Merry Christmas to All

The Grosvenor office will be closed for the festive season from 5pm on Friday 22nd December and will reopen at 9:30am on Tuesday 2nd January. We wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and look forward to being at your service in 2018.  Our Spring auction season is quietly in preparation (some of us continue to work amongst the tinsel and turkey) and further consignments … Read more...


 

Nothing Burns Like The Cold

It was a cold day outside on the Strand but it soon warmed up in the Grosvenor saleroom when the bidding got started at the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction on November 29th.

Star item in the exceptional collection of Antarctica formed by the late Fred Goldberg was the 1911 Roald Amundsen expedition envelope (lot 1163, left), the only known example to have travelled to Antarctica and sent on … Read more...

 

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

Sale Number: 119

Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 10.30 am, 1 pm and 3.30 pm


Featuring the late Fred Goldberg collection of Antarctica, the ‘Braemar’ collection of Falkland Islands, rare proofs and essays from the extraordinary collection of Peter Young, FRPSL, a further offering from the outstanding ‘Moore & Moore’ collection of Gibraltar and the only known postally used example of the rare North West Pacific Islands 2½d. (SG 87)… Read more...

 

Paul Mathews

Joining GROSVENOR in a consultancy role this month is Paul Mathews, a well-known figure in the stamp world, formerly of Stanley Gibbons and Spink.

After a peripatetic childhood (his father served in the R.A.F.), and coming from a collecting family, it was nevertheless a big move for Paul when he came to London in 1977 to take up a position in the Rare Stamps Department of Stanley Gibbons Ltd.  A … Read more...

 

Great Expectations

Lot 655

The autumn season at GROSVENOR continued on 25th-26th October with arguably the most interesting, balanced auction of traditional Great Britain to have been offered for some time. Pre-sale attendances during private and public viewing days were exceptionally high and a very fine total sale result of £938,637 was just reward.

As was noted during the September British Empire & Foreign Countries auction, lots created from the unusual collection … Read more...

 

Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale Number: 118

Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 11 am and 2.00 pm
Thursday 26th October
 2017 at 11 am and 2.00 pm

A fine and varied auction, the property of 100 vendors, featuring the first offering of Essays, Proofs and Trials from the exceptional collection of Dr Peter Young, FRPSL, the extensive and unusual collections of Telegraph and Revenue Stamps formed by the late Prof. Iain Stevenson, FRPSL, interesting … Read more...

 

Thanks A Million

The Autumn season at GROSVENOR opened with a substantial offering of British Empire & Foreign Countries on 20th-21st September. Record viewing and auction day attendance figures by collectors and dealers, added to enthusiastic online and pre-sale bidding, generated a superb total result of £1,028,049 for the vendors in the sale.

Memorable sections and individual highlights featured throughout. A recently discovered and newly listed variety from the British East AfricaRead more...