The rare 1935 Silver Jubilee Prussian Blue
11th December 2017

  A rare Great Britain 1935 Silver Jubilee 2½d Prussian Blue realised £5,900 in our auction on December 6.  The story behi...

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Britain’s most recognisable artist that you may never have heard of?
5th December 2017

David Gentleman, born in 1930, is an artist whose style should be very familiar to all those with an interest in philately. He was prolific between 1962 and 2000 designing over one hundred stamps for the Post Office - more than anyone else in this period. However, what Gentleman should be commended for most is how he mod...

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Brian Girling part 6
4th December 2017

The last opportunity to acquire part of the fabulous Brian Girling collection will be in the Warwick and Warwick auction which takes place in Warwick, on January 24th. The collection and trading stock of the late Brian Girling must be one of the best postcard collections ever formed in this country in recent y...

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The Cayman Islands, not just a tax haven.
24th November 2017

The Cayman Islands have been in the news recently following the release of the ‘Paradise Papers’. Better known in recent years as a tax haven for the wealthy to secrete their earnings, many philatelists will be aware that the Islands have an interesting postal history and are widely collected.  ...

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Collection of World Wrestling Entertainment figures in 24th January Auction
20th November 2017

One person’s collection of mostly Jakks Pacific and Mattel World Wrestling Entertainment figures will be offered in our 24th January 2018 Toy auction in 19 lots. The collection of figures was collected by the vendor over 13 years and includes in excess of 500 individual figures and sets including...

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Brian Girling’s London Cards find Ready Buyers
16th November 2017

The 5th part of the spectacular collection formed by the late Brian Girling, containing significant ranges of London and suburbs, went under the hammer at Warwick and Warwick’s auction on November 15. Every lot sold, the vast majority realising more than estimate. London was divided into areas and distri...

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Italian football woes
16th November 2017

While Italy cannot deliver on the pitch, a lot in our December stamp auction suggests they may well be able to deliver off it. The recent qualification play offs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia saw Italy fail to qualify for the first time since 1958. Their one nil defeat to Sweden will see them not only miss out...

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An Interesting Lot from the Girling Postcard Sale.
7th November 2017

The 5th part of the fabulous and valuable collection of postcards formed by the late Brian Girling comes up for auction on November 15. This part is very strong in London. Lot 165 comprises 5 real photographic cards of the Royal Albert Docks 1912 strike. They were published by G.L. Shotter of 340 Barking Road....

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Will the winner take it all? 1970s ABBA dolls are to be offered in our 15th November auction.
3rd November 2017

Lot 345 in our 15th November 2017 auction is this full set of 4 1970’s Matchbox ABBA dolls.   Arguably one of the most commercially successful music ac...

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Warwick & Warwick’s newest employee, 21 year old Patrick Collyer, talks about his experience attending his first stamp auction.
2nd November 2017

  As someone who has been to auctions before and seen them on television I was expecting a less salubrious setting than that which I found ...

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1860 Whitworth .451 Military Target Rifle in 13th December Medal Auction
2nd November 2017

A rare Whitworth .451 Military Target Rifle is offered in our 13th December 2017 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £1,500.   &nb...

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Just what are the new plastic banknotes really worth?
5th October 2017

  On 13th September 2016 history was made when the Bank of England issued the first English plastic banknote. Since then there have been a plethora of newspaper arti...

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Strong Results for part 4 of the Girling Collection
22nd September 2017

The 4th part of the remarkable collection formed by the late Brian Girling achieved spectacular results in the Warwick and Warwick auction held on 20 September. Of the 122 lots on offer, 121 sold and most of the lots sold at figures well over estimate. Brian specialised in quality postcards of London and its s...

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Rare Balloon Post Postcard in September 20 Auction
12th September 2017

Part 4 of the collection formed by the late Brian Girling includes one of the rarest balloon post postcards known in this country. The organising committee for the Beckenham 1902 c...

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British Balloon Posts 1902 – 1907
11th September 2017

The balloon flight postcards of the early years of the twentieth century are amongst the rarest and most valuable postcards collected in Britain. Although communication by balloon was used successfully during the 1870 siege of Parisin the Franco-Prussian war, the first organised balloon post with commemorative picture po...

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1956 Antarctic Expedition Polar Medal group and Rolex watch in 18th October Medal Auction
21st August 2017

A 1956 Antarctic Expedition Polar Medal group awarded to Douglas Roland Otway Prior is offered in our 18th October 2017 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £20,000. ...

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Rare USA dollar offered in our 16th August 2017 Coins Auction
11th August 2017

This extremely rare USA 1795 draped bust, small eagle reverse dollar is to be offered in our 16th August 2017 coin auction. 1795 was only the second year the one dollar coin was minted in the US and the first year to feature the draped bust design. Only 42,738 of these coins were minted in 1795 making ...

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Further Excellent Results for the Brian Girling Collection
20th July 2017

Part 3 of the remarkable collection and stock of postcards accumulated by the late Brain Girling went under the hammer at the Warwick and Warwick auction on July 19 and achieved results as good as those achieved for the previous offerings. All 156 lots on offer sold, the majority at figures in excess of estimate. GB topo...

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Rarest of sovereigns in 16th August Coin Auction
18th July 2017

An extremely rare 1819 sovereign is offered in our 16th August 2017 coin auction with an estimate of £90,000. ...

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Brian Girling Collection, Part 3
6th July 2017

The third part of the fabulous collection of picture postcards formed by the late Brian Girling is to be offered in our next postcard sale of July 19. The sale is full of superb quality, real photographic, topographical and social history images from many English counties, with strength in the London suburbs. Here are ju...

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Lights, Camera, Action! Senior Valuer Richard Beale to appear on BBC’s ‘Right on the Money’ programme!
6th July 2017

Our senior collectables valuer Richard Beale has been interviewed for the BBC’s ‘Right on the Money’ to be shown on Wednesday 12th July at 9:15am on BBC1. ...

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1963 Nottingham Supervising Bailiff’s George Medal in 16th August Medal Auction
3rd July 2017

A George Medal group awarded to William Jebet Walker is offered in our 16th August 2017 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £3,000.  &nb...

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1902 Bolton & District Humane Society Silver Medal in 16th August Medal Auction
27th June 2017

A rare Bolton and District Humane Society Silver Medal in its case of issue awarded to Frank Smith is offered in our 16th August 2017 medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £650. The Bolton Evening News dated 16th September 1902 reported: “The Royal Humane Societ...

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Fred Wyatt R.I.P
15th June 2017

  It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce the death of Fred Wyatt. Fred worked in our viewing room on auction days for wel...

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Excellent Result for the Brian Girling Collection
19th May 2017

The second part of the famous stock and collection of the late Brian Girling was offered in the Warwick and Warwick sale of May 17. Estimates for the 180 lots on offer totalled almost £61,000. Only 5 lots were unsold and the total hammer price achieved was almost £93,000, producing a total realisation, includ...

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Superb collection of pre-1945 German made military figures and vehicles in 17th May Auction
27th April 2017

One person’s lifetime collection of Elastolin, Lineol and similar figures and vehicles will be offered in our 17th May Toy auction in 75 lots. The collection of figures, vehicles, artillery pieces, defensive positions etc was collected by the vendor for over 50 years and includes some rare and se...

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Change in Viewing Times for our 19th April 2017 Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction
19th April 2017

Due to the Easter holiday viewing for our 19th April Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction will be as follows: Thursday 13th April 2017 - 9:00am until 4.30pm Friday 14th April 2017 – CLOSED Saturday 15th April 2017 – CLOSED Sunday 16...

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Employment Vacancies
30th March 2017

Would you like to work for Warwick and Warwick as a valuer? We currently have vacancies for two trainees. Click here for further details....

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Breath-taking France unlike any I have seen before.
27th March 2017

In the course of every month, we provide valuations on a wide range of collections, both general and specialised and some of these contain sections of France. We are regularly telling clients that simply identifying a stamp in Stanley Gibbons catalogue is not enough and an understanding of condition is key. Class...

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Worth looking out for in the April stamp auction
17th March 2017

We are pleased to be able to offer one of the great rarities of Hong Kong philately, the 1880 10c on 12c doubled surch error. The stamp comes with a recent BPA certificate and is described as ‘a fine & fresh example’. ...

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The Brian Girling Collection
16th March 2017

The first part of the superb collection formed by the late Brian Girling was offered in the Warwick and Warwick auction held on 15 March. This first sale featured a wide range of his British topographical and social history cards, offered on a county basis, and was extremely well received by a large room attendance. ...

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Hidden China stamp collection re-discovered
9th March 2017

A treasure trove China stamp collection that has been kept in the same family but lain untouched for decades is being offered by Warwick & Warwick in their May stamp auction. The family have had connections in China since 1860 and it is thought that the collection was assembled by a member of the family livin...

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1st March Stamp Sale
7th February 2017

Lots that maybe of interest in our March sale include 4 lots of Airmails, one being a collection of semi officials.   Var...

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Brian Girling Collection
6th February 2017

The collection and trading stock of the late Brian Girling must be one of the best postcard collections ever formed in this country in recent years. Brian was a well-known and respected dealer with a fine knowledge of postcards, especially those of London and the Home Counties. His obituary appeared in the August 2016 ed...

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11th January 2017 Stamp Sale
19th December 2016

In our January stamp sale we again have strong British Commonwealth King George V ranges, including a fine and rare selection of varieties. Lot 298 is the scarce Malta 1960 3d “blank corner” UM. ...

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Are you a gold coin collector? Then take a look at what’s on offer in our 14th December 2016 auction!
2nd December 2016

Gold coins are always particularly popular in our sales and we have a particular good selection on offer in our final coin auction of this year. Here’s a rundown of the highlights for you… Lot 433 - 1680 guinea, fourth bust, elephant and castle below, fine, in box and with certificate by Lond...

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December stamp auction
23rd November 2016

Warwick and Warwick are concluding the 2016 series of stamp auctions with a true Christmas cracker. Buyers of high quality Great Britain classics will be particularly pleased with the stamps on offer. The auction catalogue includes numerous 1840 1d blacks incl various plate ranges, better cancels, multiples, on c...

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Five Star Quality GB
14th November 2016

In our December stamps sale as part of our GB section we have some top quality QV-KGV, Officials, Telegraphs, the likes of which are seldom offered. Even if you do not collect GB it is worth looking at the photographs to see these high quality items. ...

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Just what are the new plastic £5 banknotes really worth?
11th November 2016

On 13th September 2016 history was made when the Bank of England issued the first British plastic banknote. Since then there have been a plethora of newspaper articles, blogs and online chatter as to the actual worth of these notes. Our banknote department has been receiving numerous telephone calls, on a dail...

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Found an unusual coin in your pocket change?
11th November 2016

Over the past few months we have been receiving a large number of calls from members of the public who have been finding unusual coins in their pocket change. A range of coins has been mentioned from the 2011 £2 King James Bible to the 2013 50p Benjamin Britten.   As an example, a member of the pu...

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1912 Olympic Double Gold Medal Winner’s WW1 Gallantry Medals in 14th December Medal Auction
11th November 2016

WW1 Air Force Cross and 1917 Sea Gallantry Medal to George Ritchie Hodgson is offered for sale in our 14th December medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £2,000. ...

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Superb kit built model railway collection in our 16th November 2016 auction
1st November 2016

A superb private owner kit built model railway collection is to be offered in our 16th November 2016 auction. They are all professionally constructed and painted to an extremely high standard, mainly by Graham Varley. They include kits by Badger Coaches, Brassmasters, DJH, Alan Gibson and Keyster. ...

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An interesting Golfing postcard.
31st October 2016

Golf is one of the best collected areas when it comes to sports postcards and our November 16 auction contains a card, offered as a single item, which is bound to attract a lot of attention. T...

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Picturegoer Postcards in 16 November Auction
28th October 2016

The 16 November postcard auction contains a comprehensive collection of real photographic cinema star postcards published in the famous series by Picturegoer. Over 6,500 postcards were produced by thi...

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Magnificent Manchester
28th October 2016

Collectors of Manchesterand suburbs are spoiled for choice in our next postcard auction on 16 November. The sale contains no less than 69 lots of Manchester and Greater Manchester, the greatest concentration we have ever featured. There are collections of inner city suburbs, such as Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Moss ...

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New Watermark errors like are like buses – two at a time.
21st October 2016

You may recall back in Feb 2013 we reported a new discovery, 60 years after it was issued, of a reversed watermark error on a Malta 10/-. Now listed as SG 105x, it is always a thrill to find an error nobody has ever seen before. Well this month I have to report not one, but two similar “new discoveries&rdqu...

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Highlights from our November Stamp Auction
14th October 2016

In our November stamp sale we have a particular strong section of British Africa with many complete sets and scarce high values, including Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, Sierra Leone, Zanzibar.  ...

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An eagle-eyed find and a delighted customer
11th October 2016

It looked like a routine valuation, when a customer recently consigned a modern British mint stamp collection to auction with us. The stamp valuation team receive similar collections every day and the customer was expecting it to sell for a typical price. ...

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Looking into 5th Octobers stamp sale.
19th September 2016

Looking though our next stamp sale for interesting lots brought me to Zanzibar lot 318. Ranges like this do not appear very often and lots with postmark interest are usually popular. ...

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Scarce static Bassett-Lowke made LMS ‘Coronation’ locomotive and tender to be offered in 21st September 2016 Model Railway Auction.
12th September 2016

Offered as Lot 623 in our 21st September 2016 model railway auction, this scarce Bassett-Lowke made LMS streamlined ‘Princess Coronation’ Class, LMS 6220 ‘Coronation’ static locomotive and tender was most likely made in 1939 to promote the actual locomotive's visit to the New York Worl...

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2010 Royal Marine Gallantry in Afghanistan in 19th October Medal Auction
6th September 2016

Marine Lewis Lockwood’s 2010 Afghanistan Military Cross group is offered for sale in our 19th October medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £12,000. ...

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Railway Cards on Offer in September 21 Auction.
25th August 2016

If you collect railways then our September 21 sale is a must for you. As well as general collections of railway cards, there are also several individual British stations on offer and collections of railway official cards, many offered as single company collections. Foreign railway collectors are also well catered for, wi...

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Rare Baghdad lots in our 7th September Stamp Sale.
19th August 2016

In our September sale we have four lots of Baghdad on offer (lots 235 to 238), all from the Saatchi collection and seldom seen on the market. ...

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Popular Chinese stamp in our 7th September Stamp Sale.
19th August 2016

As we all know some Chinese stamps in unmounted condition realise very high prices. The 1980 Year of the Monkey 8f usually realises hundreds of pounds. What will a mounted mint example realise? Lot 375 has an estimate of £100.   ...

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Zeppelin mail, more than a flight of fancy
19th August 2016

Zeppelins have always been of much interest, particularly in the ‘golden age’ of flights from the late 1920s, when large crowds would gather to watch the airships arrive and depart. Luckily for philatelists, a large quantity of Zeppelin related postal material has survived from that time, though not often of ...

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Excellent range of Siege of Mafeking banknotes offered in our 17th August 2016 auction.
15th August 2016

Lots 286 to 289 in our 17th August 2016 auction are a range of South African Siege of Mafeking banknotes. Arguably the best known action of the Second Boer War the Siege of Mafeking took place from October 1899 to May 1900. Due to the cutting off of supplies and the introduction of rationing Col. Baden...

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Warwick & Warwick Customers raise money for Children’s Charity
22nd July 2016

  We are excited to announce that the customers and vendors of Warwick & Warwick have raised £150 for Claire House Children’s Hospice, in our June coins, medals and militaria sale. The lot included collections of modest value properties, combined together, to form a saleable lot for char...

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Excellent range of Britains Model Soldiers in our 20th July 2016 auction
7th July 2016

One of the oldest hollowcast model soldier manufacturing companies in the world William Britain began production in 1893. He perfected a new form of hollowcasting which reduced the metal content of the model and thus reduced the cost. This enabled Britains to compete and even outperform the German manufacturers who had l...

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Fantastic collection of USA Colonial and Revolutionary banknotes offered in our 15th June 2016 auction.
10th June 2016

A fantastic collection of American Colonial and Revolutionary banknotes dating from the 18th century are to be offered in our 15th June 2016 auction. Assembled by a single collector, lots 261 to 288 are from various states.  Originally the ‘colonies’ used either British or Spanish/ Por...

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Positive feedback from our auctions is always appreciated!
10th June 2016

It’s always gratifying when we receive appreciative feedback so we thought we would share a couple of the emails that we have received in the past few days… “I would like to place on record my appreciation and thanks to all those responsible for the packaging and shipping of my three recent par...

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Jaeger Postcards in the May 18 Auction
12th May 2016

A further section of the impressive collection of picture postcards, formed by the late Karl Jaeger, is offered in our auction on May 18. Karl collected subject cards and foreign countries, specialising in quality cards of artistic merit or demonstrating interesting social history. May’s offering is rich in foreign...

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News of the CGC medal group in our 20th April 2016 Auction goes national!
1st April 2016

The news of the incredible Battle of Majar al Kabir Conspicuous Gallantry Cross and Iraq Medal to be offered in our 20th April Medal and Militaria auction has been published in The Telegraph and...

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Warwick & Warwick central London stamp advisory event at Sotheby's 18th May
24th March 2016

For some years Warwick & Warwick have been assisting international auctioneer Sotheby’s by providing philatelic advice for their customers. More recently, Warwick & Warwick senior stamp valuer Joseph Cottriall has been appointed as Sotheby’s sole philatelic consultant providing specialist advice to th...

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Warwick and Warwick customers' charity donation.
7th March 2016

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of Warwick and Warwick’s vendors and bidders, we have been able to send a cheque for £370 to the Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford-upon-Avon. Lot 114, from our February stamp sale was an accumulation of donated material from many different vendors,...

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2003 Battle of Majar al Kabir Parachute Regiment Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in April 20th Auction
2nd March 2016

The incredible 24th June 2003 Battle of Majar al Kabir Conspicuous Gallantry Cross and Iraq Medal to Sergeant Gordon Robertson 1 PARA is offered for sale in our 20th April medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £80,000 - £100,000. ...

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Film buffs may recall the lines from that timeless classic
22nd February 2016

Film buffs may recall the lines from that timeless classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” when Robert Redford and Paul Newman exchange: Sundance: What's your idea this time? Butch: Bolivia. Sundance: What's Bolivia? ...

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Ireland provisional overprints
19th February 2016

Following the signing of the Anglo-Irish agreement an Irish Provisional Government assumed power in 1922. Lacking their own stamps, the decision was made as an interim measure, to overprint existing British stamps until the Irish Free State were able to introduce their own definitive stamps in December 1922. During this ...

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Valuable Artist-Drawn Cards in the March 16 Auction.
16th February 2016

Art Nouveau and Art Deco postcards are amongst some of the most valuable postcards collected, as long as the condition is excellent. Warwick and Warwick have a fine selection of these cards in the auction on March 16. Art Nouveau was a style of architecture and interior design that started in the last decade of t...

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States of Guernsey Overprint Banknotes in our 17th February 2016 Auction
4th February 2016

The occupation of the Channel Islands by Germany during World War II proved a devastating blow for the allies and its inhabitants but also posed numerous day-to-day practical problems. The maintenance of currency was important for the island population to continue buying everyday goods in order to try to live as normal a...

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Airships- Commemorative Stamps & Covers
3rd February 2016

Airships had been in use since the late 19th century and particularly for military use in the 1st World War, though it was in the 1920s when the development of rigid passenger carrying airships became possible, particularly with the Zeppelin Airship Company in Germany.  Airships were fascinating to a p...

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Change of Auction Venue
21st January 2016

After staging our auctions at the Lord Leycester Hotel for several years, we are returning to our former venue, The Court House, in Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW for all of...

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The Byrrh Art Nouveau Poster Adverts of the early 20th Century
8th January 2016

Left: Delightful and colourful poster by Max Leinhardt, which won a 5th ...

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January 2016 Stamp Auction
21st December 2015

The Christmas holiday provides an opportunity to look ahead to the January stamp auction, a philatelic feast for collectors. As a starter, the Miscellaneous section includes lot 41, a huge World collection of country ranges in almost 100 volumes, contained in 11 boxes, with better items noted though, no doubt, mu...

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The Karl Jaeger Collection of Foreign Postcards
17th December 2015

A further part of the superb collection of foreign postcards formed by the late Karl Jaeger comes up for sale in the Warwick and Warwick auction on January 20th. The cards featured below provide examples of some of the interesting cards he collected.   ...

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Christmas Opening Times
15th December 2015

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A rare Mary Queen of Scots gold coin to be offered in our 9th December 2015 auction
26th November 2015

A rare and unusual Mary Queen of Scots 1553 gold forty-four shillings coin is to be offered in our 9th December 2015 specialist coin auction. Mary ...

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Warwick & Warwick December 2nd Stamp auction
24th November 2015

Our final stamp auction of the year is also the last stamp auction we will be holding at the Lord Leycester Hotel. From January we will be returning to the Ballroom in the Court House. The December auction boasts a superb collection of Great Britain King George V issues in control blocks, lotted as single items o...

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Superb collection of fractional guineas offered in our 9th December auction
20th November 2015

We will be offering a comprehensive collection of fractional guineas in our 9th December specialist auction. The collection commences with high quality examples of the 1718 quarter guinea and highlights include: ...

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13th Dragoons Charge of the Light Brigade Casualty Medal in 9th December Medal Auction
20th November 2015

Private Algernon Holliday, 13th Light Dragoons was killed in action during the Charge of the Light Brigade, and his Crimea Medal and a pair to his brother are offered for sale in our 9th December medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £11,000. ...

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1940 Retreat to Dunkirk DCM in 9th December Medal Auction
20th November 2015

Sergeant Stephen Frost, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, 1940 Fall of France Distinguished Conduct Medal group is offered for sale in our 9th December medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £4,000. ...

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Queen Anne Gold Touch Piece to be sold in our 9th December 2015 Coin Auction
17th November 2015

We have been instructed to sell an unusual Queen Anne gold touch piece in our 9th December 2015 auction. Credit: Confrerie Ste Clotilde/ Wikipedia...

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Zulu Weapons in 9th December Medals & Militaria Auction
4th November 2015

A fine collection of Zulu weapons will offered for sale in our 9th December medal and militaria auction with varying estimates. The Zulu nation’s reputation as a fearless and well disciplined army was brought sharply to the British public’s attention with their victory at the Battle of Isan...

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Meccano sets to be sold in our 18th November 2015 Toy Auction
2nd November 2015

We have been instructed to sell a selection of high quality Meccano sets in our 18th November 2015 auction. Meccano was created in Liverpool by multi-talented Frank Hornby in 1901. He later created Hornby Trains and Dinky Cars. Meccano is a model construction system originally aimed at boys, consisting...

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King Edward VII ‘paste-up’ essay 2½d
22nd October 2015

Queen Victoria died in January 1901, for 60 years her face had been on every stamp issued in the UK and most stamps issued in the British Empire. Seemingly she had been such a dominating presence that little thought had been given to the design of stamps for her successor, King Edward VII, who had been waiting to take on...

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Unusual Victorian Temple Bar commemorative medallion to be sold in our 21st October auction.
12th October 2015

We have been instructed to sell an unusual Temple Bar commemorative issue in our 21st October 2015 Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction. Temple Bar was one of eight original gateways that lead into the city of London. It originally stood where Fleet Street no...

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Waterloo Medals in 21st October Medal Auction
9th October 2015

This year is the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the end of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule of France. Warwick & Warwick have four 1815 Water...

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Afghan 19th century flintlock jezail musket in 21st October Auction
9th October 2015

A 19th century Afghan flintlock jezail musket is offered in our 21st October medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £150. ...

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The 1840 Penny Black and a Red Herring
1st October 2015

The introduction of the 1d black postage stamp in 1840 was a huge achievement, simplifying an overly complicated postal system, but sometimes success can bring its own new set of problems and the Post Office became increasingly concerned about the re-use of stamps that had previously been used despite them being marked w...

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The Chronological Collection of Karl Jaeger
30th September 2015

As an auctioneer of postcards I see a vast number of desirable cards and class it as an honour and a privilege to be in such a position. I have the opportunity to examine and describe the cards without having to purchase them. I am indeed most fortunate to be able to view an eclectic and valuable range of cards every mon...

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Warwick & Warwick October 7th Stamp Auction
25th September 2015

The catalogue for the penultimate stamp auction of 2015 has now been made available on our website. The auction has 820 lots with something to whet the appetite of most collectors. As usual the auction kicks off with World albums including the ever popular SG New Imperial & New Ideal albums. The Briti...

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Australia 1940 Censor cover
10th September 2015

  Sorting through a pile of world covers a very interesting item caught my eye. The activities of a Scientific Apparatus company were bound to attrac...

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Rowland Hill mini sheet errors
10th September 2015

The Warwick & Warwick November 4th stamp auction includes examples of the 1979 Rowland Hill mini sheet issue with very rare errors. The sheet was issued in August 1979, shortly after a Royal Mail snap price increase, which meant that the original printing (with denominations 9p, 10½, 11p & 13p) had...

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16th September Postcard Auction
4th September 2015

The Warwick and Warwick 16th September postcard auction has a strong section of glamour cards, all in fine condition, with ranges by Boutet, Chiostri, Mauzan, Busi, Patella and Abeille. ...

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Warwick & Warwick 2nd September Stamp Auction News
25th August 2015

Commonwealth collectors will find much to interest them in our September auction. The section starts with an Ascension Island collection of King George V & VI in 40 lots. Most are KGV Badge varieties including numerous mast, flag & rock errors. ...

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Post & Go labels, the Wild West of modern British stamps?
19th August 2015

Royal Mail first introduced the Post & Go labels in a self-service machine, located in a Bristol Post Office in 2009. The Wincor Nixdorf machines were then rolled out to larger Post Offices around the country. In 2010 the machines were modified to be able to print the pictorial Post & Go stamps and so a new area ...

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Exceptional Bahamas collection in our September stamp auction
13th August 2015

The Bahamas archipelago has had a colourful history since being discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, involving slavery, pirates & adventure on the high seas, which may be why it is such an attractive area for philatelists. In our September auction we are offering approximately 70 lots of Bahamas items and coll...

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Rare first issue Postal Order to be sold in 21st October 2015 auction.
10th August 2015

We have been instructed to sell a rare first issue postal order in our 21st October 2015 Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction. The postal order was first introduced on 1st January 1881 as a safe means for sending money from one part of the country to another. Ten different denominations were ...

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Stunning range of rare hammered gold coins offered in our 19th August 2015 coin auction.
4th August 2015

We have been instructed to sell a selection of rare hammered gold coins in our in our 19th August 2015 Coin Auction. They include nobles, quarter nobles, a half ryal, an angel and a unite. The Noble was the first English gold coin produced in quantity with minting beginning as early as 1344, during the reign of E...

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Crimea War Correspondence in August Auction
28th July 2015

We were recently asked to value and auction a superb collection of GB stamps used abroad, including India, Levant and, of particular interest, correspondence from serving soldiers in the Crimean War. Amongst them is a letter from Assistant-Surgeon Ormsby Bowen Miller, who was serving with the 77th Foot...

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Upcoming Auction Lots
28th July 2015

Coming up in our 5th August Stamp Auction Buyers of postal history will have to wait till the end of the auction for a superb collection of ‘Used Abroad’. The collection includes many rare items including Crimea War covers (see the article in ‘...

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Firearms collection in 19th August Medals & Militaria Auction
22nd July 2015

A collection of de-activated firearms will be offered in our 19th August sale. The weapons include Lot 200, a German MG42 7.92mm machine gun with an estimate of £600. Lot 201 is a folding tripod for an MG42 with an estimate of £150. ...

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Ascension Island Plate Flaws in our 2nd September stamp auction
9th July 2015

As with any job, there are some tasks that I prefer more than others, but, as a long term stamp collector myself, preparing for auction a valuable collection of Ascension Island Plate flaws is probably as enjoyable as it gets. The stamps are well researched and also widely collected, so when we were offered a sup...

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Theatre Token to be sold in our 19th August 2015 Auction
8th July 2015

We have been instructed to sell this inscribed 19th century bone theatre token in our 19th August 2015 Coin Auction. The theatre in 19th century London was an extremely popular pastime for the upper classes of society. The particularly wealthy subscribed or leased a theatre box per season. This practis...

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Can you identify these locations?
7th July 2015

Topographical and social history postcards always achieve better prices if they are located. We have a series of un-located cards and we invite you to inspect them and see if you can locate any for us. If you can, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact me at ...

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Dan Dare Toys to be sold in our 15th July 2015 Toy Auction
7th July 2015

We have been instructed to sell a selection of Dan Dare related toys in our 19th August 2015 Toy Auction. Created by Frank Hampson, Dan Dare is a British science fiction comic book hero, who originally appeared in the children’s comic 'The Eagle' in the 1950s and 1960s. The stories were set in the late 19...

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Uganda Protectorate 1895-6 Missionary issues
10th June 2015

While going through a large Commonwealth collection, I came across some simply produced stamps from Uganda that I didn’t recognise and which I thought deserved some more research. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue provided some basic information but it took a bit more work to find out the full story. The stamps...

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Rare Kent Colliery Postcards in July 15 Auction
1st June 2015

When coal mining is mentioned you automatically think of South Wales and the north of England. However coal was also mined in the south of England until the 1980s, in the eastern part of Kent, in the area between Canterbury and Dover. Our July 15th postcard auction includes some rare industrial cards showing the headgear...

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Roman Emperor Nero Gold Aureus to be sold in our 17th June 2015 Coin Auction
1st June 2015

We have been instructed to sell this much sought after gold aureus, minted during the reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, in our 17th June 2015 Coin Auction. Nero ruled the Roman Empire from 54AD to 68AD and is noted for being the last emperor in t...

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Outstanding Postal History to be offered in our June stamp auction
1st June 2015

Our monthly world stamp auctions always contain a very good mix of better single items and sets, as well as collections and accumulations from a wide variety of countries. We always find that cover and card lots are very popular with our clients, and our June 3rd auction contains a particularly fine ra...

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1875 halfcrown brockage offered in our 17th June specialist coin auction
27th May 2015

We are offering a scarce 1875 halfcrown obverse brockage in our 17th June specialist coin auction. A brockage is caused when a coin gets stuck in the die during the minting process....

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Oliver Cromwell half crown offered in 17th June specialist coin auction
27th May 2015

Coins of Oliver Cromwell are always very popular in our specialist coin auctions, and the 1658 half crown we are offering in our 17th June auction is an exceptional example. This se...

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Siege of Mafeking stamps
27th May 2015

Perhaps it comes from having been a boy scout (with the woggle to prove it), but I have always found the Siege of Mafeking stamps fascinating. For 217 days the poorly trained forces of Robert Baden-Powell resisted the much larger Boer army to hold Mafeking until relief troops arrived on the 17th M...

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A “valuable” Penny Black
29th April 2015

As a stamp expert, if I had a pound every time a client with stamps for sale joked; “you won’t find a Penny Black in there… I wish…”; I would be a rich man! It is a very popular urban myth that the Penny Black is one of the World’s rarest stamps. In truth however, with about 68 milli...

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A Catalogue of errors ! – Shurely shome mishtake?
29th April 2015

1962 NPY 3d with “Queen omitted” It is true to say that the security printers g...

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Collection of British Guiana early stamps - but not that one!
28th April 2015

Considered to have issued some of the rarest and most sought after stamps, British Guiana has a special place in all keen philatelists' hearts. In 2014 the only surviving example of the 1856 1c magenta, considered to be the rarest stamp in the world was sold for $9.5m. ...

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1920 Irish Constabulary Medal for gallantry sold in 22nd April Auction
23rd April 2015

      A 1920 Irish Constabulary Medal and a 1903 Visit to Ireland Medal pair, to 5...

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Royal Scots Greys 1815 Waterloo Medal sold in 22nd April Medal Auction
23rd April 2015

The year 2015 is the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the end of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule of France. The most iconic British unit for this pivotal battle in European h...

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Unique post WW2 Saigon Operations MC group sold in 22nd April Auction
23rd April 2015

  An outstanding and unique post WW2 MBE, Saigon Operations Military Cross group to Captain Philip Geoffrey Malins, Royal Army Service Corps, sold in our 22nd April medal and m...

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When philately was forbidden; Stamps from the Chinese Cultural Revolution
16th April 2015

China’s Currency revaluation in 1955 and commencement of the Cultural Revolution in 1966 resulted in a scarcity of stamps for the following decade. Many activities, including stamp collecting, were considered to be ‘bourgeois’ and participation put collectors at serious risk, so few stamps from this per...

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VR Officials exceed expectations
16th April 2015

Our April stamp auction included a superb British & Commonwealth collection that has been held in the same family for generations without them being aware of the exceptional quality and high value. Amongst the collection were an 1840 Penny Black VR official mint pair along with an extremely rare block of 4, a...

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Scarce WW2 German Kriegsmarine Helmet in 22nd April Auction
16th April 2015

A scarce German Kriegsmarine (Navy) M35 helmet is offered in our 22nd April medal and militaria auction with an estimate of £500. The M35 ET62 helm...

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Isle of Man 1811 Bank Token to be sold in our 22nd April 2015 Coin Auction
23rd March 2015

We have been instructed to sell this unusual Isle of Man 1811 Bank Token in our 22nd April 2015 Coin Auction. In the late 18th and early 19th century Great Britain experienced a shortage of low denomination coins. In particular pennies and half pennies, essential for use in everyd...

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Cynicus Postcard Artwork in March 18th Auction
13th March 2015

Postcard auctioneers, such as Warwick and Warwick, rarely offer original artwork in their auctions, due to its rarity. However the Warwick and Warwick postcard auction on March 18th contains no less than 33 watercolours by the comic and satirical artist, Cynicus, aka Martin Anderson, some of which were used as the basis ...

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Warwick & Warwick to Auction Rare Hong Kong Surcharge Stamp
27th February 2015

Our stamp auction on 4th March includes one of the great rarities of Hong Kong stamp collecting, the 1880 10c on 12c with doubled surcharge. ...

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Campbeltown & Machrihanish Railway Official Postcard in March 18th Auction
24th February 2015

Warwick and Warwick, as auctioneers of postcards, are often called on to offer cards so rare that they have not previously been seen by the valuers. Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway issued a poster style postcard advertising their passenger services around 1912 and this card is very rare. We are offer...

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Royal Flying Corps uniform, photos and medals take off in 18th February Auction
20th February 2015

The uniform, medal, photographs and documents concerning Lieutenant John Thomas White, a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps were sold in our 18th February auction in 3 lots. John Thomas White was born on 24th September 1897 and enlisted as a Private in the 10th Battalion Dublin Fusil...

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Scottish James V Groat in our 22nd April Coin Auction
19th February 2015

James V was born in April of 1512 to James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, the sister of the English King Henry VIII. After his father was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field on 9 September 1513 James was made king at the tender age of only a year old. After numerous regents and a spell of virtual imprisonment by hi...

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Rare Italian Submarine cover Surfaces in March Stamp Auction
19th February 2015

Valuing covers collections can be rewarding because of the occasional rare and interesting items that surface which encapsulate a historical event. One such example is a 1944 cover from the Italian Naval Base in Bordeaux bearing Italian stamps overprinted by Mussolini’s Social Republic supporters which was ...

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Rare Railway Official Postcards in March 18th Auction
6th February 2015

  Rare Railway Officials are well-represented in the Warwick and Warwick March 18th a...

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1840 Penny Black VR Official
28th January 2015

In our April stamp auction we will be selling a superb British & Commonwealth collection that has been held in the same family for generations without them being aware of the exceptional quality and high value. The collection includes an 1840 Penny Black VR official mint pair along with an extremely rare bloc...

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Sinking of the Lusitania commemorative medal
19th January 2015

The Cunard liner RMS Lusitania was sunk on 7th May 1915 off the coast of Ireland, by a German submarine. Even though the ship sank in 18 minutes 761 of the 1,959 people on board survived.The Germans produced a bronze commemorative medal designed by Karl Goetz, depicting “Death selling passengers Lusitania tic...

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Schuco “TEXI” remote controlled car in 21st January sale
14th January 2015

In the 1950’s and 1960’s, German manufacturer Schuco made a series of very high quality remote controlled cars. This is a very well preserved example of one of their best creations. This tin plate Alfa Romeo has a lady driver who, as the instruction leaflet included states, “The thinking girl dr...

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Superb Road Transport Section in 21 January Postcard Auction
13th January 2015

The Jaeger collection, to be offered in our 21 Jan...

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Constantius II 337-361 gold solidus
13th January 2015

Constantius II was the longest surviving of Constantine the Great’s four sons and the only one to die in his bed. He spent most of his reign fighting a protracted war against the Persians as well as very damaging civil wars against relatives and various usurpers. This Constantius gold solidus is lot 661 in ...

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Scarce 1887 Northern Banking Company Limited £1 offered in our 18th February 2015 sale
9th January 2015

The Northern Banking Company, a predecessor of the present day Northern Bank came into existence in 1824 as a joint stock bank, becoming the Northern Banking Company Limited in 1883. Northern Banking Company banknotes are hardly ever seen and are very much sought after. This £1 note dated 1st Sept 1887 is l...

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1837 “to Hanover” token
6th January 2015

We often get enquiries from people selling coins, who ask our experts advice about unusual items in coin collections. A common enquiry is about a gold coloured gaming token inscribed “TO HANOVER”. ...

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Aethelred II penny
6th January 2015

In our coin auctions, we often sell coins which have interesting historical backgrounds. A good example in our December coin auction was this Aethelred II “The Unready” penny. Aeth...

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Warwick & Warwick Charitable Donation
18th December 2014

Over the course of the year our valuation team here at Warwick & Warwick often receive material that is of little, or relatively low value.  The decision is sometimes then made that the sale of such material is not viable given the costs associated with selling it, and the owners are ...

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Range of O Gauge ACE Trains to be offered in 21st January 2015 Model Railway Auction.
15th December 2014

ACE Trains, as we know them today, began trading in 1996 and specialise in O gauge model railway locomotives, coaches and wagons. Production was initially based in Taiwan, later switching to Bangkok and again transferring in 2009 to China. The designs however remain firmly British in origin. The ACE Trains sectio...

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1941-42 Malta Blitz George Medal Group sells in December Medal sale
12th December 2014

There was a real Christmas good news result from our 10th December auction when a 1941-42 Malta Blitz George Medal group to Gunner Bernard Allen Ridgway, Royal Artillery, was re-united with the recipient’s daughter. Her father had sold the medals years ago in order to be able to purchase a pair of spectacles a...

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1/9d stamp sells for £23,600
4th December 2014

A 1/9d stamp bought by a client in 1967 from his local Post office to add to his stamp collection was sold in our December stamp auction for £23,600 (incl 18% buyer's premium). After checking the stamp at home Mr Heywood realised that there was an error with the stamp and returned to the Post Office to see if ther...

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Rare Balloon-flown Postcards in January 7 Philatelic Auction.
3rd December 2014

Warwick and Warwick has been instructed to sell by auction a collection of rare balloon-post cards from G.B. andEurope. The collection includes one of the rarest and most desirable of all the postcards ever issued in this country, namely the Lifeboat Saturday balloon-flown postcard of 1903. The collection consists of 26 ...

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Celebrazioni Alfieriane, Asti 1949
26th November 2014

Sometimes valuing a stamp collection involves seeing beyond the obvious and digging around to help stamp identification. While going through a mixed box of items I came across some postcards that seemed worthy of further investigation. ...

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Magnificent Results for the Karl Jaeger Collection
20th November 2014

Magnificent Results for the Karl Jaeger Collection The first part of the fine collection of postcards and ephemera assembled by the well-known collector, K...

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Portrait of a monarch appears on a banknote for the first time.
20th November 2014

Banknotes have been produced by the Bank of England since the 17th century but unlike British coins, a likeness of the reigning monarch had never appeared. It was announced in July 1956 that Queen Elizabeth II had given permission for her image to be used on a new series of banknotes.   Th...

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How much is a “simple” WW1 British War Medal and Victory Medal worth?
19th November 2014

How much is a “simple” WW1 British War Medal and Victory Medal worth? With over 8 million British and Commonwealth men and women serving in World War 1 and over 5 million of these serving on the Western Fr...

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Unique Great Britain error
12th November 2014

How do you value a stamp collection when it includes the only known example of a Great Britain missing colour error? The owner...

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Pocher 1:8 scale unmade kits in our 19th November 2014 Die Cast Auction.
11th November 2014

Just after the Second World War Italian born Arnaldo Pocher began making highly detailed locomotives, carriages and wagons for model railway enthusiasts. However by the 1966 International Toy Fair held in Milan, Pocher was introducing a new line of 1:8 scale model car kits again with emphasis put on high quality ...

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Second and final part of a superb Marklin and other continental HO model railway collection to be auctioned on 19th November 2014.
11th November 2014

We will be offering the second and final part of a superb continental HO gauge collection in our upcoming 19th November 2014 Model Railway auction. The collection is generally di...

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Calling Card Cases in our 10th December 2014 Auction
11th November 2014

‘To the unrefined and underbred, the visiting card is but a trifling bit of paper; but to the cultured disciple of social law, it conveys a subtle and unmistakable intelligence.’Our Deportment, Or the Manners, Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society by John H. Young, 1881. ...

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Magnificent Malaya Postcards Collection on Offer November 19.
6th November 2014

The Warwick and Warwick postcard auction on November 19 includes a marvelous collection of Malaya and Singapore postcards, part of the fabulous Karl Jaeger collection. It includes 7 unused Singapore chromo vignettes and 6 b &...

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The value of a stamp
4th November 2014

There are many different factors in valuing stamps. This Ceylon 4c stamp is normally only worth a few pence but with the interesting postmark of Slave Island it is worth more to either a collector of Ceylon or Queen Victorian postmarks. This lot will be in our January stamp sale with an estimate of £10 ...

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£20 banknote error to be sold in our 18th February 2015 Banknote Auction
4th November 2014

With any mechanised process mistakes happen and the printing of the money we use on a daily basis is no exception. Most errors are spotted before being released to the public but occasionally one slips through the checking process. This 1990’s £20 with the Queens portrait missing will be inclu...

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High Grade Copper Coins in our 10thDecember 2014 Coin Auction
31st October 2014

We are asked on a daily basis by people who want to sell their collections, ‘How much are my coins worth? ’Our answer is often ‘To provide you with a free coin valuation, we will have to see the coins’. The reason for this is that the same coin will realise vastly different amounts in our coin auc...

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Hong Kong 30c ‘GKON damaged at foot’
30th October 2014

‘How much are my stamps worth?’ & ‘How do I get my stamp collection valued?’ are questions that we hear on a daily basis, the answer is that we offer a free expert stamp valuation service and suggest the best way of selling stamps to achieve their correct market price....

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Minichamps Art Car Museum Edition Series for sale
28th October 2014

The complete collection of 15 Minichamps Art Car Museum Edition Series 1/18 scale models is in our 19th November 2014 sale, Lots 842 to 856. The catalogue is now available on line. ...

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Describer’s pick - 1919 Estonia rarity.
28th October 2014

Joseph Cottriall, one of our senior philatelists with over 30 years experience at Warwick and Warwick, came across this stamp from Estonia in a mixed collection of Europe.  Stamp identification is often of great importance and Joseph recognised this item as being from Tallinn, overprinted in 1919. The Russian Arms 7...

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Enjoy your Bath!!
28th October 2014

The Warwick and Warwick auction of picture postcards which takes place on November 19 includes a very fine collection of Bath topographical cards. The 170 strong collection is made up of many rare and desirable social history cards and also includes Bath ephemera. It is part of the famous Karl Jaeger collection. ...

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Drake’s Island
23rd October 2014

While sorting through a very large accumulation being prepared for our next stamp auction, I came across an unusual collection of Cinderella issues from Drake’s Island in Plymouth Sound. The first stamps were issued in 1973 when the island was being used as an adventure centre, so young visitors could keep ...

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1941-42 Malta Blitz George Medal Group in December Medal sale
23rd October 2014

There is a 1941-42 Malta Blitz George Medal group to Gunner Bernard Allen Ridgway, Royal Artillery, estimated at £2,000, in the Warwick and Warwick 10th December 2014 auction. The George Medal was awarded for: “On 5th May 1941 when a mine exploded in Casemate Barracks, this man was emp...

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19th Century Percusion Cap Muskets in December Militaria sale
23rd October 2014

There is a collection of 4 Indian Percussion Cap Muskets and 1 Matchlock Musket in our 10th December 2014 sale. ...

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New Discovery in November Stamp Sale
22nd October 2014

A client recently travelled to Warwick with some stamps for sale and amongst the material he left with us was this imperf cylinder block from one of the Millennium issues. He bought it in Hereford and it was only later we realised this variety has not been previously recorded. We have included it in our November 5th...

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Karl Jaeger Collection to be auctioned November 19th
6th October 2014

Warwick and Warwick have been instructed to sell the very fine collection of postcards assembled by the well-known collector, Karl Jaeger of Bath. Karl has judiciously assembled his collection over a period of 20 – 30 years, always with an eye to quality and condition. His c...

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Fabulous Marklin and other continental HO collection to be auctioned on November 19th
1st October 2014

We will be offering a superb continental HO collection in our 19th November auction. The collection is generally digital from the 1990s and 2000s.  The owner purchased each locomotive, had decoders professionally fitted by Modellbahn of Towcester, tested them and then put them to one side. The col...

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Robinson 1914 Nature Studies in demand
19th September 2014

The set of 1914 Nature Studies, issued by the cigarette manufacturers E. Robinson is rarely seen in really good condition and that is why it realised £495 in the 17 September auction. A report of the sa...

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Fabulous Marklin and other continental HO collection to be auctioned on 17th September
19th September 2014

We will be offering a superb continental HO collection in our 17th Septemberauction. The collection is generally digital from the 1990s and 2000s.  The owner purchased each locomotive, had decoders professionally fitted by Modellbahn of Towcester, tested them and then put them to one side. The collection is ...

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Ramsgate Kent collection sells for a figure close to £7000
18th September 2014

A collection of Ramsgate, Kent, broken into 17 lots, was very popular amongst the bidders in the September 17 postcard sale. Click here for a full report of the sale....

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Exceptional specialist Sweden booklet collection
13th August 2014

In our auction on the 3rd of September we will be offering arguably the finest collection of Swedish booklets available outside Scandinavia. Impressive both in its range and fine condition, this is a rare opportunity for specialist collectors to acquire many of the exceptional & valuable booklets available...

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