SPINK LONDON | Spink
and Son, as a key sponsor and the official auctioneer of the
International World Stamp Exhibition, are keen to present the
exceptional sale of 'The "Sentosa" Collection of
Straits Settlements, Malayan States, Labuan, North Borneo and
Sarawak'. A fine assortment of philatelic items and postal history.
Not since the days when Robson Lowe sold Dr. Wood's Collections of
Malaya and Borneo in 1964 and 1965 has such an outstanding
collection come onto the open market.
The "Sentosa" collection
abounds in essays, proofs, specimens, stamps with many multiples
and selected covers. Each Colony and State is well represented by a
number of rarities, many of which have not been on the market for
40 or 50 years. The provenance list is extensive, with items from
such famous collections as Dr. Wood, Charles Taylor, George Dyer,
and in even more recent times, Patrick Cassels, Richard Tompkins
and Walter Bickly.
From within the sale,
two lots stand out exponentially; lot 260 is an 1892 - 94 "THREE
CENTS" on 32c. carmine-rose, an interpanneau L-shaped strip of
three, and the upperstamp with surcharge
omitted, fresh and fine mint. When Whitfield King Ltd.
obtained the double pane with the upper pane without surcharge they
attempted to make six interpanneau pairs but this block shows why
only five can now exist. All the known pairs are creased in the
interpanneau margin. Unique in this format and one of
themajor rarities of Straits Settlements
philately. S. G. Cat £42,000.
Lot 260, Estimated:
The sale also boasts an
entirely unique item, lot 264 is a "THREE CENTS" on
32c. carmine-rose, an example from the top right corner of the pane
with surcharge omitted centrally cancelled by Singapore
c.d.s. on 1895 (31 Dec.) envelope registered to Warwick, showing
registration d.s. at left and oval Registered London d.s. (24.1)
tying the stamp. This item is the only known used example of this
variety. A magnificent exhibition centrepiece and one of the great
rarities, not only of the Straits Settlements but also of later
Queen Victoria period of the British Empire. S.G. 94a.
Lot 264, Estimated:
Dr. F.E. Wood, December
Charles Taylor, May
The sale will take
place during the prestigious International World Stamp Exhibition
on August 16th -
17th 2015, in Singapore.
Although one of many Spink sales taking place during the
exhibition, it is by no means the least. The Exhibition and all of
the Spink sales will be covered live by a dedicated Spink reporter
on all of our social media sites and on the New Spink Blog!
Estimated to set many new World Records, this sale is not to be
For more Information,
please contact Tim Hirsch:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7563
4001| Email: email@example.com
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