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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...

Bermuda Part 1, the David Pitts Collection
Mar 07 2017

Spink is delighted to be auctioning the David Pitts Collection in its entirety over the course of 2017. The 19th April will see the third in a series of sales dedicated to the remarkable collection of postal history and used stamps of the British Empire formed by David Pitts. It is the first of two sales focusing on Bermuda, his favourite and most important collection. The sale spans the period from 1796 to 1965 and encompasses a range of postal history and stamp issues, cancellations and unusu...

Marriage Medals at Spink, a Match Made in Heaven
Mar 07 2017

SPINK LONDON | As the sun comes out and the weather improves, Spink will be ushering Spring in with a host of coin auctions. London and New York will see several specialised and general coin sales where there will be something for even the most niche collectors. London will be holding a sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on 29th March 2017. This is a very special sale and Spink is confident it will set a successful tone for the rest of the year's coin sales. Th...

The Spink Menagerie; Roosters, Dolphins and a Griffin, The Christopher Reed Collection.
Feb 16 2017

SPINK USA | The first of Spink's Spring coin auctions will take place in New York and is the eagerly awaited sale of Ancient Coins: Featuring the Christopher "Kit" Reed Collection on the 21st March 2017. This sale abounds in some of the most beautiful examples of ancient coins to come on the market in some time. Not only are the coins very visually appealing, but they are also extremely rare and valuable. To immediately catch the eye is lot 14, a Sicily. Himera.AR Drachm, ca. 550/540-515 BC. T...

Part Five of the Lord Stewartby Collection, Minted.
Feb 14 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to announce that it will be seeing spring in with a host of coin auctions in March in London and New York. There will be two auctions in Spink USA and two in Spink London, one of which is the fifth and much awaited part of the Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby. This portion will focus on his assorted Tudor and Stuart coins. There are many superb and intriguing pieces bound to attract furious bidding on the 28th March 2017. One of these choice pieces is lot...

SPINK & SON WELCOMES A PARTNERSHIP WITH COWDRAY PARK POLO CLUB
Feb 08 2017

Spink & Son is delighted to announce that it has agreed a three year partnership with Cowdray Park Polo Club to supply the club's membership badges.  The polo club, often called 'the home of British polo', and the site of some of the best UK High Goal matches, Cowdray have directed the Spink Special Commissions to produce new designs for the club's Playing and Non-Playing members' badges.  Spink is also pleased to sponsor the 15 goal Cicero Cup tournament at Cowdray Park. The Spin...

The Robert Van Buren Emmons Collection, Two Sales in One Day
Jan 10 2017

SPINK USA | January is a very busy month for Spink's philatelic departments around the world, and The Robert Van Buren Emmons collection is providing much to contend with. Two sales will be taking place, one in London focusing on British Empire Classics, and the other in New York and will highlight his excellent collection of United States and Hawaii stamps and covers. Both will take place on the 24th January 2017. This part of his collection was formed largely in the 1950's. Mr. Emmons was for...

New York! New York! A Very Special Numismatic Auction this January 2017
Jan 05 2017

SPINK USA | Spink have hit the ground running this January 2017 with a host of auctions taking place around the world and featuring the finest quality material! Whether you're in Hong Kong, New York or London, Spink has something for you. New York will see three auctions taking place during the International Numismatic Convention, however there will also be another of their famous Numismatic Collector's Series Sale to round the entire event off with. The sale features a fine array of coins, pap...

The David Pitts Collection will leave you Cottonreeling!
Dec 20 2016

SPINK LONDON | Collectors are ready and waiting for the next instalment of the David Pitts Collection after the inaugural sale in October 2016 which featured his extensive British Africa section. The wait will not be long for more of David's top quality material as the next sale will take place in London on the 24th January 2017. The catalogue is already available online and in print for our avid stamp collectors. This is the second in a series of auctions dedicated to the remarkable collection...

A Selection of Fine World Coins and Medals at the NY INC
Dec 15 2016

SPINK USA | As we have just finished celebrating Spink's 350th anniversary in 2016, we look forward to 2017 and all it has to bring. We also wish our clients another fun and successful year of collecting! We dedicate to them three NY INC auctions which will take place on January 13th and 15th at the Warldorf Astoria in New York.  This small selection of world fine coins and medals (third auction on 1/15 at 11:00 a.m.) includes just 57 lots. It is a small but mighty sale that reflects Spin...

The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr Allam Collection, Where Cleopatra meets the Olympians
Dec 15 2016

SPINK USA | Spink is delighted to announce the sale of Islamic and Foreign Coins: The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr Allam Collection which will be held on January 15th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention. A sale packed with choice rarities from a particularly exotic corner of the globe.  This sale boasts some truly magnificent gems, for example: lot 74, a Lebanese Olympic Committee Gold Medal Originally for Presentation to Gabriel Gemay...

The World’s first issued Banknote and the One Week Onlys; Spink’s Banknote Auction in New York
Dec 09 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink will be very sad to see the end of 2016 and the festivity and celebrations of the 350th anniversary, however we have so much lined up for January 2017 that we can barely contain ourselves! Spink will be holding five numismatic auctions in January, and many of them will be taking place during the New York International Numismatic Convention at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The first of which will be the much-anticipated World Banknotes auction on January 13th. There will be sev...

An Exceptional Philatelic Auction, The Graham Cooper Collection of King George VI Stamps
Nov 15 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have the pleasure of working with a great many fantastic collections, and this December will see one of the finest to be auctioned off. The Graham Cooper Collection of King George VI Stamps will take place on the 14-15th December 2016. The vast collection is the product of many decades of avid acquisition and careful curation. Philately was a long-standing interest of Graham's from a young age, joining Leicester Philatelic Society in 1947, aged 15. He was its longest-standi...