John Bull today

John Bull, established in 1977, is the longest running auction house in Hong Kong dedicated to stamps, coins and banknotes. John Bull is a proud member of the Global Philatelic Network with four sister companies located in the US and Europe. Our partners include H.R. Harmer in the United States, Corinphila in Switzerland and the Netherlands, and Heinrich Köhler in Germany.
The Global Philatelic Network publishes the exclusive EDITION D'OR® book series that beautifully present a philatelist's life work.
John Bull is a full service auction firm. We conduct regular public auctions of stamps, coins and banknotes in Hong Kong 2-3 times a year. In addition, we maintain offices and full time staff in Hong Kong. Our staff is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English.



Outstanding catalogues

We create full-color catalogues, compete with outstanding illustrations and elaborate detailed descriptions. Though we naturally specialize in all Hong Kong and Chinese issues, we also always have strong offers in most other Asian materials including Taiwan, Macau, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore etc. We are also very famous for always offering major selection of intact collections, accumulations and mixed lots.




38 years of business

With over 38 years of doing business in auctions, our mailing list is the envy of the industry. Not only do we have clients in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau, but we also have many clients in Japan, US, Europe and elsewhere.