Essex Stamp Auctions

Next sale on 24th April 2016

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Here is our latest sale, no.41 which contains many Penny Blacks as you can see from the photos. A collection comprising over 400 examples of this iconic stamp will go under the hammer. There are many plate numbers, letterings, pairs and larger multiples and include many fine to superb four margined examples. Classics of this kind will always be sought after, especially those in fine condition.

Also in the sale are some very nice British Commonwealth collections with top values and better items. There are some scarce single items especially Long Island typeface imperfs printing numbers of these are very low. There are plenty of World boxes and mixed lots with one country collections in abundance so something for everyone, whatever your collecting interest.

At the Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX. Just off Junction 26 of the M25 View Map

News

Essex Stamp Auctions February sale was well attended and overall realisations of £266,000 including premium.

The Peter Millward Machin collection attracted a lot of interest from collectors and dealers alike, with errors and varieties fetching well above their estimates in most cases. The Enschede Castles £2 missing gold Queen's Head SG 1994a sold for £535 (estimate £250). The Harrisons 2nd Castles £2 Plate block number 3C is very scarce as only three plate blocks exist. This example sold for £810, considerably more than its estimate of £300.

Good realisations amongst the British Commonwealth lots included Australia 1915 Roo 6d used with Monogram in the margin, made £488 against an estimate of £250. The Bahrain 1948 Olympics 2½a on 2½d surcharge doubled unmounted mint sold for £1278 (estimate £1200).

Niger Coast Protectorate Oil Rivers proved very popular, one of the key stamps being the 1893 issue type 7 surcharge ½d on 2d with diagonal handstamp. This hinged mint rarity sold for £3718 against an estimate of £3500. Also a rare German Post Offices in China 1900 30pf with part gum, but in a good state of preservation nonetheless, was finally knocked down for almost £2800 (estimate £1500).

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