On the 14th of April, Spink
London is pleased to offer The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer
Collection of Great Britain, a sale consisting of over 100 lots
including some of Britain's rarest stamps.
Dr Joanne and Dr Edward Dauer have compiled their collection
with guidance of Sonny Hagendorf of the Columbian Stamp Company. As
their exclusive agent, Hagendorf selected every stamp to create a
collection of the highest quality.
A noteworthy item of this collection is lot 7, an impressive two
pence blue printed in violet-blue upon lavender tinted paper, dated
1851. This is a fine example of this rare and sought-after
shade. Estimated at £10,000.
A further highlight of the auction
is lot 53, a 10/- with part original gum. The stamp is flawlessly
printed in cobalt which is an extremely rare shade amongst stamps
of its type.
Spink Stamp Specialist Guy Croton
commented that this specimen is, "One of the finest examples of
this extremely rare shade we have ever seen".
The stamp is estimated £20,000.
The latter part of the Dauer collection features lot 93, a very
rare example of a £1 stamp dated 1884-88, printed in fresh brown
lilac. It is marked with 'I.R. OFFICIAL' (Inland Revenue) and also
includes part of its original gum.
Framed with good perforations, the stamp is free from the
typical myriad of faults usually associated with long high
The impressive stamp combines quality with a fresh colour and
carries the highest estimate in the sale at £35,000.
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