AB Philea (Philea inc.) was founded in 1988 and we have expanded our business in many ways since then. From being a small shop on the island of Södermalm in Stockholm to one of the largest auction houses in Scandinavia for philately and numismatics, with a number of stamp and coin auctions every year.
The numismatic part of the operation has become more and more important and our coin auctions also includes banknotes, medals, militaria, etc. The auctions are, however, still offering mostly philatelic material; stamps, covers, postcards, etc, of course including many collections and accumulations.
For our large worldwide client base we always endeavour to have a large international section in all our auctions and the descriptions in our sales are English throughout.
Two prestige auctions for stamps and – in the name of Myntkompaniet (see below) – two for coins are held as traditional auctions with parallel floor and live Internet bidding and professionally presented auction catalogues. In addition, we offer a number of International auctions with online live bidding.
Philea also values coin and stamp collections in order to support a consignment, for appraisals of estates and for insurance matters. We have a several experts within many different arreas of philately and numismatics.
Already from the beginning we worked on expanding our client base in order to reach as many collectors, consignors and dealers as possible. A way for us to reach this goal was through the acquisition of other companies (or their vital business) in the stamp and coin trade, including e.g. Kihlströms Frimärkshandel (the oldest stamp auction house in Sweden), Frimärkskompaniet, Lars-Tore Eriksson and NOVA frimärken (excluding auctions for postmarks).
We have also developed our IT system to make it more and more attractive and useful for both consignors and buyers, and we offer one of the most advanced system for online auctions in the business. You can read more about the system in the Help section.
Myntkompaniet is a registered trademark and part of AB Philea. Twice a year we arrange coin auctions with hundreds of interesting coins, banknotes and medals.
Myntkompaniet also deals in precious metals, mainly gold and silver bought from the general public or other dealers. Clients can easily access www.myntkompaniet.se to value coins and other items of gold and silver, at Mynkompaniet’s current purchase prices. All offered prices are net prices, without deductions for fees etc, and they are updated daily. For larger holdings of gold and silver please contact us to agree on terms separately.
Myntkompaniet and Philea participate in a number of shows and exhibitions for both coins and stamps, where we value collections, take on consignments and offer advice to collectors and consignors, and buy gold and silver items. At coin shows we also sell numismatic items.
It is in the pipeline to set up a webshop with thousands of items for sale at fixed prices, both for stamps and coins. More information will follow.
Philea has about 20 employees and cooperation partners in Sweden, with the main office in Stockholm. In addition we have offices in e.g Gothenburg, Svedala outside Malmö, Uppsala, etc. We also have an office in Helsinki, Finland.
Philea's/Myntkompaniet's staff, gathered in the yard at Svartensgatan.