Stamp auction results round up: February 2020

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12 February 2020
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A round-up of auction results from recent philatelic auctions.

Warwick and Warwick’s recent sale featured British classics, including a collection consisting of 189 Penny Blacks and 52 Penny Reds from black plates, which sold for £11,700. Meanwhile, a St Helena 1961 Tristan Relief overprint set (pictured), issued to benefit islanders following the 1961 volcanic eruption, went under the hammer. Only 434 sets were sold.

SOLD FOR £2,640

A collection of ‘Civil War Postal History and Confederate States’ provided a range of highlights at the recent Robert A Siegel sale in the USA. An ornate multi-coloured patriotic cover featuring a Map of Washington DC with George Washington on horseback monument was described as being: ‘a beautiful and rare Magnus Patriotic cover’. The cover featured a 2c Black (tied by a target cancel) and a 1c Blue (tied by ‘South (town?), May 7, 1863’ double-circle datestamp).

SOLD FOR £4,780

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Spink’s Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong auction at Spink China, attracted plenty of interest, with examples of rare and desirable lots. The highlight of the sale was a $5 myrtle and salmon in an irregular block of three cancelled by Nanking City c.d.s.. Described as a ‘stunning and highly desirable block’ and the only recorded multiple of these elusive issues, the eventual sale price was HKD$250,000.

SOLD FOR £24,654

The recent Cherrystone Philatelic Auctions sale featured a handful of Chinese stamps, including an unused 1897 Red Revenue, surcharged ‘5 dollars’ inverted on a 3c red. The stamp featured a small surface flaw and thinning at top, and fetched an impressive $30,000.

SOLD FOR £22,900

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