The results from our latest auction are now online (see result list on the left menu). The auction was very successful, in particular in the top segment. Yet unsold pieces can be obtained in our traditional after sale until November 20. First come, first served !
We would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank our clients from all corners of the world for their participation. They will receive their invoices by email before Nov. 4. We also don’t want to forget our consigners who have given us their trust to market their collections or duplicates as good as we could. Thank you so much!
The auction highlight, a 1786 share in the “Royal Foundries of Indres & Montcenis and the Queen’s Crystalery” sold for 24.000 EUR (start price: 18.000 EUR). No other piece of scripophily has realized a higher price this season anywhere in the world.
Another season’s record was recorded in the Russian section. Fierce bidding for the previously unreported share of the International and Industrial Bank of Kouban-Don drove the price up from a 1000 EUR start to 6000 EUR.
The Asian part of the sale was also extremely successful with for instance 8500 EUR (from a 4000 EUR start) for an impressive collection of Indochina scripophily and the 5500 EUR hammer price for a China Railway & Mining certificate.
Also noteworthy is the 5500 EUR result for an unissued founder share of the infamous Stockton & Darlington Railway Co. The top Belgian item was an early Solvay bond issued to the company founder Ernest Solvay. Overall, not less than 42 lots were hammered down for a 4-digit figure. On average, the items sold did so at 23% above their catalogue start price.
Our next auction will take place in March 2017. We now accept consignments of high end scripophily from all over the world. Feel free to contact us if you want more details.
Our next auction will take place in the centre of Brussels during the last weekend of October. Our location is the Hilton Brussels Grand Place Hotel, right across the main Brussels train station (Gare Centrale) and 400M from the famous Brussels Grand Place, thus in the touristic heart of Europe’s capital.
We will conduct our usual international auction on Saturday and organise Europe’s biggest scripophily bourse on Sunday. Moreover, this time we will also have a special extra feature: there will be an extra auction on Friday evening which we call the “collections sale”. This will be a short but powerful auction in which we will be offering more than 90 collections of various themes and countries together with investor/dealer lots. These collections originate from a number of our longtime collector clients and their heirs who, after several decades of collecting, have decided to part with their collections or have switched their interests into other scripophily fields.
The Saturday auction contains many highlights as well... All together, there are an impressive 195 lots with a start price of 500 EUR and more. You can see all these when clicking on "auction top pieces" in the menu on the left side of this page.
Also in the cheaper lots, there are many pieces are offered for the very first time. They often orginate from old collections and will surely appeal to many collectors. You can download the entire catalogue (PDF file) or search by lotnumber, country, industry theme,... See menu on the left side.
- Friday 28 Oct: doors open at 18h30 for registration and lot viewing, lots 1 to 99 are offered between 19h30 and 20h30.
- Saturday 29 Oct. doors open at 9am for registration and lot viewing, lots 100 to 1589 are offered between 10am and 18h30.
- Sunday 30 Oct. : International Bourse with doors opening to the public at 10am, and closing at 17h. Free entree!
An important note to bidders wishing to bid online through the Invaluable platform (red button): a 3% surcharge will be billed on the hammerprice to (partly) compensate the fee Invaluable charges us. This applies to both the live as absentee bidding on Invaluable. Alternatively, you can - at no exra charge - submit your absentee bids on this website directly, or by contacting us directly.
The auction sales commission is 17% (+ VAT where applicable).
Don't hesitate to contact us if you want more details about anyhing concerning this auction.
One final note: dealers interested to participate at the Sunday bourse, should contact us now for the booking of their tables.
Our March 19 auction proved again a great success. Collectors from all continents participated either through their presence in our auction room, live over the internet or through the use of our absentee bdding facilities. Overall, 58,55% of all items offered found a new owner, resulting of a turnover of 246.326 EUR (incl. sales commission). Unsold items can be purchased in our AFTER SALE until April 24 on a first come, first served basis. See result list (top of menu on the left).
Top item in the auction was a share of the French Compagnie des Indes from 1787 whith fetched 12.000 EUR. Most other top items in the auction were also strongly in demand, for instance the founder share of the Suez Canal (5500 EUR) and the Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft die Adler des Ober-Rheins from Switzerland (4200 EUR, up from 2000 EUR). The unique Antwerp City bond from 1664 was sold for 5200 EUR.
Our next auction willt ake place in October.
Mario Boone - The Scripophily Center
PS: here you can find our updated sales list of scripobooks.