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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...

West Africa, The John Sacher Collection
Nov 08 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink have a very exciting auction coming up just in time for Christmas! West Africa Pre-U.P.U. Postal History from the John Sacher Collection will be gracing Spink's auction room on the 13th December 2016. This collection was formed by one of the most respected and prolific philatelic collectors, Simon John Sacher (born 9 June 1940, died 30 August 2016); a Past President of the Royal Philatelic Society London and a member for 50 years. Appropriately the sale of his collection ab...

A Betting Man’s Bond Auction
Nov 01 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are pleased to announce that the 17th and 18th November will see a superb sale of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World in London. The sale will feature, amongst others, the Helmut Stahl Collection of Casinos, the third part of the Duppa-Miller Collection of Gold Mines, and selected items from the Menzel collection.  The long awaited Austrian bonds and share certificates from the German Ministry of Finance (BADV) is also on offer, with over 750,000 items in 260 lo...

From Edward III to Richard III, Lord Stewartby’s Fourth Sale
Oct 31 2016

SPINK LONDON | As the winter of our discontent approaches and the weather turns colder, Spink has an auction in store sure to heat things up in the numismatic world. The fourth part of the epic collection of Lord Stewartby will be hitting Spink's auction room on 29th November and will focus on coins from the reigns of Edward III to Richard III. A lot of history will be covered in this auction, particularly for collectors of the rare and the highly interesting from this period, and Lord Stewartb...

Important Bradford City Fire Disaster Policeman’s Medals Up For Sale
Oct 26 2016

SPINK LONDON | This November will see a wonderful piece of history come to Spink's auction room. On the 24th November 2016, a Yorkshire Chief Inspector's Queen's Gallantry Medal awarded for 'outstanding courage and bravery' in saving lives during the Bradford City Fire Disaster, the worst fire disaster in football history  is to be sold at auction in London. Together with his Q.G.M., the British Empire Medal for Gallantry and Police Long Service Medal awarded to Chief Inspector T. Slocombe...

Helmand Hero’s Medals To Go Under the hammer
Oct 26 2016

SPINK LONDON | The Military Cross and medals awarded to Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Corporal Mark Ward are set to be auctioned in London in November.  His seven medals, together with his original combat helmet and uniforms are to be sold by Spink & Son in London on the 24th November. His Military Cross, the third-highest Decoration for Gallantry in the face of the enemy was awarded during his tour operating in a remote and hostile section of Helmand Province, Afghanistan during 2010....

Wordsworth, Poet Laureate and Stamp Distributer Extraordinaire
Oct 11 2016

SPINK LONDON | As autumn sets in, you might think that Spink was starting to slow down for the end of the year. This could not be further from the truth! Spink have got three more stamp auctions organised for October alone. Starting with the Hong Kong Philatelic Collector's Series sale on the 15th, then the first instalment of the David Pitts Collection, focusing on his in-depth selection of British Africa, which will take place on the 25th. And if they weren't enough for collectors, Spink have...

New From Spink Books, The Maury Catalogue Timbres de France
Oct 11 2016

SPINK BOOKS | Spink are delighted to announce that during the Salon Philatelique d'Automne will be the launch of the new edition of: The Maury Catalogue Timbres de France 2017. Copies of the latest release will be available from stand A6 throughout the event for €24.90 or £22.50. It is possible to pre-order a copy now on the Spink Books website: www.spinkbooks.com Spink is delighted to be able to launch the 2017 edition at the Salon Philatelique d'Automne, a perfect backdrop to this momen...