Back with a Bang

At 10am on July 17, after 121 days of enforced absence, the traditional public stamp auctions at GROSVENOR were finally back and the enthusiastic response that greeted their return confirmed that they had been much missed during the period of confinement.  The two all-day sales that followed had been postponed from their original dates in April and May in order to hold true to Grosvenor’s promise to vendors that … Read more...


 

GPA 136 Prices Realised

Auction of British Empire Postal Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 136

Saturday 18th July

All prices are initially uploaded from the auction room and are not subject to checking therefore they are subject to error or omission.

Prices listed exclude VAT and buyer’s premium.

136 Prices Realised

 

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GPA 135 Prices Realised

Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 135

Friday 17th July

All prices are initially uploaded from the auction room and are not subject to checking therefore they are subject to error or omission.

Prices listed exclude VAT and buyer’s premium.

135 Prices Realised

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Autumn 2020 Schedule

Following the recent confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Grosvenor offices have reopened subject to recommended health protocols.

The delayed public auctions of Specialised Great Britain and British Empire & Foreign Countries will take place on Friday 17 July and Saturday 18 July respectively.

In order to respect the requirements of social distancing it is requested that clients contact us prior to visiting our offices.  Viewing of auction lots … Read more...

 

Treasures of the South

A regular feature of the auctions at Grosvenor in recent years has been an unequalled series of important offerings of Falkland Islands, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.  This proud tradition continues in our auction on September 22.

The British Empire & Foreign Countries auction will include fine postal history from the collection of Ralph Riddell-Carre, together with the collections of the late Peter Cottis including Saint Helena and … Read more...

 

Telegraphs In October

The Stephen John Lawrie collection of Private Telegraph Stamps will feature in our specialised auction of Great Britain on 28 October.

“Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph” – George Bernard Shaw.

The activities of the private telegraph companies of the nineteenth century make for fascinating study. This collection has been called the most complete assembly of their issues since that … Read more...

 

Andrew Williams to become Grosvenor Consultant

Last September our Managing Director, Andrew Williams, suffered a brain aneurysm and subsequent stroke which left him with some long-term damage.  During the last months Andrew has made remarkable progress but has now chosen to stand down from his post as he feels that his present medical situation does not permit him to carry out the full range of his responsibilities.

We are delighted to announce however that Andrew has … Read more...

 

Popular Success

The British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held at Grosvenor on February 26 was a popular mixture of all world material that attracted collectors and dealers alike, filling the Strand saleroom.

On a day when the highest prices were largely achieved by a good spread of collections of substance there were, however, a number of notable individual results.

Featured on the front cover of the sale catalogue, the Bermuda 1901 … Read more...