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Lot #77

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Wuga Provisional Issue

1916 2 1/2h, bottom margin se-tenant horizontal pair, type II-I, also 2 1/2h type I single, plus 7 1/2h left margin se-tenant horizontal pair, type I-II, also 7 1/2h top margin block of four, type I, without gum as issued, some marginal toning, otherwise fine-v.f. In January 1916, the director of Posts contracted with the Evangelical Mission print shop in Wuga to produce substitutes for the dwindling number of Berlin-printed Yacht stamps. In March, 1916, the most needed values (2 1/2h, 7 1/2h and 1 rupee) were delivered to postal headquarters at Morogoro, but were never used, since the blockade runner "Marie" arrived from Germany with a fresh supply of stamps at about the same time. The Wuga issue was buried in a cement drain on a plantation near Morogoro later in 1916 (to avoid capture by the British). After the war, the stamps were exhumed in very bad condition, with a small fraction still intact auctioned at Berlin in 1922.
Box (*)
Catalog #Mi.IIIW2,IVW1
Catalog Value €720

Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #78

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Wuga Provisional Issue

1916 7 1/2h red, mostly complete pane of 100, clearly showing 60 type I examples and 40 in type II, with distinct shades, unused without gum as issued, some separations and defects, which are to be expected given the delicate nature of the paper, still a v.f. exhibition piece, one of the few surviving panes (catalogue value for singles, without any premium for horizontal or vertical se-tenant pairs)
Box (*)
Catalog #Mi.IV
Catalog Value €4,200

Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #79

GERMAN EAST AFRICA Wuga Provisional Issue

1916 1r rose, unused without gum as issued, large margins all around, heavy horizontal crease, otherwise v.f., with 1996 Steuer cert.,
(*)
Catalog #Mi. V
Catalog Value €1,700

Price Realized
$625.00

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