Estimates Surpassed at Spink Asia

Estimates Surpassed at Spink Asia Sep 23 2013

Spink Asia has enjoyed a busy weekend of sales, starting with Singapore's inaugural Fine Wines auction on Friday.

The evening began with a wine tasting of some of Château la Lagune's finest offerings. There was a buzzing, friendly atmosphere as bidders were invited to try some of these exceptional wines prior to the sale.

We were delighted to have with us a member of Château la Lagune, deepening Spink's exclusive partnership with the Château, which provided some of its finest vintages for the wine sale.

The sale started on a high note with a very impressive number of bidders on lot 1, the 6 magnum and 2 double magnum of la Lagune 2000. It sold well above estimate at S$5,490.

The lucky bidder has been invited for a stay at the Château itself, including a private tasting.


Above: photo courtesy of Château la Lagune

Spink Asia is delighted to announce that the entirety of the Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné wines sold on Friday.


Above: Lot 55
1 mathusalem Hermitage la Chapelle 2007 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné

An epic, most masterful bottling, the Hermitage La Chapelle - prestige cuvée of the Rhône Valley's mythical Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné - is a legendary wine most renowned for its 1961 vintage, which is famously classed amongst the 12 mythical wines of the 20th Century. Each Hermitage La Chapelle encompasses a rare vinous beauty and elegance which Caroline Frey, owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, seeks to capture in its most pure expression every vintage.

On Saturday, the first of two stamp auctions opened with Stamps and Covers of South East Asia. The room was filled with collectors from throughout Malaysia and Singapore

A number of lots surpassed estimates, including the 1858 envelope from Toungoo, Burma, to Toronto, which sold for S$13,200.


Above: Lot 245

The sale also included the 1938 $25 and $100 used with Postage $4 on small piece, the only recorded example of $100 postally used. This exceptional lot went for an astounding S$30,000; six times the estimated price.


Above: Lot 451

These successes continued on Sunday, with hundreds of rarities going under the hammer, including many that exceeded their estimates.


Above: Lot 2420
Price Realised: S$26,400


Above: Lot 2249
Price Realised: S$21,600


Above: Lot 2227
Price Realised: S$21,600

Speaking of the stamp sales, specialist Nick Startup said "we are pleased with the results of these sales, in particular of the India used in Burma, an area that previously was unfashionable".

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