Warwick & Warwick January 2016 Stamp Auction Report
21st January 2016

A new year and a change of auction venue to The Court House in Jury Street, Warwick, appears to have revitalised bidders, resulting in a full room of viewers at Chalon House prior to the auction and total realisations of close to £220,000 on the day.

British Commonwealth

The British Commonwealth section included some very attractive items, ranges & collection.

A range of World War I Bushire overprints on Persian stamps, including a rare and expertised 5ch, sold for £283.

Rarely seen and in very fine condition, a Hong Kong 1892 surcharge postage due overprint 1d in a strip of 3 realised £200.

 

A Falkland Is mainly mint collection, including many of the high values, was bid up from the estimate of £1000 and eventually sold for £1650.

 

A collection of mostly signed covers from the Army, Navy & Air Force, offered in small & large collections received a lot of bidding. An RAF Escaping Society collection sold for £340, RAF Test Pilot collection sold for £280 and a large RAF collection contained in 3 boxes sold for £2,600, well above the estimate of £1,500.

 

Foreign

2016 is the Year of the Monkey, which may explain the impressive result of a China 1980 Monkey 8f. Estimated at £500 it eventually sold for £1090. Similarly, an extensive China collection in 6 volumes estimated at £800 sold for an extraordinary £5780.

 

Good examples of the German 1930 IPOSTA Philatelic Exhibition mini sheet are rarely seen, largely due to the gum used, so an apparently UM example offered at £200 fully justified the realisation of £295.

 

Great Britain

Good British early material is always in demand, so a Qn Victoria accumulation including many of the high values, specimen overprints and much else was always going to be popular. Estimated at £4800, the price was pushed up to £6200 before the hammer came down. 

 

A very attractive example of the 1924-6 10d with watermark inverted sold for £1800.

 

A 1995 Machin 2p in imperf corner marginal block of 8 sold for £610.


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