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    Postfach 58
    8032 Zürich

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Terms and Conditions

Corinphila Auktion

Corinphila Auktionen AG: Conditions of Sale

 1. The auction will take place publicly and voluntarily. Participation means acceptance in full of the Terms of Auction, considered as known, of Corinphila Auktionen AG (hereafter referred to as the Auctioneer) by the Purchaser (hereafter also referred to as the Bidder or Buyer).
2. All lots mentioned in the catalogue may be inspected by Bidders before or during the auction. The Bidder will be held responsible for any damage caused during the viewing. The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to deviate from the lotting order, to combine two or more lots or to withdraw any lot from the auction. The estimated prices in the catalogue are not binding. The Auctioneer is also authorized to refuse any person’s attendance at the auction without giving any reason.
3. The lots are described with greatest care and to the best of the Auctioneer’s knowledge. The descriptions do not, however, constitute any particular guarantee. The catalogue illustration prevails as regards the margin, centring, separation and postmark of the stamps. Claims concerning quality and authenticity of single lots must be made immediately by the Buyer being personally present. In the case of written bids for single lots, claims must be made in writing within three days after receipt of the goods. In the case of collections or mixed lots containing two or more stamps which are not described individually, no claims will be accepted regarding quality and authenticity. Complaints must also be refused if the stamps are not returned in the original condition, or if they have been altered afterwards by the Buyer, except in the case of marks made by a recognised expert who is responsible for his errors.
4. The Auctioneer is liable for the authenticity of all single lots sold for a period of 5 years. This guarantee is expressly excluded in respect of collections, accumulations or mixed lots containing more than two stamps which are not described individually - those lots are excluded from any claims. The bidding for single lots which have been certified by an expert denotes the acceptance of the certificate by the Buyer, and in this case the Auctioneer cannot be held liable. If a prospective buyer wishes to bid with an extension on any single lot, the auctioneer must receive notice in writing at least 24 hours prior to the day of the auction; this written notice must give the reason why an extension is required and whose expert opinion is to be sought; the latter must be agreed by the auctioneer. Extensions for expert opinion will normally only be considered for reasons of genuineness or classification; requests for extension for reasons of condition will be decided by the auctioneer on behalf of the vendor prior to the sale. The auctioneer reserves the right to cancel any bid with an extension (notifying the bidder of his action) if in his opinion the item is not as described within the terms of the request for extension. All extensions must be cleared within 20 days of the auction, after which time the right of return is forfeited. Extensions are not granted on mixed lots or collections. All costs and charges for expert opinions are the responsability and liability of the buyers.
5. Any party may participate in an auction as a Purchaser. However, Corinphila reserves the right at its complete discretion to prevent any person entering its premises or attending or participating in its auctions.
6. The lots will be sold to the highest Bidder upon three calls. The Buyer shall pay a commission of 22% added to the hammer price. Bidders are bound to their bids if a subsequent higher bid is invalid or immediately refused by the Auctioneer.
7. The minimum bidding increments are as follows:

up to CHF 200 = CHF 10
from CHF 200 up to CHF 500 = CHF 20
from CHF 500 up to CHF 1’000 = CHF 50
from CHF 1’000 up to CHF 2’000 = CHF 100
from CHF 2’000 up to CHF 5’000 = CHF 200
from CHF 5’000 up to CHF 15’000 = CHF 500
from CHF 15’000 up to CHF 30’000 = CHF 1’000
from CHF 30’000 up to CHF 50’000 = CHF 2’000
from CHF 50’000 up to CHF 150’000 = CHF 5’000
over CHF 150’000 = CHF 10’000

Start prices, bids, hammer prices and invoices exclusively in Swiss Francs (CHF).
Start prices in Euro (EUR) indicated in the catalogues are only for information.
8. Written bids which are higher than the best bid of a Bidder present will be considered carefully and in the Bidder’s interest but without prejudice. Written bids received later than 2 hours before the start of the auction sale session may not be processed. In the case of two or more identical bids, the first bid received will be deemed to be the succesful bid. In case of doubt, disputes or misunderstandings, the lot will be auctioned again. This decision will be made by the Cantonal authority.
9. Upon the fall of the Auctioneer’s hammer, a sales contract is entered into between the Auctioneer and the Bidder. The Buyer is obliged to accept the goods. The risk passes to the Buyer with the fall of the hammer; title of ownership, however, passes to the Buyer only after full payment of the total amount due.
10. The total amount due is payable in Swiss Francs (CHF). Foreign currencies will be accepted to the extent of the amounts credited by a principal Swiss bank; any costs arising from exchange rate differences will be borne by the bidder. In addition to the hammer price including the 22% commission, the Swiss value-added tax (VAT) of 7,7% is payable. VAT is not payable by Buyers from abroad possessing a legal direct export declaration. If Buyers from abroad wish to export the lots themselves, VAT will be debited and refunded upon presentation of the legal export declaration.
11. Payment of lots is due on the day of auction unless the Auctioneer has granted terms of payment of 5 days thereafter. Bidders who do not personally pick-up their lots are obliged to transfer the amount due immediately on receipt of invoice. The handing over of lots can only be claimed after payment in full. Upon delay of payment the Auctioneer reserves the right either to sue the Buyer for payment or to cancel the sales contract without granting any further grace period and to claim for damages (including lost profits) according to article 107-109 CO. If payment is more than 30 days overdue, a surcharge of 5% and interest in the amount of 1% per month will be payable.
12. The lots sold will be forwarded by mail or by other means of transport at the Bidder’s risk and expense.
13. Any Bidders acting on account and behalf of a legal person must submit proof of their representation right (power of attorney, certificate of registration). They are personally liable, especially regarding the obligations entered into during the auction. Bids made for unnamed persons or for persons named later or for not yet legally existing persons cannot be considered.
14. Claims for damages against the Auctioneer for delay, non-performance, positive infringement of contract, fault in breach of contract are not permissible unless the damage was caused deliberately or through gross negligence.
15. The auction will be held under the supervision of the Zurich 8 City Council as participating authority. Neither the Councillor nor his representative nor the City and Council of Zurich are liable for the Auctioneer’s actions.
16. The auction and any subsequent legal relationship are subject to Swiss law. Place of execution and place of juristiction is Zurich 1. The Auctioneer, however, reserves the right to sue the Buyer at his place of residence. Unless any special regulations have been made in these terms of auction, the rules under the decree passed by the Zurich Court of Appeals on actions relating to voluntary public auctions dated 19.12.1979 shall apply.

The Corinphila Organization

Karl Louis: Managing Director

Antoine Clavel: Head of Philately

Walter Brühlmann: Philatelist

Thomas Berger: Philatelist

Gregory C.G. Todd, A.I.E.P.: Philatelic Consultant

Valentino Ferri: Philatelic Consultant

Vesna Kusigerski: Accounts

Dorette Schär, Fabienne Walter, Margit Pfäffli: Secretarial Services

Martin Maeder, Tonya & Thomas Rhein: Catalogue Production and Design

Corinphila Auktionen AG
Wiesenstrasse 8
Postfach 58
8032 Zürich
Phone +41-(0)44-389 91 91
Fax +41-(0)44-389 91 95
e-mail: info@corinphila.ch
Bank account:
UBS, Bahnhofstr. 45, CH-8001 Zurich
IBAN: CH54 0023 0230 3423 3201B
Postal account No.: 80.20219-2 Zurich
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Corinphila Auktion

Auction Results
November 24th - December 2nd, 2023
309th - 320th Corinphila Auction
Philately and Post History from all the World with the focus on Europe, GB and Commonwealth
June 2nd, 3rd & 5th - 9th, 2022
298th - 307th Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
November 28th - December 3rd, 2022
291st - 297th Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
May 27th - June 4th, 2022
284th - 290th Corinphila Auction - The ‘BESANÇON’ Collection
May 27th - June 4th, 2022
284th - 290th Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
November 19th - 20th & 22nd - 26th, 2021
274th - 283th Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
June 07th - 12th, 2021
265th - 273rd Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
January 25th - 30th, 2021
257th - 264th Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
September 7th - 12th, 2020
250th - 256th Corinphila Auction
Significant collection liquidation with numerous world rarities.
December 3rd-7th, 2019
244th - 249th Corinphila Auction
The auction will start Tuesday December 3 through to Saturday December 7, 2019 A wide range of classic material awaits you in five ...
June 11th - 17th, 2019
234th - 243rd Corinphila Auction
A truly exceptional offer of valuable philatelic and postal history material awaits collectors in ten auction catalogues with Switzerland ...
November 26th - December 1st, 2018
227th-233rd Corinphila Auction
A truly exceptional offer of valuable philatelic and postal history material awaits collectors in seven auction catalogues.
May 28th - June 2nd, 2018
222nd-226th Corinphila Auction
World-class Rarities at Corinphila Auctions in Zurich

An ‘Inverted Swan’ from the Australian ...
November 10th - 11th & 22nd & 24th, 2017
218th - 221th Corinphila Auction
Australia- and States, Jack Luder collection, ‘BESANÇON‘ collection, single lots, specialised collections and many more ...
June 7th - 10th, 2017
213th - 217th CORINPHILA Auction

A wide range of classic material awaits you in five catalogues: the international Large Gold winning (2016) collection of  ...

November 24-26, 2016
210th - 212th Corinphila Auction
International auction offer with specialized catalogues France, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
June 15-18, 2016
205th - 209th Corinphila Auction
International Auction with an extensive worldwide offering, including special auctions for Nepal, Bulgaria, France, Switzerland and ...
May 26-30, 2015
196th - 201st Corinphila Auction
Focus on Europe & Overseas, Scandinavia, The Peter A.S. Smith Egypt & Sudan Collection, Thurn & Taxis, Switzerland and ...
November 18th - 22nd. 2014
191th - 195th Corinphila Auction
A large classic selection with high quality collections with Mexico, Peru, Spain, Cuba, Philippines, Denmark, Austria, Romania, Brazil, ...
May 20th - 24th, 2014
186th - 190th Corinphila Auction
Large international auction sale with over 5000 lots, with single lots and collections, Europe and overseas.
September 18-21, 2013
182nd - 185th Corinphila Auction
The Dr. Hugo Goeggel International Large Gold Collections (Part 2):
“Brazil – The Bull’s Eye stamps of 1843&rdquo ...
June 13th 2013
181st Corinphila Auction - Alemany Collection
The Luis Alemany Indarte Collection
BRAZIL BULL’S EYES 1843 – 1854
Discover the ...
February 26th - March 2nd 2013
177th - 180th Corinphila Auction
177. Corinphila Auktion - Europe & Overseas
- The Barry Scott FRPSL collection Imperial Airways Ltd. 1924-1939,
- Saudi ...
April 24-28, 2012
173. - 176. Corinphila Auction Sale
Auction catalogues with rarities from all over the world. The "Severin" collection with the history of the ...
September 6-10, 2011
169. - 172. Corinphila Auction Sale
International auction offer including special catalogs Austria & Italy (including the grand prix collection Silvain Wyler), classic ...
Nov 29 - Dec 04, 2010
165.-168. Corinphila Auction Sale
March 02-06, 2010
161.-164. Corinphila Auction Sale
161-164 Corinphila auction sale including rarities from the collections of Fritz Kirchner (2), special catalogues for Austria, Switzerland ...
June 09-13, 2009
157.-160. Corinphila Auction Sale
157-160 Corinphila auction sale including raritis from the collections of Fritz Kirchner, Klaus Eitner and Thomas Höpfner
Oct 14-18, 2008
154.-156. Corinphila Auction Sale
154-156 Corinphila auction sale including special catalogues for Switzerland and classic Austria. International offer including many ...
April 5-8, 2006
145 Corinphila Stamp Auction Sale
CORINPHILA Stamp Auction Sale with nearly 5000 lots from all philatelic areas. Highlight is the sale of the famous CORINPHILA ...
May 18-21, 2005
143/144 Corinphila Stamp Auction Sale

Corinphila has been honoured to sell by auction the third part of the famous collection of Austria, Hungary, and Lombardy-Venetia ...

January 15, 2005
142 Corinphila Stamp Auction Sale

This sale features over 500 individual lots with a ...
May 15-19, 2004
140-141 Corinphila Stamp Auction Sale
November 8-9, 2003
138th-139th Corinphila Stamp Auction
Abstempelungen Kaiserreich Österreich & Lombardei-Venetien ex Sammlung Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger. Kaiserreich Oesterreich. ...
20th-24th May 2003
136xt Corinphila Stamp Auction Sale
Sale includes:
Scadta & Airmail Colombia
All World Airmail / Luftpost weltweit
European countries A-Z / Overseas countries ...
5-6 April 2003
134th-135th Corinphila Stamp Auction
Kaiserreich Oesterreich Ausgaben 1850-1858
Dir Sammlung "Donau" (Teil 1)

The Sibelius Collection of classic Finland.
6. - 9. June 2002
Corinphila Special Auction Sales 133
133rd. Auction with a large selection of offers from all over the world. Specialised collections include the "Quadriga" Collection of ...
4.-8. October 2001
Corinphila-Stamp Auction Sales 129-131
129. Auction: Austria & Old Italian States, Italy and Colonies
130. Auction: Europe & Overseas incl. Cihangir collection (Part ...