Our February Stampex sale includes the fabulous Machin collection of the late Peter Millward. Peter was an avid collector for many years of all things connected with the Machin Head and his wonderful collection ran to dozens of volumes. Here is literally a treasure trove for the modern enthusiast.
Other areas of interest in this sale include a fine selection of the Nigeria Oil Rivers overprints, lot 1087 and lot 1113 being the star items. Also Niger Coast, and hundreds of good British Commonwealth lots from collections and stocks to singles and sets. This sale probably has the strongest selection of British Commonwealth we have ever offered. Have a look at the NAUP.U errors from Nauru, which are seldom encountered, other high values with Plate numbers, and other interesting varieties throughout the catalogue.
If you are interested in the general collections and mixed lots, your patience will be rewarded with over 200 mixed World stamp and coin lots. There are some great lots in here particularly impressive British Commonwealth in stockbooks, one man's estate in 16 boxes is definitely worth viewing, French Colonies collections, good USA and much more.
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.
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