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Current Catalogues

Philatelic Literature Wednesday 6 December, 2017 at 1.00pm
at Cavendish House, DERBY
Worldwide & G.B. Stamps & Postal History Wednesday 6 (not before 2.00pm) & Thursday 7 December (at 1.00pm), 2017
at Cavendish House, DERBY
Wednesday 13 December, 2017 at 11.00am
at the Cavendish Gallery, LONDON


Next Cavendish Auctions
Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 December 2017 (in Derby), and Wednesday 13 December (in London)

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 1900 lots of specialised material to view. The auctions will be held at the following times and places:

Derby, Wednesday 6 December at 1pm


Philatelic Literature, featuring offerings from the libraries of the Royal Philatelic Society London and the Derby Philatelic Society
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Many rare and essential books and catalogues.

Derby, Wednesday 6 December not before 2pm (after the Philatelic Literature auction)


Worldwide & G.B. Stamps & Covers PART 1 - Lots 2001-2472
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Bulky lots, Collections, and Countries Aaland to Australia. Featuring: The BOB SWARBRICK FRPSL FSPH Collection of Royal Marines Worldwide Postal History, 1664-1994, The DOCTOR PETER COLDREY Collection of Boer War Postal History, and The CAPTAIN D.W. ASHBY OBE RN (Rtd.) Collection of Australia/New Zealand/British Maritime Mail.

Derby, Thursday 7 December at 1pm


Worldwide & G.B. Stamps & Covers PART 2 - Lots 2473-3286
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Countries Austria to Zanzibar and Great Britain. Featuring The DOCTOR PETER COLDREY Collection of Great Britain, and superb collections of Rhodesia Double Heads and G.B. Seahorse varieties.

London, Wednesday 13 December at 11am


The Derek Filby Collection of Burma
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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 first and special flights.

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

Private Viewing at the Cavendish Gallery in London. (PRIVATE VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

  • Monday 27 November - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 28 November - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 29 November - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 30 November - 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Monday 11 December - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 12 December - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 13 December (Sale Day, 11am Start) - NO VIEWING

Bulky lots from these sales will not be available for viewing at the Cavendish Gallery in London.

Public Viewing at Cavendish House in Derby

  • Monday 4 December - 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 5 December - 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 6 December (Sale Day, Worldwide Auction) - 9.00am - 11.45am
  • Thursday 7 December (Sale Day, Worldwide Auction) - 9.00am - 11.45am

For viewing outside these dates and times please contact us.


February 19, 21 & 22 Auctions
Public Viewing at Spring Stampex.
See us at Stand 95.
Consignments end on Wednesday 3 January 2018.
These auctions will feature:

  • The Volk-Amit Collection of Pacific Islands. Including British Commonwealth, French & German Colonies and Other Occupation Issues.
  • The Dr. James Grant MBE Gold Medal Collection of Perth Postal History, 1661-1970; Featuring a fine 1751 "PERTH LAMB", early Manuscript namestamps, 1d Blacks, a 'triple' Maltese Cross Mulready, and a full range of hand-picked postal markings from Perth and its sub-offices.
  • The Malcolm Watts (Moonraker) Collection of Wiltshire Postal History.
  • The John Watson Collection of Canadian RPOs.
  • The St. George's Collection of Bermuda.
  • Superb G.B. and Foreign Stamps, including a significant collection of Canada Admiral varieties.
  • Fine 19th & 20th Century Postal History.


Cavendish Philatelic Auctions on Philasearch

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 Available for
Cavendish Philatelic Auctions

Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. are able to offer live internet bidding in our upcoming auctions in conjunction with easyLiveAuction.com, a reliable, proven and popular platform providing easy-to-use live bidding. They 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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