Mayfair Philatelic Auctions
12. Juni 2019
It is with great pleasure that I present our summer public auction to be held, for the first time, in the Gallery of our St. George's St. Mayfair offices. Space is relatively limited (at least by comparison with the cavernous Lingfield Park) but hopefully as many of you as possible will come along. We can promise you a full and exciting day with myself conducting affairs from the rostrum, Sadie to boss you (and us) around and Rick to provide a little glamour from the side-lines. As with our sale last June, we will have live bidding available, still something of a novelty for us but we will hope to have the sale done and dusted by 6.00.
1000 lots are going under the hammer and whilst we will be offering little in the way of boxes and accumulations (these you will find in abundance in our Autumn Lingfield Park sale), some fine collections, a strong GB section and superb Commonwealth provide the focus here.
Some powerful Commonwealth collections are followed by a lovely range of mint country ranges, in particular Australian states, New Zealand and Malaysia, with fine collections of Thailand and (unusually) Ethiopia, plus a box of China also feature.
Some GB highlights include strong 1d blacks (noted pl 1a with inverted wmk, very scarce from this plate), mint surface printed with SG 62 Small Garter (the better deep carmine shade), 64 Medium Garter, 5/- plate 2 and an Imprimatur from the scarce unissued 1/- purple, also fine cds high values. A superb Ed VII section boasts u/m shades and high values, blks and multiples (including 2 panes of 20 1911 9d and blks of 4 from both 1911 5/- shades plus superb cds blk of 4 10/-), the striking 3d Colour Trial etc. Also, strong Seahorses (the u/m blk of 4 2/6d Cinnamon being a major rarity), a 2 1/2d PUC inverted, QE2 missing colours and mis-perfs, scarce Officials SG O19 and 52 etc.
Most Commonwealth countries are well represented with especially good sections of Cayman Islands, North Borneo and New Guinea, a plethora of 'red pounds' and high values, a Falklands Centenary set, Malta 10/- SG 96, the very scarce ex DLR archive Virgin islands 1883 Colour Trials, New Zealand SG 819a Railway Centenary 1/9d missing red (few known) etc. Not forgetting on the back cover, the 1922 KUT £25 with other high values on piece, truly spectacular!
As the 'B' word continues to rumble on (and prove to be more complicated than the Schleswig-Holstein question), the stamp world continues to thrive. As I write these words, during an Easter weekend of glorious weather, our second postal auction is well under way and looks like mirroring the success of our first offering, back in January. Credit to Mr. Warren for this and for all the hard yards put in by the indomitable Sadie.
Please note the viewing arrangements for this auction and remember that we are constantly on the look-out for fresh material for our sales!
Zeitpunkt der Live-auktion: 12. Juni 2019 10:30 CEST
20% Aufgeld inkl. MwSt.
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