David Feldman International Auctioneers are pleased to offer a specialised catalogue of Saudi Arabia postal history during the June 2019 Auction Series, on June 5th, 2019 at 2pm CET.
The von Uexkull family collection, built up over forty years, was awarded the first International Large Gold Medal ever given for a collection of Saudi Arabia at the WIPA, Vienna, International in 1981. It has since been exhibited in the Collector’s Club New York, Royal Philatelic Society of London, Abu Dhabi (2011, Invitee Class) and formed one of only two collections worldwide awarded a Large Gold Medal at the Doha UPU Congress (2012).
Over the years, von Uexkull sold some items to support his initiatives, the Right Livelihood Award and the World Future Council, but retained most of the rarest items. Many are unique and once formed part of the collection of the Maharajah of Bahwalpur. Von Uexkull is the author of “The Early Postal History of Saudi Arabia” and many of the items offer in this sale are illustrated in the siad book.