Spink have announced a series of developments aimed at reinforcing the company’s global standing with a particular emphasis on New York.
Following their recent acquisitions of
Investphila in Switzerland and Phila China in Hong Kong, the
company are to expand their New York operation, partially by
relocating their Dallas business to the auction galleries in 57th
Street in New York, where further plans are afoot that have yet to
London is not being left out, with the
appointment of two new divisional heads. Specialist Mike Veissid
will become head of Spink's numismatic division in London, with
overall responsibility for the coins, medals, banknotes, bonds
& shares and books departments, while Guy Croton will take up
the post of head of the philatelic department with immediate
Above: Mike Veissid
Mr Veissid, whose speciality is the bond and
share certificate market, started his numismatic career at
Sotheby's in the early 1970s as a cataloguer and specialist in
coins and banknotes. He later founded Collectors Gallery which was
acquired by Spink in 2007.
Mr Croton began his career at Harmers of
London in 1995, focusing on stamp boxes and British stamps, going
on to join Spink in 2003. The company say he will continue to build
the private treaty business, "which has been expanding at a very
Above: Guy Croton
Meanwhile Tim Hirsch will continue in his
role of managing director of global auctions and will now
concentrate his efforts on worldwide business getting across the
group and client liaison.
Chief executive Olivier Stocker said it was imperative to ensure
the same level of service for clients wherever they were in the
world: "Spink trades on its expertise and its unequivocal knowledge
of specialised collecting areas, as well as the market, which is
central to the company's success. It is therefore crucial to
bolster and build on the very best and then emulate this in other
Spink locations around the globe," he said.
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