Direct sales or consignment to auction houses or stamp dealers are good methods of selling stamp collections, according to Arpin Philately. Auction house consignments offer sellers the greatest potential price, but sellers commonly pay auction houses a percentage of the selling price.
Directly selling stamp collections to dealers is often a good choice, because dealers are always looking for new inventory and payment is immediate. Dealers also accept stamp collections through consignment and sell to other collectors for a percentage of the selling price. Directly selling to other collectors, selling through the Internet and selling collections at stamp shows are other methods of selling but require in-depth knowledge of the collections to receive fair value.