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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...

The First Maps of China, The First Maps Sold By Spink
Jul 30 2015

SPINK ASIA | Spink is excited to announce its inaugural Antique Map sale will take place on 16th August 2015 during the World Stamp Exhibition (14 - 19 August 2015). Cataloguing and describing these beautiful antique maps has been an honour and a privilege. Maps have been a way for humanity to understand, recognise and navigate the landscape around them, turning an unintelligible three-dimensional landscape into a readable object. These works of art reveal the overall majesty of a landscape thr...

A Naval Hero's Medals Up For Auction
Jul 20 2015

A sale full of extremely interesting items from around the world and some exquisite collections. But one lot in particular stands out amidst this sale, lot 7;  the Outstanding Second War D.S.O. and Two Bars, D.S.C. Group of Eight to Captain E.N. 'Won't-Go-Home' Pumphrey, Royal Navy. A pioneering skipper of motor torpedo boats who was one of the Royal Navy's most successful coastal force Captains of the Second World War, he distinguished himself in the 'Spitfires of the Seas' during the fir...

Spink Has Exceptional Sales for Singapore 2015
Jul 20 2015

SPINK SINGAPORE | Spink is proud to announce that we are the key sponsor and official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore on the 14th - 19th August 2015. During this incredible event we will be holding a series of prestigious sales offering items of the highest quality and calibre. Saturday the 15th of August will be an exciting start for the Spink events; all of the lots for auction will be available for viewing throughout the day, and the evening wi...

The Persistence of Time, Patience, and the Namesake of A Very Curious Saint
Jul 20 2015

SPINK CHINA | Spink is delighted to invite our connoisseurs to the tropical setting of Singapore for An Evening of Selected Rums, Fine Wines, Whiskies and Cognacs on the 15th August 2015 in the Marina Bay Sands Heliconia Ballroom. It is only fitting that in such grand surroundings we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore with a sale of premium quality that is the epitome of those two finest of attributes: patience and heritage. This fine diversity of items for offer creates a sensuous jo...

Adventure, Danger and the Full Set
Jul 20 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink's philatelic specialists have put together the July Collector's Series Sale (20th - 21st  July 2015) with some truly amazing rarities and exotic items from across the globe. With a strong showing from China, Rhodesia, South Africa and Russia, this is a philatelic auction not to be missed. With some exceptional estimates, Spink is hopeful to break a few world records with this auction. Many of the Russian items are estimated to go for some exceptional prices and out of...

Spink USA’s Summer Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale, A Strong, Diverse and Popular Sale
Jul 15 2015

Spink USA's summer 2015 "The Collector's Series" sale takes place at the New York offices on July 15-16, 2015.  The sale comprises 1052 lots with United States stamps with back-of-the-book issues and collections occupying the first day for a total of 542 lots. Unusually the sale commences with a couple of autographs, the more important one being that of Charles A. Lindbergh, the world famous aviator on the back of a menu for a dinner held in his honor by The Association of American Corres...

Spink to Launch Book Commemorating The Frank Goon Collection, A Testament to a Lifetime of Dedicated Collecting
Jul 14 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is proud to announce that we are the key sponsor and official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore on the 14th - 19th August 2015. Spink will be holding five sales, each containing quality material of the highest calibre; appealing to both the philatelic and numismatic market. However, Spink have a little more up their sleeve than just that. Saturday the 15th of August will be an exciting start for the Spink events at the exhibitio...

A Fine Collection of Polish Coins and Medals
Jul 03 2015

SPINK LONDON  | On the 15th July 2015, Spink will be holding the summer sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The auction boasts a wide variety of rarities and highly valuable items, from a Catherine II Russian commemorative platinum medal of her accession, (Lot 237, estimated: £40,000 - 50,000) to a fine collection of Karl Goetz medals. The Collection of Goetz Medals was formed by Walter R Johnson M.D. in the 1960s. We have much of the collector's original...

All the Kings of England to be Auctioned by Spink
Jul 03 2015

SPINK LONDON | On the 15th July 2015 Spink will be offering the summer sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale contains an incredible collection of Polish coins, a fantastic Russian medal commemorating the accession of Catherine II, and a fine selection of coins of ancient Cyprus and Roman coins from the Great Chesterton Hoard. However, Spink is particularly excited about the Hodgson Collection as it began right here, at Spink.   The Hodgson coll...

Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore.
Jul 02 2015

SPINK LONDON | The Spink team have completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic items from South East Asia and takes place during the long awaited World Stamp Exhibition, of which Spink are the official auctioneer and key sponsor. Top quality material is becoming harder and harder to source and the cost of acquiring this material is rising. Despite this, Spink have pu...

Dragons, Orchids and Auctions
Jul 02 2015

SPINK LONDON | The Spink team have completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic items from South East Asia and takes place during the long awaited World Stamp Exhibition, of which Spink are the official auctioneer and key sponsor. Amongst the medals portion of the sale is one of South East Asia's most elusive orders; Spink is delighted to announce that on the 16th Aug...

Around The World In Banknotes
Jun 25 2015

Some highlights include the unsold items from the Amon Carter collection of South Africa, which have remained 'on ice' for the last 17 years. While they were unsold in 1997, the world and the market have changed a great deal. The rarity of these issued South African private bank notes is now truly appreciated, and we hope collectors will welcome a second chance to snatch them after being off the market for so long.  Collectors of early Commonwealth will want to take a look at lot 146, a h...

The Lazarus of Whiskies . . . Spink to Offer Rare Karuizawa in Upcoming Sale of Whisky, Cognac and Other Spirits
Jun 08 2015

There is a sage Shakespearean proverb that asks 'why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?' Well, when the thing in question is a bottle of Karuizawa Japanese whisky we think even the Bard himself may have been compelled to eat his own words. Following on from our April sale of "Great Whiskies, Cognacs and Wines", Spink is delighted to offer a prized selection of the exceedingly rare Karuizawa Samurai and Geisha series as well as the 1981 Fire Dragon. The legend of Karuizawa is a tale...

Two Rare and Astonishing Mysteries from Colonial India
Jun 08 2015

Spink London's highly esteemed July sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals, 15th July 2015, will be showcasing some exceptional lots from the height of British Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century India. A contemporary described the British Empire in the nineteen hundreds as so vast that "the sun never set" on it. India at this point was considered the crown jewel of this sprawling territory, mainly for its resources and economic potential. In the nineteenth century...

A World Record from the Western Australia Auction Achieved Today
May 19 2015

Today Spink London achieved a spectacular price during their sale of Western Australia from The Vestey Collection. The sale was predicted to achieve very high prices, but one lot exceeded Spink's highest estimates and expectations. Lot 96, a single 4d. blue stamp with variety frame inverted, with very clear margins on three sides but touched along the left, cancelled by a black void obliterator though the variety is clearly visible. Only fifteen examples of this variety are recorded of...

Decapitation, Pirates and Post Haste
May 18 2015

SPINK LONDON | Spink is excited to announce that within The Philatelic Collector's Series Sale in London on the 20th - 22nd May, a letter to the Right Honourable John Bradshaw from 1652 is to be offered. Not just a letter, an entire 'Haste Post Haste' letter. Writing 'Haste Post Haste' on a letter in the 17th century would get the letter to its intended destination as quickly as it is possible to do by horse. One can imagine that compared to the speed of an email today, this must have taken an...

Bonds And Shares, Coming On In Leaps And Bounds!
May 14 2015

SPINK LONDON | The world of bonds and shares is about to be redefined! Our 29th May 2015 auction of Bonds and Shares of the World contains some 800 lots. China usually accounts for at least 10% of the sale but in this auction it accounts for roughly 100 lots including many rare pieces and many quantity lots suitable for dealers and investors. One of the best pieces is lot 191, a City Government of Greater Shanghai loan of 1934, bond for $5000 Chinese silver dollars, which is being offered at au...

Post, Pox and Murder, The Exciting Swaziland Collection Formed By Peter van der Molen
May 13 2015

Spink London is excited to be selling one of the most thorough and complete collection of the stamps and postal history of Swaziland, formed by Peter van der Molen, FRPSL, RDPSA, on the 20th May 2015. Few in the world of philately have the opportunity of not only forming a significant collection but also of being the driving force behind the standard book of the subject. Peter van der Molen is such a person. The sale commences with a copy of the superb 2013 handbook written and signed by Peter...