Warwick & Warwick's February Philatelic Auction took place on Wednesday February 7th, with strong bidding from both the UK and abroad.

8th February 2024

The highlights of the auction were Lots 163 and 164, the two 1852 India Scinde Dawks, some of the rarest philatelic classics. The ½ anna blue sold for £3,200 and the rarer ½ anna scarlet sold for £10,500 (some £2,500 above estimate).


One of the best performing lots of the auction was Lot 46, which contained an extensive range of BC classics, with an estimate of £300. There was much interest from bidders in this lot. Bidding opened at £1,200 and after some fierce competition the lot eventually sold for £2,600.


The foreign countries section also did very well, with ranges of France and Portugal attracting attention from bidders. Lot 193 contained a collection with a rare Balloon Mail cover from the 1870 Siege of Paris. Inscribed 'Par Ballon Monté', the cover was flown out of the besieged Paris on the hot air balloon 'Le Franklin', named after American statesman Benjamin Franklin. Estimated at £350, the lot eventually sold for £1,400

There was a good selection of GB material on offer too. Starting off this section of the auction was Lot 208. This large collection included an 1840 VR 1d black with three close margins and a good range of mint high vals, noting a 1887-92 Jubilee £1, 1918-19 £1 seahorse and 1929 PUC £1. It sold for £5,500, based on an estimate of £5,000.


A successful and exciting sale for us here at Warwick and Warwick and we wish you all the best in our next sale at 10am on 6th March, live on easyliveauction.com. For sale updates and sneak previews, please follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.


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Patrick Hayes

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