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Spink Set for Numismatic Bonanza in Hong Kong
Jul 27 2016

SPINK CHINA | Just in time for the summer heat wave, Spink is delighted to be holding another two day Numismatic Collector's Series Sale from the 17th - 18th  August in Hong Kong. It is our largest numismatic sale yet and will take place just before the much awaited Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show. Spink are a key founder and organizer of this event and feel that this sale will be the perfect way to whet collector's appetites before the show! The sale starts with the 'World' material. There...

The Old Man You Have to See, Vietnamese Banknotes to Sell at Spink
Jul 26 2016

SPINK CHINA | On the 17th - 18th August, Spink's Hong Kong based office will hold a fantastic sale spanning the length and breadth of numismatic material from all over Asia. Formed of just over 1800 lots, there is sure to be something to tickle collectors' fancies. Spink is particularly proud to announce that this sale will contain Mr. Yoshikuni Kobayashi's stunning collection of South Vietnamese banknotes. Mr. Yoshikuni Kobayashi was born in Manchuria during World War II and spent most of his...

Volcanoes, Catapults and a Gash in the Queen’s Ear
Jul 08 2016

SPINK LONDON | With over 1,400 lots of fine stamps and postal history coming under the hammer, July 26 and 27 will be a busy two days with something to interest most stamp collectors. This sale boasts not only some of the finest philately, but some of the most interesting stories too. This sale even has items that have been caught between the devil of a volcano and the deep blue sea! First and foremost, lot 1215 deserves centre stage as one of the star lots of the auction. It's a Rhodesian £1...

Pioneering Scientists Medals to Go Under the Hammer in London
Jul 04 2016

SPINK LONDON | The medals belonging to a pioneering scientist are set to go under the hammer in London on 21st July in the Spink sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. Of particular note within  the sale are two most interesting items. Lot 167 and 168 were awarded to a Dr Harold King; who is most well-known for his work into the South-American poison curare. Curare has been used for centuries as a paralysing poison by a vast number of the indigenous peoples of South Am...

Peter Rabbit, Pre-Raphaelites and a Polar Expedition
Jun 29 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have the honour of handling fantastic collections of banknotes, stamps and coins regularly, however this July will see a rather different aspect of Spink. We will be holding another auction of Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History, a sale full to the brim with exciting items from fantastic historical, literary and political figures. The sale will take place on the 13th July in the London auction room. From the parade of historical figures and their...

SAS Heroes Medals to Go Under The Hammer in London
Jun 28 2016

SPINK LONDON | The medals belonging to a founding member of the SAS are set to be auctioned in London on 21st July. Warrant Officer Arthur 'Taffy' Lawley was awarded the prestigious Military Medal for his part in the daring top-secret raid upon the Tragino Aqueduct in Southern Italy during February 1941- codenamed 'Operation Colossus'. Born in Wales, Lawley served with the South Wales Borderers during the 1920's and was a London bus driver before the War. He joined the war effort as a Driving...

The Derek Diamond Collection, the Jewel in the Crown of New Zealand Philately
Jun 21 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink has been honoured with the privilege of handling some exceptional collections in the past, and we are very pleased to add the Derek Diamond collection of New Zealand to the list. On the 6th July, Spink will be auctioning the first part of his fantastic collection in London. Derek Diamond served as Chairman of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain between 2002 and 2012. We hope that this will be an exciting and eventful sale to honour a man so dedicated to the humble hobb...

A Spectacular Coin Sale at Spink
Jun 16 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are celebrating the summer with a plethora of coin auctions! Sandwiching the second part of Lord Stewartby's sale will be another classic auction of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on the 27th, and on the 29th Spink are delighted to be selling Peter Woodhead's impressive collection of European coins.  The 29th June will see the third part of a highly esteemed Polish doctor's collection of Polish coins grace Spink's auction room once more. F...

Pennies Set to Sell for Small Fortune at Spink
Jun 15 2016

SPINK LONDON | Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling Part 1 of Lord Stewartby's vast collection, and the time has come to sell the second part. 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.  On the 28th June 2016, Spink's London auction room will see the second part formed of over 500 lot...

Maundy Money
Jun 03 2016

SPINK USA | The upcoming Spink Collector's Series Sale in New York, June 22 and 23, 2016, will feature a large and interesting offering of South and Southeast Asian coins and a fine collection of Maundy Money. Collectors will be pleased with the broad range of material spanning the spectrum from World and U.S. coins and paper money to Orders & Decorations, military medals and two collections of British and other militaria. Beginning with hammered issues of Charles II, the Maundy collection...

Venerated Tyrants, Fathers and Unruly Mothers
Jun 02 2016

SPINK USA | Spink sees many of the finest collections of coins every year and is delighted to have the honour of preparing their catalogues and conducting their sales. This June will see two of the most spectacular coin collections to breeze in through Spink USA's front door. On June 21st Spink will be holding an auction of Ancient Coins: The Squires Collection and the Mendon Collection. A modest sale of just 138 lots, but do not be fooled by its size, there are many items in this sale which wi...

The Italian Heads of State on Parade at Stamp Show
May 19 2016

SPINK USA |   Spink are delighted to announce the final part in this summer trifecta of sales in New York; the Stefano Fantaroni Collection of the Kingdom of Italy taking place on the 8th June 2016. The Stefano Fantaroni Collection of the Kingdom of Italy is comprised of 144 lots of select quality mint Never Hinged singles issued prior to WWII. There are also a few Italian States, a couple of covers and some occupation issues. The collection is noteworthy for its overall high qua...

Bonds and Shares at Spink; where Wellington will take on The Standard Oil Company
May 04 2016

SPINK LONDON | On the 20th May Spink will be holding a Bonds and Share Certificates of the World sale full of some of the most interesting pieces to come on the market in recent years. The sale also contains two fantastic collections amassed over many years through hard work and dedication to scripophily: the Menzel collection, and the second offering of the Peter Duppa-Miller Collection of Gold Mines of the World. An extremely important warrant signed by Lord Wellington commanding British for...

Spink’s Pre-New York Stamp Sale, A Surprise Indeed
Apr 27 2016

SPINK USA | This Summer Spink's USA office have three fantastic philatelic sales lined up just in time for the World Stamp show taking place in New York at the end of May. The first of Spink's sales will serve to whet the appetite of the keenest stamp collectors just before the show. Taking place on the 11th - 12th May, The Pre-New York Philatelic Collector's Series sale is crammed full of choice items for the avid enthusiast. Earlier in the month Spink released a fantastic piece of news for t...

SPINK U.S.A. RECOVERS LONG-LOST 24c INVERTED JENNY
Apr 15 2016

SPINK USA New York, April 15, 2016 Spink USA is proud to announce that on 1 April a recovery was made of a long-lost 1918 24c Jenny air mail with center inverted when a prospective consignor, who had inherited the stamp, delivered it to their auction galleries for sale. After careful expert examination the rarity was determined to be position 76 in the pane of 100 subjects. This position is the bottom right stamp from the famous McCoy block of four, which was stolen out of its exhibi...

A Magazine, A Medal . . . Amazing
Apr 11 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are delighted to announce our auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria will be taking place on the 21st April 2016 in London. Our medals auctions take place three times a year and contain some of the finest medals and Militaria on the market, however this auction contains a true rarity; the last ever Gallantry Medal awarded to a member of the Leicestershire Regiment. Spink are honoured to have the opportunity to auction a spectacular piece of military h...

The Perfect Family Picture . . . And the Wet Nurse?
Mar 22 2016

SPINK LONDON | This Spring, Spink are delighted to be offering another instalment of our Philatelic Collector's Series sales on the 26th - 28th April 2016 in our London auction room. In this sale the discerning collector will find there is a fine selection of Rhodesia double heads, admirals, & Great Britain, and it is from amongst the Great Britain where we find a stunning little piece of British history and a truly cultural oddity! Lot 1862 is a cover bearing a plate VIII 1840 one penny b...

The Bruce Smart Collection; Bursting with the Rarest Exotic Treasures
Mar 11 2016

SPINK LONDON | It gives Spink great pleasure to announce that one of the finest collections of Middle East and North African Banknotes will be available on the 12th April; the Bruce Smart Collection. Bruce Smart is a well-known face at banknote conventions around the world.  He is extremely knowledgeable and widely liked and respected. Bruce's collection is a testament to his hard work and dedication to finding only the very best of what a country has to offer. Wherever possible Bruce has...

Daddies, Daughters, a Hypocrite King and a King’s Coin
Mar 09 2016

SPINK LONDON | It is not often that a collection comes on the market that contains some of the most exquisite English coins ranging from Edward III to Charles II and each monarch in between is represented by some of the finest pieces that will be seen this year. The collection of English hammered gold coins formed by Dr Paul Broughton is the best collection of its type to be offered in London for some years. The auction will take place on the 22nd March 2016 in Spink's London auction room. It...

Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins to Battle it out in the Spink Auction Room
Mar 04 2016

SPINK LONDON | The Academic Collection of English coins assembled by Lord Stewartby over a long and very active lifetime will be dispersed by Spink in a series of auctions over the coming months. The first part containing Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins, taking place on the 22nd March 2016, will give collectors the opportunity to acquire some extremely rare pieces at affordable prices. Many of the coins were also acquired from some of the great collections of the past so they come with impressive...