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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...

Dragons, Horses and Tigers, An Impressive Arsenal For The Spink China Sale: “CHINESE IMPERIAL POST IN TAIWAN”
May 12 2015

Spink's Hong Kong office is proud to be presenting the Gems of Chinese Imperial Post in Taiwan sale on 16th May 2015. The sale is comprised of a wide variety of philatelic items and postal history, with some very beautiful designs and extremely rare issues. And amidst the impressiveness of the collection, is a subtle story of loyalty and Chinese cultural resistance on the island of Taiwan. Taiwan was officially adopted into the territory of the Chinese Imperial Ching Dynasty as a Prefecture un...

Spink Takes The Reins Of Legendary Philatelic Catalogues
May 07 2015

Spink & Son Ltd., the London based collectables dealer and auctioneer, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Arthur Maury Philatelic Catalogues. Included in the sale are the rights to and control of the current stock and future editions of these books. The list includes the annual Timbres de France Catalogue, the first catalogue of postage stamps in the World, now in its 118th edition, together with the specialised editions covering Timbres de l'ex-empire francais d'Afrique; Timbr...

The Much Awaited Second Half Of The Slaney Collection of English Coins Is Finally Coming to Auction
Apr 28 2015

The Slaney Collection | 14 May 2015 | London Spink sold the first half of the Slaney collection in May 2003. The sale was a great success, many records were broken, and the numismatic world was agog to know when the second half of the collection would be offered. After a wait of twelve years the remaining coins are coming, at last, to the auction block. The collection was formed with great care, and at considerable expense between 1940 - 1960. Several famous collections were dispersed during...

Number one for Bank of England notes - Spink offers unique first serial numbers
Apr 20 2015

There is a superb selection of British notes in our May 6th auction.  It features a great selection of black and white notes and other Bank of England prefixes and low numbers.  Of great interest is a group of Scottish notes from the Clydesdale Bank. These are all low or interesting numbers from the new £5 Polymer issue, including the numbers 000001-000010! Bank of England, a trio of remarkable number 1 serial numbered notes With any country, banknotes with low serial numbers a...

Spink to Offer Remarkable New Discoveries in World Banknotes
Apr 20 2015

The World Banknotes auction this April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe.  We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items.  Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items.  Central Bank - United Arab Republic A group of specimens showing a series of UAR banknotes that were never issued.  The United Arab Republic was a union between Egypt and Syria. It lasted only three year...

Waterloo Hero's Medal For Auction In Time For The Bicentenary Anniversary Of The Battle Of Waterloo
Apr 17 2015

On 23rd April 2015, Spink London will hold its first auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria in 2015. At the forefront of a diverse 666 lots of British and Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals, is the Superb Waterloo Medal to Major Arthur Rowley Heyland, 40th Foot, who was wounded several times during the Peninsular War, including at Talavera and Badajoz. At the Battle of Waterloo, on the 18th June 1815, he had his sword shattered and his horse wounded, before being s...