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Great British Rarities Sold at Spink London
Apr 14 2014

On the 14th of April, Spink London auctioned The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Great Britain, the second collection sold on their behalf by Spink this year. The sale offered some of the rarest stamps of Great Britain from Queen Victoria to King George IV. An early highlight of the auction was lot 7, a two pence blue in violet-blue upon lavender tinted paper. The stamp was printed with an exceptionally fresh colour and was dated 1851. It realised a price of £21,600 (including buye...

Spink's Largest Banknote Sale
Apr 04 2014

During the 15th, 16th and 17th of April, Spink London will be holding a sale of World Banknotes comprised of over 2,200 lots from a vast array of countries. The three day auction is the biggest sale of its kind Spink has held.   Packed with hundreds of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens, the sale will be spilt into two catalogues; the first two days devoted to World Banknotes and the final day featuring British Banknotes.   Spink Banknote Speci...

Spink China Sets Numismatic Standards
Apr 03 2014

On 2nd April, Spink China auctioned hundreds of banknotes, coins and bonds and shares in the Numismatic Collector's Series Sale.   The star lot was a 1926 Republic of China silver dollar featuring a design of Chang Cho Lin, the Manchurian warlord assassinated by the Japanese in 1928, which realised HK$1,380,000 (including buyer's premium).                Lot  371 Realised Price: HK$1,380,000     Other highlights include...

Spink to Auction Great British Rarities
Apr 03 2014

On the 14th of April, Spink London is pleased to offer The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Great Britain, a sale consisting of over 100 lots including some of Britain's rarest stamps. Dr Joanne and Dr Edward Dauer have compiled their collection with guidance of Sonny Hagendorf of the Columbian Stamp Company. As their exclusive agent, Hagendorf selected every stamp to create a collection of the highest quality. A noteworthy item of this collection is lot 7, an impressive two pence b...

Spink Sets New World Record for a English Silver Coin
Mar 27 2014

On March 27th, Spink sold the finest known example of the Reddite, an extremely rare silver Crown for a world record breaking price of £396,000.  The Reddite Crown is from the second part of the Glenister collection and is the twin of the The Petition Crown, which sold for £207,000 at Spink in 2007.  The Reddite, a superb pattern crown of 1663 was designed by Thomas Simon and carried a pre-sale estimate of £100,000-£120,000. Having received much attention from collectors and dealers...

Spink Sells Islamic Rarities
Mar 26 2014

During the morning of March 26th, Spink London began two days of auctions devoted to Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. Opening with the 'Khalifa' Collection of Islamic coins, the auction room showcased a selection of fresh and unusual material that is rarely offered in the western Islamic coin market. Formed over many years by a dedicated collector, buyers online, on telephone, absentee bidders as well as bidders present in the auction room witnessed hundreds of rar...

Spink to Auction Asia's Finest
Mar 24 2014

At 1pm on the 2nd of April, Spink China's new Numismatic staff will, for the first time collaboratively, offer a wide selection of bonds, coins and banknotes. Hundreds of banknotes, coins and bonds and shares will be up for auction in the Numismatic Collector's Series Sale held in Hong Kong.  Containing a wide mix of items with provenances ranging from long time collectors to the Numismatic trade and banknote archives.  There are many highlights of the sale, including lot 108, a Sh...

An Evening of Superior Spirits to Raise Your Spirit
Mar 14 2014

On the 20th of March 2014, Spink China will hold an evening sale of 'Exceptional Spirits and Collectible Accessories'. Starting at 6PM, 155 Lots of Whisky, Cognac and Armagnac from around the world will draw the attention of connoisseurs and collectors from across the globe.   Spink Specialist, Anna Lee, draws upon the connotations of the word spirit; "There is certainly a beautiful connection between them and when it comes to old and rare whisky and cognac…there seems to be a spiritua...

Exceptional Results for Single Vendor Stamp Sales
Mar 13 2014

During the 12th and 13th of March, Spink London held two philatelic sales showcasing postal history from the late 1800's, selling thousands of pounds worth of perforated issues, important blocks, fascinating forgeries and rare errors.   Starting off the two strong sales was 'The Anglo-Boer War, Featuring Occupation and Siege Issues, The Harry Birkhead Collection'. This was the finest and the most comprehensive collection of mail relating to sieges of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) The s...

A Two Day Treasure Trove
Feb 28 2014

On the 26th and 27th of March, Spink London are excited to announce two days of prestigious coins sales, Both sales, amounting to over a thousand lots, are comprised of an array of high quality Ancient and World coins and medals. Day one will commence at 10am with The "Khalifa" Collection of Islamic Coins, an independently formed collection containing an abundance of new material from obscure dynasties that have rarely been seen on the market, some of which have not yet been recorded or publi...

Spink to Auction Most Remarkable British Coin
Feb 28 2014

In London on the afternoon of 27 March, Spink will auction the finest known example of the Reddite, an extremely rare and remarkable silver  Crown, in a sale of Ancient, English and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The Reddite Crown, takes its name for the Latin inscription on the edge of coin. It was struck for exhibition to Charles II in 1663 to enable Thomas Simon, the finest medallist and seal engraver of the time, to demonstrate his skill. At the time, new technology was being...

Preserving the Past
Feb 21 2014

Spink London takes their first steps into Spring with two high quality stamp auctions showcasing moments of ephemeral postal history from the late 1800's. Wednesday 12th March will begin the two days of Philatelic sales with "Anglo-Boer War, 1899 - 1902 Featuring Occupation & Siege Issues; "The Harry Birkhead Collection". The collection was formerly the late Harry Birkhead, Honorary Life President of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa and Honorary Life Member of the Anglo-Boer War...

Three Days of Successful Philatelic Sales at Spink
Jan 30 2014

Spink is delighted to kick off the 2014 with three whole days of successful Philatelic sales from around the globe. Two strong collections featured items that attracted bidders old and new, joining us over the phone with many more bidding live online via Spink Live, which continues to attract attention across the globe. To greet the New Year, Spink began with 'The Award Winning "Medina" Collection of India, Part IV'.  This sale is the fourth in the series of sales devoted to the remarkab...

Exceeding Optimistc Opportunities
Jan 25 2014

On the 25th of January, Spink Switzerland paid homage to all types of philatelic treasures in 3 notably successful sales, selling hundreds of thousands worth of remarkable stamps, covers, autographs and postal history, going beyond expectations. The philately began with a diverse Collector's Series Sale encompassing a massive 1192 lots. The sale featured a number of splendid highlights from around the world, with some estimates being greatly surpassed as rarities passed on to new owners. Of n...

New York January Coin Sale to Feature Noteworthy Rarities
Dec 13 2013

The Spink Collector's Series sale in NY, January 14-15 2014, will feature the Gerald W. Jackson Collection of British Pennies. The collection is largely made up of a select group of Hammered types and late 18th Century onwards large Coppers. Hammered highlights include: An East Anglian Sceat or Transitional Penny of Beonna (749-760 or later). Less than a handful of these Interlace types are known and should be considered the first silver Penny of East Anglia. A unique Hiberno-Nors...

Exceptional Results for Great Britain Stamps and Postal History at Spink
Dec 12 2013

Spink is delighted to have rounded off our year of stamp sales with such a successful auction. Today over 1300 lots of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History went under the hammer in London, from perforated issues and important blocks to fascinating forgeries and rare errors.   Especially popular was the Great Britain 1867-80 2/- brown, QK-QL, imperforate horizontal pair, lot 796, which sold for sold for £22,800.   Other highlights include Lot 502, a famous cover and a unique...

Spink to Sell German WWII Propaganda Forgeries of GB Stamps
Dec 06 2013

On the 12th of December, 1300 lots of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History will be going under the hammer at Spink. These include an important and fascinating series of German Propaganda World War II Forgeries of British Stamps.     In the above example (Lot 1081), the Queen Mother has been replaced by an image of Stalin.   These remarkable stamps were forged in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp by specialist printers also forging £5 banknotes with the intention of damag...

Exceptional World Banknotes Exceed Estimates at Spink
Dec 06 2013

Spink has this week enjoyed a successful end to the year's calendar of banknote auctions, with many of the 1250 lots surpassing their estimates.   The star of the show was the Qatar & Dubai 25 Riyals (Lot 794), which garnered significant interest before selling for £31,200, well over its starting price.     A very rare and desirable note, the Qatar & Dubai Currency Board 25 Riyals opened today's auction with a flourish, and was one of a number of notes that stood o...

Bruce Lee Artefacts Fetch Over 2 Million HK$ at Spink China
Dec 05 2013

After tremendous interest worldwide, Spink China's Bruce Lee Memorabilia Sale has surpassed the estimate of almost every lot, sometimes by hundreds of thousands. The sale total passed 2 million HK$ with just fourteen lots.   This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Bruce Lee's death, and today Spink celebrated his remarkable life with a collection of memorabilia ranging from highly collectable autographs to personal clothing, jewellery and iconic weapons.   The room was packed...

Roman Coins and Roubles Sell Well Above Estimate at Spink
Dec 03 2013

In London early this week, Spink sold upwards of 1000 Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals, including a number of Roman Aurei coins that surpassed their estimates by many thousands.   A wide range of high quality and historic World Coins sold strongly with high prices achieved for rare Polish and Russian coins.   Lot 516 Price Realised: £24,000   Lot 488 Price Realised: £6,240   Lot 485 Price Realised: £43,200   Day 2 focused on Br...