2015 has been a very exciting year
for Spink in terms of public presence at shows and exhibitions. A
bright Spink Purple stand has become a regular sight at the major
philatelic and numismatic shows around the world, manned by
friendly and knowledgeable specialists.
Some of the highlights have been
Spink's asserted presence at Stampex, Europhilex and
The Spink stand at Stampex
The Spink stand at
But their role as a key sponsor and official auctioneer to
the World Stamp Exhibition in Singapore cannot go
The Spink Stand at the World
Spink would like to thank everyone
who supported us by visiting our booth, we think you will agree
that it was one of the most eye-catching of the booths adjacent to
the Court of Honour!
We would also like to thank all of
our clients and staff that made the five exceptional auctions that
took place during the event possible! During the event three world
records, over 2,500 lots were sold and a book launched in the space
of four days - phew!
Aside from Philatelic events, Spink
were also an avid supporter of Maastricht Paper Money Fair, FUN
fair, the Memphis Paper Money Show and The Hong Kong Coin Fair,
London, York and Birmingham Coin Fairs and Coinex! Spink always
bring a selection of titles to accompany the stand and catch the
eye of passing numatists at our stand; and Frank Goon, Maury and
Coins of England have been popular to the extreme.
The Spink stand at
Our Medal department have also been
making strides to stay at the forefront of the Militaria collectors
interests by regular attending and hosting the OMRS meetings and
fairs, and also put on a spectacular exhibition in honour of the
200thanniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Our London showroom was packed with
wonderful items from the war, including a Brigade-Major's scarlet
long-tailed coat worn by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Harris at
the Duchess of Richmond's Ball and afterwards on the field of
Waterloo. We even had items from the French side, such as a signet
ring belonging to French General Count Francois Roguet, who was
made a Count of the French Empire in 1813 and who was Colonel of
the Grenadiers a Pied of the Imperial Guard at the Battle of
Waterloo and took part in the final assault.
2015 also saw a first for Spink; On October 5-6th 2015, Spink was
delighted to have the opportunity to lead the way for Artcurial, a
well-established French auction-house, to get a footing in the
vibrant Asian art market with the sale: 'From Paris to Hong Kong'.
Using Spink's state of the art Auction room, spread out over two
evenings, the sale was a magnificent success, grossing an
incredible 63M HKD/7.25M euros/8.2M US dollars (including
As 2016 is Spink's 350th
year as a business of the utmost repute, watch this space to see
what new heights Spink will reach! Much is planned to celebrate
such an important year and we will keep you informed!