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Spink Completes Sale of Market’s Largest Provincial Banknote Collection
Jul 17 2013

Today was the final sale of the famous David Kirch Collection, the most expansive collection of provincial banknotes ever seen on the market. This collection featured a huge number of fascinating and historically significant banknotes from across the country, and this afternoon's auction was a fitting end to the sales, with several items topping one thousand pounds. These remarkable banknotes continue to attract nationwide attention, the collection being so vast that collectors were able to fi...

Stamp Block Reconstructed After 113 Years Exceeds Estimate at Spink
Jul 15 2013

Thursday was the final day in London's most recent Collector's Series Sale, featuring over 2300 lots of historical, cultural and aesthetic value. This was a unique opportunity to obtain items that had never before been seen on the philatelic market. A number received significant global interest and sold for above the estimated price. Among these was one of the most important items of Bechuanaland philately. The 1891 Cape of Good Hope reconstructed block of six sold for £25,000. Spink's stamps...

Historically Important Naval & Air Force Medals for Sale at Spink
Jul 12 2013

On the 25th of July 2013 in London, Spink's record-breaking medals department will be selling a wide range of British and Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals. These include the unique K.C.H. and Five Clasp Naval General Service Medal Group awarded to Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Thomas Ussher, the man who conveyed Napoleon to start his exile on Elba.   Above: Lot 62 Sir Thomas Ussher was an extraordinary individual. Known for always leading from the front, even when injured and on c...

Spink China Success as Historically Important Medal Sells for HK$ 8,640,000
Jul 08 2013

This weekend, Spink China's Hong Kong offices sold the historically important Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun, attributed to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. It sold for an astounding HK$ 8,640,000.   Above: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun, the central medallion portraying the Chinese Sun on a blue background surrounded by a band of gold, the reverse officially numbered in Chinese characters "Special One". The Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun w...

Final Sale of Record-Breaking Banknote Collection
Jul 08 2013

On the 17th of July 2013, Spink will be holding the fourth and final auction of the highly celebrated David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes. It is the largest collection of provincial banknotes to ever come on to the market, and it has gathered massive interest from collectors. This legendary series of sales is soon to come to a memorable end. The collection was amassed by David Kirch, a private collector currently at the top of the Sunday Times Giving List. All proceeds from...

Chinese Bond Sells for Well Above Estimate
Jun 24 2013

CHINESE BOND SELLS FOR WELL ABOVE ESTIMATE On the 7th of June, a number of much sought-after bonds and share certificates sold at Spink for well above their estimates. Many of these were from the "London" collection of China, a remarkable series with significant cultural and historical value, several of which have been so far unique on the market. A Chinese Imperial Government £100 bond of 1877 earned considerable interest in the run-up to the auction and despite its conservative estimate o...

Design for the Coinage that Never Happened
Jun 17 2013

DESIGN FOR THE COINAGE THAT NEVER HAPPENED The 26th and 27th of June 2013 Spink coin auction in London, set over two days, will see 875 lots go under the hammer, including a number of historically significant items. These include the design for a proposed Crown for Edward VIII which was never issued - a unique pair of separate tin strikings of the obverse and reverse designs made in 1936 while Edward was King.  It is expected to fetch £25,000-35,000. The obverse, by T. Humphrey Paget,...

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink
Jun 13 2013

RARE TIBETAN COINS AT SPINK Spink are delighted to announce the auction dates for the remarkable and historic Nicholas Rhodes Collection. The collection features a number of extremely rare items, some of which are expected to reach record prices. Nicholas Rhodes built a collection of coins, banknotes and stamps concentrated on the core areas of Tibet, Assam and Nepal.  The first part of this extensive collection, the Tibetan coins, will be auctioned by Spink in Hong Kong on 21st August...

A World View at Spink
Feb 15 2013

A WORLD VIEW AT SPINK   OUTSTANDING AUCTION OF WORLD CURRENCY TO BE HELD IN LONDON 10TH & 11TH APRIL 2013     London. February 15, 2013. One of the rarest and most desirable banknotes in the world is set to steal the limelight of Spink's World Banknotes auctionon April 10 & 11th, 2013. A 1929 Palestine £100 specimen, numbered amongst the greatest rarities in banknote collecting, is estimated to fetch between £80,000-120,000.   In superb condition the not...

Envelope Addressed to First Commander of the Future South Africa: Jan Van Riebeeck to Go Under the Hammer at Spink
Feb 12 2013

ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO FIRST COMMANDER OF THE FUTURE SOUTH AFRICA: JAN VAN RIEBEECK TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT SPINK         LONDON. February 12, 2013. Spink & Son Ltdare pleased to offer a spectacular testament to the vibrant history of South Africa. An envelope addressed to the founder of the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652: Jan Van Riebeeck, First Commander of Council at the Cape from 1652-1662, is to be offered at auction. Estimated to fetch between...

One Of the Most Sought After Stamps of 19th Century Philately Exceeds Its Auction Estimate At Spink
Jan 23 2013

ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER STAMPS OF 19TH CENTURY PHILATELY EXCEEDS ITS AUCTION ESTIMATE AT SPINK         LONDON. 23th January, 2013. TodaySpink & Son Ltdsold one of the most legendary philatelic rarities in the world for £69,600 way above its pre-sale low estimate of £50,000.The 1854 Inverted Head Four Annas of Indiais a postage stamp cherished and highly sought-after by stamp collectors around the globe and thee was much competition in the room and on the tele...

One Of the Most Sought After Stamps of 19th Century Philately To Go Up For Sale At Spink In London
Jan 18 2013

ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER STAMPS OF 19TH CENTURY PHILATELY TO GO UP FOR SALE AT SPINK IN LONDON             LONDON. 18th January, 2013.Spink & Son Ltdare delighted to be able to offer one of the most legendary philatelic rarities in the world:The 1854 Inverted Head Four Annas of India, a postage stamp cherished and highly sought-after by stamp collectors around the globe.   The famous 1854 issues of India were lithographed in Calcutta at the...

Spink Continues To Build Its Presence In Asia
Jan 14 2013

SPINK CONTINUES TO BUILD ITS PRESENCE IN ASIA   GOOD RESULTS REPORTED FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY MIZUHARA COLLECTION OF KOREAN STAMPS &  SPINK'S BONDS, BANKNOTES & COIN SALES & TOP PRICES ACHIEVED FOR OUTSTANDING WINES           An 1897 envelope from the Russian Border Committee achieved HK$1,080,000         London. January  14,  2013. Private collectors, specialists and stamp enthusiasts were offered the...

Spink Appoints Top Specialist to Develop its Fine Wine Division
Jan 13 2013

SPINK APPOINTS TOP SPECIALIST TO DEVELOP ITS FINE WINE DIVISION                             Guillaume Willk-Fabia     LONDON. December 4, 2012. Premier collectables auction houseSpink & Son Ltdare delighted to announce the appointment of Guillaume Willk-Fabia to their Fine Wine division. The move will further strengthen Spink's presence in the Fine Wine arena, which has evolved at a rapid pac...

Private Collection of New South wales Stamps Formed By The Extraordinary Guybon John Hutson To Be Offered At Spink
Jan 10 2013

PRIVATE COLLECTION OF NEW SOUTH WALES STAMPS FORMED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY GUYBON JOHN HUTSON TO BE OFFERED AT SPINK                       An 1885 perf 12 £1 with 'postage' in black, unused with large part original gum, estimated to fetch £2,000-2500     London. January 10, 2013. Private collectors, specialists and stamp enthusiasts will be offered the opportunity to attain some of the most highly sought after sta...

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells For £36,000 at Spink
Dec 05 2012

RICHARD III COIN FOUND NEAR BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD SELLS FOR £36,000AT SPINK             London. December 5th, 2012. A gold coin discovered near the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire, bearing Richard III's personal emblem of the boar, has sold for £36,000 to a private collector, against a pre-sale estimate of £12-15,000 at Spink in London. It went under the hammer in Spink's Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medal...

Spink Sells iconic Piece of Philatelic History by Tender
Dec 04 2012

SPINK SELLS ICONIC PIECE OF PHILATELIC HISTORY BY TENDER  THE NISSEN PLATE RECONSTRUCTIONS SELL FOR MORE THAN TWICE ITS STARTING PRICE      The Chartwell Collection of 1840 One Penny Blacks from the original Nissen Reconstructions Sold at Spink, by tender for £364,266     London. December 4, 2012. Spink announced today, the outstanding result of one of the most valuable pieces of Philatelic History -The Nissen Plate Reconstructions. The sale took place by...

Greatest Collection of Australian Commonwealth Stamp Sells for Over £2.2 Million at Spink
Nov 14 2012

GREATEST COLLECTION OF AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH STAMPS SELLS FOR OVER £2.2 MILLION AT SPINK, UK                     One of Australia's great philatelic rarities that sold today  It realised £84,000 against an estimate of £35,000-45,000   London. November 14, 2012. The culmination of a two day sale of some of the world's finest Australian Commonwealth stamps proved to be a huge success at Spink today. Stamp collectors from...

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield
Nov 12 2012

RICHARD III COIN FOUND NEAR BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD      London. Monday November 12, 2012. A historical gold coin bearing Richard III's personal emblem of the boar, has been discovered near the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire and is set to cause much excitement when it goes under the hammer in Spink's Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals sale in London, on December 4th & 5th, 2012.   While badges, sword mounts and cann...

FIRST VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO A NON COMMISIONED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMY TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT SPINK
Oct 24 2012

FIRST VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO A NON COMMISIONED OFFICER OF THE INDIAN ARMY TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT SPINK                     London. October 23, 2012. Spink announced today that it will offer for sale the Indian Mutiny V.C. awarded to Sergeant Major (later Lieutenant) Peter Gill of the Loodiana Regiment. The Victoria Cross, which is the highest military decoration bestowed for bravery and gallantry in the face of the enemy, was...