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Spinks has purchased Shreves Galleries

KentuckyJKentuckyJ Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭

Coin side thread

Richard Frajola posted the news here earlier this morning. How ironic the coin guys are discussing it more than those of us interested in stamps.

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  • KentuckyJKentuckyJ Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭

    The Shreves e mail to customers:

    As a valued loyal client of Shreves Philatelic Galleries, Inc. we wanted to
    share with you some very exciting news.

    The marketplace for desirable stamps and postal history has become
    increasingly global, with strong participation of collectors and dealers
    from literally around the world. This was proven dramatically in our recent
    June auction of the Great Britain collection formed by William H. Gross,
    which realized a record shattering $9.1 million - with virtually all buyers
    being from all four corners of the earth. We have seen this dramatic change
    in the marketplace approaching and have been looking for just the right
    opportunity to become more global in our business.

    We are pleased to announce that Spink (www.spink.com), the world’s leading
    auctioneers of coins, stamps, medals and banknotes, based in London,
    England (and established in 1666) has just recently acquired Shreves. The
    two companies combined will create the world’s largest auctioneer of rare
    stamps (excluding private treaty sales) in excess of $50,000,000 in the
    last twelve months. To learn more about their acquisition we invite you to
    visit the following link on our website where we have posted an official
    press release:


    What does this mean to you? First, we want to assure you that the combined
    new company, Spink Shreves Galleries, will still be operated and personally
    managed by the two of us, along with our loyal staff, so that the high
    level of customer service and professional integrity that we have worked so
    hard over the years to provide our clientele will continue. What will
    change for our buyers will be a selection of stamps and covers offered at
    auction unequalled by any other auction firm in the world. The finest and
    most important collections will be found offered at either Spink Shreves
    Galleries in New York City, or by Spink in London. Plus, you will deal with
    a firm whose financial resources, customer service and combined philatelic
    expertise are second to none.

    For potential sellers, you now have a firm that has a truly global reach,
    providing exceptional options for sellers to maximize the realization of
    their collections. Together we can choose the best world philatelic market
    in which to sell, depending on global market conditions. Plus, your stamps
    will be exposed on the world’s best philatelic websites, shown in
    international lot viewings, marketed and promoted by the largest and most
    experience philatelic staff of experts in the world. Not to mention the
    peace of mind dealing with one of the most financially strong companies in
    the industry.

    This is a very exciting time for us at Shreves and we are delighted that we
    can share with you this news for the future. We look forward to continue
    offering you the finest stamps and covers presented anywhere at auction and
    also providing you with the most personal attention of any auction firm in
    the world. Our first sale under the new Spink Shreves Galleries banner is
    already in production – a wonderful array of U.S. and Worldwide material to
    be sold November 1-3 in New York City. Plus, there will be more exciting
    announcements soon for upcoming auctions to be held in the near future. We
    welcome you as a valued friend and client to the new Spink Shreves


    Charles Shreve Tracy Shreve
    [email protected] [email protected]


  • I received the same email KJ. I really don't see much changing for either Shereves or Spinks. Without the coin people knowing we may start seeing a few coins in Shreves auctions!

  • Cool!!!!!!!!!
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