable address labels.

 

 

 

Smilers Sheet - B.Alan Stamps Ltd

 

Terms of Business
All items priced in these lists were in stock at the time of initial publication (apart from archive issues of Variety Club News), but are offered strictly subject to availability. We reserve the right to vary prices without notice, subject to prevailing market rates. If goods ordered have increased in price, they are supplied on the basis of being returnable for a full and immediate refund, if we are notified within 10 days of receipt. All items supplied by us are guaranteed genuine. They remain the property of B.Alan Ltd, until paid for in full.
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with any item supplied, you are free to return the item to us (at your cost) within 14 days for a full refund, assuming that the goods are in the same condition as originally supplied. We reserve the right to refuse a refund for any item that is damaged or has been changed in anyway.

Catalogue Numbering
Catalogue numbers for each item are included in italic type contained in square brackets at the end of each description. Dependent upon the category, different catalogues have been used to aid identification. The relevant catalogues are detailed below:

Commemoratives: Stanley Gibbons GB Concise (current edition) unless prefixed “Spec” when GB Specialised Vol 3 (11th edition) or Vol 5 (3rd Edition) have been used.

Wildings & pre-decimal Regionals: Stanley Gibbons GB Specialised Vol 3 (11th Edition)

Machins, Booklets, Castle High Values & Decimal Regionals:
Connoisseur Catalogue Online edition (single stamps) or 10th Edition (Booklets, cylinder or plate blocks)

Acknowledgements
Numbering systems used for both vending, folded and prestige booklets and panes, and for panes and type classifications when referring to window booklets are copyright of the Modern British Philatelic Circle (Membership Secretary A.J.Wilkins, 3 Buttermere Close, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3SD, U.K.) and reproduced with their permission. Acknowledgement of copyright is also given to D.G.A.Myall (2 Elizabeth Avenue, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5BA, U.K.) for his use of “S”, “N” and “I” series coding for short, notched and inset phosphor bands.

 

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