Today, 11th July 2014, Spink completed an eventful
three day Philatelic Collector's Series Sale that featured an award
winning collection of Postal History, formed by Greg Francis, and
exceptional Rhodesia issues from Cliff Wheatley.
The auction began with a fine selection from Great Britain,
including over 70 lots of 1840 Penny Blacks, a wonderful group of
Queen Elizabeth II errors and varieties with many rarities. Amongst
highlights was a cover featuring a fine example of an 1840 1d.
Black stamped with a crisp and upright blue Maltese Cross
cancellation that realised £12,000 (Lot 1060) and a very fine
example of an extremely rare £1 brown-lilac mint that achieved
£16,800 (Lot 1149).
Price Realised: £12,000
Price Realised: £16,800
Spink then offered the Greg Francis award winning collection of
the Postal History of the Province of Otago, New Zealand.
Highlights included an 1858 large part entire to Sydney bearing an
1855 1d. blue paper pair that realised £5,760 (Lot 1336), and an
impressive Cape of Good Hope 1863-64 1/- block of eight which sold
for £4,560 (Lot 1684).
Price Realised: £5,760
Price Realised: £4,560
From the selection of exceptional Rhodesia issues collected by
Cliff Wheatley was a pristine and attractive example of the iconic
1910-13 Rhodesia Double Head issue, which achieved £10,200 (Lot
Price Realised: £10,200
The auction concluded with Foreign Countries and Collections and
Ranges, which included an exceedingly rare £1 green and red block
of four with plate number "1" unmounted mint that realised £14,400
(Lot 2345), and a very rare 1863 St. Helena imperforate 6d. issue
with surcharge omitted, which achieved £9,000 (Lot 2250)
Price Realised: £14,400
Price Realised: £9,000
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