What we learned . .

The two-day Specialised Great Britain auction held at Grosvenor on April 20th-21st showed that the GB market remains fundamentally strong and well supported. Driven strongly by internet bidding the sale achieved a very pleasing £882,324 total.

The stamps and stationery of the Oxford and Cambridge Colleges are a sideline often ignored by collectors but many are drawn to their particular charm, their restricted period of use resulting … Read more...


 

GPA 143 Prices Realised

Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries

Sale number: 143 | 5-6 October 2021

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Prices listed exclude VAT and buyer’s premium.

143 Prices Realised

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Summer Breeze

A warm summer’s breeze was blowing through the Strand on June 16 as the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction, in relaxed mood, reached the fine sale total of £312,228.

This auction provided items of a broad range of interest for collectors, even if many of the highest prices were achieved by collections on the day.  Bidders from around the world came together, inspired partly by a shared sense that … Read more...

 

GPA 142 Prices Realised

Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries

Sale number: 142 | 16 June 2021

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Prices listed exclude VAT and buyer’s premium.

142 Prices Realised

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Steaming Ahead

The railways of the past continue to inspire romance and those dreams have perhaps only been further encouraged by the recent restrictions on movement. Featuring strongly in the Great Britain auction on April 28-29 the Railway Stamps & Covers collection formed by the late Stuart Phillips attracted strong bidding.

A powerful symbol of this enthusiasm proved to the 1890 Railway Letter Postage essay overprint on the Jubilee 3d. [lot Read more...

 

GPA 141 Prices Realised

Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 141 | 28-29 April 2021

All prices are initially uploaded from the auction room and are not subject to checking therefore they are subject to error or omission.

Prices listed exclude VAT and buyer’s premium.

141 Prices Realised

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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...