In Preparation: GPA 90 British Empire & Foreign Countries

Our September 24th/25th auction will present the ‘Tuanjai’ collection of Fiji with early items including two very rare ‘Fiji Times’ covers; a further offering from the ‘Moore & Moore’ collection of Gibraltar with exceptional postal history; British East Africa stamps and cancellations from the collection of Michael Ensor CMG, OBE;  the Mike Phelan collection of Persian Gulf; Egypt formed by the late Stanley Horesh ; the Frank Deakin collection Read more...


Growing and Getting Stronger

BRITISH EMPIRE & FOREIGN COUNTRIES, a specialised auction held at Grosvenor on 22nd and 23rd May, well exceeded its pre-sale estimate, achieving a grand total of £591,375.

Top price in the sale was the £9,578 paid for the unique proof strike in violet of the popular South Georgia 1928 21/2d. on 2d. Provisional Surcharge (lot 1482, left), which was accompanied by a letter from postmaster A.G. Nelson-Jones in which he … Read more...


GPA 89 Online

Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries Postage Stamps and Postal History

A specialised auction of over 1,570 lots, the property of 112 vendors, featuring the first part of the superlative collection of British Levant postal stationery formed by Dr Alan K Huggins MBE, RDP, FRPSL, a further offering of Kuwait from the fine collection of Dr L Philips of Brighton, outstanding Switzerland formed by the late John E Ager … Read more...


Quality Counts

The GREAT BRITAIN auction held at Grosvenor on 9th April, latest in the regular series of specialised sales, achieved an impressive sale total of £606,820.

This was a well balanced presentation that featured not only the award winning collection of line engraved formed by Vic Potter of Ontario but also an interesting section of postal history and scarce items from all reigns.

Sent on 6th May 1840, the first day … Read more...


GPA 88 Online

Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

A specialised auction of over 1,200 lots, the property of 113 vendors, featuring the award winning line engraved collection formed by Vic Potter of Ontario; an extremely fine selection of surface printed, with high values, mint multiples, and very rare watermark errors; an exceptional range of Seahorses; QEII commemorative errors; the John Sussex RDP, FRPSL collection of Northern Ireland regionals

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Scarce and unusual

The first BRITISH EMPIRE & FOREIGN COUNTRIES sale of Spring 2014 held at Grosvenor on 5th and 6th March achieved a total realisation of £437,158.

This auction featured the Stewart R. Murray North Borneo, an outstanding collection that included an 1884 combination envelope from the ‘Locke’ correspondence to Surrey bearing the 1883 2c. brown used with Straits Settlements 1882 8c. orange and 1883-91 2c. pale rose (lot 995). … Read more...