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...


 

May Millions

The All World and specialized Great Britain auctions held by Grosvenor over four days in May 2008 realized an exceptional combined total of £2,187,567.

“Postage Stamps and Postal History of the World”, held on May 22nd/23rd was a truly international offering of exceptional groups of material from around the World. Unusual specialized collections of Foreign countries, including Poland (formed by Alan Blunt, Switzerland (formed by the late John Mitchell), as … Read more...

 

MARVELLOUS MAY

Grosvenor Spring auctions break £2 million barrier

The three Spring auctions, held over two days on May 17th and 18th at Grosvenor’s saleroom on the Strand, achieved a remarkable total realisation of £2,138,883.The two Great Britain auctions totalled an impressive £1,191,350.

Important Line Engraved: A prestige auction featuring rare and important items from the classic period of Great Britain included two mint blocks of four 1d. blacks with plate 7 … Read more...

 

Sale of Specialised Great Britain

The Specialised Great Britain auction held by Grosvenor on January 25th and 26th proved to be a major event in the philatelic calendar, with 2473 lots on offer. The final total of over £1,490,000 comfortably exceeded the lower estimate of £1,229,995.

The auction started on a high note with lot 1, the balance of the David Bradley collection soaring to £21,172, and the following mixed lots continued in the same … Read more...

 

Falklands and Egypt on Fire

The Grosvenor British Empire & Foreign Countries auction, held on 7th and 8th December 2006 at their Strand saleroom achieved a total price of £1,043,347, well above pre-sale estimates with lots fiercely contested by a full book of bidders and a well attended room on both days.

Specially featured was the Falkland Islands and Dependencies, including the collection of the late Geoff Moir and material from the collections of the … Read more...

 

The RICHARD TOMPKINS COLLECTION OF MALAYA, BORNEO AND BRITISH EMPIRE

The Richard Tompkins Collection of Malaya, Borneo and British Empire – To be sold by Auction 2nd and 3rd November 2006

Richard Tompkins was looking forward to a semi-retirement during which he could concentrate upon the collection he had built up over the previous 35 years. He had been bringing together an extraordinary wealth of material of the British Commonwealth (excluding the Dominions) ready to mount in albums which he … Read more...

 

GROSVENOR MAY AUCTIONS REALISE IN EXCESS OF 1.8 MILLION

Collectors and dealers across the World showed their continued confidence in the Stamp Market by contributing to a series of exceptional results in the two Grosvenor auctions held on May 18th and 19th, which offered important material from each of the Great Britain, British Commonwealth and Foreign Countries fields.

The specialised Great Britain auction, which proved to be the largest and most valuable of its kind to be held in 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...