Autumn 2024 Schedule

The Langton Hill Collections of Bermuda, Ascension, Saint Helena and Tobago
25 September 2024

Further information on this exceptional single vendor auction will be published when available.

 

British Empire & Foreign Countries
26 September 2024

This auction includes the collections of the late Ben D’Souza of the East Africa Study Circle, George Kunzle, longtime member of the Helvetia Philatelic Society of Great Britain and Egypt with further material from … Read more...


 

Dorothy Sharp (1928 – 2024)

The Grosvenor graphic designer Dorothy Sharp passed away on June 25th, having  celebrated her 96th birthday earlier in the month. She had worked as part of our team for over 25 years, the front cover of the recent GPA 159 catalogue being her final contribution.

Dorothy Bertha Merriton Sharp was born in Kent in 1928 and was the granddaughter of noted English historian Samuel Rawson Gardiner. After the death … Read more...

 

Rollercoaster Ride

 An impressive British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held on June 5th-6th brought the Grosvenor Spring Season to a close. The two-day sale of over 2,000 lots almost exactly matched its pre-sale estimate, achieving a sale total of £706,314.

This was a rollercoaster of an auction reflecting an increasingly uneven market. Some countries are demonstrably hot, others disconcertingly not.… Read more...

 

Uprising

The exceptionally large British Empire & Foreign Countries auction, a three day sale of nearly 2,700 lots, achieved an impressive final total of £858,935.

Proving itself the star lot of the sale, the set of Orange Free State postal fiscals and postage stamps in full sheets with values to £5 [lot 2424], were brought to England after the Anglo-Boer War by Major Sir John Hubert Ward KCVO who … Read more...

 

The Big Auction Week

It may have been unseasonably cold in London during the last week of November but there was plenty of heat generated by, in particular, the online bidding for Grosvenor’s last two auctions of 2023, generating a final sale total of £1,010,643 with happy buyers around the world.

Prominent in the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction, held on November 28-29, was the remarkable collection of the issues of the Union Read more...