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With today´s £2million charity auction, Spink completes the largest-grossing run of auctions in British and Commonwealth philatelic history realising £18,000,000
May 23 2018

Over 5,000 lots were sold throughout the last few years. Spink held the inaugural auction of the Chartwell Collection a few years ago and sold the latest part of the series today in London;A fine collection which has made history by realising £18,000,000 and has become the largest-grossing run of auctions in British and Commonwealth philatelic history.

The latest series of this fine collection is 100% sold and raises over £2,000,000 for a noble educational purpose

The latest series of this fine collection formed over several decades was sold at an unreserved auction for the benefit of the Chartwell Philanthropic Educational Programme

“Who said philatelists were not philanthropists? Just two weeks after having raised £200,000 for the new building of the prestigious Royal Philatelic Society of London we are delighted to once again raise funds for a charitable cause. We value our relationships with clients and it gives me great pride to be the auction house of choice for vendors again and again.” says Olivier D. Stocker, Spink Chairman and CEO.

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


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...

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...