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September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #589
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1884 Forerunners, 50pf dark olive green, vertical strip of three used on piece, tied by two Constantinople 15.11.89 cds, some light toning and few irregular perfs, fine and scarce item, signed Bothe and Dr. Bohne, with 2000 Steuer cert. (listed but unpriced in Michel)
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Catalog #Mi. 44b
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #590
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in 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 and attractive franking, unusual destination (Mi. 1b)
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #591
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in 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 (Mi.1b)
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #592
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in 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, fine and scarce three color franking from German Levant (Mi.1b,2b,3d)
Envelope
Catalog #1,2,3
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #593
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1884 surcharged 10pa on 5pf lilac and 1 1/4pi on 25pf rose brown, tied by "Constantinopel Deutsche Post 23.3.89" pmk on German 10pf stationery entire envelope (U12A) sent to Hanover, with 27.3.89 arrival pmk. A rare mixed franking (forerunner and issued stamps), especially with 1 1/4pi, signed Mansfield (Mi.1b,4b)
Envelope
Catalog #1,4
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #594
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1884 surcharged 20pa (pair) and 2 1/2pi, 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 (Mi. 2b, 5b)
Envelope
Catalog #2,5
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #595
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in 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 on back, little toning, fine and scarce usage on cover, with 1998 Dr.Hollmann cert. (Mi. 7a,8a,10b)
Envelope
Catalog #9-10,12
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #596
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1889 1pi on 20pf cobalt blue, used on commercial cover sent from Constantinople to Jonsdorf where it was forwarded to nearby Zittau, tied by neat "21.6.92" Constantinople cds, with Jonsdorf and Zittau arrivals on reverse, usual filing fold away from the stamp, v.f. commercial usage of this rare shade, which is unpriced on cover in Michel, with 2001 Hollmann cert. (Mi.8c)
Envelope
Catalog #10var
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #597
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1900 Reichspost, 10pa-4pi, eight values, overprinted Specimen in black, l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f., signed Bothe, Gentzsch (Mi.12I-19SP)
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Catalog #13-20S
Catalog Value € 1,520
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #598
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1900 Reichspost, 10pa-25pi surcharges, complete set of 13, with both 25pi on 5m type I (retouched) and II, overprinted Specimen in black, 10pa type II, h.r., fine-v.f., few signed (Mi.12II-23IIISP)
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Catalog #13-24BS
Catalog Value € 2,720
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #599
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1900 Reichspost, 10pa on 5pf-25pi on 5m, complete set with 25pi type I (retouched), used, fine-v.f., signed Richter (Mi.12-23III)
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Catalog #13-24d
Catalog Value € 600
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #600
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1900 Reichspost, 25pi on 5m slate and carmine, type II, top right sheet corner margin block of four, h.r. at top, bottom stamps l.h., folded between stamps, v.f. (Mi.23II; catalogue value for singles)
Box *
Catalog #24B
Catalog Value € 960
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #601
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1902-4 Reichspost, Type II overprints, set of six, used, high value on large piece, fine-v.f., (Mi.12II-23II)
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Catalog #25-30
Catalog Value € 1,200
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #602
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1903-5 1pi on 20f ultramarine, type II, horizontal pair, left stamp with slightly higher overprint variety, tied by light Smyrna (15.8.03) cancels on small piece, folded between stamps, otherwise v.f., unpriced used, with 1992 Steuer cert.,
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Catalog #27var
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #603
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1905 Deutches Reich, 10pa-25pi, complete set, l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f., various signatures (Mi.24-35)
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Catalog #31-42
Catalog Value € 600
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #604
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1905 Deutches Reich, 10pa-25pi, complete set, used, high values on piece, with additional 2 1/2pi, fine-v.f., signed Richter (Mi.24-35)
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Catalog #31-42
Catalog Value € 970
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #605
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1905 Deutches Reich, 15pi on 3m black violet, top left sheet corner margin block of four, top right stamp with barest trace of a hinge, balance n.h., fresh and v.f. (Mi.34b)
Box ***
Catalog #41
Catalog Value € 720
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #606
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1906-12 Deutches Reich, 15pi on 3m black violet, top left sheet corner margin block of four, never hinged, fresh and v.f., signed Bothe (Mi.46b)
Box **
Catalog #53
Catalog Value € 640
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #607
GERMAN COLONIES German Offices in Turkish Empire
1917 postal receipt from the German Embassy in Constantinople, with clear "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Jerusalem" 17.8.1917 bilingual pmk, fine
Price Realized
$230.00

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