Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World; Hawkins II - European Colonies
May 12-13, 2020

Our May 12, 2020 sale was prepared in anticipation of London 2020 World Stamp Exhibition. While the show has been rescheduled, this auction will take place as scheduled. There is an important collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth, with many individual Colonies offered intact. In addition, there are hundreds of better individual lots of Inverted Centers of the World, French Colonies Postal History selection from the Lorenz correspondence to Trieste, excellent range of European countries, with Italy and Colonies, especially Fezzan, Poland, Russia, as well as rarities from Japan, Korea and more. There are many attractive and substantial Large Lots and Collections, often fully scanned.

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Lot #1780
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS POLAND AND POLISH TERRITORIES
1850-1946 collection in six Lindner albums, 3,300+ used and unused stamps, 32 souvenir sheets, plus a few sheets and 193 covers and cards, covering a diverse area starting with 1850-1913 Poland under Russian occupation, with covers, Warszawa local Post, 1863 Postal Circular, WWI mute cancels, Competition Essays, then Prussian and Austrian Occupation issues, 10th Army mail, Austrian stamps used in Poland, Judicial mail, military stamps to 10kr, etc. This collection also covers 1915-18 Local Post, featuring Czestochowa (two expertized covers), Luboml set of imperf. sheetlets, printed in tete-beche fashion, Przedborz, with first issue proofs, 2gr block of 16 printed in red brick color, showing two blocks of eight, all types included and four horizontal gutter pairs. Then later issues, with variety of types, some errors; Sosnowiec complete; 1915 Warszawa unissued perf. And imperf., also sheets and 16 covers; Zawiercie, 10pf type I, Zarki with 11 stamps. Military mail 1914-39 feature Polish Legion, set and labels; used and unused perforated sets of Corps Gen.Dowbor-Musnicki, Swiss Military Train, Joseph Haller's autograph, additional 1918-19 Locals, with Jedrzejow, Olkusz, Myslenice, Mielec, Skalat including 5h Postage Due, Przemysl, Rozwadow (four with inverted overprints), Tarnow I and II, Winnica, Sluck, Kolomyia, Porto issues Bielsko, Cieszyn, Jablonow, Krakow, Przemysl, Rudnik, etc. There are 1920-22 issues from Central Lithuania overprints to 10m/3auk, plus imperf block of four, proof of the surcharge; Port Gdansk 1925-38 complete, three unused stationery cards; Odessa Consular Post overprints 20f n.h., Constantinople overprints complete, 1920-22 Allenstein, Marienwerder and Upper Silesia. 1939-44 German Occupation Generalgouvernement complete, with sheetlets, London Issues complete, with three airgraphs, labels, Polish underground issues, 17 stamps printed in 1943, Anders Italian Corps issues with two souvenir sheets,16 imperf. Proofs, essays and two unissued stamps. There are also three covers used during1939-41 Soviet Occupation, Dojdziemy,1944 Warsaw Uprising cover,1945-46 Internment Camps Lubeck, Dachau, Heilbronn, as well as Italian Corps National Anthem souvenir sheets,1945 Local Brwinow (only 50 printed), various Cinderella, labels, Balloon, Charity and fiscals, etc. All better items are signed by various experts such as Jendroszek, Jungjohann, Korszen, Mikulski and Schmutz, some with certificates. Quality is generally fine or better, some faults are possible. Owner's catalogue (Fischer 2016) 230,000zl = $60,000. A comprehensive collection with many interesting and seldom offered items
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