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Lot #4241


1850-1970 Massive, historically important collection of Austrian stamps and Postal History, with documents and expertly written up on Elbe pages, nicely presented in 24 albums. First issue includes machine and handmade paper stamps, Lombardy-Venetia, watermarks, cancelations, covers and folded letters, definitives, world's first post card, 1883-1908 Pneumatic postal cards, extensive Postage Dues and Newspaper stamps, government Reprints, Facsimiles, Specimen overprints, special perforations, WWI Feldpost, Military stamps, with perf. And imperf. Singles and pairs for Romania and Italy, also POW cards, War propaganda, collectible Franz Joseph postcards, Locals, including varieties and covers, Occupation overprints, post WWI and First Republic, commemoratives, specialized WIPA Exhibition section, with three singles (B110,110a) and souvenir sheet of four (B111), other Semi-Postals sets, 10sh Dollfuss (380) used and unused, all issues collected unused, used and on cover (or FDC), pre-WWII and Hitler's entrance into Austria (photo postcards of Hitler and related postal history), Catapult post, Zeppelin, German stamps used in Austria, with used and unused sets, covers, propaganda cards and other philatelic related items, American OSS forgeries of German Stamps, including "Futsches Reich", also a "Spitler" stamp, followed by Russian Zone, De-Nazification, Soviet Occupation and extensive Local Issues, with excellent 1945 overprints on Hitler stamps, with Graz issues, perforation 12 1/2 and 14, inverted overprints, "Oesterreich Wieder Frei 5.5.1945" proofs of Loeben overprints, unused Losenstein, also some covers, interesting bogus overprints (General Patton, etc.), Renner souvenir sheets, other issues with covers and FDCs, stationery cards, Balloon Post, Glider flights, Air Post, etc. The collection is replete with hundreds of Postal Stationery items, covering Empire (various nationalities and languages represented), Republic, German Reich and post Independence. In addition, there are hundreds of varieties, imperf., part perfs, shifted and inverted overprints, blocks of four and larger, plus much more. Condition varies in the 19th Century, with some unused, mostly without gum (or regummed), several with certificates, later stamps are generally fine-v.f. A most impressive and important collection of Austria
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