Martello Philatelic Auctions is the place for stamp enthusiasts and collectors to congregate, and for those wishing to expand upon their exciting philatelic collections, the auction house’s next sale is taking place on 24 May. However, this sale – taking place online and in person at The Holiday Inn, Ashford, Kent TN24 8QQ – goes beyond the usual realm of fine stamps. Also included in the auction are signed pieces of memorabilia, including a photograph from NASA and stamp collection signed by 1966 World Cup players, as well as coins. Let’s take a look.

This NASA colour photograph of the Apollo 11 crew is genuinely signed by Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin. It is an incredibly scarce item and comes with Buckingham Covers and Signature House certificate of authenticity.

Many of the stamps and covers within this collection have been multi signed, including a 1966 World Cup cover signed by ten players including Geoff Hurst and Bobby Charlton. Plenty of single covers are also signed, such as Roger Hunt, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Alf Ramsey.  

Additionally, a multi signed cover with all of the 1966 World Cup England Team players includes Bobby Moore and Alf Ramsey.

This set of gold 1973 Bahamas coins include $100, $50, $20 and $10 pieces. Their total weight of gold is 26.19 grams (approx. 14 ct gold). It should be noted that very few of these sets were produced.

Getting back into stamps brings us to one of the rarest from Great Britain: a used 1935 Silver Jubilee 2 1/2d Prussian Blue. It comes with a 1991 BPA Cert SG 456a Cat.

Of interesting note for collectors of rare stamps, a printing error occurred with this stamp and the wrong ink was used. It is believed that only around 200 of these stamps exist today, and with used examples being much more scarce than mint condition ones.

Finally, we head east to China with this 1980 Year of the Monkey 8d unmounted mint, superb example of this scarce issue. The vendor originally purchased it from Stanley Gibbons SG 2968.

As a reminder, Martello Philatelic Auctions’ sale is taking place on 24 May. If you consider yourself an earnest stamp collector – or of signed memorabilia or coins – this is a unique auction you won’t want to miss.

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