This week we're highlighting some of our favourite lots from Stanley Gibbons' The David Spivack Admiral Collection Part 1 Auction which took place on the 6th July 2022.
We're opening up this week's featured lots with this 1916 cover front to London, bearing some rare stamps offered with Gibbs' notes. The highlight here is the £1 (perf 14) which has a very deep purple frame that wasn't known other than on this front. It hit a fantastic hammer price of £4,500, eclipsing it's £1,800 - £2,000 estimate.
Second up this week we're highlighting this very rare Rhodesia: 1913 £1 in grey-black and deep rose-lilac. This unlisted printing from the Die III A Headplate, unused with large part original gum, is one of few recorded examples. Whilst it had an estimate of £950 - £1,100, it hit a final hammer price of £4,200.
Third up this week is this complete mint sheet of sixty in slate-black and dull purple, with sheet number '10' at lower right. This rare multiple makes a splendid item for display, and doubled it's estimate of £1,000 for a final hammer price of £2,000.
This mint top marginal block of four in blue and sage-green, with part imprint, is hinged on the selvedge only leaving the stamps unmounted. It's believed to be the only multiple in this rare shade, making it a great collectors item.
We're closing out this week's featured lots from The David Spivack Admiral Collection with this unmounted, top right corner block of four in darker dull rose-red and dull yellowish green. It's one of the collection's rarer multiples, capturing the magic of the set. It's £2,100 completely outperformed it's £600 - £700 estimate.