A WORD FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Indeed, we could hardly have had a better start to 2022, with no less than 25 auctions held worldwide in January across all Spink locations

DIGGING UP THE PAST

“Unlike stamps, coins are designed to be handled, unlike fossils they have a tangible human connection”

A WORD FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Dare I suggest that the past three months at Spink have seen more action than any other auction house
in London – certainly in terms of breaking records?

THE OPIUM WARS

One of the root causes of the First Opium War was a trade imbalance between China and Britain. Over two or more centuries, demand had grown in European countries for luxury goods from China, notably tea, porcelain and silk.

LONDON’S NEXT ‘INTERNATIONAL’

In 1890 London held its first international stamp exhibition – it marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Universal Penny Postage and the issue of the world’s first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black.

WORLD BANKNOTES NYINC

After a successful autumn World Banknotes auction in London, we quickly turned our focus to NYINC 2022.

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TALENT

The Insider caught up with Saskia and Issy to ask them a few questions about their work and the inspiration behind it.

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