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Sold by Private Treaty in 2010 for an unpublished price in excess of US$ 10,000,000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 many philatelic 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.

  • USA Classic Issues on cover exhibition collection of Joseph Hackmey.
    Sold by Private Treaty in 2010 for an unpublished price in excess of US$ 10,000,000
  • The “Bordeaux” cover of Mauritius, held the achievement for the highest price paid for a philatelic item for over 20 years until 2014. Sold in November 1993 for CHF 6,123,750
  • The United Nations Postal Archives, the highest price ever paid for a collection at auction. Sold  in 2003 for US$ 3,600,000
  • The Mauritius Ball Invitation envelope, the World’s greatest first issue single franking, sold by Private Treaty in 2006 for an unpublished price in excess of US$ 3,000,000
  • The Sweden “Treskilling Yellow” error of colour, held the achievement of the highest price ever for a stamp for nearly 20 years. Sold in 1996 for CHF 2,875,000
  • The Russia First Issue combination cover, the highest price ever paid for a Russian item. Sold in Geneva in 2008 for US$ 1,680,000
  • The Mauritius “Post Office” Two Penny Blue, held the achievement of the highest price ever for a British Commonwealth Stamp for over 20 years until 2014. Sold in 1992 for CHF 1,610,000
  • The Romanian Journal, the highest price ever paid for a Romanian item. Sold in 2006 for US$ 1,000,000
  • The China “Large Dragons” cover, the highest price ever for a China item. Sold in 2008 for EUR 1,165,125
  • The USA Alexandria “Blue Boy” cover, the highest price ever for a US Cover. Sold in 1981 for USD 1,000,000
  • The Zurich “Greifensee” cover, the highest price ever for a Swiss Item. Sold in 1991 for CHF 805,000
  • The Kuldja cover, the highest price ever for a cover from a foreign post office abroad. Sold in December 2012 for EUR 600,000
  • The Solferino cover, the highest price ever for a Greek item. Sold in 2002 for CHF 646,250
  • The Fabergé Cover, the highest price ever for a Finnish item. Sold in 1979 for CHF 605,000
  • The Ulyasutai cover, the highest price ever for a Mongolia item. Sold in Geneva in April 2012 for EUR 408,000
  • India 1948 10 Rupee Mahatma Gandhi “Service” stamp, the highest price ever in auction for an Indian stamp. Sold in September 2013 for EUR 168,000

 

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 categories.

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