03 honegger philatelie ueber uns

Company History

The foundation of the Honegger firm goes back to 1966. Almost simultaneously, specialization in the old, mostly imperforate stamps of Switzerland (1843 to aprx. 1889) took place. In all these years, we were able to build up one of the world's largest stocks in the field of classic Swiss philately. This enables us now to offer you a broad range of the various quality levels and price catagories, which appears very important to us because only in this manner can you select the appropriate items for your collection and you don't need to buy that one single item offered to you. Optimal and competent advice, reliable attention to your collection and mutual trust are our guiding principles.

We have done very well with these in the past and will adhere to them in the future.

In what do we deal?
As has been mentioned, we are concerned exclusively with the classic stamps of Switzerland. Specifically, of course, also with covers and with unused pieces. Particularly the latter category has been seriously neglected during the past decades and today offers interesting buying opportunities. Further focal points with which we are concerned are the Rayons (according to printing stones), the imperforate Seated Helvetia (Strubeli) and the perforated Seated Helvetia. This primarily is the field of the "home area collectors" (=collections of postmarks of one district, one Canton or even only one city).

As of late, we also tend more and more to birthday collections in the field of classic Switzerland. (Here someone collects postmarks or covers with one particular date, such as the birthday of the grandchild, but not of one particular year.)

We conduct a mail-order business and do not maintain a store. Accordingly, personal visits will be strictly by previous appointment.

Should you have any requests or questions on the subject of classic Switzerland or about our firm, feel free to contact us. We are pleased about each personal contact.

Gottfried Honegger