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Friday, April 23, 2010


The “Aphrodite” Collection of Cyprus stamps & covers was sold today at Spink in London. The sale realised a fantastic total of £628,411 with 372 lots coming under the hammer throughout the course of the day. In a packed room the audience witnessed the setting of a new world record when the Queen Elizabeth II 1960 Republic Issue stamp, a used 30m. with overprint double, came up for sale. A bidding war for the item ensued and the hammer fell at £31,000 (£35,750 with Buyer’s Premium), a world record price for a British Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II stamp sold at auction.

The sale was a truly global event with bidders participating over the phone, over the internet and in the sale room, including numerous collectors from Cyprus.

Other top lots from the sale included:

Lot 42

1880 One Penny Red Plate 208 Overprinted Omitted Variety, the Unique Plate Number Block of Four

Sold for £59,900

Lot 288

1928 Anniversary ¾ pi. to £1 imperforate colour proofs three examples of each value in the issued colours with each trio affixed to Bradbury Wilkinson Card.

Sold for £31,150

Lot 299

1934 Pictorial ½ pi. Green block of four from the upper-right corner of the sheet with sheet number, each vertical pair variety imperforate between.

Sold for £25,400

Lot 301

1934 Pictorial,1 pi. Black and red-brown vertical pair variety imperforate between.

Sold for £24,250

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