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Austria’s Unique Survivors

Austria’s Unique Survivors

Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I (1830 to 1916) was also the King of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia, and monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He’s a fascinating fellow if you care to dig around in the history files. Not least because quite a few of his closest and...

The Sound of Olympic Music

Right, if we are going to do justice to our Olympic auction, let’s start at the very beginning, which is not to be confused with the lyrics from ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Do-re-mi’, although there’s a ‘long way to run’ given the Olympics are synonymous with the Marathon...
An Incriminating Cover

An Incriminating Cover

Just imagine you’ve received an envelope with a letter inside that would incriminate you and the sender. What would you do? Would you burn it? That seems the most sensible action to take. Burn it and the incriminating cover is gone forever. No need to worry anymore....
The Philatelic Matrix

The Philatelic Matrix

“It seems that you’ve been living two lives. In one life, you’re David Feldman, respectable International Auctioneer. You pay your taxes, and you help your clients buy and sell their prized possessions. The other life is lived in computers, where you carry out every...
Take a Nile Trip

Take a Nile Trip

The best time of year to go on a Nile trip is apparently between October and April. The well informed reckon it’s not too hot then and given that the landscape of Egypt and surrounding areas, apart from the Nile Valley, is quite arid, the climate is similar to...