Wardrop & Co. Ltd. are proud members of the PTS, and was founded in 1979 by John Wardrop, who had been arranging specialist insurances for philatelic and numismatic collectors and dealers for many years. Acting on behalf of Harmers Insurance Agency Ltd, whose insurance facility had originally been placed with certain underwriters at Lloyd's of London in the early nineteen seventies, by John's younger brother Tom.
In 1985, John resigned from the broking house that handled the facility and by that time, he had formed a close working and personal relationship with Bernard Harmer and Ray Haffner of Harmers of London. The Harmer family owned Harmers Insurance Agency ltd and ran it as a separate entity from the famous auction house.
On John's departure from his previous company, he received a request from Bernard Harmer and Ray Haffner to continue to act on their behalf and manage a similar facility.
Support was required from different underwriters, as his previous company continued to run their own facility, this was obtained and the vast majority of clients transferred to the new arrangement.
It was Bernard who requested John to form the new company, he and Christopher Harmer served as directors of Wardrop & Co. ltd. for the first two years of its existence, to ensure a smooth transition of the client base and goodwill, Ray Haffner remains a director to this day.
John's elder son, Chris, understudied his father for 11 years and was appointed to the board in April 2018, he has been responsible for the running of the company since his father's passing in 2019, and has grown the business by adding the Household and High Net Worth line, Dan Bates joined in 2012 and is responsible for accounts and claims, Naomi Court joined in November 2017 and is responsible for client relationships, liaison with underwriters and the LLoyd's broker, on whose behalf of Tom Wardrop, is authorised to place business.
Want to find out more, why not pick up a leaflet and contact the team at Stampex on stand U1.
Philasearch has launched an exciting online show space for Stampex to support the physical show taking place at the Business Design Centre, London, next week (27th September - 30th September). This new online space for stamp shows allows individuals access to all the benefits of the Philasearch platform and will enable collectors to search all participating dealers and then Click & Collect at the show.
Philasearch x Stampex will allow visitors
And finally, it's FREE to register and browse, so there is no reason why you shouldn't jump online now… philasearch.com
Franz Fedra: "We are often asked what makes us so special. The main difference from other online sites is our usability. All visitors can shop on Philasearch through their favourite dealer and their area of expertise. They will also be able to click and collect directly to Stampex, and they will be able to chat with the dealer to make special requests. It also opens up the show to a wider audience, not just those who can attend but those individuals all around the world. I hope Stampex is just the first show to use this concept.'
The Stampex online shop on Philasearch is available to shop now. www.philasearch.com change link to philasearch Stampex event
Philasearch is the leading international online platform offering a unique 'One Stop Shop' for collectors to search and shop online. Their unique coding system enables collectors to find wanted items as soon as they are listed. www.philasearch.com
The Glasgow Stamp Shop are delighted to announce the launch of two new wonderful collectors books. Each comes free with purchase of the relevant stamps. Worlds 1st 4 stamps, 1840 1d Black, 2d Blue, 1841 1d Red and 2d Blue. Penny Black book, which is supplied with the 12 x 1d Blacks, one from each plate
Unlike anything else produced before this book - free with purchases of the above stamps - can be personalised with your initials.
It has taken Austin Carroll from The Glasgow Stamp Shop 18 months to create, write, patent and launch the book. It is available in several languages including English, German, French, Italian, Mandarin.
There will be a full range of books available at Stampex.
This is a wonderful collectors item.
For more information head to stand 16
Great to see this headline https://www.sberatel.info/en/fair-collector/
Record number of exhibitors heading to the Sberatel fair this weekend.The largest gathering of collectors in Central and Eastern Europe will take place from 8 to 9 September at the PVA Expo Prague.
This year, 35 companies are coming to Prague for the first time, joining more than two hundred exhibitors heading to the fair every year. The organisers are again expecting 10,000 visitors who will be able to buy stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards, minerals, precious stones, but also old stocks, advertisements, autographs, posters and other collectible material.
Read more https://www.sberatel.info/en/fair-collector/
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