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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to offer for sale 'The Liberty Collection' on the 27th - 28th January 2016, a most comprehensive collection of medals, historical documents, uniforms and other artefacts relating to the 1916 Easter Rising and Ireland's subsequent Fight for Independence from England in 1917-21.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...

The Meiso Mizuhara Customs Post Exhibition Collection; the jewel in the crown of Chinese philatelic collecting
Dec 13 2015

SPINK CHINA | Spink's office in Hong Kong will be ringing in the New Year in true Spink style. Spink are well known for being tenaciously sourcing the finest quality material for their auctions and the two Philatelic sales on 17th January 2016 will be no exception. Spink are delighted to not only be displaying, but also selling one of the finest collections of Chinese philately; Meiso Mizuhara, The Exhibition Collection, China Customs Post. This collection is truly a testament to the technical...

Rarities, Surprises and The Most Important Piece Of Philately from Hong Kong to be Sold by Spink
Dec 13 2015

SPINK CHINA | On the 17th January 2016 Spink will be welcoming the New Year with a philatelic sale that is brimming with the material guaranteed to appeal to the discerning collector. Spink are famed for their ability to source and catalogue the finest quality philately and postal history for their auctions, in terms of this sale however, that is a gross understatement. Rarities, surprises and errors abound in this sale, if you have not picked up your copy of the catalogue you should and soon!...

Celtic Coins and the Medusa Mystery; From The Geoff Cottam Collection
Nov 20 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is very excited to be selling a particularly singular collection this December: Celtic Coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. Traditionally, Celtic coins have been a mysterious and poorly understood field of numismatics. However, in recent years there has been a massive upsurge in interest as more and more literature now exists to cast light on this fascinating coinage. Year by year new records are being set and the market for Celtic coins is as healthy as it has ever been...

A Princely Sum, Spink To Sell a Collection of Polish Rarities in Winter Coin Auction
Nov 18 2015

SPINK LONDON | This December Spink is delighted to announce that the sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will contain a fantastic collection of Polish Coins and Medals. Earlier this year Spink was thrilled to offer just a small part of this extensive collection formed in the 1950s and 60s by a Polish gentleman living in England after the war, some exceptional prices were realised and the entire sale was a great success. Spink cannot wait to see how the second bat...

The Bear Necessities of Banknotes in the Spink Sale
Nov 05 2015

SPINK LONDON | This December 8th, Spink will be auctioning off a very special series of banknotes during the World Banknotes sale in London. Spink is honoured and delighted to be chosen by Bank of Scotland to auction this very special limited edition polymer £5 banknote in aid of the Children in Need Foundation. Spink is very excited to be involved with such a worthy cause so close to Christmas! There are several reasons why this issue is particularly special.  First and foremost, th...

Pricey Ink, Murder and Great Line Engraved.
Oct 30 2015

SPINK LONDON | This November will see another classic auction of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History on the 27th November 2015. The sale contains a wonderful array of perforated line engraved pennies, ever a popular section amongst collectors. There are also many modern issues with very spectacular errors, including a 1963 Red Cross 3d. with cross omitted, a 1965 post office Tower 3d. with tower omitted and a 1991 Bicentenary of Ordinance Survey of"Ham Street" 26p. with an error of value ("...

Female Agents, Four Pints of Blood and a Very Impressive Career
Oct 26 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink was particularly excited about this auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria which took place in London on the 20th November. Within this sale there were incredible pieces with both intriguing and exciting stories of Military and even Hollywood legendary. These superb items made the auction charged with expectation and excietment. First among these rare and exciting items was lot 69, a superb 1972 'Foreign Service' O.B.E., 1944 Special Operations...

The Charles W. Adams Collection of USA and Canadian Philately, a Fine Collection of Rarities
Oct 21 2015

SPINK USA | Spink is honored to be offering The Charles W. Adams collection, which is comprised of 213 select lots of United States and Canada. It is quite an unusual offering in that Mr. Adams was not at all an album space filler. Instead he collected rarities, pairs, especially imperforates and proofs. The Collection is brimming with choice pieces of the utmost rarity from the U.S. and Canadian Post Office. Spink's New York office will be offering this incredible collection on the 18th Novemb...

A Sail From Coast To Coast
Oct 20 2015

SPINK USA | Spink's New York office will be holding a Philatelic Collector's Series sale this coming November. The sale is comprised of 716 lots of United States, Canada and BNA Provinces, general foreign and numerous collections with some wonderful pieces for the avid collector. For all those with a passion for aviation, there is a piece of special interest too. The sale will take place in the Spink New York office from the 18th to the 19th November 2015. On the first day Spink will be offeri...

Bundesrepublik Deutschland beauftragt das Auktionshaus Spink mit dem Verkauf einzigartiger Deutscher Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Sep 29 2015

Das Auktionshaus Spink hat vom Deutschen Finanzministerium, BADV den Zuschlag zum Verkauf sämtlicher noch vorhandenen Anleihen des Deutschen Reichs aus den Beständen der ehemaligen Reichsbank erhalten. Nachdem in den 2000er Jahren aus diesem Bestand lediglich die Papiere von privaten Gesellschaften verkauft wurden, geht es nun an das Herz der Deutschen Wirtschafts- und Finanzgeschichte. Es kommen alle Anleihen, d.h. Schuldverschreibungen und Schatzanweisungen, des Deutschen Reichs und einzelner...

BRITISH ERRORS PROVE NO MISTAKE IN SPINK NY SALE
Sep 29 2015

SPINK USA | It seems collectors and dealers alike find the Royal Mint's foibles quite interesting as heated bidding on lots from the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins proved last week. Sold as part of the offerings in the Spink New York Sale, September 24, the Snyder Collection cumulatively realized above the pre-sale high estimate with most lots selling in estimate range or higher. A James II double struck Halfcrown with the second strike 20% off center (lot 172) brought $3,250, w...

Spink to Sell Pakistani Rarity
Sep 21 2015

SPINK LONDON | Following on from our mammoth series of sales in April and an extremely successful return to Singapore this summer,­­ Spink enters the Autumn season in high spirits with our September sale which contains a plethora of rarities and delights for our collectors to enjoy. The sale will take place on 29-30th September 2015 in the Spink London office.  With over 1500 lots comprising of a blend of archival material and collectors' treasures from around the world, this sale has som...

Patents, Tithes and the Durbar, Spink to sell Fabulous Ephemera and Historical Documents
Sep 21 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is very excited to be holding one of its very special Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History sales on the 8th October 2015 in London. With the recent birth of the new princess, the items in this sale could not be more delightfully relevant and insightful into the rich history of the monarchy and Britain. From the late Tudor reign to the 19th Century, this sale demonstrates much of the creation of the monarchy's greatest tools of propaganda. Amongst t...

Spink To Sell Incredible Leopard Coinage This September
Sep 07 2015

SPINK LONDON | This autumn Spink has put together a very impressive array of items for the sale of Ancient, Islamic, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals taking place between the 22nd-23rd September 2015 in London. The sale includes the Andy Scot Collection of Copper and Bronze Pennies, a selection of Constantius and Constantine from the London Mint, from the Lee Toone Collection and a large collection of excellent Abbasid Coins.    However, amongst this fine assortment...