David Feldman and Numisor announce a new partnership

Numisor coin auction


David Feldman and Numisor announce a new partnership to hold joint Numismatic auctions in Geneva, Switzerland

We are very happy to announce that David Feldman SA will be working with Geneva-based coin and bullion dealers, Numisor SA, to provide a trusted sales outlet for our philatelic clients who are also coin collectors or investors.

Numisor SA is a leading numismatic dealer with over 30 years experience in the trade. It serves both retail and professional clients who are looking to buy and sell rare coins, medals, medallions, bullion and bank notes.

The collaboration will formerly commence on September 29, 2015 at 2p.m. (CET) with an initial internet auction of 470 lots of coins and medals from throughout the world. The auction lots, all priced at attractive levels to suit a variety of budgets, can be viewed online on at www.numisor.ch

The auction will take place via David Feldman’s traditional online platform that is familiar to our existing online bidding clients with pre-auction bids also possible for those that cannot take part in the live sale. Note that both forms of bidding will require separate registration with Numisor – client confidentiality is of key importance to both companies and only clients that register with Numisor will be contacted directly by Numisor.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first of many online coin auctions to come, and in Spring 2016 to a first full-service public auction to be held in Geneva. We are pleased to be able to announce this collaboration with Numisor and can now invite you to also consider David Feldman SA as your trusted partner for selling your numismatic treasures !

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@davidfeldman.com


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Visit Our Stand At Autumn Stampex 2015



David Feldman SA will be at the 2015 Autumn Stampex from September 16th to 19th at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London (pictured). Ricky Verra and Tony Banwell will be available to meet you at our regular position on stand 10. Our Head Philatelist Marcus Orsi is unforunately unavailable this time.

We are actively looking for material for our December 7th-11th auction series, and are offering competitive commission rates to anyone who would like to consign. We are particularly looking for scarce and rare single items, specialised and exhibition collections, as well as estate collections from all over the world.

We are also available to respond to any queries you may have about our upcoming sales, the consignment process, the status of any consignment you may have with us or just the philatelic market in general.

The Winter auction series features the following catalogues and specialised sections:

  • GB & British Empire with part 2 of the “Tatiana” collection
  • Hungary 1850-1871 – The “Danube” Collection
  • France & Colonies
  • Europe and Overseas with specialised Persia and Egypt

If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our philatelists at the stand or elsewhere, then please contact us via email or telephone.


Singapore 2015: Day 2

Singapore 2015: David Feldman Stand


The day began with a mild sense of excitement. The President of Singapore was to arrive at the show to take part in the Opening Ceremony. His arrival was preceded by a troop of hand drummers in ceremonial dress before the President accompanied by his Minister, Mr Tay (President of the FIAP) and Mr Tan among others. Click here to view the video. A traditional dance was performed on stage, before the light hearted and slightly cheesy official opening. Each VIP placed “stamps” on to the envelope printed on the back wall before the President cancelled the stamps with an explosion of confetti. I couldn’t stop smiling as I watched on. His walk around the show concluded with a visit to the Court of Honour but unfortunately the mass of people around him didn’t direct him our way.

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Singapore 2015: Day 1

Singapore 2015 Stage Area

For us, the show began the day before the event. I arrived in Singapore at 6am with the Mauritius “Post Office” plate in my bag before meeting up with David at the hotel. We arrived at the exhibition centre next to the fabulous Marina Bay Sands hotel just in time for David to participate at the press conference, where the plate gathered significant interest and attention from the journalists and photographers present. Unfortunately this didn’t transfer to many lines in the press the following day. Meanwhile I constructed our display in the prestigious Court of Honour whilst much of the rest of the exhibition was a hive of activity as stands were still being constructed and things put in place. Only slight hitch was my identity badge which read “Ricky Feldman”. I predicted many conversations to come to explain that I wasn’t David’s son…

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Meet Us at the York Stamp Fair, July 17th-18th 2015

York Racecourse

Our philatelist Ricky Verra will be at the York Racecourse Stamp and Coin Fair on July 17th-18th at our regular position on stand 12 (see map adjacent).

For more information including directions, please see the official website.

If you are thinking of selling your stamp collection at auction in the near or distant future, then he would be delighted to talk to you to answer any questions or offer advice.

Ricky has attended this show twice a year for the past 5 years and will continue to do so. So should you wish to take advantage of the many benefits of offering your collection with David Feldman SA in Geneva, then he will be on hand when you are ready.

For those thinking of sooner rather than later, we will have part 2 of the “Tatiana” collection of British Empire in December. Part 1 last month produced astonishing results, smashing any preconceptions that London is the only place to offer this material. We will even be holding the auction in British Sterling, so there’s no conversion rate to worry about.


Outstanding results for our Summer auction

Australia stamp
David Feldman SA Summer Auction – June 22 to 25, 2015
Four intensive auction days, over 800 bidders, over 2,800 lots sold and over CHF 5 Million in sales achieved for our vendors
The first two days of our auction week were dedicated to All World with a very strong selection of France & Colonies. The quality of the stamps, covers and extensive selection of fresh collections and estates has again attracted the interest of collectors and dealers from all over the world. “When you can combine exceptional items with fresh collections you should get great results! The French classic philately is strong!” said Gaël Caron, our French specialist.

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Auction Viewing in London

Adam House

On June 18th and 19th, we will be taking all the single lots and selected large lots from our British Empire auction for a special viewing in London, at Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, The Strand.

Held in the Bacchus room, we will be able to accommodate up to 10 viewers at a time between 9am and 5pm. All those wishing to attend are recommended to bring their own catalogue as we will have few to offer at the viewing.

The British Empire auction featuring the Tatiana collection will be offered on June 24th and 25th. With over 1’900 lots it is the largest offering of British Empire we have had the pleasure to offer since our auction of the David Melat collection in 1986.

We hope to see you there.

The “Primitives“: USA Postmaster Provisionals

Blue Boy

The Unique “Blue Boy”

Alexandria, VA Provisional Issue

Postmaster Daniel Bryan

Sometime around 1846 (date of the earliest known use of the Alexandrias), postmaster Daniel Bryan (who held that office from 1821 to 1853) was responsible for a typeset issue of 5 cent adhesives in two types, and printed on buff and on blue papers. Of the buff papers, two covers are known with Type I and three with Type II. The only blue paper stamp, the famous “Blue Boy” cover, bears Type I. In addition, there is one Type I on Buff off cover (and one of the Type IIs was separated from its cover).

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Europhilex London 2015 Report


Last week saw the largest stamp exhibition in the United Kingdom since 2010, and it was clear to all who attended what an unmitigated success it was. With reports that the attendance was over 15’000 people, I have an excuse for not doing my usual daily updates for this International Exhibition! People came from all over the world, with many familiar faces including some who had known David and Marcus for over 30 years, and plenty who we met for the first time.

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Research: A Smart Thing to Do


Philatelic collecting is a large spectrum. It begins with a simple accumulation (“Things I Like” or “Stamps from the Mail”), then a targeted accumulation (“World Classic Covers” or “Ships on Stamps”), progressing to a one-of-a-kind collection, then a specialised collection. Finally, many collectors make the leap to preparing philatelic exhibits, from the local level all the way to the international (F.I.P.) level, where the Grand Prix is the ultimate challenge.

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The “Bombay” Cover – an Aristocrat of Philately


The “Primitives”: Mauritius “Post Office”

The “Bombay” Cover – an Aristocrat of Philately

There are only six covers recorded with the first, “POST OFFICE” issue, printed one at a time from a small plate of two subjects, one a 1d value, in vermilion, the other a 2d, in blue. Three of the covers are single frankings of the 1d value; one is in the British Library (Tapling Collection), another in the Royal Collection (since 1904). The third, known as the “Ball Envelope,” is ex Kanai, and was sold by this firm in the last decade.

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