Watermark Levels Rising

Once considered as variations of issued stamps of little interest and frequently ignored by stamp catalogues, unusual watermark varieties today count among the most highly sought philatelic rarities.

Driven by enthusiastic online bidding from collectors around the world the sale total for the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held at Grosvenor on March 17 left its pre-sale estimate far behind, reaching the remarkable figure of £520,771 due in no … Read more...


GPA 140 Prices Realised

Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries

Sale number: 140 | 17 March 2020

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Prices listed exclude VAT and buyer’s premium.

140 Prices Realised



Revised Spring Schedule

Due to further restrictions on movement in the UK we have revised our Spring Auction Schedule to allow for extended periods of viewing of lots. Viewing is conducted by appointment at our offices in full accordance with safety guidelines and permitted opening times.

Wednesday 28 April 2021
Specialised Great Britain

Closing for consignments on 5 March 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021
British Empire & Foreign Countries

Closing for consignments on …


Bidding Unconfined

There was further evidence of the great upsurge in online live bidding at the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held on January 22-23, pre-sale estimates sometimes left far behind as the sale soared to a total of £699,001. This auction had been postponed from December in order to allow sufficient time for viewing by collectors and dealers and this policy was rewarded by the remarkable prices achieved by … Read more...


Board Changes at Grosvenor

We are pleased to announce that Constanze Dennis and Tom Margalski have joined the Board of Grosvenor Auctions.  Constanze has accepted the role of Managing Director to guide the company forward and Tom remains in charge of the organisation of the London offices.

Constanze Dennis began her life in what she describes as the beautiful market town of Chesterfield before leaving to read physics at Oxford University.  She joined Grosvenor … Read more...