The family of tobacco-brown Rayons II, part 2

2018/01/15 | Categories: Articles

Resolving the problem of evaluating different color shades present in the tobacco-brown Rayons II concluded last year. Certifier Urs Hermann and the Old Switzerland group within the Swiss Stamp Dealer Association intensified research on the topic, and the conclusions of their first meetings made the Honegger catalog of 2017, where we published a summary of these first results. ...more

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Varieties in red background lines

2018/01/15 | Categories: Articles

As per our current level of knowledge, there is no thorough examination of the colors for the red background lines present on the Zurich stamps. ...more

The great Zurich 6 retouching on the 98th sheet field

2018/01/15 | Categories: Articles

Even after more than 170 years since the issue of the first Zurich stamps there are moments, when widely recognized and acknowledged findings are suddenly challenged. ...more

Link collection towards the preservation of private collecting

2015/07/28 | Categories: Articles, News

The Commissioner for Culture and Media of the German Federal Government is preparing an amendment of the German Act towards the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Kulturgutschutzgesetz; KultgSchG). German news outlets are covering the act’s financial effects on collectors of e.g. valuable paintings. What has hardly been mentioned so far is the fact that all German collectors and dealers specializing in objects starting from EUR 100 (“archaeological objects”) or respectively EUR 2,500 will be affected by the amendment. ...more

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Appeal by “CoinsWeekly” editor-in-chief Ursula Kampmann

2015/07/28 | Categories: Articles, News

We are using a web-based petition to try and demonstrate how many people support private collecting in Germany. After we published the petition online on Tuesday afternoon I sent out an e-mail to some colleagues and friends, and that was when all hell broke loose. Phone calls and e-mails kept flooding in from people thanking us and asking how they could help the cause. This is something we cannot be grateful enough for as my own small network will never manage to collect the 120,000 signatures needed for the German Federal Diet (Bundestag) to attend to the petition’s appeal. ...more

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