Essex Stamp Auctions

Next sale on 4th June 2017

Catalogue Front Cover Welcome to our 46th sale which has a Himalayan flavour this time with great collections of Bhutan, Mongolia, and some fantastic Nepal and Tibet including rare singles. multiples and covers. This is really unusual material, seldom offered in this country of this outstanding quality. Please take time to view these fabulous sections.

Also in the sale are many box lots including entire estates which we have mostly kept intact so inspect carefully, especially the multiple boxes, as there could be hidden gems inside.

There are many other unusual sections with fine collections of Turkey, Ecuador Classics, Persia with Lions issues, Finland and other Scandinavia with First Issues, substantial sections of France with high values and a very extensive Germany section.

Amongst the GB is a fine study of the Penny Lilac issue including proofs and controls, a good early collection with high values and many one country albums with decimals being offered at about half face value. The Commonwealth has good India and States, Rhodesia Double Heads and other high values throughout the catalogue.

At the Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX. Just off Junction 26 of the M25 View Map

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This is certainly a good time to sell stamps as our February sale surpassed all previous auctions with over £410,000 worth of lots sold.

China continues to be highly prized with a large collection including Large Dragons and Red Revenues finally fetching £36,000 (estimate £20,000).

The strong demand for early unmounted mint stamps was demonstrated again as we sold a group of Hong Kong high values from 1904-06 issue selling for almost £2100 (estimate £1000). Also a St. Helena 1922-37 15 shillings from the popular 'Badge' issue, again unmounted mint, sold for £813 (estimate £500). In our opinion this demand for unmounted should really be addressed by Stanley Gibbons adding a third price column in their catalogues as many other catalogue publishers do.

Finally a very attractive group of Hong Kong Edwardian Plate Number strips found a new home at £871 (estimate £200) again demonstrating that marginal markings are as important as the stamp itself when determining value.

Our next sale is 4th June 2017. Enquiries on 01376 585357.

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