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Phillip de Ferrari
Phillip de Ferrari de la Renotière (Ferrary) was a famous stamp collector. His name seems to be spelt in different ways Von Ferrary, De Ferrari etc. He was born on 11th January 1850 and died in 20th May 1917. His intention was to donate his entire collection to the Postal Museum in Berlin, however, his collection was confiscated by the French and auctioned off from 1921 to 1926 in order to pay for war damages after World War I.
Examples from his collection:
Most famous stamp of his collection the 1 c British Guiana stamp.
Inverted head India 4 a stamp
Unsevered Nevis stamp.
Confederate States Goliad 10 c stamp
Confederate States Greenwood stamp on cover.
St.Louis stamp. Image obtained from a Shreves auction, with typical cancel.
Greenville 10 c stamp.
'GOILAD' error (should have been 'GOLIAD').
Confederate stamp of Baton Rouge with wrong inscription 'McCcrmick' ('c' instead of 'o').
British Guiana Cotton Reel with no signature.
British Guiana Auction I; item 33.
British Guiana Auction II, items 260, 272 and 273.
British Guiana Auction I; item 54.
Labuan '6 Cents' on 40 c yellow. Auction V: item 312.
South Australia 4 p blue without '3 PENCE' overprint.
Block of four Saxony stamps.
'Die Ferrary Auktionen' reprint from 1987 Joachim Erhardt, Stuttgart; nice book with many images.