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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...

What Could Combine Poland, St. Patrick and Ancient Rome? A Spink Coin Auction of Course!
Mar 03 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are delighted to announce another instalment of their famous auctions of Ancient, British, Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on the 22-23rd March 2016 in their London premises in the heart of Bloomsbury. This auction boasts of a fantastic selection of Ancient coins and the third part of one of the finest collections of Polish coins to come on the market in recent years. There is also a strong portion of English coins to excite and delight the avid collector.   Wi...

India, Evolution and the Revenge of the Monkey.
Jan 28 2016

SPINK LONDON | This February, Spink is proud to be presenting a fantastic collection of India, 1855 - 1902 De LA Rue issues. An auction which promises to be full of some of the finest examples from a truly delightful period of Indian philatelic history. This sale abounds in essays, die proofs, exceptional colour trials, revenue stamps and high values. The sale takes place on the 24th February 2016, in London. The sale commences elegantly with the original 1854 essays for the new De La Rue issu...

SPINK TO OFFER IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF COINS OF PORTUGAL IN JANUARY 27TH AUCTION
Jan 20 2016

SPINK USA | Spink, the world's oldest numismatic auction house, will auction an important collection of Portuguese coins in New York on January 27, 2016 as part of its "Collector's Series Sale". Replete with numerous rarities in gold, silver and copper and ranging from Portugal's first coins to issues of the Republic, the offering of over 170 lots also includes colonial and Brazilian issues. Nine different Dinheiro issues of Dom Afonso Henriques (1139-1185) - all rare - start off the collectio...

LARGE OFFERINGS OF PORTUGUESE COINAGE, ANGLO-GALLIC RARITIES AND AN IMPORTANT EASTER REBELLION CENTENNIAL COLLECTION OF IRISH MEDALS MARK SPINK USA JANUARY 2016 SALE
Jan 20 2016

SPINK USA | Spink USA's "Collector's Series Sale" this January 27-28, 2016 will usher in the New Year with a large offering of Portuguese and Brazilian coins, a collection of medals and artefacts related to the Easter Rebellion and Ireland's struggle for independence, selections of Anglo-Gallic coins, Renaissance and Russian medals, and myriad other world coins and medals. The sale, which will be held, in New York, also features a broad range of world paper money, US coins, exonumia and currenc...

New Releases From Spink
Jan 19 2016

Spink is well known for producing the finest quality books for numismatic collectors and researchers; the most complete libraries would not be complete without the latest edition of Coins of England or the Banknote Book. However, 2015 has been a fantastic year for Spink Books, seeing an increase in production of some of the most acclaimed titles - not only in numismatic books. For the first time ever Spink produced a title for the philatelic readers; The Spink Maury Catalogue, Timbres de Franc...

A Weekend of Extraordinary Collectables Auctions at Spink's Gallery in Sheung Wan, HK
Jan 18 2016

Spink put on four solid auctions this weekend, including the highest grossing stamp auction ever held in Asia which achieved HK$84,000,000, with the combined total in excess of HK$100mn SPINK CHINA | We are only halfway through the first month of 2016, Spink's 350th year, and already Spink is smashing records and raising the bar of Asian auctions. The event starred: Meiso Mizuhara, The Exhibition Collection, Chinese Customs Post on Sunday  17th. The Mizuhara collection proved to be...

A Dauer-Under Philatelic Experience
Jan 18 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are very excited to announce that this coming February will see a philatelic auction abounding in rarities and errors, but make no mistake, this sale is going to be one to remember. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Australian States and Commonwealth will take place on the 23rd February 2016 in Spink's London auction room. The rarity of this opportunity is surpassed only by the rarities contained within the sale. Australia is home to some of the most singular...

A Philatelic Holiday in Barbados
Jan 18 2016

SPINK LONDON | This February is going to be a very exciting time for Spink. In the space of two days, Spink will be holding three philatelic auctions in London; a philatelic hat trick. Amongst these three auctions is The "Britannia" Collection of Barbados taking place on the 23rd February 2016. Britannia was the female representation of Britain, used on stamps and other items to honour the country. Barbados, whilst a British colony, used the "Britannia" design on their postage stamps ...

Controversy, Christmas Cards and a Curious Circular Datestamp
Jan 12 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink's first philatelic sale in London of 2016 is a fitting reflection of the high calibre of quality material Spink are known for; full of rarities and items for the discerning collector. In Spink's 350th year we are proud to be presenting The Philatelic Collector's Series auction of assorted stamps, covers and important pieces of postal history from around the world on the 27th - 28th January 2016 in London. Early on in the sale is an incredible rarity: lot 420, the unique Am...

Muriel Eymery to Join Spink USA
Jan 11 2016

SPINK USA | Founded in 1666, this is Spink's 350th year of being a business famed for its reputation of outstanding service in the collectables world. Amongst the celebration of such a marvellous achievement there will be many new innovations bound to keep Spink in its well established spot at the forefront of the collectables world. In true Spink style this has been implemented from the very beginning of this important year with the appointment of a new Numismatics Consignment Director, Muriel...

Ringing in the New Year with The Liberty Collection
Jan 05 2016

SPINK USA | Spink are pleased to be able to offer for sale 'The Liberty Collection' on the 27th - 28th January 2016, a most comprehensive collection of medals, historical documents, uniforms and other artefacts relating to the 1916 Easter Rising and Ireland's subsequent Fight for Independence from England in 1917-21. Fortuitously, sale of this collection will coincide with the 100th Anniversary. The collection will be offered as part of the Numismatic Collector's Series Sale in New York. ...

A Very Successful Cancellation, Spink Give 2015 a Fitting Send Off
Dec 17 2015

SPINK SWITZERLAND | Talk about a captive audience! Spink's philatelic auction was a success, with the bidding continuing almost till midnight. The Philatelic Collector's Series in Lugano on 16 Decemver represents a fitting send off for 2015. The sale mainly featured very fresh material originating from collections put together over decades, including a very large portion which has not appeared on the market for a long time, this being an infrequent characteristic in the philatelic auction mark...

Spink Raises a Glass to the New Year
Dec 17 2015

SPINK CHINA | The festive season is a time for indulgence for many of us, however Spink will be holding an event that will make many collectors want to pace themselves. Spink's Hong Kong office will be hosting another of its celebrated Evenings of Great Whiskies and Other Spirits on the 15th January 2016 at 7pm. It will feature as the starting point for four Spink auctions, but is guarenteed not to be eclipsed.  When the senses are involved, language fails us, yet two lots from this sale...

A Once in a Lifetime Occurrence, One Iconic Note is Not Enough for Spink
Dec 16 2015

SPINK CHINA | As the new year draws near, Spink are able to look back at 2015 fondly and with satisfaction, however they will not be nostalgic for long! Spink's office in Hong Kong will be ringing in the New Year in true to form Spink style. They will be holding four auctions in just three days; which will certainly bring a little festive cheer and excitement back to many after holiday season has finished. Spink are well known for being driven and for sourcing the finest quality material for th...