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...


 

The ‘Aurelius’ Collections Parts 1 and 2 tops £1,380,000

The auction of the second part of the “Aurelius” King Edward VII collection, on October 8th, was a resounding success with even stronger prices than in the first sale held in May. The sale realised over £698,000, bringing the combined total for the two sales to over £1,380,000 – a record for a King Edward VII collection sold at auction.

As in the first sale, proofs and colour trials attracted … Read more...

 

Grosvenor at 50

On 23 September, in our salerooms in the Strand, we held our 50th auction. In part because of the reputation we have been able to establish over the years, we were able to offer an exceptional sale to mark the occasion. The final total achieved, £799,225, was a satisfying return for the efforts of all involved; it also amply demonstrated the continuing strength of the British Empire market.

There were … Read more...

 

RULE BRITANNIA – GREAT BRITAIN DEMAND CONTINUES

An eager audience awaited the start of this specialised Great Britain sale, a marathon 1600+ lots.

With the start at 11am precisely the sale commenced with the Collection and Ranges section proving to be a total sell out.  The following section including watermarked paper, Fiscals, Revenues and Railway stamps was also well received.  Pre stamp postal history produced the usual mixed results and one must feel that before long this … Read more...

 

Rule Britannia – Great Britain demand continues

An eager audience awaited the start of this specialised Great Britain sale, a marathon 1600+ lots. With the start at 11am precisely the sale commenced with the Collection and Ranges section proving to be a total sell out.  The following section including watermarked paper, Fiscals, Revenues and Railway stamps was also well received.  Pre stamp postal history produced the usual mixed results and one must feel that before long this … Read more...

 

The ‘Aurelius’ Collection of Great Britain King Edward VII Postage Stamps – Part 1 Thursday 21st May 2009

KING EDWARD VII IN DEMAND “A once in a lifetime opportunity” was how a prospective bidder described this auction held at the Grosvenor saleroom on 21st May.

This specialised Great Britain collection offered just over 360 lots of outstanding material from the reign of King Edward VII, the like of which had not been seen on the market for decades.  A strong group of collector and trade buyers assembled at … Read more...

 

SPRING IN THE AIR AT GROSVENOR MAY SALE –

May 7th saw the 47th auction sale at Grosvenor, Postage Stamps and Postal History of the British Empire.  Offering over 1300 los from throughout the Empire the sale commenced with a strong section of Falkland Islands and Antarctica.

This specialised section of Falkland Islands included the wonderful collections formed by Margery Wharton and Judith Faulkner and comprised a wide range of fascinating lots.  It drew a serious audience to the … Read more...

 

THREE MILLION POUND AUCTIONS

The Grosvenor November auctions, held in London between the 19th and 22nd, realised a massive total of £2,989,465 including many record prices, this together with the sale of the Apollonia collection of Rhodesian double heads sold in October, brought the autumn total to an incredible £3,340,198.

The first two days were devoted to the Specialised Great Britain auction which brought an astounding £2,045,255. Many fine properties … Read more...