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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...

High Quality “G.R.I” Surcharges From The “Garrison” Collection Exceed Estimates at Spink
Jun 18 2014

On June 18th, Spink London held The "Garrison" Collection of New Guinea "G.R.I" Surcharges in a philatelic auction. The auction featured many major varieties and rarities of reoccupied New Guinea during the Great War, many having graced prestigious collections including that of the Marquess of Bute (1959) and Robert Gibbs (1988). Stamp Specialist, Nick Startup, comments; "Overall a good result where condition was pre-eminent over rarity. Where this was the case the results stood out". Featur...

Spink London Achieves Outstanding Results for Rhodesia Stamps
Jun 17 2014

On June 17th 2014, Spink London began a trio of back to back philatelic auctions with a sale of 'Rhodesia featuring Arms and Admiral Issues from the Vestey Collection'. This was the first in a series of ten auctions in eighteen months to be sold by order of the trustees at Spink.  The auction gained a huge amount of interest from collectors, whose competition enabled items to surpass estimates, and in many cases doubled them.     Stamp Specialist, David Parsons, commented; "The...

Spink to Hold Part III of The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and British Empire
Jun 06 2014

On June 19th, Spink London will hold The "Lionheart" Collection of Great Britain and the British Empire Part III, the latest in the series of auctions to be sold at Spink that feature an array of country lots, single item rarities and interesting collections. Following the great successes of Parts I and II of the "Lionheart" Collection held in 2013, Stamp Specialist, Tom Smith, comments "We eagerly await this instalment of the series and anticipate a lively sale". The 473 lot auction opens wi...

The "Garrison" Collection of New Guinea "G.R.I." Surcharges to be Offered at Spink
Jun 05 2014

On June 18th, Spink London will offer The "Garrison" Collection of New Guinea "G.R.I" Surcharges in philatelic auction. The collection features a fine selection of stamps and postal history from the "G.R.I" issues of reoccupied New Guinea during the Great War.  When the 1914-18 Great War broke out, the Commonwealth was asked to equip an expeditionary force to capture the German held areas of New Guinea.  From 25th September 1914 the Australian Imperial Forces captured stock of colo...

Rare Bonds & Shares to be Sold by Spink Switzerland
Jun 04 2014

On the 7th of June 2014, Spink Switzerland will be holding an auction of "Bonds and Share Certificates of the World".  The auction contains a diverse selection of rare and historically important items from Europe and the United States.  Highlights of the sale include lot 119, a bill of the exchange, 1756, for the supply of the North-American Expedition, signed by Benjamin Franklin, and lot 121, a eighth share certificate, 1787, issued by the famous French Compagnie des Indes, establ...

Spink to Auction Part II of the Gerald W. Jackson Collection of British Pennies
Jun 03 2014

Spink USA will auction the second part of the Gerald W. Jackson Collection of British Pennies during its Collector's Series Sale on June 17, 2014 in New York. The finale of the Jackson Collection, some 82 lots, made up primarily of Victorian Pennies, is marked by many great prizes, selected both for superior grade and rarity. Featured in the collection is one of the finest known examples of the very rare 1882 Penny (lot 1053), graded NGC MS 64 RB and estimated at $12,000-16,000. Other Victoria...

U.S. Assay $50 ‘Slug’ and Other Gold Rarities From the ‘Forest Park Collection’ to be Offered by Spink USA
Jun 03 2014

A handsome example of the much sought-after 1851 United States Assay Office $50 Gold "Slug" along with a number of other U.S. rare gold rarities will cross the block in New York on June 18 when Spink auctions the "Forest Park Collection". Formed largely in Philadelphia in the 1950's and 1960's, the collection features a wonderful selection of U.S. coins, medals, tokens, and paper money along with a select group of ancient and world coins. Historically significant and lovely, the Augustus Humbe...

Spink to Auction Rhodesia Arms and Admiral Issues from the Vestey Collection
Jun 03 2014

On June 17th, Spink London will hold a philatelic sale of Rhodesia Arms and Admiral Issues from the Vestey Collection, the first in a series of ten auctions to be sold by order of the trustees over the next eighteen months. The 342 lot auction opens with a selection of Rhodesia Arms Issues from the late 19th Century. Highlighted items include lot 24, an 1896 unique 4d. horizontal pair on a Cape issue with "COMPANY" omitted.  Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000, this is the only recorded mult...

Spink Sells Share in Privateer
May 30 2014

Today, May 30th, Spink London achieved a number of results well over estimate in an auction of 'Bonds & Share Certificates of the World'.  The sale offered a wide selection of 700 rare lots from across the globe, many of which have not been seen on the market for over eighteen years. Highlights included lot 378, a rare certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success 'and 'Speedwell' to the South Seas, both in charge of Captain John Clipperton (English pirate and Private...

Rare Bonds and Shares Offered at Spink London
May 22 2014

On May 30th, Spink London will hold an auction of Bonds & Share Certificates of the World. The sale will offer a diverse selection of rare material, with lots dating back to the eighteenth century and with many that haven't been seen on the market for thirty years.  Consisting of over 700 lots from across the globe, highlights include lot 378, a rare certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success' and 'Speedwell', in the charge of John Clipperton, to the South Seas.&nb...

Inverted Jenny Sells for $575k at Spink USA
May 21 2014

21st May, Spink USA sold one of the most recognised and desirable errors in all American philately, the 24c. Inverted Jenny. Sold in a single lot auction, the rare error from the J. E. Safra collection attracted Philatelists and Collectors to the scarce opportunity. The remarkable stamp is one of the finest and best preserved of the five recorded mint never hinged examples, featuring a beautifully rich and colourful print upon clean crisp paper which is complete with original gum. With subst...

Spink Sells Great Britain Rarities From the J. E. Safra Collection
May 15 2014

Today, 15th May, Spink London held 'The J. E. Safra Collection of Great Britain Rarities", completing two days of sales devoted to British Philatelic collectables.  The auction offered 91 lots, many of which have not been seen on the open market for over twenty years.  Amongst the highlights of the sale was lot 1006, an 1840 Mulready with a franked 1840 One Penny Black, Plate 1a PB and PC, and an 1840 Two Pence Blue horizontal strip of four.  Addressed to Mrs Jonna in Malta, e...

Fantastic British Rarities Sold at Spink London
May 14 2014

On 14th May 2014, Spink London held an auction of "Specialised Great Britain Stamps and Postal History". This was the first of two auctions, within a week, to showcase the finest and most intriguing British items available in the collectable stamp market. The auction offered 959 lots that ranged from Mulready envelopes to rare errors as well as a wide selection of One Penny Blacks.  The auction began with an assortment of Postal History and many rare and important items from Ireland. A...

Spink USA To Offer Desirable Error
May 08 2014

On May 21st 2014, Spink USA will offer the J. E. Safra 24c. Inverted Jenny, the most recognised and desired error in all of American philately, in a single lot auction. This rare error from the J. E. Safra collection is the finest of the five recorded mint never hinged examples. This particular gem has been graded VF-XF 85 and SSV Catalogue value is $1,000,000 for an example graded VF 80. Just one day after it was issued in May 1918, the stamp gained immediate attention from William T. Robey,...

Spink to Auction Rare Great Britain Philatelic Collection
Apr 30 2014

On May 14th and 15th, Spink London will hold two separate stamp auctions that will excite Philatelists and Collectors alike. Beginning with an auction of "Specialised Great Britain Stamps and Postal History" on 14th May.  The sale consists of 959 collectable items from Great Britain, ranging from Mulready envelopes to rare errors. It also offers a wide selection of One Penny Blacks.  Highlights include lot 449, a trial cancellation of a "V.R." Official Penny Black. This rare exampl...

Spink Auctions Important Battle of Britain Medal Group
Apr 24 2014

On the 24th April 2014, Spink London held a diverse auction of over 800 lots of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria.  The highlight of the auction was lot 10, the Battle of Britain decorations and medals awarded to Spitfire Ace, Air Commodore 'Ras' Berry (CBE, DSO, DFC and Bar).  Berry, a noted Battle of Britain pilot, was accredited with at least 14 victories in air combat and over 30 claims on enemy aircraft during 1940. Due to his ongoing service devoted to aerial...

Spink China raised a total of 29 million Yen
Apr 18 2014

  On 18th April 2014, Spink China raised a total of 29,080 million Yen in collaboration with the Amoreau family of Château le Puy, during a charity dinner and wine auction to support victims of the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Spink Achieves World Record for Egyptian Banknote
Apr 17 2014

On 15th, 16th and 17th of April, Spink London held its largest sale of World Banknotes. The auction attracted buyers from around the World to bid on over 2,200 lots of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens. The three day sale featured collections from a variety of countries; impressive results from Iraq and Libya with many of the notes selling above estimate. Spink Specialist Barnaby Faull, commented "The banknote market is in robust health, particularly in...

Important Battle of Britain Group Offered at Spink
Apr 14 2014

Spink London is thrilled to announce the sale of an important Battle of Britain group in their upcoming sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. The auction, which comprises of over 800 lots, will take place on 24 April 2014 at its London saleroom.  At the forefront of the sale are the decorations and medals awarded to Spitfire Ace, Air Commodore 'Ras' Berry (CBE, DSO, DFC and Bar), estimated at £80,000-£120,000. Berry was accredited with at least 14 victories in air co...