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A Selection of Fine World Coins and Medals at the NY INC
Dec 15 2016

SPINK USA | As we have just finished celebrating Spink's 350th anniversary in 2016, we look forward to 2017 and all it has to bring. We also wish our clients another fun and successful year of collecting! We dedicate to them three NY INC auctions which will take place on January 13th and 15th at the Warldorf Astoria in New York.  This small selection of world fine coins and medals (third auction on 1/15 at 11:00 a.m.) includes just 57 lots. It is a small but mighty sale that reflects Spin...

The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr Allam Collection, Where Cleopatra meets the Olympians
Dec 15 2016

SPINK USA | Spink is delighted to announce the sale of Islamic and Foreign Coins: The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr Allam Collection which will be held on January 15th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention. A sale packed with choice rarities from a particularly exotic corner of the globe.  This sale boasts some truly magnificent gems, for example: lot 74, a Lebanese Olympic Committee Gold Medal Originally for Presentation to Gabriel Gemay...

The World’s first issued Banknote and the One Week Onlys; Spink’s Banknote Auction in New York
Dec 09 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink will be very sad to see the end of 2016 and the festivity and celebrations of the 350th anniversary, however we have so much lined up for January 2017 that we can barely contain ourselves! Spink will be holding five numismatic auctions in January, and many of them will be taking place during the New York International Numismatic Convention at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The first of which will be the much-anticipated World Banknotes auction on January 13th. There will be sev...

An Exceptional Philatelic Auction, The Graham Cooper Collection of King George VI Stamps
Nov 15 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have the pleasure of working with a great many fantastic collections, and this December will see one of the finest to be auctioned off. The Graham Cooper Collection of King George VI Stamps will take place on the 14-15th December 2016. The vast collection is the product of many decades of avid acquisition and careful curation. Philately was a long-standing interest of Graham's from a young age, joining Leicester Philatelic Society in 1947, aged 15. He was its longest-standi...

West Africa, The John Sacher Collection
Nov 08 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have a very exciting auction coming up just in time for Christmas! West Africa Pre-U.P.U. Postal History from the John Sacher Collection will be gracing Spink's auction room on the 13th December 2016. This collection was formed by one of the most respected and prolific philatelic collectors, Simon John Sacher (born 9 June 1940, died 30 August 2016); a Past President of the Royal Philatelic Society London and a member for 50 years. Appropriately the sale of his collection ab...

A Betting Man’s Bond Auction
Nov 01 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are pleased to announce that the 17th and 18th November will see a superb sale of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World in London. The sale will feature, amongst others, the Helmut Stahl Collection of Casinos, the third part of the Duppa-Miller Collection of Gold Mines, and selected items from the Menzel collection.  The long awaited Austrian bonds and share certificates from the German Ministry of Finance (BADV) is also on offer, with over 750,000 items in 260 lo...

From Edward III to Richard III, Lord Stewartby’s Fourth Sale
Oct 31 2016

SPINK LONDON | As the winter of our discontent approaches and the weather turns colder, Spink has an auction in store sure to heat things up in the numismatic world. The fourth part of the epic collection of Lord Stewartby will be hitting Spink's auction room on 29th November and will focus on coins from the reigns of Edward III to Richard III. A lot of history will be covered in this auction, particularly for collectors of the rare and the highly interesting from this period, and Lord Stewartb...

Important Bradford City Fire Disaster Policeman’s Medals Up For Sale
Oct 26 2016

SPINK LONDON | This November will see a wonderful piece of history come to Spink's auction room. On the 24th November 2016, a Yorkshire Chief Inspector's Queen's Gallantry Medal awarded for 'outstanding courage and bravery' in saving lives during the Bradford City Fire Disaster, the worst fire disaster in football history  is to be sold at auction in London. Together with his Q.G.M., the British Empire Medal for Gallantry and Police Long Service Medal awarded to Chief Inspector T. Slocombe...

Helmand Hero’s Medals To Go Under the hammer
Oct 26 2016

SPINK LONDON | The Military Cross and medals awarded to Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Corporal Mark Ward are set to be auctioned in London in November.  His seven medals, together with his original combat helmet and uniforms are to be sold by Spink & Son in London on the 24th November. His Military Cross, the third-highest Decoration for Gallantry in the face of the enemy was awarded during his tour operating in a remote and hostile section of Helmand Province, Afghanistan during 2010....

Wordsworth, Poet Laureate and Stamp Distributer Extraordinaire
Oct 11 2016

SPINK LONDON | As autumn sets in, you might think that Spink was starting to slow down for the end of the year. This could not be further from the truth! Spink have got three more stamp auctions organised for October alone. Starting with the Hong Kong Philatelic Collector's Series sale on the 15th, then the first instalment of the David Pitts Collection, focusing on his in-depth selection of British Africa, which will take place on the 25th. And if they weren't enough for collectors, Spink have...

New From Spink Books, The Maury Catalogue Timbres de France
Oct 11 2016

SPINK BOOKS | Spink are delighted to announce that during the Salon Philatelique d'Automne will be the launch of the new edition of: The Maury Catalogue Timbres de France 2017. Copies of the latest release will be available from stand A6 throughout the event for €24.90 or £22.50. It is possible to pre-order a copy now on the Spink Books website: www.spinkbooks.com Spink is delighted to be able to launch the 2017 edition at the Salon Philatelique d'Automne, a perfect backdrop to this momen...

An Evening of Flying Ships, Romance and a Mischievous Joker
Oct 10 2016

SPINK CHINA | As this most historic year for Spink draws to a close, with it comes a time for reflection, a chance to bask in the warm glow as the sun slowly sets on an extraordinary 350th year. At such a time it seems only fitting that we are accompanied by our friends and a selection of fine and rare whiskies sourced from the treasure troves of Scotland to the mythical valleys of Japan.  Along the windswept coastline of the isle of Islay lies one of these treasures: the Bowmore distille...

British Africa, the First Auction of the David Pitts Collection
Oct 06 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to announce the first in a series of highly distinguished sales of a prolific and dedicated collector, David Pitts. The first of these sales will take place on the 25th October 2016 in Spink's auction room in London and focuses on British Africa. The catalogue is available for viewing in print and online on the Spink website. David Pitts is a lifelong collector, buying his first stamp at age eight. As he advanced in his professional career he became a serious...

Mine-Sweeping Spink's Auction Room
Oct 05 2016

SPINK USA | Spink are pleased to announce that The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale on the 19 - 20th October in New York, is set to be one of the most impressive yet. Many fine collections and items pass through Spink's auction rooms, but Spink could not be more delighted and excited about a particular item of militaria in this sale. It is a testament to one man's hard work and determination to serve his country even in the face, and dismembered hand, of hardship and terror.    The...

Spink Helps People Delve Deep for Charity Banknote auction
Oct 04 2016

SPINK LONDON | Yesterday, many witnessed a wonderful sight in Spink's London auction room; an entirely non-profit auction of the brand new Bank of England notes. The auction began at 5pm and continued till 8pm with a jam-packed room and voracious bidding on the phones and internet. The auction started with the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, Victoria Cleland, auctioneering the first lot. The lot was the lowest serial number of the new Bank of England polymer notes, the £5 ND (2016) AA01...

The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction
Sep 26 2016

The third week of August was a very busy one in Hong Kong. The first four days started off with a series of local auctions, starting with Stack's Bowers' and Ponterio on Monday and finishing with Spink on the Thursday. The inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS) followed immediately on Friday 19th August and was an immediate success. The show had over 100 exhibitor tables and many industry related components other than the usual buying and selling. The organizers consisted of Spink, Stack's Bower...

After 140 Years, A Hoard is Finally Ready to be Dispersed at Spink
Sep 13 2016

SPINK LONDON | Something very exciting is happening at Spink this September. As the dust begins to settle after the mammoth celebrations commemorating Spink's 350th year, Spink's auction room will be graced with the privilege of selling the famous Harptree Hoard of 4th Century silver Coins. This will form part of the auction of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals taking place on the 26th - 27th September 2016. As many of the happiest discoveries are so apt to do, the Ha...

Pudsey Returns to Spink, and he brought some Scottish Friends
Sep 08 2016

SPINK LONDON | In addition to the mammoth World Banknotes auction, we have also managed to put together a sizable British Banknotes sale, the majority of which is made up of Scottish material. In fact, for the first time, we have even given Scotland pride of place at the start of the catalogue. These notes come from many consigners, but most notably from the Bank of Scotland, and The Institute of Bankers in Scotland. The sale will take place on the 4th October 2016 in London. At the start of t...

A Trio of Banknote Auctions
Sep 07 2016

SPINK LONDON | It's that time of year again and the eagerly anticipated Autumn World Banknotes sale is here. Spink's esteemed banknote specialist, Barnaby Faull, comments that "It doesn't seem so long ago when I was a young man (to many of you I still am!) and the banknote department was grudgingly allowed a few banknote lots at the end of a coin sale, how things have changed. This time, it seems we have been cataloguing from dawn to dusk for the last few months and we have three magnificent ca...

The Exceptional Second Auction of the Nicholas Rhodes Collection of Coins of North East India
Aug 19 2016

SPINK LONDON | This September, Spink are pleased to announce, will see the second auction of the magnificent collection of Nicholas Rhodes' Coins of North East India. The sale will take place on the 27th in London, and is brimming with some of the finest coins of this region. Spink are thrilled to be handling such a stunning collection amassed over a lifetime of passion and dedication to numismatics. The catalogue itself is sure to become a reference work for numismatic enthusiasts to come as i...