On June 19th, Spink
London concluded a trio of stamp auctions with the "Lionheart"
Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part III.
This was latest in the series of
auctions sold by Spink to feature an array of country lots, single
item rarities and interesting collections.
Following the great successes of
Part I and II of the "Lionheart" Collection, held in 2013, Part III
was met with wide spread interest from bidders long before the sale
and on the day through Spink Live, telephone and in the room.
Stamp Specialist, Tom Smith,
commented "The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British
Empire Part III was a positive sale with a number of lots selling
at exceptional prices".
A highlight of the 472 lot auction
was a 1d. black and lake variety from the Cook Islands (lot 1214),
with inverted centre, the fresh and lightly mounted rarity sold for
Price Realised: £6,600
Amongst the other rarities on offer
was a very rare example of a 1d. German New Guinea error surcharge
with value 5mm. apart (Lot 1345). This fresh and fine stamp
Price Realised: £6,240
Towards the latter part of the
sale, the auction featured rare 1897 black and green variety of a
7½d. issue from Tonga (lot 1454), with inverted centre; it realised
Price Realised: £3,840
Other highlights included a very
rare ½d. to 1/- set in blocks of four from the British Field Office
in Salonica (Lot 1130). Realised price; £5,400.
Price Realised: £5,400
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