The items linked above
represent the highlights of the "Lafayette" collection of the classic
stamps of France. This material was exhibited in BELGICA '99 as well as in New
York in 1996. The ANPHILEX catalog termed the exhibit "the greatest ever
formed of France" and it would be hard to disagree. The collector's goal
was to acquire examples of every known classic era error of France in unused
condition, as well as on cover where they exist. This entailed the acquisition
of all of the eight unique items in the field. The largest reported multiples
and finest known examples were sought. The success of the collection is in the
actual completion of the task in a fashion never before accomplished and almost
certainly never to be surpassed in the future.
am honored to be able to present this collection on the internet. I hope to
reach a larger audience than is possible through other forms of exhibiting.