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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...

Spink Hong Kong Welcomes Tommy Chau
Jul 04 2014

It is with great pleasure that Spink welcomed Tommy Chau to join our Philatelic Team on 2nd July 2014 Tommy has been a stamp collector for over two-and-a-half decades. In addition to his successful financial career in a CPA role, he took up the challenge as a professional auctioneer for 3 years, allowing himself to be known by most of the keen players in the trade. Speaking of our new specialist, Chairman and CEO, Olivier D Stocker commented "Spink has taken another big step forward since my...

A New Record for Spink Fine Wines
Jul 04 2014

Today, 4th July, Spink Fine Wines held an evening auction of rare cognac, whiskies and other spirits in Hong Kong.  The sale, amassed of 136 valuable and collectable items, garnered interest from spirits aficionados and collectors, as well as connoisseurs, who are looking for alternative types of investments and see in the bullish spirits market the opportunity for great returns.    Pioneering the sale of casks in public auction, Spink successfully sold a full cask of Macallan...

Spink London to Offer a Second Vestey Collection
Jul 03 2014

On July 9th, Spink London will hold a philatelic sale of "British Europe Including Long Island from the Vestey Collection", a second session from the important group of auctions offering the Vestey Collection, by Order of the Trustees. The 444 lot auction commences with a selection of rare single issue stamps, important essays and proofs from Cyprus. Highlights include a fine and very rare 1880 1d. Plate 208 pair, one with omitted overprint, estimated £10,000 - £12,000 (Lot 11), and an impress...

Spink London Offers a "Peace" of History
Jul 03 2014

On July 18th, Spink London is proud to announce a sale of 'Postal History, Autographs and Historical Documents'.  From a varied selection of over 100 lots, the auction offers items of important historic value that are as relevant today as when they were created.  One of which includes the British Airways Ltd. flight ticket "The Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain" was issued during his notorious 1938 trip to the infamous Munich conference (3081).  During this, the late Prime Minister...

A Second Macallan Cask Offered by Spink Fine Wines
Jun 30 2014

On July 4th, Spink Fine Wines are delighted to offer an evening sale of Cognac, Whiskies and Other Spirits, which notably includes authentic Romano Levi Grappa and an original cask of The Macallan 1991, Sherry Butt. From a collection of 136 high quality lots, Spink champion authenticity whilst carefully selecting the best rare spirits from around the World. Sourcing ex-château or directly from the closest customers and partners, Spink aim to optimize the traceability of what they offer in auct...

Exceptional Results for Gupta Coins at Spink
Jun 25 2014

On June 25th, Spink London held an auction of 'Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals', a varied 800 lot auction that covered almost every genre of numismatics.  Split into two sections, the auction opened with a session of historical collections and single lot items from Ancient Greece and Rome to contemporary proof sets and British milled coins. Some of the most interesting items offered in the morning session were a collection of gold coins from the Gupta Empire...

Historic Gold Coins of India Resurface at Spink
Jun 19 2014

Spink are offering a varied selection of Indian coins at their London auction on 25thJune.  One of the most interesting sections of the auction is an unexpected discovery in an old family collection of a group of over 20 gold coins from the Gupta dynasty dating from the 4th and 5th centuries AD.  The group includes many scarce and iconic issues such as that featuring Samudragupta playing a lyre (lot 271). The king was accomplished in the arts of music and poetry, and here he is...

Part III of the “Lionheart” Collection Sold at Spink
Jun 19 2014

On June 19th, Spink London concluded a trio of stamp auctions with the "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part III. This was latest in the series of auctions sold by Spink to feature an array of country lots, single item rarities and interesting collections. Following the great successes of Part I and II of the "Lionheart" Collection, held in 2013, Part III was met with wide spread interest from bidders long before the sale and on the day through Spink Live, telephone...