U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
August 10-11, 2021

Welcome to our Summer 2021 Sale of U.S. and Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, taking place August 10-11, 2021, at our Teaneck galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. Our 1,372 lot sale begins with a solid section of United states including many rarities and graded items. The Foreign section includes Austria, with local issues, France, Germany and Italy, with their Colonies, specialized Liechtenstein, outstanding Poland, with exceptional Krakow overprints, Russia, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, as well as South and Central American countries. In addition, this sale includes a strong selection of 150+ large lots and collections, ranging from single country albums to specialized collections, multi-carton worldwide properties and large cover lots.

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Lot #568
GERMAN COLONIES Wuga Provisional Issue
1916 2 1/2h brown, 7 1/2h red, horizontal se-tenant pairs, two different shades of last, unused without gum as always, good colors, minor hinge reinforcements and faint toning, fine-v.f. (By late 1915, the British blockade of German East Africa had led to a shortage of postage. In March 1916, the 2/1 Heller, 7 1/2 Heller, and 1 Rupee designs were printed on the printing press at the Mission Station in Wuga. Prior to their issue however, the German freighter "Marie" broke the blockade, bringing a fresh supply of Yacht Issues. The Wuga provisionals were therefore not used and shortly thereafter, to prevent their capture by the British, the stamps were buried on a plantation near Morogoro. In August 1921, the Allies permitted the Germans to return to the scene and recover the stamps. Due to the burial and the humidity, the stamps were in poor condition and many were destroyed. The remainder were auctioned in Germany)
(*)
Catalog #Mi.IIIW1,IVW1
Catalog Value €580
Price Realized
$240.00

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