British Empire and Foreign Countries

Sale Number: 134


Sale Date: 26 February 2020


Sale time: 12:30pm and not before 2:30pm


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Crash Market

First sale of the Autumn 2019 season, the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction on September 18th was a lengthy event lasting almost eight and a half hours in the Grosvenor auction room on the Strand. By the end of the day the pre-sale estimate had been left well behind, a fine sale total of £566,177 having been achieved. The market remains strong with dealers active and elite collectors still … Read more...


Forthcoming Auction: East Africa

27 November 2019

East Africa: The Postal History and Postage Stamps

‘Minns & Wilks’ – a landmark auction that brings together the remarkable postal history collections of East Africa, Uganda and Zanzibar formed by the late John Minns, FRPSL, author of British East Africa: The Stamps and Postal Stationery, and the exceptional collection of postage stamps of British East Africa formed by John Wilks, FRPSL, recent Chairman of the … Read more...


Forthcoming Auction: Empire & Foreign

28 November 2019

A comprehensive auction featuring fine offerings from the collections of the late Michael N Oliver, FRPSL and the late John Minns, FRPSL including an unusual presentation of the postal history of Pondicherry. The sale includes the latest in our regular specialised presentations of Falklands Islands & Antarctica including attractive and rare material from the collections of noted members of the Falklands Islands Philatelic Study Group Ron Farmer, … Read more...


Gary Brown, FRPSL, RPSV

We are very sad to announce the death of our much-loved representative in Australia, Gary Brown, who has passed away at his home in Melbourne.

Gary was a well-known name in Australian philately, a former President of the Royal Philatelic Society Victoria who had recently been elected for another term as the Australian Philatelic Federation International Officer. He had been a philatelic exhibitor since the 1980s and a collector all … Read more...


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Grosvenor is a privately owned British company founded by stamp professionals in 1997 to provide the best possible service for collectors, combining the traditional method of auction sale with the best of new technology. Over the last 22 years we have pursued this goal, making both incremental improvements in our efficiency and discovering entirely new ways to provide a better experience of sale for our clients.

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

Sale number: 130

Sale Time: Wednesday 18th September 2019 at 10 am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Featuring the exceptional Reg Patchett award-winning collection of Crash and Interrupted Mail including a rare 1937 Hindenburg Crash cover, a fine offering from the ‘King’s Pawn’ collection of Gambia, the outstanding collection of British Empire formed by the late Raymond (Monty) Hester and the comprehensive Michael Hellings Philatelic Library… Read more...