SPINK ASIA | As we enter the month
of Spink's 350th anniversary, Spink have lined up a
series of auctions which are set to thrill even the most
even-tempered collector. One of which will be Fine Stamps and
Covers of South East Asia, which will take place from 2.30 pm at
the Hilton Hotel in Singapore. Such a beautiful venue and exotic
setting perfectly complements the wide variety of exciting foreign
rarities contained within this collection.
This auction is full to the brim
with exciting rarities and some of the most interesting postal
history sure to pique many collectors' interests. Many will be
pleased to find that the sale contains an 1894 "THREE CENTS" on
32c. carmine-rose, an interpanneau L-shaped strip of three. We are
sure this will set the room furiously bidding as its upper stamp
has the surcharge omitted, making it utterly unique in this format
and one of the major rarities of Straits Settlements philately.
Lot 269, estimated: SG$30,000 -
This extraordinary lot is closely
followed by another particularly special item, lot 270 is an 1899
(Mar.) "FOUR CENTS" on 5c. carmine, variety surcharge omitted. A
very fine example and another one of the key stamps of the Straits
Settlements. We record nine examples of this variety, one of which
is in the Royal Collection. This is a sale not to be missed!
Lot 270, estimated: SG$30,000 -
In a very different vein, the sale
contains a particularly interesting 1891-95 "Appendix" sheet dated
"Oct. 16 1890". It bears four examples of the "IMPERIUM" 2c. perf.
14. These examples were prepared and submitted as the most
economical options, printed in singly fugitive ink with duties in
doubly fugitive ink, in response to a request from the Colonial
Secretary of Singapore for a new die for any one of the Native
States (Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sungei Ujong). The proposal
was rejected with a new request from the Governor of Singapore for
a design incorporating a tiger rampant, the resulting sketches
being also subsequently rejected.
Lot 426, estimated: SG$4,000 -
Viewing for this sale will be available in London up to
Wednesday 24th August.
For more information, please
contact Nick Startup:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4073 | Email:
SPINK LONDON | 69 Southampton Row |
Bloomsbury | London | WC1B 4ET
HILTON SINGAPORE | The Panorama
Room | 581 Orchard Road | 238883 Singapore
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