Spring Auction Week

April 25-26 SPECIALISED GREAT BRITAIN, a specialised auction of over 1200 lots, the property of 117 vendors, including unusual Revenues and Telegraphs featuring the Frank Brown collection, as well as the outstanding ‘Bristol’ Collection of Lundy and the Anthony Moon Collection of Line Engraved.

April 26-27 BRITISH EMPIRE & FOREIGN COUNTRIES, an intriguing auction of 1420 lots featuring the first part of the remarkable Stefan Heijtz FRPSL Read more...


Proper Job

The Ron Hake collection of Devon postal history was the starring feature in the specialised Great Britain auction held at GROSVENOR on April 21st, achieving a remarkable success and more than doubling its pre-sale estimates.

Dating from just before the English Civil War, a historic letter sent “hast post hast” in 1640 to Sir George Chudleigh, Deputy Lieutenant of the County (lot 220) rose strongly in bidding to £5,894. Showing … Read more...


Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Thursday 21st April 2016 at 11.00 am and 2pm

A specialised auction of over 900 lots, the property of 134 vendors, featuring the Gold Medal winning collection of Devon Postal History and a collection of barred numeral cancellations formed by the late Ron Hake FSPH, fine and rare items of postal history, line engraved and surface printed


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Curate’s Egg

Like the curate’s egg in the 1895 Punch cartoon, the March 16th/17th GROSVENOR auction was ‘excellent in parts’. This large auction contained offerings from no fewer than 218 vendors and results varied noticeably from country to country, the sale producing nevertheless a creditable total realisation of £648,085.

Amongst a most unusual offering of New Zealand wills and probate documents bearing ranges of Stamp Duty and Arms high values, the highest … Read more...


GPA 105: British Empire and Foreign Countries

Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 105

Sale Time: Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 2 pm
Thursday 17th March 2016 at 11 am and 2.30 pm

A specialised auction of nearly 1,900 lots, the property of over 200 vendors, including important sections of Antigua, Bermuda with KGVI covers, Cameroon with Expeditionary Force issues, Malaya and States, Newfoundland airmails, North Borneo with postal … Read more...


Once in a lifetime

On February 24th GROSVENOR opened its Spring season with the much anticipated auction of the Kiddle Brothers Collection, a fascinating all World assembly of material compiled over many years by two of Britain’s leading philatelists, Charles and Francis Kiddle. The 478 lots achieved an excellent total realisation of £219,347, well in excess of pre-sale estimates.

The spotlight on this auction fell upon the many studies and collections of material … Read more...