David Feldman Persia Including the Khosrow “Joe” Youssefi Collection (Part I) Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dear Collector and Client, We are proud to present another important sale of Persian philately and postal history. This sale includes the first part of a series of sales offering the philatelic estate of the late Khosrow “Joe” Youssefi. Joe, as all his philatelic friends called him, was truly a great philatelist who was generous with his time and knowledge, yet at the same time always willing to learn and acquire more knowledge to be added to is multi-award winning exhibition collections that have won medals both nationally and internationally. Joe’s passion was with the rather primitive Meched issue, which he has managed to put together one of the greatest collections of this rather controversial yet popular collecting area. Additionally, in recent years his attention has turned two his other exhibit collections, those being the study of the Lion stamps and the history of Persia through it’s rebellions, occupations and interventions. However, those three main collections will be the subject of future sales in 2020 and 2021. Now to this sale, there is a good representation with truly something for everyone, with the highlights including the Lion issues, Meched and a wonderful array of Bushire postal history, plus much, much more. Hence, this sale offers to the market a wealth of material and an excellent basis for new collectors of this exciting field to expand their horizons and add to their collections. David Feldman strives for excellence in lotting, presentation and promotion of every major property entrusted to us. We invite you to visit us in person or via the internet to examine and determine those lots which may be of interest to you. We hope the results will be strong throughout the auction, justifying our efforts and pleasing our vendors –but of course, that is up to you, the clients! We wish you success with your bids and satisfaction with your purchases. Geneva, October 2019 Marcus Orsi Chief Philatelist Introduction