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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...

Red Toning and a Gothic Crown
Apr 19 2017

SPINK LONDON |On the 28th April, Spink is excited to be holding a sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale will also contain the remaining coins from the Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby. This will be an excellent opportunity to own something from his amazing collection. However, the backbone of this auction is a superior collection of British coinage, abounding in outstanding pennies of Alfred the Great, Offa and Harold II. The prize of this April's hammered c...

Around the Isles with British Banknotes at Spink
Apr 18 2017

SPINK LONDON | The Spink British Banknotes sale on the 3rd May is actually more of an English sale compared to the huge quantity of Scottish notes offered over the last year or so. Hopefully, the Scots can now give their wallets a rest, and the English will have plenty to spend!  The auction begins with a lovely collection of English Provincial banknotes, a very popular series. The market - and more importantly our client's wallets - has now had time to recover from the magnificent Kirch...

The Phoenix Rising from the ashes, The George Cassim Collection of Modern Greek Coins and Banknotes
Apr 11 2017

SPINK LONDON | April will see a very exciting pair of numismatic auctions. The George Cassim Collection of Modern Greek Coins and Banknotes will be spread over two days; the 27th being dedicated to the Banknotes portion of his collection, and the 28th to his vast array of Coins. Cassim aspired to the highest standards, constantly upgrading pieces from his collection whenever possible. He had a keen eye for quality, rarity and variety. His collection, affectionately referred to as his "mistress"...

A Fine Collection of Middle Eastern and North African Banknotes
Apr 04 2017

SPINK LONDON | Amidst Spink's smorgasbord of banknote auctions is a very special auction of A Fine Collection of Middle Eastern and North African Banknotes. The sale includes a plethora of rare trials, die proofs, specimens and essays from all sorts of countries. Spink is confident there is something in this sale for everyone. The sale will take place on the 25th April 2017 from 11am. The enthusiasm of the owner for the subject is apparent from the breadth and depth of material present. There...

A Spink Record Six Spring Banknote Auctions
Mar 30 2017

SPINK LONDON | It's that time of year again, the Valkenburg show is fast approaching, and several Spink sales will follow! The world of banknote collecting and their wives (reluctantly) will descend on London for the Spring Spink auctions. We have outdone ourselves this time with six widely differing catalogues. A new record for Spink! World Banknotes is crammed full of the finest material from around the globe and will take place on the 26-27th April 2017. This world sale totals a little unde...

The Arthur Gray Collection of Queen Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Issues
Mar 28 2017

SPINK LONDON | On the 20th of April, Spink is delighted to be selling the Arthur Gray Collection of Queen Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Issues. Arthur Gray is a name that requires very little in the way of introduction when it comes to Australian philately. Over a lifetime he has amassed a collection that holds many of the rarest recorded items from this portion of philately. This sale abounds with some of the most delightful die proofs, issued stamps, extremely rare errors,  hand-drawn and ann...

Ten-Tour Hero to Sell Medals
Mar 28 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to have the opportunity to sell the important Military Cross group of nine medals awarded to Bugle Major J. Davies, The Rifles are to be sold by Spink & Son in London on the 12th April in London. James, who joined the Army aged just 19, is a veteran of ten Operational Tours with the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan throughout his career. During his tour of Afghanistan during 2011, he was posted to a remote Base deep i...

Dear Diary - Postal History in the Making
Mar 22 2017

SPINK LONDON | The 19th April will see a very interesting piece of philatelic history coming to auction at Spink. The Philatelic Collector's Series sale will be on the 19th and 21st April, with a good section of Great Britain on the 19th and some of the most highly-anticipated collections of items from around the world coming to auction on the 21st. But there is an item amidst the section of Great Britain that has captured Spink's attention! A Great Britain 1840 One Penny Black with good balan...

Essays Galore The Foxley Collection of Barbados
Mar 15 2017

SPINK LONDON | April will be a very busy month for Spink's London auction room. There will be several philatelic auctions of note, one in particular is the highly-anticipated "Foxley" Collection of Barbados taking place on the 19th April. The sale features amazing early letters and handstamps, Britannia proofs and covers, 1882 - 86 Keyplate issues and some truly fascinating hand-painted essays. For collectors of Barbados, this will be one of the most exciting sales of the year. There are many...

The Bruce Smart Collection of Uncommon Commonwealth
Mar 14 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to once again introduce one of Bruce Smart's many banknote collections. On the25th April, Spink is offering the first half of his superb group of British Commonwealth. As a collector, Bruce was certainly discerning. The material showcased here is of far higher quality than the majority found on the market today, to the extent that when cataloguing the collection it was often incredibly difficult to find records of notes with comparable dates or grades. This lev...

Banknote Treasures of the Arabian Gulf at Spink
Mar 13 2017

SPINK LONDON | The 25th April will see a momentous occasion at Spink, the sale of Banknote Treasures from the Arabian Gulf. Very occasionally, something comes in the door of our office here in London that is so amazing, you can scarcely believe your eyes. This collection of Banknotes certainly falls into that category. It was housed in just a few albums, and, as we looked through them, every turn of the page produced yet more, very pleasant, surprises.  Spink's reputation for selling exce...

Arguably the First Authorized Coin Struck By the United States Mint
Mar 13 2017

SPINK USA | Spink is excited to announce that there will be a fantastic general numismatic sale this spring. The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale will take place on the 4th - 5th April in New York, starting from 11 am. This sale contains an amazing show stopper; a 1792 Half Disme which is the stuff that Broadway shows and Hollywood movies are made from and will be the star of the auction.  This special item will form lot 256 and is cataloged as a 1792 Half Disme. LM-1. Judd-7. Pollock-7...