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Current Catalogues

Worldwide & G.B. Stamps & Postal History Wednesday & Thursday December 7 & 8, 2016
The Tony Eastgate Collections of Cyprus, Gilbert & Ellice Islands and Tahiti Wednesday December 14, 2016


Cavendish have held continuous regular stamp auctions focused purely on philately every year since 1952, and we are soon to arrange our 800th consecutive sale; a unique business with a unique record of integrity, expertise and continuity.

Next Cavendish Auctions
Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December 2016
(in Derby)
Wednesday 14 December (in London)

The catalogues for the 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 1300 lots to view, taking place at the following times and places (click on the pictures to see larger versions):

Derby, Wednesday 7 December at 1pm

Worlwide & G.B. Stamps and Postal History PART 1 (Lots 200 to 799)

The stamps and postal history of Aden to New Zealand, as well as superb collections of British Commonwealth, Foreign, and Omnibus stamps, Worldwide Postal History, including Maritime, Military & Airmails, and Ephemera, Manuscripts & Picture Postcards.


Including The Dawson Collection of South Australia & Tasmania

Featuring Perkins Bacon & Early DLR issues of South Australia, and the Courier & Chalon issues of Tasmania including a first issue 1d Courier on cover ex-Davy.


Derby, Thursday 8 December at 1pm

Worlwide & G.B. Stamps and Postal History PART 2 (Lots 800 to 1368)

The stamps and postal history of Nicaragua to Yugoslavia, as well as superb Great Britain stamps from Postal Reforms to QEII, and G.B. Postal History including G.B. Used Abroad, Cancellations & Instructional Marks, Free Mail, Parcel Post, Postal Stationery, Registered, Returned, Royalty & Strike Mail, as well as English Counties (strength in Derbyshire), Scotland & Ireland.


London, Wednesday 14 December at 1pm

The ELI S. LEIBOWITZ FRPSL Collection of Gambia

A gold winning collection of classic Gambia: Embossed Heads, Essays, Proofs, Complete Sheets, Specimen Overprints, Rare Multiples, Errors & Varieties, Postal History, and 20th Century items from KEVII & KGV. Includes many items from the 'Athenian', Dale-Lichtenstein and Weldhen Collections.


Public viewing will be at the Cavendish Gallery in London (by appointment) and Cavendish House in Derby, on the following dates:

Cavendish Gallery in London (viewing by appointment only)

Lots from all the December 2016 catalogues
  • Monday 21 November - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 22 November - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 23 November - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 24 November - 9.00am - 12.00pm
Lots from the Eli S. Leibowitz Gambia catalogue only
  • Monday 12 December - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 13 December - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 14 December (Auction Day) - 9.00am - 11.45am

Book early to avoid disappointment. Bulky lots from these sales will not be available for viewing at the Cavendish Gallery in London.

Cavendish House in Derby

    Lots from all the December 2016 catalogues
  • Monday 5th December - 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 6th December - 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 7th December (Auction Day - Part 1 of the Worldwide Auction) - 9.00am to 11.45am
  • Thursday 8th December (Auction Day - Part 2 of the Worldwide Auction) - 9.00am to 11.45am

Consignments for the March auctions end on Monday 23 January 2017. The sales will feature:

  • The Tony Eastgate Collections of Fiji & New Caledonia: Featuring superb covers of all periods ranging from Prestamp and 1st-Issue covers through to World War II, with an emphasis on destinations, rates, routes and eye-appeal. Assembled over almost 50 years and Internationally exhibited in several continents.
  • Specialised Australasia catalogue.
  • 19th & 20th Century Postal History.
  • Viewing to be held at the Melbourne International Stamp Exhibition March 30 to April 2. See us at stand 16.
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