September Auction Update

Brian Reeve: The latest Brian Reeve auction was held on 27–28 July. A comprehensive f.d.c. section included a number of highlights. A registered 1953 Coronation BPA/PTS cover, with a Buckingham Palace c.d.s. and neat handwritten address, achieved £975 from an estimate of £800 (lot 556). Cavendish: On 6 July, Cavendish sold the David Brown Collection of Great Britain Stamps and Covers. A very rare use … Continue reading September Auction Update

August Auction Update

Auckland City Stamps: Auckland City Stamps held the public auction of the New Zealand Full Face Queen Collection formed by the late George Branam, as well as other New Zealand stamp rarities, on 18–19 June. From the 1855–58 imperforated issue printed by Richardson, a fine used horizontal strip of five 1d. reds, on unwatermarked paper, was a rare multiple (lot 1). With four clear margins, … Continue reading August Auction Update

July Auction Update

The ‘Around the Rooms’ feature in Philatelic Exporter provides a monthly update on worldwide stamp auctions. Here are a few key highlights from the auctions featured in the July edition. Brian Reeve – All World (27–28 April): From the surface-printed issues, a used 1882 £5 orange on white paper bore a full Glasgow c.d.s. (lot 553). In a fine condition, this well-centred example went under … Continue reading July Auction Update

New Find After 75 Years

An exciting and very significant new find was offered by Philas Stamp Auctions in Sydney in mid-November, as lot 2208 in their auction no. 136. A set of three die proofs of the 1945 Duke and Duchess of Gloucester issue was of a type not previously seen for Australian die proofs in collector hands. They were invoiced for near $AUS8000. As the proposed stamp design … Continue reading New Find After 75 Years

Position 95 Inverted Jenny sold for $230,000

Star lot of the Robert A Siegel auction on March 3-5 in New York, was a well-centred example of the most famous of all US errors, the 1918 24c Inverted Jenny. From position 95 of the original sheet of 100 stamps, it sold for $230,000. Siegel described the stamp (pictured) as having rich colours and with better centring than many in the sheet. It has … Continue reading Position 95 Inverted Jenny sold for $230,000

Croatia 2015: President Jefferson – Composer?

Five years ago, on April 21 2015, Croatia issued a set of three Kn3.10 values honouring personalities. Mi 1175/SG 1247 is dedicated to the composer Luka Sorkočević (Luca Antonio di Sorgo, 1734-1789). The issued version shows his Italian name and details of his handwritten sheet music. What a surprise then, when an example of this value appeared with a different design at an auction in … Continue reading Croatia 2015: President Jefferson – Composer?