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Results: Stamps, Postal History & Postcards 5th June

7th June 2024.

The Stamps, Postal History and Postcards Sale on 5th June, saw strong bidding and an impressive 94% selling rate, with lots from good private collections particularly in demand.

Notable results included an excellent lot covering the Postal History of Leeds from 18th century onwards with scholarly write-up, selling for £1,700 (all figures exclude buyer's premium). From further afield was a China collection assembled in Manchuria in the 1940s, which sold for a total hammer price of £12,110. Outstanding lots in that collection included a stockbook of various provincial issues which sold for £4,200, and North-East China People's Post 1949 World Federation of Trade Unions set of three in unused pairs, which sold for £2,200. A further collection of Japanese Occupations of Malaya assembled there in the 1950s sold in four lots with a total hammer price of £3,670, including full sheets, postmark studies and interesting postal history.

A good British and Commonwealth Collection from a Private Estate, which was a lifetime's work, sold in 16 lots for a total hammer price of £17,870. The top lot of the estate, selling for £5,500 was an extensive collection of mint British Commonwealth focusing on George VI in 18 volumes. A good collection of Commemorative Autograph Covers also sold well in four lots, the Aviation, Space and Maritime covers selling for £850, and the Sport and Exploration for £1,200. Finally, an impressive mint collection of Falkland Islands sold for £2,500.

The sale achieved a total hammer price of £147,190 with a 94% sold rate for 301 lots.


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