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Stamps, Coins & Postal History

Our Stamps, Coins & Postal History Department merged with Prestige Philately in 2014 to create one of the most powerful brands in the philatelic market.

Gary Watson, former director of Prestige Philately, is now Head of Philately. He brought with him more than 30 years’ industry experience and, together with Charles Leski, former director of Leski Auctions, and specialist Nick Anning, he offers philatelic clients unrivalled expertise in this collecting field.

The highlight of 2015 was the auction of The Arthur Gray Collection, the finest collection of King George V (KGV) heads in the world. The auction achieved AU$2.3 million and was 90% sold by lot. The top items included TWO PENCE: 2d perforated plate proof in purple-black on gummed un-watermarked paper BW #61PP(2)A, which sold for AU$68,053, and a ONE SHILLING SWAN: 1/- perforated plate proof in brown-purple on gummed un-watermarked paper BW #62PP(1)A, which sold for AU$113,421.

Other highlights included: a KGVI 2½d scarlet Imperforate Imprint Block, which sold for AU$4,273; a small ‘PAPUA’ Wmk Sideways Perf 12½ 6d SG 70, which sold for AU$8,309; and a perforated colour trials for unissued 9d, which sold for AU$13,057.

Please contact one of our specialists for an auction appraisal or for advice on buying and selling at auction.