The Swiss-based auction house David Feldman has partnered with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – for a “Rarities of the World” charity auction to be held this October.
There are three ways to participate:
- you can consign a rare stamp or cover (the vendor commission will instead be donated to MSF, and consignors can increase their usual vendor commission);
- you can donate a rare stamp or cover (Feldman will forgo charging a vendor commission on items to be sold on behalf of MSF and will offer 25 per cent of its buyer’s premium as an additional donation); and
- you can be a charitable buyer (buyers will have the option of adding an additional five per cent contribution to MSF that will also be matched by Feldman).
Buyers can also choose to purchase a lot and donate it to their local MSF branch as an in-kind gift for a future auction. In this case, Feldman will forgo 50 per cent of its buyer’s premium.
“Should you wish to be part of this important project to help mitigate the impact of the virus, I will be delighted to assist you for all the necessary steps to proceed,” said Bill Schultz, of West Chester, Pa., who recently joined the David Feldman firm as an auction agent for Canada and the United States.
“We are currently searching for consignments, including single items or small assemblies, with a minimum estimated value of €1,000/US$1,000, where David Feldman S.A. will donate the total of the vendor’s commission to MSF.”
For more information about the charity auction, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, visit davidfeldman.com/msf.