Press Releases

Showing 61-80 of 322 items.
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...

Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots, but England Can Change its Coinage
Aug 18 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are pleased to announce the perfect accompaniment to the golden sunshine; a gold coin auction! Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling parts 1 and 2 of Lord Stewartby's vast collection, and the time has come to sell the third. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of the most extensive and important collections of English coins to come on the market in recent times and the catalogues alone will become works of reference in their own right. &n...

The Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show
Aug 15 2016

SPINK CHINA | As we near the Spink's 350th anniversary this September, we are delighted to announce that Spink have been heavily involved in co-organising, with Stacks Bowers, Coins-in-Coins and Shouxi, what is set to be a truly fantastic and purely numismatic fair in Hong Kong. The very first Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), will take place on the 19th - 21st August at the Mira Hotel in one of Asia's most thriving cities. It will be a truly International show with more than 100 exhibiting deal...

Tigers Rampant in Singapore
Aug 12 2016

SPINK ASIA | As we enter the month of Spink's 350th anniversary, Spink have lined up a series of auctions which are set to thrill even the most even-tempered collector. One of which will be Fine Stamps and Covers of South East Asia, which will take place from 2.30 pm at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore. Such a beautiful venue and exotic setting perfectly complements the wide variety of exciting foreign rarities contained within this collection. This auction is full to the brim with exciting rarit...

A Fantastic Tasmanian Collection
Aug 12 2016

SPINK LONDON | This September, as the nights are drawing in and the weather begins to turn, Spink have got a philatelic auction guaranteed to excite and thrill all collectors of Tasmanian philately. Many of the finest collections pass through Spink's auction room, however this one is without doubt a peerless testimony to a passionate collector's life's work. The John Clemente Collection of Tasmania Postal History will take place on the 20th September 2016 in Spink's London auction room. John C...