British Empire & Foreign Countries

Sale Number: 117


Wednesday 20th September
 at 11 am and 2 pm and
Thursday 21st September at 11 am and 2 pm

Featuring unusual offerings of War Tax, Special Delivery/Express and Telegraph issues, exceptional rarities of India used in Aden, the late Cecil H Clough collection of Antigua, the Richard Malim collection of British Levant and the late Prof. Iain Stevenson collections of Tonga and other countries.… Read more...


 

Record Results at Grosvenor Australasia Auction

The first Grosvenor auction of 2006, held on February 28th,  was devoted to the Australasia region and produced an enthusiastic response from collectors and dealers across the World.

The sale, which produced a total realisation of £622,930 (including buyers premium) was divided into four important sections.

The first featured the remarkable “Ayers” specialised collection of  the King George V Head stamps of Australia including many scarce stamps and proofs. Among … Read more...

 

JULY SALE REALISES £627,482. (incl. premium and VAT)



Strong prices at Grosvenor

The sale of material from around the world which was held on July 15 by Grosvenor at its auction rooms at 399-401 Strand, London reached a total of £627,482 (all prices quoted are inclusive of the buyer’s premium).



The sale attracted significant demand for material from the collection of the late Colonel Harvey, at one time the doyen of The Royal Philatelic Society London. The estimate … Read more...

 

MAY SALE REALISES £743,148 as strong demand for GB continues.



The continuing strong demand for Great Britain was fully evident at the Grosvenor sale held on May 26, at which the realisations, including the buyer’s premium of 17.625% totalled over three quarters of a million pounds.

The line engraved material included one of the largest multiple uses of the Penny Black recorded, comprising a block of twelve from plate 6, with corner letters from
AJ to DL, split to form … Read more...

 

The Grosvenor specialised Great Britain auction on December 17th proves demand remains heatlthy.



The sale of Great Britain material held by Grosvenor on December 17 proved once again that demand remains steady, with some very strong prices achieved for line-engraved material.



Included in the sale was a remarkable registered envelope (lot 1258)sent in November 1937, from London to Rio de Janeiro, the postage totalling £22 1s 3d.



This was paid by affixing a block of 24 of the 5s ‘Seahorse’ (one of the … Read more...

 

Rhodesia proves to be ‘star of the show’

The sale of stamps and postal history by Grosvenor at their auction room in London’s Strand on November 11 and 12 realised a total of £822,985, (all prices quoted include buyer’s premium + VAT). The sale was particularly strong in Rhodesia, and a number of outstanding items sold extremely well.

’Star of the show’ was the mint strip of three of the Matebele Rebellion provisional THREE PENCE on 5s, the … Read more...

 

Over £1.5 m hammer total for May 25 & 26 2004 sale

High prices for classic GB and exceptional Seychelles at Grosvenor

A beautiful entire letter bearing a Penny Black and used on May 6, 1840, was knocked down at £24,701 at the two day sale held by Grosvenor on May 25 and 26 at their auction rooms at 399 Strand. The first official day of use of the Penny Black, the entire was headed ‘Cloak Lane, 6 May 1840’ and addressed … Read more...

 

Grosvenor autumn 2003 auction realises record figure in excess of £1.5 million

The Grosvenor Autumn 2003 auction, held over two days on 19th and 20th November, and which has been described as the strongest all World auction to be held in London for some years, realised a final total of £1,528,046.

Some concern had earlier been expressed about the “rival attraction” of the visit to London of George W. Bush but these fears proved unfounded as full rooms on both days testified. … Read more...