Highlights at the David Feldman Auction

21 Nov 2018  Wed

David Feldman will be auctioning interesting and rare postage stamps from all around the world from 3rd to 7th December in Geneva.

One of the highlights is a complete plate reconstruction of the 1840 1-penny black Queen Victoria stamp with 240 Penny Blacks, which will be offered at an estimated value of £90,000 to £100,000. All stamps feature four margins with a clear Maltese Cross cancellation. The collection includes a strip of six, a block of four, two horizontal pairs, one vertical pair and two stamps with inverted watermarks. The remaining stamps are fine to very fine singles.

A lightly hinged unused 1912 500-rupee red and green King George V stamp on greenish paper watermarked multiple Crown and CA, issued for East Africa and Uganda Protectorates, will be offered at the event along with a 1999 British Philatelic Association certificate. The stamp has a listed market value of $40,000 and is being offered for a presale estimate of £30,000 to £35,000.

Another unique offering is an 1859 folded letter that was mailed from an English merchant in Bogata, Colombia, to his brother in Hamburg. The cover contains five first-issue Colombian stamps namely, 5-centavo and 20c stamp on the front with a Bold “9.” handstamp, a pair of the 20c stamps and one 10c stamp with the same handstamp at the back. All stamps have big margins. The cover also features a British post office Cartagena dated backstamp, a London dated transit marking and a Hamburg Prussian mail dated backstamp. The item is offered along with a 1980 Royal Philatelic Society certificate for an estimated value of €30,000.

A set of three imperforate sheets of Israel’s 1948 Doar Ivri 250-mil, 500m and 1,000m stamps will also be offered. Only three such sheet sets are known today. A special collection of 1865-90 Waterbury, Conn., cancellations is another highlight. The collection contains 123 stamps and 220 covers or cards and it was once owned by Bill Gross.

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