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Next sale on 27th September 2015

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Welcome to our latest sale, the highlights being the estate of Dr David Turnock, also a large US dealer stock of British Commonwealth, a collection of Malayan States missing colours and errors, plus several world estates and Great Britain collections.

Dr Turnock was a lifelong collector whose main interests were British Commonwealth, Central and Eastern Europe and Great Britain specialised Machins. Lot 1 is the amazing British Commonwealth Queen Victoria to King George V collection offered entirely intact with many sets and top values. Collections such as these rarely come onto the market and offers a great opportunity for dealer and collector alike.

There are many other collections including Queen Elizabeth volumes for many countries not only with basic material, but with errors such as inverted watermarks throughout. Amongst the GB are albums and boxes of modern Machins where every conceivable phosphor variety and missing phosphor was purchased as new issues, along with hundreds of cylinder blocks. Certainly a treasure trove for the Machin specialist and early viewing is recommended. There is bound to be lots of interest.

There are extensive collections of Germany, Poland and Balkans, including a fantastic 21 volume collection of specialised Rumania with so many proofs, errors and individual rarities. There are surprises on nearly every page.

Our other consignments include the large Commonwealth stock of a US dealer, mostly in boxes and thick albums, some of it fairly untidy, but marvellous for sorting, rearranging and careful examination. A collection of Malayan States with errors and varieties such as the 1986 Unissued $10 Mangosteen in a complete sheet, along with spectacular missing colours and imperforate varieties. Other highlights include good British Commonwealth singles and sets from British Africa including the always popular Rhodesia Double Heads, Cape Triangulars, spectacular complete sheets of early Papua, Brazil Bulls Eyes classics and more. There are also recommended lots of Banknotes and coins.

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


Our June sale was very well attended and strong bidding for many collections and estates. Even the coins and non-philatelic lots proved popular selling for multiples of estimate in some cases. A very well filled all world collection sold for a touch under £7000, and the section of fine South West Africa sold very well including the balance collection at £3020 (est £2400)and South West Africa 1923 setting II, set of high values fine used at nearly £2000 (est £1200).

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One surprising result was an unusual but extensive collection of Great Britain perfins finally selling for £1400 to a telephone buyer against an estimate of £500. Our next sale is on 27th September but the deadline for submitting material is 12th August.

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