Archived News - August 2014

Auction Postage Stamps, Postal History, Banknotes, Coins & Medallions and Autographs: 27 & 28 August

August 25, 2014 - Three Corners Can Make a Postage Stamp Worth Half a Million. Several exceedingly rare Cape of Good Hope triangle stamps from the 1850s will be auctioned at the Stephan Welz & Co. Auction on 27 and 28 August in Johannesburg, including the sole recorded mint marginal pair of 1855/58 4d Blue sideways watermark, which is estimated at R450 000 – R550 000. The triangle-shaped Cape of Good Hope stamp, which is said to be one of the world's most valuable stamps today, was the first triangular stamp in the World and in the first triangular stamp issued by a country in Africa. It was also the first stamp in the Cape; its shape chosen so that illiterates would be able to distinguish that post bearing the stamp hadn't come from another country.

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An Iconic 1933 Talbot 105 van den Plas Tourer on auction - 9 September 2014

August 19, 2014 - An 80 year old Talbot 105 Alpine has won the “Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural “Alpine Trial” (1,000km route in the Rhone-Alpes region of France) 80 years after another Talbot won the original rally in 1934.

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Patek Philippe: Standing the Test of Time

August 14, 2014 - With a history dating back to 1839 and a royal seal of approval from Queen Victoria, who purchased her first Patek Phillipe wristwatch at the Great Exhibition of 1851, Patek Philippe has become a watch brand synonymous with luxury, quality and innovation.

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Yours in Philately

August 12, 2014 - Dear Collectors – A letter from our Chairman, Alan Demby, to all Stamp, Coin & Memorabilia Collectors on developments in the market and the forthcoming Auction, 27 & 28 August 2014.

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An Alvis Car Model TA21 made in 1952 in United Kingdom now on auction

August 4, 2014 - The auction takes place on Tuesday, 9 September at 4th floor, South Tower, Nelson Mandela Square, corner Maude & 5th Streets, Sandton.

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Gerhard Sekoto

August 4, 2014 - A pioneer of black South African art, Gerhard Sekoto’s body of work spans continents and decades. Born in Middleburg, in the Transvaal, his early years saw him take naturally to artistic endeavours, including drawing, sculpting and music.

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