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Soldiers and Steamers – The David Pitts Collection of Windward Islands, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the Falkland Islands
Sep 07 2017

SPINK LONDON | On the afternoon of the 19th September a very special auction will be taking place at Spink. This will be another instalment of the David Pitts Collection focussing on The Windward Islands, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the Falkland Islands. David Pitts is a lifelong collector, buying his first stamp at age eight. As he advanced in his professional career he became a serious philatelist, focusing on the British Empire. His interests have always been limited to used stamps and posta...

Newfoundland Where Airmail Can Arrive by Boat in The Albert Hamilton Collection
Sep 04 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink are very pleased to announce that this September will see three philatelic auctions being held in the London office, the first of which will be the sale of The Albert Hamilton Newfoundland Collection. This sale contains many items of interest from this exceptionally interesting area of philately. It has a fine array of very rare items sure to set collectors reaching for their paddles on the 18th September. One of the most exceptional items in the sale is lot 123, a 1919 (1...

The Second Instalment of the Arthur Gray Collection
Sep 04 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink are delighted to announce that the 19th September will see the second sale of the Arthur Gray Collection of Australia King George VI Issues, the first of which was dedicated to his collection of Queen Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Issues and sold in April this year. Many fine prices were achieved and Spink have similar hopes for his King George VI Issues. The sale commences at 10am and is comprised of 295 lots. There are many items or great rarity from this fascinating area of...

From China Straight into a Music Book, The Miraculous Story of a Penny Black
Jul 04 2017

SPINK LONDON | At the end of July Spink will be holding a sale of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History Featuring the Charles Hamilton Collection. The morning of the sale commences with a fine section of over 100 lots of Postal History, starting with sixteenth century letters from the Corsini correspondence. The afternoon session starts with the Charles Hamilton collection of covers, this includes a fine Penny Black first day cover and many other fine rarities. One of the stars from the Hami...

Scandalous Love Letters in the Spink Autograph Sale
Jul 03 2017

SPINK LONDON | Every year Spink puts together a fine selection of quality material for the Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History sale. This year the Autographs sale will be held on the 11th July 2017. The sale abounds in interesting items, including: One of the rarest wartime signed photographs of Winston Churchill, two royal seals from iconic female monarchs, and a stunning array of intimate letters between Edward, The Prince of Wales and Mrs Dudley Ward. The star lot...

A Siege Survivor in the Summer Collector’s Series Sale
Jun 23 2017

SPINK LONDON | July will be a busy month for stamp collectors, Spink London will be holding four stamp sales! On the 12th July, from 10am, collectors will have the opportunity to acquire some rare and fascinating items from the Ronnie Winchester Collection of the Australian State of Victoria registered mail, 1847-76, alongside fine sections of Belgium, Cape of Good Hope rectangular issues with some magnificent items which disappeared from the market years ago, fantastic Griqualand West with fab...

Spink to sell The “Lionheart” Collection – Part VII
Jun 08 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink will be selling the seventh part of the 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire on the 22nd June in London. Previous sales of this vast holding have contained some impressive prices realised and we are confident that the high-quality material in this sale will achieve similar results.  One of the many items of interest from this sale is lot 36, a Bahamas 1963 Freedom from hunger 8d. sepia with country name and value omitted, used on parcel piece. Bu...

An Exceptional Collection of Hungarian Philately
Jun 01 2017

SPINK USA | As the weather begins to brighten, Spink are seeing in summer with some excellent stamp auctions in New York. One of which will be the Endre Krajcsovics Collection of Hungary which will be held on the 15th June from 5pm. Hungarian stamps, essays, covers, and much more will be available in this sale. Many are iconic and very rare, this will be a great opportunity for collector's to snap up items rarely seen on the market. The sale is made up of just over 100 lots and there is one th...

The Arthur Gray Collection of Queen Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Issues
Mar 28 2017

SPINK LONDON | On the 20th of April, Spink is delighted to be selling the Arthur Gray Collection of Queen Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Issues. Arthur Gray is a name that requires very little in the way of introduction when it comes to Australian philately. Over a lifetime he has amassed a collection that holds many of the rarest recorded items from this portion of philately. This sale abounds with some of the most delightful die proofs, issued stamps, extremely rare errors,  hand-drawn and ann...

Dear Diary - Postal History in the Making
Mar 22 2017

SPINK LONDON | The 19th April will see a very interesting piece of philatelic history coming to auction at Spink. The Philatelic Collector's Series sale will be on the 19th and 21st April, with a good section of Great Britain on the 19th and some of the most highly-anticipated collections of items from around the world coming to auction on the 21st. But there is an item amidst the section of Great Britain that has captured Spink's attention! A Great Britain 1840 One Penny Black with good balan...

Essays Galore The Foxley Collection of Barbados
Mar 15 2017

SPINK LONDON | April will be a very busy month for Spink's London auction room. There will be several philatelic auctions of note, one in particular is the highly-anticipated "Foxley" Collection of Barbados taking place on the 19th April. The sale features amazing early letters and handstamps, Britannia proofs and covers, 1882 - 86 Keyplate issues and some truly fascinating hand-painted essays. For collectors of Barbados, this will be one of the most exciting sales of the year. There are many...

Bermuda Part 1, the David Pitts Collection
Mar 07 2017

Spink is delighted to be auctioning the David Pitts Collection in its entirety over the course of 2017. The 19th April will see the third in a series of sales dedicated to the remarkable collection of postal history and used stamps of the British Empire formed by David Pitts. It is the first of two sales focusing on Bermuda, his favourite and most important collection. The sale spans the period from 1796 to 1965 and encompasses a range of postal history and stamp issues, cancellations and unusu...

The Robert Van Buren Emmons Collection, Two Sales in One Day
Jan 10 2017

SPINK USA | January is a very busy month for Spink's philatelic departments around the world, and The Robert Van Buren Emmons collection is providing much to contend with. Two sales will be taking place, one in London focusing on British Empire Classics, and the other in New York and will highlight his excellent collection of United States and Hawaii stamps and covers. Both will take place on the 24th January 2017. This part of his collection was formed largely in the 1950's. Mr. Emmons was for...

The David Pitts Collection will leave you Cottonreeling!
Dec 20 2016

SPINK LONDON | Collectors are ready and waiting for the next instalment of the David Pitts Collection after the inaugural sale in October 2016 which featured his extensive British Africa section. The wait will not be long for more of David's top quality material as the next sale will take place in London on the 24th January 2017. The catalogue is already available online and in print for our avid stamp collectors. This is the second in a series of auctions dedicated to the remarkable collection...

An Exceptional Philatelic Auction, The Graham Cooper Collection of King George VI Stamps
Nov 15 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have the pleasure of working with a great many fantastic collections, and this December will see one of the finest to be auctioned off. The Graham Cooper Collection of King George VI Stamps will take place on the 14-15th December 2016. The vast collection is the product of many decades of avid acquisition and careful curation. Philately was a long-standing interest of Graham's from a young age, joining Leicester Philatelic Society in 1947, aged 15. He was its longest-standi...

West Africa, The John Sacher Collection
Nov 08 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have a very exciting auction coming up just in time for Christmas! West Africa Pre-U.P.U. Postal History from the John Sacher Collection will be gracing Spink's auction room on the 13th December 2016. This collection was formed by one of the most respected and prolific philatelic collectors, Simon John Sacher (born 9 June 1940, died 30 August 2016); a Past President of the Royal Philatelic Society London and a member for 50 years. Appropriately the sale of his collection ab...

Wordsworth, Poet Laureate and Stamp Distributer Extraordinaire
Oct 11 2016

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...

British Africa, the First Auction of the David Pitts Collection
Oct 06 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to announce the first in a series of highly distinguished sales of a prolific and dedicated collector, David Pitts. The first of these sales will take place on the 25th October 2016 in Spink's auction room in London and focuses on British Africa. The catalogue is available for viewing in print and online on the Spink website. David Pitts is a lifelong collector, buying his first stamp at age eight. As he advanced in his professional career he became a serious...

Tigers Rampant in Singapore
Aug 12 2016

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 rarit...

A Fantastic Tasmanian Collection
Aug 12 2016

SPINK LONDON | This September, as the nights are drawing in and the weather begins to turn, Spink have got a philatelic auction guaranteed to excite and thrill all collectors of Tasmanian philately. Many of the finest collections pass through Spink's auction room, however this one is without doubt a peerless testimony to a passionate collector's life's work. The John Clemente Collection of Tasmania Postal History will take place on the 20th September 2016 in Spink's London auction room. John C...