Auction report: The famous British Guiana stamp collection of John E. Du Pont

Marcus Orsi, chief philatelist at David Feldman, speaking about the record braking auction of British Guiana held in Geneva on June 27, 2014.

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World rarest Airmail ?

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There are many airmail issues that have been offered or sold as “rare.” Examples include the 1925 25c on 10c “Black Honduras” (only 2 reported, one last sold at auction in 1994 for £104,500); the USA 24c “Inverted Jenny” (though…

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Philakorea 2014 – Day 5

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The quietest day of the show so far. The highlight being yet more gifts from the Philakorea staff including the best gift I have ever received at a stamp exhibition. It wasn’t the tooth brush and tooth paste. Nor the…

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Philakorea 2014 – Day 4

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Today was the day that the awards for all the exhibits (except the Championship class) were revealed. There weren’t too many surprises. As always, there were collectors who were disappointed and those that were delighted. David was disappointed to see…

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Philakorea 2014 – Day 3

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Saturday was similar to the day before but with a much greater number of visitors from the general public and no deafening music! So I was pinned behind the stand in case that all important customer came by. However the…

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Philakorea 2014 – Day 2

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Not as busy as the first, Friday allowed myself and David to view the exhibitions we had wanted to see. There were no fewer than four excellent collections of Switzerland for us to study. Three of which were collections of…

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Philakorea 2014 – Day 1

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After an 18 hour journey from Geneva, it was a relief to get through Immigration and Customs to find the Philakorea information stand at Seoul Incheon airport. Their bright orange uniforms brightening up an otherwise miserable looking evening outside. With…

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The du Pont Auction: An Eyewitness Account

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On Friday 27th June 2014, we offered the famous collection of British Guiana from the late John E. du Pont. And at 3pm CET, little did we know that philatelic history was in the making. The day began with the…

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Press article: Off the charts results for Feldman sale

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By Matthew Healey, New York Correspondent Linn’s Stamp News “While Sotheby’s June 17 auction of the legendary British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for almost $9.5 million made headlines around the world, the sale 10 days later of the rest of John…

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Press article: British Guiana 1850 2c stamp auctions with 90% increase in Du Pont sale

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“An 1850-51 2c stamp from British Guiana has seen outstanding results as the remainder of John du Pont’s legendary collection crossed the block at David Feldman on June 27 in Geneva.” Read more at PaulFraser Collectibles: British Guiana 1850 2c stamp auctions…

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