Warwick & Warwick February 2016 Stamp Auction Report
10th February 2016
A very rare Bermuda 1920 cover to the USA with 10/-, £1 & War Tax overprints, estimated at £130, was eventually sold for £590 after competitive bidding.
A Gibraltar 1925-32 £5 on a small piece sold for £2,240.
Asia was very popular, with a range of Hong Kong collections selling for well above estimates. Lot 250, a QV to KGV collection, sold for £7,375, well surpassing the estimate of £4,000. Similarly Indian States, with a Jind King George VI overprint range selling for £1,030 from the estimate of £650.
A very fine Rhodesia collection with excellent Double Heads and Admirals, said to catalogue £16,500, sold for £5,780.
Penny blacks sold well; lot 562, a plate set, sold for £1,090. Single stamps sold for up to £165 each and an 1858-79 1d red block of 18 sold for £248.
A Queen Victoria collection of mint blocks in various sizes, estimated at £1,200, sold for £2,360.
A Queen Victoria 1891 £1 mint sold for £800 and a King Edward VII 1901 paste-up sold for £2,830 (see our previous news story here). A King George V 1929 PUC £1, possibly UM, sold for £330.
Greek collections have not been popular in recent years so it was pleasing to see an accumulation with many better items, estimated at £250, selling for £366.
A USA 1930 Zeppelin set, each on separate cover, with various cachets sold for £330. See our article about the history of Zeppelin commemorative stamps here and look out for some very good Airship collections in our March auction.
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