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Lot 244

Germany, 1874, Jewish New Year postcard, an all-over ornate text box in rich metallic bronze ink on the back of a German formular postcard franked with an 1872 2kr Large Shield (Scott 8) tied by a clear Frankfurt A.M. c.d.s., 11 Sep 1874 (the New Year began on 31 Aug); mailed to Rohrbach, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 245

Germany, 1902, 3m black violet (Scott 77), o.g., never hinged, a beautiful example with crystal-clear impression on clean paper, Very Fine, not often seen this nice.
Michel 80Ba.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 246

Germany, 1928-32, Ebert-Hindenburg definitives complete (Scott 366-384), o.g., never hinged, pristine mint with vibrant color and clean paper, Very Fine, a prime set.
Michel 410//466.
Scott $1,025.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 247

Germany, 1932-33, Hindenburg complete (Scott 391-397, 401-414), the 1933 issues watermarked Network, o.g., never hinged, outstanding color across the board, with near-perfect centering throughout, Very Fine, #410 signed A Schlegel BPP.
Michel 467-473, 482-495.
Scott $1,085.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 248

Germany, 1930, IPOSTA souvenir sheet (Scott B33), o.g., never hinged, a beautiful sheet with full gum on stamps, which are as close to perfectly centered as you could hope to find; slight wrinkle (natural) to the right margin, Very Fine, a stunner.
Michel Block 1.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 249

Germany, 1933, Nothilfe souvenir sheet (Scott B58), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Schlegel.
Michel Block 2.
Scott $5,600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 250

Germany, 1933, Nothilfe souvenir sheet (Scott B58), o.g., never hinged, a beautiful example with vibrant colors and not a trace of hinging; faint toning from previous corner mounts, small pencil erasure at lower right, still Very Fine.
Michel Block 2.
Scott $5,600.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Unsold
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Lot 251
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Germany, 1935, OSTROPA souvenir sheet (Scott B68), a gorgeous sheet, with just a hint of a rounded upper right corner; no hint of a prior hinge anywhere; without gum per Scott, Very Fine, one of the prettiest we've seen in some time, signed A Schlegel BPP.
Michel Block 3.
Scott $875.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 252
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Germany, Booklet, 1936, Hindenburg 2M, complete and unexploded, a flawless booklet looking like it came from the Post Office yesterday, with original staple and not a crease or fold to the cover; booklet panes (Michel) #85B-88B, with full interleaving, Very Fine.
Michel MH36.2; €500 ($560).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 253

Germany, Airmail, 1924, Dove issue complete (Scott C20-C26), Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 344X-350X; €1,500 ($1,680).
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 254

Germany, Airmail, 1926-27, Eagle issue complete (Scott C27-C34), o.g., never hinged, a beautifully centered set, all with exceptional colors, Very Fine, rarely found this nice.
Michel 378-384.
Scott $967.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 255

Germany, Airmail, 1929 (Mar. 24), Graf Zeppelin Orient Flight, cover from Germany to Jerusalem, Palestine, a sensational, absolutely pristine cover with corner card Birmingham, England, address; franked by two German 2M Eagles (#C32) tied by a single Friedrichshafen bridge-style dater; white-on-blue "Mit Luftpost/Par Avion" etiquette lower left, "Mit Luftsh. L Z 127 ab Friedrichsh." typed at upper right, plus red flight cachet center; properly backstamped with the 1929 Palestine & Near East Exhibition roller cancel (dated 27 MAR 29), Extremely Fine, one of the rarest of all Graf Zeppelin covers, not often offered.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 256

Germany, Airmail, 1930, So. America Flight Zeppelins complete (Scott C38-C39), o.g., never hinged, a sensational duo, the 2m with near-perfect centering, Very Fine, choice.
Michel 438-439.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 257

Germany, Airmail, 1931, Polar Flight Zeppelins complete (Scott C40-C42), o.g., never hinged (faint fingerprint on gum of two low values), otherwise a fresh and attractive example of this scarce set, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Michel 456-458.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 258

Germany, Airmail, 1933, Chicago Flight Zeppelins complete (Scott C43-C45), o.g., never hinged, an exceptionally bright and clean set, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely trio, signed "A.R." handstamp on reverse of #C44 & C45.
Michel 496-498.
Scott $3,200.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 259

Germany, Airmail, 1933, 1m Chicago Flight Zeppelin (Scott C43), block of 4 and two singles, disturbed o.g.; bottom right stamp of block shorter perfs, singles with creases, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Michel 496.
Scott $4,800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 260

Germany, Semi-Official Airmail, 1912, 10pf & 20pf "E. EL. P." complete (Scott CL5-CL6), a lovely mint set, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Michel V-VI; €1,030 ($1,160).
Scott $825.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 261

German Offices in China, 1900, Foochow provisional surcharge on 56° and 45°overprints, 5pf on 10pf carmine (Scott 16, 16a), o.g., #16a lightly hinged, #16 a hint of a hinge, a lovely duo, each as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine, a great chance to obtain both of these highly desirable stamps, #16a signed Bothe BPP and others.
Chan FG14, FG13.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 262

German Offices in China, 1901, "Reichspost", 5m slate & carmine, Type I (Scott 36), o.g., barest trace of hinge, this stamp has it all: exquisite color, crisp printing, pristine paper, and near-perfect centering, Very Fine, the key to any German Offices collection.
Chan FG34.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 263

German Offices in China, 1901, "Reichspost", 5m slate & carmine, Type I (Scott 36A), top sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged (lightly hinged in selvage), fresh and beautifully centered, Extremely Fine.
Michel 27 II; €700 ($780).
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 264

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 $650. Michel 43-45.
Michel €860 ($960).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 265

German Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1884, 1pi on 20pf ultramarine (Scott 4), o.g., very lightly hinged, richly hued, cleanly printed, and nicely centered, Very Fine, a rarely offered key stamp, signed Bothe BPP (twice!) and Richter.
Michel 3b.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 266
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German Colonies: German East Africa, 1901, 3r carmine & slate (Scott 21), fresh and beautifully centered, canceled Dar Es Salaam, 11 Apr 1906; a single slightly blunt perf at the upper right would not even be worth mentioning except that it is noted on the accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 1999 Pauligk certificate.
Michel 21a; €800 ($900).
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 267

German Colonies: Kiauchau, 1901, 5m slate & carmine (Scott 22), o.g., never hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine, signed Jäschke-L and Killian BPP.
Michel 17; €720 ($810).
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 268

German Colonies: Kiauchau, 1905, $1½ black violet (Scott 31), 26 x 17 holes, o.g., very lightly hinged, surely one of the prettiest examples you'll find of this elusive key stamp, Very Fine, signed Steuer and two others, with Steuer's 2003 BPP certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 269
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German Colonies: Witu, 1889, Locals, selection of 11 different, comprises used (Michel numbers) 1, 54, D6, D11, D18 & D35 (on piece, signed Jakubek, Lerche); and unused (without gum as issued) 45, 52, D5, D9 & D23; all with four good margins, Very Fine.
Michel €1,880 ($2,110).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 270

Germany: Saar, 1920, "SARRE" overprint on 5M & 10M (Scott 38-39), the two keys to any Saar collection, bright, clean and never hinged (!), Very Fine, 10M signed, 5M with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,360.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $550.
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Lot 271

Germany: Saar, 1920, King Ludwig III, 5M deep blue & 10M yellow green, overprinted "SARRE" (Scott 38-39), a dynamic duo of the territory's key items, each fresh and bright as the day they were printed; 10M previously hinged, 5M almost appears never hinged, almost Very Fine, #38 signed five times, #39 A. Diena and one other.
Scott $940.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 272
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Germany: Saar, 1920, 5m deep blue (Scott 38), canceled neat Saarbrücken c.d.s., 7 Apr 1920, Very Fine.
Michel 30; €1,100 ($1,230).
Scott $875.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 273

Germany: Saar, 1928, Volkshilfe complete (Scott B9-B15), o.g., never hinged, pristine mint, Very Fine, the key Semi-Postals.
Michel 128-134.
Scott $910.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 274

Germany: Saar, 1932, Volkshilfe complete (Scott B37-B43), each tied to cover with Beckingen Saar postmark on registered cover with Beckingen registry label, typed addressed to A.C. Roessler, East Orange, NJ, Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 161-167.
Scott $652 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 275

Germany: Danzig, 1920, Germania, 60pf magenta, with blue "Danzig" overprint (Scott 44), o.g., outstanding color and printing on lily-white paper, Very Fine, one to put you in a Teutonic state of mind, signed GPSY and four (!) others.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 276

Germany: Danzig, 1920, Berlin Main Post Office, 1M carmine, overprinted "Danzig" in red (Scott 47), o.g., a beautiful high value, with crisp printing and paper perfection, Very Fine, as pretty as they come, signed GPSY.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 277

Germany: Danzig, 1920, "Unity", 2M blue, overprinted "DANZIG" in red (Scott 48), o.g., a pretty example with rich color and fresh paper, Fine, signed Kniep BPP and another.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 278

Germany: Soviet Zone - East Saxony, 1945, 12pf red POST/"POCHTA" (Scott 15N1), o.g., never hinged, simply perfect, Very Fine, a scarce stamp, withdrawn on the day of issue.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 279

Germany: Soviet Zone - Thüringen, 1945-46, Winter Peace souvenir sheet of 4, rouletted x imperf between (Scott 16N7b), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, without a crease or bumped corner, Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 280
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Germany: Berlin, 1948, Black Overprints complete (Scott 9N1-9N20), on two different registered covers with 1978 Schlegel certificate, plus 50pf and 2m on Airmail cover to U.S., Fine to Very Fine.
Michel 1-20.
Scott $1,836 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 281

Germany: Berlin, 1948, Black Overprints complete (Scott 9N1-9N20), tied on a matched pair of registered covers from Berlin-Charlottenburg to New York, 13 Oct-16 Nov, 1948, Very Fine.
Michel 1-20.
Scott $1,836 off-cover.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $450.
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Lot 282

Germany: Federal Republic, 1951-52, Post Horns complete (Scott 670-685), o.g., never hinged, a post office fresh mint set, Very Fine.
Michel 123-138; €2,150 ($2,410).
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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