Joseph Hackmey’s exhibit Collection of USA, Classic Issues on cover.
Sold by Private Treaty in 2010 for an unpublished price in excess of US$ 10,000,000

World Records

David Feldman holds several world records over the last 20 years including the most valuable philatelic item, the most valuable stamp and the most valuable large lot ever sold.

  • Joseph Hackmey’s exhibit Collection of USA, Classic Issues on cover.
    Sold by Private Treaty in 2010 for an unpublished price in excess of US$ 10,000,000
  • World Most Valuable Philatelic item, the famous “Bordeaux Cover” of Mauritius.
    Sold in November 1993 for CHF 6,123,750
  • Highest price ever paid for a collection at auction, United Nation Postal Archives. 
    Sold  in 2003 for US$ 3,600,000
  • The World’s greatest first issue single franking, Mauritius The Ball Invitation Envelope.
    Sale by Tender 2006 for an unpublished price in excess of US$ 3,000,000
  • Highest price ever for a postage stamp, the Sweden “Treskilling Yellow” Error of Colour.
    Sold in 1996 for CHF 2,875,000
  • Second highest price ever paid for a British Commonwealth stamp, Mauritius One penny unused.
    Sold in Geneva in 1992 for US$ 1,700,000
  • Highest price ever paid for a russian item, Russian cover.
    Sold in Geneva in 2008 for US$ 1,680,000
  • Highest price ever for a British Commonwealth Stamp, the Mauritius  - Two Penny Blue.
    Sold in 1992 for CHF 1,610,000
  • Highest price ever paid for a Romanian item, Romanian Journal. 
    Sold in 2006 for US$ 1,000,000
  • Highest price ever for an China Cover, China “Large Dragons” Issue Multiple Franking.
    Sold in 2008 for EUR 1,165,125
  • Highest price ever for a U.S Cover, USA Alexandria Virginia Provisional “Blue Boy” cover.
    Sold in 1981 for USD 1,000,000
  • Highest price ever for a Swiss Item, Zurich Cover.
    Sold in 1991 for CHF 805,000
  • Kuldja: 1879 Envelope sent registered from Kuldja to Taganrog (Russia)
    Sold in Geneva for EUR 600,000
  • Highest price ever for a Greek Item, The Solferino Cover.
    Sold in 2002 for CHF 646,250
  • Highest price ever for a Finnish Item, The Fabergé Cover.
    Sold in 1979 for CHF 605,000
  • A world record result for Mongolia, ULYASUTAI: 1916 Envelope sent insured to Peking
    Sold in Geneva in April 2012 for EUR 408,000
  • Highest price ever for a modern issued stamp, a 1948 10 Rupee Mahatma Gandhi stamp of India.
    Sold on May 2011 for EUR 144,000 (US$ 205,000).

 

Recent Outstanding Results

David Feldman prides itself in establishing not only world records but also top prices for both single rarities and entire collections. Below is a list of some of the the most recent results in these catagories.

Stamps & Covers
2013 India 10R Gandhi Service €168’000
2012 Russia/China Kulja cover €600’000
2012 Russia/China Ulyasutai cover €408’000
2012 Russia/China Kobdo cover €384’000
2012 Belgium Cover to Norway €240’000
2012 Russia/China Peking cover €204’000
2012 Thailand Bangkok “B” cover €132’000
2011 India 10R Gandhi Service €144’000
2011 Rhodesia £100 Cherry-Red mint €120’000
2011 Belgium 1849 10c mint strip €240’000
2011 Belgium 1849 10c mint block €162’000
2008 Sweden 4sk block on cover €225’000
2008 Canada 1851 12p mint €156’000
2008 Sweden 36sk rate to England €130’000
2007 Sweden Skilling cover to St.Barts €201’000
2006 Romania Romanian Journal €829’500
2006 Switzerland Geneva 5c mint block of 7 €218’000
2006 Switzerland Basel Dove mint multiple €164’000
2006 Romania Bull’s Head 27p mint €154’000

 
Collections
2011 India Grand Prix Collection €610’000
2010 USA The Hackmey Collection US$10’000’000+
2006 Sarawak Grand Prix Collection €722’850
2005 Egypt The Metliss Collection CHF260’000