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.
 

The second part of the sale, on June 24 and 25, presented a wonderful catalogue of British Empire and notably the first part of the Tatiana Collection. These two long days were particularly intense with bidding battles on so many exceptional lots. Clients participating via our online bidding system, those bidding via telephone and of course our valued and resilient room bidders were quick to understand that this was no ordinary auction and were able to keep pace and react to the intense competition for this collection – indeed, for our subsequent auction in December, we can only recommend that our clients bidding via mail also investigate alternate live bidding methods to ensure that they do not come away empty handed.
 
The most exciting moment of the auction came from the offering of the Victoria revenue stamps –- the series of three stamps of £25, £50 and £100 which realised a grand total of £192,000. Such was their rarity, they were as yet unpriced by Stanley Gibbons – a fact that the SG catalogue editor is sure to rectify in their next edition! Other standout areas that attracted considerable interest were the wonderful array of stamps from colonies like Basutoland and Bermuda, through New Guinea and New Zealand, to Nauru, Nyasaland and Southern Rhodesia. 
We therefore have great expectations for the second part of the Tatiana collection which present yet more mint stamps from other colonies.
These outstanding results show that the team at David Feldman can be relied upon to bring fresh and amazing stamp collections to the market, and attain leading prices for the consignors that have entrusted us with exceptional items. If you wish to benefit from our proven access to international markets, the coming months could be an opportune time to consign for our next auction. Contact us today ! 
 
Below is a selection of some of the standout results:

 

Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015

Lot 50277 
Estimate: £4,000
Sold for £48,000 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1886-96 Stamp Duty £25 yellow-green perf.12 1/2 recess printed wmk.33, mint og with complete selvedge, very fine and extremely rare especially with original gum (SG unpriced)

Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015

Lot 50278
Estimate: £7,000
Sold for £48,000 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1886-96 Stamp Duty £50 black-violet wmk.33 perf.12 1/2 recess printed wmk.33, mint og with complete selvedge, very fine and extremely rare especially with original gum (SG unpriced)

Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015

Lot 50279 
Estimate: £7,000
Sold for £96,000 (incl. buyer’s premium)
 
1886-96 Stamp Duty £100 crimson perf.12 1/2 upright wmk.33, mint og with only corner of selvedge missing, very fine and extremely rare especially with original gum, with Kellow stating that only one unused example was known in private hands (SG unpriced)

Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015

Lot 50856 
Estimate: £7,000
Sold for £28,800 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1933 Centenary 1/2d to £1 complete set of twelve in mint nh bottom imprint sheet marginal blocks of four, stunningly fresh and fine for the most popular of all British Empire series, a showpiece set (48)
Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015
Lot 51137 

Estimate: £15,000

Sold for £38,400 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1922-27 Script CA £25 black and red, on chalk-surface paper, mint nh with top control number “1” in sheet marginal single (selvedge has subsequently been separated from the stamp), hinge in margin only, extremely fresh, very fine for the important an popular rarity of George V, showpiece
Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015
Lot 51138 

Estimate: £24,000

Sold for £56,400 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1922-27 Wmk Script CA £50 black and brown, on chalk-surface paper, mint nh with top control number “1” in sheet marginal single, hinge in margin only, extremely fresh, very fine for the important an popular rarity of George V, showpiece
Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015
Lot 51110
Estimate: 15,000
Sold for 28,800 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1912-21 Wmk Multiple Crown CA 500r green and red on green, on chalk-surface paper, mint single, slight hinge remnant, extremely fresh & very fine for this important rarity
Auction Catalogue - All World and collections - June 2015
Lot 50768
Estimate: 8,000
Sold for 24,800 (incl. buyers premium)
 
1912-25 Wmk Multiple Crown CA 1000r purple on red, mint, top left corner marginal with plate number “1” in purple, part original gum disturbed, superb appearance and an extremely rare British Empire high value showpiece