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:
- 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
August 6th, 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
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settlement and lot allocation takes place progressively at our premises
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you has been knocked down, you can pay and collect your lots without
waiting for the end of the sale.
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- Friday 1st August from 9am – 4.30pm
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- Tuesday 5th August from 9am – 4.30pm
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Warwick & Warwick next stamp auction
on 6th of August 2014
In contrast to the nations disappointing recent sporting performances,
our August 6th stamp auction provides plenty of opportunities for
buyers to score a positive result.
Amongst a strong line-up of Ideal, Minkus, Ceres, Scott, et al,
albums, the auction kicks off with lot 1, a wealth of King George
VI mint in appropriate SG album, estimated at £7,500 this
will doubtless be well viewed.
On the wing, Lot 171 (Est £2,500) comprises a huge collection
of world Airmail stamps in 7 albums, including Zeppelins from Germany,
Liechtenstein, San Marino, etc, Italy 1933 Transatlantic triptych
and much else. With a very high catalogue value this collection
is ideal for further breaking.
A fine British Commonwealth section includes a number of substantial
collections from Aden, Barbados, Cayman Is, etc, also noteworthy
items, including Bermuda 1943 £1 UM with 'broken lower right
scroll' (Est £750), a spectacular Cyprus 1880 1d UM marginal
block of 12 (Est £100) & Gibraltar 1938 2d grey UM with
'ape on rock' (Est £300).
In the foreign section there are impressive showings from Albania,
China, Germany including a superb Empire collection on printed leaves,
Portuguese Colonies and a very high catalogue mint collection from
San Marino with much useful duplication.
More unusual items from Great Britain include an 1850 Prince Consort
1d essay, 1865 Royal reprint 1d & 2d both in pairs and 1913
Seahorse £1 vertical pair M/UM
Just time for GB decimal, FDC and Regionals before the
final whistle and the results, which are usually posted on our website
on the evening of the auction.
Warwick & Warwick stamp auction report
2nd of July 2014
Bidders may have been distracted by Andy Murray's exit from Wimbledon
so a lucky buyer picked up Lot 1, a wonderful collection of Commonwealth
classics for £5836 (realisation prices include buyer's premium)
against an estimate of £6000.
Bidding picked up though and two collections of RAF signed covers
took off, with Lot 160 selling for £2797 (est. £800)
and lot 161 for £1946 (est. £400).
The auction included the Christopher Joyce collection of Ascension
& St Helena badge issues & varieties which proved to be
highly popular with many lots well exceeding the estimate. Of particular
note, Lot 190, Ascension 1922 Specimen set in M pairs sold for £1003
(est. £600) & Lot 215, a 1924 3s M pair with 'cleft rock'
realised £328 (est. £150).
Also St Helena Lot 383, a very rare 1922-37 3d Specimen with 'torn
flag' saw the estimate of £100 raised to £400 sale price,
and Lot 391, 8d 'torn flag' UM in pair reached £146 (est.
In the foreign section Germany proved to be popular, particularly
Lot 503, an extensive Third Reich covers collection in 15 volumes,
sold for an impressive £3770 against the estimate of £700.
The Great Britain section saw strong demand with Lot 663, a substantial
Queen Victoria coln in 3 vol's reaching £4134 (est. £2500)
and this continued with Lot 685 a Line Engraved collection in 2
albums realising £3650 (est £2400).
Amongst a good range of modern errors there was no mistaking a
top bid of £1520 for Lot 793, a 1995 25p Rowland Hill block
of 4, missing Queens head and face value (est. £900).
The "Akerman" British Commonwealth
Classics and World Revenues
The Warwick and Warwick auction on June 4 included the remarkable
"Clive Akerman" collection of Commonwealth classic stamps
printed by Perkins Bacon of London. It was offered as a single lot
with an estimate of £3,200. Bidding was brisk and the final
result was £7,475, including the buyer's premium.
Elsewhere in the sale, the award-winning collection of Peru revenues,
assembled by Clive Akerman, was also on offer as a single lot, with
an estimate of £4,000. The collection had been exhibited in
China (2009), Johannesburg (2010) and Jakarta (2012) and contained
die and plate proofs, issued stamps and stamps on their original
documents. The latter had been very difficult to find. Competitive
bidding resulted in a realisation of £10,350.
Lot 39 was also ex Akerman and consisted of mainly South American
revenue material awaiting research and assembly into a collection.
Because of the rather jumbled nature of the material, the estimate
was a conservative £1,700. However many collectors were interested
in continuing the research and presentation of this material with
the result that it realised £7,187.
The "Levine" Bahamas
The Warwick and Warwick sale on June 4 included the "Levine"
collection of Bahamas postal history, QV issues, and War Tax and
Special Delivery overprints. The following results were recorded.
- Lot 242 1861-62 4d Plate Proof in black on card, marginal block
of 4 from the right of the sheet, faint toning as seen on these
proofs; fine. Ex H.R. Harmer 28/2/1972 Lot 49. Realisation £661.
- Lot 2451861-62 6d Plate Proof in black on card, block of 4,
large margins; fine. Ex H.R. Harmer 28/2/1972 Lot 49. Realisation
- Lot 249 1861-62 Rough Perforation 14 to 16 6d pale dull lilac,
good colour, perforations at the left redefined, large part original
gum. Ex H.R. Harmer 5/2/1973 Lot 70 (S.G.6a) Cat £3,250.
- Lot 253 1861-62 Perforation 11 to 12½ 1d lake, fresh
unused, good colour, part original gum. A fine example of this
rare trial perforation. R.P.S. certificate (1944) Ex R.B. Yardley
and H.R. Harmer 28/2/1972 Lot 69 (S.G.7) Cat £2,250. Realisation
- Lot 265 1862 Perforation 11½, 12 compound with 11 1d
lake, good colour, light 'A05' cancellation; very fine. (S.G.13)
£950. Realisation £207.
- Lot 290 1863-80 Perforation 12½ 1s green, good colour,
a few short perforations at the right resulting in slight damage,
fresh, part original gum. A very rare stamp. B.P.A. certificate
(1937) Ex H.R. Harmer 28/2/1972 Lot 104 (S.G.38) Cat £2,750.
China People's Republic Collection achieves
The Warwick and Warwick auction held on May 7 2014 included a valuable
and comprehensive collection of Chinese People's Republic issues
from the Communist Provinces issues to 2010. Estimated at £15,000,
it realised an impressive £27,600 including the buyer's premium.
The collection was housed in 12 matching Lindner hingeless albums
and one additional album and was mainly unmounted mint. It included
all the early People's Republic original issues as opposed to the
reprints and many of the Mao issues.
Collections of British Commonwealth were also strongly competed
for. The total estimate for the first 5 lots in the auction, all
B.C. collections, was £23,000 and the total realisation, including
the buyer's premium, was £32,832.
Throughout the British Commonwealth listings were a series of 1935
Silver Jubilee varieties and these were very popular with the bidders.
- Lot 219 Antigua 1935 SJ 1d with "diagonal line by turret"
UM (SG 91f), cat. £100, realisation £69.
- Lot 233 Basutoland 1935 SJ 2d with "diagonal line by turret"
M (SG 12f), cat. £160, realisation £63.
- Lot 237 Bermuda 1935 SJ 1/- with "kite and vertical log"
M (SG 97k), cat. £275, realisation £115.
- Lot 242 British Honduras 1935 SJ 4c with "double flagstaff"
M (SG 144e), cat. £400, realisation £184.
- Lot 279 Gibraltar 1935 SJ set in corner blocks of 4 UM/M, 1
in each with "short extra flagstaff", 1/- with 3 toned
perfs. (SG 114b-7b), cat. £1635, realisation £632.
- Lot 280 Gibraltar 1935 SJ 3d with "extra flagstaff"
marg. UM (SG115a), cat. £325, realisation £218.
- Lot 281 Gibraltar 1935 SJ 3d with "lightning conductor"
M (SG115c), cat. £350, realisation £310.
- Lot 282 Gibraltar 1935 SJ 6d bottom left corner block of 4,
1 with "extra flagstaff" M (SG116/a), cat. £314,
Lot 283 Gibraltar 1935 SJ 1/- bottom marg. block of 4 UM, 1 with
"extra flagstaff" (SG117/a), cat. £270, realisation
- Lot 284 Gilbert and Ellice Is. 1935 SJ 1½ d with "flagstaff
on right hand turret" M (SG 37d), cat. £250, realisation
- Lot 329 Solomon Is. 1935 SJ 3d with "dot by flagstaff"
M (SG 54h), cat. £300, realisation £138.
- Lot 330 Solomon Is. 1935 SJ 1/- with "dot by flagstaff"
M (SG 56h), cat. £425, realisation £184.
- Lot 346 Trinidad and Tobago 1935 SJ 24c with "double flagstaff"
M (SG 242e), cat. £350, realisation £253.
Of interest in the Great Britain was a complete sheet of 1966 Birds
phosphor 4d, with missing reddish brown (missing legs on robin and
blackbird), providing 60 se-tenant blocks of 4, of which 2 stamps
were affected by a crease. The total catalogue value on offer was
£10,500. The sheet was estimated at £2,500 and it realised
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.
- 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.
- Lot 585 GB 1867-83 white paper £5 orange FU (SG 137) £1,955.
- Lot 586 GB 1973-80 1/- orange brown, wmk spray, FU (SG 151)
- Lot 587 GB 1881 1d die II, 16 dots, P14 colour trial in purple
on blue, creased and without gum £241.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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
- 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.
- 1912 2½d indigo-blue, M, one perf at base with very minor
discolouring, with Brandon cert 1992 (SG spec N21 (14)) Cat £3,250.
- 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.
- 1913 1/- deep bronze-green, UM left marginal, tiny gum wrinkle,
with RPS cert 1976 (SG spec N32 (10)) Cat £1,200. Realisation
- 1913 Waterlow 2/6 (both shades), 5/- and 10/-, fresh og, 5/-
and 10/- quite well centred. (SG 399-402) Cat £1,905. Realisation
- 1913 £1 green ovpt specimen type 26, regummed (SG spec
N72t) Cat £3,000. Realisation £719.
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.
- 1915 DLR 10/- deep blue, fresh og, quite well centred with
RPS cert 1987 (SG spec N70 (2)) Cat £3,000. Realisation
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
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
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
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,
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
- Lot 225 Gibraltar 1938-51 2/- P. 13 "bird on memorial"
variety, FU (SG 128bb) Cat £500. Realisation £195.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Lot 775 1929 PUC £1, left marginal M. (SG 438) Cat £750.
- 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
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Lot 254 St. Vincent 1881 4d on 1/- bright vermilion o.g. (SG
- Lot 287 China 1980 Monkey 8f on illustrated, unaddressed FDC
(SG 2968) £414.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Rare G.B. Tyrian Plum sells for £48,300
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
Inverted Jenny takes off at Warwick!
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