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We hold public stamp auctions, monthly. Each auction contains between £200,000 and £300,000 of world stamps and covers, single country ranges, specialised items, including proofs, topical ranges, accumulations and collections offered intact, in fact something for every collector and dealer. Additionally, specialised auctions of named collections are held periodically.

The dates of our upcoming sales are as follows:

  • May 7th 2014
  • June 4th 2014
  • July 2nd 2014
  • August 6th 2014
  • September 3rd 2014
  • October 1st 2014
  • November 5th 2014
  • December 3rd 2014

Our next general public auction of Stamps will be held at Lord Leycester Hotel, Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EJ, on Wednesday May 7th, starting at 12 noon. The online catalogue will be available approximately 3 weeks before the sale. To view the online catalogue, once it is uploaded, and place bids on items in the sale click here. To download a catalogue (without illustrations) click here.

The sales take place at the Lord Leycester Hotel, Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EJ. The hotel has a small car park at the rear and the nearest public car park is in New Street. The nearest railway station is Warwick Town and the nearest major international airport is Birmingham. For directions please visit our How to Find Us page.

Public viewing for all of our auctions is held at our own premises, the sales being too large to transport to the auction venue. Account settlement and lot allocation takes place progressively at our premises whilst the auction continues, so as soon as the section which interests you has been knocked down, you can pay and collect your lots without waiting for the end of the sale.

Public viewing for this sale is available at our offices on the following dates:

  • Friday 2nd May from 9am – 4.30pm
  • Monday 5th May from 9am – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 6th May from 9am – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 7th May from 8am onwards

There is no need to attend an auction in person, as commission bids can be placed in advance of the sale via our online facility, or by telephone, mail, fax or e-mail. For further details please visit our Online Catalogue.

If you would like to receive a free sample printed catalogue, or alternatively to apply for a catalogue subscription, please complete our catalogue enquiry form. However please remember that the printed catalogue contains far fewer illustrations of lots than the online catalogue and unless you plan to attend the sale you will be better served by viewing the online catalogue.

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Trinidad Covers Popular

The Warwick and Warwick auction on April 9 contained a significant section of Trinidad postal history and covers, which had been well written up by the collector. It was broken down into 8 lots and estimated in total at £4,250. The collections were well viewed in our new and extensive viewing rooms and after competitive bidding the final total realisation, including the 15% buyers' premium, was a massive £11,075. A collection of censored mail from WWI and WWII, housed in 19 ring binders made £3,105 and a collection of forces mail, both army and navy, in 4 ring binders, from the late Victorian period to post WWII, and including American and German items, made £1,782.

Interesting realisations for single items were as follows.

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  • Lot 153 Ascension 1938-53 4d with "mountaineer" flaw M (SG 42da) £368.
  • Lot 192 Cayman Is 1932 Centenary set FU (SG 84-95) £380.
  • Lot 212 Gibraltar 1925-32 £5 plate no. 1 corner marg. UM (SG 108) £132.
  • Lot 229 Uganda Revenue 1954 1/- corner marg. UM block of 4 with overprint double £109.
  • Lot 297 Solomon Is 1914-23 £1 M block of 4 (SG 38) £368.
  • Lot 584 GB 1867-80 2/- brown with wing margin FU (SG 121) £495.

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  • Lot 585 GB 1867-83 white paper £5 orange FU (SG 137) £1,955.
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  • Lot 586 GB 1973-80 1/- orange brown, wmk spray, FU (SG 151) £414
  • Lot 587 GB 1881 1d die II, 16 dots, P14 colour trial in purple on blue, creased and without gum £241.

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  • GB IR Official 1892 £1 green FU (SG O16) £747.

Collections of classic stamps sell for up to 3 times estimate!

The Warwick and Warwick auction held on March 5 included several collections of classics, assembled by the same collector, all of which sold at figures well in excess of estimate. In France, a collection of 19th century issues, estimated at £2,500, made £4,830, a collection of approx. 110 Ceres and Napoleon heads on covers, estimated £1,000, reached £3,450 and a collection of maritime and used abroad cancellations on covers, pieces and stamps, estimated £2,000, reached £4,600. A collection of Finnish classics was on offer at £1,200 and included some fine serpentine roulettes. The estimate of £1,200 was beaten by the realisation of £3,335.

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  • In the British Commonwealth, a magnificent collection of Victoria Half Lengths and Queen on Throne issues was estimated at £2,500. Undoubtedly the vendor will be delighted with the realisation of £7,762.
  • A further collection offered intact was a 1100 strong collection of worldwide flown covers, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The G.B. section included a 1919 national rail strike cover from Manchester to London as well as a range of provincial first flights. Zeppelin flights were strong throughout the collection. The estimate was £2,000 and the realisation was £7,187.
  • Amongst the single items on offer, an Australian 1940 registered envelope to St. Lucia, bearing a marginal 1931-6 £2 Kangaroo and a 1937-49 10/- Robes, achieved £2,530, dwarfing the estimate of £350.

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  • In Great Britain, a well-centred 1915 De La Rue 2/6d cinnamon-brown, U.M., estimated at £1,600, realised £1,495.
  • The 1929 P.U.C. £1 is always consistent. A U.M. copy made £540, M. £241 and F.U. £184.

Line Engraved Multiples.

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The Warwick and Warwick auction held on Wednesday February 5th included some rare G.B. Line Engraved multiples, the rarest of which was a marginal block of 22 of the 1870 1½ d lake red from plate 1, with marginal inscription. This impressive multiple was estimated at £3,500 and spirited bidding took the final realisation to £5,290, including the 15% buyer's premium.

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Another impressive multiple on offer was a marginal block of 48 of the 1958-79 1d rose-red from plate 204. The complete marginal inscription along the top of the sheet ensured competitive bidding. The estimate was £1,000 and the realisation was £1,495.

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Still in the G.B. section 2 attractive Mulready envelopes achieved figures in excess of estimate. A 1d wrapper, printed with "The Envelope Select Advertiser", used with a red Maltese Cross, was estimated at £120 and sold for £253, while a 2d envelope, used with a red Maltese Cross, estimated at £380, achieved £747.

Signatures on modern covers were also good sellers. A collection of around 100 football illustrated covers with signatures of professional players made £661 against an estimate of £200 and 70 cricket covers, some with signatures, achieved £287 (estimate £150). However the biggest surprise came when the hammer descended on a lot of approximately 1000 Royal Navy covers, with an estimate of £700, which realised £2,875. Signatories included VC recipients, Lord Mountbatten, King Carlos of Spain and Margaret Thatcher.

G.B. Seahorses Popular

The Warwick and Warwick auction held on January 8 included a good section of Great Britain George V issues, including Seahorses, which were well received by the bidders. The following results were achieved:

  • 1912 1d pink, UM left marginal (mtd. on margin), originally from block of 4 with photocopy of RPS cert 1987. (SG spec N16 (11)) Cat £350. Realisation £115.
  • 1912 1d deep carmine-red, UM right marginal, originally from pair, with photocopy of RPS cert 1986. (SG spec N16 (13)) Cat £550. Realisation £402.
  • 1912 1d deep orange-vermilion, UM, originally from block of 4 with Brandon cert 1993. (SG spec N16 (16)) Cat £550. Realisation £172.
  • 1912 1½d very deep red-brown, UM single control T22, originally from strip of 3, with RPS cert 1976. (SG spec N18 (4)) Cat £400. Realisation £115.
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  • 1912 2½d indigo-blue, M, one perf at base with very minor discolouring, with Brandon cert 1992 (SG spec N21 (14)) Cat £3,250. Realisation £805.
  • 1912 2½d pale milky blue, UM, scarce shade with RPS cert 1992 (SG spec N21 (7)) Cat £1,800. Realisation £552.
  • 1912 2½d royal blue, M with RPS cert 1990 (SG spec N21 (16)) Cat £300. Realisation £161.
  • 1912 2½d Prussian blue, light M with RPS cert 1986 (SG spec N21 (17)) Cat £1,000. Realisation £276.

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  • 1913 1/- deep bronze-green, UM left marginal, tiny gum wrinkle, with RPS cert 1976 (SG spec N32 (10)) Cat £1,200. Realisation £690.

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  • 1913 Waterlow 2/6 (both shades), 5/- and 10/-, fresh og, 5/- and 10/- quite well centred. (SG 399-402) Cat £1,905. Realisation £766.
  • 1913 £1 green ovpt specimen type 26, regummed (SG spec N72t) Cat £3,000. Realisation £719.

 

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1915 DLR 2/6d very deep brown, M with RPS cert 1987 (SG N64 (11)) Cat £1,700. Realisation £949.

  • 1915 DLR 10/- blue, fresh og, small mark on face, well centred. (SG spec N70 (1)) Cat £2,500. Realisation £862.
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  • 1915 DLR 10/- deep blue, fresh og, quite well centred with RPS cert 1987 (SG spec N70 (2)) Cat £3,000. Realisation £2,875.
  • 1915 10/- pale blue, unused, with redistributed gum (SG spec N70 (4)) Cat £2,800. Realisation £1,064.
  • 1918-9 BW 2/6d olive-brown, UM. (SG 414) Cat £350. Realisation £184.
  • 1918-9 10/- steel-blue, M, with Philatelic GB cert 1994 (SG spec N71 (3)) Cat £1,100. Realisation £494.
  • In the British Commonwealth section 2 Sierra Leone 1897 covers were on offer, from the same correspondence.
    1897 reg env to Paris bearing 2½d on 6d, two singles, both SG type 10, both cancelled by Freetown cds, with reg markings and transit strikes applied. Slit open at base. Lovely. (SG 60) Realisation £425.

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  • 1897 reg env, locally used in Freetown, bearing 2½d on 1/- pair and single, all taken from same sheet, the pair being SG type 8, the single SG type 11 with the "italic N" varirty, all with neat cds and reg markings alongside. A few light tone spots, but a great rarity on cover and most attractive. (SG 63,66a) Realisation £2,625.

Treasury Roulettes on Cover make £3,680.

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In the Warwick and Warwick auction held on December 4th, an 1853 G.B. cover was on offer, bearing 2 singles of the 1852-3 so-called "Treasury" roulettes. This cover was previously unreported and it was offered with a recent B.P.A. certificate. Only 61 other covers have been reported bearing Treasury Roulettes and of these very few bear 2 stamps. The cover was a little soiled and torn, so the estimate was a mere £2,000. It attracted a lot of interest and the final realisation was £3,680, including the buyer's premium.

The sale was strong in G.B. and included a detailed collection of Bucks postal history, offered intact, with an estimate of £1,200. The collection was well viewed in Warwick and Warwick's large new viewing room and the final result was £1,955. Line engraved issues were popular, with 1840 1d blacks and 2d blues performing well.

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An 1840 1d black plate 7 strip of 8, with clear to good margins, estimated at £2,000, made £3,220 and an 1840 2d blue strip of 3, with good to large margins, estimated at £600, made £632.

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Amongst the G.B. Seahorse issues, a fine used Waterlow £1 (SG 403) realised £719 and a second example, not quite as pretty, made £575. A 1915 DLR 2/6d deep yellow-brown, U.M. (SG 405) made £333 and a 1918-19 BW 2/6d reddish brown, corner marginal U.M. (SG415) made £218.

The G.B. 1965 I.T.U. ordinary, with light pink omitted is a rare stamp (SG 684a). The auction contained a traffic light corner marginal U.M. block of 6. The realisation was £6,900. A U.M. marginal block of 4 of the 1964 Geographical 4d ordinary, with violet (face value) omitted, made £661.

Other realisations were as follows:

  • Lot 182 Bermuda 1943 2/6d black and red/pale blue, UM pair SE corner marginal plate no 1, right stamp showing variety "broken lower right scroll". (SG 117be) Cat £650. Realisation £402.
  • Lot 225 Gibraltar 1938-51 2/- P. 13 "bird on memorial" variety, FU (SG 128bb) Cat £500. Realisation £195.

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  • Lot 252 New Zealand Postal Fiscals 1940-58 £3 10/- wmk inv, UM. (SG F209w) Cat £3,500. Realisation £2,070.
  • Lot 297 China 1978 Science Conference M/S, UM. (SG MS2765a) Cat £700. Realisation £287.
  • Lot 298 China, Shanghai USA Post Offices 1919 set M (SG 1-16) Cat £2,000. Realisation £414.

Sale Strong in Great Britain

The Warwick and Warwick November 6 2013 auction contained a strong G.B. section, with many items offered as single lots. The market for quality G.B. is still very strong.

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  • Lot 677 1840 1d black plate 1a RF, FU, centrally struck black MC, 4 good margins. Realisation £161.
  • Lot 678 1840 1d black plate 1b AK, FU with red MC, clear to very large margins, marginal showing partial inscription. Realisation £322.
  • Lot 682 1840 1d black plate 4 AH, FU with neat red-orange MC, 4 good to very large margins. Realisation £184.
  • Lot 686 1840 1d black plate 6 EI, FU, attractive bright red MC, clear to good margins. Realisation £115.
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  • Lot 695 1840 1d black plate 10 IA, lovely FU example with good to very large margins. Realisation £414.
  • Lot 705 1841 1d red-brown, FU blue MC, good to very large margins. (SG 8L) Cat £650. Realisation £126.
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  • Lot 708 1858-79 1d rose-red plate 225, FU with clear plate number. (SG 43) Cat £800. Realisation £218.
  • Lot 709 1870 ½d plate 9, FU with neat light cancel, well clear of plate number. (SG 48) Cat £850. Realisation £218.
  • Lot 729 1873-80 wmk spray 6d grey, plate 14, fresh M. (SG 147) Cat £500. Realisation £161.
  • Lot 744 1891 £1 green, FU with attractive Glasgow cds, fine colour. (SG 212) Cat £800. Realisation £230.
  • Lot 765 1913 £1 green, M, tiny imperfections, good deep colour and quite well centred. (SG 403) Cat £3000. Realisation £949.
  • Lot 767 1913 £1 green, FU with attractive cancel, though small blemish at top a well centred example with good colour. (SG 403). Realisation £494.
  • Lot 770 1915 2/6d pale yellow-brown, UM, NE corner marginal (mounted on margin only), well centred. (SG spec N64 (7) Cat £600. Realisation £414.
  • Lot 775 1929 PUC £1, left marginal M. (SG 438) Cat £750. Realisation £368.

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  • Lot 784 1939-48 2/6d yellow-green, 5/-, 10/- ultramarine and £1 all handstruck "SPECIMEN" stuck down on piece, the £1 uncatalogued by SG. Realisation £230.
  • Lot 792 1958 1st DLR set, UM. (SG 536-9a) Cat £600. Realisation £276.
  • Lot 802 1966 Birds 4d (O), with bright blue on Gull and Blue Tit omitted, UM, with normal for comparison. (SG 696-7g). Cat £1400. Realisation £437.
  • Lot 873 1973 Explorers 9p with brown-red (rivers) omitted, UM marginal. (SG 927d) Cat £1600. Realisation £604.
  • Lot 876 1979 R. Hill M/S with gold (Queen's head) omitted, UM. (SG MS1099c) Cat £950. Realisation £333.

RAF Covers take off in Warwick auction.

The October 2 Warwick and Warwick auction contained an impressive collection of 1970s RAF covers which was offered as 5 lots with estimates totalling £2250. The total realisation was an impressive £4160. A collection of 1970s-1980s Concorde covers was also popular. Estimated at £600, it realised £1495.

A section of philatelic literature was on offer: Wright & Creeke's 1899 work "A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles" made £57; "The Line Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain printed by Perkins Bacon & Co" by Edward Bacon in 2 volumes (1920) made £86; Dendy Marshall's "The British Post Office from its Beginning to the end of 1925" (1926) made £44; Brown & Fisher's 5 volume work "The Plating of the Penny 1840 - 1864" made £138.

The following results were recorded for individual stamps or sets:

  • Lot 181 Aden 1937 Dhow set M. (SG 1-12) £368.
  • Lot 185 Ascension 1935 Silver Jubilee set perfin SPECIMEN £172.
  • Lot 186 Ascension 1938-53 set to 10/- perfin SPECIMEN £287.

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  • Lot 197 Australia 1918-23 2d brown-orange, wmk. inv. F.U., tiny imperfections, BPA cert (2013) (SG 62w) £1437.
  • Lot 201 British Guiana 1891 (28 Dec) 2 on 12c official in a vert. pair, showing both types of "2" o.g. (SG 155a) £368.
  • Lot 233 K.U.T. 1935 Silver Jubilee 65c with variety "dot to left of chapel" M. (SG 126g) £161.
  • Lot 236 Madagascar 1895 1/- slate blue imperf between horiz. pair M. (SG 60a) £218.

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  • Lot 254 St. Vincent 1881 4d on 1/- bright vermilion o.g. (SG 35) £437.
  • Lot 287 China 1980 Monkey 8f on illustrated, unaddressed FDC (SG 2968) £414.

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  • Lot 307 France 1930 air 1f50 lake bottom marginal and 1f50 blue left marginal, both perfin "EIPA 30" and also with margin with similar perfin in reverse (inverted on 1f50 lake), both U.M., with SBPV cert. (Yvert 6c/d) £1437.
  • Lot 308 France 1940-1 Peace 50c on 55c right marginal horiz. pair, marginal stamp with surcharge omitted U.M., with SBPV cert.(2000) (Ceres 478k) £253.
  • Lot 309 France 1940-1 Peace 1f on 1f50 horiz. pair, one with surcharge omitted U.M., with SBPV cert. (2000) (Ceres 485k) £299.

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  • Lot 341 German Post Offices in China 1900 (circa) cover bearing Germany 1889-1900 10pf and 1899-1900 Reichpost 10pf, tied by very fine upright strikes of oval double ringed "PAOTINGFU/DEUTSCHE POST" and circular "K.D. FELD-POSTSTATION/9/16/No. 7". Boxer Rebellion period cover. £425.

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  • Lot 421 Russia 1913 (circa) apparently complete booklet (buff cover) containing 1913-14 Romanov Tercentenary issues in panes of 6, comprising 1k x 3 panes, 3k and 7k, offered with a few other items of minimal value, £805.
  • Lot 522 GB 1880-3 6d on 6d marginal U.M. (SG 162) £253.
  • Lot 524 GB 1881 1d lilac, 16 dots, printed on both sides, the impression on reverse inverted, o.g. (SG 172e) £333.
  • Lot 525 GB 1881 1d lilac, 16 dots, with "PEARS'/SOAP" advert in blue on reverse, bottom marginal UM. (SG Spec K8L) £207.
  • Lot 558 GB 1968 Christmas 4d, with gold omitted, tied to envelope to Rugby, by Coventry slogan pmk. £776.

Cover Collections in Demand

The Warwick and Warwick sale, held on September 4 2013, was strong in world cover collections and all of them on offer considerably exceeded estimate. Lot 72 was a world collection of covers with strength in G.B. Described as a "wonderful treasure trove to sort through", it was estimated at £450. Bidding eventually stopped and the hammer fell at £1,400, giving a realisation, inclusive of the buyer's premium, of £1,610. Another world collection, with a fairly modest description, was estimated at £300 and made £1,552. An accumulation of British Commonwealth and foreign covers was offered as lot 94 and given an estimate of £300. The realisation was £1,495. Collections of maritime mail were estimated at £330 and £80 and realised £1,064 and £264 respectively. A military mail collection, estimated at £700 and needing "further study" made £949, and an interesting collection of railway covers, which included 9 commercial covers bearing railway company locals (lot 210), estimated at £650, made £862. The following cover formed part of lot 210.

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Single stamps and sets realised the following amounts:

  • Lot 295 Hong Kong 1891 Jubilee 2c with "tall narrow K in KONG", F.U. (SG 51d), cat. £475. Realisation £207.
  • Lot 308 Malaya, Negri Sembilan 1957-63 perf 13 x 12½ $5 brown and yellow olive U.M. (SG 79ab), cat. £350. Realisation £149.

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  • Lot 325 North Borneo 1925-28 set to $10 M. (SG 277-94), cat. £1,000. Realisation £460.
  • Lot 330 Papua New Guinea 1960 Postage Due 6d on 7½d, SG type D1, U.M. Realisation £437.
  • Lot 334 Northern Rhodesia 1925-9 set to 20/- M. (SG 1-17), cat. £550. Realisation £241.
  • Lot 386 Austria 1933 WIPA M/S F.U. with exhibition cancel (SG MS705), cat. £5,000. Realisation £1,121.
  • Lot 415 China 1978 Galloping Horses M/S U.M. (SG MS2781), cat. £700. Realisation £322.
  • G.B. 1906 Birkenhead Xmas cross postmark on postcard to Eccles. Realisation £253.
  • G.B. 1918 1d deep orange vermilion M. (SG N16(16)), cat. £375. Realisation £161.

British Pre-Decimal Varieties keenly contested.

The Warwick and Warwick auction, held on August 7 2013 contained a section of Great Britain Q.E. pre-decimal commemoratives with significant varieties, which attracted considerable interest. Many of the estimates were exceeded by the realisations. Lot 566 was an extensive collection of them, with a pre-sale estimate of £600. After extensive viewing and competitive bidding the collection eventually realised £2,185.

  • Lot 569 1961 POSB 3d UM vertical strip of 3, with orange-brown omitted on lower stamp and partially omitted on centre stamp (SG 624/A) Cat £600+. Realisation £299.
  • Lot 570 1962 NPY 2½d imperf marginal vertical pair, on wmked paper, without gum. A little surface rubbing, but an unusual item, not listed by SG. (SG 631) Realisation £299.

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  • Lot 572 1964 Geographical 8d ordinary, wmk inv, UM. Rare. (SG 653Wi) Cat £1,950. Realisation £920.
  • Lot 573 1966 Birds 4d ordinary right marg. block of 4, with emerald-green omitted, UM. (SG 696-9f) Cat £600. Realisation £253.
  • Lot 574 1966 Birds 4d ordinary block of 4, with bistre omitted, UM. Folded through vert perfs. (SG 696-9h) Cat £800. Realisation £218.
  • Lot 575 1966 Birds 4d ordinary right marg. block of 4, with reddish brown omitted (legs on Robin and Blackbird), UM. (SG 696-9j) Cat £250. Realisation £115.
  • Lot 576 1967 EFTA 1/6d phosphor, with deep blue omitted, UM right marg. Trivial gum skip. (SG 716/pb) Cat £550. Realisation £241.
  • Lot 578 1969 Ships 5d, with red omitted, left marg. Horiz. pair, UM. (SG 778c) Cat £600. Realisation £310.
  • Lot 579 1970 Anniversariess 1/- with green omitted, vert. pair, UM. (SG 821/c) Cat £340. Realisation £98.

A large section of balloon post was included in the aviation section of the sale. Two general collection s of world balloon covers and cards, estimated at £400 and £350, achieved £747 and £529 respectively. Several French ballon monté siege of Paris covers were on offer. An entire flown on the first balloon to leave Paris during the siege, the Neptune, failed to reach its reserve. Other results were as follows.

  • Lot 143 Entire carried on the Armand Barbes £92.
  • Lot 143 Postcard endorsed "par ballon non-monté" £48.

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  • Lot 145 Wrapper conveyed by the Ville d'Orléans, which landed in Norway, £195.
  • Lot 146 Letter-journal carried by the General Renault £109.
  • Lot 147 Entire per Davy, including message "We have food for some time yet" £172.
  • Lot 148 Lettre-formule per Duquesne, describing bombardment, £138.
  • Lot 149 Front from an intended inward flight from Lille to Paris. The armistice made the flight unnecessary and it did not take place. £103.

In the British Commonwealth section, Australian Kangaroos were in demand.

  • Lot 192 1915 5s grey and yellow, watermark inverted, FU (SG 30) Cat £500. Realisation £253.
  • Lot 193 1915-27 £1 chocolate and dull blue, well centred, FU. (SG 44) Cat £1,500. Realisation £661.
  • Lot 194 1915-27 £1 chestnut and bright blue fine og. (SG 44a) Cat £2,750. Realisation £1,437.
  • Lot 195 1915-27 £2 grey and crimson M, near perfectly centred. (SG 45a) Cat £4,000. Realisation £2,070.
  • Lot 196 1929-32 £2 black and rose FU (SG 114) Cat £700. Realisation £333.

Warwick and Warwick stamp and collectable auctioneers and valuers -  Ocean Penny Post

The G.B. postal history section included a fine used Ocean Penny Post promotion envelope, published by Bradshaw and Blacklock. Estimated at £200, it realised £483.

Rare G.B. Tyrian Plum sells for £48,300

Warwick and Warwick stamp and collectable auctioneers and valuers - 2d Tyrian plum

In the Commander H.M. Simpson sale of Great Britain stamps, offered by Warwick and Warwick, on October 3rd 2012, a 1910 2d Tyrian plum, prepared for use, but not issued, realised a staggering £48,300, including the 15% buyer’s premium. This stamp had been printed by De La Rue and over 100,000 sheets delivered to the Inland Revenue. Following the King's death on 6 May 1910, it was decided not to proceed with the issue. Virtually the entire stock was destroyed, leaving just a very few to find their way into private ownership.For a full report of this remarkable stamp please click here.

Inverted Jenny takes off at Warwick!

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The U.S.A. 1918 24c airmail with inverted centre, the iconic “inverted Jenny”, certainly got airborne at Warwick, on March 4th 2009, when Warwick and Warwick sold a mint copy, with a tiny paper thin, for a hammer price of £160,000 plus the buyer’s premium of £24,000, making a total realisation of £184,000. It was the first time this famous stamp had been offered in this country in over 50 years and the most expensive stamp ever auctioned by Warwick and Warwick. Auctioneer Colin Such stated that it was an honour and a privilege to offer such an iconic philatelic item and he was pleased with the outcome. He was particularly surprised by the fact that there were no less than six bidders contesting to secure the stamp, three present in the room and three on telephones, including two from the U.S.A. The successful bidder was a British collector who was present in the room. For a full report of this remarkable stamp please click here.

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