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...


Forthcoming Auctions – Autumn Dates Announced


Autumn 2024 Schedule

British Empire & Foreign Countries
25 September 2024

This sale will close for consignments on 24 July.


Specialised Great Britain
30-31 October 2024

This sale will close for consignments on 28 August.


British Empire & Foreign Countries
4-5 December 2024

This sale will close for consignments on 2 October.





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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...