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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...

A Siege Survivor in the Summer Collector’s Series Sale
Jun 23 2017

SPINK LONDON | July will be a busy month for stamp collectors, Spink London will be holding four stamp sales! On the 12th July, from 10am, collectors will have the opportunity to acquire some rare and fascinating items from the Ronnie Winchester Collection of the Australian State of Victoria registered mail, 1847-76, alongside fine sections of Belgium, Cape of Good Hope rectangular issues with some magnificent items which disappeared from the market years ago, fantastic Griqualand West with fab...

Spink to Sell Fantastic Collections of Celtic Coins and British Historical Medals
Jun 09 2017

SPINK LONDON | This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on the 5th July and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, which Spink have had the pleasure of selling throughout 2016-17, and a collection of Historical Medals. Spink have seen many Celtic coi...

Spink to sell The “Lionheart” Collection – Part VII
Jun 08 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink will be selling the seventh part of the 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire on the 22nd June in London. Previous sales of this vast holding have contained some impressive prices realised and we are confident that the high-quality material in this sale will achieve similar results.  One of the many items of interest from this sale is lot 36, a Bahamas 1963 Freedom from hunger 8d. sepia with country name and value omitted, used on parcel piece. Bu...

An Exceptional Collection of Hungarian Philately
Jun 01 2017

SPINK USA | As the weather begins to brighten, Spink are seeing in summer with some excellent stamp auctions in New York. One of which will be the Endre Krajcsovics Collection of Hungary which will be held on the 15th June from 5pm. Hungarian stamps, essays, covers, and much more will be available in this sale. Many are iconic and very rare, this will be a great opportunity for collector's to snap up items rarely seen on the market. The sale is made up of just over 100 lots and there is one th...

Norwegian Numismatics in New York
Jun 01 2017

SPINK USA | June will be a busy month for the Spink office in New York with two philatelic auctions and two numismatic ones too. The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale contains a range of material from around the world and this sale contains many hidden gems. The sale will take place on the 19-20th June 2017. The star of the show is from Norway and is both rare, and very attractive. Lot 122, a Speciedaler, 1675 PG issued under Christian V (1670 - 1699). It has a pleasing pearly grey tone and w...

A Continental Currency Piece Set to Shock the Auction Room
Jun 01 2017

SPINK USA | On the 19th - 20th June Spink's New York office will be offering an amazing item, lot 207 is 1776 pewter Continental Dollar. Newman 3-D, Breen-1095, W-8460, Low R.4. PCGS MS63. "EG FECIT" on the obverse. "CURRENCY." Large "N" in "AMERICAN" on the reverse. Sundial / Thirteen states on linked chains. The Continental Currency pieces are mysterious, controversial, and historically important. Mysterious, because little documentation has been found concerning their origin and use. Contro...

Cowdray Park Polo Club Bank Holiday Extravaganza
May 17 2017

This coming Bank holiday Monday, we are pleased to announce the Spink Cicero Cup Final will take place at Cowdray Park Polo Club on Monday 29th May. The event will be a wonderful opportunity for Spink clients to attend this glorious British day out in the West Sussex Countryside. The highly prized membership badges at the club have been designed and supplied by the Spink Special Commissions department, a team well known for their creativity and professionalism. As is only proper...

Canals, HSBC, and Charles I – Another Bond sale at Spink
Apr 28 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink sell many bonds and share certificates throughout the year in Numismatic Collector's Series Sales around the world, however, this May in London there will be 2017's first dedicated sale of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World. The sale will take place on the 19th May 2017, and is sure to attract collectors from around the globe to participate in this opportunity to acquire some top grade material. This sale contains three particularly interesting items that might be di...

Spink to Partner with Taisei
Apr 27 2017

Spink are pleased to announce that the 29th April 2018 will see a very special event, a joint auction of rare and desirable coins held by Spink and Son in partnership with Taisei Coins Corporation.    This is a very important time for both Spink and Taisei as they are both very proud to be celebrating major milestones: Spink is currently in its 351st year of existence, and Taisei are about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Spink has enjoyed a long and prosperous history with Ta...