Penguins Take Flight

The Helen Davis collection of penguin themed items, featured in the British Empire & Foreign Countries auction on June 5th-6th, attracted interest from a wide collector base with highest realisations achieved unsurprisingly by items connected directly to the early Antarctic expeditions.… 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...