June Auctions

Sales: 122 & 123

Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th June 2018 

Featuring the latest offering in our popular series of specialised sections of Falkland Islands & Antarctica, an important offering from the little known French Postal Agency in the Seychelles, the fine collection of Italian States formed by the late Robert Spalding and unusual sections of Olympic labels, Palestine and Zanzibar. The Great Britain sale features an exceptional offering of … Read more...


 

Kangaroos not tied down

The star of the show found a new home for £14,480

The special auction of the Lord Cornwallis collections of Australia, Gambia, Gibraltar and Malta, held at Grosvenor’s London saleroom on 17th March, achieved a total realisation of £513,525, well in excess of early expectations.

Lord Cornwallis, who died in March last year following a full life which encompassed many achievements and positions of responsibility, had been a … Read more...

 

Strong China and KGVI in May auction

Our May British Empire & Foreign Countries Auction will include strong sections of China with rare North East China and Manchuria; the outstanding Concorde collection formed by the late Charles Harrison; a detailed study of Ascension King George VI issues; fine collections of Ceylon and New Zealand postal stationery formed by John Sussex RDP, FRPSL,Falkland Islands including specialised Fox Bay collected by Dr. Nigel Lehmann; South Africa featuring the … Read more...

 

Heavy spending before Christmas

Grosvenor’s December All World Auction, held over two days on the 9th and 10th, achieved a total realisation of  £871,517, over 20% above the pre-sale estimate for this sale.

The following is a selection from amongst the many notable prices paid

K.G.VI collection in 4 New Age albums (lot 2) realised £14,637 
The Colin Tabeart collection of Transatlantic Mail (lot 68) realised £8,998.Read more...

 

British Empire flies the flag in October

Three auctions held at the recently refurbished Grosvenor salerooms during October provided further compelling evidence of the growing strength of the British Empire market, the total realization of £1,469,494 leaving the pre-sale estimate of £1,106,550 far behind.Read more...

 

Exceptionally high numbers of viewers and bidders for May auctions

British Empire sale May 19th and 20th 2010

Held in the afternoon of the same day and continuing on May 20th, the accompanying auction of British Empire & Foreign Countries contained a number of interesting and significant areas of material.

First under the hammer was that of the Falkland Islands & Antarctica, which featured the collection of the late Robert Barnes FRPSL, the author of several important reference works on … Read more...

 

The auction of the John Forrest Collection of Cancellations of the British Empire May 19th

London Pride is glowing

Held during the week after the highly successful London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition, the Grosvenor May 2010 auctions achieved a remarkable combined total of £1,114, 523 well ahead of the pre-sale estimate of £947,640.

The auction of the John Forrest Collection of Cancellations of the British Empire, held on Wednesday May 19th, was a remarkable event, the sale of a life’s work devoted to gathering examples … Read more...

 

British Empire & Foreign Countries

Held in the afternoon of the same day and continuing on May 20th, the accompanying auction of British Empire & Foreign Countries contained a number of interesting and significant areas of material.

First under the hammer was that of the Falkland Islands & Antarctica, which featured the collection of the late Robert Barnes FRPSL, the author of several important reference works on the subject. Featured on the front cover of … Read more...