Essex Stamp Auctions

Next sale 24th SEP 2017

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Welcome to our 47th sale with standout sections of USA with singles and sets of the Classics and plenty of collections with early material. There is also good France, Germany including Colonies and States, Italian Colonies and good worldwide collections.

The British Commonwealth begins with a quarter million pound catalogue value stock of King George VI, then a large GVI collection with varieties and a valuable collection with many KGV sets and high values. There are plenty of one country collections with lots of high values and good stamps, and hundreds of lots of individual singles and sets to choose from. Our Great Britain section includes a number of Estates with penny blacks both on and off cover, a large collection of RAF covers, through to QEII varieties and missing colours on the Hastings strips.

We also have quite a good coin selection this time with 60 lots of various coins from Sovereigns to tubs of coppers to Chinese knife currency, plus a very good library of coin and stamp books which are not to be missed are there are some very scarce out of print books here.

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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