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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Easter Opening Times 2019
18th April 2019

Easter Opening Times Please be aware that our offices will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 19th April 2019 and Monday 22nd April 2019. We will be open again as normal on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 9:00am ...

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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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Found an unusual £2, £1 or 50p coin in your pocket change?
25th December 2018

Over the past few months we have been receiving a large number of calls from members of the public who have been finding unusual £2, £1 or 50p coins in their pocket change. A variety have been m...

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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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Warwick & Warwick’s very successful Wrenn OO gauge sale on the 16th May 2018.
23rd May 2018

A large Wrenn OO gauge collection was the highlight of the recent Collectables auction at Warwick & Warwick auctioneers. Over 90% of the Wrenn lots were sold on Wednesday 16th May, realising over £22,000. The ‘star’ of the Wrenn sale was Lot 910, a mint and boxed LNER grey 4489 Woodcock loco...

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Early May Bank Holiday Opening Times
7th May 2018

  Please be aware that our offices will be closed for the Early May Bank Holiday on Monday 7th May 2018. We will be open again as normal at 9.00am...

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1961 Tristan Relief Fund: The story behind the overprints
26th April 2018

The worlds remotest inhabited island – Tristan da Cunha – which sits 2,400 kilometres from its nearest continental land mass experienced nature at its full force in October 1961. The volcanic eruption of Queen Mary’s peak forced the evacuation of Tristan da Cunha’s entire population of 264. The ev...

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British Somaliland in our May Stamp Auction
24th April 2018

The area of British Somaliland had often been unruly but was seen by the British as strategically important for their interests in the Suez Canal and Aden.  Control of the area was eventually passed to the Foreign Office and in 1901 the Indian Government responded to a request for an emergency issue of stamp...

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Major Wrenn OO gauge collection to be auctioned by Warwick & Warwick on the 16th May 2018.
17th April 2018

One of the most comprehensive Wrenn OO gauge collections will feature in the Wednesday 16th May Collectables auction at Warwick & Warwick auctioneers. Over 100 Wrenn lots, many mint and boxed, are available to suit all model railway enthusiasts’ budgets. Amongst the lots offered for sale are ...

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Is your 2p coin really worth a fortune?
12th April 2018

  There has been a great deal of media hype regarding the value of 2 pence pieces recently and consequently we have received a great deal of interest from the genera...

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A fine collection of Anglo Boer War items are in 18th April Medals & Militaria Auction
6th April 2018

A fine collection of medals, militaria, postcards, photos etc will offered for sale in our 18th April 2018 medal and militaria auction, with varying estimates. Lot 17 in the medal section is an 1899 QSA 4 clasps Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen, to 3573 Pte J. Heathcote, Royal Scots. This i...

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Easter Opening Times
4th April 2018

Please be aware that our offices will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 30th March 2018 and Monday 2nd April 2018. Consequently viewing for our ...

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20th Century salvage sovereign in 18th April Coin Auction
19th March 2018

A 1912 sovereign salvaged from the wreck of the SS Egypt is offered in our 18th April 2018 coin auction with an estimate of £500.   ...

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Rare Postcard Mailed from St Kilda
2nd March 2018

 A postcard of and from the most remote part of Great Britain features in our auction on 21 March. It is from St Kilda, an archipelago of granitic rocks, 40 miles west of No...

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Put the auction on ice! Postcards from the South Pole
28th February 2018

A piece of British history from Robert Falcon Scott’s 1910-13 “Terra Nova” Expedition is available in our upcoming March stamp sale. Pieced together by collector Charles Stevens, lot 162 tells Scott’s fascinating tale using incredible first-hand pieces of postal history. The first postcard...

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Falkland Island collection in March stamp auction
21st February 2018

Stamps of the Falkland Is & Dependencies are one of the most popular areas with buyers at our stamp auctions. This small windswept archipelago, just off the South American coast, holds a special interest for stamp collectors. Our March 7th stamp auction provides an opportunity to purchase some rare and unusua...

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Specimen banknotes to be offered in our 21st February 2018 auction
7th February 2018

A selection of scarce specimen banknotes are to be offed in our 21st February 2018 auction. This East African Currency Board 1964 issue, punch hole cancelled specimen set of 4, with ‘SPECIMEN’ in red printed on both sides and housed in a De la Rue, London leather type presentation folder is...

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A look at our February stamp sale
30th January 2018

As part of our February stamp sale in the BC section we have a very good collection of QV-KGV FU split down into country and individual lots. These have been collected over many years with “an eye for scarcity and good condition”. The lots include GB Used in Ascension lot 152 ...

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Rare Boer War Hinckley Tribute Watch in 21st February Medal Auction
26th January 2018

A rare Boer War silver tribute pocket watch is offered in our 21st February 2018 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £250. ...

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Important WW1 battle date casualties in 21st February Medal Auction
26th January 2018

A collection of WW1 casualty medals from iconic and important battle dates is offered in our 21st February 2018 medal and militaria auction. The date of death of a medal recipient can have a significant bearing on the medals value and what a collector is prepared to pay. The first day of the Battle of ...

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Warwick & Warwick Customers raise £440 for Children’s Charity.
22nd January 2018

We are excited to announce that the customers and vendors of Warwick & Warwick have raised £440 for Claire House Children’s Hospice, in our recent sales. The lots included collections of modest value properties, combined together, to form a saleable lot for charity. We would like to extend a warm tha...

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China’s most expensive Artist appears at Warwick and Warwick
21st December 2017

In a recent auction at the Poly International auction house in Beijing, traditional master artist and calligrapher Qi Baishi (1864-1957) set a new record for the highest price paid for a Chinese artist's work sold at auction. His twelve panel set of ink-brush paintings sold for $141 million (£105 million) to an und...

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