Spring Schedule 2019

Our February 21st auction is now closed for consignments and the catalogue is in preparation. Vendor consignments for future auctions are cordially invited, each auction closing for entries approximately two months before the date of sale. Commission charges for vendors are fully inclusive with no hidden ‘add-ons’.  Settlement payments are renowned for their promptness and reliability.  Contact us today for further information and free confidential advice.

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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...

 

Grosvenor at 50

On 23 September, in our salerooms in the Strand, we held our 50th auction. In part because of the reputation we have been able to establish over the years, we were able to offer an exceptional sale to mark the occasion. The final total achieved, £799,225, was a satisfying return for the efforts of all involved; it also amply demonstrated the continuing strength of the British Empire market.

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RULE BRITANNIA – GREAT BRITAIN DEMAND CONTINUES

An eager audience awaited the start of this specialised Great Britain sale, a marathon 1600+ lots.

With the start at 11am precisely the sale commenced with the Collection and Ranges section proving to be a total sell out.  The following section including watermarked paper, Fiscals, Revenues and Railway stamps was also well received.  Pre stamp postal history produced the usual mixed results and one must feel that before long this … Read more...

 

Rule Britannia – Great Britain demand continues

An eager audience awaited the start of this specialised Great Britain sale, a marathon 1600+ lots. With the start at 11am precisely the sale commenced with the Collection and Ranges section proving to be a total sell out.  The following section including watermarked paper, Fiscals, Revenues and Railway stamps was also well received.  Pre stamp postal history produced the usual mixed results and one must feel that before long this … Read more...

 

The ‘Aurelius’ Collection of Great Britain King Edward VII Postage Stamps – Part 1 Thursday 21st May 2009

KING EDWARD VII IN DEMAND “A once in a lifetime opportunity” was how a prospective bidder described this auction held at the Grosvenor saleroom on 21st May.

This specialised Great Britain collection offered just over 360 lots of outstanding material from the reign of King Edward VII, the like of which had not been seen on the market for decades.  A strong group of collector and trade buyers assembled at … Read more...