Realised $12,553

Realised $15,542

Realised $10,520

Realised $17,335

Upcoming Auction Dates


Mowbray Collectables is New Zealand's leading philatelic and numismatic auction house. 

Postal stamp auctions are held monthly, with sale catalogues mailed out to about 3,500 customers world-wide. 

We typically hold major public auctions of stamps and coins/banknotes/medals twice each year, as well as an annual Direct Sale fixed price list of stamp items.

Principal Officers

The company employs 14 staff. Additionally the major shareholder and Managing Director, John Mowbray, leads both its philatelic and business management.

Since his boyhood days, collecting stamps and then beginning to buy and sell them whilst at college, John has achieved a number of "firsts" in his career. In 1978 he became the first member of the NZSDA to hold an auctioneers license and in attending the London World Stamp Exhibition in 1980 his company was the first NZ stamp dealer to have a stand at an international exhibition. In the following year J R Mowbray (Philatelist) won the Wellington region Air New Zealand Enterprise Award and was a finalist in the National Awards.

John was elected President of the NZ Stamp Dealers Association in 1983 and President of the International Federation of Stamp Dealers Associations in 1990-92.

David Galt, Director of Coins, Banknotes and Medals leads the numismatic business.  He has also been President of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand since 2006.

Maintaining an International Presence

The company's mailing list now totals over 5,000 customers with more than 50% of these being resident in countries outside New Zealand. The company is based in Otaki, a small semi-rural township, about 55 minutes drive north of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.  Widespread use of email and internet makes it easy to deal on a truly international basis with each customer, no matter where, receiving individual attention.

Attendance at international stamp and coin shows is important to the company's continued long term growth. They are opportunities to increase our customer base, sell material and, just as importantly, source items for our postal auction sales. The company has had stands at international exhibitions in many overseas cities. 

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