November Auctions

Sales 125 & 126

Great Britain Specialised: Thursday 15th – Friday 16th November

Featuring the exceptional collection of the late John Harding FRPSL, the Eric Neville Cheadle collection of rare First Day Covers and the ‘Bristol’ collection of 1879–80 Tender Essays

British Empire and Foreign: Tuesday 20th November

Featuring the fine Bill Hall collection of Barbados, Basutoland from the exceptional collection formed by Allen Wood FRPSL, the latest in our … Read more...


 

The Grosvenor specialised Great Britain auction on December 17th proves demand remains heatlthy.



The sale of Great Britain material held by Grosvenor on December 17 proved once again that demand remains steady, with some very strong prices achieved for line-engraved material.



Included in the sale was a remarkable registered envelope (lot 1258)sent in November 1937, from London to Rio de Janeiro, the postage totalling £22 1s 3d.



This was paid by affixing a block of 24 of the 5s ‘Seahorse’ (one of the … Read more...

 

Rhodesia proves to be ‘star of the show’

The sale of stamps and postal history by Grosvenor at their auction room in London’s Strand on November 11 and 12 realised a total of £822,985, (all prices quoted include buyer’s premium + VAT). The sale was particularly strong in Rhodesia, and a number of outstanding items sold extremely well.

’Star of the show’ was the mint strip of three of the Matebele Rebellion provisional THREE PENCE on 5s, the … Read more...

 

Over £1.5 m hammer total for May 25 & 26 2004 sale

High prices for classic GB and exceptional Seychelles at Grosvenor

A beautiful entire letter bearing a Penny Black and used on May 6, 1840, was knocked down at £24,701 at the two day sale held by Grosvenor on May 25 and 26 at their auction rooms at 399 Strand. The first official day of use of the Penny Black, the entire was headed ‘Cloak Lane, 6 May 1840’ and addressed … Read more...

 

Grosvenor autumn 2003 auction realises record figure in excess of £1.5 million

The Grosvenor Autumn 2003 auction, held over two days on 19th and 20th November, and which has been described as the strongest all World auction to be held in London for some years, realised a final total of £1,528,046.

Some concern had earlier been expressed about the “rival attraction” of the visit to London of George W. Bush but these fears proved unfounded as full rooms on both days testified. … Read more...