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Corinphila Auctions Ltd. is one of the world's leading auctioneers specialising in first-class stamp auctions. Our discerning international clientele has put its trust in us since 1925.
Corinphila has been honoured to sell by auction the third part of the famous collection of Austria, Hungary, and Lombardy-Venetia formed by the late Dr. Anton Jerger and his wife Elisabeth Jerger of Vienna. This sale with more than 400 individual lots from the ultimate collection of Classic Austrian Empire includes many items untouched since the sales of Baron Rothschild's collection in 1947. Eagerly awaited and anticipated by keen collectors of classic philately this world famous collection features Austrian Empire, Kingdom of Hungary, and Lombardy-Venetia with Stamps and Multiples used and unused from the issues 1850-67, rare Bisects, Multiples and Mixed Frankings (many illustrated in Dr. Jerger's handbooks) including Kreuzer + Soldi on covers, First Day covers, rare Cancellations and Combination covers, Andrew Crosses as well as Tokay rouletted issues. The absolute highlight and a philatelic top gem is the cover franked with the 3 Kreuzer Error of Colour (red instead of green). Many of these important philatelic gems of the highest calibre and in outstanding quality are considered to be the finest known from the Austrian Empire. The provenances of many items can be traced to the wonderful collections formed by such philatelic luminaries as Felix Brunner, Maurice Burrus, Arthur Caspary, Dale-Lichtenstein, King Farouk of Egypt, Baron Ferrari de la Renotière, Marc Fitch, Arthur Hind, Hans Kropf, Josiah K. Lilly, Arthur Linz, Pietro Provera, Dr. Achille Rivolta, and Baron Rothschild from Vienna. This sheltered collection features many items that have not been on the philatelic market for decades, collected over 50 years ago and ever since hidden in the philatelic treasure vault of Dr. Anton Jerger.