A Greek God of Covers

A Greek God of Covers

It isn’t difficult to understand why the Kingdom of Greece, in 1860, decided the head of Hermes would be the most fitting illustration to use on their first postal adhesives.  Whilst in Greek mythology Zeus is the sky and thunder god who rules as king of the gods, and...
New South Wales – The Sydney Views

New South Wales – The Sydney Views

Our June 30th-July 2nd auction series features a strong section of New South Wales from the “Tatiana” collection, including an incredible offering of unused Sydney Views, with many of the stamps having previously passed through the hands of some of the...
The Crown Jewel of China – A Fairytale Cover

The Crown Jewel of China – A Fairytale Cover

Once upon a time, in a faraway-land called China, there lived a Emperor called Guangxu, who wanted to send a Jewel from his Crown to the beautiful Princess ‘Caroline’ who lived in a castle in a place many oceans and lands away called Germany. The Emperor...
A Brief Introduction to Collecting Stamp Boxes

A Brief Introduction to Collecting Stamp Boxes

David Feldman is delighted to present, for the first time in many years, a beautiful collection of nearly 100 stamp boxes in our June 30th-July 2nd 2020 auction series. It includes some particularly rare examples in combination with vesta cases, inkwells, pocket watch...
The Bearded Lady – French Chic or Risqué?

The Bearded Lady – French Chic or Risqué?

Let’s ‘face’ it, none of us are getting to the barbers or beauty salons at the moment. I’ve been hauled up in a house with three ladies for the last four weeks and although it matters little that my male grooming has slipped a grade or two,...
180th Anniversary of the Penny Black

180th Anniversary of the Penny Black

May 6th 2020 was the 180th anniversary of the issue of the famous Penny Black, and of course not forgetting, the Twopenny Blue and the 1d and 2d Mulready stationery envelopes and wrappers. All were valid for use on 6th May 1840, although in the cases of the Penny...