Misc

THE STORY BEHIND THE MEDAL

Readers across all collecting areas will know that Spink likes its sale items to find the very best of homes. The Medal Department therefore contacted the East India Club to advise the Secretary that, as the Club owns a magnificent portrait of Sir John, seeing his medals join the portrait would in effect be seeing them ‘go home’.

MEET THE SPECIALIST

It is not often that banknotes and medals have something in common – apart from the occasional stylised battle scene – but this article aims to highlight a particularly interesting crossover!

BRITISH BORNEO STAMPS AND COVERS

This sale comprises the territories of Brunei, Labuan, North Borneo and Sarawak. Of particular note throughout, and in particular the sections of North Borneo and Sarawak, is the strength of the essay and proof material on offer…

SPRING BANKNOTE SALES

As we were all recovering from the excitement of our October World Banknotes auction, with the group of East African and Lebanese discoveries, preparation for the spring auctions started once again.

The Port Royal Earthquake of 1692

Port Royal was captured by the English in 1655 during the invasion of Jamaica. It grew very rapidly both in trade and in notoriety. Treasure from the sacked Spanish cities and goods from many hundreds of ships found a ready market here.

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