Welcome to our latest sale which is full of boxes. It looks like everyone is having an autumn clearout, so if you love sorting, this sale is going to be a good one for you.
There are fine single items including the rare GB £5 orange mint, a selection of fine early British Africa covers, and with European and Commonwealth collections in abundance and with over 200 mixed world lots, hopefully something for everybody. Of particular note is the collection of GB King Edward VIII Essays, surely a very unusual lot.
At the Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX. Just off Junction 26 of the M25 View Map
Essex Stamp Auctions sale on 27th September 2015 surpassed all previous records and achieved a total of £379,000 including buyers premium.
It was an exceptionally busy room and the auction was delayed for 10 minutes so all the bidders could be accommodated.
As ever, collections were in very strong demand and lot number one, an exceptional lifetime British Empire collection, found a buyer at £62,750 (incl buyers premium) against an estimate of £40,000. A very fine mint and used King George VI collection sold for £17,400 (estimate £7000) after much spirited bidding.
A Stellaland rarity, the 1885 Twee on 4d olive grey SG 6 with usual soiling sold for £1750 (estimate £600), and a rare double surcharge of Ceylon the 1885 5c on 8c SG 179a used with heavy cancellation made £1160. There was run on the Falkland Islands inverted watermarks section. the highlight of which was the 1964 Battle of the Falkland Islands 1s unmounted mint, SG 217w, which was finally knocked down for almost £2100 (estimate £700).
The surprise of the afternoon was an example of the very rare Romania 1858 Moldovan Bull's Head 108 parales with a red cancellation. This torn and thinned example soared over its estimate of £200 and was finally knocked down for almost £1000.
The next sale is on 29th November.
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