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Mayfair Philatelic Auctions are based in Mayfair, London. Find us 5 minutes from Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations.
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.
We are delighted to announce the results of the third Mayfair Philatelic sale, held at our popular Lingfield Park venue on 14th October. Despite the abysmal weather (it seemed like the first rain for about 6 months), around 120 in the room competed with several 100 'book' bidders to achieve sales in excess of £450,000. There were only a handful of unsold lots in the first section of 226 world collections and boxes, ranging from £9000 paid for lot 31, a strong Commonwealth stock to £12 for lot 226 (a not so strong stock!). This demonstrating how we truly have something for everyone! The country collections sold well across all areas with, as expected, Commonwealth in considerable demand. However, most of the foreign lots also sold, not just the mint China collection (which fetched £7800) but countries such as Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden and Saar, even Switzerland and Germany!
There were some noteworthy realisations amongst a strong GB section, not least £8100 for lot 556, a fine 'VR' Official 1d black, £6300 for lot 607, the 2/- blue pl 3 'abnormal' and £5760 for lot 638, the unissued 1880 1/- purple. Lot 620, the mint £5 orange reached a total of £5040, with £7200 for a fine mint 1935 2 1/2d Prussian blue and a complete range of 1934 1d, 1 1/2d and 4d trials fetching £6600. There was considerable demand for both Edward VII and GV, with strong prices achieved for the high values (£1800 for lot 687, a superb u/m DLR £1), proofs (£1680 and £1560 for the 10/- and £1 Die Proofs respectively), Seahorses and 1912 Royal Cypher shades.
As ever, the continued strength of the Commonwealth market was evident with most sets, singles, high values and 'red' £1's, Specimens and varieties, selling well. There was particular demand evident for the rarer and more unusual. As such, we saw the scarce Australian 1913 Perkins Bacon 1d Die Proofs, lot 841 (stage 2) and 843 (stage 1), sell for £1500 and £1680 respectively, with £1560 for lot 840, the 1913 Postmaster General's 1d blue Xmas card. From Canada, a set of 1908 Quebec Die Proofs realised £2400 and the group of 1922 Die Proofs, lot 933, an impressive £4320. Lot 1134, the 1936 Nigeria 1/-, 2/6d and £1 Die Proofs, pursued by 3 telephone bidders, finally sold for £3000 with the Sierra Leone 1896 £1 Essay selling for £1440.
Our next public auction will be back at Lingfield Park next March, with our inaugural postal auction (5000 lots) in January.
We are always seeking stamp collections and fine single items for our forthcoming auctions, so please, get in touch if you would like to find out more about selling or consigning your collection.