Successful surcharges - Kerstfest stamps at Felzmann
In the 167th auction at Felzmann, a whole foil sheet of the Kerstfest stamps, popular among collectors, was sold again under lot number 6917. The estimate was set at € 10,000, but in the end the sheet was sold for almost twice that amount, for € 18,000. A small article with more details can be found here.
167th auction, lot 6917. 70C "Kerstfest" and "Jul" complete foil sheet with 10 copies of the stamp withdrawn from sale, all except a few destroyed. Estimate: € 10,000 , Surcharge: € 18,000
In the past, at the stamp fair in Essen and on the internet in May 2016, the " unissued" special issue stamp of Deutsche Post with the misprints "Kerstfest" and "Jul" for Christmas 2016 was auctioned off to great fanfare.
The e@uction offered a cancelled "Kerstfest" stamp (lot 12320) as well as a complete foil sheet with ten wet-adhesive stamps of this misprint (lot 12319). Bidders from home and abroad, including the USA and Australia, vied for this unique foil sheet. The surcharge of € 1,500 for the cancelled single stamp on cover was topped by far by the mint foil sheet: the top item was auctioned for the sensational surcharge of € 27,500.
Kerstfest stamps inspire at Felzmann auction house
The "unissued" stamps already delighted the minds of stamp enthusiasts at the 159th Summer Auction. With results of € 1,200 (lot 5703) and € 3,700 (lot 5701), the rare stamps were among the highlights of the auction. Lot 5702 stood out, which started the auction with a starting bid of € 900 and ended up with a surcharge of € 1,500.
Sensationeller Zuschlag für Kerstfest-Folienblatt
The success story of the "Kerstfest" stamps continued impressively in November 2017 in the autumn auction: The highlight of the 160th Felzmann auction was the - as far as we know - currently only foil sheet of the "Kerstfest" stamp withdrawn from sale available on the market, which achieved a top price of € 37,000. Furthermore, a letter with cancelled Kerstfest stamp (lot 5630) achieved a surcharge of € 3,200 as well as a mint single piece (lot 5629) achieved a surcharge of € 3,700. The expectations were exceeded by far and delighted the philatelic friends.
Lot 5628 - Foil sheet Kerstfest stamps
70 C "Kerstfest" and "Jul", complete foil sheet with 10 stamps of the stamp withdrawn from sale, which was destroyed with a few exceptions. The foil sheet offered here, in perfect mint condition, is the second specimen known to us. The first specimen was auctioned on the occasion of our internet auction in May 2017 and subsequently split up by the buyer, photo certificate H.-D. Schlegel BPP "... impeccable". Starting price: 10.000 Euro, surcharge: 37.000 Euro
Lot 5629 - Kerstfest mint single stamp
70 C "Kerstfest" and "Jul", mint specimen of the withdrawn and, except for a few specimens, destroyed Christmas stamp in perfect condition. In mint condition only a few pieces known, photo certificate H.-D. Schlegel BPP "... impeccable". Starting price: 2.000 Euro, surcharge: 3.700 Euro
Lot 5630 Kerstfest Letter
70 C. "Kerstfest" and "Jul", used copy of the stamp withdrawn from sale on very clean cover centre 21 mb 18.11.16 in dewy condition, photo certificate H.-D. Schlegel BPP "... impeccable". Starting price: 1.000 Euro, surcharge: 3.200 Euro
Success story of the Kerstfest brands
The Kerstfest stamps auctioned in the e@uction and public auction of Auktionshaus Felzmann were a success all along the line. A cancelled "Kerstfest" stamp (lot 12320) as well as a complete foil sheet with ten wet-adhesive stamps of this misprint (lot 12319) attracted great attention from visitors and the media alike at the Essen stamp fair. Bidders from home and abroad, including the USA and Australia, vied for this unique foil sheet. One commission agent had two telephone bidders at the same time. The surcharge of € 1,500 for the used single stamp on cover was by far topped by the mint foil sheet: the top item was auctioned for the sensational surcharge of € 27,500.
Ulrich Felzmann, who had already gained some experience with new "unissued" stamps with the famous Audrey Hepburn stamps, which were also withdrawn, already suspected that they would make big waves, but even he had not expected such hype and this surcharge.
Kerstfest foil sheet
e@uction 1014, lot 12319 - starting price: 5.000 Euro, surcharge: 27.500 Euro
Kerstfest stamp used on cover
e@uction 1014, lot 12320 - starting price: 900 Euro, surcharge: 1.500 Euro
Kerstfest stamp unused
Auction 159, Lot 5701 - Starting price: 3.000 Euro, Surcharge 3.700 Euro
Kerstfest stamp used
Auction 159 Lot 5702 - Starting price: 900 Euro, Surcharge: 1.500 Euro
Kerstfest stamp cancelled on letter
Kerstfest on Letter Auction 159, Lot 5703 - Starting price: 1.200 Euro, Surcharge: 1.200 Euro
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