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welcome to the rapp auction 2008 It is not by chance that we can present you with such a unique auction offer again, carefully selected for its special quality. We have spared neither trouble nor expense in searching for and acquiring the goods suitable for the auction. However, it is above all due to the hundreds of consignors from all over the world that the customers at the auction, which include both private collectors and dealers, will be spoilt for choice with a particularly extensive range of philately and postal history, fresh on the market. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous consignors for having confidence in our competence, market experience and efficiency. Quality, beauty and rarity are once again the most striking features of our auction range. This is reflected in the particularly lavish design of both volumes of our catalogue. We are convinced that our presentation of rare items and wonderful collections justify their philatelic status. We have also, as always, when compiling our range of individual lots, concentrated on particular items, whose quality, rarity and value speak for themselves. It would have been easy to extend this stock of individual lots to include many more sought-after issues. However, we have foregone this in agreement with our consignors in favor of an unrivalled range of untouched, completely intact collections. We would furthermore like to point out that, for the first time, you can bid live in the Rapp auction via the internet. Why not take advantage of this opportunity, wherever you are, to take part live in our auction - just as if you were there in the auction hall in person. Please follow the corresponding instructions listed elsewhere in the catalogue. A Brief Look at Some of our Auction Highlights Before we present you with our first-class auction range on the following pages, we would like to introduce you to a few particular highlights. From the old Switzerland to the New As a traditional Swiss company, we have always had close links with the postal history and philately of our own country. This time, we are especially pleased to be able to present you with arguably the best offering in Switzerland for many years. This range, presented in a separate catalogue volume, opens with a large number of high-quality individual lots featuring the rarest proofs and essays, some of them unknown until now, and various other specialties, whilst impressive and often specialised quality collections round off the catalogue. The world-class collections «Pilatus» and «La Collection Genève», both of which are worth millions, will, however, provide the highlight of the Switzerland range. These outstanding collections will be offered in the form of more than seven hundred individual lots. The «Pilatus» collection will We are pleased to offer you a very warm welcome to this year’s international Rapp Auction in Wil. Our regular clients will recall our splendid anniversary auction from last year, which was a spectacular success with a total turnover of CHF 18.25 million and countless outstanding individual results. We are proud to announce that our current auction offer for 2008 is just as good as our offer from the previous year. You can therefore count on finding a wide range of exquisite individual lots as well as incredibly extensive collections, lots and bequeathed collections. Just a cursory glance at our auction catalogue, this time produced in two separate volumes, is sure to convince you. 16 | ENGLISH