Warwick and Warwick

Warwick and Warwick Stamp Auction Report 5th July 2017

13th July 2017

There were some valuable British Commonwealth collections and rare items on offer in the July stamp auction.

A Northern Rhodesia 1938-52 1½d imperforate block of 4, described as ‘one of the great rarities of KGVI philately’, sold for £3,540. A Nigeria 1939 set to £5 sold for £740.

 

 

A Gambia 1880-93 collection of issues in 44 panes of 15, some with varieties, proved to be popular. Offered in the catalogue for £1,000, the collection sold for £3,900.

 

Foreign

A French 1936 Banknote 50f sold for £260, and a China PRC collection, including a 1980 Monkey 8f, quickly surpassed the estimate of £350 to sell for £1,416.

 

Described as ‘possibly unique’ an Italian Colonies Somaliland 1932-8 Lioness 25l perf 14 in a complete sheet of 60 failed to sell despite the quoted Sassone catalogue price of €210,000.

Great Britain

An 1840 1d black pl 1b strip of 3, est £550 sold for £1,090 and a 1847-54 10d achieved £1,120.

 

By Phil Stowe


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