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

MAJOR AUSTRIAN, BRITISH AND PAPAL RARITIES TO BE FEATURED IN THE JANUARY 14-17 SPINK NEW YORK SALE

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...

The Shamshir and Lion Collection of Persian Banknotes to be sold by Spink
Sep 14 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink are very excited by the prospect of selling a stunning collection of Persian banknotes: The Shamshir and Lion Collection on the 27th September 2017 in London. The banknotes produced by The Imperial Bank of Persia are among the most handsome issues in the history of world currency. With their striking colours, often in shades of pink and green, the dignified portraits of the Shahs and the fine engraving and calligraphy, these notes showcase the very best of Bradbury Wilkinso...

THE LIFE AND CAREER OF SIR CHRISTOPER LEE TO BE CELEBRATED AT SPINK
Sep 12 2017

THE OFFICIAL HONOURS AND RELATED FILM AWARDS BESTOWED UPON SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE, C.B.E., C.ST. J. (1922-2015) London - Spink is honoured to have been instructed to offer approximately 50 medals and awards presented and bestowed to the late Sir Christopher Lee, C.B.E., C.St.J.. The group charts the life and career of the legendary actor, from active service as a young RAF officer in the Second World War through to his British Film Institute (B.F.I.) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. The evenin...

Charles I, The Placeholder for King Tutankhamun
Sep 12 2017

SPINK LONDON | Another September rolls around, and with it another pair of banknote shows in Maastricht and London. Spink are holding a total of seven Spink banknotes auctions to coincide with these shows. The World Banknotes sale is another gargantuan one at almost 2000 lots and will take place from 27th - 29th September 2017 in London. Spink banknote specialist, Barnaby Faull, commented: "I've been in the banknote business for 43 years now, and not much gets me excited any more, but I should...

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...

The Tisbury Collection and a Thrymsa
Sep 07 2017

SPINK LONDON | The upcoming sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink contains a very special collection of silver commonwealth coinage which is sure to excite the collecting world, it also has a very good collection of ancient coins and a stunning Thrymsa. One item from the Tisbury collection has famously been the subject of great debate within the numismatic community. Lot 815 is a Commonwealth (1649-60), pattern Halfcrown of 1651. This unique pattern Halfc...

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...

NGC Preview of Hubert Lariviere Collection
Jul 19 2017

The collection will be sold at two auctions co-organized by London-based Spink and Taisei Coins Corporation, to be held November 26, 2017, and April 29, 2018, during the Tokyo International Coin Convention in Tokyo. This collection is a vivid memory of my time at the French Mint, starting when I was just 23 years old. I am thrilled that Spink decided to include it in their upcoming auctions in Tokyo," Lariviere said. "I am happy to know that my collection and its provenance will be preser...

Spink to Sell a Unique Scarf Knitted by Queen Victoria
Jul 06 2017

SPINK LONDON | On the 26th July Spink will be holding an auction of Orders, Decorations and Medals which will contain a 8½ inches (21cm) wide and sixty-four inches (162cm) long hand-crocheted scarf made by Queen Victoria herself. It is the only one available on the market.  The eight, crocheted, woollen scarves worked in the last months of her life by Queen Victoria powerfully demonstrate the affection that she retained for the ordinary soldiers of her British and Imperial armies....

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...