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January 11-12, 2006

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Lot #1351
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1872-1900 Forerunners, selection of five fragments, each franked with a diff. pair incl. 2m rose, rose purple, also "Pfennige" Issue 50pf green gray, light gray, plus "Pfennig" 5pf green, all cancelled by variousConstantinopel Deutsche Post pmks, generally fine-v.f. In addition, there is a single used 1/4gr Large shield with a good strike of "Kaiserl. Deutsch. P.A. Constantinopel" (small repair), all with Sismondo certificates
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Catalog #Mi.16,36-39
Catalog Value Euro 2,890
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Lot #1352
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1872 Forerunners, Large Shield 21/2 on 21/2gr brown, horizontal strip of five, tied on piece by five strikes of "Kaiserl. Deutsch P.A. Constantinopel 3.3.75" pmks, with red registration label (rare) at top, fine-v.f., withSteuer cert.
Catalog #Mi.29
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Lot #1353
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1880 Forerunners, 50pf olive green, vertical strip of three, tied on piece by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 15.11.89" pmks, fine-v.f., with Steuer cert. stating that this value was not sold at the Constantinoplepost office and very few examples exist; this strip of three is possibly unique
Catalog #Mi.44b
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Lot #1354
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 10pa on 5pf, eight copies, all tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 28.9.89" pmks on registered cover to Graz, v.f., with arrival pmk
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Catalog #Mi.1b
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Lot #1355
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 10pa on 5pf, eight copies (pair and block of six), all tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 5.3.87" pmks on registered cover to Sweden, cover little reduced at right, backflap missing, otherwise fine andattractive franking, unusual destination
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Catalog #Mi.1b
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Lot #1356
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 10pa on 5pf (2), 20pa on 10pf and 1pi on 20pf (2), all tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 12.2.87" pmks on registered cover to Dresden, "Deutsche Postamt" label on back, with transit and arrival pmks, fineand scarce three color franking from German Levant
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Catalog #Mi.1b,2b,3d
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Lot #1357
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 10pa on lilac and 11/4pi rose brown, tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 23.3.89" pmk on German 10pf stationery entire envelope (U12A) sent to Hannover, with 27.3.89 arrival pmk. A rare mixed franking(forerunner and issued stamps), especially with 11/4pi, signed Mansfield
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.1b,4b
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Lot #1358
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 20pa on 10pf, tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 3.6.84" pmk on part of a cardboard box addressed to Dundee, endorsed "Echantilleons sans valeur" (samples, no value), fine and scarce single franking,signed Mansfield
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Catalog #Mi.2a
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Lot #1359
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 1pi on 20pf, single and pair, also 20pa on 10pf, tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 5.8.84" pmks on three covers to Germany, one registered, some minor cover flaws, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.2b,3
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Lot #1360
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 20pa (pair) and 21/2pi, tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 3.3.87" pmks on German 10pf stationery entire envelope (U12B) sent to Falkenau, with arrival pmk. A rare mixed franking(forerunner and issued stamps), signed Steuer
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.2b,5b
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Lot #1361
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 1pi on 20pf gray ultramarine, surcharge in gray blue, unused, small h.r., unusually fresh, v.f., with 1990 Dr.Hollman cert. stating the stamp is in excellent condition, only 7(!) unused examples have been recorded(Mi.3b)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value Euro 2,500
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Lot #1362
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged in dark blue, 1pi on 20pf gray ultramarine, h.r., large part original gum, fresh and v.f. example of this rarity, one of only 7(!) recorded unused copies, signed Pfenninger (Mi.3b)
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value Euro 2,500
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Lot #1363
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884-1900 four stamps incl. 1pi dark blue on 20pf gray ultramarine (signed Pfenninger), also 21/2pi on 50pf (2) used, 5pi on 1M (signed Steuer), fine-v.f.
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Catalog #Mi.3b,10ba,20Ia
Catalog Value Euro 2,940
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Lot #1364
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 1pi on 20pf, four diff. shades, each cancelled on piece. also two diff. forerunners (Mi.V37c,V42b), all tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post" pmks on pieces, signed Bothe etc.
Catalog #Mi.3a-d
Catalog Value Euro 700+
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Lot #1365
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 surcharged 1pi on 20pf (vertical pair) tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 5.8.84" pmks on registered cover to Berlin, fine, with Dresden transit and arrival pmks, signed Bothe, Richter
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Catalog #Mi.3b
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Lot #1366
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1884 21/2pi on 50pf olive gray (used) and gray olive green (unused), fine-v.f., the latter signed Steuer (Mi.5a,5b)
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Catalog Value Euro 320
Price Realized
$85.00

Lot #1367
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1889 Issue, large registered cover from Constantinople to Munich, franked with 20pa, 1pi and 21/2pi on 50pf (2) first printings of the second issue (one 20pa stamp is missing), all tied by 1890 cds, with intact wax seals onback, little toning, fine and scarce usage on cover, with Dr.Hollmann cert.
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Catalog #Mi.7a,8a,10b
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Lot #1368
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1889 Issue, 20pa on 10pf used in 1897 on ppc from Constantinople to Germany, minor card flaws, otherwise fine, with Wilhelmshaven arrival pmk, signed Bothe
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.7c
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Lot #1369
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1889 11/4pi on 25pf orange yellow, variety with shorter "1" of "1/4", n.h., fine, with 1995 Steuer cert.
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Catalog #Mi.9IIb/I
Catalog Value Euro 1,000
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Lot #1370
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1892 cover to Jonsdorf, franked with the very rare 1pi on 20pf Prussian Blue, tied by "Constantinopel 21.6.92" pmk, fine, with transit and arrival pmks, with 2001 Hollmann cert. Catalogue value for used stamp (not priced on cover)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.8c
Catalog Value Euro 1,000++
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #1371
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1900 10pa-4pi surcharges, set of eight, overprinted Specimen, n.h., fine-v.f., signed Pfenninger, Kilian etc.
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Catalog #Mi.12I-19I/S
Catalog Value Euro 1,200
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #1372
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1902-04 10pa on 5pf Reichspost, vertical pair, two different spacings of the surcharge, n.h., natural gum wrinkles at top, v.f., with Steuer cert.
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Catalog #Mi.12II/I
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Lot #1373
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1902 1pi on 20pf ultramarine, surcharge shifted upwards, horizontal pair, cancelled on piece by Smyrna 15.8.03 pmks, fine example of this rare variety, with 1992 Steuer cert.
Catalog #Mi.14II/I
Catalog Value Euro 1,000
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Lot #1374
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1902-04 unissued "Piaster" surcharges 11/4pi-4pi on Reichspost issues, five different, n.h. and post office fresh, 11/2pi on 30pf with sheet margin, fine-v.f., signed Mansfield etc., with 1976 Bothe cert.
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Catalog #Mi.I-V
Catalog Value Euro 3,750
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Lot #1375
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1903 surcharges with "roof over letter A", five diff., h.r., 1M with little thin, otherwise fine-v.f.
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Catalog #Mi.12II,14-23IV
Catalog Value Euro 611
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1376
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1900 25pi on 5m type III, overprinted Specimen, h.r., fine, with 1998 Steuer cert. (Mi.23IIIS)
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Catalog #Mi.24dS
Catalog Value Euro 450
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Lot #1377
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1905-09 selection of six covers or cards used in the Holy Land incl. "Aus Jerusalem Deutsche Post" (2), one in blue violet, another red violet, each used from Jaffa, others from Jerusalem, cancels with and without hour,mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
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Lot #1378
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1910 cover to Leipzig, franked with 1pi on 20pf, tied by Jaffa cds, with excellent strike of "Tempel-Kolonie Hamdije Wilhelma Jaffa Deutsche Post" hs, v.f., signed Dr.Oechsner
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Lot #1379
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1910 registered cover from "Deutsche Palastina Bank" in Beirut, addressed to its branch in Jaffa, franked with 2pi on 40pf, used in combination with 5c on 5pf and 10c on 10pf, all tied by Beirut Deutsche post cds, fine, withJaffa Deutsche post arrival pmk. Rare mixed "Piastre" and "Centimes" issues on cover
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.41,48,49
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Lot #1380
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1911 Registered address label, the so-called "Rosinendeckel", franked with 10c and 20c surcharges, tied by boxed "Smyrna Deutsche Post 15 Jan. 1911" datestamps, each with two stars at sides, addressed to Germany, fine,signed Dr.Oechsner. One of the very few intact labels extant
Price Realized
$1,450.00

Lot #1381
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1914 registered cover franked with three diff. surcharges, all tied by 26.9.14 Constantinopel Deutsche Post cancels, sent to Chemnitz, with violet "K.u.K. Militarstationskomando Brasso (Kronstadt)" transit censor hs andarrival pmk. The German Post Office in Constantinople was closed four days after this cover was mailed, scarce war-time usage, with Steuer cert.
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Catalog #Mi.36,37,39
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #1382
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1914 round address label, the so-called "Rosinendeckel", franked with 5pa (3) and 10pa surcharges, tied by boxed "Smyrna Deutsche Post 8 April 1914" handstamps, without stars at sides, fine, with Laggenbeck arrival pmk,2001 Dr.Hollmann cert.
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #1383
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1916 color ppc (Bethlehem Church of Nativity) with clear "Feldpost A.O.K.4 Mil. Miss." canc., also excellent strike of "Deutsche Feld-Fleiger Abt. 300 "Pascha" (German Air Force in Palestine), addressed to Berlin, fine andvery rare
Envelope
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Lot #1384
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1916 color ppc (Wailing War in Jerusalem), also 1918 cover, each with clear "Feldpost A.O.K.4 Mil. Miss." cancels, fine-v.f.
Envelope
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Lot #1385
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1916 military card used from Jerusalem, with Ottoman franking, canc. by "Feldpost A.O.K.4 Mil. Miss." pmk, addressed to Baden
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Lot #1386
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1916 ppc (Jerusalem St.Mary's Church) with clear "Feldpost A.O.K.4 Mil. Miss." canc., also violet "K.u.K. Gebirgsartillerie Regiment No.6, Haubitzbatterie No.2" and red censor strikes, addressed to Wien, Austria, withendorsement "I. Exped. Korps der 4. Ottoman Armee", v.f.
Envelope
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Lot #1387
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1917 color ppc (Church of Holy Sepulchre), sent free by an Austrian soldier to Vienna, with a clear "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Jerusalem" pmk
Envelope
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Lot #1388
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1917 color ppc (Jericho) written from "Bet Dschala" 2.1.1917 with clear "A.O.K.4 Mil. Miss." canc., also blue "S.B.Fernspr(ech) Abteilung 105" boxed hs, some toning, otherwise fine usage from the Holy Land
Envelope
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Lot #1389
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1917 cover endorsed "Feldpost" franked with two Ottoman adhesives cancelled by two "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Jerusalem" pmks and sent to Beirut, showing return address of Jaffa, fine example of internal mail in Palestine
Envelope
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Lot #1390
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1917 postal receipt from the German Embassy in Constantinople, with clear "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Jerusalem" pmk, with attached letter, fine and unusual
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Lot #1391
GERMAN OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE
1917 ppc (Jerusalem Church of St.Anne), sent free by a German soldier to Frankfurt, with a clear "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Jerusalem" pmk
Envelope
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