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Walter Fuerst Philately
Postfach 103,

Tel +41 (0)26 670 3993
Fax + 41 (0)26 670 3992
About Us:

We are an independent family business, ideally located in the bilingual Murten in Canton Fribourg. There is always a worthwhile bid with us thanks to our very competitive rates. We only charge 17% commission on the hammer price as well as possible delivery charges. There are no other charges or value added tax added.

You have the following convenient payment options:

  • - VISA, MC, AMEX, (3% surcharge will be charged to your total)
  • - PAYPAL ( (3% surcharge will be charged to your total)
  • - Checks (U.S. and CANADA only)
  • - Bank transfers (CHF, EUR, USD)
  • - Mail account (only in Switzerland)
  • - Cash on Delivery/Remboursement (on request/only available in certain Countrys)
  • - Cash payment at the auction or in the domicile with immediate receipt of the Lot

We are pleased to welcome you.

Our specialities:

auction sales with strong selection of stamps from Switzerland

Order and Shipping:

1. The auction is voluntary and public.

2. Every lot is being sold for third persons. The surcharge includes mandatory VAT.

3. The auctioneer reserves the right to exclude individuals from participating in the auction in every way as well as to remove, divide, merge or in case of misunderstandings recall lots.

4. Starting prices are understood as minimum prices in CHF (Swiss Franks).

5.  A surcharge of 15% and shipping fees will be charged on the hammer price. For credit card payments an additional fee of 2% of the total amount (including hammer price, surcharges and shipping fees) will be charged.

6. Lots will be sold to the highest bidder. In the interest of the buyer written bids will be applied in single steps. Should two written bids name the same price the lot will be sold to the first bidder (date of postmark, fax records or e-mail applies).

7. If a lot is won purchase is mandatory. The lots will remain property of WALTER FUERST PHILATELY until the full amount has been paid.

8. Objections must be raised no later than 10 days after handover or shipping. Whenever lots need to be re-examined the buyer will bear the full expense and is still obliged to pay promptly and without delay.

9. Lots cannot be rejected if
- certificates, reports etc are included,
- the auction catalog states faults (hinge, damaged rubber, fractures, dents, etc) or such faults are visible on the lot image (margin, perforation, postmark faults etc),
- the lot has been subject to change,
- the lot consists of three or more stamps.

10. Certificate remarks applied by official Swiss or foreign union examiners are not deemed alterations.

11. If claims are made regarding counterfeits or repairs the bidder is obliged to show proof to such accusations by providing an official report by an authorized examiner within 6 months after the auction.

12. Bids can be made in written form, by fax or e-mail ( Registered customers may also call to register their bids with us.

We accept the following pay options:

VISA-Card, Master/Euro-Card, US-$ Schecks, Überweisung, Paypal

Auction Results at Philasearch:
October 16th 2010
Aussergewöhnlich interessante und wertvolle Sammlungen liegen in unserer 9. Internationalen Briefmarken- und Ansichtskarten-Auktion für Sie bereit. So auch die beliebten, bestens gefüllten Schaubekalben sowie Sammlungen Altdeutschland, Fürstentum Liechtenstein und eine reiche Auswahl von Sammlungen aus der ganzen Welt. Besonders erwähnenswert sind eine hochkarätige Sammlung aus Italien sowie eine umfangreiche Fiume-Sammlung mit vielen äusserst seltenen Überdrucken und Viererblocks. Ansichtskartensammler werden ein feines Angebot aus der Schweiz und der ganzen Welt sowie seltene Belege und Ansichtskarten aus den Gebieten Heimat und Militär finden. Einzellose mit Schwergewicht Schweiz ab Vorphilatelie und Klassik sowie aus Deutschland, Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Österreich und vielen Staaten aus der ganzen Welt werden zu vernünftigen Startpreisen angeboten. Es lohnt sich, an unserer Auktion teilzunehmen ! Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch.
March 18, 2011
Collection  Grenchen
Highlights of the Auction

Switzerland: Strubel, Pro Juventute, Pro Patria,Airmail and varieties.
Diverses: Philatelic Literatur, Asiatica.

An interesting and valueable collection of Strubel and early Airmail coverswill be offered in the 1oth auction.
October 14, 2011
The focus of this auction is:
  • Switzerland: Kantonals, Durheimausgaben, Strubel, Helvetias, Switzerland from 1900, Pro Juventute, Pro Patria, Airmail, Abarten etc.
  • World: European, American and Asian States, Airmail + Zeppelin, Literature, etc.
May 11, 2012
Auction offer with strong selection of issues from Switzerland.
September 28, 2012
Special Sale Russia and Areas including a correspondenz with the office of Zar Nikolaus II.
Covers, Postal Stationery, picture postcards and City-, Ship and Numeral cancelations.
The auction starts with rare Mongolia, airmails and items from the Olympic Games Berlin 1936.
September 28, 2012
Pro Juventute special sale with over 250 lots. Including rare frankings, essays, FDC and cancelations.
April 12th. - 13th 2013
Focus of 15th International stamp auction, 12 - 13 April 2013

Flight letters Collection to Switzerland from Siam, Malaya, Indo-China, Hong Kong and many other Asian countries from 1944 to about the 1956. Including single lots and items, all real used, many censorship letters.

Flight letters Collection from Switzerland in Asian states, from the same period.

Flight letters Collection from Europe to Switzerland and from Switzerland to destinations worldwide.

Zeppelin letters: absolute rarities, some even unique. These beautiful letters are hardly ever offered at auction.

Liechtenstein: single lots and lots, including rarities, which are rarely found in auctions.

Switzerland: airmail, Rayon, Strubel, sitting Helvetia fiber paper (resolution of a collection, all with certificate) as well as offers from all collection areas Switzerland.

Collections: Substantial and qualitatively excellent deals from Switzerland, Europe and overseas.

Exeptional deals can be found in the 15th International stamp auction. The highlight is a beautiful letter from Austria with wonderful four colour franking. This document rested for a entire century in a cardboard box. A similar example is unlikely to exist worldwide. We are proud that we have been entrusted with this world rarity.
December 6th - 7th 2013
Auction with strong section Switzerland.
October 3rd 2014
Dissolution of an unusually rich collection with emphasis on DURHEIM ISSUES (local post office, Poste Locale, Rayon I, II, III). The single lots and covers from this collection are of exceptionally good quality. Also from this collection Strubel, sitting and standing Helvetia.

From the area Swiss Air Mail we are happy to present all flight precursors from 1913, most of them on the official original postcards of the respective air shows.

Many rarities from GERMANY and AUSTRIA EMPIRE.

Items for collectors of the areas LUXEMBOURG, SWEDEN, ITALY YUGOSLAVIA.

Treasures from America, Asia and Australia complement our auction. USA and CHINA feature rarely offered covers and lots.

We can recommend our TOPIC COLLECTIONS including items from many rare collection areas (Antarctica, aircraft carriers, lighthouses, Channel Islands, Russia drifting stations, Alaska Local Post, etc.).
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