Sound Foundations

The Specialised Great Britain auction held over two days on April 11-12 achieved an unexpectedly high total of £826,648 with the return of a number of important buyers to the market. Whilst catalogue price adjustments, both upward and downward, are undoubtedly required in some areas, this pleasing overall pattern of results reflects a broad base of support that should provide a sound foundation for future growth in the Great Britain … 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...

 

Great Britain market remains strong

Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps & Postal History featuring a further portion of the Davenport collection of QEII Commemorative Errors Friday 11th December 2009

The specialised Great Britain auction held at Grosvenor’s Strand salerooms on 11 December amply demonstrated the current strength of the market. It made over £733,000, bringing the tota amount realised in just three days by this and the British Empire sale held on 9 & … Read more...

 

Cyprus Halfpenny now worth almost 20 million times more than when issued

December 9th and 10th 2009 Auction of British Empire Postage Stamps & Postal History The specialised auction of British Empire stamps and postal history held at Grosvenor’s Strand salerooms on 9 & 10 December reached a remarkable total of £836,153, greatly in excess of the pre-sale estimate of £625,890. The fine used example of the rare double overprint variety discovered on the Cyprus- 1880 Halfpenny, Plate 15 (lot 536), was … 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...