On March 27th, Spink sold the
finest known example of the Reddite, an extremely rare silver Crown
for a world record breaking price of £396,000.
Crown is from the second part of the Glenister collection and is
the twin of the The Petition Crown, which sold for £207,000 at
Spink in 2007.
The Reddite, a
superb pattern crown of 1663 was designed by Thomas Simon and
carried a pre-sale estimate of £100,000-£120,000. Having received
much attention from collectors and dealers, the Reddite was sold to
a telephone bidder for £396,000 (including buyer's premium). This
set new world records for both an English Crown and an English
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