Trevor Chinery is one of the UK’s leading experts in the arenas of Philately (stamps) and Deltiology (postcards), with over 25 years’ experience as both a dealer and collector.
His credentials in the field are second to none. As well as being a member of the Royal Philatelic Society, the Philatelic Trade Society and the West Indies Study Circle, he is owner of the Philatelic Auction Agency – the largest of its kind in the UK. With this comes strong connections across the globe and Trevor regularly attends many international exhibitions. This places him in a strong position to access the latest prices for accurate valuations. His connections at a regional level were consolidated by a period ending in 2020 running the stamp department at Tennants of Leyburn.
As an avid collector himself, Trevor has a tremendous enthusiasm for the subject that makes his knowledge accessible to all levels of collecting, whether this is for a single stamp purchase worth a few pounds or a collection valued into the thousands.
Over the years, he has helped many clients build their collections from basic to gold medal standard and has handled the sale of some major philatelic items and unusual finds in this fascinating area.
As head of the auction house’s Department of Stamps, Postcards and Postal History, he is keen to establish Elstob & Elstob as the leading destination for philatelic collectors and dealers in the North of England.