Rollercoaster Ride

 

An impressive British Empire & Foreign Countries auction held on June 5th-6th brought the Grosvenor Spring Season to a close. The two-day sale of over 2,000 lots almost exactly matched its pre-sale estimate, achieving a sale total of £706,314.

 

This was a rollercoaster of an auction reflecting an increasingly uneven market. Some countries are demonstrably hot, others disconcertingly not.… Read more...


 

MARCH MADNESS

More than £1 million was spent at the Grosvenor auction of British Empire & Foreign Countries on March 14th/15th by buyers excited by an attractive offering of ‘genuine’ material from a series of traditional collections compiled by their original owners over many years. This large sale brought to the market the greater part of the remarkable all World collection formed by Dr Brian Austen, South Atlantic and Falkland Islands … Read more...

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

On December 9th GROSVENOR celebrated its 25th Anniversary, at the same time holding its 150th Auction.

The British Empire & Foreign Countries auction of December 8/9 was a sale of broad appeal and showcased the first part of the extensive collection formed by Dr Brian Austen. The sale total for ‘GPA 150’ came in at £511,469, well in excess of the pre-sale estimate.

Although collections are currently in … Read more...

 

Best of British

The Specialised Great Britain auction held at Grosvenor on November 9th/10th  more than satisfied pre-sale expectations with a final sale total of £708,771.

Once again, high prices for a number of collections and selections caught the eye, demonstrating a solid market for larger groupings even when best suited for dealer interest. A collection of mint/unused Victorian surface printed issues [lot 623] excelled with a realisation of £42,160. … Read more...