David Feldman Stamp Auctions



2015-06-26 10:53:41

David Feldman Stamp Auctions is an international philatelic auction company.



David Feldman Stamp Auctioneers is the world's leading philatelic auction house. The company is owned and chaired by David Feldman, collector, author and auctioneer. Feldman produced the first ever specialised stamp catalogue in 1964 (Stamps of Ireland) and held the first, specialised Irish stamp auction in 1967. He moved to Switzerland in 1973 and there started David Feldman Stamp Auctioneers – the company ran it's first auction in 1976.

The company grew and diversified and introduced 'real time' online bidding auctions in 2000 – the first auction company to do so.

Today David Feldman SA is a truly global company with three main branches – the initial office in Geneva; a Switzerland branch, opened in 2009 and a Hong Kong office, opened in March, 2011.

Services and expertise

Buying through David Feldman SA can be done online, through davidfeldman.com but also in person, via telephone and through absentee bid. There is also the option to buy via the website shop. Some products, such as the Olympic Collections and Bolivian Full Sheets can also be purchased through private treaty.

Sellers have the option to sell through any of these three mediums and David Feldman SA offers Trust and Estate Appraisals which include information and aid given to heirs and Executors. Auctions can be held in several different auction rooms at the same time and are available to bidders in over forty countries.


David Feldman is the world leader for stamps and covers relating to the Olympics, Holy Land Postal History and rarities of the World. He has sold more Grand Prix and Gold Medal recipients collections than any other seller.
Other areas he has a particular interest include Russian and Serbian stamps and covers, selected rarities from Thailand and philatelic items from Great Britain including GB official issues and the Penny Black.

They have sold items from every area of philately including stamps, covers, estates, lots and collections.

Notable sales

David Feldman SA are the holders of more world records than any other philatelic organisation. Some records and notable sales include:

  • 1984 – The Treskilling Yellow – a Swedish stamp with a colour error rarity. Sold for 977,500 Swiss Francs. (CHF). Each subsequent sale has been a world record for highest price for a single postage stamp. It's last sale was by David Feldman in May, 2010 – the exact amount was not disclosed but purchase price was at the least $2.3 million. David Feldman's photo was printed in the Guiness Book of World Records for the 1996 $2.2 million sale.

  • 1993 - The 'Bordeaux Letter' (containing a 1d orange/red stamp from Mauritius and a 2d deep blue post Mauritius post office stamp. Sold for CHF 5,750,000 (Approx. $4 million/£2.64 million). World record for highest price for any philatelic item.

  • 1993 – Mauritius Two Pence blue – sold for $1.4 million.

  • May 19th, 2011 1948 10 Rupee stamp of India featuring Mahatma Gandhi – sold for EUR 144,000 ($205,000). This was a world record price; the highest price ever paid for an Indian stamp.

  • Also in this auction a Grand Prix winners collection of Burmese Indian stamp covers sold for EURO 672,000 . ($957,000)

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