Over 250 lots of Stamps, Postal History and Postcards are coming under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers on 11th June, offering a wide variety of lots from private collections and estates.
One of the highlights of the sale are eight lots from a good Collector’s Estate, which has a particular focus on postmarks and postal history as well as control numbers and Post Office archival material. The first lot in the collection, which is being sold with an estimate of £3,000-3,500 (plus buyer’s premium) is packed with stamps and postal history from Queen Victoria to early King George V, starting with two used Mulready envelopes and fourteen penny blacks.
A strong Queen Victoria and King Edward VII Collection, comprising approximately 300 mint and used stamps is offered with an estimate of £3,000-3,500. The collection has a minimum catalogue value of £35,000 and is overall extremely attractive quality. Also of note is an excellent lot of better worldwide sets and singles with overall very high quality. With strength in the currently highly popular Eastern European areas, including Yugoslavia miniature sheets and Bulgarian sets of the 1930s, the lot is offered with an estimate of £2,000-2,500. An extensive British Commonwealth collection housed in 73 albums, with a particular strength in King George VI is offered with an estimate of £5,000-6,000, and a collection of Upper Silesia, 1920 Inter-Allied Commission with a spectacular and comprehensive array of the rarely seen CIHS handstamp overprints, mint and used is offered with an estimate of £300-400.