Stamp Auction Report - 7th September 2022
8th September 2022
Stamp auction report – 7th September 2022
Vendors can feel reassured about leaving their collections with our team of stamp experts and letting them be lotted at our discretion. Fantastic recent results at the Warwick and Warwick 7th September Philatelic Auction show several vendors collections sold both as a whole and broken down into smaller, more appealing chunks both selling exceedingly well.
The highlight of the sale was undoubtedly Lot 19, a vendors collection sold in its entirety, fetching well above the £20,000 estimate. A Superb almost complete ‘A to Z’ QV to 1935 predominantly Mint collection with many high denominations saw high amounts of viewing traffic and extremely competitive bidding with Commission, Internet and Telephone bidders all fighting over this rare lot. A skirmish that ultimately resulted in a sale price of £33,000, a whopping £13,000 over estimate!
After this unbeatable result, I must admit I was expecting to feel somewhat deflated by the rest of the sale but the following British Commonwealth countries kept us on our toes, especially Australia and its States. A furtive bidding war was established between our two Aussie punters, bidding (for them) into the wee hours of the morning, climaxing with our victorious phone bidder winning the entire section for a total sale price of £8,900, nearly £4,000 over its combined estimate.
The final third of the sale proved just as surprising as its counter parts, with the wonderful selection of GB errors we offered proving its worth wholeheartedly. A section including dramatic errors such as 1966 Christmas 3d with dramatic shift of gold (lot 326) and 1975 Christmas 6½p with a dramatic perforation error having the top perforations cut directly through the centre of the stamp (lot 363) both flying past their initial estimates, thanks to our online bidders, and quickly doubling (or near enough) their initial estimates.
Lot 326 Lot 363
While there is logic behind breaking up a collection into its constituent parts, where suitable, a high value collection with specialist marketing can see vendors getting better than expected results. This sale has only gone to further prove that our stamp experts really do know the market and ultimately how to make you the most money!
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