GPA 150: British Empire and Foreign Countries

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2022

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Our 150th auction. A sale of broad collector and dealer interest with the first part of the remarkable collection of Dr Brian Austen, exceptional studies of British West Indies cancellations formed by John Forrest, unusually strong offerings of New Zealand, The Nigerias, 1935 Silver Jubilee varities, … Read more...


Best of British

The Specialised Great Britain auction held at Grosvenor on November 9th/10th  more than satisfied pre-sale expectations with a final sale total of £708,771.

Once again, high prices for a number of collections and selections caught the eye, demonstrating a solid market for larger groupings even when best suited for dealer interest. A collection of mint/unused Victorian surface printed issues [lot 623] excelled with a realisation of £42,160. … Read more...


Forthcoming Auctions

British Empire & Foreign Countries
Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 March 2023

Featuring Ascension, Saint Helena, further collections and items from the Dr Brian Austen collection, as well as the next in our popular sections of Falkland Islands & Antarctica including the remarkable collection of the late John Newby.

Vendor commission rates are generous and fully inclusive with no add-on fees or charges for unsold lots. Our carefully crafted catalogues and … Read more...


London Octoberfest

The British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held at Grosvenor on October 4th/5th was a festive celebration of stamps and covers from around the world. The final sale total of £759,925 greatly exceeded the pre-sale estimate.

Kicking off this feast of diversity was the first part of the remarkable Stefan Heijtz collection of the postal history of Barbados. The £7,200 paid for the earliest known … Read more...


On a Gentle Simmer…

As London sweltered and sweated in the early summer heatwave, prices were also simmering nicely in the Grosvenor saleroom during the two day British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held on June 15th/16th. The final £432,380 sale total exceeded comfortably the auctioneers’ pre-sale expectations.… Read more...