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Current Catalogues

Doctor Sharp - Gilbert & Ellice Islands, British Solomon Islands & Sudan Friday 22 September, 2017 at 1.00pm
at the Cavendish Gallery, LONDON
Far East Featuring Neville Watterson - Sarawak Friday 22 September, 2017 at 2.00pm
at the Cavendish Gallery, LONDON
Worldwide & G.B. Stamps & Postal History Tuesday 26 September, 2017 at 1.00pm
at Cavendish House, DERBY


Next Cavendish Auctions
Friday 22 September 2017 (in London), and Tuesday 26 September 2017 (in Derby)

Dear Collector,

The catalogues for the next Cavendish Philatelic Auctions are now on-line.

You can view and search the catalogues by following this link, and bid on-line using our Bid Form.

There are over 1800 lots of specialised material to view. The auctions will be held at the following times and places:

London, Friday 22 September at 1pm


The DOCTOR PHILIP SHARP Collections of Gilbert & Ellice Islands,
British Solomon Islands, and Sudan

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Including the KUITMAN Collection of Gilbert & Ellice Islands. Featuring Sudan with colour trials, overprints, errors, receiving authority specimens, and unusual postal history. British Solomon Islands including 1907 plate proofs and 2½d vertical pair imperf between, DLR Key Type die proofs, colour trials, WWII Japanese occupation mail, and much more. Gilbert & Ellice Islands with DLR Key plate die proofs, receiving authority Specimens and a 1947 UPU Congress Booklet.

London, Friday 22 September at 2pm


Far East, Featuring the NEVILLE WATTERSON FRPSL Collection of Sarawak
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An outstanding, internationally renowned collection of the stamps and postal history of Sarawak, with strength in proofs and very seldom seen De La Rue colour trials.

Derby, Tuesday 26 September at 1pm


Worldwide & G.B. Stamps & Covers
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Featuring The JOHN GODFREY Collection of Sudan Stamps & Postal History, and The ROY ERSKINE Collection of Wilsons of Bannockburn Postal History, as well as Superb G.B., Commonwealth & Foreign Lots including an incredible 40 Volume Collection of Butterflies (on Stamps).

Viewing will be held on the following dates and venues for all auctions:


  • Monday 4 to Friday 8 September - 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Monday 11 September - 9.30am - 4.30pm

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Public Viewing at Autumn Stampex in London at the
Business Design Centre, London N1 OQH. See us at Stand 76.

  • Wednesday 13 September - 11.00am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday 14 September - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Friday 15 September - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday 16 September - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Bulky lots from these sales will not be available for viewing at Stampex in London.

Public Viewing at Cavendish House in Derby for the Worldwide auction

  • Monday 18 September to Friday 22 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Monday 25 September - 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 26 September (Auction Day - Worldwide) - 9.00am - 11.45am

For viewing outside these dates and times please contact us.

December 6, 7 & 13 Auctions
Consignments end on Wednesday 4 October 2017.
These auctions will feature:

  • The DEREK FILBY Collection of Burma. An exceptional collection with all stamp issues represented, including high values, rarities, overprints and varieties. Extensive postal history studies of all periods from 1824 to 1946, including the Anglo-Burma Wars, QV India issues on cover ex-Burma, Burmese TPO/railway mail, WWI & WWII censorship studies, and airmail 1st and special flights.
  • A fine collection of Gibraltar.
  • Philatelic Literature offerings from the libraries of the ROYAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY LONDON & DERBY PHILATELIC SOCIETY.
  • Superb G.B. and Foreign Stamps, including a significant collection of 1841-1901 1d Pink Envelopes.
  • Fine 19th & 20th Century Postal History.


Cavendish Philatelic Auctions on Philasearch

Cavendish Auctions are pleased to announce a range of new initiatives to accompany our existing website and make information about our auctions more accessible.

The next catalogue of Cavendish Philatelic Auctions is now listed on Philasearch, a popular website offering sophisticated search facilities to help you find elusive items for your collections. Please see Cavendish Philatelic Auctions at Philaserach

You can send advance bids to us directly through Philasearch up to the day of the sale. We continue to offer the option of advance bidding on our own website also.


Live Internet Bidding Now Available for
Cavendish Philatelic Auctions

Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. are very pleased to announce that we have begun working with easyLiveAuction.com and are able to offer live internet bidding in our upcoming auction. easyLiveAuction.com are a reliable, proven and popular platform who provide easy-to-use live bidding and also offer a £3 flat fee bidding option with no further internet fees. If you haven’t tried bidding online we strongly encourage you to try easyLiveAuction.com

Details of the sale and how to bid live online are available at Cavendish Philatelic Auctions at easyLiveAuction


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