July 2024

Discover the Top-Selling Auction Items from June



The Collections and Ranges sale curated by Stanley Gibbons on 12th June left few lots left unsold and several items vastly exceeding expectations. The standout item was a mint or unused collection of Great Britain surface-printed up to 1891 (Lot 3) which achieved the highest price of the day at £17,000. This set the tone for a series of impressive sales.



The following week saw two additional auctions: Stamps and Covers of Asia on 18 June and Rarities of Great Britain on 19 June. The Asia sale featured the esteemed John Haynes collection of Patiala, highlighted by several high-value items such as a set of rejected essays showing ‘PATIALA STATE’ selling for £6500 (Lot 140) and a unique corner block of the 1889-1902 3p. carmine with overprint omitted SG 32a (Lot 167) selling for £6000. Other notable lots included a pair of the 2a. blue official stamp with ‘SERVICE’ inverted (Lot 191) which sold for £4800 and a fine unmounted Edward VII 25 rupees which exceeded full catalogue price to sell for £2500 (Lot 103).


Lot 140

Baldwins-June-results-lot-18.jpgLot 18

The Great Britain sale continued the trend with significant sales, including an unused strip of four Penny Blacks from plate 2 fetching £8250 (Lot 18) and a mint pair from plate 5 at £7500 (Lot 23). The top price of this sale was an unused block of the ‘VR’ official stamp (Lot 28), which sold for £28,000.  


Lot 28

It wasn’t only Penny Blacks which were in demand, however, with a bottom marginal mint block of four of the 4d. carmine surface-printed (Lot 74) without corner letters on white Medium Garter paper selling for £6500.


Baldwin’s next auction, which concludes part IV of The Phillips Collection, will be held on July 9th. View more auction results in Gibbon Stamp Monthly Magazine.

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