Frazao Auctions

FRAZAO AUCTIONS is an auction company specializing in philately and was founded in Lisbon in 2023 by Luis Frazao (RDP, FRPSL, AEP) and his son, Marco Frazao.

In 2023 it will hold half-yearly auctions with all types of philatelic material: stamps, letters, postmarks, illustrated postcards, philatelic literature, collections and albums. Specializing in philately from Portugal & Colonies, it also has a strong focus on philately from other countries to meet the preferences of its Portuguese and international clients.

It offers its customers other services such as evaluations and helps in the process of certifying philatelic items.

Luis Frazao

Luis Brito Frazao was born in 1943, in Lisbon. He finished his degree in Physical-Chemical Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in 1965, having continued his academic career in Grenoble, France. In 1971 he took exams for a Doctorate in Physics at the University of Grenoble.

He was a professor at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Lisbon from 1974 to 1979. He abandoned his academic career to take over the management of the family business  Branca de Brito.

He has dedicated part of his time to the study of the postal history of Portugal, Azores and Madeira, and overseas territories, with a special focus on the 17th and late 19th centuries.

He is the author of more than 200 articles on philatelic topics, published in several national and foreign specialized magazines, having also published books ranging from the Post Office of Macau to the Postal History of the City of Oporto.

He received the FEPA Medal for exceptional philatelic study and research, with the publication of his book “Pre-Filatelia Portuguesa. Postmarks used in mainland Portugal in the pre-adhesive era (1799/1853)”, published in 2012.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London (FRPSL), and was invited to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelist (RDP) in 2013.

He sits on the board of directors of the Academie Europeénne de Philatelie (AEP), is a member of the Academie de Belgique, the Royal Hispanica Academy of Philately and Postal History, the Academie de Paris and the Collectors Club of New York.

He is preparing a publication on the Portuguese overseas crown stamps.

Marco Frazao

Born in 1975 and father of 3 children, Marco started working in philately in 2020, during the pandemic. He launched the philatelic project PortugalPhilately, present on Ebay, Delcampe, Hipstamp and other internet sales channels.

He is a manager with 25 years experience in project management and business development, as well as sales, marketing and market analysis in various sectors such as luxury, digital, media and consumer goods.