Cape of Good Hope 1853 - 1898
The Besançon Collection
This wonderful collection – built over the last 45 years – will be auctioned by Corinphila in 2018-2019
The ‘Besançon’ collection is a marvellous ‘traditional’ collection of this popular area, with Proofs, issued stamps, large multiples and interspersed throughout with outstanding covers, chosen by the owner both for their rarity and aesthetic appeal.
The collection boasts items from all the great collections previously formed, from Ferrari, Riesco, Hind, Pack, Caspary, Huston, Burrus, Maria de la Queillerie, Sir Maxwell Joseph, Lea and Dale-Lichtenstein, to the more recently formed ‘pseudonym’collections and the outstanding Ad Indusophon Grand Prix collection.
Like the classic France and Australian collections also sold by Corinphila, quality was of paramount importance to ‘Besançon’ and the following pages provide a small extract from this marvellous collection.