Recent sales: Feldman's auction including the outstanding collection of Harrison First Fuad proof and essay material of Hany Salam (ESC 580) produced some good
results on April 29, with the majority of the material selling within 10 per cent of estimate. A unique sheet with seven impressions of the 10m turquoise with printers'
annotations fetched €4000 against €3000 estimate, and three cut-and-paste composite essays of the £E1 realised between €900 and €1400 (estimate €800). Full prices
realised can be found at www.davidfeldman.com At Grosvenors on May 7 Farouk's 18th Birthday was the star of the sale of material
by Alan Jeyes (ESC 293). Single misperfed and cancelled-back versions both fetched four times estimate at £1300 and £1600, as did the imperf proof of the frame alone.
A Mena House illustrated cover realised £420 (against £120), and so did the Savoy Hotel registered cachet parcel label. Generally good prices were realised, with most
material going for at least 50 per cent over estimate: a group of cancelled-back control blocks of four of the 1947definitives sold at £900 against an estimate of £60!
At the same sale the Second Fuad material of Keith Pogson (ESC 130) attracted less attention, with 45 per cent unsold, including, surprisingly, the tete-beche blocks
of 24 for 5m booklet production. Best realisations were for the £E1, an A/27 MNH control block of four realising £700 (£300), and a cancelled-back with wide top margin
£900 (£350). Prices realised for both sales are at www.grosvenorauctions.com/