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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...

Volcanoes, Catapults and a Gash in the Queen’s Ear
Jul 08 2016

SPINK LONDON | With over 1,400 lots of fine stamps and postal history coming under the hammer, July 26 and 27 will be a busy two days with something to interest most stamp collectors. This sale boasts not only some of the finest philately, but some of the most interesting stories too. This sale even has items that have been caught between the devil of a volcano and the deep blue sea! First and foremost, lot 1215 deserves centre stage as one of the star lots of the auction. It's a Rhodesian £1...

The Derek Diamond Collection, the Jewel in the Crown of New Zealand Philately
Jun 21 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink has been honoured with the privilege of handling some exceptional collections in the past, and we are very pleased to add the Derek Diamond collection of New Zealand to the list. On the 6th July, Spink will be auctioning the first part of his fantastic collection in London. Derek Diamond served as Chairman of the New Zealand Society of Great Britain between 2002 and 2012. We hope that this will be an exciting and eventful sale to honour a man so dedicated to the humble hobb...

The Italian Heads of State on Parade at Stamp Show
May 19 2016

SPINK USA |   Spink are delighted to announce the final part in this summer trifecta of sales in New York; the Stefano Fantaroni Collection of the Kingdom of Italy taking place on the 8th June 2016. The Stefano Fantaroni Collection of the Kingdom of Italy is comprised of 144 lots of select quality mint Never Hinged singles issued prior to WWII. There are also a few Italian States, a couple of covers and some occupation issues. The collection is noteworthy for its overall high qua...

Spink’s Pre-New York Stamp Sale, A Surprise Indeed
Apr 27 2016

SPINK USA | This Summer Spink's USA office have three fantastic philatelic sales lined up just in time for the World Stamp show taking place in New York at the end of May. The first of Spink's sales will serve to whet the appetite of the keenest stamp collectors just before the show. Taking place on the 11th - 12th May, The Pre-New York Philatelic Collector's Series sale is crammed full of choice items for the avid enthusiast. Earlier in the month Spink released a fantastic piece of news for t...

SPINK U.S.A. RECOVERS LONG-LOST 24c INVERTED JENNY
Apr 15 2016

SPINK USA New York, April 15, 2016 Spink USA is proud to announce that on 1 April a recovery was made of a long-lost 1918 24c Jenny air mail with center inverted when a prospective consignor, who had inherited the stamp, delivered it to their auction galleries for sale. After careful expert examination the rarity was determined to be position 76 in the pane of 100 subjects. This position is the bottom right stamp from the famous McCoy block of four, which was stolen out of its exhibi...

The Perfect Family Picture . . . And the Wet Nurse?
Mar 22 2016

SPINK LONDON | This Spring, Spink are delighted to be offering another instalment of our Philatelic Collector's Series sales on the 26th - 28th April 2016 in our London auction room. In this sale the discerning collector will find there is a fine selection of Rhodesia double heads, admirals, & Great Britain, and it is from amongst the Great Britain where we find a stunning little piece of British history and a truly cultural oddity! Lot 1862 is a cover bearing a plate VIII 1840 one penny b...

India, Evolution and the Revenge of the Monkey.
Jan 28 2016

SPINK LONDON | This February, Spink is proud to be presenting a fantastic collection of India, 1855 - 1902 De LA Rue issues. An auction which promises to be full of some of the finest examples from a truly delightful period of Indian philatelic history. This sale abounds in essays, die proofs, exceptional colour trials, revenue stamps and high values. The sale takes place on the 24th February 2016, in London. The sale commences elegantly with the original 1854 essays for the new De La Rue issu...

A Weekend of Extraordinary Collectables Auctions at Spink's Gallery in Sheung Wan, HK
Jan 18 2016

Spink put on four solid auctions this weekend, including the highest grossing stamp auction ever held in Asia which achieved HK$84,000,000, with the combined total in excess of HK$100mn SPINK CHINA | We are only halfway through the first month of 2016, Spink's 350th year, and already Spink is smashing records and raising the bar of Asian auctions. The event starred: Meiso Mizuhara, The Exhibition Collection, Chinese Customs Post on Sunday  17th. The Mizuhara collection proved to be...

A Dauer-Under Philatelic Experience
Jan 18 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are very excited to announce that this coming February will see a philatelic auction abounding in rarities and errors, but make no mistake, this sale is going to be one to remember. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Australian States and Commonwealth will take place on the 23rd February 2016 in Spink's London auction room. The rarity of this opportunity is surpassed only by the rarities contained within the sale. Australia is home to some of the most singular...

A Philatelic Holiday in Barbados
Jan 18 2016

SPINK LONDON | This February is going to be a very exciting time for Spink. In the space of two days, Spink will be holding three philatelic auctions in London; a philatelic hat trick. Amongst these three auctions is The "Britannia" Collection of Barbados taking place on the 23rd February 2016. Britannia was the female representation of Britain, used on stamps and other items to honour the country. Barbados, whilst a British colony, used the "Britannia" design on their postage stamps ...

Controversy, Christmas Cards and a Curious Circular Datestamp
Jan 12 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink's first philatelic sale in London of 2016 is a fitting reflection of the high calibre of quality material Spink are known for; full of rarities and items for the discerning collector. In Spink's 350th year we are proud to be presenting The Philatelic Collector's Series auction of assorted stamps, covers and important pieces of postal history from around the world on the 27th - 28th January 2016 in London. Early on in the sale is an incredible rarity: lot 420, the unique Am...

A Very Successful Cancellation, Spink Give 2015 a Fitting Send Off
Dec 17 2015

SPINK SWITZERLAND | Talk about a captive audience! Spink's philatelic auction was a success, with the bidding continuing almost till midnight. The Philatelic Collector's Series in Lugano on 16 Decemver represents a fitting send off for 2015. The sale mainly featured very fresh material originating from collections put together over decades, including a very large portion which has not appeared on the market for a long time, this being an infrequent characteristic in the philatelic auction mark...

Rarities, Surprises and The Most Important Piece Of Philately from Hong Kong to be Sold by Spink
Dec 13 2015

SPINK CHINA | On the 17th January 2016 Spink will be welcoming the New Year with a philatelic sale that is brimming with the material guaranteed to appeal to the discerning collector. Spink are famed for their ability to source and catalogue the finest quality philately and postal history for their auctions, in terms of this sale however, that is a gross understatement. Rarities, surprises and errors abound in this sale, if you have not picked up your copy of the catalogue you should and soon!...

The Meiso Mizuhara Customs Post Exhibition Collection; the jewel in the crown of Chinese philatelic collecting
Dec 13 2015

SPINK CHINA | Spink's office in Hong Kong will be ringing in the New Year in true Spink style. Spink are well known for being tenaciously sourcing the finest quality material for their auctions and the two Philatelic sales on 17th January 2016 will be no exception. Spink are delighted to not only be displaying, but also selling one of the finest collections of Chinese philately; Meiso Mizuhara, The Exhibition Collection, China Customs Post. This collection is truly a testament to the technical...

Pricey Ink, Murder and Great Line Engraved.
Oct 30 2015

SPINK LONDON | This November will see another classic auction of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History on the 27th November 2015. The sale contains a wonderful array of perforated line engraved pennies, ever a popular section amongst collectors. There are also many modern issues with very spectacular errors, including a 1963 Red Cross 3d. with cross omitted, a 1965 post office Tower 3d. with tower omitted and a 1991 Bicentenary of Ordinance Survey of"Ham Street" 26p. with an error of value ("...

The Charles W. Adams Collection of USA and Canadian Philately, a Fine Collection of Rarities
Oct 21 2015

SPINK USA | Spink is honored to be offering The Charles W. Adams collection, which is comprised of 213 select lots of United States and Canada. It is quite an unusual offering in that Mr. Adams was not at all an album space filler. Instead he collected rarities, pairs, especially imperforates and proofs. The Collection is brimming with choice pieces of the utmost rarity from the U.S. and Canadian Post Office. Spink's New York office will be offering this incredible collection on the 18th Novemb...

A Sail From Coast To Coast
Oct 20 2015

SPINK USA | Spink's New York office will be holding a Philatelic Collector's Series sale this coming November. The sale is comprised of 716 lots of United States, Canada and BNA Provinces, general foreign and numerous collections with some wonderful pieces for the avid collector. For all those with a passion for aviation, there is a piece of special interest too. The sale will take place in the Spink New York office from the 18th to the 19th November 2015. On the first day Spink will be offeri...

Patents, Tithes and the Durbar, Spink to sell Fabulous Ephemera and Historical Documents
Sep 21 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is very excited to be holding one of its very special Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History sales on the 8th October 2015 in London. With the recent birth of the new princess, the items in this sale could not be more delightfully relevant and insightful into the rich history of the monarchy and Britain. From the late Tudor reign to the 19th Century, this sale demonstrates much of the creation of the monarchy's greatest tools of propaganda. Amongst t...

Spink Gives the Summer a Tropical Philatelic Send-Off
Sep 03 2015

SPINK LONDON | On the 24th September 2015, Spink will be auctioning a very important and further part of the legendary Vestey collection and sold by Order of the Trustees. The sale contains a stunning array of items from the Windward Islands, British Guiana, British Honduras, Cayman Islands and Jamaica, bringing a tropical end to the summer. Amidst the sale of 721 lots, stand some extremely singular philatelic treasures that Spink have  the pleasure of handling.  The sale's top lot i...