Our Autumn Auction series 2022 will be held between December 5th to 9th in Geneva and we are particularly excited to announce the availability of material in this upcoming auction from The Hausman Collection of the World which will be a single-owner featured catalogue. We take a closer look at the material in order to give you an insight of what to expect when this wonderful assemblage of stamps appears in our catalogues later this year.
Opening the pages of this magnificent and unique collection of classic all world stamps and covers, it is clear that each item has been handpicked with the utmost personal attention to quality and detail. It represents a treasure trove of philatelic rarities including superb singles, multiples, varieties, errors, essays, mint and used as well as spectacular usages. In this era of the specialist collector, assemblages of this ilk are rarely seen and it is reminiscent of the old time great collections of the past.
For example, in the Europe pages you are taken from the iconic Moldavian Bull’s Head stamps to the Hungarian inverted Madonna and child, as well as the unmistakably Swiss canton issues of Zurich and Geneva; in short the European section is packed with first issues and the key stamps from every region, representing a man’s lifetime search for the most important and interesting adhesives in the very best condition.
When passing through the Great Britain and British Empire section you notice that as with any classic all world collection the story begins with the Great Britain Penny Black with superb examples on and off cover and mint and rarely seen usages of the Queen Victoria issues, however, the glamour of the British Empire primitive issues from British Guiana and Mauritius feature as well as the famous varieties such as the Jamaica frame inverted and the Gibraltar No Value error. It is a beautiful selection of the scarce and very best quality stamps.
Asia is similarly adored with eye catching singles and multiples. In the Japanese Number #1 issue pair with full margins on cover is indicative of the calibre of items found in the Asian region, as is the renowned India Scinde Dawk in superb condition which is characteristic of the pre-eminence of the material assembled. Studying this section every collector who has endeavoured to acquire such copies in very fine condition will appreciate the diligence that has been needed to obtain such material in abundance. Of course the America region does not disappoint either; the quality of this section is outstanding and includes stunning copies of the USA Benjamin Franklin first issue and the quality extends across the entire continent from Canada down to South America, with singles, large blocks and errors.
In conclusion, the material from this outstanding collection will attract great interest from discerning collectors and buyers, not least because of the quality, scarcity and importance of the pieces that will be available . Further information will be presented in the coming months, however, in the meantime, please put the dates in your calendar so that you won’t miss out on this rare opportunity to acquire top quality classic stamps of the world.