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The Collector’s Series, New York - Sale Results
Nov 03 2011

Every once in a good while, an autograph appears on the market that is so rare and unique that its presence in an auction becomes an event. Such was the case in Spink's Collectors Series sale held on November 16 in New York City, when we were able to offer the extremely rare autograph of Louis XVII of France and Navarre, known generally as Louis-Charles, the "Lost Dauphin." I have said that the item is rare and unique; I remember the first time I heard that phrase and wondered aloud whether it...

Spink Acquires Investphila
Sep 06 2011

Spink is pleased to announce it has acquired Investphila of Switzerland. Investphila was founded 30 years ago by its Chairman Guido Craveri, who was formerly a partner in Harmers Switzerland. Mr Craveri and his team have firmly established Investphila as the world leader for stamp auctions of South and Central America material as well as Russia. After completing over 50 auctions, Investphila have broken many records and brought to the market landmark collections such as The "Dr. Paolo Bianchi"...

The Chartwell Collection
Jun 09 2011

  Spink is honoured to announce a very special series of sales to look forward to. Over the next 18 months, through a series of 9 auctions, Spink will sell the most valuable collection of stamps ever to come up for auction in modern times. The Chartwell Collection, formed by the custodian of the collection Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps, consists of some of the finest material for Great Britain and the British Empire ever seen before and it is all material that is fresh to the marketplace. Cur...

Spink Sells Bomber Command V.C. for World Record Price
Nov 13 2009

On 19th November 2009, Spink had the great privilege of selling the Victoria Cross, and accompanying medals of Flight Lieutenant W. 'Bill' Reid in their Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction.  The Outstanding Second War Bomber Command Victoria Cross Group of Six to Lancaster Pilot, Flight Lieutenant W. 'Bill' Reid, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who whilst on a sortie with 61 Squadron to Dusseldorf, 3.11.1943, was 'wounded in two [fighter] attacks, without oxygen,...

R.A.F Hero's Medals Go for Big Money at Spink
Apr 19 2007

Today Spink auctioned the remarkable and unique Medal Group of Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Embry. After an intense bidding battle the group was sold to Michael Naxton, an agent, for £155,350. The sheer scale of his medal group, a total of 18, was truly remarkable. They represent innumerable acts of heroism and are a symbol of daring deeds performed by Embry over the course of his spectacular military career. Described as "both charming and rude, prejudiced and broad-minded, pliable and obstin...

The Most Noble Order of the Garter
Nov 24 2005

On 24th November 2005, Spink sold The Most Noble Order of the Garter, a superb lesser George Garter Jewel, by Santarelli Sold for £28,750. The Order was possibly acquired by either Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort, for use on the occassion of his installation at St. George's Chapel, Windsor 29.5.1801, or by his son Henry Charles, 6th Duke of Beaufort, Installed 23.4.1805. The maker Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1769-1826), was a gem engraver, modeller in wax, and medallist, who worked at t...