SPINK LONDON | Spink are very excited to announce that this coming February will see a philatelic auction abounding in rarities and errors, but make no mistake, this sale is going to be one to remember. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Australian States and Commonwealth will take place on the 23rd February 2016 in Spink's London auction room. The rarity of this opportunity is surpassed only by the rarities contained within the sale.

Australia is home to some of the most singular species on the planet, not to push the comparison too far, but within this sale stand two of Australia's finest philatelic rarities. Two errors, both alike in dignity, are expected to excite and delight this February. One is lot 104 from Western Australia, an 1864-69 CC 2d. mauve error bearing the traditional swan motif.

Lot 104, estimated: £7,000 - 9,000

The second distinguished error is lot 89, an 1885-95 Naish, 4d lilac error. Not only is it very rare, it is also one of only nine unused examples known, including a horizontal and a vertical pair.


Lt 89, estimated: £2,500 - 3,000

Spink look forward to seeing faces old and new at what is certainly going to be a spectacular event and a fitting reflection of such a comprehensive collection built on years of hard work and dedication.

For more information, please contact Nick Startup:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4073 | Email: [email protected]

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