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Posted 06/22/2021   10:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add floortrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anybody ever written a article about his collection ? I am not interested in the two sentences everybody already knows .

Those two sentences are "Most complete worldwide collection ever " and the list of those five valuable stamps he had .

OK we know that, but how was it put together , how many binders ? Any of those album pages are intact ? We know his collection was sold at auction thru 14 catalogs ,are these single stamps or studies on a page ?

Has anybody written about or have access to those catalogs ? I guess I like to known what did he have ? You have to wonder was he a Hoarder or a Philatelist ,people have claim that he was cheated many times with bogus issues ,were they sold at auction too?


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Posted 06/22/2021   11:46 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I seem to recall - perhaps from revcollector - that the APS has a set of the catalogues.
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Posted 06/22/2021   2:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Always hit Wikipedia first: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_von_Ferrary

A bunch of sources/references at the end to chase down.
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Posted 06/22/2021   4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks first place to start will be a trip to State College and the APS Library . Hope to find those auction catalogs of his collection .
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Posted 06/22/2021   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about rather the APRL library in Bellefonte.
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Posted 06/22/2021   6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bellefonte is part of the State College metro area ,besides the Library closes at 5 and more places to get in trouble at night in a college town .
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Posted 06/22/2021   7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The PF has a complete collection of the photos. They are in about 45 three ring binders, each containing about 200 photos, mostly of full pages. It's astounding to see.
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Posted 06/22/2021   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil Bansner has this for sale:


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FERRARI SALES COMPLETE. Ferrari. Auction by Broquelet & Gilbert. Sale date 1921-1925. Sale #1-15. HB in three 1/4 leather volumes with marbeled end papers. With Napier index, addendum to first sale, prices realized and hand pricing in pencil.
Literature #14310 | Price: $2,800.00 | Your Price: $2,380.00


https://www.philbansner.com/philate...-results.htm
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Posted 06/22/2021   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks ROGDCAM..... At $2380.00 he may of purchased them at RUMSEY AUCTIONS Dec 14-17 2020. ,sale 94 were they realized $850.00 .
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Posted 06/22/2021   9:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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State College metro area

I enjoyed a chuckle over that one!

Been to APS/APRL in both State College and Bellefonte quite a number of times over the past 30+ years. Somehow I missed the "metro area" part.
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Posted 06/23/2021   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There does exist a reprint made in Germany of all of the Ferrary sales. The images are quite good as the photos were reprocessed with modern technology. It comes up on E-bay from time to time with an asking price around $200 plus shipping. It is actually better than the original catalogues.

For general information see Bierman's 30 page article in his "The World's Greatest Stamp Collectors" published by Linn's in 1990
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Posted 06/23/2021   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Mysterious Philippe de Ferrari collector, philatelist and philanthropist" by Wolfgang Maassen 2017 (side-by-side French and English) is listed in Leonard Hartmann's stock--may also be available at APRL.
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