SPINK SINGAPORE | Spink, the official auctioneer and key sponsor
of the World Stamp Exhibition is delighted to announce that the
event has kicked off in an exceptional manner! With five auctions
in three days Spink are racking up successful sales a mile a
On the evening of the 15th August, Spink held
an Evening of Selected Rums, Fine Wines, Whiskies and Cognacs, a
sophisticated and prestigious event that was enhanced by the
delightful atmosphere in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. A wonderful
success, with a cask of 2003 Demerara rum which is currently lying
in Scotland, (lot 33) selling for S$29,280 (incl. premium).
This delightful event was immediately followed by the launch of
Frank Goon's 2nd edition of 'Banknotes of British
Malaya', a wonderful book which redefines the parameters of
banknote collecting entirely. Published by Spink, we have been
honoured to be involved with such an amazing volume. The launch was
a huge success, and Frank himself was delighted with the large
On the 16th August 2015, the World Stamp Exhibition
saw three auctions of exceptional calibre, breaking many world
records and exceeding our highest expectations. Amongst the
excitement of the day, many lots stood above the others in terms of
rarity, beauty and for reaching phenomenal prices. There was a
great start to the Sentosa auction, which has been split into three
sections to encompass the enormous sale. The India used
section remained as popular as ever with many big prices being
paid. Three world records were achieved in the first session alone,
with lot 363, a Straits Settlements 1906-12 Watermark multiple
crown CA issued $500 purple and orange achieving S$264,000 (incl.
premium). Alongsidfe this amazing result was lot 264, achieving
S$180,000 and lot 386 selling for S$168,000.
During the numismatic sale of Banknotes, Bonds & Shares,
Coins and Medals auction lot 142, a Malayan Board of Commissioners
of Currency specimen $1000 note sold for S$76,000 (incl. premium).
Not to be outshone, lot 87, a Reserve Bank of India specimen 5000
rupees sold for S$72,000. However, the show-stopper was the final
lot. Placed at the very end to round the sale off with a bang, was
the exquisite Manchukyo Grand Order of the Order of the
Orchid Blossom. An excessively rare and important collar chain with
badge appendant, it appropriately fetched a price that reflected
its importance, realising S$216,000.
Our final sale will take place on Tuesday 18th
August, the 'Stamps and Covers of South East Asia', which contains
a vast selection of philatelic items from many different countries.
With something for everyone, this is a sale worthy of closing the
series of Spink sales throughout the exhibition.
The sales are being held in the Heliconia Ballroom 3405-3406,
Level 3, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10
Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956. Specialists will be on hand
throughout the day to discuss and advise on collecting or growing
your existing collection.
For more Information about:
Wine auctions, please contact Angie Ihlo Fung: Tel: +852
3952 3000| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The book launch or to order your copy, please contact Jennifer
Mulholland: Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4046| Email: email@example.com
Map auctions, please contact Neill Granger: Tel: +44 (0)20
7563 4044 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Numismatic auctions, please contact Andrew Pattison: Tel: +44
(0)20 7563 4044| Email: email@example.com
Philatelic auctions, please contact Nick Startup: Tel: +44 (0)20
7563 4073| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spink is the world's leading auctioneer of stamps, coins,
banknotes, medals, bonds & shares, autographs, books and
wine. Since its foundation in 1666, the Spink name has become
synonymous with tradition, experience and integrity. Holder of
royal warrants and numerous records for prices achieved at auction,
Spink offers an unparalleled range of services to collectors
worldwide. Headquartered in London, with offices in New York,
Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland, Spink holds over 70 auctions
a year. Catalogues can be accessed through the Spink
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