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- Auction 34 - 21 September 2019 Start: 6-Sep-2019 - Close: 21-Sep-2019
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- Auction 33 - 20 July 2019 Start: 5-Jul-2019 - Close: 20-Jul-2019 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction has a Purely Postal section (lots 1-400) followed by a Live Auction section (lots 401-809). All lots are contained in the one online catalogue and the scans also are combined and may be viewed on the website as usual.
The only difference is that email bidding on the Purely Postal section closes on 17th July at 24:00hrs GMT, while email bidding on the Live Auction closes at 9:30am on 20th July and the auction begins at 10:15am. However, bids for both sections are welcome together, in whatever way you prefer to communicate them.
The contents of this sale are wide and varied and we are confident that almost every possible field has been catered for. We wish you happy hunting.
- Auction 32 - 15th & 18 May 2019 Start: 30-Apr-2019 - Close: 18-May-2019 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Please note this auction has parts, but both may be bid for by email etc.
Part 1 is a PURELY POSTAL Auction, from Lot 1 to 299, which closes for bidding on Wednesday 15th May at 24:00 GMT.
Part 2 is a LIVE AUCTION, from Lot 400 to 802, which closes for email bidding on Saturday 18th May at 10:00 SA time.
This sale has 700 quality lots on offer, including a fine array of single items, sets, major errors & varieties, covers, collections, literature, revenues, documents & ephemera etc. Prices range from under R100 to R20,000+ and there is bound to be something to suit every collector and every pocket.
We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to being of service to you in the future.
- Auction 31 - 16 March 2019 Start: 1-Mar-2019 - Close: 16-Mar-2019 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 31 marks the beginning of a new era in our services to the philatelic community. Besides the usual auction, which takes place live on 16th March, we are adding a Purely Postal Auction section, which is available as a separate document.
Postal bids may of course be submitted for both sections.
This was done to accommodate a wonderful philatelic library, broken down into 156 lots, that we are privileged to offer with Auction 31. More will follow on Auction 32 in May. Included in the Purely Postal Auction you will also find a further 88 lots, comprising a fine selection of stamps, covers etc.
The innovation increases the volume of material on offer (in this instance up to 645 lots) while keeping the live auction down to the same three-hour time-frame as usual.
The live Auction runs from lots 1-401. The Purely Postal Auction runs from lots 500 onwards.
The closing date of the Purely Postal Auction will be 13th March (3 days earlier than the live auction) so that those that bid postally and attend the live sale, will be able to collect material from both sections of the sale, at the close of the live auction on 16th March.
The lots from both sections of the auction will be invoiced together for all buyers.
- Auction 30 - 26 January 2019 Start: 14-Dec-2018 - Close: 26-Jan-2019 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This catalogue has not been proof read yet but as it is complete & we will be closed from 14th December 2018 to 7th January 2019, we have put it up for viewing "as is", errors & omissions accepted.
If you find any errors in the text or the SCANS, please let us know. When we return on 7th January, the data will be amended where necessary & you will be advised accordingly.
The Index of Contents & all other required documents will be uploaded only after 7th January.
You may bid in the meantime & should any amendments affect your bids in any way, we will advise you individually.
All bids received will be acknowledged on our return to the office after 7th January 2019.
- Auction 29 - 10 November 2018 Start: 29-Oct-2018 - Close: 10-Nov-2018 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Anyone who has tracked our progress over the past few years will no doubt have seen the growth, not so much in the volume of lots on offer although we have now topped 400 lots for the first time, but in the quality of material on offer, as well as the buoyancy of the Cape & South African philatelic market. The previous auction broke many records, but these are made to be broken and we anticipate that the best is yet to come.
This sale once again has remarkable contents, with a superb range of Swaziland material including rare early overprints on ZAR to the 1961 Decimal Overprints, many with certificates, plus major errors & varieties Specimens & Proofs. Among them are so many highlights it is hard to know where to begin.
South Africa (both Union & Republic) & SWA (from German Occupation to SA Mandate) feature strongly offering many scarce items, with major errors & varieties peppered throughout. As usual, all Southern Africa from Cape through to Zululand is covered. But for those who collect British Commonwealth or “foreign” countries, there should be something to attract your attention. For the postal history & aerophilately buffs, there is a wide selection of covers to titillate the taste buds.
The previous sale was a little short on the ever-popular collections, accumulations & mixed lots, but we believe that this has been well catered for this time around.
We trust you will find something that attracts you and that you will honour us with you bids. Nothing is taken for granted and we truly appreciate your support.
- Auction 28 - 22nd September 2018 Start: 10-Sep-2018 - Close: 22-Sep-2018 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
While this Auction sees a small decrease in the number of lots on offer, the contents are among the finest we have been able to offer, with many mouth-watering items scattered throughout. Naturally, South Africa and Southern Africa in general form the backbone of the sale, including many major RSA errors and varieties. There is also a fine worldwide spread, from British Commonwealth to Foreign, Postal History, Aerophilately, Errors, Varieties, Specimens etc, to appeal to a wide range of philatelic interests.
We trust you will find something that attracts you and that you will honour us with you bids. Nothing is taken for granted and we truly appreciate your support.
Almost every lot has been scanned. Existing or additional scans are available on request. As lots are listed in random order, a comprehensive Index of Contents is available as a separate document, to help locate your fields of interest quickly. You can also search for any key word in the catalogue by pressing Ctrl & the “F” key simultaneously. A Bidding Form is also among the online documents, as well as our Terms and Conditions of Sale & Abbreviations.
- Auction 27 - 21 July 2018 Start: 4-Jul-2018 - Close: 21-Jul-2018 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Following on from previous sales, this Auction increases in the number of lots on offer, with a larger spread of fine single items, sets, covers, collections and accumulations.
What may interest one collector may not do so for another and therefore highlights are often subjective. Naturally, South Africa, South West Africa and Southern Africa in general form the backbone of the available lots. Besides SA & SWA, Basutoland, Lesotho & Swaziland are well represented this time around, but there is plenty of scope across the globe and we are confident there will be something to interest a wide range of philatelists.
For the dealer and online trader there are many useful collections and mixed lots that are always much sought after, for breaking down and resale.
We trust you will find something that appeals to you and that you will honour us with you bids. Nothing is taken for granted and we truly appreciate your support.
- Auction 26 - 19 May 2018 Start: 27-Apr-2018 - Close: 19-May-2018 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
In line with our goal to continually improve on past achievements, this auction increases to 377 lots, allowing us to offer a wider variety of material.
Highlights include autographed Plate Proofs of the SA 1925 Air Mails (lot 90), a mint copy of RSA 1969 4c Postage Due with RSA wmk & Afrikaans on top (lot 159) as well as some valuable intact collections (e.g. lots 62, 106, 121, 259, 280 and 318).
Besides being naturally strong in South Africa, many other areas are well covered, for example Bechuanaland, Cape of Good Hope and all the Rhodesias.
A fine range of Collections & Accumulations (besides those mentioned above), Aerophilately, Errors and Varieties, FDC's including some scarce errors, selections of KGV & KGVI material, Officials, Postage Dues, Postal History and Literature, all add spice to the overall content.
Please view the detailed Index of Contents to find your particular fields of interest quickly.
- Auction 25 - 17 March 2018 Start: 5-Mar-2018 - Close: 17-Mar-2018 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 25 once again presents an excellent range of material to meet a wide variety of interests and budgets.
Naturally South Africa & Southern Africa tend to dominate the landscape, but as promised there are also many collections and mixed lots. With the recent arrival of 120 cartons of material, there will be plenty more to come over the next number of sales.
Highlights include a superb UM SA 1913-24 £1 with Plate no 1 at top (lot 212) & Zululand 1894-96 £1 & £5 values superb LMM (lots 92 & 93).
On the collection side is a specialised lot of Gilbert & Ellice Post Offices (lot 87) as well as some ideal bulk & mixed lots for the dealer or online trader.
From South Africa there are some major errors (lots 57, 313 & 314), a nice ranges of Pictorials (lots 112 & 113) & commemorative issues with control blocks and varieties, superb UM Officials (lot 37), wonderful Airmails (lot 173), scarce Postage Dues (lot 106) etc, just to name a few examples of each.
There is also a fine spread of the Rhodesias (across the board), Great Britain (lots 98, 99, 114), Post Cards (Lots 130 & 131), a fine lot of St. Helena QV spread across the catalogue and some useful Transvaal (lot 193), among many others.
Postal History is relatively strong with nice Anglo-Boer War covers (lots 9 & 169) etc, plus ever popular Back-of-the-Book material, Postal Stationery & Literature.
Please consult the Index of Contents to find your fields of interest. A bid-form is also included with the online documents for your convenience.
- Auction 24 Postal 9 Feb 2018 Start: 29-Jan-2018 - Close: 9-Feb-2018 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 24 is our first "Purely Postal" sale held since 2006. It is not a change in direction but an additional sale to kick off the New Year. Auction 25 scheduled for 17th March & those that follow this year will return to the usual "live" auction format as planned.
This auction is also different in that it contains few collections & almost no mixed lots, which are usually unsuitable for postal auctions. But rest assured, they will return in abundance in Auction 25 & beyond. Over 100 cartons of material arrived at our door early January that will find its way into the 5 live auctions intended for the rest of 2018.
The sale is stronger in SA Union & Southern Africa in general, including a number of very worthy individual items peppered throughout. It is well supplemented by British Commonwealth, with a useful spread of KGVI issues in particular (& other reigns) from A to Z, plus selected postal history, aerophilately & post cards.
Not to be outdone, better Foreign material, popular thematics (Birds, Railways), back-of-the-book items as well as a few literature items are also featured.
Bids may be emailed, posted or phoned in & must be received by noon on Friday 9th February. If you need help in bidding, please contact us. From 1984-2006 we conducted 67 postal auctions & our vast experience in the field is at your disposal.
- Auction 23 - 18 November 2017 Start: 5-Nov-2017 - Close: 18-Nov-2017 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction has 360 lots on offer, covering a wide spread of material with a strong emphasis on Southern Africa, without neglecting the many other fields of interest.
Among the many highlights are a set of Israel 1948 Doar Ivri with full tabs UM, the scarce 1969 RSA 4c Postage Due both mint & on cover (with certificates!), RSA 1987 40c "Word of God" Bible Stamp UM, besides other major errors & varieties. There is also much useful & unusual pre-Union & Anglo-Boer War stamps, ephemera & covers (a number being addressed to famous personalities), and good sections of SA 1933-48 Screened Pictorials & SA Christmas booklets. A large cover collection has been suitably broken down presenting some scarce autographed items, a wide range of flight covers including 2 crash covers & ever-popular Imperial Airways material, besides some scarce Revenue lots (all 4 former Homelands being among those featured).
As always, there are a number of fine intact collections (SA Postage Dues & France, to name just two), as well as the usual box-lot accumulations, a wide range of thematics and a selection of Essays, Proofs & Specimens.
Please consult the Index of Contents to find your particular field/s of interest.
- AUCTION #22 - 23 September 2017 Start: 11-Sep-2017 - Close: 23-Sep-2017 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 22 sees further growth to 364 lots with excellent quality and wide variety of content. What comes up for auction is always subject to what is submitted but we are pleased to note it is constantly improving in variety, quantity and quality.
The highlights of this auction are varied, with some fine individual lots of Transvaal (e.g. Lot 101), Tasmania (Lot 106) & Australia (e.g. Lot 42), a good spread of Great Britain & the Rhodesias, useful British Commonwealth & foreign, some superb & intact collections (e.g. SA Officials, Lot 131), booklets, postal history & aerophilately (e.g. Lot 229), errors & varieties, Postage Dues (e.g. Lot 40), Postal Stationery & Post Cards, Revenues & other back-of-the-book material.
Strength is as usual across the whole Southern Africa region including some fine South Africa & SWA scattered throughout.
There are the also the much sought after collections and accumulations for the dealer or online trader.
- AUCTION 21 - 8th July 2017 Start: 26-Jun-2017 - Close: 8-Jul-2017 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 21 is another step upwards in terms of the number of lots on sale but hopefully also in quality and variety of content. Obviously what comes in for auction is not a matter of choice from our side but we are pleased to note that the material coming our way is improving in quantity and quality.
The highlights of this auction are many, making it difficult to classify, but certainly there are fine lots of the ever popular KGVI period, for example a very fresh LMM set of Aden 1937 Dhows, besides the other reigns which are also fairly well represented. Strength as usual is based across the whole Southern Africa region with some fine Bechuanaland, Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Rhodesias, South Africa and SWA etc, scattered throughout.
Besides a very useful array of valuable literature, there are good sections of postal history and flown covers, as well as a wide range of much sought after collections and accumulations for the dealer or online trader.
With the auction closing soon (8th July), please bid early to avoid disappointment.
- Auction 20 Start: 24-Apr-2017 - Close: 6-May-2017 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction contains 290 lots, a step up from previous sales. The strength is as usual in Southern Africa and British Commonwealth, but as you will see from the Index of Contents, there is a fair selection from across the world and hopefully something of interest for everyone.
Among the highlights are 4 rare Major Errors from Transkei, Bophuthatswana & Venda that are seldom seen. There are a number of better stamps including 1913-24 SA King's Heads (including £1 both mint & used), the RSA 1987 40c Bible Stamp (an UM marginal copy), some very useful Great Britain, a small but attractive range of KGVI material, Cape Triangles, a good spread of postal history & post cards, autographed covers (see lot 290 for something extraordinary) plus some better RSA FDC varieties.
- AUCTION 19 - 4th March 2017 Start: 15-Feb-2017 - Close: 4-Mar-2017 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 19 contains 273 lots, similar in number to the previous auction. The content is naturally stronger in Southern African material (South Africa, Pre-Union, South West Africa, the Rhodesias), plus British Commonwealth (especially KGVI with good selections of the various Key Types), Errors & Varieties, Postal History & Aerophilately, Back-of-the Book material & thematics. As usual, a fine range of collections & accumulations are on offer, always popular among collectors, dealers and online traders.
Please note: After careful consideration and consultation, we have introduced a 10% Buyer’s Premium which will be levied on the knock-down price of each lot. This is in line with common practice worldwide, although most auction houses charge closer to the 20% mark. This will ensure that a high standard of professionalism and long-term viability will be sustainable.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 18 Start: 22-Nov-2016 - Close: 10-Dec-2016 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Auction 18 contains a substantial increase in the number of lots on offer, in keeping with our desire to continually improve on previous achievements.
This sale is fairly strong in Rhodesia BSA Company with emphasis on the Double Head issue, South Africa & South West Africa, plus a wide spread of fine lots covering Aerophilately, Errors & Varieties & Postal History, while USA, Netherlands, Officials, Postage Dues, Revenues & Birds also feature within the listings.
As usual, there is a fine range of collections & accumulations for those in the trade who require fresh stock.
Almost every lot has been scanned, except for larger collections and accumulations. Existing or additional scans are available on request.
As the lots are listed in random order, a comprehensive Index is available as a separate document, to help locate your fields of interest easily. Terms and Conditions of Sale and abbreviations used are also available as a separate document.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 17 Start: 23-Aug-2016 - Close: 3-Sep-2016 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction continues our quest to host top quality sales. There are 234 lots on offer, encompassing a wide range of countries and periods. Among the many highlights are Rhodesia Double Heads (a superb mint set, some Clandestine Roulettes and a few Specimens), other BSA material, scarce errors and varieties, many better Southern Africa items, plus some useful collections that are so popular with both dealers and collectors alike.
There are also fine offerings of Tristan Da Cunha, general Postal History and Aerophilatelic material, and a useful spread of British Commonwealth (all reigns) and various Revenues. Some Germany, other European and foreign are also among the listings.
Almost every lot has been scanned, except for larger collections and accumulations. Existing or additional scans are available on request. As the lots are listed in a random order, a comprehensive Index is available as a separate document, to help you locate your fields of interest easily. Terms and Conditions of Sale and abbreviations used are also available as a separate document.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 16 Start: 30-May-2016 - Close: 11-Jun-2016 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction continues in our quest to put top quality sales together. There are 221 lots on offer, encompassing a wide range of countries and themes. Among the highlights are some scarce major errors, an UM copy of the RSA 1987 40c Word of God stamp, and a host of juicy collections that will appeal to both dealers and collectors.
There are fine ranges of Revenues, Postal History lots & individual items, Post Card lots, a good spread of KGVI sets & high values, useful Australia, Canada, Tristan Da Cunha, as well as good coverage of all of Southern Africa.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 15. Start: 22-Feb-2016 - Close: 5-Mar-2016 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction is the best we have assembled yet, not in terms of quantity but certainly in terms of content. There are many highlights, with the the St.Helena 1961 Tristan Relief Fund set (UM with certificate) being the star of the show. However, many more scarce and sought after items will also attract much attention, like the two President Mandela Inauguration VIP autographed items.
St. Helena is but one of the countries well represented, with both the 1922-37 Badge high value £1 & 15/- in LMM condition on offer. Others are Gibraltar with a VF range of KEVII and KGV High Values, some fine Great Britain, German SWA, SWA and usual strength in all of Southern Africa.
There are some useful collections and mixed lots, including Switzerland, Italy and Israel, a VF lot of Birds, besides many individual sets and singles as well.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 14. Start: 26-Oct-2015 - Close: 7-Nov-2015 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction consists of 218 quality lots, with a fine range of material from a wide variety of countries. Strength as usual is in Southern Africa, with a good spread of British Commonwealth and a smattering across the rest of the world. Among the highlights you will find many better lots of South West Africa and St. Helena, from two good collections that have been broken up to suit both the collector and dealer, two GB 1d Blacks on covers, desirable pre-Union including Cape Triangulars and Zululand, popular thematics (particularly Birds and Aerophilately), unusual Postal History, invaluable Literature, major Errors and Varieties, Revenues & other Back-of-the-Book material including some better South Africa Officials, some of the more scarce FDC's, besides a wonderful range of original collections and interesting accumulations.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 13. Start: 25-May-2015 - Close: 6-Jun-2015 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction, consisting of 203 lots, contains an excellent selection of material from across the globe, including better individual stamps and sets from South Africa, South West Africa, the Rhodesias, British Commonwealth, Western & Eastern Europe, Japan miniature sheets, useful Literature, good Thematic items (Birds in particular), fine Postal History, Aerophilately and Post Cards, scarce Errors and Varieties, besides a wonderful choice of intact, original collections and interesting accumulations.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 12. Start: 23-Feb-2015 - Close: 7-Mar-2015 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
This auction contains a wide variety of very fine single items, better sets, attractive postal history, outstanding collections and accumulations, offering something to meet all tastes and budgets.
Among the many highlights is an excellent collection of BSA Admirals, a previously unrecorded SA KGVI £5 Revenue overprinted PENALTY (in a block of 10), Rhodesian Proof material, SWA Trial printings plus some scarce errors and varieties, to mention but a few.
Many of the collections and accumulations will ideally suit dealers and internet traders.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 11. Start: 24-Nov-2014 - Close: 6-Dec-2014 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
Another interesting and varied auction containing many larger lots and collections, well spiced up with a very fine range of better items, singles and sets as well as some scarce errors and varieties. Besides some attractive offerings from South and Southern Africa, good British Commonwealth and Foreign countries are also represented, the highlight being 3 scarce items from German Togo and one from Anglo-French Togo.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 10. Start: 24-Sep-2014 - Close: 4-Oct-2014 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
A fine selection of worldwide material with better single items, good sets, original, unpicked collections among which is a VF lot of Japanese Occupation of Malaya (Lot 40) and some useful accumulations. This particular sale offers fine Aero-philatelic items, with Imperial Airways well represented (for e.g. Lot 51) and there is some excellent literature scattered throughout the auction.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 9. Start: 30-Jun-2014 - Close: 12-Jul-2014 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
An auction comprising 151 lots from across the world, with fine single items, quality collections & accumulations, valuable literature and accessories. Each auction tends to show strength in one or two areas in particular, this time it's the turn for Germany to feature, especially on the collection side, whereas on the individual item side, South West Africa seems to take center-stage, well supported by Southern Africa & British Commonwealth in general.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 8. Start: 16-Feb-2014 - Close: 1-Mar-2014 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
A fine auction offering 102 lots, covering a wide variety of countries and collecting interests, with particular strength in Southern Africa, but also featuring Great Britain (including the scarce 1883-84 Queen Victoria 10/- cobalt blue shade, SG 182 VFU with 1947 RPS Certificate), some fine British Commonwealth and interesting postal history. Besides good single items, there are some fine collections and accumulations on offer. With the weak SA Rand, this presents an ideal opportunity to acquire very useful material at reasonable prices.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 7. Start: 22-Nov-2013 - Close: 7-Dec-2013 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
100 lot auction offering a fine spread of material from Ascension to Zululand, including a selection of better individual items and sets, major errors and varieties, original collections and accumulations, some good literature and a few useful accessories.
The sale will be held live at the Durbanville Public Library Hall on 7th December 2013. Postal and email bids are most welcome.
Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.
- AUCTION CATALOGUE no 6. Start: 22-Aug-2013 - Close: 7-Sep-2013 HISTORY: REFERENCE ONLY!
100 lot auction offering a Worldwide spread of material, from Ascension to Zululand, including better single items & sets, errors & varieties, collections & accumulations, literature & accessories.