Welcome to our latest auction including many mixed box lots. We know you love cartons and we have taken delivery of several van loads of estates, containing many albums, pages and loose material. We have simply boxed it up and will be offering it entirely as received. As we don’t have the time to go through it carefully, you have this opportunity to buy direct from source and discover whatever might be lurking at the bottom of these boxes.
There are also several large British Commonwealth lots, particularly lot 22 which would break down very well for a dealer, or I expect, fill many gaps in your Imperial albums. Also being sold are some superb stamps from New Zealand with all the high value Postal Fiscal series and Queen Victoria Chalon Head Classics, which are very hard to find in good condition. These came from one collection where condition was paramount, so some superb examples here.
Great Britain includes a V.R. Penny Black, a rare stamp in any condition, also another China Monkey never hinged. The one in sale 35 made £900. Also there are plenty of postal history lots throughout the sale.
At the Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX. Just off Junction 26 of the M25 View Map
Essex Stamp Auctions held their ‘Stampex’ auction on February 22nd with a record breaking result of over £260,000 for the combined stamps and silver Sale.
The market was especially strong for British Commonwealth and China and collections of every kind were in huge demand. The most surprising result was a small collection of Mongolia which sold at £1050 incl premium against an estimate of just £200, and a lifetime collection of Oil Rivers postmarks was finally knocked down for £2550 (estimate £1600)
The popular China 1980 Monkey unmounted mint made £1050 (est £600) and there is another example coming up in the April sale.
Amongst the Commonwealth, a lightly hinged Falkland Islands 1933 Centenary £1 realised £1400 (estimate £1200) and the KUT 1935 £1 unmounted mint corner example fetched £300 (est £200). The rare Madagascar 1895 2s imperforate between variety sold for £557 against an estimate of £320.
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