The Mystery of the G.B. “Treasury” Roulettes
25th September 2020

The G.B.1852-4 Treasury Roulettes have always been surrounded in mystery. They were brought to the attention of collectors in 1897 when a philatelic writer, A.H. Stamford, wrote about them. The roulettes were serpentine roller cuts made to part sheets of imperforate G.B. 1d red stamps in order to effect separation from t...

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COVID-19 Update - Customer requirement to use face coverings
20th July 2020

***Customers are reminded that collection of lots is strictly by prior appointment please. Payment should be made prior to arrival at our premises*** Compulsory use of masks when attending our offices Please note that from 24th July 2020 all customers will be r...

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COVID-19 update 8th July 2020
8th July 2020

After the government’s recent update, we are now able to update our operating practices. In the interests of keeping our customers and staff safe we will now be employing the following methods. Collections to be valued With the vast majority of the collecting community currently on ...

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A rare DFM group to a Battle of Britain Blenheim Air Gunner in 19th August 2020 Medal & Militaria Auction
2nd July 2020

A rare Distinguished Flying Medal group to a Blenheim Air Gunner and recipient of the Battle of Britain clasp, is offered in our 19thAugust 2020 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £4,700.   ...

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COVID-19 Update 1st June 2020
1st June 2020

COVID-19 - Update   After the government’s recent update, we are now able to update our operating practices. In the interests of keeping our customers and staff safe we will now be employing the following methods. Collections to be valued With the vast ...

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A rare DFC group to a Royal Artillery pilot in 17th June 2020 Medal & Militaria Auction
28th May 2020

A rare Distinguished Flying Cross group to an Auster pilot in the Royal Artillery, that was offered in our 17th June 2020 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £3,200 finally sold after a spirited contest between three phone bidders, with the hammer falling at £4,500.  ...

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Superb Australian States and New Zealand collections - 3rd June stamp auction
27th May 2020

Australian States and New Zealand collections for stamp enthusiasts. As part of our June 3rd Stamp sale besides general collections, British Commonwealth and foreign country ranges, single items, GB we are pleased to be offering a series of AUSTRALIAN STATES lots 132-160. These were formed as part of a...

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A unique collection of 663 WW2 Colditz Castle photos in 22nd April 2020 Medal & Militaria Auction
27th May 2020

The Colditz Castle unique archive of WW2 photos taken by Johannes Lange, was sold in our 22nd April 2020 medal and militaria auction. The Lot which had a pre-sale estimate of £1,750 saw 3 telephone bidders strongly contest the Lot with the hammer finally falling at £6,000. When the ven...

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Charitable donation to COVID-19 NHS staff wellbeing fund
26th May 2020

We are very pleased to announce our recent donation of £378.00 to the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund. This donation was made up of lower value items which have been kindly donated by our customers. Several charitable lots were sold in our stamp auction held on 18th March 2020 the...

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COVID-19 Update 14th May 2020
14th May 2020

COVID-19 - Update   After the government’s recent update of the lockdown measures, we are now able to update our operating practices. In the interests of keeping our customers and staff safe we will now be employing the following methods. Collections to be valued...

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COVID-19 Update 22nd April 2020 Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Militaria sale
14th April 2020

COVID-19 - Update regarding our 22 April 2020 Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes Auction In the interests of keeping our customers and staff safe, and in line with the current Government advice, we will be holding our 22 April 2020 Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes Auction behind closed...

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Senior stamp valuer Ian Hunter to retire.
14th April 2020

After over 20 years at Warwick and Warwick, we are very sad to announce that senior stamp valuer Ian Hunter (not of Mott the Hoople fame!) has decided to put up his tweezers and enjoy a well-earned retirement. Ian has worked in the stamp trade for most of his working life and joined Warwick and Warwick way back i...

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COVID-19 Update
25th March 2020

Warwick & Warwick Announcement on business continuing through the emergency  The current emergency is affecting all our lives and all business activity. We are committed to complying with all Government guidance as it evolves in res...

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Customer notice regarding COVID-19
17th March 2020

We take the wellbeing of our customers and staff extremely seriously. We are constantly monitoring UK Government advice to ensure we follow the necessary procedures to protect you. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to let you know about additional safety measures we have implemented. Where appro...

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Warwick & Warwick Collectables Auction
17th March 2020

We wish to reassure customers that viewing for our collectables auction is continuing today at Chalon House and we are proceeding with the auction as planned tomorrow. The safety of our staff & customers is paramount so we would ask all visitors to our premises and to the Court House to follow government guid...

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coronavirus
13th March 2020

We would like to reassure buyers and vendors that we expect to run a full program of spring and summer auctions. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely and will fully adhere to government guidelines to prevent infection. The safety and well-being of staff and customers is our top priority a...

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St Nazaire Chamber of Commerce ‘pocket’ stamps
27th February 2020

In April 1945 as Allied troops liberated large parts of France, an area in northern France in the Guerandaise peninsula was still occupied by German creating local postage problems in the ‘pocket’ of St. Nazaire cut off from the rest of Vichy France. With dwindling supplies of stamps and no way of communicati...

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Charitable donation to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd
12th February 2020

We are happy to announce that we have made another donation to charity, this time to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The money was raised from auctioning a lot made up of modest value items that our customers and vendors have kindly donated to charity. ...

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Aston Martin Centenary collection to be auctioned by Warwick & Warwick on the 18th March 2020
6th February 2020

Aston Martin celebrated the Company’s Centenary in 2013 with exclusive commemorative brochures and publications available at VIP events. A comprehensive collection will feature in the Wednesday 18th March Collectables auction at Warwick & Warwick auctioneers. Aston Martin Centenary celebrations commence...

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Rare Alfred the Great penny to be sold in our 19th February 2020 coin auction
23rd January 2020

An extremely rare Alfred the Great penny is to be offered in our 19th February 2020 Coin Auction. Alfred the Great was a king of Wessex from 871 to 899AD. Often known by schoolboys as the...

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Christmas Opening Times 2019-2020
2nd January 2020

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Excellent early Great Britain range in January 8th auction.
20th December 2019

Alongside the King Edward VII 1902 ‘menu’ 2s6d, we have a lovely range of early British stamps which brilliantly showcase classic stamps in outstanding condition. Between lot...

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What is on the menu? Charming and rare 1902 ‘menu’ stamp to be offered in our upcoming January 8th stamp sale.
18th December 2019

Featuring in our upcoming Wednesday 8th January 2020 sale is the very scarce 1902 De La Rue 2/6d lilac with ‘Hotel Cecil Philatelic Dinner 5th June 1902 Menu’ underprint. The stamp features a miniature full menu listing printed on the reverse including dishes such as Mock Turtle, Saddle ...

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The story behind the overprints: 1961 Tristan Relief Fund
13th December 2019

Lot 348 in our upcoming January 8th auction features the rare 1961 Tristan Relief Fund set, a very interesting set in its own right. We decided to explore why the set came to exist and exactly why it is so rare: ...

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Excellent collection of shillings to be offered in our 11th December 2019 coin auction
25th November 2019

An excellent collection of shillings is to be offered in our 11th December 2019 coin auction. The collection was compiled over a number of years and mainly comprises a number of varieties and higher grades.  Highlights of the collection include…   ...

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An unusual Spanish Civil War medal group in 11th December 2019 Medal Auction
19th November 2019

A Spanish Civil War group to Jose Maria Lasheras Sanz, a Spanish Air Force Bomber Air Mechanic, is offered in our 11th December 2019 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £1,000. ...

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Charity donation to claire house childrens hospice
14th October 2019

We are happy to announce that we have made another donation to charity, this time to Claire House Childrens Hospice.   ...

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Specialised Collections in October Stamp Sale
16th September 2019

Our October Stamp sale features a number of excellent specialised collections in addition to the normal assembly of miscellaneous and individual country collections. Ascension: There are 45 lots of Ascension with GB used in KGV, KGVI and QEII varieties. ...

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Major Matchbox collection to be auctioned by Warwick & Warwick on the 18th September 2019
12th September 2019

One of the most comprehensive Matchbox Superfast collections will feature in the Wednesday 18th September Collectables auction at Warwick & Warwick auctioneers. Over 75 Matchbox lots, many mint and boxed, are available to suit all collectors’ budgets. Matchbox Superfast celebrates its 50th an...

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An image that stays with you
5th August 2019

As Colin Such has recently said in an article, he wrote for Picture Postcard Monthly, we really do have the pleasure of seeing “some of the best postcards one could ever wish to see”. Since joining the team in November last year, I have already seen a huge variety of cards and subjects. Admittedly, th...

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Lights, Camera, Action for our senior valuer Richard Beale!
30th July 2019

Our senior valuer Richard Beale has appeared on prime time BBC1 consumer rights programme ‘Fake Britain’, episode 3. He enjoyed a day’s filming with the BBC film crew back in Octob...

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The 1915 British Occupation of Bushire
24th July 2019

The Iranian port of Bushehr, strategically positioned in the Persian Gulf, was occupied by British forces from the 8th of August to 16th of October 1915. This was largely as a response to the activities of the enigmatically named ‘Intelligence Bureau of the East’, established by the Germ...

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Incredible U.S.A. Stamps and Postal History section
24th July 2019

As part of our August 7th stamp sale we are pleased to be offering a very good section of U.S.A from lot 623 to 692. Highlights include lot 627, excellent early to middle period collection. ...

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Charitable donation to inspiring causes
24th July 2019

We are happy to announce that we have made another donation to charity, this time to the Guide Dogs Trust and hope house. Thank you to all of the customers who agreed to donate the proceeds of their...

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Superb collection of Britains Racing Colours in 17th July Auction
10th July 2019

A collection of scarcer Britains Racing Colours including USA and Canadian figures will be offered in our 17th July Toy auction in 28 lots. The extremely rare Duchess of Norfolk colours with a Mickey Mouse figure front and back was only made in 1938 and complete with box has an estimate of £1200....

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Extremely rare Palestine 1947 1 mil coin to be offered in our 19th June 2019 auction.
10th June 2019

An extremely rare Palestine 1947 1 mil coin is to be offered in our 19th June 2019 auction. The entire 2,880,000 production run of the 1947 1 mil was ordered to be melted down at the end of the Brit...

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Corrado Mezzana, Back to the Drawing Board
18th April 2019

  Corrado Mezzana, born in Rome on June 7 1890, is viewed as one of the key figures in Italian stamp design during the 20th Century. He designed many of t...

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Royal Mint Trial Coins to be offered in our 17th April 2019 auction.
8th April 2019

An unusual range of Royal Mint trial coins are to be offered in our 17th April 2019 auction. Trial coins are issued by the Royal Mint for testing in vending machines, shops and banks prior to the release of a new coin. Offered in this sale are the following lots:- Lot 508 - 1981 9 sided...

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BBC filming “Fake Britain” at the Advintageous fair in the Spa Centre Scarborough
8th April 2019

Our senior valuer Richard Beale headed to Scarborough last October to film an episode of “Fake Britain” consumer rights BBC TV programme at the Advintageous fair in the Victorian Spa Centre, Scarborough. ...

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Rare and unusual proofs, essays and designs
1st April 2019

Our upcoming Wednesday April 3rd sale includes a very interesting array of Proofs and Essays spread across multiple countries. These issues offer insight into the development of the finished stamps and it is unusual to have so many available in one auction. A few examples that are worth looking out for include...

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Charity donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital
27th March 2019

We are happy to announce that we have made another donation to charity, this time to Great Ormond Street Hospital.   ...

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GB KGV Seahorses
27th March 2019

As part of our stamp sale on the 3rd April we are pleased to be offering a range of high quality UM Seahorses including scarce shades that have been collected by the vendor over many years. The printings of 1913 Waterlow include the £1 value x4 all UM. ...

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1971 Parachute Regiment Military Cross Group in 17th April 2019 Medal Auction
25th March 2019

A 1971 Northern Ireland Military Cross award group to Lieutenant Colonel Peter Maurice Kingston, Parachute Regiment is offered in our 20th February 2019 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £25,000-£30,000. ...

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Battle of Trafalgar Midshipman’s medal in 17th April 2019 Medal Auction
4th March 2019

A 1793-1840 Naval General Service Medal with the highly sought after Trafalgar clasp to Midshipman Gilbert Kennicott is offered in our 17th April 2019 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £16,000. ...

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Collecting Third Reich medals, badges, weapons, uniform, memorabilia and general militaria
26th February 2019

While not to everyone’s taste, there is still a large number of collectors who specialize in collecting Third Reich medals and badges, uniform and rank insignia, daggers, deactivated weapons, statues and other militaria from the Third Reich or Nazi period of history 1933-1945. Collectors need to be aware that there...

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Antique Stamps
13th February 2019

The term antique derives from the Latin word antiquus meaning old or ancient. In more modern times it has commonly been applied to items which are more than 100 years old. Collectors of antiques generally prize them for aesthetic appeal, rarity, value or historical significance regardless of their age. The first ...

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Charity donation to Save the Children and Acorns Children’s Hospice
4th February 2019

We are happy to announce that we have made another donation to charity, this time to Save the Children and Acorns Children’s Hospice. Lot 68 in our 5th December 2018 Stamp auction was a world collection comprising of a variety of low value collections that owners had decided to donate to charity....

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King & Country Roman Soldiers excel in 23rd January Toy Soldier Auction
28th January 2019

A collection of Roman Legion toy soldier figures by the Hong Kong based maker King & Country did very well in our recent model soldier auction on 23rd January 2019. The collection of 32 individual boxed figures was offered in 3 Lots and raced past the pre-sale estimates selling for a grand total of...

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Record price for a female’s WW1 Memorial Plaque?
28th January 2019

The rare World War 1 Memorial Plaque named to Susan Sophia Wills was offered in our 12th December 2018 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £2500. With 2 room bidders battling it out with a telephone bidder with the room being successful, the pre-sale estimate was soon left trailing in the dis...

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Rare WW1 RFC Albert Medal in 20th February Medal Auction
28th January 2019

A rare World War 1 Royal Flying Corps Albert Medal to 1st Class Air Mechanic Harrie Stephen Harwood is offered in our 20th Febuary 2019 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £6,500. ...

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Italian Artwork, Essays and Proofs
16th January 2019

Warwick and Warwick are pleased to announce that their auction of May 1st will feature an outstanding array of Italian Proofs, Essays and stamps. In particular it will feature the remarkable archive of original stamp design artwork by the great stamp designer Corrado Mezzana. ...

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Unique WW2 Airborne Operations Pilot’s medal group in 20th February 2019 Medal Auction
9th January 2019

An Airborne Operations DSO, OBE, AFC group to Wing Commander Ernest Leonard Archer R.A.F.V.R. is offered in our 20th February 2019 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £12,000. ...

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GB Postal History Highlights from our January 2019 stamp sale
3rd January 2019

We are pleased to be offering several different lots of covers, many presented “Exhibition style” on leaves including Airmails (lot 159-60), wrappers/entires (lots 634-653) including Norfolk and Suffolk, further interesting lots incl. post magazine, overseas mail, etc. ...

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Vietnam, stamps and the unsung artist of the revolution
30th November 2018

Lot 621 in our upcoming stamp auction features one of Vietnam’s most culturally important postage stamps – the 1946 Ho Chi Minh portrait design. The significance of this design is in its innovation, being the first original stamp design produced by the Viet-Minh. The miniature full face renditions of the Viet...

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British West Indies
28th November 2018

Collectors of stamps from the British West Indies will find plenty to choose from in our 5th December auction. The auction includes a valuable collection broken into smaller country collections or items and with a total estimate of around £30,000. Some choice items from the auction are shown below and the a...

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collection of topographical and social history cards of Somerset villages.
22nd November 2018

In my first week at Warwick and Warwick as a trainee postcard valuer, under the expert guidance of the incredibly knowledgeable Colin Such, I have been very fortunate to see a spectacular collection of topographical and social history cards of Somerset villages. The collection contains many stunning real photographic car...

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Highlights from December stamp sale
13th November 2018

In our general stamp sale of 5th December we are pleased to be offering several valuable collections throughout the British Commonwealth and GB sections of the catalogue. The B.C. is strong in country ranges including: ...

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Fantastic range of Dinky models to be offered in our 21st November 2018 die cast auction
12th November 2018

A fantastic range of Dinky, French Dinky and Dublo Dinky model cars and lorries is to be offered in our 21st November 2018 die cast auction. Lotted singly and in collections there will be plenty for keen Dinky collectors to bid on. Highlights include this pre-war Hornby Series Delivery Van No. 22d whic...

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Christmas Opening times 2018-2019
2nd November 2018

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Behind the Overprints: The Italian Social Republic 1943-1945
25th October 2018

In September 1943 during the later stages of World War Two Italy was broken apart, Germany was to seize control of the Northern half of Italy and quickly move to free Duce Benito Mussolini (who had recently been imprisoned by the Allies). Once freed Mussolini was taken to Rustenburg to meet with Adolf Hitler. Despite Mus...

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Warwick & Warwick Celebrates new arrival
11th October 2018

Congratulations from everybody at Warwick & Warwick to Sian Gosling from our Chester accounts office who gave birth to her 2nd child last week. Ralphi Jame was born at 2am on the 2nd of October weighing 9lb 12oz, mother and baby are doing well. ...

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Jenny Stapleton
11th October 2018

  It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce that our dear friend and colleague Jenny Stapleton passed away on Saturday 6th October 2018. Jenny was the friendly...

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Another happy customer!
27th September 2018

We always appreciate feedback from our customers but we especially enjoy receiving thanks for a job well done! This happy customer from Rushden, who sold his postcard collection through one of our s...

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Rare Chinese Wang-Ho Bank of the Republic Banknote to be offered in our 17th October 2018 auction.
27th September 2018

Lot 382 in our 17th October 2018 auction is this rare Chinese The Wang-Ho Bank of the Republic, Military Bank-Note, dated 1912, One Dollar Local Currency, with serial number 18748. It measures 142mm by 97mm. The obverse is printed with green ink, the reverse with brown over a green under print. The obverse is ...

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Charity donation to Help for Heroes
24th September 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have made another donation to charity, this time to Help for Heroes.   Lot 807 in our 15 August 2018 Coins, Medals, Milita...

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Rare Mulready Multiple in the October Stamp Auction
6th September 2018

Unused muliples of Mulready letter sheets and envelopes are extremely rare and a multiple of 3 unguillotined 2d envelopes has recently been reported to us.   ...

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Warwick & Warwick Customers raise £975 for Charities.
30th August 2018

We are excited to announce that the customers and vendors of Warwick & Warwick have raised £575 for Claire House Children’s Hospice, £200 For Children Today and £200 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, in our recent sales. The lots included collections of modest value properties, combined ...

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Scarce 1936 Palestine Military Medal group in 17th October Medal Auction
30th August 2018

A scarce 1936 Military Medal group to Pte Thomas Kelly 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers is offered in our 17th October 2018 medal auction with an estimate of £2,000. ...

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Fantastic Scottish banknote collection to be offered in our 15th August 2018 auction.
8th August 2018

A fantastic collection of Scottish banknotes is to be offered in our 15th August 2018 auction. Collected over a number of years, Lots 407 to 500 contain collections, individual examples of banknotes in high grades and also unusual Specimen banknotes.   Highlights include: - ...

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The ‘Paris’ collection of France Specialised
6th August 2018

    Our September 5th stamp auction includes the balance of the ‘Paris’ collection of specialised Frenc...

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Titanic card sells for £8,600
24th July 2018

The postcard mailed from Titanic survivor, Sarah Daniels, written when she was on board the ship and posted from Queenstown, in Ireland, failed to sell in the 18 July auction. However a private treaty sale has subsequently been negotiated with a private buyer from the south of England. The selling price was £8,600....

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“Wish you were here” message from the Titanic
18th July 2018

A postcard mailed from the doomed liner “Titanic” is for auction in the Warwick and Warwick postcard auction of July 18. The lot description is as follows. ...

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Footballs Coming (to your) Home?
15th June 2018

On the 18th June England will officially kick start their World Cup campaign. Gareth Southgate’s men will line up vs Tunisia in the Volgograd Arena, the weight of a thousand football clichés on their shoulders. The previous tournament ended in tears after England’s return from Brazil came al...

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