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Philipp la Renotière von Ferrary, Herzog von Gallièri in Genua, (January 11, 1850 - May 20, 1917) was a legendary stamp collector, owner of probably the most complete worldwide collection that ever existed, or is likely to exist. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as envelopes (cover)s. ...


He was Duke of Gallièri in Genoa, but used the pseudonym "Ferrary"; his calling card reads "Philipp von Ferrary". Collectors and dealers usually say just "Ferrary". Location within Italy Flag of Genoa Christopher Columbus monument in Piazza Aquaverde Genoa (Italian Genova (jeno-vah), Genoese Zena (zaynah), French Gênes) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of Liguria. ... Calling Card may refer to various object of the same name: Historically, a calling card was used socially to signify a visit made to a house if the occupant were absent; or as an introduction for oneself (to new neighbours as an example) Calling Card (crime) Telephone card This is...


He started collecting in his youth, then inherited a fortune, which he dedicated to the purchase of rare stamps. He lived in Paris, but travelled frequently, meeting with dealers along the way, and often paying them in gold on the spot. The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


Wishing to make his collection accessible to the public, on January 30, 1915 he willed it to the Postmuseum in Berlin, along with annual funds for maintenance. But as a citizen of Austria living in France, World War I put him at risk, and leaving his several hundred albums in the Austrian embassy, he fled to Switzerland, where he soon after died. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


After the war, the French government confiscated Ferrary's collection, claiming it as a war reparation. The massive assemblage was auctioned off between 1921 and 1926, in 14 separate sales, realizing over 25 million francs. Many of the rare stamps of today proudly bear an "ex-Ferrary" in their provenance. 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The provenance of an artifact, commodity, or other object is the place and time of its origin. ...


Notes

  • Note regarding personal names: Herzog is a title, usually translated Duke, not a first or middle name. The female title is Herzogin.

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Philipp von Ferrary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (265 words)
Philip Ferrari de La Renotière, Herzog von Gallièri in Genua, (January 11, 1850 - May 20, 1917) was a legendary stamp collector, owner of probably the most complete worldwide collection that ever existed, or is likely to exist.
He was Duke of Gallièri in Genoa, but used the pseudonym "Ferrary"; his calling card reads "Philipp von Ferrary".
After the war, the French government confiscated Ferrary's collection, claiming it as a war reparation.
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