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Corinphila Auctions

Corinphila Auctions - The oldest stamp auction house in Switzerland

The first Corinphila stamp auction took place in 1925 in Zurich under the name of the founding family of Eduard Luder-Edelmann. Since the «Corporation Internationale de Philatelie» («Corinphila») was established, its professed goal has been to enrich and improve the stamp collections of its worldwide clientele with outstanding philatelic items.

Today, the results achieved at Corinphila auctions can be taken as a point of reference regarding the very best in worldwide philately and as a reflection of the market. The Corinphila auction catalogues are taken as a benchmark in the concept of high-quality auction catalogues.

Based on their expertise of many years’ standing, the Corinphila experts advise their clients on the formation or sale of important collections. They know the rarities in a particular field of collecting as well as the current prices. Excellent contacts with collectors and experts from all over the world support Corinphila’s philatelic experts in their scientific work.

Consignments for Corinphila auctions, which are held regularly, are always welcome – no matter where.


80 years of successful stamp sales - a summary of Corinphila auctions

Many of the most important stamp collections from several generations have found their way to Corinphila. Collections which are assembled by the most famous collectors of their time, including Greece (Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, 1929), Romania (Baron von Rothschild, 1947), Mexico (King Faruk of Egypt, 1955) and more recently, Russia-Zemstvo (Fabergé 1999).

Apart from the collections of such collectors as these, whose names are also important outside the realm of philately, many other world-class collections have been auctioned by Corinphila. They are particulary to their prestigious provenance highly esteemed nowadays. The sourcing to a famous collector is not only a guarantee of the highest quality, but also unites profound research and authority. Dr. Anton Jerger, Edgar Kuphal, Eugenio Gebauer, Herry W.Schaefer, Ludwig Kofler, Henry W. Moser, M. A. Bojanowicz, Peter Brodbeck, Robert M. Gibbs, Gabriel Sanchez, Jacobo Neuburger, Joaquin Galvez, Charles Jewell oder Dr. Hugo Goeggel: Every one of these names will remain important to the collectors of their respective areas.

In our online brochure you'll find a detailed list with a summary of the special and named collections which have been sold by Corinphila since 1925.