Sale 757 on fire despite much evidence of Winter
Cavendish welcomed all who found their way to the auction room for another two exciting days of sale. So great was the interest that extra seating needed to be provided! The sale took off with a spectacular result for lot 4, the “Extensive early-modern World-wide accumulation” inc. Australia, Gibraltar and Gold Coast. (Est. £500)that realised £1,287. More >>
Cavendish Christmas sales 755 and 756 produce impressive results
December saw Cavendish’s sale of the impressive collection of the late Dr. Adrian Almond. Adrian’s collections spanned numerous topics and all sold well. The sale commenced with Adrian’s ‘Rest of World’ albums setting a precedent for what was to follow. realising its £10,000 estimate, whilst Lot 2 also impressed by achieving £4,200. More >>
Sale 753 - Dummer, Dummer and Dummer
Space in the auction room quickly disappeared as many laid claim to their seat and vantage point early. Lot 2 set the pace of the auction with the five Carton World-wide collection including CTO China 1967 sets realising £1,200 (Est £150). The auction progressed with wind beneath the “sales”, evident in lot 153 the possibly unique Crimean War “Baltic fleet cover to Australia with mixed issues G.B 1d Reds” which commanded an amazing £3,200 (Est £1,500). More >>
Astonishing Prices almost 60 years to the day after the 1st auction held by Cavendish Auctions on 23rd January 1953.
Our vendors were astounded and our buyers very happy. This outstanding sale was attended by a large number of bidders filling the auction room to capacity, plus the maximum number of telephone bidders ensured an outstanding success. The result was a sale with 95% of the lots selling for well above the pre-sale estimates. More >>
Astonishing Prices at 2-day March 2011 Auction...
Our vendors were astounded and our buyers very happy after our auction last week.
To start the sale a crowded room saw Lot 1 achieve £10,800 with the remaining ‘collections’ prices again reflecting the strong market., More >>
High prices for collections continue in January 2011 auction
Our January 2011 auction of collections and accumulations was a resounding success with over 94% of the lots on offer selling, and selling for an average across the board of 20% above the pre-sale estimates!
The highlights among the miscellaneous lots included a KGV British Empire collection at £2,400.More >>
Cavendish's 2 day auction draws the crowds - and breaks records
The 24-25 Nov. 2010 auction in the auction rooms at Cavendish House saw hot competition for all categories. The first day’s sale – Worldwide Maritime Mail , Canadian Stamps and U.S. Confederate States mails – saw many sections 100% sold and all areas hotly contested with a large roomful of buyers, More >>
Stunning results from our September Auction
A packed saleroom was left reeling after this sale, with some spectacular prices achieved. Leading the results list was a section of modern China stamps, with Lot 294 (one album collection of 1951-1969 stamps) fetching £10,197 against an estimate of £1500! Lot 306 (est. £500 – a 1962 Stage Art miniature sheet) sold for £8,398 and it carried on with similarly astonishing prices. More >>
Astonishing prices in the March sales
The two days of Cavendish’s worldwide auctions this week showed exactly how many collectors are still very keen to buy, with Classic Locals proving that what used to be ‘back of book’ is now ‘red hot’ in the market; Cavendish’s mailing lists produced buyers for every area from Andorra (5 lots with estimates totalling £1,150 sold for a total of £6,300!!) to Zanzibar. More >>
Standing room only!
A packed room from about 9.30 am for viewing augured well for the auction and as the hammer fell on Lot 1 the auctioneer had difficulty spotting who was bidding due to the numbers of people attending! The Collections and mixed lots proved as popular as ever and an early surprise in the Postal History lots were the results of lots 150 & 151, the World War II Airgraphs lots with estimates at £180 & £150, these were left fa ...More >>
Keen buyer activity continues in the Midlands with excellent prices
Another successful auction in the London Road saleroom saw £8625 paid for the first British Commonwealth collection (Lot #1 – Estimate £4000) & £2530 for lot 2 (Estimate £2000) as the demand for collections continues unabated. An Imperial album with a £500 estimate reached £1495 (#37). Collections of postal history also fared well, with an Australian airmail covers collection 1929-81 reaching £632 ...More >>
Tremendous start to the 2009-2010 Season at Cavendish
Two-day auction with great results throughout including exceptional Hong Kong covers and the “Angus Parker” Coffee Houses postal history.
The Eddie Lipman collection of Classic Stamps of the World started the sale off on Wednesday 9th September and the strength of the “Far East” in this sale soon became apparent when a small collection of Chinese stamps & locals used in Treaty Ports ...More >>
The Gilbert Wheat Collection of G.B.Victorian stamps on cover
“Probably the most attractive and interesting auction catalogue we have seen for years” was the comment of one of our buyers on June 10th in our Derby Salerooms
Worldwide and Great Britain
OUTSTANDING SPECIALISED MATERIAL (June 26th 2008)
Another successful auction with Great Britain King George VI 1d specialised material outstanding.The sale commenced with the usual scramble for collections & mixed lots. Good collections are at a premium and there was little unsold. In the World postal history section the 1st Afghan War cover made £805 on a £300 estimate (Lot 113), a collection of “Cinderella” material (167) estimated at £400 reached £575 and a collection of British Banknotes (175) made a healthy £977 after hectic bidding. ...More >>