DayOneCovers has an open policy on pricing.

We have a pricing policy both for buying and for selling.


We occasionally buy Benham covers direct from collectors. We aim to buy most of our covers at approximately 20% of the current Benham catalogue price, i.e. at approximately 40% of our selling price. If you want us to consider buying your unwanted Benham covers, send us a list first or email us at buying@dayonecovers.com but please read the following...

Note that  we are NOT currently buying any of the following Benham covers:

  • Benham Postcards
  • Benham Small Silk Sets
  • Benham covers with Gutter Pairs
  • Benham covers with single stamps
  • Benham Official Covers Series BOCS, BOCS(2), BOCS(3)
  • Benham Luxury Series BLS82, BLS83, BLS84
  • Benham Luxury Cover Series Main Covers (BLCSa) BLCS01a - BLCS199a
  • Benham Luxury Cover Series Alternate (b) Covers (BLCSb) BLCS01b - BLCS199b
  • Benham Gold 500 series Main covers (GOLD) GOLD01 - GOLD200
  • Benham Definitives Main Covers D01 - D200
  • Benham Railway Covers before 1995
  • Benham Coin Covers, signed or unsigned EXCEPT Sovereign Covers.

Note that  we are NOT currently buying any of the following covers:

  • Royal Mail covers
  • Cotswold covers
  • RAF covers



We sell most of our covers at approximately half the current Benham catalogue price, except for covers catalogued over 50, and recent covers (from the last few years), which we sell for two-thirds the current Benham catalogue price. There are a very small number of exceptions to this general rule.

Payment may be made in cash (sterling, US dollars and euros),  by personal cheque drawn on a UK bank or UK postal order. We do NOT accept international money orders or cheques drawn on non-UK banks.

Please make cheques etc. payable to "John R. Chidgey"

We are sorry that, due to high merchant costs, we have decided to stop accepting payment by credit and debit cards directly.

You can, however, use your credit or debit card to pay us through PayPal. Please ask for details..

We accept PayPal without additional charge: Our email address for PayPal payments is "dayonecovers@hotmail.com".

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We no longer accept NoChex:

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All covers are clean and packaged, and subject to availability. Any cover which fails to give complete satisfaction can be returned within thirty days of purchase.

We charge 2.00 per order for packing and postage within the UK, no matter how many covers are sent.

Postage and packing to Europe is 3.00 and to the Rest of the World is 4.00 for single covers.

For larger purchase, international postage and packing is at cost. Please ask us for details.


If you would like to see a scan of any cover, please email us

For details on how to order, click here.

This page was last updated: 22/05/13