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Celtic Coins and the Medusa Mystery; From The Geoff Cottam Collection
Nov 20 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is very excited to be selling a particularly singular collection this December: Celtic Coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. Traditionally, Celtic coins have been a mysterious and poorly understood field of numismatics. However, in recent years there has been a massive upsurge in interest as more and more literature now exists to cast light on this fascinating coinage. Year by year new records are being set and the market for Celtic coins is as healthy as it has ever been...

A Princely Sum, Spink To Sell a Collection of Polish Rarities in Winter Coin Auction
Nov 18 2015

SPINK LONDON | This December Spink is delighted to announce that the sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will contain a fantastic collection of Polish Coins and Medals. Earlier this year Spink was thrilled to offer just a small part of this extensive collection formed in the 1950s and 60s by a Polish gentleman living in England after the war, some exceptional prices were realised and the entire sale was a great success. Spink cannot wait to see how the second bat...

The Bear Necessities of Banknotes in the Spink Sale
Nov 05 2015

SPINK LONDON | This December 8th, Spink will be auctioning off a very special series of banknotes during the World Banknotes sale in London. Spink is honoured and delighted to be chosen by Bank of Scotland to auction this very special limited edition polymer £5 banknote in aid of the Children in Need Foundation. Spink is very excited to be involved with such a worthy cause so close to Christmas! There are several reasons why this issue is particularly special.  First and foremost, th...

Pricey Ink, Murder and Great Line Engraved.
Oct 30 2015

SPINK LONDON | This November will see another classic auction of Great Britain Stamps and Postal History on the 27th November 2015. The sale contains a wonderful array of perforated line engraved pennies, ever a popular section amongst collectors. There are also many modern issues with very spectacular errors, including a 1963 Red Cross 3d. with cross omitted, a 1965 post office Tower 3d. with tower omitted and a 1991 Bicentenary of Ordinance Survey of"Ham Street" 26p. with an error of value ("...

Female Agents, Four Pints of Blood and a Very Impressive Career
Oct 26 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink was particularly excited about this auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria which took place in London on the 20th November. Within this sale there were incredible pieces with both intriguing and exciting stories of Military and even Hollywood legendary. These superb items made the auction charged with expectation and excietment. First among these rare and exciting items was lot 69, a superb 1972 'Foreign Service' O.B.E., 1944 Special Operations...

The Charles W. Adams Collection of USA and Canadian Philately, a Fine Collection of Rarities
Oct 21 2015

SPINK USA | Spink is honored to be offering The Charles W. Adams collection, which is comprised of 213 select lots of United States and Canada. It is quite an unusual offering in that Mr. Adams was not at all an album space filler. Instead he collected rarities, pairs, especially imperforates and proofs. The Collection is brimming with choice pieces of the utmost rarity from the U.S. and Canadian Post Office. Spink's New York office will be offering this incredible collection on the 18th Novemb...

A Sail From Coast To Coast
Oct 20 2015

SPINK USA | Spink's New York office will be holding a Philatelic Collector's Series sale this coming November. The sale is comprised of 716 lots of United States, Canada and BNA Provinces, general foreign and numerous collections with some wonderful pieces for the avid collector. For all those with a passion for aviation, there is a piece of special interest too. The sale will take place in the Spink New York office from the 18th to the 19th November 2015. On the first day Spink will be offeri...

Bundesrepublik Deutschland beauftragt das Auktionshaus Spink mit dem Verkauf einzigartiger Deutscher Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Sep 29 2015

Das Auktionshaus Spink hat vom Deutschen Finanzministerium, BADV den Zuschlag zum Verkauf sämtlicher noch vorhandenen Anleihen des Deutschen Reichs aus den Beständen der ehemaligen Reichsbank erhalten. Nachdem in den 2000er Jahren aus diesem Bestand lediglich die Papiere von privaten Gesellschaften verkauft wurden, geht es nun an das Herz der Deutschen Wirtschafts- und Finanzgeschichte. Es kommen alle Anleihen, d.h. Schuldverschreibungen und Schatzanweisungen, des Deutschen Reichs und einzelner...

BRITISH ERRORS PROVE NO MISTAKE IN SPINK NY SALE
Sep 29 2015

SPINK USA | It seems collectors and dealers alike find the Royal Mint's foibles quite interesting as heated bidding on lots from the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins proved last week. Sold as part of the offerings in the Spink New York Sale, September 24, the Snyder Collection cumulatively realized above the pre-sale high estimate with most lots selling in estimate range or higher. A James II double struck Halfcrown with the second strike 20% off center (lot 172) brought $3,250, w...

Spink to Sell Pakistani Rarity
Sep 21 2015

SPINK LONDON | Following on from our mammoth series of sales in April and an extremely successful return to Singapore this summer,­­ Spink enters the Autumn season in high spirits with our September sale which contains a plethora of rarities and delights for our collectors to enjoy. The sale will take place on 29-30th September 2015 in the Spink London office.  With over 1500 lots comprising of a blend of archival material and collectors' treasures from around the world, this sale has som...

Patents, Tithes and the Durbar, Spink to sell Fabulous Ephemera and Historical Documents
Sep 21 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is very excited to be holding one of its very special Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History sales on the 8th October 2015 in London. With the recent birth of the new princess, the items in this sale could not be more delightfully relevant and insightful into the rich history of the monarchy and Britain. From the late Tudor reign to the 19th Century, this sale demonstrates much of the creation of the monarchy's greatest tools of propaganda. Amongst t...

Spink To Sell Incredible Leopard Coinage This September
Sep 07 2015

SPINK LONDON | This autumn Spink has put together a very impressive array of items for the sale of Ancient, Islamic, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals taking place between the 22nd-23rd September 2015 in London. The sale includes the Andy Scot Collection of Copper and Bronze Pennies, a selection of Constantius and Constantine from the London Mint, from the Lee Toone Collection and a large collection of excellent Abbasid Coins.    However, amongst this fine assortment...

Spink Gives the Summer a Tropical Philatelic Send-Off
Sep 03 2015

SPINK LONDON | On the 24th September 2015, Spink will be auctioning a very important and further part of the legendary Vestey collection and sold by Order of the Trustees. The sale contains a stunning array of items from the Windward Islands, British Guiana, British Honduras, Cayman Islands and Jamaica, bringing a tropical end to the summer. Amidst the sale of 721 lots, stand some extremely singular philatelic treasures that Spink have  the pleasure of handling.  The sale's top lot i...

The Len Jury Collection, Philately with the Tenacity to Survive
Sep 02 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to have the opportunity to offer the Len Jury award-winning collections of New Zealand Postal History, Stationery, 1913 Auckland Exhibition and 1920 Victory Issues in London on 7th October 2015. Rarely is such a collection seen and this sale promises to stand as a successful testament to a lifetime of dedicated philatelic collecting. This auction will feature several areas of Postal History with sections dedicated to New Plymouth and Localities, Large Numeral...

Award Winners and the Finest Rarities, the Spink Spirit Sale Set to Top the Records
Sep 01 2015

Spink China | Spink is excited to announce a new auction experience with our next bespoke wine auction, An Evening of Precious Whiskies and Cognacs on the 17th September 2015 in our Hong Kong office. An event which promises to benefit from the thriving current wine market in Hong Kong. Among many tried and tested popular items are some tucked-away rarities and truly delightful pieces for the connoisseur.       The auction begins with some truly legendary liquors; lots 1 and 2 ar...

SPINK TO SELL THE BILL SNYDER COLLECTION OF BRITISH ERRORS IN NEW YORK
Aug 27 2015

SPINK NEW YORK | Spink is pleased to announce the sale of the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins on September 24, 2015 in New York. Ranging from Charles II to Elizabeth II, the collection of over 100 lots features a number of important and dramatic errors, highlighted by a stupendous 1872 Gothic Florin diecap. With the florin's obverse inset in a raised cap of over 6mm, it presents as a stunning "die-dish" error. Toned a pearly white and uncirculated, the exceedingly rare and possib...

Spinks To Sell Stamps and Covers of South East Asia Sale, A Plethora of Singularities
Aug 18 2015

SPINK ASIA | Spink and Son, as a key sponsor and the official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition, are keen to present the exceptional sale of 'Stamps and covers of South East Asia'. The auction will be taking place on the 18th August 2015 in Singapore. The sale consists of the finest assortment of philatelic items and postal history, but its most defining feature is its propensity for genuine rarities and stunningly unique items.  This is a sale with something for ever...

Spink Awarded Incredible German Bond Collection
Aug 17 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to announce that The Federal Republic of Germany has commissioned the auction house Spink with the Sale of a unique collection of German economic history; an amazing collection to be sold on the 20th November 2015.  The German Ministry of Finance (BADV) has awarded Spink, a leading collectables auction house, with the sale of the inventory of historic bonds from the former German Reichsbank.   At the beginning of this century, the BADV started with...

An Exceptional Start to the World Stamp Exhibition
Aug 16 2015

SPINK SINGAPORE | Spink, the official auctioneer and key sponsor of the World Stamp Exhibition is delighted to announce that the event has kicked off in an exceptional manner! With five auctions in three days Spink are racking up successful sales a mile a minute.  On the evening of the 15th August, Spink held an Evening of Selected Rums, Fine Wines, Whiskies and Cognacs, a sophisticated and prestigious event that was enhanced by the delightful atmosphere in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. A w...

The Sentosa Sale, Set to be a Showstopper in Singapore.
Aug 16 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink and Son, as a key sponsor and the official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition, are keen to present the exceptional sale of 'The "Sentosa" Collection of Straits Settlements, Malayan States, Labuan, North Borneo and Sarawak'. A fine assortment of philatelic items and postal history. Not since the days when Robson Lowe sold Dr. Wood's Collections of Malaya and Borneo in 1964 and 1965 has such an outstanding collection come onto the open market. The "Sentos...