Forthcoming Auctions

Our next auctions are in preparation and further consignments are warmly welcomed.

Vendor commission rates are generous and fully inclusive with no add-on fees or charges for unsold lots. Our carefully crafted catalogues and extensive client base of international buyers guarantee maximum results for your main collection or any surplus material.

 

British Empire & Foreign Countries
Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 June 2022

This collector’s auction will feature an interesting presentation of Canada pre-stamp postal history from the collection of Mike J Y Roberts FRPSL and early registered mail.

This auction is now closed for consignments and the catalogue is in preparation.

 

 

British Empire & Foreign Countries
Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 October 2022

Following closely after the STAMPEX Autumn 2022 Exhibition, this auction will include the first part of the exceptional Stefan Heijtz FRPSL International Gold Medal winning collection of Barbados and a further specialised offering of Falkland Islands & Antarctica including the Kim Stuckey FRPSL collection of the 1918-20 WAR STAMP issues. The sale will also feature the fascinating collections of the 1914 Battle of the Falklands, 1939 Battle of the River Plate, 1982 Conflict and the Polar Voyages of Admiral Byrd, all formed by the late Graham Booth FRPSL.

Consignments for this sale are being accepted until 31 July.

 

Specialised Great Britain
Wednesday 9 November 2022

Grosvenor is the London home of the only regular major auctions of Great Britain material, offering traditional favourites as well as challenging areas of specialist interest.

Consignments for this sale are being accepted until 10 September.

 

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: 5 April, 2022