U.S. & Worldwide; The Alexander Collection of Russia
September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #652
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1889 Forerunners, 20pf ultramarine, two blocks of four, originally from the same cover, each on piece and rejoined, bearing four strikes of Jaluit 1891 pmks, some irregular perfs and folded between blocks, otherwise fine and probably largest known multiple, signed Pfenninger, Bothe, Buhler, etc.,
Box
Catalog #Mi. V42c
Catalog Value € 1,600
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #653
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1889 Forerunners, German "Pfennig" 20pf ultramarine, block of four, with central "Jaluit Marschall Inseln 11.8.89" pmk, additional strike alongside, used on cover to Jamesville, Wis., with San Francisco transit and Jamesville arrival pmks, docketed "received Nov.4, 89", fine and extraordinary item, certainly the only known block of four of the Pfennig issue known on cover from Marshall Islands, signed Mansfeld (unpriced on cover)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi. V42c
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #654
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1890 Forerunners, cover (slightly reduced at right) franked with 6x20pf carmine (horizontal pair and strip of four), tied by Jaluit Marschall Inseln 13/2 cds, without year-date (extremely rare as such), addressed to USA, with Honolulu, Hawaii (April 27), San Francisco (May 11) and Jamesville, Wis arrival pmks, signed Bothe (twice) and Mansfield (twice)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V 41b
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #655
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1890 Forerunners, cover franked with horizontal pair of 20pf ultramarine, tied by Jaluit Marschall Inseln 21/1 cds, without year-date (extremely rare as such), addressed to Nuremberg, with Lisbon (3 June) transit and Nuremberg (7/6) arrival pmks, fine
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V 42c
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #656
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1892 Forerunners, 10pf carmine registered postal stationery entire addressed to Rosenthal, Germany, additionally franked with 5pf and 25pf German Eagles, paying the 40pf rate to Germany, tied by "Jaluit Marschall-Inseln30.6.92" pmks, Sydney July 25, 92 transit and Rosenthal arrival pmks on back, v.f. and colorful franking, with 1994 Steuer cert.
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.U13b,46b,49a
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #657
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1893 Forerunners, registered cover addressed to Hamburg, franked with horizontal pair of German 10pf and 20pf bottom margin single, paying 40pf rate to Germany, tied by "Jaluit Marschall-Inseln 29.12" (without year date) pmks, endorsed "via Sydney, per St.Archer", with "Registered Sydney Feb.1, 94" transit and Hamburg arrival pmks on reverse, fine and scarce forerunner
Envelope
Catalog #Mi. 47b,48b
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #658
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897 Forerunners, cover to Germany, franked with 20pf ultramarine, tied by blue Jaluit Marschall-Iseln canc., without year date, with San Francisco and New York transit, also Erfurt arrival pmks, some toning, otherwise fine and rare cover, signed Bothe
Envelope
Catalog #Mi. 48d
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #659
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897-99 3pf light yellowish brown, Jaluit Issue, l.h., v.f., signed Dr. Lantelme, with 2002 BPB cert. (Mi.1Ia)
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Catalog #1a
Catalog Value € 4,500
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #660
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1899 3pf light yellowish brown ("hellockerbraun"), Jaluit printing, well centered, h.r., insignificant short perf. and slightly improved perforation at left, otherwise v.f, signed Grobe, Bloch, with 2006 Jaschke-Lantelme cert. (Mi.1Ia)
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Catalog #1a
Catalog Value € 4,500
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #661
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897-99 3pf light yellowish brown, Jaluit Issue, used on piece, tied by the scarce "Marshall-Inseln" (SH) cancel, v.f. and rare, with 2001 Steuer cert. (Mi. 1Ia)
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Catalog #1a
Catalog Value € 6,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #662
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897-99 3pf yellow brown, cancelled Jaluit 21.7.99 - First Day of Issue, fine, rare (Mi. 1Ia)
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Catalog #1a
Catalog Value € 2,600
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #663
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897-99 3pf reddish ocher, Jaluit Issue, used on piece, tied by the scarce "Marshall-Inseln" (SH) cancel, v.f. and rare, signed Pfenninger, with 1998 Dr. Lantelme cert. (Mi. 1Ib)
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Catalog #1b
Catalog Value € 6,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #664
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897-99 (25.8.99) picture postcard franked with 2x5pf yellow brown and 5pf green, all tied by "Jaluit Marschall Inseln 25.8.99" cds and sent to Germany, fine-v.f., signed Kohler (Mi.1Ia, 2I)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.1 Ia,2 I)
Catalog Value € 18,150
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #665
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897-99 Jaluit Issue, 3pf reddish ochre, used in combination with 10pf (horizontal gutter selvage at bottom) and 20pf on registered cover addressed to Bamberg (Bavaria), tied by "Jaluit Marshall Inseln 22.11.00" cds (the cancellation with "SH" in "Marshall" was first used on 21.5.00 and is far scarcer than the "Marschall" cancel), registration number applied in red pen, with Bamberg 21.4.01 arrival. The only known example of 3pf red ocher on cover, with 1995 Steuer cert. (Mi.1Ib,3I,4I; catalogue value is for "SCH" cancel; unpriced on cover with "SH" cancel, which is far scarcer and catalogues 2.5x premium for used stamps off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #1b,3c,4a
Catalog Value € 15,000
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #666
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1898 registered 10pf stationery card (Mi.P2) additionally franked with 10pf (Jaluit Issue), used in combination with German 5pf green (2) from Jaluit to Aschaffenburg, v.f. mixed franking (forerunner and issued stamps), with 1986 Lantelme cert.
Envelope
Catalog #Mii.46c, 3I
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #667
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1899 right half of 10pf carmine, used together with 20pf ultramarine on registered "Konigin Luise" picture postcard, stamps tied by "Jaluit Marschall Inseln 27.4.00" cds, additional strike alongside, addressed to Germany, with Driburg 20.8.00 arrival pmk, signed Pfenninger, with 1979 Bothe Cert. A wonderful German Colonial rarity (Mi.3IH,4I)
Envelope
Catalog #3a,var,4a
Catalog Value € 30,000
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #668
GERMAN COLONIES Marshall Islands
1897 20pf overprinted "Marschall-Inseln", used in combination with 1899 25pf overprinted "Marshall-Inseln" on registered cover from Jaluit 27.7.00 to Berlin, filing folds away from the stamps, fine and scarce mixed franking, with arrival pmk (Mi.4I,11)
Envelope
Catalog #4,11
Price Realized
$475.00

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