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Spink China Breaks New Records for Middle East Material
Oct 10 2014

On 10th October 2014, Spink China held an eventful evening sale offering the remarkable collection of Indian Postal Agencies in the Persian Gulf Area assembled over many years by the well-known collector and student of this area; the late Alan Parsons FRPSL. The majority of lots achieved incredible prices that surpassed estimates by the thousands. Setting new records for Middle East material, Spink raised the bar to a new level within this genre of stamp collecting. Amongst the many highlight...

Iconic Banknotes Gain Equally Impressive Prices at Spink
Oct 02 2014

From the 30th September until the 2nd October 2014, Spink London held its flagship auction of World Banknotes for this year. Over the three days, an astonishing catalogue of over 2200 lots was auctioned to achieve numerous impressive results, many well above their pre-sale estimate. The first two days were devoted to material from a multitude of sources. Highlights included a 50 piastres note from the National Bank of Egypt (Lot 482).  This early note from 1899 includes the exceptionally...

Spink China to Offer Fine Historical Philately
Oct 01 2014

On 11th of October, Spink China will auction a diverse selection of stamps, surcharges and postal history dating back to Imperial China. One of the many historically important items amongst the hundreds of lots on offer is the 1980 Year of the Monkey from the People's Republic of China in a complete sheet of eighty (Lot 869). This fine sheet is expected to achieve HK$1,000,000-1,100,000. Lot 869 Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,100,000 (detail)   Highlights also include a fine and v...

Spink London to Auction the Greatest Rarity in Australian Philately
Sep 30 2014

Spink London is thrilled to announce the sale of one of the most prized rarities in all Australian Philately; a corner block of the prepared but never issued, Edward VIII 2d. stamps.  Offered on 16th October 2014, amongst other items of the Australian Commonwealth specifically selected from the outstanding Vestey collection and sold by the order of Trustees, the unique block is expected to realise between £200,000 - £300,000. During the reign of King Edward VIII in 1936, the Governor of...

Spink London to Auction the Greatest Rarity in Australian Philately (1)
Sep 30 2014

Offered on 16th October 2014, amongst other items of the Australian Commonwealth specifically selected from the outstanding Vestey collection and sold by the order of Trustees, the unique block is expected to realise between £200,000 - £300,000. During the reign of King Edward VIII in 1936, the Governor of Victoria, Lord Huntingfield, visited the Note and Stamp Printing Branch of the Commonwealth of Australia. After witnessing the printing process of the then new King Edward VIII is...

Spink To Offer Philatelic Tribute to Alan Parsons
Sep 29 2014

On 10th October 2014, Spink China will auction a remarkable collection of Indian Postal Agencies in the Persian Gulf Area assembled over many years by the well-known collector and student of this area; the late Alan Parsons FRPSL. President of the India Study Circle for 8 years, Alan Parsons is best remembered for his award winning displays of Persian Gulf Postal History and collections of Eastbourne, Gibraltar, Malta, Morocco Agencies, Pondicherry and Zanzibar. Spink Specialist, David Parson...

Spink Auction Rare British Stamps of Outstanding Quality
Sep 25 2014

On 25th September 2014, Spink London held an auction of exceptional British philately, specifically selected from the outstanding collection amassed by Lord Vestey and sold by order of the Trustees. From a choice selection of 258 rarities, items ranged from issues of Queen Victoria through to King Edward VII and King George V. Offering stamps of the upmost rarity and uniqueness, the auction allowed collectors and philatelists the opportunity to own items that rarely come onto the market. With...

Historical Gold Coins Realise Exceptional Prices at Spink
Sep 23 2014

Today, 23rd September 2014, Spink London completed two days of varied numismatic sales featuring 'Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals'. Estimates were exceeded, in many cases doubled, from a wide range of historic coins of the highest quality. Most notably was a 5-Guinea from the reign of Charles II, dated 1674 with edge dated VICESIMO QVINTO (Lot 404). Amazingly, this date and edge combination has not been recorded in any public or private collection before, making t...

Iconic Banknotes from Around the World Offered by Spink
Sep 23 2014

Following the success of World Banknotes sale in July, Spink London will hold its flagship sale, a three day auction of World Banknotes, from the 30th September to 2nd October 2014. Amongst an impressive range of over 2200 notes, essays, specimens and archive groups from around the world, the auction will feature notable collections from Maurice Muszynski, one of the most prominent French paper money collectors and experts in the field.  Divided into two catalogues, the first two days ar...

Rare Stamp and Covers of South East Asia Offered by Spink
Sep 20 2014

Following a successful auction offering items from the Singapore Philatelic Museum Handling Collection, Spink Asia held an auction of over 1000 lots of stamps and covers from South East Easia at the Singapore Hilton, 20th September 2014. Offered amongst rare issues, envelopes and postal history was the award winning collection from Peter Cockbur, Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society, a meticulously researched and written-up collection covering all aspects of the Revenue collecting side of ph...

Spink Fine Wines Reveal New Limited Edition Cognac In Partnership with LOUIS XIII de Remy Martin
Sep 19 2014

On 19th of September 2014, Spink Fine Wines & Spirits held their second annual edition of auction of Fine Wines, Cognacs and Other Spirits in Singapore over the Grand Prix Weekend where a group of connoisseurs and collectors gathered to view and bid for a spectacular curation of fine wines and spirits Held in collaboration with LOUIS XIII de Remy Martin, the most prestigious name in the whole of Cognac, this special auction offered valuable limited editions and old collectable decanters, w...

Spink to Offer Outstanding Collection of British Philately
Sep 18 2014

On 25th September 2014, Spink London will offer a range of exceptional British philately from the reigns of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, specifically selected from the Vestey Collection and sold by order of the Trustees. Opening with an outstanding selection of important items from Queen Victoria, Spink will offer the famous 1840 2d. Bisect with both halves of the same stamp, one on its original cover and the other on a separate piece. With only 5 examples of this rare Bi...

Spink to Offer The Peter Cockburn Award Winning Collection
Sep 16 2014

Spink Asia is proud to announce an auction of 'Stamps and Covers of South East Asia' at the Singapore Hilton on 20th September 2014. Offered with over 1000 lots of South East Asian philately will be the award-winning collection of Straits Settlements and Malayan States Revenue Stamps formed by Peter Cockburn, Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society. This meticulously researched and written-up collection covers all aspects of the Revenue collecting side of philately. Auction highlights include...

Spink to Auction Exceptional Anglo Saxon & English Medieval Gold Coins
Sep 12 2014

During the annual COINEX week, Spink London will hold a two day auction of 'Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals', a varied sale of over 1200 lots that covers almost every genre in coin numismatics. Spanning over two days, September 22nd and 23rd, the first session includes a splendid array of English hammered gold coins. Highlights include no less than three Sovereigns of Henry VIII (lots 52, 53, and 275), other Sovereigns of Edward VI (lot 65), Mary (lot 69), and El...

Spink Fine Wines' Annual Singapore Sale in Partnership with LOUIS XIII de Remy Martin
Sep 05 2014

Spink Fine Wines are glad to announce the second edition of their annual Fine Wines, Cognacs and Other Spirits auction in Singapore which will take place this year at the Hilton Singapore Hotel on 19th September at 7.00pm.  This year, Spink Fine Wines are honoured to collaborate with LOUIS XIII de Remy Martin, the most evocative name in the whole of Cognac. Sourced from the private collections of Spink's most esteemed clients, the auction will offer valuable limited editions and old colle...

First Two Victoria Crosses Awarded For The Great War Displayed Together For The First Time Ever
Sep 05 2014

A moment of history: Spink will re-unite the first two Victoria Crosses awarded during WWI, to Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Sidney Godley, as part of a unique exhibition focusing upon the tumultuous first four months of the conflict. Recently the subject of a BBC programme, Our World War- the first day, the story of how the actions of Dease and Godley helped hold up the German Army is dramatically told. Both men were subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest gallantry a...

Outstanding Results From Spink China
Aug 22 2014

On 21st of August, Spink China auctioned hundreds of banknotes, coins and bonds and shares, with wide ranging provenances, in Spink's Numismatic Collector's Series.  In total, 1,514 lots were offered to collectors and numismatists with many lots exceeding estimates and expectations. The new Spink China showroom was packed with bidders for the sale.  The auction opened with a grand collection of ancient Chinese coinage that had been verified by independent grading companies.  Hi...

Medals Awarded to R.A.F.'s Finest Wartime Low-Level Navigator 'Daisy' Sismore, Exceeds Estimates at Spink
Jul 24 2014

Today, 24th July 2014, Spink London held an auction of historically important Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. The auction, comprised of 472 lots, generated significant interest in a number of important medals and medal groups which resulted in remarkable realised prices. At the forefront of the successful auction were the decorations and medals awarded to the R.A.F.'s finest wartime low-level navigator, Air Commodore E. B. 'Daisy' Sismore. Amongst the ma...

Medals Awarded to R.A.F.'s Finest Wartime Low-level Navigator, 'Daisy' Sismore, Exceed Estimate at Spink
Jul 24 2014

Today, 24th July 2014, Spink London held an auction of historically important Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria.  The auction, comprised of 472 lots, generated significant interest in a number of important medals and medal groups which resulted in remarkable realised prices. At the forefront of the successful auction were the decorations and medals awarded to the R.A.F.'s finest wartime low-level navigator, Air Commodore E. B. 'Daisy' Sismore.     Amongs...

Spink to Auction Stamps from the Singapore Philatelic Museum Handling Collection
Jul 21 2014

In addition to the annual philatelic sale in Singapore, Spink are proud to announce a Sale of Stamps from the Singapore Philatelic Museum Handling Collection, on the 20th  September 2014. Comprising of 52 highly sought-after lots, the auction features complete mint sheets, booklets and Revenue stamps, offering clients to bid for items that rarely come onto the market and the unique opportunity to acquire remarkable items of Singapore philately. Opening the sale are fourteen lots of compl...