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Auction of Pacific Islands Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 108

Start Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016

Sale Time: Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 11 am and 2 pm

A specialised auction of nearly 700 lots, featuring the Martin Baxendale Collection of Tonga, the Michael Parr Collection of the Territories of New Guinea and Papua, fine Cook Islands, Samoa and the Greg Willson collections of British Solomon Islands and Gilbert & Ellice Islands.

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Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 107

Start Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Sale Time: Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm

A specialised auction of nearly 1,700 lots, including the John Sussex RDP, FRPSL Collection of Ireland, Falkland Islands including the Dr PG Cronk FRPSL collection of King George V issues, and significant offerings of specialised material from New Zealand, Saint Kitts-Nevis and Tanganyika

Public viewing at our offices is to be available on

Thursday 19th May 9.30 am to 5 pm
Friday 20th May 9.30 am to 5 pm
Monday 23rd May 9.30 am to 4 pm

Private viewing will be available from the 3rd May. Please telephone us beforehand to arrange an appointment.

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Autumn 2016 Schedule

Consignments for the Autumn 2016 auction season are warmly invited with each specialised auction closing two months prior to the date of sale.

6108September 21 BRITISH EMPIRE & FOREIGN COUNTRIES, A specialised auction including the fine all World collection formed by the late John Newell of Newquay and the Clive Evans collection of the Postcards of Kenya and Zanzibar.

 

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September 22 THE BOUGAINVILLE COLLECTION OF FALKLAND ISLANDS, A  landmark single-vendor auction of issues from Queen Victoria to King George VI, including rare and unique proofs and essays and one of only two known examples of the South Georgia 1928 Provisional with double surcharge, contained in a block of four.

 

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November 8 GREAT BRITAIN, A specialised auction including the Roy Webster collection of Decimal Machin booklets.

 

November 9 BRITISH EMPIRE & FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Our commission charges are competitive, fully inclusive, and negotiable for valuable consignments.  Whether you are considering the sale of the whole or part of your collection we will work with you to ensure that presentation and results meet your highest expectations. For further information please contact Andrew Williams at the address above or via email on awilliams@grosvenor-auctions.co.uk.

 

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Proper Job

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The Ron Hake collection of Devon postal history was the starring feature in the specialised Great Britain auction held at GROSVENOR on April 21st, achieving a remarkable success and more than doubling its pre-sale estimates.

Dating from just before the English Civil War, a historic letter sent “hast post hast” in 1640 to Sir George Chudleigh, Deputy Lieutenant of the County (lot 220) rose strongly in bidding to £5,894. Showing on its reverse a fine strike of the “WELLS/X”, one of just two known examples of this very rare Cross Post marking, a 1709 entire from Croscombe to Plymouth (lot 228) soared to £3,316.

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GPA 106 Prices realised

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Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Thursday 21st April 2016 at 11.00 am and 2pm

A specialised auction of over 900 lots, the property of 134 vendors, featuring the Gold Medal winning collection of Devon Postal History and a collection of barred numeral cancellations formed by the late Ron Hake FSPH, fine and rare items of postal history, line engraved and surface printed

 

Public viewing at our offices is to be available on

Monday 18th April 9.30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 19th April 9.30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 20th April 9.30 am to 4 pm

Private viewing will be available from the 4th April. Please telephone us beforehand to arrange an appointment.

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Curate’s Egg

1457 detailLike the curate’s egg in the 1895 Punch cartoon, the March 16th/17th GROSVENOR auction was ‘excellent in parts’. This large auction contained offerings from no fewer than 218 vendors and results varied noticeably from country to country, the sale producing nevertheless a creditable total realisation of £648,085.

Amongst a most unusual offering of New Zealand wills and probate documents bearing ranges of Stamp Duty and Arms high values, the highest price achieved was the £1,666 paid for the wonderful 1925 will of Dorothea Ziele (lot 1457, detail left) displaying values to £17,359, an extraordinary denomination, probably unique.

Featured on the front cover of the sale catalogue was the unused block of ten of the 1862 6d. blue-green, first stamp of Antigua, the largest recorded multiple and additionally showing double perforations between the second and third columns (lot 232). This showpiece item found a new home for £11,710

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GPA 105 Prices Realised

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