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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...

Chamberlain’s Ticket to Munich Agreement Achieves £16,800 at Spink
Jul 18 2014

Today, 18th July 2014, Spink London held an auction of unique 'Postal History, Autographs and Historical Documents'.  From a varied selection of over 100 historically important items, the sale offered pieces of history from Napoleon Bonaparte to Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain. The most outstanding item to be featured was the British Airways flight ticket the then Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, was issued for his 1938 visit to Germany that resulted in the Munich agreement (Lot 3081). Th...

World Banknotes Exceed Estimates and Expectations at Spink
Jul 16 2014

On 16th July 2014, Spink London completed a two-day sale of 'World Banknotes'. In addition to over 1000 lots of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens, Spink offered established collections from Sune Persson and Steve Wright. The first day (15th July 2014) began with a comprehensive selection of banknotes from across the globe accumulated by the late Professor Sune Perrson, an eminent expert on the Middle East and avid collector for over 40 years.  A high...

Spink to Auction Medals Awarded to ‘Daisy’ Sismore, The Man Who Left Goering ‘Speechless in Berlin’
Jul 15 2014

On 24th July, Spink London will hold a diverse auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria, comprising 472 highly sought after lots. At the forefront of the sale are the decorations and medals awarded to Air Commodore E.B. 'Daisy' Sismore of the Royal Air Force, recognised as the R.A.F.'s finest wartime low-level navigator, and the man who planned and participated in some of the most daring raids of WWII.  Lot 52; Estimated £40,000 - £50,000  Born in Northampton...

Spink Auction Award Winning Philately
Jul 11 2014

Today, 11th July 2014, Spink completed an eventful three day Philatelic Collector's Series Sale that featured an award winning collection of Postal History, formed by Greg Francis, and exceptional Rhodesia issues from Cliff Wheatley.  The auction began with a fine selection from Great Britain, including over 70 lots of 1840 Penny Blacks, a wonderful group of Queen Elizabeth II errors and varieties with many rarities. Amongst highlights was a cover featuring a fine example of an 1840 1d. B...

Spink Achieve Fantastic Prices for British Europe in Second Vestey Collection
Jul 09 2014

On July 9th, Spink London held the second instalment from the important group of auctions to offer the Vestey Collection. Consisting of 444 rare and high quality items, the auction focused upon philately from Cyprus, Gibraltar, Long Island and Malta, featuring many rare single issue stamps, important essays and proofs and unique errors.  From the selection of Cyprus, highlights included a very rare 1880 1d. Plate 208 pair, one with overprint omitted (Lot 11), which realised £13,200 and a...

A Collection in Commemoration Offered at Spink
Jul 08 2014

Over the course of the 15th and 16th of July, Spink London will hold a sale of 'World Banknotes', featuring collections of world banknotes from Sune Persson and Isle of Man banknotes from Steve Wright in addition to over 1000 lots of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens. The auction commences with a half day devoted to a comprehensive collection of banknotes from across the globe accumulated by the late Professor Sune Perrson, an eminent expert on the Middle...

Philately from the Greg Francis & Cliff Wheatley Offered at Spink
Jul 07 2014

Spink is proud to announce that the July Philatelic Collector's Series Sale will feature an award winning collection of Postal History, formed by Greg Francis, and exceptional Rhodesia issues from Cliff Wheatley. Commencing with a fine selection from Great Britain, the first session will include over 70 lots of 1840 Penny Blacks, a wonderful group of Queen Elizabeth II errors and varieties with many rarities. Amongst these highlights is an attractive example of a £5 orange CB unmounted mint, e...