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MPA is part of the Scholium Group Plc, an AIM listed company who specialise in Rare Books, Works on Paper and other Fine Arts.
We are proud to be the only Philatelic Auction House based in the heart of Mayfair, as such we are in an exclusive position to promote Philately and our ever popular auctions within the hub of the Fine Art world and to the huge international clientele based here.
March 3rd Lingfield Auction
We are delighted to announce the results of the Mayfair auction held on March 3rd at Lingfield Park Racecourse, where several 100 ‘book’ bidders competed with a busy room for the 1250 lots going under the hammer. Final sales approached £450,000, a hugely satisfactory outcome, despite the best efforts of Storm Freya (which hit half way through!). Only a handful of the opening section of 167 all world collections and boxes remained unsold with lots 31, 32 and 33, three powerful Commonwealth collections, realising £12,250, £12,300 and £11,400 respectively. A strong section of one-country collections sold well, particularly from the Commonwealth, but also from Italy, Taiwan and USA. A significant result from the GB collections was lot 416, a comprehensive stock of Wilding booklets which, with fierce competition, eventually sold for £10,800.
The GB singles sold steadily throughout, with lot 622, a fine mint example of SG 36 realising £1680 and lot 662, 1 1/2d on Dr. Perkins paper in imperforate blk of 4, £3120. Lot 703, £5 orange with ‘Birkenhead’ cds sold for £1920 and 758, a lovely Jubilee 4 1/2d colour trial in mauve and blue for £1560, with £4560 paid for lot 770, the very scarce 1902 5d u/m with inverted wmk.
Demand was particularly evident for the 450 or so Commonwealth singles with many exceptional results. To name but a few, lot 968 Hong Kong 1961 Universities $1 on FDC with ‘Gold’ omitted sold for £5520, India SG 50, the unissued 2a yellow-green, lot 970 for £2280, lot 1029 Johore SG 1 fine used for £4080, Straits Settlements 1921 $100 mint with ‘Broken crown and scroll’ for £6960, with lot 1188, St. Lucia 1860 1d and 4d with ‘Cancelled’ Perkins Bacon h/stamps selling for £5760. Finally, lot 1134, the very scarce Sierra Leone 1907 type 11 surcharge in pair with type 8, realised, after keen telephone bidding, £12,000.