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Spink Hires Three Numismatic Experts in Hong Kong Office
Oct 23 2013

Just a month after the move of Chairman and CEO Olivier D. Stocker to Hong Kong, Spink is delighted to announce the hiring of three senior numismatic experts who are well known to the Hong Kong and Mainland China collecting community. Dr Kelvin Cheung, Paul Chow and Kin Choi Cheung total between themselves over 50 years of experience. They will be based in Hong Kong and bring their expertise in Chinese Banknotes, Coins, Medals, and Bonds and Share certificates. Speaking of this major growth...

Spink to Offer Most Important Bermuda Stamps in Recent History
Oct 17 2013

On 22 October, some of the rarest Bermudan stamps on the market will go under the hammer in Spink's London auction room. This wonderful collection, formed by Dr. the Hon. David Saul, former Premier and Minister of Finance of Bermuda, contains many remarkable items. The sale will begin with a Crowned Circle from Hamilton and then has no less than four of the Postmasters' stamps, the most notable being Perot's first issue examples in both red and black.   Lot 2 The Postmasters' Stamps, W....

Part III of Award-Winning “Medina” Stamp Collection for Sale at Spink
Oct 17 2013

On 23 October 2013, Spink will be offering the third in a series of auctions for this remarkable holding of India. The sale will commence with a good group of the 1852 Scinde Dawk issue with all three colours represented. The 1854 issue includes a wonderful 9½ arches ½a. essay corner block of ten.   Lot 1016 1854, Half Anna 9½ Arches Essay Estimate: £24,000-26,000 Not an opportunity to be missed, the above is believed to be the largest remaining block in this shade. A good array of th...

Unique Opportunity to Acquire Important British Empire Revenues at Spink
Oct 17 2013

On the 23rd of October, Spink will be offering a unique opportunity to acquire important revenues, essays, proofs, issued stamps and documents from selected British Empire countries including Ceylon, East Africa and Sierra Leone. Highlights include possibly the greatest gem of Revenue philately - a unique £100 Kenya and Uganda 1922-27 block of four, estimated at £8,000-10,000.   Above: Lot 1623 Also on offer is a very rare 1937 issue from Kenya, the largest recorded multiple of its ki...

Spink to Sell South African Stamp Collection Hidden From Market for 20 Years
Oct 17 2013

Spink is proud to present the collection of Union of South African stamps accumulated by the late J.B. Bloom, to be auctioned on 24 October 2013. It is a remarkable collection, the result of many treasured years, and contains some of the rarest South African stamps on the market today. J.B. Bloom, a pharmacist born in South Africa, embarked upon a fruitful interest in philately from an early age, and in 1983 was awarded a gold medal at a philatelic exhibition in Durban (Natal). He has mentored...

£6 Million Realised During Two Weeks of World Records at Spink
Oct 09 2013

Spink has started Autumn in London with a remarkable two weeks of world records, historic rarities, and almost £6 million in numismatic sales. We are delighted to announce a number of record-breaking figures for some extraordinary coins and banknotes. Some of the rarest items on the market have gone under the hammer over the past weeks, spread across six sales.   WORLD RECORD FOR A TRIPURA COIN AT AUCTION Sold for £21,600 on 24 September Tripura, Durga Manikya(1809-13), Mohur  &nb...

Record-Breaking Week for Banknotes at Spink
Oct 04 2013

We are proud to announce that the Government of Iraq specimen 50 fils, sold at Spink on Wednesday, is a world record for an Iraqi banknote at auction. This was one of a number of notes sold this week for record-breaking prices. Today's African banknotes - the remarkable collection by Ibrahim Salem - attracted bidders from around the world. The collection included some of the most beautiful, intriguing African banknotes on the market, and resulted in an array of noteworthy highlights. Lot 39...

Kennedy Assassination Wire Copy Offered at Spink USA
Oct 03 2013

Spink's October 9th and 10th New York Collector's Series sale features some of the most historically important items of the year. These include wire copy from one of the most remembered events in American history - the assassination of Kennedy, John Fitzgerald "Jack" (JFK) (1917-1963), thirty-fifth President of the United States.  The lot is an archive of Associated Press Wire Copy from November 22, 1963, covering 24 hours of news as it came into an Iowa newsroom that day over a news ti...

Exceptional Results at Spink for Rare World Banknotes
Oct 03 2013

A memorable week at Spink has continued with a World Banknotes sale spanning two eventful days. It is the biggest and most diverse world note sale in recent history and featured some truly remarkable items. The sale included fantastic collections of Egypt, India and South Africa, the Alan Cole collection of Romania, and the extensive John Glynn collection of World Notes.  Many of the notes sold for many thousands above estimate, including the following eye-catching highlights.   &...

A Golden Age for Coin Auctions at Spink
Oct 02 2013

Yesterday afternoon, Spink sold almost £2 million of rare world coins. The sale featured 600 lots from around the world, including superb rarities from Italy, Spain and Transylvania. With many of the coins in the sale coming from a collection formed between the wars, there was huge interest from many European collectors and dealers. This led to intensive bidding with the best lots seeing impressive prices.   Among the afternoon's considerable highlights were several coins that received a...

Rarities on Offer at Spink Switzerland’s Inaugral Bonds & Shares Auction
Sep 27 2013

On the 19th of October 2013, Spink Switzerland will be holding its inaugral Bonds & Share Certificates sale to further expand Spink into the continental European market. In 2011, Spink aquired Swiss stamp specialist Investphila. This year, a cooperation was made with Hiwepa AG, the market leader for bonds and shares in Switzerland. Spink Switzerland has also welcomed Dr. Peter Christen onto its specialist team, one of the best connoisseurs of collectable bonds and shares. He has put toget...

Further Success for Nicholas Rhodes Coins at Spink
Sep 26 2013

A busy season for Spink's record-breaking coin department continued this week with two exemplary sales - the North East Indian Coins from the Nicholas Rhodes Collection Part I, and Indian, Islamic, British and Anglo-Gallic Coins and Commemorative Medals. Tuesday's North East Indian Coin Sale featured over 500 coins from a region that has earned increasing interest from collectors. After the success of last month's Tibetan Coins from the Nicholas Rhodes Collection in Hong Kong, which achieved r...

Unmissable Chance to Buy Unique Banknotes at Spink
Sep 25 2013

On the 2nd and 3rd of October, Spink will be holding a major banknote auction featuring over 2000 lots. This will include the Alan Cole collection of Romania, the extensive John Glynn collection of World Notes, and unique Egypt and South Africa collections. The rarities to be offered at the sale include an original pair of Number 1 notes from the Falkland Islands. One of these, the £1, is the first Government note ever issued in the Falkland Islands.   Lot 527 Government of the Falkland...

Extremely Rare Gold Coins to Come Back Onto Market at Spink
Sep 24 2013

A collection of extremely rare gold coins, assembled in the 1920s and 1930s, is to come back onto the market in the Spink World Coin auction in London on the 1ST of October. Among the highlights is a splendid Dodici doppie e mezza (12½-Doppia) of Genoa dated 1638. This coin was known to the compilers of the Corpus of Italian Coins (volume III published in 1912) only through a description in a 19th century sale catalogue, and experts have speculated as to whether the coin really existed or not...

Huge Collection of North East Indian Coins for Sale at Spink
Sep 18 2013

Last month, Spink achieved record prices for the Tibetan coins of Nicholas Rhodes. This month, on the 24th of September in London, we are proud to be selling another one of his eminent collections - coins of North East India. This is the first half of a huge and comprehensive collection of coins from Tripura, Cooch Behar, Kachar, Manipur, Jaintiapur, Assam and Ladakh. The sale will also include some earlier prototype coins of the Sultans of Bengal. Highlights include great rarities expected t...

Season's Best Offering of British Coins at Spink
Sep 18 2013

Spink's Autumn sale of British coins will take place on September 25th. This is the best selection of English, Scottish, Irish and Anglo-Gallic coins offered in London this season. Included in the sale is part II of the Ross Blakey collection of Tudor coins with good examples of many denominations and rarities including an Edward VI gold Crown and an Elizabeth I 'portcullis money' 4 Testerns of 1601, struck for use by the East India Company in its first ventures. Above: Lot 464 Elizabeth I,...

Spink to Sell Notable British East Africa and Uganda Philatelic Collection
Aug 29 2013

On the 10th of September in London, Spink will be selling one of the finest collections of British East Africa and 1898-1902 Uganda issues ever formed. George T. Krieger is a philatelist and photographer living in California. He has published over 50 philatelic articles and has won numerous significant awards for his remarkable collections. His British East Africa and Uganda collection includes some great rarities. For example, an 1890 Eastern Telegraph Company Limited printed envelope regist...

Tibetan Coins Achieve Record Prices at Spink China
Aug 21 2013

In today's Hong Kong auction, Spink sold the highly praised Nicholas Rhodes Tibetan coin collection. This included some extremely rare coins, many of which surpassed their estimated values and achieved record prices. Bidders were keen to take advantage of this unique opportunity to own coins of such significant historical, cultural and aesthetic value. The auction continued long into the evening and made for a successful, memorable sale. Coin specialist Barbara Mears said: "I believe this is...

Medals of Sir Thomas Ussher Break World Record at Spink
Jul 25 2013

Today in London, 448 lots of British and Foreign Orders, Decorations, and Medals went under the hammer. The sale received considerable international interest, and the morning began with a buzzing room of bidders, as well as countless clients joining us online and by phone. The sale featured many items of tremendous historical and aesthetic appeal, each one of them telling a unique and personal story of valour, loyalty, and often dramatic military adventure. Generating the most interest in the...

A Royal Proclamation at Spink
Jul 17 2013

Above: A rare Queen Anne broadside proclamation with Royal Coat of Arms at head. Notification of, by an act of the British Parliament, the establishment of a foreign section of the British Post Office. It is the only example in private hands. Estimated to fetch US$20,000 A 1711 proclamation by Her Majesty Queen Anne (1665 -1714) that saw an act of parliament implement the first ever general post office system in Great Britain is to be offered for sale in Spink's Collector's Se...