Warwick & Warwick stamp auction report 2nd September 2015
3rd September 2015

Rainy Britain was far from the minds of bidders at the September stamp auction, many preferring the balmy climate of the West Indies when a series of Bahamas collections and items in 80 lots came under the hammer.

Excellent prices were achieved for the larger collections, such as a Queen Victoria to King George VI collection of Specimens overprints & perfins, which sold for £1,830 (all realisations include premium of 18%) against estimate of £800. Many of the single items also attracted good prices, reflecting the rarity of the material, a 1918 1/- in a marginal plate UM block of 4, estimated at £150 sold for £318.

 

This Special Delivery 5d with inverted overprint and ‘double tree trunk’ variety, suspected to one of only 2 examples possible, sold for £950.

 

Also in the British Commonwealth section:-

Ascension Ship 6d with ‘cleft rock’ sold for £295 (estimate £200) & 1d with ‘teardrop’ flaw sold for £112 (estimate £95).

 

Falkland Islands 1933 £1 UM sold for £1,530 (estimate £1,000).

 

Foreign

There were many bright spots in the Foreign Section too, an exceptional Italian used collection with many of the better items expertised, and estimated at £1,700, was eventually sold for £3,190.

 

A very fresh French Volunteer Legion mini sheet sold for £248.

 

Possibly the luckiest buyer of the day was the sole bidder for a China used collection, including many of the more sought after items and estimated at £500, who snapped it up at reserve.

Great Britain

The auction boasted a superb Great Britain section with almost all of the lots selling.

 

Queen Victoria Jubilee to 1/- in UM blocks sold for £826

 

1883-4 2/6d marginal UM sold for £342

 

This delightful and rare 1868 King O’ Scots illustrated envelope sold for £142 despite faults.

 

 

QE pre-decimal stamps have attracted increasing interest recently and a wide ranging collection with colour shifts, varieties, etc, estimated at £100 was bid up to £390.

 

Signed covers attracted much interest with a number of collections selling well above estimate.


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