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...


 

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...

 

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...