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Spink Sells Share in Privateer
May 30 2014

Today, May 30th, Spink London achieved a number of results well over estimate in an auction of 'Bonds & Share Certificates of the World'.  The sale offered a wide selection of 700 rare lots from across the globe, many of which have not been seen on the market for over eighteen years. Highlights included lot 378, a rare certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success 'and 'Speedwell' to the South Seas, both in charge of Captain John Clipperton (English pirate and Private...

Rare Bonds and Shares Offered at Spink London
May 22 2014

On May 30th, Spink London will hold an auction of Bonds & Share Certificates of the World. The sale will offer a diverse selection of rare material, with lots dating back to the eighteenth century and with many that haven't been seen on the market for thirty years.  Consisting of over 700 lots from across the globe, highlights include lot 378, a rare certificate for one share in the voyage of the ships 'Success' and 'Speedwell', in the charge of John Clipperton, to the South Seas.&nb...

Inverted Jenny Sells for $575k at Spink USA
May 21 2014

21st May, Spink USA sold one of the most recognised and desirable errors in all American philately, the 24c. Inverted Jenny. Sold in a single lot auction, the rare error from the J. E. Safra collection attracted Philatelists and Collectors to the scarce opportunity. The remarkable stamp is one of the finest and best preserved of the five recorded mint never hinged examples, featuring a beautifully rich and colourful print upon clean crisp paper which is complete with original gum. With subst...

Spink Sells Great Britain Rarities From the J. E. Safra Collection
May 15 2014

Today, 15th May, Spink London held 'The J. E. Safra Collection of Great Britain Rarities", completing two days of sales devoted to British Philatelic collectables.  The auction offered 91 lots, many of which have not been seen on the open market for over twenty years.  Amongst the highlights of the sale was lot 1006, an 1840 Mulready with a franked 1840 One Penny Black, Plate 1a PB and PC, and an 1840 Two Pence Blue horizontal strip of four.  Addressed to Mrs Jonna in Malta, e...

Fantastic British Rarities Sold at Spink London
May 14 2014

On 14th May 2014, Spink London held an auction of "Specialised Great Britain Stamps and Postal History". This was the first of two auctions, within a week, to showcase the finest and most intriguing British items available in the collectable stamp market. The auction offered 959 lots that ranged from Mulready envelopes to rare errors as well as a wide selection of One Penny Blacks.  The auction began with an assortment of Postal History and many rare and important items from Ireland. A...

Spink USA To Offer Desirable Error
May 08 2014

On May 21st 2014, Spink USA will offer the J. E. Safra 24c. Inverted Jenny, the most recognised and desired error in all of American philately, in a single lot auction. This rare error from the J. E. Safra collection is the finest of the five recorded mint never hinged examples. This particular gem has been graded VF-XF 85 and SSV Catalogue value is $1,000,000 for an example graded VF 80. Just one day after it was issued in May 1918, the stamp gained immediate attention from William T. Robey,...

Spink to Auction Rare Great Britain Philatelic Collection
Apr 30 2014

On May 14th and 15th, Spink London will hold two separate stamp auctions that will excite Philatelists and Collectors alike. Beginning with an auction of "Specialised Great Britain Stamps and Postal History" on 14th May.  The sale consists of 959 collectable items from Great Britain, ranging from Mulready envelopes to rare errors. It also offers a wide selection of One Penny Blacks.  Highlights include lot 449, a trial cancellation of a "V.R." Official Penny Black. This rare exampl...

Spink Auctions Important Battle of Britain Medal Group
Apr 24 2014

On the 24th April 2014, Spink London held a diverse auction of over 800 lots of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria.  The highlight of the auction was lot 10, the Battle of Britain decorations and medals awarded to Spitfire Ace, Air Commodore 'Ras' Berry (CBE, DSO, DFC and Bar).  Berry, a noted Battle of Britain pilot, was accredited with at least 14 victories in air combat and over 30 claims on enemy aircraft during 1940. Due to his ongoing service devoted to aerial...

Spink China raised a total of 29 million Yen
Apr 18 2014

  On 18th April 2014, Spink China raised a total of 29,080 million Yen in collaboration with the Amoreau family of Château le Puy, during a charity dinner and wine auction to support victims of the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Spink Achieves World Record for Egyptian Banknote
Apr 17 2014

On 15th, 16th and 17th of April, Spink London held its largest sale of World Banknotes. The auction attracted buyers from around the World to bid on over 2,200 lots of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens. The three day sale featured collections from a variety of countries; impressive results from Iraq and Libya with many of the notes selling above estimate. Spink Specialist Barnaby Faull, commented "The banknote market is in robust health, particularly in...

Important Battle of Britain Group Offered at Spink
Apr 14 2014

Spink London is thrilled to announce the sale of an important Battle of Britain group in their upcoming sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. The auction, which comprises of over 800 lots, will take place on 24 April 2014 at its London saleroom.  At the forefront of the sale are the decorations and medals awarded to Spitfire Ace, Air Commodore 'Ras' Berry (CBE, DSO, DFC and Bar), estimated at £80,000-£120,000. Berry was accredited with at least 14 victories in air co...

Great British Rarities Sold at Spink London
Apr 14 2014

On the 14th of April, Spink London auctioned The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Great Britain, the second collection sold on their behalf by Spink this year. The sale offered some of the rarest stamps of Great Britain from Queen Victoria to King George IV. An early highlight of the auction was lot 7, a two pence blue in violet-blue upon lavender tinted paper. The stamp was printed with an exceptionally fresh colour and was dated 1851. It realised a price of £21,600 (including buye...

Spink's Largest Banknote Sale
Apr 04 2014

During the 15th, 16th and 17th of April, Spink London will be holding a sale of World Banknotes comprised of over 2,200 lots from a vast array of countries. The three day auction is the biggest sale of its kind Spink has held.   Packed with hundreds of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens, the sale will be spilt into two catalogues; the first two days devoted to World Banknotes and the final day featuring British Banknotes.   Spink Banknote Speci...

Spink China Sets Numismatic Standards
Apr 03 2014

On 2nd April, Spink China auctioned hundreds of banknotes, coins and bonds and shares in the Numismatic Collector's Series Sale.   The star lot was a 1926 Republic of China silver dollar featuring a design of Chang Cho Lin, the Manchurian warlord assassinated by the Japanese in 1928, which realised HK$1,380,000 (including buyer's premium).                Lot  371 Realised Price: HK$1,380,000     Other highlights include...

Spink to Auction Great British Rarities
Apr 03 2014

On the 14th of April, Spink London is pleased to offer The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Great Britain, a sale consisting of over 100 lots including some of Britain's rarest stamps. Dr Joanne and Dr Edward Dauer have compiled their collection with guidance of Sonny Hagendorf of the Columbian Stamp Company. As their exclusive agent, Hagendorf selected every stamp to create a collection of the highest quality. A noteworthy item of this collection is lot 7, an impressive two pence b...

Spink Sets New World Record for a English Silver Coin
Mar 27 2014

On March 27th, Spink sold the finest known example of the Reddite, an extremely rare silver Crown for a world record breaking price of £396,000.  The Reddite Crown is from the second part of the Glenister collection and is the twin of the The Petition Crown, which sold for £207,000 at Spink in 2007.  The Reddite, a superb pattern crown of 1663 was designed by Thomas Simon and carried a pre-sale estimate of £100,000-£120,000. Having received much attention from collectors and dealers...

Spink Sells Islamic Rarities
Mar 26 2014

During the morning of March 26th, Spink London began two days of auctions devoted to Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. Opening with the 'Khalifa' Collection of Islamic coins, the auction room showcased a selection of fresh and unusual material that is rarely offered in the western Islamic coin market. Formed over many years by a dedicated collector, buyers online, on telephone, absentee bidders as well as bidders present in the auction room witnessed hundreds of rar...

Spink to Auction Asia's Finest
Mar 24 2014

At 1pm on the 2nd of April, Spink China's new Numismatic staff will, for the first time collaboratively, offer a wide selection of bonds, coins and banknotes. Hundreds of banknotes, coins and bonds and shares will be up for auction in the Numismatic Collector's Series Sale held in Hong Kong.  Containing a wide mix of items with provenances ranging from long time collectors to the Numismatic trade and banknote archives.  There are many highlights of the sale, including lot 108, a Sh...

An Evening of Superior Spirits to Raise Your Spirit
Mar 14 2014

On the 20th of March 2014, Spink China will hold an evening sale of 'Exceptional Spirits and Collectible Accessories'. Starting at 6PM, 155 Lots of Whisky, Cognac and Armagnac from around the world will draw the attention of connoisseurs and collectors from across the globe.   Spink Specialist, Anna Lee, draws upon the connotations of the word spirit; "There is certainly a beautiful connection between them and when it comes to old and rare whisky and cognac…there seems to be a spiritua...

Exceptional Results for Single Vendor Stamp Sales
Mar 13 2014

During the 12th and 13th of March, Spink London held two philatelic sales showcasing postal history from the late 1800's, selling thousands of pounds worth of perforated issues, important blocks, fascinating forgeries and rare errors.   Starting off the two strong sales was 'The Anglo-Boer War, Featuring Occupation and Siege Issues, The Harry Birkhead Collection'. This was the finest and the most comprehensive collection of mail relating to sieges of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) The s...