Generally speaking we price our stamps and covers for a percentage of standard catalogue prices for material that is listed, with the percentage depending on the grade of the item. What follows are general guidelines that we follow in setting our prices. Generally in instances where we deviate from these guidelines we will explain in our descriptions what the rationale for our pricing is. Our aim is to price most mid-range and high value material for an amount that will, when discount coupons are applied, most closely approximate what you can expect to pay at auction. A very important consideration to us is consistency: we want to be able to offer the same prices consistently for comparable stamps, so that you can be assured of receiving the same value for your money, no matter when you choose to shop with us.
Canada and British North America
For Canadian material, our pricing depends on what period the stamps are from, whether or not they are basic stamps, or specialized varieties and whether or not the stamps are hinged. The following tables outline the percentages of Unitrade that we usually apply in determining our prices:
1851-1897 and Provinces