Shields Stamps & Coins


We are Honary Life members of Australasian Philatelic Traders Association 

Shields are Hon Life members of APTA


We are also members of  Brighton Stamp Club (Australia); Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria (Australia); Ephemera Society (Australia). 

Sell to us

Do you have a collection you wish to sell?

At Shields Stamps and Coins we provide on the spot appraisals of stamps, coins, banknotes, medals, post cards, sport memorabilia and a range of other collectables. Please feel free to drop into our shop at 52 Burgundy Street Heidelberg any time between 11am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday. No appointment required. We will make an offer on any worthwile lot. If you have 20 or more albums of stamps you need to be prepared to leave them with us, or you need to arrange a separate time by calling us on 94595953. We have our own carpark and can help you carry your collection from your car. We look at lots every day so are very use to valuing items. 


Common questions when selling to us


You can trust us!

We have been buying Collections for over 35 years. Our business has won many awards and our opinion is highly sought. Tony Shields was an expert on Radio 3AW Antique and Collectables show for over 25 years. As members of numerous industry associations we promise you the team at Shields will look after you with integrity, knowledge and friendliness. 


Can I bring everything together?

We have made thousands of purchase over the years. We buy boxes, suitcases and car loads regularly. No lot is too big. We encourage you to bring everything you have in one go. No appointment is required unless you have a larger lot ie a car load or bootload. Ring first to make sure.


How long will it take?

Most collections don’t take more than a few minutes. If it will take longer you’re welcome to leave it with us and go for a coffee in Burgundy Street.  We don’t want to waste your time or ours, so we are efficient and realistic with our offers. 

Should I clean the items first?

NO!! Never clean anything without an expert looking at it first. If for example you cleaned a coin you could instantly reduce its value. Likewise if you have old stamps on envelopes or postcards, DO NOT TEAR THEM OFF. Sometimes they are worth much more on envelopes, so let us check first!!

What do I need to provide to sell to you?

As a registered second hand dealer we are required to fill in our purchases book. In order to purchase something we require photo id from the seller.