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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On July 18th, Spink London is proud to announce a sale of 'Postal History, Autographs and Historical Documents'.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...

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...