The ‘Carrington’ Collection of New South Wales (2pm, Lots 1-922) presented the outstanding collection of this colony formed by the late Mark Dankin. This collection was built up over a period of more than fifty years, and included many items that have never been available to the current generation of collectors.
The exhibit of Sydney Views, Laureates and Diadems, shown under the nom-de-plume of ‘Carrington’, received FIP Large Gold medals at Belgica 2001, Washington 2006 and España 2006. Mark's fastidiousness for accepting only the best quality is well-known, and his collection of New South Wales, while not the largest or most extensive ever formed, is certainly one of the most important, both in terms of the material it contains and its remarkable condition.
Mark was an international buyer from the early 1960s, and his collection includes stamps and covers acquired at most of the important New South Wales sales in that time, including Maurice Burrus, Lars Amundsen, Dale-Lichtenstein, Victor Frankenstein and ‘Manwood’. Click
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