Tim Francis

Tim Francis

Director, Auctioneer and Principal Buyer

Tim graduated with a honors degree in Medieval History from Sheffield University and after six months of travelling entered the stamp trade with Stephen W. Braham Ltd in 1982. Tim then proceeded to join Royale Stamp Company where he specialised in buying and selling Great Britain and Commonwealth material. In 1994 Tim joined forces with Rick and Britt Warren to establish Apex. Tim can easily assist you with all of your Great Britain and British Commonwealth requirements, travelling frequently for buying trips abroad, particularly in the US and Western Europe. You're sure to see him on the podium at our Public Auctions.


Tel: 0207 495 9497

Rick Warren

Rick Warren

Director, Valuer and Describer

Before co-founding Apex with Tim Francis in 1994, Rick worked for a number of other stamp businesses, principally Eaststamps Ltd, Harry Allen and B. Alan Ltd. If you include 'at least a dozen others' you get the picture that Rick served a very extensive apprenticeship. His knowledge of philately is very extensive - Great Britain, modern - errors and varieties, general Commonwealth and Western Europe (especially France, Germany and Switzerland).

Joshua Barber

Administrator

Hailing from Cornwall originally, Josh is the newest member of the team and is nearly always your first point of contact. He assists in all aspects of the everyday organisation of Apex, but more specifically with the Auctions. He is fairly new to the philatelic community but has already proved himself to be invaluable, showing a keen interest in stamps and a perceptive insight into collectors wants.


Tel: 0207 495 9497

Colin Avery

Colin Avery

Auctions Manager

Colin started his career working for Ross Shields and joined Apex in July 2011, after 14 years with Stanley Gibbons Ltd, where he worked his way up to an Auctions Manager, often assisting with buying. 


Tel: 0207 495 9497

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