The September sale week at Grosvenor, opening the 2016 Autumn Season, achieved an excellent total result of £1,125,181.
The British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held on September 21 and 22 contained many substantial collections as well as fine specialist sections, including the Dougie Elliott collection of Ethiopia. Fewer than ten covers (sent stampless) from the punitive British Expedition to Abyssinia, sent against Emperor Tewodros II in 1867-68, now survive. An envelope sent by an accompanying foreign correspondent from the Senafe base camp showing the distinctive expedition datestamp on reverse (lot 679) was well bid to £3,684.
Consignments for the Autumn 2016 auction season are warmly invited with each specialised auction closing two months prior to the date of sale.
November 8 GREAT BRITAIN, A specialised auction including the Roy Webster collection of Decimal Machin booklets. The latest in our regular series of specialised auctions containing fine material from pre-stamp to Queen Elizabeth II issues.
November 9 BRITISH EMPIRE & FOREIGN COUNTRIES, including the Charles Denis Harding collection of Switzerland and another exceptional presentation of Falkland Islands with the Hugh Osborne, FRPSL, studies of the 1929-37 ‘Whale & Penguin’, 1938-50, 1952 and 1960-68 Pictorial issues, the Ralph Riddell-Carre collection of King Edward VII and King George De La Rue issues, the fascinating collection formed by the late Derek Harwood and an important newly discovered early letter from 1833.
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 email@example.com.
We are proud to announce the appointment of Robert P. Odenweller and Stephen D. Schumann as our official company representatives in the U.S.A. based on the East and West Coasts respectively. Bob and Steve will be pleased to provide all advice and assistance to U.S. clients wishing to consign material to our London auctions.
The British Empire & Foreign Countries and specialised Pacific Islands auctions held at GROSVENOR on 24th and 25th May realised a combined total of £722,147.
These auctions presented a wonderfully diverse array of rare items from all around the world with many notable prices achieved.
A fine unmounted mint marginal example of the Johore 1922-41 $500 (lot 1287, left) fully deserved its £19,040 realisation, whilst the handsome mint Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika 1922-27 £10 (lot 1241), featured on the front cover of the sale catalogue, did not disappoint at £7,614. A mint example of the Newfoundland 1930 Columbia Flight 50c. on 36c. (lot 327) again demonstrated its popularity, selling for £4,298 despite slight perforation irregularities