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Lot 1291
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Bavaria, 1849, 1kr gray black, plate I (Scott 1), unused without gum, large balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Michel 1 I a; €600 ($640).
Scott $1,000 for o.g.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1292

German States: Prussia, 1850, 6pf red orange (Scott 2), part sheet of 70 with left, right and top selvage, o.g., never hinged, fresh color; light gum soaks make watermark visible on front, small surface flaw between positions 11/21, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel 1; €7,700 as hinged singles ($8,210).
Scott $6,300 as hinged singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1293

Germany, 1872, Small Shield, 3kr rose (Scott 9), o.g.; slightly light color in top margin "due to the paper structure" according to the accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 Sommer certificate noting "original strong color".
Michel 9; €2,400 ($2,560).
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1294

Germany, 1872, Numeral, 10gr gray (Scott 12), pen-canceled and tied, along with two 2g Large Shields (18), by Berlin c.d.s.s, Dec 18, on the back of a registered cover to Oldenburg; slight worm damage at bottom of front, Fine.
Michel 12.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 1295

Germany, 1872, Large Shield, 2gr ultramarine (Scott 18), block of 40 with right sheet margin selvage, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh; some weak perfs and slight separation at bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 20; €4,000 as singles ($4,260).
Scott $3,000 as singles.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1296

Germany, 1872, Large Shield, 2½gr orange brown (Scott 19), o.g., hinge remnant, fresh and virtually perfectly centered; few slightly short perfs at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2006 Brugger certificate.
Michel 21a; €2,600 ($2,770).
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1297
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Germany, 1874, Large Shield, 2½gr on 2½gr brown (Scott 27), block of 4, o.g., bottom stamps never hinged, small hinge remnant at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 29; €340 as singles ($360).
Scott $260 as singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1298
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Germany, 1874, Large Shield, 9kr on 9kr brown (Scott 28), horizontal block of 10, o.g., never hinged except 2nd stamp in top row, bright color; two left stamps with minor gum tones, 2nd top stamp with barely noticeable black ink mark, centered well bottom, about Fine, with 2000 Sommer certificate.
Michel 30; €2,200 as singles ($2,340).
Scott $1,700 as singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1299

Germany, 1875, Numeral, 2m purple (Scott 36a), o.g., lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh; tiny shallow thin hidden under slight gum redistribution, Fine, A rare early shade., up-signed Bühler.
Michel 37a; €2,500 ($2,660).
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1300

Germany, 1892, Imperial Eagle, 20pf ultramarine (Scott 49), tied by boxed AUS WESTAFRIKA (from West Africa) postmark on an 1891 cover to Frankfurt, Germany, manuscript "Dampfer Gretchen Bohlen" steamship marking, backstamped Hamburg and Frankfurt, Fine to Very Fine, a nice colonial issue, possibly from a steamer off of Cameroun.
Michel 48d.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1301
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Germany, 1900, 1m brownish carmine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 62 var.), o.g., very lightly hinged, fresh and well centered, Extremely Fine, with 1998 Oeschner certificate.
Michel 63b SP.
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1302

Germany, 1900, 5m slate & carmine, type II (Scott 65A), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Very Fine, with 2004 Sismondo certificate.
Michel 66 II; €1,800 ($1,920).
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1303

Germany, 1901, 3pf on half of 5pf green (Scott 65B), tied on piece by K.D. "Marine Schiffspost No. 1" c.d.s., 23 Apr 1901; faint vertical crease to piece not affecting stamp, Very Fine, signed Köhler & Thier, with 1989 Bothe certificate.
Michel 67; €10,000 ($10,660).
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT 20TH CENTURY RARITY.
Realized $5,700.
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Lot 1304
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Germany, 1920, 3m black violet, watermarked circles (Scott 102), canceled several blurry c.d.s.s, well centered, Very Fine, signed Calves, Livingston & one other.
Michel 98 B II a W; €5,000 ($5,330).
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

A rare, totally sound used example of this seldom seen variety, a stamp that was inadvertently printed on paper intended only for revenue stamps. It is believed to have been distributed to only about 20 Post Offices throughout Germany.

Realized $2,520.
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Lot 1305

Germany, 1930, IPOSTA & 1935, OSTROPA souvenir sheets (Scott B33, B68), first o.g., second without gum as cataloged; each with a small edge flaw, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel Blocks 1, 3; €1,650 ($1,760).
Scott $1,315.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1306

Germany, 1930, block from IPOSTA souvenir sheet (Michel Block 1 var.), tied by Berlin IPOSTA commemorative cancel on registered cover to Potsdam, Very Fine.
Scott B33 var.; $470.
Michel €670 ($710).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $96.
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Lot 1307

Germany, 1933, Nothilfe souvenir sheet (Scott B58), o.g., very lightly hinged (stamps never hinged); couple small, very faint tone spots in upper left margin, Very Fine.
Michel Block 2; €1,800 ($1,920).
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1308
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Germany, 1933, Nothilfe souvenir sheet (Scott B58), canceled Nuremberg Nazi Party Day c.d.s.s, 16 Sep 1935, bright and fresh, neatly reduced to 157 x 117 mm; stamps partly separated, Very Fine.
Michel Block 2; €2,000 as used singles ($2,130).
Scott $1,600 as used singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1309

Germany, 1935, OSTROPA souvenir sheet (Scott B68), used with commemorative cancels on an oversize registered cover to New York; backstamped; some typical gum toning and browning around the edges of the souvenir sheet, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel Block 3; €1,100 ($1,170).
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1310
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Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912 Bork-Brück, perf 12 (Michel 1 A), unused without gum, Fine. Only 1000 were printed.
Michel €650 for o.g. ($690).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1311
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Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 10pf & 20pf "E. EL. P" overprint (Scott CL5-CL6), o.g., 10pf lightly hinged, 20pf never hinged, remarkably fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel V-VI; €1,350 ($1,440).
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1312
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Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 10pf Gotha-Erfurt (Michel 5), canceled by signature of E. Schlegel, director of the Herzog Karl Edward Flight School, also with a partial Erfurt c.d.s., Very Fine.
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1313

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, Ferdinand von Hiddessen, autographed "F. Hiddessen" on reverse of an orange "Gelber Hund" card franked with a 1m "Gelber Hund" and a 5pf Germania canceled Darmstadt, 19 June; pre-printed address for the committee offices in Mainz, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 1314

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, Georg Aug. Walter's Druckerei, blue press-printed ad promoting the firm's printing headed "The first advertisement in the world carried by airpost" on Official card franked with 20pf Semi-Official Airmail and 5pf Germania canceled Mainz, 12 June; minor creases, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1315
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Germany, Airmail, 1930, 2m-4m So. America Flight Zeppelins complete (Scott C38-C39), 2m with horizontal watermark, neat corner cancels, Very Fine.
Michel 438Y, 439X; €800 ($850).
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $204.
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Lot 1316
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Germany, Airmail, 1930, 2m-4m So. America Flight Zeppelins complete (Scott C38-C39), neatly canceled; 2m with a small, light internal wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine.
Michel 438X-439X; €900 ($960).
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 1317

Germany, Airmail, 1931, 1m-4m Polar Flight Zeppelins complete (Scott C40-C42), tied by Friedrichshafen c.d.s.s, 24 Jul 1931, on picture postcard flown Friedrichshafen to the Icebreaker Malyguin, red flight cachet and Malyguin receiver, Very Fine.
Michel 456-458; €1,500 ($1,600).
Scott $1,185.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $570.
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Lot 1318

Germany, Railroad Official Business Frank, 1874, black on yellow, o.g., lightly hinged, bright and fresh with large balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Michel I.
Michel €750 ($800).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1319

German Offices in China, 1894, Forerunners, Germany 10pf medium carmine red & 50pf lilac brown (Michel V 47c(a), V 50c), tied by Shanghai c.d.s.s, 22 Dec 1894, on a pre-printed return envelope to the Basler Fire Insurance Co. in Basel, Switzerland; backstamped Basel (27 Jan 1895), Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 R. Steuer certificate identifying the 10pf as Michel 47ca, the scarcer shade.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 1320

German Offices in China, 1897, Forerunners, Germany 2m (strip of 5), 5pf and 50pf (Michel V37, V46, V50), tied by Shanghai c.d.s.'s on part of a parcel tag, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1321

German Offices in China, 1901, Boxer Rebellion Field Telegrams to Major von Madai in Peking, two telegrams and the original telegram message sheet (Taku Station), with German "best wishes" message, one registered with K.D.FELDPOSTEXPED / DES / OSTASIATISCHEN / EXPEDITIONSCORPS postmark, PEKING / DEUTSCHE POST 25.4.01 backstamp; also a copy of a portrait of the major and a long description (in German), Very Fine, an extremely rare and wonderful Boxer Rebellion item.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1322

German Offices in China, 1901, Boxer Rebellion cover from Peking to Germany, U.S. 1¢ green (279) tied by barred ellipse on cover postmarked "Peking, China/ U.S.Mil.Postal Sta." c.d.s., Apr 4, 1901, and German "K.D. Feldpoststation No. 2" c.d.s. (Apr 6), with faint purple German unit handstamp; backstamped Nörten (May 21); vertical file fold and stain at lower left, Fine and rare.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1323

German Offices in China, 1901, Boxer Rebellion Feldpost card to Germany, China 1c postal card canceled bilingual Peking oval, 28 Jan 1901 and postmarked K.D. Feldpoststation No. 2, 11 Mar with Neuss, Germany receiver (23 Apr) at lower left, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 1324

German Offices in China, 1901, 5m slate & carmine, type I with only the white retouched (Scott 36b var.), o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Michel 27 IV.
Michel €1,100 ($1,170).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1325

German Offices in China, 1900, Foochow provisional 5pf surcharge on 10pf carmine with 56° overprint (Scott 16), a choice mint single with interpane selvage at the bottom, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and well centered, Very Fine, signed Pfenninger & Willmann, with 1996 Fischer/Hartung (PFH) certificate.
Michel 7 II; €1,400 ($1,490).
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1326

German Offices in China, 1900, Tientsin provisional overprint on Germania, 80pf lake & black on rose (Michel 14), o.g., fresh mint, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare stamp, signed Holcombe and others with accompanying 1990 Holcombe photo certificate.
Scott 23; $4,750.
Michel €6,000 ($6,400).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,520.
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Lot 1327
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German Offices in China, 1900, Boxer Rebellion usage of Kiautschau, 80pf lake & black on rose (Michel P VI i), neat PEKING / DEUTSCHE POST 8.6.01 postmark, Very Fine.
Michel €1,600 ($1,710).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1328
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German Offices in China, 1900, Boxer Rebellion usage of Kiautschau, 3pf to 20pf (Michel P VI a-d), 10pf canceled Tongku, others Peking; 20pf with slightly short perf at upper left (noted on certificate), otherwise Very Fine, 3pf & 5pf signed Bothe, 10pf Kilian, 20pf with Steuer cert.
Michel €1,620 ($1,730).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1329
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German Offices in China, 1900, Boxer Rebellion usage of Kiautschau, 3m black violet (Michel P VI m), canceled Feldpost Sta. No. 2 (Peking), fresh and well centered; light pressed vertical crease at left, Very Fine, signed Bothe BPP.
Michel €3,800 ($4,050).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1330
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German Offices in China, 1900, Boxer Rebellion usage of Kiautschau, 3m black violet, very fresh (cleaned), Very Fine, with 2000 Steuer and 1996 Bühler certificates.
Michel P VI m; €3,800 ($4,050).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1331
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German Offices in China, 1901, "Reichspost", 5m slate & carmine, type I, only white retouched (Michel 27 IV), canceled "HA…", 26 Mar 1902, Very Fine, signed Kilian BPP.
Scott 36b var.
Michel €800 ($850).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1332

German Offices in Morocco, 1906, Germania, 10c on 10pf (vertical pair) and 30c on 25pf (Michel 36, 38), used on neat registered cover from Casablanca to Frankfurt, Germany; backstamped, Very Fine.
Scott 35, 37.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1333

German Offices in Morocco, 1911, Germania, 1p on 80pf lake & black on rose (Michel 42), tied by Fez postmark on 1911 registered cover to Germany, forwarded within Germany; 2 backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott 41; $525.
Michel €700 ($750).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 1334
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German Offices in Morocco, 1900, 6p25c on 5m slate & carmine, type I, not retouched (Michel 19 I), canceled partial Tanger c.d.s., Very Fine and rare, signed Pauligk, with 2005 T. Hartung certificate.
Scott 19; $1,325.
Michel €1,800 ($1,920).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1335

German Offices in Morocco, 1905, 1p25c on 1m & 3p75c on 3m, 26x17 perforation holes (Scott 29, 31 vars.), sheet margin singles, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, 3p75c with 1996 PFH certificate.
Michel 30 A, 32 A.
Michel €860 ($920).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1336

German Offices in Morocco, 1906-11, watermarked 1p25c, 2p50c & 6p25c surcharges (Scott 42-44), 6p25c with corner sheet margin, 2p50c with top sheet margin, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Fine to Very Fine, 1p25c signed Bothe, 6p25c Pauligk.
Scott $230 for hinged. Michel 43-45.
Michel €860 ($920).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1337
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German Offices in Morocco, 1905, four different high values (Michel 33A, 55, 57, 58), unwatermarked 6p25c on 5m canceled Rabat, 26 Oct 1905 (signed Bothe BPP); "Marokko" overprints: 1p25c on 1m & 3p75c on 3m tied together on piece by Meknes c.d.s., 11 Oct 1912 (signed Bothe BPP) and 6p25c on 5m canceled Marakesch, 9 Nov 1913, Very Fine.
Scott 32, 54, 55, 57; $815.
Michel €1,020 ($1,090).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1338

German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1872, Forerunners, Germany Large Shield, 2gr blue and 2½gr orange (Michel V 20, V 21), tied by Constantinople postmarks on an 1874 folded letter to Marseille, France; backstamped; M. Colmar & Co. forwarder's handstamp, manuscript "via Varna", Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 Sommer certificate.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 1339
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German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1899, Forerunner, Germany Numeral, 2m reddish carmine (Michel V 37f), canceled Constantinople c.d.s., 1 Apr 1899, Very Fine, with 2011 Jäschke-Lantelme certificate noting a faint horizontal bend that should be considered normal due to the nature of the paper and should not detract.
Michel €2,000 ($2,130).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1340

German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1900, "Reichspost", 25pi on 5m slate & carmine, type II (Michel 23 II), tied by neat Constantinople postmark on a 1902 registered cover to Hannover, Germany (backstamped); multiple fancy seals on the reverse; minor cover edge wear, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 24B; $750.
Michel €800 ($850).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1341

German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1903, "Reichspost", 25pi on 5m slate & carmine, surcharge type II (Michel 23 II), neatly tied by Constantinople postmark on a 1905 registered cover to Munich, Germany; 2 Munich backstamps; light vertical file fold at right (not affecting the 5m), otherwise Very Fine.
Scott 30.
Michel €800 ($850).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1342
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German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1904, "Reichspost", 10pi on 2m type I & 25pi on 5m type II, surcharge type II (Michel 21 II/I, 23 II), canceled Beirut & Constantinople, respectively, 25pi signed Bothe & Jäschke-L BPP, 10pi with 2008 Jäschke-Lantelme certificate.
Scott 29-30; $785.
Michel €1,040 ($1,110).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1343
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German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1902-04, Germania "Reichspost" Issue, 10pa-25pi complete, surcharge type II (Scott 25-30), including both types of the 10pi on 2m, o.g., 1pi, 5pi & 10pi type I are never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, all but the 1pi are signed.
Michel 12 II-23 IV + 21 II/II; €1,910 ($2,040).
Scott $1,257+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1344
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German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1905, 10pa-25pi surcharged complete (Scott 31-42), o.g., all but the 1¼pi & 5pi are never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, most signed Hollmann, 25pi with 1996 Hollmann certificate as Michel 35a.
Michel 24-35; €1,360 ($1,450).
Scott $1,189.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1345
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German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1905-13, 10pa-25pi surcharges complete (Scott 43-54), including both shades of the 15pi on 3m & 25pi on 5m, o.g., never hinged but Mi. 46a & 47a, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 36-47; €950 ($1,010).
Scott $860.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1346

German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1912, 2½pi on 50pf purple & black on orange white (Scott 49 var.), o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine, . A rare stamp, signed Bothe & Hollmann BPP.
Michel 42 y.
Michel €650 ($690).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1347

German Colonies: Caroline Islands, 1899, Imperial Eagle, 3pf-50pf complete, 48° overprints (Scott 1a-6a), o.g. (5pf large h.r.), Fine to Very Fine, 3pf signed Bothe, Reddersen, 5pf Thier, 25pf & 50pf Dr. Lant.
Michel 1 I-6 I; €4,000 ($4,260).
Scott $4,930.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

A very rare set; only 4,000 each of the 3pf, 5pf & 50pf were issued, and just 2,000 of the 25pf.

Realized $2,400.
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Lot 1348

German Colonies: Caroline Islands, 1901, Kaiser's Yacht, 5m slate & carmine (Scott 19), bottom sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Very Fine.
Michel 19; €600 ($640).
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1349
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German Colonies: Caroline Islands, 1910, Ponape Provisional, 5pf on 3pf brown (Scott 20), canceled Ponape c.d.s., 12 Jul, Very Fine. An excellent example of this rare provisional, only 500 of which were issued , signed Bothe & Pfenninger.
Michel 7 Pv; €3,500 used on piece ($3,730).
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1350

German Colonies: Caroline Islands, 1910, Ponape Provisional, 5pf on 3pf brown (Scott 20), tied by Ponape c.d.s., 12 Jul 1910 (first day of use) and Imperial Postal Agency Seal on picture postcard (view of Ponape waterfront) to Germany, signed Richter, with 2006 Jäschke-Lantelme certificate.
Michel 7 Pv.
Michel €6,000 ($6,400).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,680.
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Lot 1351

German Colonies: German East Africa, 1898, Forerunner, Germany Numeral, 2m dark carmine, block of 10, used with overprinted 20pf Imperial Eagle (Mi. 9), all tied by Dar-Es-Salam 1898 postmarks on small piece; trivial margin flaw at top right, Fine to Very Fine, a rare mixed issue franking, with 1997 Sommer certificate.
Michel V 37e.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 1352

German Colonies: German East Africa, 1905, registered cover from Morogoro to Halle, Germany during the Maji-Maji Rebellion, franking torn off, with fascinating 40 page letter enclosed from a lieutenant stationed at various places during the uprising, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $168.
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Lot 1353

German Colonies: German East Africa, 1909, 4h postal card, used from Tanga to Berlin, crayon cancelled and marked (in German on the reverse) "via military post"; no backstamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1354

German Colonies: German East Africa, 1915, 4h Postal card to Germany (Michel P 19), canceled Mittellandbahn (Deutsch-Ostafrika) railroad oval, 17 Mar 1915, with Portuguese Lourenço Marques hexagonal datestamp (2 May) struck over violet German Military Censur handstamp; message datelined "Ngevengeve", Very Fine. A very rare usage and routing.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1355
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German Colonies: German East Africa, 1893, 10p on 20pf ultramarine, essay (Michel 4), from the Reichsdruckerei (Reich Printing Works) archive, printed in red overprint instead of black and a smaller font "PESA" overprint with original 16 1/4mm surcharge, overprinted with red "Werthlos" (Worthless) overprints, violet "Abt.I.Mustersamml." handstamp at bottom, unused without gum mounted on archive paper; some light perforation separations and light diagonal crease and selvage creases and creases between center selvage, Fine to Very Fine, rare with only 5 sheets of 100 of a set of five were issued, this might be the last complete sheet of this essay left intact, with 1997 Steuer certificate.
Scott 4.
Michel €70,000 (€350,000 for set of 5) ($74,620).
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $4,800.
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Lot 1356

German East Africa, 1901, 1r, 2r & 3r Yachts (Scott 19-21), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Pauligk.
Michel 19-21b; €475 ($510).
Scott $538.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1357

German Colonies: German New Guinea, 1900, Germany Imperial Eagle postal card, 10pf carmine, used with HERBERTSHOHE postmark, addressed to Berlin, Germany; transit cancel at bottom left but no message and no backstamp. Fresh and clean, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 1358

German Colonies: German New Guinea, 1913, unissued Zeppelin set of two, produced in 1913 for the German-English Zeppelin Expedition to New Guinea, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, extremely scarce, especially n.h.
Sieger I-II; €2,000 ($2,130).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,160.
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Lot 1359

German Colonies: Kiauchau, 1900, 5pfg type 3b surcharge on 10pf carmine, 48° overprint, violet crayon line (Scott 3a var.), Michel's type 3b surcharge is similar to type 3, but with tops of "5" & "P" broken and period very low, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Michel 1 I b var.
Michel €800+ ($850).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1360

German Colonies: Mariana Islands, 1899, 3pf-50pf 48° overprints complete (Scott 11a-16a), o.g. (5pf possibly regummed); the 25pf has a trivial corner perf thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, 3pf signed Dr. Lantelme, 5pf Richter, 20pf Bühler, 25pf Dr. Lantelme, 50pf W. Engel, Richter, the entire set has a clear 2007 R. Steuer certificate.
Michel 1 I-6 I; €12,000 ($12,790).
Scott $10,380.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

An exceedingly rare set—just 1,000 each of the 3pf, 5pf, 25pf & 50pf were issued (and only 5,000 of the 10pf & 20pf).

Realized $2,520.
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Lot 1361

German Colonies: Marshall Islands, 1897, Imperial Eagle, Jaluit printing, 10pf carmine & 20pf ultramarine (Michel 3 I, 4 I), used with a 10pf Yacht and tied by Jaluit c.d.s.s, 10 Aug 1901 on registered cover to Germany bearing a Jaluit registration label; backstamped Oppeln (3 Nov), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 3-4 vars.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1362

German Colonies: Marshall Islands, 1897, Imperial Eagle, 50pf red brown, Berlin printing (Scott 6), tied by JALUIT / MARSHALL INSELN postmark on a 1900 registered cover to Berlin, Germany; backstamped, immaculate, Very Fine.
Michel 6 II; €2,500 ($2,660).
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 1363

German Colonies: Marshall Islands, 1900, Imperial Eagle, 10pf carmine, diagonal bisect (Scott 9a var.), tied by JALUIT 5.12.1900 postmarks on two similar covers, each marked "Drucksache" (printed matter) and addressed to Ponape (backstamped); minor cover edge wear, Fine to Very Fine, philatelic but interesting.
Michel 9 H var.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1364

German Colonies: Marshall Islands, 1899, Imperial Eagle, 50pf red brown (Scott 12), tied by JALUIT / MARSHALL INSELN postmark on 1900 registered cover to Germany; backstamped, Very Fine.
Michel 12.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1365
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German Colonies: Samoa, 1891, Forerunner, Germany Imperial Eagle, 50pf chocolate, horizontal strip of 5, APIA 1891 postmarks, fresh, Very Fine.
Michel V 50b; €2,500 ($2,660).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1366

German Colonies: Samoa, 1892, Forerunner, Germany Imperial Eagle, 50pf chocolate, block of 4, neat central APIA 1892 postmark, fresh and well centered; top left stamp with tiny flaw, otherwise Very Fine, with 1997 Steuer certificate.
Michel V 50b; €600 ($640).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 1367

German WWI Occupation of Libau, 1910, "LIBAU" Emergency overprints in red, 5pf, 15pf, 25pf & 50pf (Scott N2, N3, N5, N6), each tied on piece by Deutsche Feldpost 168 c.d.s., 10 Jan 1910, Very Fine. Quantities issued: 5pf 300, 15pf 400, 25pf 300, and 50pf 200, signed Bûngerz.
Michel 1Bb, 3Bb, 5Bb, 6Bb; €1,060 ($1,130).
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400

All known used examples of these overprints are canceled to order.

Realized $390.
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Lot 1368

German WWI Occupation of Libau, 1910, "LIBAU" Emergency overprint in violet blue, 25pf orange & black (Scott 1N12), tied on piece by Deutsche Feldpost 168 c.d.s., 8 Jan 1910, Very Fine, only 200 were issued, signed Kosack.
Michel 5 B a; €650 ($690).
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1369
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Germany: Marienwerder, 1920, 1m green & brown, imperf between (Michel 11 UMs), horizontal pair, canceled Schroop c.d.s.s, 26 Jun 1920, Fine and rare.
Scott 11 var.
Michel €400 ($430).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 1370

Germany: Memel, 1923, 25c red surcharge on 1000m blue (Michel 221), tied on small piece by Silute c.d.s., 20 Oct 1924, Very Fine, ex Wyer, signed Dr. Petersen BPP.
Scott N111; $400.
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1371

Germany: Memel, 1923, 10c on 25m on 5c & 15c on 1000m on 25c, type III surcharges (Michel 230 III, 231 III), tied together on piece by clear Insterburg - Memel railroad oval, 15 Dec 1923, Very Fine, ex Wyer, signed Dr. Petersen BPP, with his 1977 certificate.
Scott N87, N88 vars.
Michel €1,500 ($1,600).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1372

Germany: Memel, 1923, 60c on 50M on 25c red, overprint variety (Michel 233 var), left margin horizontal strip of 3, eye-catching, with middle and right stamps more or less normal, left stamp one surcharge very light and doubled as well as being shifted, basically omitted, o.g. with green overprint ink on gum, Very Fine, striking and rare--quite possibly unique.
Scott N90 var.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1373

German WWII Occupation of Mährisch-Ostrau, 1939, Liberation overprint on 50h-20k Airmails complete (Michel 20A-27B), 4k is Mi.24Aaa, 20k is 27B, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Mahr BPP and/or Dr. Dub.
Michel €3,200 ($3,410).
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800

A very rare set—only 200 of each value were overprinted.

Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1374

German WWII Occupation of Rumburg, 1939, Liberation overprint on 50h-5k Definitives complete (Michel 1-18), o.g., never hinged; minor album offset on 3k (€20), Fine to Very Fine, also includes two Commemoratives, Mi. 50-51, signed Osper.
Michel €1,187 ($1,260).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1375
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German WWII Occupation of Poland: Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1944, Chaim Rumkowski & Workers, 5 (pf) vermilion & 10 (pf) olive green (Michel I, IIa), without gum as issued, Extremely Fine, signed Gryzewski, Jungjohann BPP.
Michel €1,150 ($1,230).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1376
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German WWII Occupation of Poland: Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1944, Chaim Rumkowski & Workers, 10 (pf) blue green on brownish paper (Michel II bz), without gum as issued, Extremely Fine, signed Gryzewski, Jungjohann BPP.
Michel €700 ($750).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1377
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German WWII Occupation of Poland: Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1944, Chaim Rumkowski & Symbols of Productivity (Michel III-V), sheet margin singles, 10pf o.g., never hinged, others without gum as issued, Extremely Fine.
Michel €300 ($320).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1378
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German World War II Propaganda Issues, 1943, "Murder/Ruin/Monte Cassino" on KGVI forgeries, ½d-3d complete (Michel 9 Ic-14 Ic), without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Michel €1,800 ($1,920).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1379
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German World War II Propaganda Issues, 1943, "Liquidation of Empire" on KGVI forgeries (Michel 9 IV//14 V), collection of 42 stamps (38 different), 35 from the first series (IV) and 7 (no duplicates) from the second (V), mint are without gum as issued (six are "used"), `, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €3,660 ($3,900).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,920.
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Lot 1380
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German World War II Propaganda Issues, 1943, "Liquidation of Empire" on KGVI forgeries (Michel 9 IV//14 IV), a mint and "used" se-tenant pair of each value: ½d Trinidad/ Jamaica & Bermuda/ Bahamas, 1d Hong Kong/ Bermuda & Jamaica/ Barbados, 1½d both Barbados/ St. Lucia, 2d Trinidad/ Jamaica & Hong Kong/ Bermuda, 2½d both Jamaica/ Barbados, and 3d St. Lucia/ Singapore & Hong Kong/ Bermuda, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €2,220+ ($2,370).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,140.
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Lot 1381

German World War II Propaganda Issues, 1944, General von Witzleben, 24+26 (pf) dark brown red (Michel 29), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Michel €350 ($370).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1382

German World War II Propaganda Issues, 1943, "Himmler Ties Up Civilian", 12+8 (pf) red (Michel 32), o.g., hinge remnant, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel €500 for NH ($530).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1383

German World War II Propaganda Issues, 1943, Hans Frank, 20 (gr) sepia (Michel 33), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Michel €600 ($640).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 1384

German Local Issues: Altdöbern, 1945, 6pf violet, text reading upward from lower left (Michel 1 I), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Michel €1,300 ($1,390).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1385

German Local Issues: Altdöbern, 1946, 12pf red & violet (Michel 5 a), tied on piece by Altdöbern c.d.s., 21 Jan 1946, Fine, signed Busch.
Michel €1,300 ($1,390).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1386

German Local Issues: Bad Gottleuba, 1945, Handstamped overprint on 1pf-2m Hitler heads complete (Michel 1-24), 6pf is bright violet, 1m is perf 14; includes the engraved 10pf & 12pf, Fine to Very Fine, signed Zierer.
Estimate $500 - 750

A very rare set—unpriced in mint condition.

Realized $420.
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Lot 1387

German Local Issues: Bad Nauheim, 1946, Unofficial 42, 54 & 70 (pf) black & violet (Michel A 1-A 3), each tied on piece by Bad Nauheim c.d.s., 11 or 17 Feb 1946, Very Fine, signed Bartels.
Michel €1,350 ($1,440).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1388

German Local Issues: Bad Saarow, 1945, 10pf & 15pf gray black, denomination on one line (Michel 1 I, 2 I, 3), on two covers, the 10pf used with an Unauthorized 5pf to make up the 15pf rate, 6 Jul 1945; the 15pf is used on a window envelope, 10 Jul 1945, Very Fine, 15pf signed Zierer BPP.
Michel €1,850+ ($1,970).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 1389

German Local Issues: Bad Saarow, 1945, 10pf & 15pf gray black, denomination on one line (Michel 1 I, 2 I), each tied on piece by Bad Saarow c.d.s., 11 & 24 Aug 1944, Very Fine, 10pf signed Zierer BPP.
Michel €1,050 ($1,120).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1390

German Local Issues: Bad Schmiedeberg, 1945, Defaced Hitler heads, 3pf & 12pf (Michel 1, 7), tied together on piece by Bad Schmiedeberg commemorative cancel, 23 Jul 1945, Very Fine, signed Dr. Penning.
Michel €1,000+ ($1,070).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $204.
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