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...


 

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...