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Scale of Charges


SINGLE CERTIFICATE: White or Pink (Genuine or Forged) - catalogue value** up to £2,000 …...……….………...……….………...……….………...…..£40.00
Genuine item, catalogue value over £1,250 ….……………  2% of catalogue value

SET* CERTIFICATE: White or Pink (All genuine or all forged) - catalogue value up to £6,000 ….………………...……….………...……….………...…£120.00
Genuine set, catalogue value** over £6,000 ….……………  2% of catalogue value

SHORT CERTIFICATE: (Common or damaged stamp - issued at the discretion of the Committee)..………………...……….………...……….………...… £20.00

*A single Certificate for a complete set of 4 or more items, listed as such by SG, all used, or all unused, and listed as such by SG. The Committee reserves the right to charge surcharged or overprinted sets as single items, or as groups, as appropriate. Where sets contain both genuine and forged stamps, Certificates will be issued and charges made at the discretion of the Expert Committee. Perfed Specimen sets (Victory, &c) are usually charged as a single stamp.
**SG catalogue value - or most recent auction realisation (including buyer’s premium) whichever is the greater, to a maximum charge of £1600.00, though this figure may be subject to increase for truly exceptional items.
• Charges for stamps not listed in the Catalogue, or the value of which is greatly enhanced when on cover or in multiples, or for stamps which are genuine but repaired - will be assessed by the Chairman of the Expert Committee.
• GB “Official” stamps: These items are subject to a surcharge of £17.50 for the use of specialist equipment.
• If no opinion can be expressed, there will be no charge other than return postage.
• The right will be reserved to charge extra for items involving extensive research and enquiry but, whenever practical the Expert Committee Secretary will obtain the submitter’s approval prior to the incurring of additional expense.
• Once submitted and logged into the system, with all the routine work that that entails, items may not be withdrawn save in exceptional circumstances. In such cases the Committee reserve the right to levy a charge no less than 50% of the potential certificate cost.
• In the absence of instructions to the contrary, all items will be returned by Special Delivery or (overseas) by Airsure/International Signed For, the cost of such postage, packing, etc., being charged to the submitter.
V.A.T.: All invoices, except those relating to items received direct from and returned direct to submitters outside the E.U., will be subject to Value Added Tax at the current rate. Invoices for items received from submitters resident in E.U. countries (other than the United Kingdom), who are registered philatelic traders and who have furnished BPAE Ltd with their registration numbers, will not attract V.A.T.

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