The MSG Auction October 23rd 2010
Report & Pictures by Susan McEwen and Nick Hackney
A good crowd of MSG members gathered at Spink for the October auction. A full report and prices realised will be in the Newsletter. An unofficial count reckons that about 82% of the 360 lots were sold.
There was healthy bidding for most lots, and the odd gasp for Lot 164, the Straits 1893 ISC 19a, 3c carmine reply card overprinted in the Edwardian era c1907to comply with U.P.U. regulations with 'Carte Postale avec Reponse Payee on outward card and 'Carte Postale - Response' in black, cmplete, neat small format double ring Singapore with Maltese Cross at foot dated September 1909, to Vienna. Good condition, no message. This fetched £850, the Raybould/ Medhurst copy despite small faults fetched £820 in July 2009.
The Straits 1893 3c postal stationery cards ISC P18, in Lot 170 fetched £115.
The room before the viewing started
Viewing the lots
The Auctioneer's Table
Showing the lots during the auction
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