Forthcoming Auctions – Autumn Dates Announced

Great Britain
Wednesday 24-25 April 2024

This auction is now closed for consignments and the catalogue will be published shortly.

The sale comprises over 1,450 lots presenting a fine range of specialised items and collections from early letters and covers to modern issues including postal history with the remarkable Al Hurst collection of Northumberland postal history and the Herbert Joyce family archive, exceptional Used Abroad with a strong section from Gibraltar, stamps and booklets with many varieties included from the reigns of Queen Victoria to King Charles III.


British Empire & Foreign Countries
5-6 June 2024

This sale will close for consignments on 1st April and features the Michael Fulford FRPSL collection of Cyprus together with an important presentation of Falkland Islands & Antarctica including the fine collections formed by Mike Brown and the late Ray Rabbetts.


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.





Ma volonté est que mes dessins, mes estampes, mes bibelots, mes livres, enfin les choses d’art qui ont fait le bonheur de ma vie, n’aient pas la froide tombe d’un musée, et le regard bête du passant indifférent, et je demande qu’elles soient toutes éparpillées sous les coups de marteau d’un commissaire-priseur et que la jouissance que m’a procurée l’acquisition de chacune d’elles, soit redonnée, pour chacune d’elles, à un héritier de mes goûts.

My wish is that my drawings, my prints, my trinkets, my books, those artistic things that gave me happiness in life, should not fall into the cold tomb of a museum, and suffer the ignorant stares of indifferent passers-by, and I ask that they be dispersed under the hammer of an auctioneer and that the enjoyment that each acquisition gave to me, be passed on to a new owner of the same tastes as mine.

The Will of Edmond de Goncourt (1822–1896)


News item published on: 24 February, 2024