On the 14th of April,
Spink London auctioned The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection
of Great Britain, the second collection sold on their behalf by
Spink this year.
The sale offered some of the rarest
stamps of Great Britain from Queen Victoria to King George IV.
An early highlight of the auction
was lot 7, a two pence blue in violet-blue upon lavender tinted
paper. The stamp was printed with an exceptionally fresh colour and
was dated 1851. It realised a price of £21,600 (including buyer's
Price Realised: £21,600
Amongst the examples of the auction
was lot 53, a 10/- issue flawlessly printed with the extremely rare
shade; cobalt. Exceeding its estimated value, the lot realised a
price of £24,000 (including buyer's premium).
Price Realised £24,000
The star lot of the Dauer sale went
to lot 93, a very rare example of a £1 stamp dated 1884-88.
Printed in light brown lilac and framed with good
perforations, this stamp had a fresh colour with and was in
brilliant condition. It achieved an impressive £54,000 (including
Price Realised £54,000
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