SPINK LONDON | As autumn sets in,
you might think that Spink was starting to slow down for the end of
the year. This could not be further from the truth! Spink have got
three more stamp auctions organised for October alone. Starting
with the Hong Kong Philatelic Collector's Series sale on the
15th, then the first instalment of the David Pitts
Collection, focusing on his in-depth selection of British Africa,
which will take place on the 25th. And if they weren't
enough for collectors, Spink have also got a colossal sale taking
place from the 26th - 28th October 2016, in
This sale could rightly be called
the collectors' sale of collectors, as many fine collections will
feature in this sale, including the Foxley collection of Grenada
and, following on from our July sale of the first part, the second
part of the Derek Diamond Collection of New Zealand. The sale also
begins with just over 400 lots of Ceylon from the outstanding A. C.
Edwards Collection. Ever a popular country with collectors, this
part of the three-day auction is guaranteed to be a success.
Especially with such exciting material, amongst which is lot 1057,
a 6d. brown. An extremely rare stamp with fewer unused examples
known than the 4d. dull rose. R.P.S. Certificate (1995). S.G. 6a,
Lot 1057, estimated:
The sale covers the globe over
three days and touches back down in Great Britain for the final
portion, where there is a fine selection of mint blocks of 1d.
blacks. But the true star of the show, and a real piece of
interest, is lot 3041, a cover bearing a fine 1840 2d. blue,
lettered MK, with large margins, placed diagonally (perhaps
suggesting a kiss) and tied by a superb red Maltese Cross in an
orange vermilion shade, on printed invoice headed "POSTAGE STAMPS"
dated 19 Dec. 1840. This items was from none other than William
Wordsworth to Mrs. Hannah Backhouse, Postmistress of Kendal.
Wordsworth (1770-1850), the well-known co-author of theLyrical
Ballads,and at the forefront of the Romantic Movement and Poet
Laureate (from 1843), was also distributor of stamps for the County
of Westmorland from 1812-1842. It also has a blue Ambleside d.s. on
reverse; fine. A spectacular and important single 2d. Blue on a
Lot 3041, estimated:
Stay tuned for more news of our
November and December stamp auctions around the globe.
For more information, please
contact Dominic Savastano:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4094 | Email:
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