Welcome to our latest auction, with plenty of mixed lots, collections and estates.
There are many British Commonwealth collections and single better stamps and sets including unmounted mint King George V which is becoming increasingly scarce these days.
There are some notable rare covers including from Romania and Cyprus and quite an extensive covers section this time for all you postal historians. Others lots include several complete estates of USA stamps, some good Great Britain collections, plenty of Germany including Propaganda material, and many other interesting lots throughout the catalogue, so happy hunting.
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 23rd September managed to break previous records with overall sales of £231,000 including premium.
There was strong demand for good quality British Commonwealth items with a number of notable results.
The very rare Bahawalpur 1947 set unmounted mint, of which only a possible 60 complete sets were printed, saw competitive bidding and was finally knocked down for £10,000 (inc premium). This was the second such set Essex has offered in a year, auctioneer Rob Myers added that he could have sold several more sets as several bidders were extremely disappointed they had missed out.
A fine example of the popular Bird stamp, a Falkland Islands 1933 Centenary 5/- Penguin in the scarce black and yellow orange shade , SG 136a, fine hinged mint with certificate sold at £1510 (estimate £1000). High value specimens were also in keen demand as the KUT 1922-27 series all sold well. A £75 value sold at £2324 (est £1800) and the £100 value at £3253 (est £2400).
The New Zealand Postal Fiscal 1931-40 £3.10s is a difficult stamp to find in any condition, but a near perfect unmounted mint example with excellent centring sold for just above estimate at £1860.
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