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May 03 2019

Spink is proud to offer the collection of British India and Ceylon coins assembled by father and son, Sidney W. Harl and Kenneth W. Harl, both renowned collectors.Professor Kenneth W. Harl, who started collecting at the age of six, is also known as a scholar in Roman and Roman provincial numismatics, author of two major books and a number of articles, and a fellow and trustee of the American Numismatic Society.

SPINK Hosts Throwback Classic – Handbag and Accessories Auction
Nov 14 2018

Renowned Hermès collector Jamie Chua adds star power as guest auctioneer in Hermès vintage auction.

(Hong Kong, 27 November 2018) After breaking a world record for a Hermès Silver Mini Kelly in a recent auction, renowned auctioneer SPINK, French fashion expert Brand Connection, and fashion doyen Jamie Chua join forces for SPINK’s second handbag sale this season, focused on rare Hermès classics.

Hong Kong | August Numismatic auction fetch HK$18.4 million with a 3 days mega sale
Aug 09 2018

The August Hong Kong numismatic auction was the largest auction we have held in terms of volume. With nearly 2,900 lots it was also the first time we have held a sale spanning three days, from 7th to 9th August. There were highlights in all categories and despite a slightly turbulent market many high value items sold well over our expectations. This further cements Spink China as a vibrant and growing numismatic auction house in East Asia.

With today´s £2million charity auction, Spink completes the largest-grossing run of auctions in British and Commonwealth philatelic history realising £18,000,000
May 23 2018

Over 5,000 lots were sold throughout the last few years. Spink held the inaugural auction of the Chartwell Collection a few years ago and sold the latest part of the series today in London;A fine collection which has made history by realising £18,000,000 and has become the largest-grossing run of auctions in British and Commonwealth philatelic history.

The latest series of this fine collection is 100% sold and raises over £2,000,000 for a noble educational purpose

The latest series of this fine collection formed over several decades was sold at an unreserved auction for the benefit of the Chartwell Philanthropic Educational Programme

“Who said philatelists were not philanthropists? Just two weeks after having raised £200,000 for the new building of the prestigious Royal Philatelic Society of London we are delighted to once again raise funds for a charitable cause. We value our relationships with clients and it gives me great pride to be the auction house of choice for vendors again and again.” says Olivier D. Stocker, Spink Chairman and CEO.

The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale at NY INC, Grand Hyatt
Jan 11 2018


NEW YORK – Spink’s upcoming New York Numismatic Collector’s Sale, January 14 to 17, 2018, will present outstanding offerings of Hapsburg / Austro-Hungarian, British and Papal coinage. To be held in conjunction with the New York International Coin Convention, one of the world’s premier numismatic events, the sale also features significant arrays of other world coins, Order & Decorations, and paper money.

Spink Sets a Fantastic New World Record for a Whisky Cask Sold at Auction.
Oct 03 2017

A full cask of Macallan whisky has been sold in Spink's Hong Kong auction for HK$2,928,000, setting a new world record for a whisky cask sold at auction. This spectacular sale has eclipsed Spink's previous record of HK$1,952,000 made in 2014. The record-breaking sherry hogshead was filled on 13th April 1987, by the Macallan Glenlivet Distillery, and has been allowed to mature quietly in the distillery's warehouse. Not only does that 30-year-old cask enjoy the record of the highest pri...

A Star Filled Cask for An Evening of Fine and Rare Whiskies
Sep 26 2017

SPINK CHINA | What could be a more perfect way to see October and the coming autumn months in than with an Evening of Fine and Rare Whiskies at Spink's prestigious Hong Kong facilities? On 3rd October 2017, Spink will be opening its doors from 5pm to all coinessuers of the finer things. The show stopper of this event will be lot 88, a cask of Macallan 1987. Distilled by The Macallan Distillery 13th April 1987. (Cask number 3335). It is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky maturing in sherry ho...

The Second Much-Awaited Instalment of the Bruce Smart Collection of British Commonwealth
Sep 20 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink are excited to be hosting the upcoming sale of the Bruce Smart Collection of British Commonwealth banknotes (part two) on the 27th of September. Those who have long anticipated this sale will have the privilege of seeing the remainder of Mr Smart's collection. The auction features Commonwealth countries beginning with letters H to Z. This includes beautiful banknotes from Southeast Asia as well as a large percentage of British African notes. Both regions are renowned for ha...

The Medici Collection of Italian Banknotes, a Ray of Sunshine in autumn
Sep 15 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink will be taking collectors around the world this September with its banknote sales. The Medici Collection of Italian Banknotes will offer the Mediterranean retreat we all crave as the nights draw in. It is not often that any collection of this scale comes to the market, especially from an old European country. As the name implies, The Medici Collection comprises the most extensive offering of Italian banknotes we have ever auctioned at Spink. It includes both private banks a...