tradition and experience in classic philately since 1919
A Series of books presenting the most beautiful Stamp Collections which have been awarded with International Large Gold or Grand Prix.

Vol. 38: Spain 1850 - 1853 • The José Alberto Barreras Barreras Collection

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article number: 388


262 pages, of which 238 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German


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Vol. 37: The Postal History of Brazil 1606-1877 • The Everaldo Santos Collection

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article number: 387


136 pages, of which 111 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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Vol. 36: Colombian Air Mail 1919-1930 • The Dr. Hugo Goeggel Collection

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article number: 383


Dr. Hugo Goeggel tells the story of aviation in Colombia from early 1919 until 1930 with his collection of stamps and covers. This is the period which is regarded as the “golden age” of aviation in Colombia. Over the years Dr. Goeggel has been able to acquire virtually all the philatelic rarities for his collection. All postal activities are documented with covers and stamps. To summarise, one can see that Dr. Hugo Goeggel’s collection of Colombian air mail has reached a level of completeness never previously attained.



286 pages, of which 256 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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Vol. 35: Colombia 1859-1864 • The Dr. Hugo Goeggel Collection

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article number: 382


Up to the present day, the collection of Dr. Hugo Goeggel is probably the most complete and most important collection of the first issues in the history of Colombian philately. The colours used, the lithographic stones, the inverted clichés and the clichés placed by mistake in the incorrect lithographic stones are documented in great detail. In addition, the various cancellations, as well as the extremely rare usages of the early issues of Colombia on letters are included.



156 pages, of which 127 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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Vol. 34: Colombia - Colonial Postal History 1514-1810 • The Dr. Hugo Goeggel Collection

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article number: 381


The collection of Dr. Hugo Goeggel documents the development of the post and the structure of the postal routes with covers from the year 1601 up to the beginning of the wars of independence in 1810. With many postmarks, especially those from smaller post offices, there are the greatest rarities and the earliest known usages. Dr. Hugo Goeggel’s postal history collection of the colonial period of Colombia by probably the most important collection of this exceptional collecting area in the history of Colombian philately.



156 pages, of which 126 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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Vol. 33: Ecuador - The First Issue 1865-1872 • The Dr. Hugo Goeggel Collection

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article number: 380


Dr. Hugo Goeggel documents in great detail the different printings, printing plates and settings, the positions of individual stamps on the sheet, the use of postage stamps on letters. The different postage rates are also explained and the postmarks of various post offices on the postage stamps of the first issue of Ecuador are presented in detail. During his long career as a collector it has been possible for Dr. Hugo Goeggel to acquire almost all the major items in the philately of Ecuador for his collection. Among these are the unique half sheet of the first printing of the Medio Real blue, the largest known blocks on cover, overseas frankings and mixed frankings of different values. Also the only known registered letter of the first issue of Ecuador.



144 pages, of which 116 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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Vol. 32: Brazil - The "Bull's Eye" Stamps of 1843 • The Dr. Hugo Goeggel Collection

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article number: 379


Among the many great collections of Brazilian “Bull’s Eyes” of the past, some of the first generation should be mentioned: Col. Napier, Charles Lathrop Pack, Philip H. Ward, Maurice Burrus, Tevfik Kuyas, Alfred Caspary and Paolo Ayres. The great items from these collections found their way into the next generation of collectors with Koester, Norman S. Hubbard, Mauricio Ferreira, Reynaldo Bruno Pracchia, Everaldo Santos, and Angelo Lima. They all received the highest international awards for their collections. Dr. Hugo Goeggel was in recent decades in the fortunate position to be able to acquire many “key” items of Brazil philately for his collection and so put together perhaps the best Brazil collection of our time.



164 pages, of which 126 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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Vol. 31: Principality Serbia • The Predrag Antic Collection

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article number: 377


The collection of Predrag Antic documents all areas of the postal history and stamps of Serbia, often with the most important existing pieces. Thus, the collection includes the earliest known letter with a disinfection seal of Belgrade during the Austrian occupation of 1739 and the cover from the first day of the opening of the Belgrade post office on 25 May 1900. The seals of the various quarantine stations are extensively represented, letters franked with Austrian stamps and newspapers of the Austrian post office in Belgrade, letters franked with Turkish stamps from the Turkish postal service and prepaid letters of the Danube Steam Navigation company. All newspaper and postage stamps of the Principality of Serbia issued from 1866 are shown in detail with the various printings, perforations and paper types. In regard to letter usages the Predrag Antic collection contains some of the most important items of the collecting area, among others the extremely rare 2 -, 3 -, and 4-colour frankings of the Viennese printing of the first issue of 1866! At the same time used blocks, bisects, perforation varieties, plate varieties and the rarest overseas covers can be found in the collection before and after the accession of the Principality of Serbia to the Universal Postal Union.



186 pages, of which 154 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German


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Vol. 30: Ceylon 1857-1871 • The Kurt Kimmel Collection

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article number: 376


A 6d. stamp was issued in Ceylon as the country’s first postage stamp. It paid the postage rate to Great Britain for ordinary letters. Although the stamps were already printed and ready by 21 July 1855, these were only issued in mid-1857. It was unique for its time that Ceylon ordered stamps and postal stationery for all postage rates and weight steps! A total of 12 postage stamps and 10 postal stationery items were thus issued in the years 1857-59 in Ceylon (except the first 10d postal stationery item issued in 1868). The Ceylon collection of Kurt Kimmel, RDP, shows all the proofs as well as all the catalogued issues, unused and used, early and earliest usages, the largest blocks, all the single frankings and mail usages both inland and overseas. The collection of Kurt Kimmel is at present undoubtedly the most important of the period of 1857-71, which for Ceylon is of particular importance.



192 pages, of which 162 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German


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Vol. 29: Netherlands 1852 - The Bouwe Brandsma Collection

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article number: 373


Bouwe Brandsma dedicates his collection to the first three stamps of the Netherlands. The emergence, printing and usage of the 1852 issue are documented in detail in the collection. The focus is on particularly spectacular and internationally esteemed rarities of Netherlands philately. To do this, Brandsma presents a remarkable collection of overseas letters including rare destinations, also plate studies, postmarks and the various postage rates.



164 pages, of which 138 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and German 


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