3rd April Philatelic Auction Report

9th April 2024

There was a good range of rare stamps and postal history on offer to bidders at Warwick & Warwick's April Philatelic Auction on Wednesday April 3rd.

The auction witnessed strong performance in the world section of the catalogue, with several collection lots seeing much interest from bidders and far exceeding their auction estimates. Of particular note was Lot 21, which contained a number of valuable sets from British Honduras, Cyprus and Mauritius. Bidding started at £360, with the lot eventually selling for a remarkable £3,500!


Another good world collection, Lot 12, containing good Commonwealth and foreign ranges, including China and the USA, sold for £4,300 - based on an estimate of £1,700.


On that note, we here at Warwick & Warwick greatly recommend that buyers take advantage of the three days of viewing scheduled before each auction. They days provide the opportunity to view lots in their entirety and bid accordingly.

There was also a good offering of postal history of interest to bidders. Lot 110 contained assorted airmail covers including the Zeppelin covers pictured below. The lot sold for £350, exceeding the auction estimate of £200.


Another attractive airmail cover, 1932 England to Cyprus First Flight, sold as part of Lot 120, a Cyprus postal history collection. With bidding starting at £575, the lot eventually sold for £1,250.

Also on offer for bidders was a strong GB selection, with the more unusual, specialised material of the Four Kings (King Edward VII to King George VI). Several lots of control blocks, strips and singles, with particular focus on the scarce shade varieties, were purchased by bidders.


That wraps up another successful philatelic auction at Warwick and Warwick. We look forward to hosting the next auction at 10am on 1st May live on easyliveauction.com. For sale updates and sneak previews, please follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

 If you have inherited a stamp collection, or are perhaps wondering ‘How much are my stamps worth?’, then why not contact one of our friendly stamp and postal history experts for help with a free no obligation valuation today!


Patrick Hayes

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