IBRA News 20.04.2023 – Seven days, ten auction catalogues and the most diverse offering in years – Corinphila auction series in Zurich casts its shadows ahead (2/3 & 5-9 June 2023)

(Zurich/pcp) With the upcoming auction series of auctions 298 to 307, the team of Corinphila from Zurich presents the most extensive and varied offer in years. The auction, originally planned for five days from 5 to 9 June 2023, even had to be extended, so that the “auction week” will already start on Friday and Saturday of the previous week (2/3 June 2023). In the run-up to the announced viewing of all individual lots at the IBRA in Essen, the interest of the consignors was exceptionally high. A total of nine special catalogues and one main catalogue with philately and postal history, including numerous outstanding special items, will be offered in the June auction series in Zurich.

Top collections and philatelic treasures from Europe to overseas – international philately that inspires
Rarely has an auction programme shone with such a variety of top-quality collections and individual lots from all continents as in the upcoming Corinphila auction series. Part 2 of the sale of the incomparable collection “Australian States and Commonwealth of Australia – the DUBOIS Collection” again presents valuable rarities from “Down Under”, to start with one of the most “distant” collecting areas. By the way, lovers of Australian philately can also look forward to two other collections – “Australian States unused” by Peter Campbell (Part 1) and “Australia – George V’s reign” by Steve Butcher – which will be proclaimed as special parts of the main catalogue.
For South America, the third and last part “Ecuador 1865 – 1872 – The GUAYAQUIL Collection” will be launched, an outstanding collection of the first issue of Ecuador with one of the key pieces of the field: a 36 souvenir sheet of the 4 Reales stamp, which could be assigned to the Philippe von Ferrary Collection (1925) after extensive provenance research was completed. After the extraordinary success of the first part in June last year, the eagerly awaited second part, “British West Africa” from the ‘BESANCON’ collection, is now being called out, focusing on Gambia as well as the provisional overprints of the Nigerian “Oil Rivers Protectorate”.
The collection “Chateau du Soudun” comprises two collections, Great Britain and St. Lucia”, whose lots were collected under the highest standards and captivate by their exceptional freshness and quality. The Great Britain collection also stands out with the international large gold collection “Die Stahltiefdruck-Ausgaben 1840-1870” by Ake Rietz. The guiding theme of this collection was to tell the story of the invention of the postage stamp from the “One Penny Black” and its blue sister “Two Pence Blue” of 1840 to all those successor issues produced by the leading printer in the world at the time: Perkins Bacon & Co. of London. Besides uncancelled and cancelled units, covers with high frankings and rare postmarks are offered. The top item is a block of four of the unissued One Penny Black stamp with the letters ‘V’ and ‘R’ in the upper corner squares, whose provenance can be traced back to 1899 and already enriched the collection of the Earl of Crawford (1911).
The “philatelic arc” from South America to Europe is once again spanned by the selection of lots from the estate of engineer Pietro Provera. Collectors can expect a magnificent compilation of almost exclusively rare covers from various European collecting areas as well as from South and Central America. The second part of the Waldviertel collection with valuable offerings from Austria and Lombardy-Venetia offers especially interesting pieces from a postal history point of view.
The second part of the “Zeppelin” collection from the unique philatelic estate of the entrepreneur Erivan Haub is also eagerly awaited. One of the highlights from this part of the ERIVAN collection is a spectacular disaster cover of the zeppelin HINDENBURG, which was recovered in 1937 after the crash in Lakehurst. Last but not least, the special catalogue “Switzerland” should be mentioned, which also offers an extremely varied range. The cantonal issues and the international gold medal collection “Ziffermuster 1882-1899” by Dr. James Johnstone are particularly well represented.
The main catalogue “All the World” follows on seamlessly from the diversity offered and presents a high-quality range that has something in store for almost every collector. Especially outstanding are the numerous special parts, including “Nepal Postal History”, the gold medal collection by Robert Wightman, or “Greenland 1721 – 1938”, the extraordinary collection ‘POLARLIGHT’ (Part 1), which was built up over 30 years and is one of the largest existing collections in this field of collecting. Austria stands out with a collection of Prince & Emperor letters from 1500 onwards as well as the 1st issue 1850 from the Habsburg Collection (Part 2). The same applies to a research collection of the newspaper cancel stamps of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia by Anton Theodor Gube and Part 1 of the gold medal collection “Hungarian Post Offices in Romania” by Dr. Geza Homonnay, to name only selected examples.

Viewing lots at IBRA 2023 – complete offer on the Internet
Visitors to IBRA 2023 in Essen (25-28 May 2023) can view all the individual lots of the June auction at Corinphila’s large joint stand. The team is looking forward to many interesting technical discussions.
The entire auction offer will be available from the end of April at www.corinphila.ch in the online catalogue with several tens of thousands of images, including numerous collections and lots. Participation in the auction is possible from the comfort of your own home via the tried and tested online live bidding system. It is worth registering in good time.

For further information, please contact: Corinphila Auktionen AG, Wiesenstrasse 8, 8032 Zurich/Switzerland, phone: + 41 (0)44 389 91 91, fax + 41 (0)44 389 91 95, e-mail: info[at]corinphila.ch