SPINK APPOINTS SENIOR
CONSULTANT IN LONDON
LONDON. January 10, 2013.
Premier collectables auction houseSpink & Son Ltdare pleased to
announce the appointment of top Philatelic specialist Ian Shapiro
to their London headquarters in Bloomsbury. The appointment has
been made to meet the demand of Spink's expansive international
Mr. Shapiro, who is a
respected authority on Royal and historical memorabilia, stamps and
postal history, will take up the post with immediate effect, to
focus on Spink's continued development of its auction and private
treaty business, using his longstanding connections in the UK,
South Africa and throughout the world.
With such an established reputation
in the world of Philately, Mr. Shapiro, a well-known face at the
'London Olympia Fine Art & Antique Fair' and other
distinguished stamp exhibitions around the globe, is the current
Chairman of the Cape and Natal Study Circle and sits on the board
of directors of the BPA expert committee. He writes and lectures
regularly on Royal subjects and gives Philatelic Society displays
across the UK.
Commenting on his appointment,
Olivier Stocker CEO of Spink, said: "We are delighted to welcome
Ian to Spink, where we believe he will be a true asset to our
collectibles business as a Senior Consultant. His knowledge on the
subject of Philately and valuable experience in key subjects that
are core to our business, such as autographs and manuscripts, will
mean that Spink can offer even more expertise in the field of
collectibles to its clients around the globe."
Mr. Shapiro was born in South
Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Com
degree. After completing accountancy articles in 1988, he relocated
to the UK to pursue interests in the philatelic world. He joined
Argyll Etkin Limited, where he served as joint Managing Director
for many years. A keen stamp collector since childhood, areas of
interest include Southern Africa, Abyssinia, Royal postal history,
historical documents, manuscripts, autographs and photographs.
On accepting his new post, Mr.
Shapiro said: "It is a great privilege to join a company of such
international repute. I look forward to working with a dynamic
team and in the process continue to advise and encourage our
clients in all aspects of the collecting world".