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MEDALS AWARDED TO AVIATION LEGEND JOHN ‘CAT’S EYES’ CUNNINGHAM DOUBLE THEIR PRE SALE ESTIMATE RAISING £384,000 FOR CHARITY
Sep 06 2012

 MEDALS AWARDED TO AVIATION LEGEND JOHN 'CAT'S EYES' CUNNINGHAM DOUBLE THEIR PRE SALE ESTIMATE RAISING £384,000 FOR CHARITY                         London. September 6, 2012. The outstanding collection of medals and memorabilia relating to Group Captain John 'Cat's Eyes' Cunningham, the highest-scoring night fighter ace of the Second World War and pioneering chief test pilot for de Havilland during the jet age, sold...

MEDALS AWARDED TO AVIATION LEGEND
Aug 22 2012

MEDALS AWARDED TO AVIATION LEGEND JOHN 'CAT'S EYES' CUNNINGHAM TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE AT SPINK                   London. 22nd August 2012. The outstanding collection of medals and memorabilia relating to Group Captain John 'Cat's Eyes' Cunningham, the highest-scoring night fighter ace of the Second World War and pioneering chief test pilot for de Havilland during the jet age, will be offered for sale at Spink on the 6th September 2012 as pa...

The Morgan Collection
Jul 24 2012

Greatest Collection Of Australian Commonwealth Stamps Sees Daylight After Two Generations Third Watermark £2 with Harrison imprint London. July 24, 2012. An outstanding selection of the world's finest Australian Commonwealth stamps will go on sale to the public, after two generations of private collecting. Stamp collectors and enthusiasts will be offered the rare treat of being able to pick from some extremely rare examples, which will go on sale in a special auction at Spink in Lond...

First V.C. of the Great War sells at Spink for £276,000
Jul 19 2012

London. 19th July, 2012. Today Spink UK offered for sale the first V.C. ever awarded to a private soldier in the Great War (1914-18). The medal group sold to a private collector for £276,000, far exceeding its' pre-sale estimate of £140-180,000.   The Victoria Cross group of six was awarded to Private S.F. Godley, Royal Fusiliers, for his defence of the Nimy Bridge at Mons on the 23rd August 1914, during the first infantry attack of the Great War.   The Victoria Cross (V.C.) is th...

Exclusively English
Jul 12 2012

Largest Collection Of Provincial Banknotes To Come On To The Market London. July 12, 2012. Spink, the world's premier auction house for collectables is to offer the most extensive collection of provincial banknotes to have ever come on to the market. This fabulous collection was amassed by one private collector, David Kirch and all proceeds will go to The David Kirch Charitable Trust. It will be offered in a series of auctions at Spink, London, the first of which will take place in early Oct...

First Scottish coin realises three times estimate
Jun 28 2012

London. June 28, 2012. Today Spink, the world's premier auction house for collectables, sold the first known coin ever issued in Scotland for the staggering price of £8,400. The penny, discovered near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in 1998, is one of less than only ten known examples ever found and existing today, making it exceptionally rare. The coin was purchased by a private collector in the room, for more than three times its pre-sale low estimate of £2,500 at Spink's UK headquarters in Lond...

Rare Cognac Sets Record Price
Mar 08 2012

Spink held its inaugural fine wine auction in Hong Kong on March 8th 2012 with a selection of 380 lots on offer to the public. The sale room was buzzing as the first lot, a magnum of Bollinger, was sold. The highlight of the sale was a rare cognac, the Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask, which sold for HK$183,000 - a new world record price.   For further press information, or pictures, please contact: Sandie Maylor, Email: [email protected]     or Telephon...

Spink Expands In China
Dec 02 2011

Spink is pleased to announce it has acquired Phila China, a leading philatelic auction house based in Hong Kong and founded by Anna Lee. This is the second acquisition for Spink over the past two months coming just on the heels of their recent acquisition of Investphila in Switzerland. Spink will at the same time acquire Oeno China, the fine wine auction business also founded by Anna Lee. Phila China was established over a decade ago and since its first sale in 2001 the house has seen...

The Collector’s Series, New York - Sale Results
Nov 03 2011

Every once in a good while, an autograph appears on the market that is so rare and unique that its presence in an auction becomes an event. Such was the case in Spink's Collectors Series sale held on November 16 in New York City, when we were able to offer the extremely rare autograph of Louis XVII of France and Navarre, known generally as Louis-Charles, the "Lost Dauphin." I have said that the item is rare and unique; I remember the first time I heard that phrase and wondered aloud whether it...

Spink Acquires Investphila
Sep 06 2011

Spink is pleased to announce it has acquired Investphila of Switzerland. Investphila was founded 30 years ago by its Chairman Guido Craveri, who was formerly a partner in Harmers Switzerland. Mr Craveri and his team have firmly established Investphila as the world leader for stamp auctions of South and Central America material as well as Russia. After completing over 50 auctions, Investphila have broken many records and brought to the market landmark collections such as The "Dr. Paolo Bianchi"...

The Chartwell Collection
Jun 09 2011

  Spink is honoured to announce a very special series of sales to look forward to. Over the next 18 months, through a series of 9 auctions, Spink will sell the most valuable collection of stamps ever to come up for auction in modern times. The Chartwell Collection, formed by the custodian of the collection Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps, consists of some of the finest material for Great Britain and the British Empire ever seen before and it is all material that is fresh to the marketplace. Cur...

Spink Sells Bomber Command V.C. for World Record Price
Nov 13 2009

On 19th November 2009, Spink had the great privilege of selling the Victoria Cross, and accompanying medals of Flight Lieutenant W. 'Bill' Reid in their Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction.  The Outstanding Second War Bomber Command Victoria Cross Group of Six to Lancaster Pilot, Flight Lieutenant W. 'Bill' Reid, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who whilst on a sortie with 61 Squadron to Dusseldorf, 3.11.1943, was 'wounded in two [fighter] attacks, without oxygen,...

R.A.F Hero's Medals Go for Big Money at Spink
Apr 19 2007

Today Spink auctioned the remarkable and unique Medal Group of Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Embry. After an intense bidding battle the group was sold to Michael Naxton, an agent, for £155,350. The sheer scale of his medal group, a total of 18, was truly remarkable. They represent innumerable acts of heroism and are a symbol of daring deeds performed by Embry over the course of his spectacular military career. Described as "both charming and rude, prejudiced and broad-minded, pliable and obstin...

The Most Noble Order of the Garter
Nov 24 2005

On 24th November 2005, Spink sold The Most Noble Order of the Garter, a superb lesser George Garter Jewel, by Santarelli Sold for £28,750. The Order was possibly acquired by either Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort, for use on the occassion of his installation at St. George's Chapel, Windsor 29.5.1801, or by his son Henry Charles, 6th Duke of Beaufort, Installed 23.4.1805. The maker Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1769-1826), was a gem engraver, modeller in wax, and medallist, who worked at t...