November 2021 Auction Report
4th November 2021
Whilst the temperatures drop and animals start contemplating hibernation it seemed in our November 3rdStamp auction, live on EasyLive, that there was no such hibernation for collectors of philatelic material!
As ever the Collections and Miscellaneous section was strong with a wide variety of material available to purchase. The opening lot of the sale, a medley of British Commonwealth and Great Britain material, achieved over double its pre-sale estimate and was sold for £5,520 after buyer’s premium was added.
The British Commonwealth section proved popular once again and three impressive Falkland Islands lots sold strongly. The 1933 Centenary set to £1 (Lot 137) and 1933 5/- black and yellow-orange FU (Lot 139) selling for £1,680 and £1,440 respectively.
Whilst a seldom offered Niger Coast Provisionals range sold for £960 (Lot 151).
Our foreign section saw a healthy selection of French Colonies material with the highlight being a Somali Coast lot (211) which sold well above estimate at £1,680.
Another highlight of the foreign section was lot 264, an early to middle period Russia collection with a number of superior items. This again achieved an above estimate final price of £1,440.
The second half of the auction saw outstanding prices for a section of the sale that always performs well – Great Britain. Miscellaneous collections sold strongly - 288 for £4,560, 289 for £2,040, 290 for £2,640 and 291 for £3,600. The real standout lots being the Queen Victoria lot 304 featuring line engraved selling for £4920 and the Four Kings lot 308 selling for £3,720.
Our next stamp auction will be held on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 10am, live on EasyLive. Look out for the full catalogue for this sale, which will appear on our website in the next few weeks. Also keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.
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Auction report by Patrick Collyer
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