Today, May 30th, Spink
London achieved a number of results well over estimate in an
auction of 'Bonds & Share Certificates of the World'.
The sale offered a wide selection
of 700 rare lots from across the globe, many of which have not been
seen on the market for over eighteen years.
Highlights included lot 378, a rare
certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success 'and
'Speedwell' to the South Seas, both in charge of Captain John
Clipperton (English pirate and Privateer).
Dated 18th of June 1720,
the share features signatures of Alexander Strachan, E. Hughes,
Andrew Drummond and R. Winder who act as managers and directors of
With only two known of its type,
the certificate gained a lot of attention from buyers to realise a
price of £4,200.
Another highlight was lot 365, an
important and historic Order of Payment for £1,101. 18s
The impressive document was made
out for repayment and payments to John Durand for supporting Armed
Forces in the 'ceded' islands of Tobago and Dominica.
Dated April 1776, the document is
in extremely fine condition and is signed by King George III, Lord
North (Prime Minister), Lord Onslow (a Minister of the Treasury)
and C.W. Cornwall (Treasury).
It achieved a realised price
Price Realised: £2,640
Next week, June 7th,
Spink will hold the next sale of Bonds and Shares in Lugano,
offering more unique and interesting items that will excite buyers
and collectors alike.
Spink is the world's leading
auctioneer of stamps, coins, banknotes, medals, bonds & shares,
autographs, books and wine. Since its foundation in
1666, the Spink name has become synonymous with tradition,
experience and integrity. Holder of royal warrants and numerous
records for prices achieved at auction, Spink offers an
unparalleled range of services to collectors worldwide.
Headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Switzerland,
Hong Kong and Singapore, Spink holds over 70 auctions a
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