VENERABLE ENGLISH AUCTION HOUSE TO SELL S$3,000,000 IN STAMPS IN SINGAPORE On the 24th of June 2007 Spink will sell yet another outstanding collection featuring over 860 stamps and covers with a pre-sale estimate of over S$3,000,000. This sale will take place at the Hilton,
News-Antique.com - Jun 19,2007 - For over 15 Years Spink have maintained a presence in Asia as a trusted auctioneer in Stamps, Banknotes, Coins and Medals with an office in Singapore. Twice a year the Spink auction team descends on Singapore to host outstanding Philatelic sales for the public. On numerous occasions such sales have resulted in several shattered records for stamps and covers sold at auction.
On the 24th of June 2007 Spink will sell yet another outstanding collection featuring over 860 stamps and covers with a pre-sale estimate of over S$3,000,000. This sale will take place at the Hilton, Orchard Road, in Singapore. The highlight of the sale is a collection of twenty-nine items with either the “STRAITS/SETTLEMENTS” overprint, or the “Crown” overprint in either black, blue or red. The lot is truly rare, estimated to fetch S$250,000-300,000, with the only other examples that are known to exist being found in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen of England. Also featured in the sale is the 1885 letter to Mauritius, the only cover recorded bearing three India 1854 values (pictured above), which is a very attractive item to collectors, not only of the Straits Settlements but also to those who collect India used abroad and in general.
The first part of the sale will feature the Joseph Wong Choon Wing Collection. The main portion of this collection is made up of Straits Settlements stamps and covers including four extremely rare examples formerly in the collection of Admiral George Dyer.
The Collection also contains one of the most impressive assortments of Indian stamps to come up on the market in recent years. The main item of interest is the ½a. Die I strip of four cancelled “B/109” at Malacca (est. S$20,000-25,000) with only one other strip recorded. The later India period with the 1855-65 Typographed issues also includes some remarkable frankings, the best of which is an 1861 entire from Penang to Boston, USA bearing ½a., 1a., 2a. pair and single and 4a. (est. S$8,000-10,000), and 1860 entire from Singapore to Glasgow bearing 8a. with 4a. black single and diagonal bisect illustrating the 14a. per ½oz. rate to the UK (est. S$25,000-30,000).
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