Geneva Autumn Auction Series 2013: Results

Following 9 days of auctions, where we offered an extensive and impressive gathering of stamps, covers and collections from all over the world as well as a specialised focus on key markets, we are very pleased with the results that we have achieved for our clients.

The figures speak for themselves: more than 1,000 buyers purchased 5,000 lots through 250,000 bids, for total realisations topped over CHF 10 million ! In addition to live bidding in the auction room and via the internet, almost 65% of lots had registered pre-auction bids, demonstrating the depth and quality of material on offer and its attractiveness to both our regular buyers as well as a record number of new collectors from all over the world.

The strength of markets like Russia, Egypt and British Commonwealth including India have been confirmed, but we have also noticed a general improvement in more established areas such as France & Colonies. Again, the enormous quantity and quality of collection lots accumulated over the preceding 12 months found willing buyers from the international philatelic business community.

Click here to discover the results and make an offer on the unsold lots.

Outstanding items included:

France: 1871 40c Bordeaux bisect on cover
Price realised: 34 800 EUR

Great Britain: Unique Cancellation removal experiment
Price realised: 46 800 EUR

India: Gandhi 10 Rupee Service Unmounted Mint
Price realised: 168 000 EUR

Russia: Mint Russia number 1 with original gum
Price realised: 28 800 EUR

Poland: 1860 – The unique Rachmanov Cover
Price realised: 66 000 EUR

Togo: 1914 2m blue, from the narrow setting at 2mm apart, tied on fragment by LOME
Price realised: 5 520 EUR

Iraq: 1931 King Faisal 25R violet, superb unmounted mint bottom left corner marginal block of four
Prices realised: 10 800 EUR

Egypt: 1951 Wedding 10m green and red-brown
Price realised: 13 200 EUR