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Lot #3001
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 (21 Dec) 50c slate blue, used on registered cover from San Jose to Germany, with New York Registry exchange label alongside, transit (12.28) and arrival in Bremen (8 Jan 94) pmks on back, fine cover, with 1982 PFC,
Envelope
Catalog #240
Catalog Value $600
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3002
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $1 salmon, used in 1927 on registered cover from New York to Vienna, "New York Foreign" postmarks on reverse, stamp lifted for examination and replaced, cover cleaned, otherwise fine and rare high value on cover, with 1985 PFC,
Envelope
Catalog #241
Catalog Value $1,800
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3003
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $2 brown red, used together with 50c slate blue on registered cover (March 14, 1894) sent from the Scott Stamp & Coin, Ltd to Berlin (present day Mitchener), Canada, with boxed registration handstamp at left, Toronto transit and Berlin arrival pmks on reverse, v.f.,
Envelope
Catalog #240,242
Catalog Value $1,900
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3004
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $3 olive green, well centered, tied by machine cancel on cover used locally in New York, with Brooklyn (May 10) cds alongside, v.f., with 2002 PSE certificate,
Envelope
Catalog #243
Catalog Value $2,500
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3005
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $4 crimson lake, tied by New York (July 4, 1894) postmarks on locally addressed registered cover, with boxed registration handstamp (July 5) on reverse, fine,
Envelope
Catalog #244
Catalog Value $4,000
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3006
United States 1893 Columbian Exposition
1893 $5 black, well centered, tied by New York registration (3.13.94) postmark on cover to Halle, Germany, with commercial "Ludeke & Power" handstamp and Halle arrival on reverse, registration label torn, stamp and cover v.f., ex-Argentum,
Envelope
Catalog #245
Catalog Value $4,750
$2,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3007
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 50c orange, used on registered cover from San Francisco to England, with New York Registry exchange label alongside, oval "Registered Apr 25,1898" departure datestamp at bottom, scattered toned spots, vertical filing fold away from the stamp, fine 50c orange on cover, signed Molesworth,
Envelope
Catalog #275
Catalog Value $400
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3008
United States 1894-97 Bureau Issues
1895 $1 black, Type II, two singles and a horizontal pair, used together with 2x5c chocolate on large registered cover from New York, Apr 22, 1896 to "Zurcherisch-Amerikansiche Trust Gesellschaft" in Zurich, endorsed "S.S. Augusta Victoria", showing Registry Station datestamp, with corresponding label, reverse with similar markings, sent by the Swiss Consul, 1.V.96 Zurich arrival. Stamps are reasonably well centered, couple of shorter perfs noted, tied by oval New York Registry pmks, cover folded between stamps, wax seal removed from back, overall an extraordinary cover to Switzerland paying $4.10 with four $1 Type II Commodore Perry stamps
Envelope
Catalog #276A
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3009
United States 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition
1895 50c sale green, well centered single tied by oval "Omaha R.D. Nebr" pmk on large portion of a wrapper sent "Registered Apr 5,1899" from to First National Bank in Fremond, filing folds well away from the stamp, fine commercial use paying the 8c registry fee plus 21 times the 2c domestic rate, ex-Ward,
Envelope
Catalog #291
Catalog Value $1,750
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3010
United States 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition
1898 $1 black, centered to right, fresh and fine single tied by light strike of registry oval, endorsed "Registered", with St. Louis, Mo. "Registered, June 27, 1899" cds on cover to Halle, Germany, Red New York Registry label (folded over), two "R" handstamps and "14734" alongside, New York (29 June) transit and Halle (9 July) arrival pmks on back, fine and scarce single $1.00 franking to Germany,
Envelope
Catalog #292
Catalog Value $4,500
$3,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3011
United States 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition
1898 $2 brown red, well centered, tied by New York (10.14.1898) Registry oval on large part of a coverfront addressed to Lisbon, Portugal, with New York Registry Exchange label alongside, fine
Catalog #293
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3012
United States 1902-08 Issue
1903 $1 black, used with 8c yellow green on large coverfront "Registered Mail from the First National Bank Chicago" addressed to another bank in Detroit, date not ascertainable, but probably sometime in 1912, some creasing, otherwise fine (Scott catalogue value for full cover $1,500)
Catalog #310
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3013
United States 1902-08 Issue
1904 50c orange, tied by oval "Boston, Mass" registry pmk on 4c legal size stationery entire envelope (slightly reduced at left, with remnants of paste-up on back), with the same marking, with Jun 29, 1904 Registered Departure datestamp, with San Francisco Registry Exchange label, sent to Ernst Buhler, Tsingtau, Kiautschou, China, with San Francisco and Shanghai transits, Tsingtau (22.7.04) arrival pmk on back, some toning, still a fine 50c orange on cover to uncommon destination,
Envelope
Catalog #310
Catalog Value $700
$800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3014
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 50c violet, centered to right, tied by violet "SHANGHAI (U.S. POSTAL AGENCY) CHINA/REGISTERED" 15 June 1911 (earliest recorded departure pmk of this type with all capital letters) cds on registered cover to Germany, violet Registered box at right, Nagasaki (21 June) transit and Nurnberg (9 July) arrival pmks on back, fine and rare 50c Washington on cover from Shanghai,
Envelope
Catalog #341
Catalog Value $5,000
$2,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3015
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 $1 violet brown, used together with 30c orange on back of a large portion of registered cover from Vera Cruz, additional 6x5c blue on front, canceled by violet framed "Vera Cruz" handstamps, also "Vera Cruz, Mex., U.S.M. AG (June 27 1914)" Registry cds, New York (July 4) arrival, cover corners clipped (affecting one 5c stamp). Of the only five (!) covers bearing this high value recorded, this is the only one originating from a U.S. post office abroad, signed William O. Bilden (Scott catalogue value for full cover $6,000)
Catalog #342
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3016
United States 1908-09 Issues
1909 $1 violet brown, used with 10c orange yellow (Franklin), each with straight edge at right or top, on large "Registered Mail from the First National Bank Chicago" coverfront addressed to another bank in Detroit, August 30,1912 departure pmk and violet Registry box, both stamps affected by creases and other minor faults, otherwise fine (Scott catalogue value for full cover $6,000)
Catalog #342,416
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3017
United States 1909-13 Issues
1912 Perf. 12, 50c violet, vertical pair canceled by "Sustina, Alaska May 25,1916" pmk on small C.O.D. tag for a shipment within Alaska from Sustina to Bethel, fine and unusual
Catalog #422
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3018
United States 1909-13 Issues
1912 $1 violet brown, well centered, used together pair of 2c carmine rose and 50c Parcel Post (centered to right), on an Insured parcel Tag (another stamp missing), canceled by violet "Bethel, Alaska Dec 10,1913" pmks, addressed to San Francisco, some stains away from the stamps, extremely rare combination, with 2000 APS certificate (only a few 1912 $1 Perf.12 have been recorded on cover, with same elusive status for 50c Parcel Post) (Scott catalogue for 423 on full cover is $7,000)
Catalog #423,425, Q10
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3019
United States 1914-17 Issues
1916 Perf.10, 50c violet, top sheet margin Plate No. single, fine, used on cover from Sagaponack (2 Sep,1918) to New York City, fine and scarce usage on cover, with 2000 APS certificate,
Envelope
Catalog #477
Catalog Value $2,250
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3020
United States 1914-17 Issues
1916 Perf.10, $1 violet brown, four singles, used together with 7c black (2), 10c orange yellow, 30c orange red and 50c light violet, on coverfront addressed to Bombay, India, New York Registry cancels and violet box at bottom, some minor faults, spectacular $5.04 franking to India, probably in 1917, with 2003 APS certificate
Catalog #478
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3021
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 $1 violet black (natural straight edge at right), used with $2 dark blue and $5 light green (2), plus 1c, 10c and 75c Parcel Post, paying $13.86 on registered piece of parcel, with New York, July 13,1917 Registry pmk, overall toning, scarce combination of Perf.10 $1, $2 and $5 adhesives, with 75c Parcel Post
Catalog #478,479,480,Q11
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3022
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 $2 dark blue and $5 dark green, tied by New York cancels and used on separate 1924 covers to Frank Godden, Ltd., London, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #479,480
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3023
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 $2 dark blue and $5 light green, used on registered tag from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to its counterpart in New York, additionally franked with 20c (2), 30c (3) and 50c, paying the $8.70 in postage, few acceptable wrinkles, otherwise fine-v.f. and rare franking
Catalog #479,480
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3024
United States 1914-17 Issues
1917 $5 dark green, fourteen stamps including a block of nine, vertical pair and three singles, used with additional franking, paying $71.55 on coverfront which must have contained currency or negotiable securities, with Washington, DC cds and another $2.70 War Tax Documentary Revenue stamps, left stamps with natural straight edges, some staining, nevertheless an impressive multiple
Catalog #480
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3025
United States 1917-29 Issues
1917 50c red violet, three singles, used with 8c, 20c and Documentary War Tax stamps (2c and 6c), used on registration receipt for a locked pouch, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (22 Jan 1919) to its branch in Detroit, fine
Catalog #517
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3026
United States 1917-29 Issues
1917 $1 violet brown, two singles, one with straight edge, used together with 3c (2) and 10c on a Baggage Tag from Pier No.2, Hoboken, N.J., addressed to a returning member of the A.E.F. in Portland, Oregon, stamps tied by Military Post Office cancels, some staining, otherwise fine. Parcel likely contained personal effects of a soldier coming home
Catalog #518
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3027
United States 1917-29 Issues
1918 $2 orange and red, used in combination with 4c, 20c and 50c (short perfs) on a Tag for a registered shipment from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, tied by Philadelphia registration postmark, with New York arrival alongside, heavy crease affecting the 20c, otherwise fine-v.f. and rare
Catalog #523
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3028
United States 1917-29 Issues
1918 $5 deep green & black, top Plate No. single, used in 1923 on flown cover to Edward Worden in Millburn, NJ, tied by "American Legion National Convention San Francisco" postmark, with San Francisco cds, violet "Night Air Mail" cachet and "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" handstamp, with Millburn, NJ arrival on reverse, v.f.,
Envelope
Catalog #524
Catalog Value $2,500
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3029
United States 1917-29 Issues
1918 $2 carmine & black, $5 deep green & black, used on 1933 registered mail tag from Bishop First National Bank of Honolulu to the Baldwin Bank, Ltd., Kahului, Maui, additionally franked with block of 4x$2 carmine and black on reverse, paying a total of $15, with Honolulu transit and Kahului arrival on reverse, v.f.
Catalog #524,547
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3030
United States 1917-29 Issues
1920 $2 carmine & black, three singles plus 12c (paying $6.12 in postage) on a COD address label from the Cushman Motor Works in Lincoln, NE to the Boston Navy Yard, with Airmail and COD handstamps, Lincoln, Omaha and New York transits on reverse, some heavy wrinkles, still fine-v.f.
Catalog #547
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3031
United States 1917-29 Issues
1923 $5 carmine & blue, well centered, v.f., tied by oval Registry pmk on small cover from Hartford (Mar 9,1929) to New York City
Envelope
Catalog #573
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3032
United States 1917-29 Issues
1923 $5 carmine & blue, irregular pane of 26, stamps perforated "GT", used with 2c, 11c and pair of $2, paying $134.13, tied by oval Registry pmks on large piece, one stamp with adhesion, otherwise fine and impressive multiple
Box
Catalog #573
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3033
United States - Air Post
1930 Zeppelin, 65c-$2.60 set of three used on single cover, making the round-trip flight to Friedrichshafen, usual cachets and markings, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C13-15
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3034
United States - Air Post Flight Covers
1933 (23 July) Italo Balbo Armada, registered flight cover paying $3.60 from New York to Rome, franked with 30c (2) and $1 (3), tied by departure cds, with corresponding Italian Air Cruise violet cachet, blue "Crociera Aerea" handstamp, with 2 August arrival markings on back, sent back to the addressed and Officially Sealed by the Sommerville, Mass. Post Office, with strip of three labels, 23 August 1933 arrival pmks, fine and scarce
Envelope
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3035
United States - International Registration Labels
1883-1911 complete one-frame (16 pages) exhibit of the special exchange labels used by the U.S.Post Office Department on outgoing international Registered Mail (except for Canada). There are 31 covers from 27 (of 28) recorded locations (missing only Brownsville). Based on the latest census, label availability ranges from the relatively common (such as New York, Boston, Mobile, San Francisco and Cristobal, C.Z.) to rare Miami, Fla (only 1 recorded), San Diego (2), Tampa, Douglas, AZ, Eagle Pass, TX (6), Naco, AZ (2), also Honolulu, Shanghai, San Juan, etc. Some of the labels have name of the city printed on them, others with names handstamped or in manuscript. The exhibit is arranged alphabetically, in Scott catalogue order, beginning with 1884 cover to Brazil, with Baltimore, MD label (only 9 recorded), Boston, Mass, registered 1906 cover to Azores, Cristobal, C.Z. registered cover to Silver City, New Mexico, 1908 registered cover from Douglas, AZ to Sonora, Mexico (only 3 recorded), 1888 registered cover from Ontario to Salinas, Mexico, with Eagle Pass, Texas label (6 recorded), 1909 registered cover from the Italian Post Office in Constantinople to Guadalajara, El Paso, TX label, 1900 Havana, Cuba to Michigan (12 recorded), 1905 Honolulu, Hawaii (8 recorded), 1900 Jacksonville, Fla (6 recorded) to Cuba, 1896 Key West (manuscript name) to Germany, 1899 Laredo, TX on registered cover from Guatemala, 1904 cover from New South Wales to Nassau, Bahamas, with Miami, Florida (recently discovered) and New York Registry labels, 1904 Panama to New York, with Mobile, Alabama label, 1907 Naco, AZ on registered cover from Westfield, Mass to Sonora, Mexico (2 recorded), New Orleans and New York labels on cover from San Juan to Guatemala, others with New York Registry labels, incoming from India, 1906 Nogales, AZ (5 recorded), also St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego (manuscript, only one recorded), San Juan, Puerto Rico, Seattle, Washington, Shanghai, China, two different covers, one with red, the other black label, Tacoma, Washington on registered cover from Chile to Singapore, finally Tampa, Florida on 1901 registered cover from Minneapolis to Cuba (stated to be the only recorded example in private hands). All covers expertly described, some exotic origins and destinations, mixed condition. An important collection (The "Collectors Club Philatelist" published a two part article by Al Kugel in December 2000. The stated intent of Mr. Kugel in writing these articles was to update the philatelic body of knowledge as to the number of covers bearing examples of these labels from the post offices authorized to use them. Based upon reviews of his own collections, auction catalogues, and the viewing of noteworthy registry exhibits such as those of Bostwick, Green, and Landau, he constructed a census of covers bearing labels from each of the individual exchange offices. According to his research, registry exchange labels were either authorized and/or used from 34 offices. However, no examples are known to exist from 9 of these. Of the 25 offices from which covers are known, the number of examples range from thousands of the common New York exchange type to one (!) each from Key West, San Antonio, Douglas, and Tampa. The remaining locations are, for the most part, each responsible for fewer than a dozen examples. Since its publication, "The Kugel Census" has been widely quoted in the philatelic press, in dealer's ads and in auction catalogues. Although this census stands as the most comprehensive of this material to date, Mr. Kugel noted that: "Unfortunately, discussions of the numbers extant of the scarcer labels are handicapped by the fact that some (perhaps many) examples are likely held by non-label collectors, who view them as merely attractive additions to covers that were acquired for other reasons. Therefore, they are unlikely to show up in any survey of labels unless spotted by happenstance by a label enthusiast in an exhibit somewhere. Thus there may be a lot more of the things out there than we think, but try to find them!") (catalogued as ordinary registered covers, without any premium for franking, destinations or origins) (complete collection is scanned on our website)
Envelope
Catalog #FX-BA2/TP2
Catalog Value $47,500
$24,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3036
United States - International Registration Labels
1892-1923 balance of the collection, 10 covers or cards written-up on exhibit pages, with New Orleans (blank, no name), St. Louis (printed name). Philadelphia (2), one to Finland, label with no name, other from England, with printed name, three different El Paso labels, one with all Upper case letters, another with Upper and Lower case letters, last one blank, no name, 1914 cover with three no name labels applied in San Francisco, two covers with New York labels, including third and fourth class, plus used as official seals, mixed condition, faults noted, cat. $5,000+
Envelope
$2,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3037
United States - International Registration Labels
1890 (Eagle Pass, Tex.) registered 5c stationery entire from Galveston, Tex. (Mar 3) to Puebla, Mexico, additionally franked on both sides with 1c, 2c (3), with Eagle Pass (manuscript name and Registry number) Registry Exchange label, Mar 6, 1890 Eagle Pass, Tex. transit datestamp, additional "Registrado Piedras Negras COA" mark and Republique Mexicaine UPU Registry label affixed on arrival, with Puebla (Mar 12) cds, only two (!) recorded,
Envelope
Catalog #FX-EG3
Catalog Value $3,000
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3038
United States - International Registration Labels
1895 (Mobile, Ala) registered cover from Belize, British Honduras (May 11) to St. Louis, with Mobile, Ala. Registry label (handstamped name in lower case block letters, Registry number in manuscript), with "Registered May 16, 1895 Mobile, Ala." transit handstamp on back, St. Louis (May 17) arrival datestamp on front, fine and extremely rare, only two (!) recorded,
Envelope
Catalog #FX-MO2b
Catalog Value $1,000
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3039
United States - International Registration Labels
1895 (Nogales, AZ) registered legal size cover from Lawrence, Ks (Oct 26) to Mexico, franked with 2c and 8c Bureau Issues, with departure pmk alongside, Nogales, ARZ Registry Exchange label (handstamped name, manuscript Registry number), various transit and forwarding markings, returned to sender, Dead Letter Office (Feb 19,1896) on back, minor faults, only five (!) recorded,
Envelope
Catalog #FX-NOG2
Catalog Value $1,300
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3040
United States - International Registration Labels
1899 (Jacksonville, Fla) registered 5c stationery entire from Huguenot, GA (Feb 17) to Havana, Cuba, additionally franked with 8c and 2x10c Trans-Mississippi, with Jacksonville, Fla (Blank, no name, Registry number in manuscript) Registry Exchange label, Feb 19, 1899 Jacksonville, Fla "Rec'd" and Havana arrival pmks on back, only two (!) recorded,
Envelope
Catalog #FX-JA4
Catalog Value $2,000
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3041
United States - International Registration Labels
1900 (Jacksonville, Fla) registered 2sen stationery entire from Yokohama, Japan (12 July) to Havana, Cuba, additionally franked with 8s and 10s, tied by departure pmks, two Registry labels at left, also Jacksonville, Fla (handstamped name in violet, Registry number in manuscript) Registry Exchange label, Aug.12, 1900 Jacksonville, Fla "Rec'd" and Havana (15 Aug) arrival pmks on back, overall toning, fine and appealing cover, only six (!) recorded,
Envelope
Catalog #FX-JA2
Catalog Value $2,500
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3042
United States - International Registration Labels
1900 (Mobile, Ala) registered cover from Colombia (Nov 1) to New Orleans, with Nov.8, 1900 Mobile, Ala. transit pmk, corresponding Registry label (manuscript name and Registry number), arrival (Nov 9) pmk alongside, fine cover (only 6 recorded)
Envelope
Catalog #FX-MO3
Catalog Value $850
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3043
United States - International Registration Labels
1905 (Mobile, Ala) registered cover from Costa Rica (Apr 5) to France, single 10c franking, tied by concentric rings pmk, with Mobile, Ala. Registry label (handstamped name in block letters, Registry number in manuscript), sent via New York, where another Registry label was added, with transit and arrival markings, v.f., only two (!) recorded,
Envelope
Catalog #FX-MO2b
Catalog Value $1,000
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3044
United States - International Registration Labels
1912 (Mobile, Ala) registered coverfront from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to Chicago, with Mobile, Ala. Registry label (manuscript name and handstamped Registry number), arrival (Nov 9) pmk alongside, fine and rare
Catalog #FX-MO3
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3045
United States - Parcel Post
1913 3c, 15c, 25c (2), used in combination with 10c Registry stamp on Registered coverfront to San Francisco, all canceled by oval "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China R.D." oval pmks, with "Shanghai, China, U.S. Postal Agency Registered" (Mar 9, 1914) departure cds alongside, Registered box at bottom, some creases away from the stamps, minor edge flaws, highly unusual combination of Parcel Post and Registry stamps used to pay the postage on a registered packet from Shanghai
Catalog #F1,Q3,7,9
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3046
United States - Parcel Post
1913 unsealed envelope to Greenville, Tenn., franked with 1c carmine rose, undated oval cancel of Toledo, Ohio, with arrival pmk "Greenville, Jan 7, 1913", which proves that this envelope was mailed in the first week that the Parcel Post stamps became available. A rarity
Envelope
Catalog #Q1
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3047
United States - Parcel Post
1913 2c, 5c, 25c (2) and 75c carmine rose, canceled by oval Registry markings on "Parcel Post" label for 11 pounds package sent from Syracuse, N.Y. to the 8th zone and paying $1.32 in postage, minor wrinkles, fine
Catalog #Q2,5,9,11
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3048
United States - Parcel Post
1913 20c carmine rose, well centered single, tied by oval "1" grid cancel, with "Vera Cruz, Mex. Sept 5 8 AM U.S.M.AG 1914" departure pmks alongside, "U.S. Postal Agency Vera Cruz, Mex" and violet Registry box, sent to Phillip Ward in Philadelphia, additional markings on back, including Registry and arrival (Sep 12) pmks, v.f., incredibly elusive example of 20c parcel Post on cover used during the U.S. Intervention in Vera Cruz, Mexico
Envelope
Catalog #Q8
$4,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3049
United States - Parcel Post
1913 50c carmine rose, well centered single, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Jun. 2 10 AM 1916" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on cover to Percy G. Doane, Tribune Building, New York City, v.f., extremely rare if not unique 50c Parcel Post on cover from U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China, ex-1949 Tows collection (a 20c on cover from the same correspondence was sold for $8,000 in 2022 Siegel "Magnolia collection" sale)
Envelope
Catalog #Q10
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3050
United States - Parcel Post
1913 75c carmine rose, well centered single, tied by New York Registry oval cancel on registered cover to Copenhagen,"Consulat de Danemark" imprint on backflap, New York departure (7.30.14) and Copenhagen (13.8.14) arrival pmks, forwarded to Lundby, v.f., scarce usage of the 75c Parcel Post on cover to Denmark
Envelope
Catalog #Q11
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3051
United States - Parcel Post
1913 $1 carmine rose, used with 5c blue (Roosevelt) on Zeppelin cover flown October 28, 1928 from New York to Germany, "First Flight Air Mail United States-Germany" cachet, fine and uncommon usage of the $1 Parcel Post on a Zeppelin cover
Envelope
Catalog #Q12
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3052
United States - Parcel Post
1913 $1 carmine rose, vertical strip of three (top and bottom stamps with minor faults), used with Washington 4c (2) and Franklin 10c (3) on Nov.28 1917 Registered Return Receipt Requested Crocker National Bank of San Francisco parcel tag to Los Angeles, scarce
Catalog #Q12
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3053
United States - Parcel Post
1913 balance of Alfred Kugel's collection on pages, showing 24 covers, cards, Parcel Tags, pieces, etc., written-up on exhibit pages, different franking combinations, rates, destinations and origins, 1c and 2c on unsealed envelope, U.S. French Sea Post Office markings, Shanghai China U.S. Postal Agency usages, cover addressed to Gold Coast, Africa, with 2x2c Parcel Post stamps used together with 1c Washington, Registered 2c stationery entire envelope with strip of 3c carmine rose and 1c Washington, other registered covers, including one from Puerto Rico, Insured parcel tags, one with 20c carmine rose and 5c Washington, mixed condition, solid basis for further study and expansion
Envelope
Catalog #Q1-8
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3054
United States - Postal Stationery Postal Cards
1888-1955 United States Postal Cards sent by Registered Mail, one frame (16 pages) exhibit presented chronologically, with 30 stationery postcards, uprated and Registered to various destinations, domestic and international, unusual rates, some with Registry labels added on departure, several extremely rare, including UX6 registered in 1897 to Yalta, Crimea, 1892 registered reply card to Vienna, 1896 Jefferson stationery card with additional franking registered from U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai (one of only two such cards recorded), 1909 1c card with Dallas, Texas domestic registry label (possibly unique), 1907 2c registered card with New York and San Francisco Registry labels to Netherlands Indies (only recorded card with two International Registration labels), 1917 5c Grant card Registered and Special Delivery to Berlin, others to Russia, Denmark, Switzerland, German Occupied Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, etc., most interesting and certainly difficult to assemble
Envelope
$26,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3055
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1868 Consulate General of the United States Shanghai China corner cachet, small cover franked with 10c green (straight edge at right), canceled by a circle of wedges, addressed to New York, with Shanghai 2/24 departure and NY 4/22 arrival docketing, Post Office Department United States Consulate General/Shanghai (in abbreviated "P.O.D. U.S. Con.Genl Shanghai" form) departure pmk, "Via Panama" and other endorsements, minor creasing, otherwise fine
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3056
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1872 10c yellow, canceled by Circle of Wedges pmk on cover addressed to Iowa, with "U.S. Postal AGCY Shanghai" May 12 departure cds alongside, showing San Francisco June 18 entry, departure docketing (May 8, 1872) on back, fresh and v.f. 10c Pictorial on cover from Shanghai
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3057
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1875 two covers from Shanghai to USA, each with "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" departure datestamps, one franked with 2x10c brown, the other with single 5c Taylor, San Francisco transit pmks, minor faults, otherwise fine, neatly displayed on exhibit page
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3058
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1882 two covers from Exeter and Stratham, N.H. to the U.S. Consul in Foochow, China, each with 5c franking, various transit and two different types of "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" arrival markings, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3059
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1888 (17 Nov) cover franked with 5c brown, tied by double-lined oval "U.S. Postal Agency Tientsin", with similar "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" (30 Nov 88) transit mark alongside, sent to Rutland, Vermont, red San Francisco (Dec 22) and Rutland (28 Dec) arrival pmk on back, partly mended cover tears, otherwise fine and rare "U.S. Postal Agency Tientsin" markings, used for a brief period in the late 1880s, only four (!) examples recorded (dates ranging from 11 Dec 1887 to 3 Sept 1889)
Envelope
$3,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3060
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1889-92 "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" departure datestamps, two covers, front of a registered parcel, postcard and piece franked with 15c orange, written-up on three exhibit pages, some faults noted, fine and scarce group
Envelope
$575.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3061
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1899 (4 Dec) cover franked with a horizontal pair of 5c Trans-Mississippi, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" pmk, small framed "IPO" tieprint (to discourage theft while in the Imperial Postal system),"Ningpo 20 Nov 99" transit alongside, Shanghai 21 Nov 99 arrival. The cover originated at Kinwha, in the interior of China, was sent via Ningpo to Shanghai and transferred to the U.S. Postal Agency for further transmission to Bradford, Pa, where it arrived on Jan 2nd, minor flaws, rare cover (ex-Siegel March 12, 1986 sale, lot 726, $1,300 hammer)
Envelope
$6,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3062
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1899 (24 Mar) cover headed "Consulate General of the United States, Shanghai China", franked with 1c and 4c Trans-Mississippi, both tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" departure cds, with "U.S. Consulate General March 21,1899" datestamp on back, San Francisco (Apr 17) transit and Richmond Hill, ILL (Apr 22) arrival pmks on back, v.f.
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3063
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1900 undated "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" markings, exhibit page with 4c, 6c and 50c canceled on pieces, also pair of 1c green, tied by similar postmark on United States Postal Agency U.S. Consulate General letterhead, fine and interesting group
Envelope
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3064
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1900 (21 Sep) registered cover to New York, franked with pair of 2c carmine, single 8c brown, used in combination with 1c Trans-Mississippi, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" duplex departure pmks, supported by a Registry exchange label "U.S. of America Shanghai, China No.2014" narrow black Roman letter "R" (Scott FX-SH1d, $4,000, only 9 (!) recorded), filing fold away from the stamps, with 24 Oct.00 on back and New York Registry arrival date stamp on front, fine and rare cover
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3065
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1903 (8 Aug) registered cover to New York, franked with two each 2c carmine and 4c brown, tied by oval "U.S. Postal Agency Reg./Shanghai-China" datestamps, regular duplex departure pmk below, supported by a red Registry label "U.S. of America Shanghai, China No.1551" (Scott FX-SH1a, $2,000, only 24 recorded), filing fold away from the stamps, with Seattle and New York Registry arrival (Aug 26) markings, fine
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3066
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1903 (12 Mar) registered cover from New York to Shanghai, franked 5c (2) and 8c (all three stamps defective), with violet Registry datestamp, red label added in San Francisco, also "D.L.O. Record" (Dead Letter Office) handstamp and "Left" in red crayon, cover damaged and resealed at top, bearing previously unrecorded "Received in Bad Order U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" handstamp, repeated twice more on reverse. Since the addressee was not located, the letter was returned to sender, with "U.S. Postal Agency-REG DIV Shanghai-China (Oct 30,1903)" datestamp in oval, plus Dec 2 1903 Dead Letter Office arrival mark, scarce
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3067
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1908 (Jan) cover franked with pair of 1c green and 8c gray black, tied by violet "REGISTERED JAN 1908 U.S. POSTAL AGENCY, SHANGHAI, CHINA" four-line handstamp in all capital letters, repeated twice at left, "414" Registry number by crayon, addressed to Chicago, with Feb 8, 1908 arrival pmks on back, fine. This may be the only recorded Four-Line Registration marking, used to cancel the stamps (paying 2c domestic postage and 8c Registry fee) (a later version of all caps straight-line registration handstamp, but with larger letters and "Registered" in serifs, appeared in the Mizuhara sale)
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3068
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1910 (18 Apr) registered cover franked with 1c, 4c, 5c and 10c Trans-Mississippi Commemoratives, tied by two clear "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China R.D." (R(egistry) D(ivision) in violet, supported by "Registered April 18 1910 U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China" four-line datestamp, sent to Germany, with red Registry label added in New York, San Francisco transit and Chemnitz (30.5.10) arrival pmks on back, fine and attractive cover from Shanghai paying 20c (10c registry and 10c for a double-weight international letter) with commemorative postage
Envelope
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3069
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1910 (2 May) registered cover to New York, franked with two each 2c red and 5c blue, tied by two clear "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China R.D." (R(egistry) D(ivision) in violet, supported by "Registered May 3, 1910 U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China" four-line datestamp, June 2, 1910 arrival pmks on back, filing fold at bottom, well away from the stamps, fine cover from Shanghai
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3070
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1911 (14 July) registered cover to San Francisco, franked with 3x4c brown, tied by "Shanghai U.S. Postal Agency Registered" double circle departure pmks, Registration box, with number filled in by hand and additional violet "REGISTERED" handstamp alongside, arrival pmks (Aug 21) on back, v.f.
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3071
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1912 (15 Jan) registered cover to Cavite, Philippines, franked with horizontal pair of 6c red orange, tied by oval "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, R(egistry) D(ivision) China", with violet "Registered" box alongside, additional "Registered Jan 15,1912 U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China" four-line departure datestamp and Philippines Mania and Cavite arrival pmks, cover fold away from the stamps, opened and resealed at right, fine (while 1c-5c and 10c values were used extensively at the postal agency in Shanghai, covers properly franked with other values are scarce)
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3072
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1913 (7 June) registered cover to Philadelphia, franked with 2c carmine and 10c Registration Stamp, tied by oval "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, R(egistry) D(ivision) China", with violet "Registered" handstamp alongside, various transit and arrival pmks, v.f., scarce usage
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3073
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1918 (21 Jan) registered cover to San Francisco, franked with 3c and 10c Washington-Franklins, tied by oval, previously unrecorded (!) small-size oval "U.S. Post Office Shanghai China" undated departure killer, violet "Registered" alongside, number filled in by hand, "Opened by Censor" label, "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai REGISTERED" departure cds on back, with 17 Feb 18 arrival, tape stains at top, otherwise fine and undoubtedly rare small oval U.S.P.O. China cancel, only recorded example
Envelope
$2,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3074
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1919 (5 Sep) Post Office Department United States Postal Agency Shanghai, China, Official Business, unfranked envelope with double oval "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China R.D." killer cancel, standard U.S. Post Office "Registered" box (as used in the United States, different than the letters in white on colored background used Shanghai), double circle departure and Portland (Sep 24) arrival pmks on back, fine example of official mail, registered without postage
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3075
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1919 (1 July) registered cover from "The Oriental Press" in Shanghai to Zellerbach Paper Company in San Francisco, two different "Registered" handstamps on front, franked on back with 6x2c carmine (paying 2c postage and 10c registry fee), tied by U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China killer cancels, with violet "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China Sta.A Registered" double circle departure pmks at top, San Francisco July 27 arrival alongside. Station "A" Registration datestamp on cover has been described in literature, but the location of this branch was not disclosed in any official publication, including the 1918-21 Postal Guides. Surprisingly, although this postmark dates back 105 years, no other examples have turned up in the interim
Envelope
$2,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3076
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1922 $1.00 on 50c light violet, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China R.D." double-oval handstamp on legal size cover, registered to Greenville Ill., purple "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Aug 17, 1922" cds, Chicago (Sep 18) arrival pmks on back, stamp is exceptionally well centered, v.f. and undoubtedly the finest condition possible, very rare, only a handful $1.00 on 50c recorded on cover
Envelope
Catalog #K15
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3077
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1920 Pacific Steamship Company coverfront/label from an insured package addressed to the Barber S.S. Lines in New York, franked with 16c, 30c (2), 40c and $2 on $1 surcharges, tied by U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China departure pmks, little toning, fine and rare. Copies of $2 on $1 stamps on cover are rare, except for philatelic creations. This coverfront probably contained shipping documents traveling between two steamship companies
Catalog #K16
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3078
United States Postal Agency in Shanghai, China
1905-22 collection of 15 Registered covers, one to Manila, another to Sweden, balance to the United States, franking includes 1902-03 Issue, Washington-Franklins, Parcel Post stamps, others Shanghai China surcharges, all written-up on 8 exhibit pages, with detailed descriptions of the Registration markings, datestamps, rates, etc. Included is a Registered Parcel Tag franked with 15c and 24c surcharges, customs declaration indicating that the parcel contained "an ivory necklace valued at $20", mixed condition, some normal cover wear, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$10,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3079
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1867 30c orange, canceled "HIOGO Japan" double circle in Roman letters, centered to bottom, small corner crease at top right and a tiny tear, scarce cancel, signed Jakubek, Richter, with 2002 Philatelic Foundation and ISJP certificates,
O
Catalog #100
Catalog Value $1,400
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3080
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1868 (26 Nov) FL from Yokohama, Japan to H.Hastings, Esq. in Boston, Mass., endorsed "Pr Great Republic", with red oval "China and Japan Steam Service" and San Francisco Dec.23 entry pmk, internal entry "Hastings & Co. Jan 16, 1869" pmk, franked with 10c green, which does not appear to have originated on this cover, 1989 Royal certificate notwithstanding. There is no dispatch pmk, but the cover did travel on the "Great Republic" from Yokohama in 1868 (earliest recorded use of Yokohama cds is July 1870, per Riddell). A fine cover from Yokohama, sold AS IS
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3081
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1869 1c, 2c and 10c, each with "HIOGO JAPAN" undated double circle pmk in Roman letters, minor flaws, fine appearance, 2c with 1988 PFC,
O
Catalog #112,113,115
Catalog Value $1,880
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3082
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1869 3c ultramarine, horizontal strip of three, stamps with split grills, canceled on piece by "Hiogo Japan" double circle undated pmks, rare usage, with 2016 PFC,
O
Catalog #114
Catalog Value $1,920
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3083
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1869 6c ultramarine, canceled by "Hiogo Japan" double circle undated pmks, fresh and fine stamp, pencil signed, rare,
O
Catalog #115
Catalog Value $1,725
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3084
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1870 10c brown, canceled by large undated "HIOGO JAPAN" cancel, creased, otherwise fine
O
Catalog #150
$150.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3085
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1873 cover franked with 6c carmine (straight edge at left), bold "H" cancel, used with horizonal pair of 2c red brown, each stamp with identical bold "H"' cancels, one of which ties the pair at left, used on 1873 Blake correspondence cover from Hiogo, Japan to Boston, "U.S. Mail" manuscript endorsement at top left, red "San Francisco Paid All May 15" transit backstamp, with original contents headed "Hiogo 16th April 1873" (the letter deals with the estate of Frank Blake mentioning a plot of land in the "foreign concession" and the annual "police and municipality tax" and that "there are a good many lots in the concession held on speculation"), minor cover wrinkles, fine and most attractive rarity from Hiogo, Japan, paying 10c American Packet rate via San Francisco to Boston, carried on the Pacific Mail steamer "SS Japan" which departed from Yokohama and was in transit 21 days arriving in San Francisco on May 14th (The third postal agency to open in Japan was at the Consulate in Hiogo (now part of Kobe) on the island of Honshu, in March or April 1868. Prior to the introduction of a postmark with the Town Name, stamps on letters were canceled with a large "H". The "Blake correspondence" details the business travels and day to day activities in the Far East of Frank Blake, a U.S. businessman from Massachusetts. Starting in 1859, he did business in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai and Hiogo. In 1860 Mr. Blake was employed by the Augustine, Heard & Co. (a name, familiar to philatelists) and in 1863 was appointed head of their new operation in Bangkok. In 1869 he relocated to Hiogo, Japan which had been opened to foreign trade since January 1,1868. Mail service was started almost immediately by the United States Consulate with most mail sent via the Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company which began service to the Far East from San Francisco in 1867. Most significantly the covers from this correspondence and their contents confirm that the "H" cancelation was unquestionably used by the U.S. Post Office in Hiogo. There are a total of three of these covers in the Blake correspondence and only one other recorded on a printed circular)
Envelope
Catalog #146,148
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3086
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1873 (6 Feb) FL franked with 3c green, canceled by bold 5-bar grid, with "Nagasaki, Japan, 16 Feb" cds, addressed to J. Raud & Co., Yokohama, sender's endorsement "Par Golden Age", tiny cover tear at top, otherwise fine and extraordinary inter-consular usage from Nagasaki to Yokohama (a similar cover from the same correspondence, ex-Magnolia collection was sold in 2022 for $2,400 hammer)
Envelope
Catalog #147
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3087
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1873 cover franked with 10c brown, canceled by bold "H" of Hiogo, Japan handstamp on cover to Boston, with confirming original contents datelined "Hiogo 18 June, 1873"', endorsed "'U.S. Mail" at left, with San Francisco July 14 backstamp, some edge tears and cover wear, rare cancel used by the U.S. Post Office in Hiogo, Japan, ex-Christie's Robson Lowe Sale (Sept 27, 1995)
Envelope
Catalog #150
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3088
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1873 cover from Yokohama to San Francisco, franked with single 10c brown, Foreign Mail cancel, with "Yokohama Japan" Sep 7 departure pmk alongside, San Francisco Sep 30 arrival, on reverse October 2, 73 docketing, minor toning at right
Envelope
Catalog #150
$170.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3089
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1874 (26 Apr) FL from Yokohama to Genova, Italy, franked with pair of 10c brown, Foreign Mail cancels, with "Yokohama Japan" departure pmk alongside, San Francisco May 19 and New York May 26 transit pmks, Verona and Genova arrival (10 June) on back, fine (The US postal service activities in Japan were to end by a postal convention between the two countries, ratified in April 1874. The Yokohama Agency was kept open until the end of 1875 because of problems with Hong Kong postal officials refusing to accept U.S. mail in the Japanese post. Japan started its own foreign mail service on January 1, 1875)
Envelope
Catalog #150
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3090
United States Postal Agencies in Japan
1874 (1 June) stampless cover ("Wachtels & Co. Japan" backflap imprint) endorsed "Via San Francisco Per Overland Route" to France, with local, carved out of wood "HIOGO JAPAN" around the dial cancel, "PAID" in the center, transit pmks of San Francisco (June 28), New York (July 8), "Ang.Amb. Calais" and "Paris a Clermont" (July 20), with St. Etienne (21 July) arrival on back. Diamond shaped British accountancy mark "G.B./3F60c" and charged "15" (decimes), indicate that the cover was treated as unpaid, in spite of the "PAID" Hiogo marking. A rarity, one of only two covers recorded with this locally made cancel
Envelope
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3091
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1918 (26 Nov) large, registered cover to Boston, "War Department" crossed out, handstamped "American Expeditionary Forces, Siberia", franked with Washington-Franklins 2c, 5c (2) and 10c, violet Registry box and "Return Receipt Requested" handstamp alongside, A.E.F. Siberia Censored cachet, arrival (22 Dec) pmk on back, some cover mending and faults, stated to be the only recorded "Return Receipt Requested" cover from AEF Siberia
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3092
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1918 two picture postcards from Nagasaki, Japan to USA, each with 4sen franking, different "Censored" handstamps, sent by members of the RRSC, the sender of second card is "Leaving tomorrow (6 Aug 1918) for Vladivostok" (the Russian Railway Service Corps in Russia was a semi military organization of American railway engineers and technicians formed by the Department of State in September 1917 at the request of the Provisional Government of Russia to operate the Trans-Siberian, Chinese Eastern, and Ussuri Railways. The first contingent of 350 men under the command of Colonel George Emerson arrived in Vladivostok on December 14, 1917. Shortly after, they left for Nagasaki, Japan, because of unsettled conditions. In March 1918, the Corps returned to Russia and began its work under the direction of John F. Stevens, Chairman of the Advisory Commission of Railway Experts to Russia and later President of the Interallied Technical Board)
Envelope
$2,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3093
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1918 (28 Aug) YMCA cover (with letter), with Russian 30k franking, canceled by oval "Vladivostok-Tsuruga" Steamship datestamp, addressed to DuBois, PA, sent by a member of RRCS in Vladivostok, opened and resealed by censor, with "Passed by Censor 2001" handstamp, cover roughly opened at right, fine (until 25 September, 1918, the only postal service available to the RRSC personnel was the Russian Post Office. Even after the US Postal Agency Siberia opened, the local inflation rate, made the Russian postage a bargain)
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3094
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 (23 May) War Department, Official Business, legal size envelope, registered to New York, franked with 10c Franklin (straight edge at right), tied by U.S. Postal Agency Siberia "M.O.B." double circle departure pmk (repeated on back), Registered box showing chipped lower left corner, ascribed to Vladivostok, with self-censored "A.E.F. Siberia Censored" handstamp, signed by Lt. N.C. Streit (the sender), backstamped on arrival (June 25), some cover mending, otherwise fine. This is the only recorded Registered cover from Vladivostok with "M.O.B." datestamp (in this case, the postal clerk used the Money Order handstamp instead of the registry datestamp)
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3095
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 U.S. Postal Agency Siberia, duplex pmk on YMCA cover to New Mexico, boxed AEF Siberia Censored handstamp, with "Opened by Censor No.10" label, with Santa Rita arrival (July 22)
Envelope
$130.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3096
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 (20 Feb) U.S. Postal Agency Siberia, duplex pmk on Roessler cover franked with 3c Washington, oval "AM.E.F. Siberia Passed as Censored Lieut.Lester K. Ade Base Censor", roughly opened at top, with small piece missing from the front, one of only 19 Roessler covers recorded
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3097
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 (5 Dec) Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces, Siberia corner card cacheted cover from Major General William S. Graves, commander of the AEF, Siberia, sent to his wife, endorsed "Soldier's Mail", with framed censor handstamp, fine cover, one of only three known with HQ corner card
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3098
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 (22 Dec) illustrated cover from Capt. W.E. Crampton, boxed "AEF, Siberia Censored by Capt. W.E. Crampton", typewritten "Letter No.172", fine. Capt. Crampton sent 200 letters home, but only 4 of them bear this self censoring handstamp
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3099
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 two covers to the United States, one with the "Associated Press Peking" cachet, paying 3c to the Agency's News Editor in New York, the other with "Community Motion Picture Bureau Care of U.S. Consul, Vladivostok, Russia" corner cachet, paying 2c to Waterloo, IA, two different censor handstamps, fine pair of covers sent by civilians in Siberia
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3100
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1919 (14 Nov) YMCA cover, endorsed "Sailor's Mail", with "U.S.S. New Orleans" pmk, addressed to Bridgeport, CT, fine ("U.S.S. New Orleans", a naval protective cruiser was stationed in Vladivostok from July 17 to Dec 20,1919, supporting the Allied force in Siberia and again from May 30-Oct 3, 1921)
Envelope
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3101
United States Postal Agency in Siberia
1920 (29 May) U.S. Naval intelligence Office, Vladivostok, Siberia, letter written in Siberia, but mailed en route to Chicago, with free-frank acceptance from Honolulu, Hawaii (June 15), endorsed "Officer's Mail", fine
Envelope
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3102
United States Postal Agency in Siberia Postal Stationery
1920 selection of bundle facing slips, bag tags, Evacuation Hospital, etc., five different items, unused, fine
Envelope
$270.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3103
United States Intervention in Vera Cruz, Mexico
1914 Exhibit of 26 covers or cards neatly laid out and written-up on pages, showing wide variety of postal markings used during the U. S. intervention in Vera Cruz, Mexico, as well as the various stamps that were used to pay the postage on this mail. Some of these markings were widely used and some are very elusive by any standard. Where possible, the earliest and latest dates that have been recorded are designated. The exhibit commences with "Trigger for Intervention", followed by Forerunner of American Administration of Post Office, Mexican Markings Official Mail, "Flag" machine marking, Steel and rubber duplex markings, use of Fractional Mexican Postage, Registered Mail, including Earliest Recorded example of "AR" markings, Special Service and other markings, also "Tampico" proof strikes on Mexican stationery entire envelopes (canceled October 31, 1914), mixed condition, splendid historical presentation, with some extraordinary usages
Envelope
$37,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3104
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Canal Zone Registered Mail
1905-22 collection of 23 covers, written-up on 16 Exhibit pages (one frame), with a 1909 registered cover from Porto Bello to Ancon, showing "Station "A" Cristobal, C.Z. Registered" (discovery example!), Anzon, C.Z., Ancon, C.Z. Station "A", Balboa, C.Z., Bas Obispo, C.Z., with printed "Cristobal C.Z." Registry label (Scott FX-CZ1, $400) and handstamped name (FX-CZ2, $500), Boxio (with printed FX-CZ1 label), Cuebra, with handstamped Cristobal (FX-CZ2), Empire, Fort Amador, C.Z. (with FX-CZ1 label), Fort Sherman, C.Z. (franked with Scott 46 pair and 5x56, 1973 APS certificate), La Boca, Canal Zone (with handstamped FX-CZ2), La Cascadas, C.Z. (arrival Registered markings on registered stationery entire from Grenada), another on 10c on 5c Registration envelope (UF1, $2,000), Matachin (with handstamped Cristobal, C.Z. Registered handstamp FX-CZ2, $500, franking defective), Paraiso, C.Z., Pedro Miguel, C.Z., fine-v.f. A splendid showing of Registry markings from Canal Zone (research derived from the "Postal Markings of the Canal Zone" by Lawson P.Entwistle, published by the Canal Zone Study Group in 1982)
Envelope
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3105
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Canal Zone Air Post
1931-49 $1 black, used with 15c on registered cover used in 1946 from Fort Amador to USA, also 15 July 1939 registered and flown FDC to Denver, with 25c, 30c and $1, minor cover tears, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #C14,18-20
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3106
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Canal Zone Zeppelin Flights
1930 Cristobal-New York via Graf Zeppelin Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen flight cover, mixed franking with U.S. $1.30 Zeppelin, red South America Cachet and appropriate transit and arrival pmks, fine and scarce combination Zeppelin flight cover
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3107
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Cuba
1898 (7 May) cover from Melbourne, Victoria to Havana, with red "Per. R.M.S. Morana via Sydney & San Francisco" endorsement at top, handstamped "Return to Sender" and "Dispatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War" applied in San Francisco. This may be the only recorded example of "Prohibited" marking applied in San Francisco
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3108
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Cuba
1898-1901 collection of 13 covers, written-up on exhibit pages, various frankings and destinations, "United States Postage Military Station No.1 Cuba", "Soldier's Letter" handstamps, "Cuba" surcharges, one to Canada, another to England, Santiago, Cuba pmks, Spanish postage, mixed condition
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3109
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Cuba
1899-1900 three covers to New Orleans, canceled "Pt. Tampa & Havana R.P.O." (1 Feb 1899), "Havana, Batabano & Santiago R.P.O." (29 July, 1900) and "Isabela & Cienfuegos R.P.O." (31 July, 1900), mixed condition, fine (both military and civilian mail was transported via Traveling Post Offices using sea mail and railway lines, built by the Spanish)
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3110
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Cuba Registered Mail
1898-1902 Military Postal Stations in Cuba, collection of 31 covers and cards, written-up on 16 pages, presented in numerical and alphabetical order. The first Registry cancel was a double oval "Military Sta. No.1 NY" between the rings, with "Cuba" in the center, partial mourning cover to Pennsylvania, Military Station No.1 Santiago de Cuba, Mil.Sta.No.3 Guantanamo, Mil.Sta.No.5 San Luis, Mil.Sta.No.6 Manzanillo, Mil.Sta.No.7 Gibara, Mil.Sta.No.8 Holguin, Mil.Sta.No. 10 Havana, covers to San Francisco and to France, another to Switzerland, with "Cuba Havana" Registry label (Scott FX-HA1, $2,000), covers to Buenos Aires, Trieste, Austria, Mil.Sta.No.11 Puerto Principe (covers to Belgium and Germany), Mil.Sta.No.13 Cienfuegos, Mi.Sta.No.18 Trinidad, Mil.Sta.No.21 (Cardenas), Mil.Sta.No.24 (Palma Soriano), Mil.Sta.No.26 (Buena Vista), Mil.Sta.No.27 Matanzas, Mil.Sta.No.30 Santa Cruz, Mil.Sta.No.33 Sagua La Grande, Mil.Sta.No.34 Caibarien, plus Columbia Barracks Station. A fine showing of U.S. Registered mail from the various postal stations in Cuba, with many rare, if not "only known" items, occasional cover wear, generally fine or better
Envelope
$9,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3111
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Danish West Indies
1917-19 collection of 12 covers or cards, written-up exhibition style on pages, used from St. Thomas, one written by French Consul at St. Thomas, mixed franking U.S. and Danish West Indies, with French Consular Agency seal, sent to Martinique, cover addressed to Commander Pollack "on board the Hancock", registered cover from St. Thomas to Philadelphia, covers from Charlotte Amalie, Kingshill, Christiansted, various rates, combinations, etc., scarce group
Envelope
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3112
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1899 (Sep) U.S.S. Yosemite, "San Louis d'Apra" (instead of the correct "San Luis d'Apra") cover with ship marking at upper left, franked with Guam overprinted 1c, 2c, 5c, tied by "Agana Isle of Guam" violet departure and grid cancels, addressed to the War Department in Washington, D.C., San Francisco transit and Oct.18, 1899 arrival pmks
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3113
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1899 (11 Sep) cover "From W.H. Rush U.S.S. Solace" corner cachet handstamp, franked with overprinted "Guam" 1c, 2c and 5c, tied by oval Spanish killer pmks, violet "Marianas 11 Sep" below, sent to Philadelphia, with Yokohama (26 Sep), San Francisco (Oct 9) and finally arrival (Oct 14) pmks, also "Received 1" in oval, fine early usage (The "U.S.S. Solace" was the station ship for Guam in this period, bringing supplies from the Philippines)
Envelope
Catalog #1,2,5
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3114
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1899 (22 May) Special Delivery cover to Boston, franked with 2c red and 10c Special Delivery, both tied by "Agana, Isle of Guam" departure markings, Boston Special Delivery arrival mark, cover creased with some mended tears away from the stamps, showing Mil.Station No.1 Philippines (May 29) and Boston (July 5) arrival,
Envelope
Catalog #2,E1
Catalog Value $1,500
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3115
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1899 (17 Aug) registered cover to Germany, franked with 2x5c blue, both tied by oval Spanish killer pmks, violet "Marianas 17 Aug" below, framed "CERTIF" at right, Germany Registry label applied on arrival, showing transit "Mil.Sta.No.1 Philippine Isls Registered" (Sep 14), Hong Kong (Sep 17) and Aue (Oct 21 99) arrival pmks, minor cover wear, otherwise fine. This is the Earliest Recorded Registered Letter from Guam, showing three different Spanish markings
Envelope
Catalog #5
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3116
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1899 (17 Nov) cover to Yokohama, franked with single 5c "Guam" overprinted adhesive, placed upside down and tied by "Agana, Isle of Guam Nov 17, 1899" departure datestamp, charged "25 CTMS T" for a double weight letter (equivalent of 25 centimes or 5 cents U.S.), with the addition of 2x10sen orange canceled by framed mark, with arrival and additional chops alongside, U.S. Mil. Station No.1 Manila and Nagasaki transit pmks on back, fine and unusual usage of Guam overprint to a foreign destination
Envelope
Catalog #5
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3117
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1899-1902 collection of 12 covers and two Registry Return receipts, written-up on exhibit pages, with examples of different cancels, including Agana, Guam, Government House, overprinted stamps on cover, including 15c olive green (Scott 10) single franking to Manila, 2c carmine canceled "Guam Ladrones Isl's", covers from San Luis d'Apra, official mail from the Navy Department, "Agana Island of Guam" cancel, 1901 cover franked with 2c Pan-American commemorative, also 5c blue, unoverprinted single on cover to France, mixed condition, mostly fine or better
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3118
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1900 (23 Aug) small registered cover to New York, franked with overprinted 1c, 3c and 6c (last one with straight edge at right), canceled by faint "AGANA" handstamps, supported by "Agana Guam" circular pmk, with datestamp across, fine cover, with Oct 10, 1900 arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #1,3,6
$220.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3119
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1900 (14 June) registered cover to Germany, franked with single 50c orange, tied by "Agana Isl. Of Guam" three-line departure datestamp, New York Registry label at left, San Francisco and New York transits, Baden-Baden arrival (26.9.00), v.f.,
Envelope
Catalog #11
Catalog Value $1,500
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3120
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1900 (14 June) registered cover to Portland, Maine, franked with single 4c lilac brown and 8c violet brown, tied by "Agana Isl. Of Guam" two-line departure handstamps, arrival "Registered Sep 16 Portland MI" on reverse, filing fold away from the stamps, unusual use of 4c and 8c denominations to pay the required 12c postage (4c letter, plus 8c registry fee)
Envelope
Catalog #4,7
$190.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3121
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1901 (3 July) registered cover to Alzey, sent from the German Post Office in Saipan, Mariana Islands, franked with strip of 3x10pf Yacht, tied by departure pmks, with corresponding Registry label alongside, large two-line "AGANA-GUAM Jul 5, 1901" transit datestamp, with violet U.S.Mil. Sta.1 Philippines (Aug 18) transit and Alzey (27.9.01) arrival pmks on back, fine and extremely rare Agana-Guam transit usage
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3122
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam
1901 (31 Oct) registered cover addressed to Saipan, Marianas, franked with overprinted 2c, 10c, 50c and $1, usual centering, tied by violet "Guam Ladrone Isls" departure cds, with "Agana Guam" circular pmk used as a Registry mark, with German Saipan/Marianen (10/1/02) arrival pmk (catalogued as $1 on cover and used singles)
Envelope
Catalog #2,8,11,12
Catalog Value $3,990
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3123
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Guam Special Delivery
1901 (23 Jan) cover to Newton, Mass., franked with 2c red and 10c Special Delivery, straight edge at left, canceled by faint "Agana, Isle of Guam" departure datestamp, forwarded on arrival (Jan 23, 1901), with Special Delivery arrival marking, some toning, 2c with ink mark at right, scarce, proper Special Delivery usage,
Envelope
Catalog #2,E1
Catalog Value $1,500
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3124
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Hawaii
1898-1914 collection of 11 covers or cards, franked with mostly U.S. adhesives, used from Honolulu, Eleele, Lihue and Hilo, six are Registered, one franked with 13c and registered to France, another with 10c Pan-American, plus others, mostly fine
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3125
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1899 (27 Jan) letter from Admiral Dewey to John Hughes in Denver, personally written on "U.S.Cruiser Olympia" stationery, signed "George Dewey", with cover franked 2c Trans-Mississippi, canceled "Mil. Sta.No.1 Manila, Philippines" (Jan 28), overall toning, otherwise fine
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3126
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1899-1902 collection of 70+ covers or cards, mostly written-up on exhibit pages, some loose covers and cards, showing various markings, including "Advertised Manila, P.I." and Dead Letter Bureau cds, Registered covers and parcels franked with Trans-Mississippi commemoratives, Naval Mail covers registered from Manila to Shanghai, China, Military Station No.2 Cavite, U.S. Marines mail from Luzon, Military Station No.1 Manila, Military Station No.3 Ilolo, Panay, Hospital Station mail, incoming mail from Japan, Hawaii, Venezuela, also a cover returned to sender with "Deceased Soldier" endorsement, U.S. Army Transports, including "U.S.S. Brooklyn", cover addressed to the U.S. Consul in Chefoo, China, others from "U.S.S. Yorktown" and "U.S.S. Helena", both from Ilolo, "U.S. Monitor Monadnock", Flagship "U.S. Olympia", foreign destinations, one to Inhambane, East Africa, covers from training camps, Troops in transit home, covers from Nagasaki, with Japanese franking, one showing "Brooklyn Daily Eagle Headquarters U.S. Transport Sheridan Bound for Manila, via Suez Canal" cachet, mixed condition, fascinating group of covers
Envelope
$10,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3127
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1900 two covers, one to Luzon, with "Dagupan & Manila R.P.O. North" pmk, the other to Kenosha, Wisconsin, canceled "Dagupan & Manila R.P.O. South", minor toning, otherwise fine pair of U.S. Philippines TPOs (this railway was under military control of the U.S. 8th Army Corps)
Envelope
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3128
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1900 50c orange, vertical pair (top stamp with rounded upper left corner), used with 3c, 10c and 15c on large parcel address label to Boston, with Mil. Sta. No.1 Manila Aug.25 departure cds below, sent by Lt.Cdr. Of the "U.S.S. Celtic", with framed "Examined and Released T.L. Shevlin, A.D. Collector" handstamp, fine example of commercial use of 50c stamps
Catalog #215,217,218, 219
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3129
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1906 (19 Dec) "Philippines Constabulary" Official Mail cover franked with $1 black, used in combination with 2c carmine, 50c orange and Special Delivery 10c dark blue, handstamped "O.B." in violet, all tied by grid cancels, "Register No." handstamp below, Malolos, Bulacan, P.I. departure cds, addressed to Manila, with red "Registry Div. Manila P.I." same day arrival pmk on back, filing folds and minor toning away from the stamps, fine and scarce intact registered cover with four different issues
Envelope
Catalog #212,223,240,E1
$5,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3130
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1906 (5 Sep) registered Official Mail cover with single 50c orange, used from San Isidro to Manila, addressed to Col. H.H. Banholtz, with arrival pmk, minor toning, fine cover
Envelope
Catalog #236
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3131
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines
1906 (3 Sep) Official Mail coverfront addressed to Philippines Constabulary Executive Inspector in Manila, franked with $1 Farragut, red overprint and additionally handstamped "O.B", with Santa Cruz Laguna P.I. departure cds alongside, stamp exceptionally well centered with balanced wide margins on all sides, v.f.
Catalog #237
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3132
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Philippines Registered Mail
1898-1902 Military Postal Stations in the Philippines, collection of 23 covers and cards, written-up on 16 pages, presented in numerical and alphabetical order (for the unnumbered stations). The initial marking for registered mail from the Islands, was "Philippine Sta. San Francisco, Cal./Registered", represented by a postcard from Camp Dewey on Manila Bay (Aug 10,1898, earliest recorded), Sep 17, 1898 registered cover from Cavite, franked with 1c, 2c, 5c and 10c Bureau issues, sent to Genova, Italy, with French "Paq.Fr.No.1 Ligne N" maritime mark, Military Sta.No.1 markings on Registered covers to Albany, another to Paris, with 8c Trans-Mississippi franking, 1901 Registered cover with overprinted adhesives to Germany, Mil.Sta. No.2 Cavite, No.3 Ilolo, P.I. (two-line handstamp), No.4 Phil.Isls, Cebu, one to Spain, another to Singapore, No.5, Bacolod, P.I. to Spain (one of only four examples of the 4-line marking recorded), Mil.Sta.Aparri, Mil.Sta.Bongao (located in the Sulu Archipelago, this garrison did not have a registry marking, the lettered transited Jolo), Mil.Sta. San Fernando, Mil.Sta.Vigan, two registered covers to the United States. An extraordinary collection of registered mail from the Philippine Islands military stations, four decades in the making, mixed condition, some usual faults, mostly fine or better
Envelope
$17,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3133
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Puerto Rico
1898-1901 Receiving postmarks at U.S. Military Stations, collection of 20 covers and cards, written-up on 16 exhibit pages, showing military stations in numerical order, unnumbered stations, usages after the stations were turned over to civilian control, etc. The exhibit includes "Military Stat. No.1" applied on 1899 card from Belgium, with "Forwarded Ponce Porto Rico" handstamp, receiving pmks of Playa Ponce, Military station No.2 Guayama, No.3 Mayaguez, No.4 San Juan, No 6 Utuado, No.7 Yauco, No.8 Juan Diaz, Aguadilla Station, Aibonito Station, Arecibo Station, Bayamon Station, Fajardo Station, Humacao Station, Lares Station and Rio Piedras Station, mixed condition, mostly fine or better. In addition to the normal postmarks used on outgoing mail, the military stations were supplied with receiving marks that were used on mail arriving or in transit through the various locations. Covers with such markings were not often preserved, some are quite rare and there are several discovery examples and others of which only 3 or 4 are known. A splendid assembly, the result of a "couple of decades of searching"
Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3134
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Puerto Rico
1898-1901 collection of 22 covers or cards, some partially written-up on pages, two with Spanish franking, others with U.S. stamps overprinted Puerto Rico, military mail, municipal Post Offices, Adjuntas, Aguas Buens, El Dorado, various rates, mixed condition, good lot
Envelope
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3135
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Puerto Rico Registered Mail
1898-1901 Military Postal Stations in Puerto Rico, collection of 23 covers and cards (plus one coverfront and few stamps with various markings), written-up on 16 pages, presented in numerical and alphabetical order to the unnumbered stations. Early registered mail cover sent through Military Station No.1 located at Ponce shows "Registered Sep 27 1898 Military Station No.1 Porto Rico Washington D.C." five-line handstamp, followed by Mil.Sta.No.2 Guayama (registered cover franked with 2x5c blue, addressed to Barcelona), Mil.Sta.No.3 Mayaguez (cover to Germany), Mil.Sta.No.4 San Juan, Mil.Sta.No.6 (Utado) cover franked with 5x2c Trans-Mississippi (faulty), (this is discovery example of registered mail from Utado), Mil.Sta.No.7 (Yauco), the only recorded example, registered cover to Corsica, Mil.Sta.No.8 (Juana Diaz), one of the only two recorded registered covers from this station; Aguadilla Station, Aibonito Station, Bayamon Station (front of a registered cover with departure cds, only recorded example), Cayey Station, Fayardo Station, Playa Ponce Station, Rio Piedras Station, San German Station and a registered cover from "Vicques Station", franked with a combination of Puerto Rico overprints and 3x2c Trans-Mississippi (postmark was erroneous as the name of the town was "Vieques", not "Vicques"). A formidable showing which includes some "only recorded" Registry markings from U.S. Military stations in Puerto Rico. Al Kugel admitted to have spent four decades to assemble this exhibit
Envelope
$10,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3136
UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS Samoa
1900-18 collection of 10 covers, written-up on exhibit pages, starting with a forerunner cover franked with pair of 20pf German Eagle, sent via the German postal agency at Apia, originating from "U.S.S. Abarenda", cover with 2x1c green, sent from "Pago Pago Samoa" (9 December, 1900 earliest recorded date), registered cover franked with a combination of Bureau issues and 8c Trans-Mississippi, other registered covers, various destinations, one to New Zealand, etc., fine-v.f.
Envelope
$5,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3137
ALBANIA
1810 FL to Venice, showing a good strike of "Cattaro in Albania" in black, rated "20" (deci), with "Venezia" arrival handstamp on back, fine and scarce Napoleonic-era cover, with the earliest postal marking which includes the word "Albania". It was introduced in 1810, when the French occupied Dalmatia and considered the southern part as the province of Albania
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3138
ALBANIA
1851 (21 Jan) FL from Antivari to Paris, with negative cachet of "Apostolic Mission", posted from the Austrian Post Office in Cattaro, with straight line dated "Cattaro" strike, taxed "19" (deci) on arrival, with red French entry cds alongside, v.f.
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3139
ALBANIA
1913 registered cover from Vlone to Trieste, franked with overprinted Fiscal adhesives, used as regular postage, Registry Number filled-in by hand, backflap missing, rare usage
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3140
ALBANIA
1913 1pi ultramarine, used on cover from Vlone (10.9.1913) to Austria, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #7
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3141
ALBANIA
1913 2pi blue black, used on registered (Austrian Lloyd Trieste crest on backflap) cover from Vlone (25.8.1913) to Jaromer, Bohemia, with hand-made Registry "label: and number, minor cover tears, otherwise v.f. Registered covers with the first issue are rare
Envelope
Catalog #8
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3142
ALBANIA
1913 10pa blue green, with red "Behie" overprint, horizontal pair used on cover from Berat to Constantinople, with 1piaster Postage Due added (paying double deficiency rate) on arrival in the Galata Branch (the Double Eagle overprinted stamps paid the domestic letter rate and there was postage due for international mail) (stamps off cover catalogue $1,700)
Envelope
Catalog #13A
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3143
ALBANIA Ottoman Post Offices in Albania
1900-12 collection on 14 exhibit pages, showing 19 different postmarks from Albanian towns with Ottoman postmarks on 24 covers or cards, in few cases on loose stamps. Displayed alphabetically, there is a cover from Avlona (known as Valona, today Vlore), Berat cover to Trieste, Chinkine (San Giovanni di Medua), Cucusse (Kukes), Cortiza, Queuridje (12 July, 1912) cover to USA, Gueuridje (2 Oct, 1900) registered to Germany, Delvino, Dukat, Durazzo, Elbasan, Erguiri, Fir, Kolonia, Fermedi, Starova, Sarandos, Scutari d'Albanie, Ji Kariyesi, Labovai-zir-Karyesi, Selcika Kariyesi, Serakenuste, Kariyesi, etc. Many of these covers are rare, some probably the only recorded examples, as described by Mr. Kugel. A superb presentation
Envelope
$10,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3144
ALBANIA Austrian Offices in Albania
1901-14 collection on 9 exhibit pages, showing Austrian Presence in Albania, with 12 covers or cards, some registered, used from Santi Quaranta, Durazzo, S.Giovanni di Medua, Scutari in Albanien and Valona, with variety of franking and destinations (USA, Corfu, France, Germany, Trieste, Austria, Constantinople), mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3145
ALBANIA Italian Offices in Albania
1914-16 collection on 7 exhibit pages, showing Italian Presence in Albania, with 12 covers or cards, some registered, used from Durazzo, Scutari d'Albania and Valona, different franking combinations, censor cachets, etc., mostly fine
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3146
ALBANIA Albanian Locals - Korce
1914 two covers from Korce to Elbasan, one with framed 1914 handstamped 10 Para directly on envelope, the other with two 25pa (red) on violet double eagle, canceled "Korce" (19 March and 15 Apr 1914), the former with additional handstamp on back, the latter with Starove transit and Elbasan arrival pmks
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3147
ALBANIA Albanian Locals - Tepelena Postal Stationery
1914 Ministry of Post envelope (reduced at bottom), blue imprint at upper right, surcharged "1 grosh", with Tepelene (7.6.14) departure cds, addressed to Vlone, with arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the markings, fine (Captain de Jouy, the local Dutch commander, authorized 600 envelopes to be stamped with the official seal of the town, inscribed "Sub-Prefecture of Tepelene". These covers were used from 30 May to 9 July, 1914)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.U4a
Catalog Value €1,000
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3148
ALBANIA International Control Commission
1913-14 collection of 12 covers and cards from the British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian, Italian and Dutch contingents, sent from Scutari and Durazzo, showing a wide range of markings, censor cachets, handstamps, destinations, etc., all neatly written-up and described in detail on nine exhibit pages, fine and seldom offered assembly
Envelope
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3149
ALBANIA British Contingent
1913 cover to London, with large double Eagle Albania 1913 handstamp, endorsed "Stamps unavailable", further marked "Scutari No English Stamp available", handstamped by censor Col.Phillips and charged "1d" on arrival in London (Jy 30, 13), filing folds, rare cover (An international peace keeping force (Scutari detachment) from five countries including Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany was deployed in the city and kept until the start of World War I. The British landing forces consisted of three companies of the Second Battalion stationed in Malta)
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3150
ALBANIA British Contingent
1913 cover to Malta, marked "Scutari No Malta Stamp available", censored and signed by Col.Phillips and charged "1d" on arrival in Valetta, with framed "F.R. 29 Aug. 1913" and backstamped Malta (Aug 29), fine
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3151
ALBANIA British Contingent
1913 (17 May) picture postcard (depicting Montenegrin soldiers), endorsed "Bojana River", mailed by a sailor from "H.M.S. King Edward VII", sent by a naval pouch to London, where it was franked with 1p red, tied by (May 20) cds, fine (text states that "we have about 1,000 men occupying Scutari - about 300 from this ship")
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3152
ALBANIA Serbian Occupation of Albania
1915 (8 Oct) cover (reduced at left) franked with Serbian King Peter and Postage Dues, eight different, tied by STRUGA departure pmks, addressed to Elbasan, with Tukuc transit and Elbasan arrival pmks, v.f. (a rare cover, stated to be the discovery example of the Struga markings, not listed in Rasic, excellent specialist item)
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3153
AUSTRIA
1908 Kaiser Franz Josef Jubilee Issue, one-frame (16 pages) exhibit, 43 covers or cards from Austria and from outside of the Empire, registered Parcel cards, covers, including one franked with 2kr, 5kr, 10kr high values, in combination with additional stamps, Address Cards to Sweden, covers adorned with Patriotic vignettes, stationery and commemorative postal cards, one used from Kolomyia to Saffed (with bilingual arrival pmk), various Jubilee cachets and markings, other stationery lettersheets, covers used from Liechtenstein (Eschen and Vaduz), Maritime usages from Cattaro-Fiume, Trieste-Alexandrien, Cattaro-Trieste, Offices in Crete, registered cover from Smyrna, Parcel card from Janina, with high value franking, Austrian Levant, used from Caiffa, Mersina, Durazzo, Constantinople, also stationery cards from Rhodes and Smyrna, many interesting markings, occasional censor strikes, etc. A very attractive presentation
Envelope
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3154
AUSTRIA
1910 Kaiser Franz Josef Visits Bosnia & Herzegovina, one-frame (16 pages) exhibit, 27 covers, cards and picture postcards from Bosnia, showing various commemorative cards, covers, special postmarks celebrating arrival in Sarajevo, various stops, menu for the Banquet, visit to the country side and to smaller towns enroute, etc.
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3155
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ottoman Forerunners
1870 (July) FL from Banjaluka, sent unfranked to Constantinople, where Turkish stamps were added and canceled with rectangular "Deraliye" markings; also a cover from Banjaluka, sent in 1874 to Constantinople, charged 6 piasters Postage Due with 1pi and 5pi, fine. Mail from cities other than Sarajevo is scarce
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3156
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ottoman Forerunners
1874 (Mar) FL from Trieste to Bihac, franked with 5kr Franz Josef, tied by oval departure datestamp, sent via Zavalje, where Turkish 20pa gray green and 1pi yellow (with corner defect) (Scott No.29,30) were added and tied by negative ovals, with transit markings of Zagreb and Otocac (13 March, 1874). Also included is a small piece with Ottoman franking, mailed from "Livno" (rectangular cancel inscribed "Ehlune", the Turkish name of the town), with Constantinople arrival
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3157
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ottoman Forerunners
1870 (Sep) FL used locally in Sarajevo, franked with single and pair of 20pa pale green, tied by "Bosna" in Arabic, paying 1 1/2pi for a locally delivered letter, v.f.
Envelope
$400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3158
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ottoman Forerunners
1869 FL from Constantinople to Sarajevo, franked with two each 1pi and 2pi, paying 6 piaster rate, with rectangular "Stamboule" departure and "Bosna" arrival pmks; also a FL sent in 1874 from Sarajevo to Constantinople, franked on back with strip of 3x2pi, with "Bosna" departure pmks, both neatly described on exhibit page
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3159
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ottoman Forerunners
1869 two FLs from Sarajevo to Trieste, each canceled "Bosna", with "Slavonski Brod" entry markings, showing two different postmarks, each letter was charged postage due to pay the Austro-Hungarian fees (The Ottoman Empire did not join the UPU until 1876 and their stamps were not acceptable for international mail until then)
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3160
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ottoman Forerunners
1863 (ca) FL sent unfranked from Trieste to Sarajevo, with oval, bilingual "Alesandro Oputch" merchant cachet at bottom, charged 20 para, with first issue Turkish Postage Due affixed on arrival in Sarajevo and postmarked "Battal" (Paid) in dotted grids, fine and rare first Ottoman Postage Due used in Bosnia
Envelope
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3161
CENTRAL LITHUANIA
1919-20 selection of 10 covers or cards written-up on exhibit pages, showing First Polish Administration, including Registered cover from Wilno to Egypt (17 Nov 1919 arrival in Alexandria), postal card to London, handstamped "Wolna of Cenzury" (free of censor), registered cover to London, with Army Censor label on reverse, postcard to Eastern Silesia, Second Polish Administration cover with violet "Postal Bureau Oszmiana" handstamp, plus two registered covers with Zeligowski adhesives, registered from "Troki" to Jaszuny (with arrival 26.VI.21), another from Wilno to Alexandria, Egypt, as well as incoming cover from Danzig, with 20m postage due and Telegraph form with pair of 5m red brown, fine and interesting lot
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3162
CENTRAL LITHUANIA
1920 "Litwa Srodkowa" overprints on Lithuanian stamps, complete set used, fine-v.f., signed Landre, etc. Only 360 of the high values were printed, genuine complete sets are rare,
O
Catalog #13-22
Catalog Value $4,080
$800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3163
CENTRAL LITHUANIA Postal Stationery
1921 2mk on 3k (Russian card), 2m on 7 1/2 pf (German Occupation card), also two "Litwa Srodkowa" Feldpostkarte and blank cards, the complete set of four stationery cards from Central Lithuania, each with additional Polish franking, used from Wilno (11 April, 26 April and 20 April, 1921), addressed to Krakow and Lwow, fine-v.f., extremely rare complete set of the Central Lithuania stationery cards, signed Mikulski, etc. (cat. 80,000zl $19,848)
Envelope
Catalog #Fi.Cp.1-4
$4,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3164
CENTRAL LITHUANIA Polish Occupation of Warwiszki
1923 (27 Mar) cover from Warwiszki to Grodno, franked on reverse with a horizontal pair of 100m, tied by military "Komenda Sily Zbrojnej w Warwiszkach" hs in violet, also by Sopockinie cds, used in combination with additional regular Polish franking (6x50gr) added on reverse for further transmission to Grodno, v.f., extremely rare cover, one of only three known from Warwiszki, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #Fi.1
$7,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3165
CENTRAL LITHUANIA Polish Occupation of Warwiszki
1923 (27 Mar) cover from Warwiszki to Grodno, franked with 100m, tied by military "Komenda Sily Zbrojnej w Warwiszkach" hs in violet, also by Sopockinie cds, repeated alongside, with additional regular Polish franking (6x50gr) added on reverse for further transmission to Grodno, v.f. and spectacular cover from Warwiszki, one of only three known, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #Fi.2
$7,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3166
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - American Forces in China
1900 (29 Nov) inbound cover (2c franking defective) from Springfield, Mass to a Private Linehan, a U.S. Marine in Tientsin, redirected to Cavite and then to Isabela, Philippines, with January 1901 arrival markings. Stated to be one of only two examples recorded of inbound Marine mail to China (First Marine Regiment landed at Taku on 17 July, 1900. As the Boxers were routed, most of the Marines were ordered to withdraw to the Philippines)
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3167
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - American Forces in China
1900 (12 Oct) cover to USA, franked with 2c "Philippines", tied by "MIL.P.STA No.1 PEKIN, CHINA" departure cds, with San Francisco transit and Benicia arrival (Nov 21) pmks on back. This first postmark provided for the Military Station in Peking showed the name "Pekin" and was in use for only about two months from 30 September to 28 November 1900
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3168
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - American Forces in China
1900-02 two covers from Nagasaki, one dated 18 Aug 1900, with letter ("when we get out in the field, it will be impossible to get stamps and I will have to have an officer sign the letter and you will have to pay 2 cents"), plus 1900 (7 Jan) legal size "War Department Depot Quartermaster, U.S. Army, Nagasaki, Japan" Official Business cover with Japanese franking addressed to U.S. Consul, John Fowler in Chefoo, China, with Nagasaki departure and violet "Chefoo I.J.P.O. 15 Jan" arrival markings on back, fine (the Quartermaster Depot at Nagasaki was opened in 1900 and remained opened until 1909)
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3169
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Australian Forces in China
1900 (Jan) cover franked with CIP 1c (2) and 2c (3), tied by Tientsin departure pmks and sent to Mrs. Fraser in Victoria, Australia, endorsed "Per Victoria Naval Contingent Tientsin, China", Shanghai (2 Feb) transit, arriving in Hong Kong on Feb 6, where it was assessed 6c Postage Due, covered with the addition of 3x2c rose, violet "T" crossed out once postage due was paid, finally arriving Melbourne on 18.3.01, cover wear partly restored with tape on three sides, showing part of the "Received Torn at G.P.O." marking. Only 10 covers have been recorded from the Victoria contingent, seven of which are from the same "Fraser" correspondence. This cover is the only example of Contingent mail sent via the Imperial Chinese Post Office
Envelope
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3170
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1901 "S.M.S. Aspern", three cards to Austria, Trieste and Bavaria, two with Austrian franking, canceled 16 April and 14 June, 1901, unfranked card used 17 February, with violet "Feldpost S.M.S. Aspern" and "Wien 27.3.01" arrival pmks. Other markings included "K.u.K. Kriegsmarine S.M.S. Aspern" and framed "Paket Boot", fine group of cards from the "Aspern", stationed at Taku (the Austro-Hungarian Expedition Corps was dispatched to China in 1900. This force included the cruisers "SMS Kaiserin und Konigin Maria Theresia", "SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth", "SMS Aspern", and "SMS Zenta")
Envelope
$575.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3171
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1901 "S.M.S. Kaiserin Elisabeth", two cards, one sent on 27 April, 1901 (while at Weihaiwei), endorsed "Feldpost", with violet "Kriegsmarine SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth" cachet, addressed to Pola, with Pirano transit and arrival pmks, the other handstamped Feldpost, with corresponding K.u.K. Kriegsmarine SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth" (12.7.01) departure pmk, addressed to Vienna, with arrival pmk alongside
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3172
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1901 "S.M.S. Kaiserin und Konigin Maria Theresia", three cards to Trieste, Vienna, Wurzburg, first sent 20 February 1901, with violet Naval cachet, others April 1901 and May 1902, last one with Austrian franking, appropriate departure and arrival markings, fine
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3173
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1901 "S.M.S.Zenta", two stampless cards, addressed 10 March 1901 to Prague and 16 July to Waldegg, showing "S.M.Schiff Zenta Feldpost" handstamps in violet or black, also K.u.K.Kriegsmarine S.M.S. Zenta departure cds, fine (the ship's captain, Eduard von Montalmar and seventy-three men joined the force that stormed the Taku Forts on 17 June, 1901. Montalmar and three sailors were killed during the war with another four sailors later dying of their wounds)
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3174
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1903 (3 Dec) stampless cover with "K.u.K.Gesandtschafts Schutzwache In Peking" two-line handstamp, corresponding "Wachdetachement" departure pmk, endorsed "Porto Freie Dienstsache", addressed to Pola, with 23.12.03 arrival pmk, filing fold, otherwise fine usage from Austrian Legation Guards unit (when the foreign powers were given the right to maintain military units to guard their legations, approximately 200 Austrian marines were assigned to this duty and a military post office was established for their use in 1903 in Peking)
Envelope
$400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3175
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1906 (19 Oct) picture postcard franked with two Austrian adhesives, tied by "K.u.K.Gesandtschafts Wachdetachement Peking" departure pmk, registered to Austria, with Registry label (crossed out "S.M.S. Schiff" and handstamped "K.u.K.Gesandtschafts Wach Detachement Peking"), Wien arrival (28.XI) and sent back to China, with "Retour" in blue crayon and "Gestorben Decede" label (addressee died), fine and undoubtedly rare registered usage from the Austrian Legation Guards in China
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3176
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1911 (23 Aug) official cover to Vienna, handstamped "K.u.K. Marine Detachement in Peking", with corresponding departure pmk, with Registry label (overprinted over "S.M.S. Schiff" with "K.u.K. Marine Detachement Peking"), small tear at top, otherwise fine (without arrival pmk)
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3177
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Austro-Hungarian Navy in China
1911 (25 Jan) Hungarian stationery 5f card addressed to Laibach, perfectly struck "K.u.K. Marine Detachement in Peking" departure pmk, fine and most unusual
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3178
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 (June 19) cover from Beckenham, England addressed to "Admiral Seymour, Commanding British Fleet Tientsin (in flames 18/6/00 China British Flagship)", filing fold away from the stamps, fine (Sir Edward Hobart Seymour became Commander-in-Chief, China Station on February 18, 1898, his flagship battleship "HMS Centurion")
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3179
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 (26 June) cover sent without postage to Shanghai, with Tientsin departure pmk and penciled "No stamps to be procured or money to pay for them with", which apparently sufficed to get the letter to destination, where Postage Due of 4 cents was charged (red crayon) to the recipient. Also "9th day of the bombardment of Tientsin" in pencil and Shanghai 13 July 00 arrival pmk (the International Settlement in Tientsin was attacked by the Boxers on 17th June and relieved by the Allied troops on the 23rd)
Envelope
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3180
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 (Sep) cover franked with a block of 4x3p C.E.F., tied by F.P.O.12 pmks (Hishowa), addressed to Scotland, with Base Post Office 5 Oct.00 transit and Linlithgow (Nov.1) arrival pmks, "Optima Est Veritas" wax seal on back seeped through to front, otherwise fine and scarce usage from F.P.O.12, which was at Hishowa for only a few weeks (recorded as "not seen" in Proud)
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3181
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 (25 July) cover franked with Japanese 10sen blue, tied by Tientsin I.J.P.O. departure pmk, addressed to a British officer in Dharmsala, Punjab, with transit markings of the Japanese Post Office in Chefoo, British Post Office in Shanghai, reaching Tuticorin, India on 28 August, 1900. While the first troops from India arrived in Tientsin on July 18th, 1900, the first British FPO did not open until nine days later. In the interim, mail from the British forces was dispatched through existing post offices of the other Allies, primarily the Japanese. A fine British Forces in China forerunner cover
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3182
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 (Aug) cover to England endorsed "No Stamps Available from Taku", Hong Kong transit, handstamped "T" and charged "1d" on arrival in London. Also included is a cover endorsed "B.C.F.F. No Stamps Available" addressed to an officer at "I.S.C. Liu Kun Tau", with F.P.O. No.13 (1 Nov 00) arrival pmk, both neatly displayed on exhibit page
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3183
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 C.E.F. overprints, set of 10, canceled by F.P.O. No.5 (30 Oct.01) cds on cover addressed to Metz, with Shanghai 30 Oct. 01 departure pmks on back, Metz arrival (3.12.01), fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #CG C1-10
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3184
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1900 1a6p sepia, l.h., v.f., prepared but not issued C.E.F. overprint (120 copies sent to China),
*
Catalog #SG C10c
Catalog Value £450
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3185
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901-04 collection of 33 covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on exhibit pages, showing a wide range of markings used by the British during the Boxer War, mostly C.E.F. franking, usages from Base Office (Hong Kong), F.P.O. 6 (Shanhaikwan), F.P.O. 7 (Peking Tartar City), F.P.O. 5 (Shanghai), F.P.O. No.8 (Shanghai Cavalry Camp), F.P.O. No.9 (Yangtsun), F.P.O. No.10 (Hanku), F.P.O.11 (Sinho), F.P.O. No.12 (Matao), the latter card used via the German Post Office in Peking, addressed to Burma, F.P.O.13 (Weihaiwei), F.P.O. No.14 (Shanhaikuan), F.P.O. No.15 and F.P.O. No.16 (both from Chinwangtao), two covers franked with unoverprinted Indian stamps (used in the FPOs before distribution of C.E.F. overprints), registered boxed "F.P.O. No.4" from Tientsin to Calcutta, registered postcard with "R Base Office B" handstamp, sent via Hong Kong to Germany, Naval covers to and from "China Station", the latter with "Commander-in-Chief China Station" datestamp, Traveling Post Offices with "C.E.F. No.1", No.2 and No.3 markings, including a card with Chinese franking, Hong Kong Regiment, mail from British Legation guards, including inbound card to British Legation Peking, with F.P.O. No.1 arrival mark, variety of destinations, many to India, also Germany, United States, Scotland, Italy, etc., mostly fine-v.f. A remarkable collection of China Expeditionary Force mail
Envelope
$7,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3186
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Peking-Tartar City) cover (opened for display), franked on back with 12x3pi C.E.F. adhesives, tied by F.P.O. No.7 (14 June 1901) cds, registered to Lahore, with crayon "R" supported by the extremely rare framed "F.P.O. No.7" handstamp on front, Base Office 26 June and Lahore (15 July) arrival markings, minor cover mending, stated to be one of only two recorded examples of FPO 7 registry marks on cover
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3187
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Legation Gate) (23 Mar) legal size "On Her Majesty's Service" (Government of India embossing on backflap) franked with OHMS handstamped 1a Victoria, tied by double ring FPO No.1 pmk, addressed to Calcutta, with Base Office transits and 20 April arrival pmks on back, filing folds away from the stamps, fine and extremely rare usage of the OHMS overprinted adhesive on cover from FPO1 (Legation Gate) (OHMS stamps were not sold in China, but were distributed to Army offices under strict accountability rules, to be used only on official mail)
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3188
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Peking-Temple of Heaven) cover franked with C.E.F. 1a Victoria, canceled by pen and tied by FPO No.2 double-ring pmk, endorsed "China Expeditionary Force Temple of Heaven Peking" and sent to London, Base Office transit and arrival (20 Sep) pmks on back, fine (FPO 2 served as Headquarters of the 1st Infantry Brigade and operated for one year from 1 Sep 1900 to 15 Sep 1901)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3189
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (18 Jan) 1/2a C.E.F. stationery entire envelope, additionally franked with 1a and 3pi C.E.F. overprinted adhesives, tied by F.P.O. No.1 single ring pmks, sent from Peking (Legation Gate) addressed to Meklenburg, fine
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3190
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Tongshan) cover franked with 2x1/2a C.E.F. overprinted adhesives tied by FPO No.3 double-ring pmks, addressed to Scotland, Base Office transit and Glasgow (Sep 12) arrival pmks on back, fine. Covers from this station are among the rarest of the British Field Post Offices (FPO 3 officially opened at Tungchow on 30 August 1900 and moved to Tongshan in 1901)
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3191
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Peking-Temple of Heaven) picture postcard (endorsed "in commemoration of the Boxer rising 1900-1901") franked with C.E.F. 2a6pi green, tied by FPO No.2 27 Aug 1901 single-ring cds, with framed "F.P.O. No.2" Registry handstamp below, addressed to Lahore, with Base Office transit and 29 Sep 01 arrival pmks, some toning, otherwise fine (written-up on an exhibit page as a "discovery example, being previously unrecorded. Registered postcards are even more unusual than covers")
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3192
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Tientsin) (22 July) "On Her Majesty's Service" (Government of India embossing on backflap) cover franked with C.E.F. 1/2a green, tied by double ring FPO No.4 pmk, addressed to Rawalpindi, India, with oval "Field Controller Military Accounts / China" censor handstamp, with Base Office, Tuticorin (27 Aug) and Rawalpindi (2 Sep) arrival pmks, fine (FPO 4 operated at Tongku from 13 November to 30 April 1901, when it moved to Tientsin)
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3193
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (6 Feb) unfranked "On Her Majesty's Service" cover addressed to an officer at Temple of Heaven, Peking, re-addressed several times, including "has been transferred to Tientsin", showing 10 (!) F.P.O. and Base Office transit markings on back, including the final Base Office B (Tientsin) arrival
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3194
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (6 April) picture postcard (defective lower left corner) endorsed "Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine", franked with C.E.F. 1/2a green, tied by violet Base Office B "PAR" (for parcel) cds, addressed to France, with Valloy en Suilly 23 Apr 01 arrival pmk, unusual application of "Par" (parcel) marking on a postcard
Envelope
$150.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3195
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (May) 1/2a C.E.F. stationery entire envelope (opened for display) canceled by FPO No.12 (Matao) cds, additionally franked on back with 4x1/2a C.E.F. overprinted adhesives, all tied by FPO No.12 cds, boxed "F.P.O.No.12" Registry handstamp (number filled-in by hand), Base Office "REG" transit and Thelin arrival pmks on back, cover roughly opened at right, stated to be "the discovery example of the FPO 12 boxed handstamps for use on registered mail, not previously recorded in the literature"
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3196
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Tientsin) 1/4a C.E.F. stationery card with 3pi and 1/2a additional franking, canceled by F.P.O. No.4 single ring (3 Aug 1901) cds, addressed to England, "Yangtsun" departure dateline, with Base Office transit markings on both sides, some toning, otherwise fine
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3197
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (15 Apr) 1/2a C.E.F. stationery entire envelope (opened for display, part of back missing and torn) canceled by F.PO. No.16 (Chinwangtao), addressed to "Clerk Base Post Office A-Base Hong Kong", additionally franked with 5x1/2a C.E.F. overprinted adhesives on back, all tied by F.P.O. No.16 cds, "Regd" endorsement indicates "Registered", with number filled-in by hand, Base Office arrival pmk, fine and very rare usage
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3198
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Tientsin) Base Office B, registered cover franked with five C.E.F. overprinted adhesives, tied by "Base Office R 29 Jan 1901 REG." cds, with framed Registry handstamp, addressed to Gibraltar, Sea Post Office transit and oval "Gibraltar Registered 26 Mar 01" arrival pmks on back, fine and extremely rare example of registered mail from the Base Office B to uncommon destination
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3199
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Shanhaiguan) registered cover franked with strip of 4x1a C.E.F. overprints, tied by F.P.O. No.14 (22 June) cds, addressed to Simla, additional departure and Base Office (4 July) pmks on back, filing fold away from the stamps, minor cover flaws on back, fine and scarce Registered usage from Shanhaiguan
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3200
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Wei-ha-wei) 1c Imperial postal stationery card additionally franked with 2c and 4c CIP Coiling Dragon adhesives, tied by F.P.O. No.17 (6 May 1901) departure cds, sent via Base Office (19 May) to Petersfield, England, with July 19 01 arrival pmk, fine (FPO 17 was established at Weihaiwei on 11 Oct 1900 and continued to operate there until 16 July 1901)
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3201
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Taku Gate, Tientsin) 1a C.E.F. stationery entire envelope addressed to Wei-hai-wei, F.P.O. No.18 (3 Dec 1900) departure cds, redirected on arrival to Tientsin, with Base Office and F.P.O. transit and arrival pmks on back (F.P.O.18 accompanied the 4th Infantry Brigade from India and was attached to its HQ in Tientsin until August 1901)
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3202
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1901 (Tongshan) "On Her Majesty's Service" cover franked with overprinted O.H.M.S. India 1a official, tied by F.P.O. No.19 (15 Apr 1901) departure pmk, addressed to a Major F.B.Lange in Calcutta, redirected to Shillong, with transit and arrival markings on back, fine (F.P.O.19 operated from February to August 1901 at Tongshan, a railway junction town between Peking and Chinwangtao, a port city on the coast of China)
Envelope
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3203
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1902 (5 Apr) registered cover (opened for display, piece (and another stamp?) missing at upper right) franked on both sides with 3x3pi and block of 6x1/2a C.E.F. overprinted adhesives, tied by F.P.O. No.1 (Legation Gate) double-ring cds, framed "F.P.O.No.1" handstamped used as a registry mark, number filled-in by hand, addressed to Ootacamund, S.India, with May 2 arrival pmk, rare usage (registered mail from the FPOs is extremely rare, in same cases only one or two recorded. Registration datestamps were not provided for FPOS, but most had the rectangular box with the number of the station which they applied to registered covers)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3204
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1903 (22 July) cover ("Punjab Infantry" backflap imprint) paid at unsealed Printed Matter rate, posted though the Imperial Post Office Railway Mail Service, with 1c CIP Coiling Dragon tied by "I.P.O. - R.N.S. Peking Shanhaikwan No.3" bilingual cancel, addressed to Capt. Andrew in Tientsin, with 22 July FPO No.4 and Tientsin arrival markings, fine example of close co-operation between the C.E.F. Field post and the Chinese Imperial Post Office after the Boxer War
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3205
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China
1905 (Peking) picture postcard with 1a C.E.F. stamp canceled by F.P.O. No.1 (16 Mar 1905) cds, datelined Peking, 12 March, addressed to Copenhagen, with Base Office B transit and arrival (27.4.05) pmks, extraordinary usage to Denmark
Envelope
$250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3206
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - British Forces in China Postage Dues
1901 (Hong Kong) Base Office A (6 July) incoming envelope addressed to an Indian hospital assistant at the 51 Native Field Hospital at Shan-Hai-Kwan, mailed from Raipur in India, without stamps. On the front of the envelope there is a framed "Postage Due One Anna" due handstamp, with "POSTAGE CANCELLED BY / CHINA E.F. BASE OFFICE 6 JU. 01." applied in transit at the Base Office Hong Kong, with F.P.O. No 6 arrival cds on back (The C.E.F. postal authorities passed the unpaid mail to the recipient without any charges, canceling the postage due at the Base Office)
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3207
CHINA British Railway Administration (B.R.A.)
1901 (20 Apr) cover addressed to Major Browne in Tientsin, franked with C.E.F.1/2a green, tied by F.P.O. No.15, with B.R.A. 5c tied by violet Railway Post Office mark at left, "Base Office B Dely" (Tientsin) arrival pmk on back, using "Delivery" application mark
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3208
CHINA British Railway Administration (B.R.A.)
1901 four covers, each with C.E.F. overprinted adhesives, supplemented by the B.R.A. 5c on 1/2c brown (two with green surcharges), used from Tientsin, Tongku, Tongshan and Peking, fine-v.f. (these overprinted stamps were used by the British Railway Administration in the North China Railway for the collection of the 5c late letter fee. The late fee was abolished after only one month and the stamp was withdrawn)
Envelope
Catalog #SG BR133,133b
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3209
CHINA British Railway Administration (B.R.A.)
1901 (28 Apr) cover franked with 1/2a C.E.F. canceled by F.P.O. No.20 cds, addressed to Peking, with B.R.A. 5c brown added at left and tied by violet Railway Post Office Tientsin pmk, filing fold away from the stamps, F.P.O. No.2 (29 Apr) arrival pmk on back
Envelope
Catalog #SG BR133
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3210
CHINA British Railway Administration (B.R.A.)
1901 (1 May) cover franked with 1/2a C.E.F. canceled by F.P.O. No.20 cds, addressed to Tientsin, re-addressed to Peking, with green overprinted B.R.A. 5c brown added at left and tied by violet "Railway Post Office Peking" pmk, showing F.P.O. No.1, F.P.O. No.4 and finally F.P.O. No.18 arrival pmks on back, fine and rare cover with various TPO markings and green B.R.A. franking
Envelope
Catalog #SG BR133b
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3211
CHINA British Railway Administration (B.R.A.)
1901 two covers and C.E.F. stationery entire envelope, Base Office C markings, used together with the B.R.A. Five Cents, various cancels and destinations, mixed condition, fine-v.f. The Postal markings for the third Base Post Office designated as "C" were prepared, with additional markings such as "DEP" (deposit), "DELY" (delivery) and "REG (registered), assigned to the mail cars on the Shanhaikwan-Hanku and Tientsin-Shanhaikwan railway lines. These markings were mostly used in combination with the "B.R.A. 5 Cents" overprinted stamps used to pay the late fee on mail posted from 10 to 60 minutes prior to the departure of trains
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3212
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1900 selection of 11 covers or cards, written-up on five exhibit pages, including covers sent prior to the opening of French post offices in China, showing "Corps Exp. Tonkin" Ligne N.2 and Ligne N.4 cds, supported by "Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine" cachets (Commanding General and Railway Engineers), Naval cachets from cruisers "Vauban", "Pascal", gunboat "Surprise", troops in transit from France and North Africa, showing en-route pmks "Corps Expre Du Tonkin Port Said", covers with Tresor et Postes Aux Armees 1 (Peking), 2 (Paotingfu), 3 (Yangtsun), 5 (Tientsin), last one free-frank to Romania, where it was charged 50bani postage due, mixed condition, representative group of French Boxer covers
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3213
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1900 (1 Dec) native envelope overprinted on both sides "Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine", with "Tresor et Postes aux Armees 6 Chine", sent unpaid to Paris, fine (FPO No.6 operated from Shanhaikwan from October 1900 to July 1901). Also included is part of a coverfront addressed to Paris, with "Tresor et Postes aux Armees 7 Chine Dec 5, 1901", endorsed Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine (FPO No.7 operated in Tongku from April to December 1901)
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3214
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1900 two stampless "Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine" covers, one with violet military cachet "Section d'Aerostiers", the other is a native cover with a 1st Battalion of Marines cachet, both sent to France, fine covers with unusual cachets (Balloon Observers) and Naval Infantry units
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3215
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1900 (Nov) "The North-China Daily News" wrapper (professionally restored), franked with 1c CIP Coiling Dragon, sent from Shanghai, "Par Pekin" to Paotingfu, preprinted address of "General Bailloud, Commandant la 2e Brigade du Corps Expeditionnaire Francais en Chine C/o the French Consulate" (Maurice Camille Bailloud, was the commander of the 2nd Infantry Brigade sent to suppress the Boxer Rebellion), with Tientsin transit pmk on back, rare example of inbound mail to the French Expeditionary Corps
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3216
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1900 (29 Oct) picture postcard to France, franked with Chinese Imperial Post 1/2c (4) and 1c Coiling Dragons, tied by "Tresor et Postes Aux Armees 6 Chine" departure pmks, repeated at bottom, fine and unusual (Field Post Office No.6 operated at Shanhaiwan from October 1900 to July 1901)
Envelope
$290.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3217
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1901 (15 Mar) small registered cover to France, endorsed "Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine", franked with 10c and 30c "Chine" overprints, tied by "Tresor et Postes Aux Armees 1 Chine" departure pmk, further endorsed at bottom "1/2 Regiment de Marche de chasseurs d'Afrique 2e escadron", with Paris (26 Apr) arrival pmk on back (while the military free frank privileges were extended to the Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine, registered mail had to be paid at 15c postage and 25c registration fee)
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3218
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1901 (7 Jan) registered cover from Peking to France, single 50c "Chine" overprint, tied by "Pekin Chine" departure, with violet "Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine" regimental cachet, backstamped 25 Feb 1901 on arrival. Also included is a 1c Chinese Imperial Post stationery card (hand painted on picture side), additionally franked with 5c and 30c "Chine" adhesives, departing Peking on 15th July, 1901, with French Ligne N Paq. Fr.No.1 octagonal maritime datestamp, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$270.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3219
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - French Forces in China
1901-04 two covers and card to France, each with a different "Tresor et Postes aux Armees Chine" (date removed) markings, first one sent unfranked, endorsed "Brigade d'occupation de Chine", Corr.D'Armees Shanghai departure cds, sent from FPO No.3 (Shanghai), Chinese 1c stationery card, with FPO No.4 (which was actually used at the French Post Office in Paotingfu), FPO No.5 on cover with 15c franking, tied by Tientsin Poste Francaise (30 May 1904) cds, handstamped "Voie Siberie" and "Corres.es d'Armees", scarce group
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3220
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Italian Forces in China
1901 (12 Jan) cover (opened for display) franked with 20c Umberto, tied by "Ra. Nave Fiera-Mosca" naval cancel, addressed to Livorno, with Japan 4sen rose added on reverse, tied by a private boxed seal in red, with additional Italian markings and Livorno arrival (19.2.01), fine and unusual combination, with Holcombe certificate ("the only explanation for the Japanese stamp without a Japanese cancelation is that the sender thought the letter would have to go through the Japanese postal system if the ship was at that time in a Japanese port and therefore paid the 4sen to cover the internal Japanese postage")
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3221
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Italian Forces in China
1901 (20 Nov) registered cover sent through the Imperial Chinese Post Office in Peking, franked with 2c, 4c and 5c C.I.P. Coiling Dragons, tied by oval Peking departure markings and large "R", with framed "R Peking" registry box below, addressed to the Italian Flagship "Marco Polo" at the Italian Consulate in Shanghai, with large "COMANDO BATAGLIONE MARINAI" seal on back, Shanghai Registered Nov.28 arrival pmk, filing fold away from the stamps, faint toning, fine
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3222
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Italian Forces in China
1902 (10 May) registered cover to Italy, franked with 5c Eagle and 20c (3) Umberto, tied by "R. Nave Puglia" pmks, with R.No. at bottom, boxed "Piroscafi Italiane", Rome (29.6.02) arrival pmk on back, fine. At the outbreak of the Boxer Uprising, the only Italian forces in China were four ships of its East Asia Cruiser Squadron, including the "Puglia", which had its own on board post office
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3223
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Italian Forces in China
1902 (Feb) cover to Viareggio, Italy, with Italian pair of 5c green and 10c red brown, tied on back by blue "COMANDO BATAGLIONE MARINAI" (with Savoy Coat of Arms seal), arrival (1.3.1902) on back, fine and scarce usage, signed Diena, with his 1988 certificate
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3224
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Italian Forces in China
1903-04 registered cover and card to Italy, each with Italian franking, first one (opened for display), with 20c and 25c Umberto, canceled by "Comando Truppe Italiane in Cina" (14 Jan 1903) departure, with large "R No." (actual number in pen), "Regie Truppe Italiane in Cina Comando" backflap and arrival pmk (27 Feb), the latter franked with 10c and 25c Victor Emmanuel, tied by "Comando Truppe Italiane in Cina" (15 Apr 1904) departure pmk, Registry label (previously unrecorded) at left, Firenze arrival pmk (29.5.04) at bottom, cover and card tears, fine and extremely rare pair of Registered items from Italian forces in China
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3225
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Italian Forces in China Ship Mail
1901 (20 Oct) cover with official naval markings of the cruiser "Stromboli", sent via the French maritime "Australie, Paq.Fr. T.No.1", with 50c Type Sage, Registered and addressed to the "Ministerio Della Marina" in Rome, with arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamp, fine and incredibly rare example of French franking of Italian Naval mail during the Boxer period. As official mail, this cover should have been sent through the ship's own post office at no charge. The only explanation for the unusual routing was that there was no Italian mail ship in North China at that time and the cover was sent from China to Colombo, where it was posted on the French packet "Tonkin". Postage was paid at the full international rate of 50c (25c postage and 25c registry fee). The "Stromboli" was deployed to the Far East, together with "Vesuvio" and "Ettore Fieramosca" to assist the Eight-Nation Alliance in putting down the Boxer Uprising in China
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3226
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1900 (Tientsin) registered cover franked with six overprinted Japanese Offices in China adhesives (a stamp at lower right is missing and has been replaced by 8sen which does not belong), canceled by Tientsin I.J.P.O 7 October 1900 cds, addressed to Germany, with the very scarce Registry label overprinted "I.J.P.O. Tientsin", Moji and Yokoyama (27 Oct) transit pmks, Erfurt (29.11.00) arrival pmks, minor faults, rare
Envelope
$270.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3227
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (Shanhaiguan) 3sen stationery lettersheet additionally franked with Japanese Offices in China 2s green, tied by Shanhaiguan I.J.P.O. 19 Jan 1902 cds, addressed to a German Sergeant in Tangshan, red censor chop, diagonal crease, otherwise fine. Also a cover from Shanhaiguan (11 Mar 1901) to Tokyo, with arrival pmk on back
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3228
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (4 March) Japanese 1 1/2sen stationery card with additional 2sen and 5sen (Japanese Offices in China) franking, tied by Peking (English text) pmks, endorsed "Feldpost" and sent to Germany, fine
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3229
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (1 March) China 1c stationery card, additionally franked with Japanese (Post Offices in China) franking, used in combination with China 2c CIP (2), tied by Japanese text pmks (intended for use on mail to Japan), with oval "Peking" datestamp and German K.D.Feld-Poststation No.2 cds, sent to Germany, with Gera (12.5.01) arrival
Envelope
$210.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3230
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (Taku) 4sen postal card, used with Japanese Offices in China 15s lilac, canceled TAKU I.J.P.O. (10 Jan 1901), with stamps of Russian and German Offices in China in combination with CIP Coiling Dragon 2c red with a Tientsin cancel, v.f. A scarce, albeit philatelic example of the Taku I.J.P.O. cancel (this post office was open only until January 11, 1901)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3231
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (Tientsin) 4sen postal stationery card additionally franked with Chinese Offices in China 20s carmine, canceled Tientsin I.J.P.O. (23 Apr 01), addressed to Germany, with Aschaffenburg arrival cds on front. Also included is a free frank military mail envelope with "Tientsin 16 Oct 1901" pmk ("OCT" reversed), with red "Gunji Yubin" (military mail) docketing
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3232
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (Tongku) 1 1/2sen stationery postal card sent from Tongku I.J.P.O. to Japan, also a registered picture postcard to Germany, franked with four Japanese Offices in China overprinted adhesives, tied by Tongku I.J.P.O. 19 Sep 1901 departure cds, additional stamps added alongside, canceled by Moji 23 Sep 1901 transits, with two Registry labels on the picture side, one Japanese, the other English language "Moji, Japan", Trisedorf (Bavaria) 27 Oct. 01 arrival
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3233
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (Tungchow) 3sen stationery lettersheet to Germany, franked with six different Japanese Offices in China adhesives, including 1sen carmine, tied by Tungchow 26 Feb 1901 departure cds, Registry label with name filled in by hand added at top, Frankfurt 12.4.01 arrival pmk on back, fine, extremely rare example of registered mail from the Japanese Post Office in Yungchow (which operated for less than one year)
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3234
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China
1901 (Yangtsun) two different stationery post cards to Germany, each with Yangtsun I.J.P.O. (14 Jan and 2 Apr 1901) departure pmks, the latter with German military "Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps" Fieldpost markings, Frienwalde and Breiholz arrival pmks, fine (the Yangtsun I.J.P.O. operated as a suboffice of Tientsin from 10 Sep 1900 to 17 July 1901)
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3235
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Japanese Forces in China Naval and Maritime Mail
1900 (21 Oct) cover from Hongo branch post office in Tokyo franked with 1sen and 2sen adhesives, tied by departure pmks, addressed to a sailor on HIJMS "Takasago" in China, small adhesion (possibly part of a removed directional label) adhering to one of the stamps, otherwise fine, exceedingly scarce example of the Japanese Naval mail during the Boxer period (the "Takasago", a protected cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy supported Japanese naval landing forces at Tianjin, as part of the Eight-Nation Alliance and was later stationed at Chefoo, Shanhaiguan and Taku for the duration of the Boxer War. Several years later, the Takasago struck a mine off Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese war and sunk on December 13, 1904)
Envelope
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3236
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Dutch Legation Guards
1907 (22 Feb) China 1c stationery card additionally franked with 1/2c and 1c CIP Coiling Dragons, tied by Peking departure pmks, sent via Shanghai to Venlo, Netherlands, with large violet "Nederlandsche Gezantschapswacht Peking" undated cachet, oval "B.4" and arrival (29.3.07) cds, v.f., signed Bloch. The Netherlands had a legation in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, but no Dutch personnel served in the Allied forces. After the uprising, the Dutch took advantage of the Peace Protocols which allowed the foreign legations to have armed military guards. A rarity
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3237
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Dutch Legation Guards
1917 (19 Apr) registered cover from Peking to Amsterdam, franked with Chinese 4c, 5c, 7c and 10c definitives, tied by departure pmks, endorsed "Via Siberia", with Registry handstamp below, oval "L.Q" handstamp, sender's "Netherlands Legation Guard" docketing, "Opened by Censor" label, another violet censor handstamp, fine and rare (the Netherlands had a legation in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, but no Dutch personnel served in the Allied forces. After the uprising, the Dutch took advantage of the Peace Protocols which allowed the foreign legations to have armed military guards. The Netherlands did not open its own post office in China, but the legation guards used the Chinese postal service to send their mail)
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3238
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1900 (Peking) 7k stationery lettersheet with additional 3k franking, tied by framed "Pekin 19-00" handstamped, repeated alongside, with date filled (20.XI) by hand, sent through the Russian Post Office in Port Arthur (10.XII) and Shanghai (28.XII) to Germany, with Russian Post Office in Chefoo (11 Dec) and Hong Kong transit pmks on back, Prinzenthal arrival, fine and scarce usage of the provisional "Pekin" handstamp, signed Holcombe
Envelope
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3239
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1900 (Peking) 7k stationery entire envelope, additionally franked with 3k and 10k "Kitai" adhesives, tied by framed "Pekin 19-00" handstamp, repeated below, with date (24.XI) filled-in by hand, Registry label No.526 added alongside, sent through the Russian Post Office in Port Arthur (10.XII) and Shanghai (28.XII) to Germany, with Russian Post Office in Chefoo (11 Dec) and Hong Kong transit pmks on back, Freiburg (1.2.01) arrival, crayon markings, extremely rare registered cover with provisional "Pekin" handstamp (the Russian Post Office in Peking lost its circular datestamp during the siege of the Legations in 1900. The local provisional handstamps were improvised locally, as were the primitive Registry labels)
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3240
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1901 (Shanhaiguan) cover to Belgium, franked with unoverprinted Russian 3k and 7k, tied by violet "No.3 Polev (aya) Pocht (ovaya) Kon (tora) Priamur (ski) Okr (ug)" 14.III.01 (3rd Field Post Office Priamur District), with Russian Post Office in Shanghai (18.III), Chefoo (24 Mar), with corresponding Chinese Post Office pmks, forwarded via the British Post Office in Hong Kong (Apr 11), arriving in Anvers (12 May), fine and unusual example of civilian mail sent through the military post office to uncommon destination
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3241
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1901-03 five fieldpost cards to Russia and other countries, with markings of the FPO No.15 (Taolaichao), 16 (Liaoyang), 17 (Dalny), 18 (Tongku), with appropriate Fieldpost cancels, Postal Car markings, two addressed to the Empress Maria Feodorovna at The Anichkov Palace in St. Petersburg, all written-up on exhibit pages
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3242
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1902 (4 May) unoverprinted 3k stationery card with additional 1k franking, canceled by Inkou (Yinkow) cds, sent via Moscow (26 May) to Germany, with Heilsberg arrival (10.6.02) alongside
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3243
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1902 (Mudantsiang) picture postcard to Petersburg, franked with unoverprinted Russian 3k red, tied by "No.7 Polev (aya) Pocht (ovaya) Kon (tora) Priamur (ski) Okr (ug)" 3.4.02 (7th Field Post Office Priamur District), repeated alongside, fine and incredibly rare, actually the discovery example of the FPO 7 postmark (located in what was then just a village of Mudantsiang, today Mudanjiang, a large city about 70 miles west of the Chinese-Russian border. The area was first settled after the completion of the Chinese Eastern Railway in 1903, when a considerable Russian colony was established)
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3244
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1903 (16 Sep) registered cover handstamped and further endorsed "Via Siberia" sent from Inkou (Yinkow) to Germany, old Russian Field Post Registry label on front, Chinese 10c (2) CIP stamps on back canceled Tientsin, sent via the Russian Post Office, where a Registry handstamp and 2x10k "Kitai" overprints were added, with Newchwang transit marking, Postal Car and Moscow (18 Sep) pmks, with Stettin (4.10) arrival
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3245
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1903 (Shanhaiguan) 3k stationery postcard to Bavaria, additionally franked with unoverprinted Russian 1k and 10k, tied by "No.3 Polev (aya) Pocht (ovaya) Kon (tora) Priamur (ski) Okr (ug)" 14.8.03 (3rd Field Post Office Priamur District), corresponding Registry label in Cyrillic letters, Postal Car and Moscow transits, Neuburg (19 Oct) arrival, fine
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3246
CHINA BOXER REBELLION - Russian Forces in China
1903 (Newchang) cover originating from Tientsin, with 10c CIP Coiling Dragon tied by bilingual departure (25 June 1903) pmk, sent via the Russian Post Office in Newchang, where 10k "Kitai" was added, tied by "No.13 Polev (aya) Pocht (ovaya) Kon (tora) Priamur (ski) Okr (ug)" 12.6.03 (13th Field Post Office Priamur District), repeated alongside, endorsed and handstamped "Via Siberia" sent to Germany, with additional Chinese Newchang departure and Moscow transit markings on back, Schweinfurt arrival, some toning
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3247
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
1918 (28 Oct) picture postcard with Austrian franking used from BRUX on 28 October, 1918 (First Day of Czechoslovakian Independence), also another postcard, with Hungarian franking, used 29 October, 1918 from NYITRA (Slovakia), second day of Independence, some card adhesions, otherwise fine (The independent Czechoslovak state was declared by Tomas Masaryk, Edvard Benes, and other leaders on October 28, 1918, and was quickly recognized by France and other Allied opponents of Austria)
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3248
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
1918-19 "Budweis" overprinted 10h stationery card with additional franking, canceled "Strakonice" 14 Nov 1918, also private "Ceska Slovenska" overprints, four different, used on Special Delivery cover from Brno (24 Jan 1919). Also included is 10h Posta Ceskych Skautu, used in 1918 on cover, with signature of the Scout, v.f.
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3249
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
1919-20 three registered covers and a Parcel Card with Hradcany franking, used from Jablonkow/Slask and Seredne (both to USA, the latter with "Censurovano" handstamp), another from Prag (24 Jan 1919) to Milano, with Italian "Verificato per Censura" handstamp, plus Money Order (sending 350kr) from Kassa to Libusin, charged 20h Postage Due, fine
Envelope
$150.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3250
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Semi-Postals
1919 10kr deep violet, overprint type II, canceled by "Karlin" (29 Dec 1919) pmk on registered cover, with corresponding label, typewritten "Wert: Kc. 500.00", wax seals removed from back, some cover toning, otherwise fine high value on cover, signed Karasek, with his 1998 certificate. Also included is a Registry receipt from Karlin
Envelope
Catalog #B21
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3251
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Semi-Postals
1919 three registered covers, two with overprinted Hungarian stamps, values to 2kr, Kr.Vinohrady, Praha and Plzen dispatch pmks and Registry labels, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #B21
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3252
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Local Official Stamps
1918 20h red, overprinted "Prijezd Presidenta Masaryka" in black, tied by "Posta Skauta Praha" date "21/12" completed by hand, on cover addressed to Vaclav Karbus in Krel Vinohrady, with signature of the scout, v.f., signed Gilbert, etc., with a signed affidavit attached on back and signed by Jan Mares. A rare cover,
Envelope
Catalog #OL2var
Catalog Value $3,300
$5,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3253
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Military Mail
1919 three postcards with "Ceskoslovenska Polni Posta" Fieldpost markings, No.75 (2 Feb) Czechoslovak Army HQ at Kosice, No.46 (17 Mar) for Colonel Hrbensky at Uzhorod and No.22 set up for the troops of Colonel Sembera, also at Kosice, each card with a different cachet, fine-v.f. Many of the soldiers were former legionnaires who had served in Italy and France and brought their unit markings home with them
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3254
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Military Mail
1919 (17 May) picture postcard (Miscolc) with "Ceskoslovenska Polni Posta No.75", with violet military cachet alongside, datelined 17 May, 1919, sent by a soldier from Miskolc, a city located nearly 40 miles inside Hungary. On 20 May 1919 Colonel Aurel Stromfeld, attacked in force and routed Czechoslovak troops from Miskolc. A rare example of identifiable mail from Czech occupied Miscolc
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3255
EGYPT Military Mail
1915 (3 Feb) cover with special marking of Suez Canal Ottoman Red Cross marking in red, addressed to Amassia, with Damascus Censor mark on reverse, fine ("Actions on the Suez Canal", took place between 26 January and 4 February 1915 when a German-led Ottoman Army force advanced to attack the British held Suez Canal, marking the beginning of the Sinai Campaign of World War I. Substantial Ottoman forces crossed the Sinai peninsula, but were eventually driven away by British (mostly Anzac) defenders)
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3256
EGYPT Military Mail
1916 (4 July) registered card with Ottoman franking, canceled "FPO 46", sent by an Austro-Hungarian artillery officer from "El Arisch" to Hungary, showing "Oest.Ung.Geb.Haub.Div. I Expeditions Korps IV.Kais.Ottomansche Armee" handstamp, Beyrouth (Ottoman) and Zemun (Austrian) censor markings, fine and extremely rare registered card from Egypt, one of only two recorded, this example being the earliest date for the Ottoman FPO 46
Envelope
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3257
ESTONIA
1918-19 Issues, selection of seven covers or cards, two used in combination with the "Ob Ost" overprints and sent through the German postal system to Munich and Brunswick, registered cover from Pernov to Tallinn, stationery card additionally franked with 70p, registered from Revel to Philadelphia, Pictorial issue cards with provisional cancels of "Jurwakant", "Rapina", plus mixed franking registered cover to Germany, mixed condition, fine
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3258
ESTONIA Semi-Postals
1923 overprints on Red Cross stamps, perf. and imperf. singles, set of four, also two unoverprinted Red Cross stamps, used on registered cover from Tallinn (11 Apr 1927) to Lithuania, with Kaunas (13.IV.27) arrival, large part of wax seal remaining, filing fold away from the stamps, fine cover, signed Krickmeyer
Envelope
Catalog #B9-12
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3259
ESTONIA Military Mail
1919 Finnish Volunteers, postcard from Tallinn to Vasa, with oval unit cachet, also postcard from Walk to Lappeenranta sent by a member of the "Sons of the North" Regiment of volunteers, special unit cachet and arrival pmk alongside. In addition, there is a piece showing special marking of Danish Auxiliary Corps which were in Estonia during the War of Liberation, plus a postcard from Tallinn to Sweden, sent by a member of Swedish Corps of Volunteers (stamps removed, possibly by censor, before the card was forwarded). A rare assembly (The Northern Boys (Pohjan Pojat), Finnish volunteers, were mostly Finnish Jaegers who had already participated in the battles of the First World War in Zemgale. In total, between 3,000 and 4,000 Finns took part in Estonian War of Liberation from January to March, 1919)
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3260
ESTONIA Rakwere
1918 15k on 2k stationery cut square, canceled "Rakwere" and affixed on locally addressed envelope, filing folds away from the stamp, backflap missing, fine, with 1991 Mikulski certificate (catalogued as simply used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.2
Catalog Value €1,100
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3261
ESTONIA Rakwere Postal Stationery
1918 10k on 3k stationery card, overprinted type I, canceled by straight-line "Rakwere" handstamp, addressed to Reval, v.f., signed Nemvalz, Lobbering,
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.P1
Catalog Value €250
$210.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3262
ESTONIA Rakwere Postal Stationery
1918 20k on 2k green, entire stationery wrapper uprated with 20k on 2k cut square, both canceled by Wesenberg 25 Nov 1918 cds, used locally, with corresponding Wesenberg (Estland) Registry label. A postal stationery rarity, only a few known (catalogued as a wrapper and a used adhesive)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.S3
Catalog Value €5,200
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3263
ESTONIA Talinn Issue
1919 5k lilac, two perforated singles tied by "Rakvere Eesti" (2.VI.19) cds on cover addressed to Luganuse, additionally franked on back with imperforate 1k orange and vertical pair of 2k green, tied by Rakvere departure cds, with Luganuse (3.VI.19) arrival alongside, little toning and minor cover wrinkles, signed Herbert Bloch, also Buhler, with his 1991 certificate, fine-v.f., rare stamps (only 26 of 2k printed) (catalogued as used stamps off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.4A,1B,2B
Catalog Value €5,125
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3264
ESTONIA Talinn Issue
1919 10k dark blue, 50k lilac & green, each with a violet overprint, tied by Parnu (12.V.19) pmk on cover (slightly reduced at left) to Tallinn, with arrival (14.V.19) on back (catalogued as used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.5A,10A
Catalog Value €800
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3265
FINLAND
1913 The Romanov Tercentenary Issue was popular among stamp collectors in Finland, due to the high quality and the beautiful design of the stamps in spite of being anti-Russian. There has been some discussion whether these stamps were even sold at Finnish post offices. Regardless, many philatelic items exist with Romanov stamps used in Finland. In fact, a special issue was planned for Finland, similar to the "para" and "Piastre" Russian Levant surcharges. One of the highlights of the Kugel collection is this set of 11 Romanov stamps surcharged in "Pen" and "Kronen" on kopeck values and 1r-5r, unused without gum, ex-Faberge (this is the set offered in a Kaj Hellman Auction (Jan 25,1992, lot 1766), also illustrated in Handbook III on page 48. Prepared, but obviously never issued (for fear of misuse or disrespect by the anti-Czarist Finns). Al Kugel believed that only three sets are in private hands, in addition to one in the Postal Museum
(*)
$17,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3266
FINLAND
1918-22 collection of 11 covers or cards, written-up on exhibit pages, with Lion franking, including 10m on registered cover from Hamina to Germany, framed censor cachet, another registered from Helsinki to Rotterdam, showing bilingual Rotterdam censor mark, cards with Patriotic labels (promoting Karelia's independence, honoring Aland Islands), Waasa stamps on covers, also two cards from a Bolshevik-held town, sent to Helsinki
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3267
FINLAND Aunus (Olonets)
1919 overprints, complete set of eight, used (various handstamped guarantee marks), also three covers or cards with "Aunus" franked 5p and 10p stamps, used from Saamajarven and Rajaknontu, transit and arrival markings, fine-v.f.
Envelope O
Catalog #N13-20
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3268
FINLAND Karelia
1922 Bear, complete set used (canceled to order with Uhtua cds), also cover with five different stamps, tied by 5 Feb 1922 departure pmks, sent to Helsinki, with Finnish 1m Lion and "Pro Liberanda Karelia" label added on back, fine-v.f
Envelope O
Catalog #1-15
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3269
FINLAND North Ingermanland
1920 issues complete used, also four covers used from Kirjasalo, one with Pictorial franking, addressed to USA, another registered to Terijoki, fine-v.f.
Envelope O
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3270
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Foochow Issue
1900 5Pf on 10pf carmine, canceled "Futschau 9/1/01", fine, pencil signed (Mi.7II, €1,000)
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Catalog #16
Catalog Value $800
$400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3271
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 3pf brown, canceled "K.D.Feldpostexped.", well centered, v.f., signed Richter, Thier, etc., with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate. also 5pf green, canceled to order "K.D.Feldpoststation No.3", fine, signed Buhler, Calves (Mi.8,9, €1,450)
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Catalog #17,18
Catalog Value $1,160
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3272
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 5pf green, vertical pair, used together with 10pf carmine on large cover to Breslau, endorsed "Feldpostbrief", with framed "S.B. Ostas.Exped. Feldlazareth" handstamp below, stamps tied by ""K.D. Feldpostexped des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 4/4" cds, minor cover wear and tears, with Breslau (22.5.01) arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamps, pencil signed, with 1964 Peter Rickenback guarantee, ex-Sir Percival David. A rare cover (during the Boxer Rebellion, supplies of Numeral and Eagle "China" overprints were exhausted at the German post offices in China. To remedy this shortage, unoverprinted German and Kiautschou postage was used in a variety of provisional forms. The German post office in China accepted Chinese dollars at 2.50 marks per dollar, while on the open market the rate of exchange was 2-1. Private individuals could buy the unoverprinted stamps and realize a 25% gain by returning them to Germany. In order to prevent speculation, the Tientsin postmaster ordered that these stamps be handstamped with the word "China" before being sold at the counter) (Mi.9,10, €3,900)
Envelope
Catalog #18,19
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3273
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 20pf ultramarine, canceled on piece by "K.D.Feldpostexped." cds., well centered, v.f., signed Bothe, Brun, etc., with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate (Mi.11, €1,200)
O
Catalog #20
Catalog Value $950
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3274
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 30pf orange & black, salmon, canceled to order and tied on piece by "K.D.Feldpoststation No.3", little toning, otherwise fine, signed Bothe (Mi.12, €6,000)
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Catalog #21
Catalog Value $4,750
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3275
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 50pf purple & black, salmon, right sheet margin single, used together with 80pf lake & black, rose, canceled by Tientsin Deutsche Post (12/3/01) cds on registered cover (reduced at top) addressed locally to "Major H.Biddulph, Royal Artillery in Tientsin", corresponding Registry label and arrival pmk on back, horizontal filing fold away from the stamps, fine and attractive cover, signed Behrens, Brandes, Kohler, Bothe, BPP, etc., with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate (last offered in 1951 Ebel auction) (Mi.13,14, €23,000) (catalogued as used singles, off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #22,23
Catalog Value $18,250
$9,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3276
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 50pf purple & black, salmon, canceled "K.D.Feldpostexped.", well centered, very light horizontal crease, fresh and otherwise v.f., signed Drahn, Fulpius, Rohr, Richter, etc., with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate (last offered in 1961 Lange & Fialkowski auction) (Mi.13, €17,000)
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Catalog #22
Catalog Value $13,500
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3277
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1900 80pf lake & black, canceled to order by "K.D.Feldpoststation No.3", fresh and well centered, v.f., signed Bothe, Pfenninger (Mi.14,€6,000)
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Catalog #23
Catalog Value $4,750
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3278
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1901 40pf magenta & black, right sheet margin single, handstamped "China", unused with slightly dried gum, well centered, signed Bothe, Friedemann, Kosack, etc. A rarity, only a few recorded, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate,
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Catalog #Mi.II
Catalog Value €50,000
$17,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3279
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1901 2m dark blue, handstamped "China", unused with some original gum, white album page adhesion, signed Roger Calves, Bothe, etc. A tremendous rarity, listed but unpriced in Michel, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate ("this is the only known unused Tientsin overprint of this value, key stamp not only to the collection of German Offices in China, but to German Colonies in general"). A gem of Al Kugel's collection and an unprecedented opportunity to acquire this unique item, ex-Ferrary collection (1923 Gilbert sale)
(*)
Catalog #Mi.III
$90,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3280
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue
1901 3m dark violet, handstamped "China", unused with some original gum, white album page adhesion, with some gum ageing at bottom, signed Roger Calves, Bothe, etc. A tremendous rarity, listed but unpriced in Michel, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate ("this is the only known unused Tientsin overprint of this value, key stamp not only to the collection of German Offices in China, but to German Colonies in general"). A gem of Al Kugel's collection, ex-Ferrary collection (1923 Gilbert sale)
(*)
Catalog #Mi.IV
$90,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3281
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue Postal Stationery
1900 5pf green stationery card, diagonal "China" handstamp, canceled by "Tientsin Deutsche Post 26/1/01" cds, addressed to Germany, with Erlau (28.3.01) arrival pmk, fine and scarce stationery card from Tientsin, possible the only example of the 5pf postal card with Provisional overprint used in period, signed Friedemann ("echt postalische befordert")
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3282
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue Postal Stationery
1900 10pf carmine Eagle stationery card, diagonal "China" handstamp, canceled by "Tientsin Deutsche Post 20/1/01" cds, with "K.D. Feldpostexped des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 2/2" alongside, framed "S.B. Ostas.Exped. Feldlazareth 1" handstamp, addressed to Germany, with Zabern (31.3.01) arrival, another fieldpost cancel on back, some toning, otherwise fine, with 2001 Jakubek opinion (genuine, of "souvenir status"), a rare, possibly unique card, overprinted by Tientsin postmaster, presumably by favor, nevertheless postally used,
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.P9
Catalog Value €2,500
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3283
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Tientsin Issue Postal Stationery
1900 10pf carmine stationery card, diagonal "China" handstamp, canceled by "K.D. Feldpostexped des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 11/3" cds, addressed to Germany, with Spandau (23.4.01) arrival pmk, fine and scarce stationery card from Tientsin, signed Kosack, Kohler, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate,
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.P9
Catalog Value €2,500
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3284
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1906 (16 July) registered cover from Futschau to Leipzig, attractively franked with "China" surcharges, with "Futschau Deutsche Post" Registry label, arrival (23/8) on back, fine
Envelope
$160.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3285
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1906 (Apr) "Vender Stegen & Co. Hankow, China", registered cover franked with "China" overprints 5pf (2), 10pf and 20pf, tied by framed, undated provisional "Hankau" departure pmks, addressed to Paris, with octagonal "Ligne N Paq. Fr. No.3" (19 Apr) maritime mark, Paris (22 May) arrival cds on back, minor cover wear, fine usage of the provisional handstamps on cover to France, signed Brun
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3286
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1900 (Nov) large linen coverfront addressed to France, franked with two each 5pf and 20pf, plus 3x10pf "China" overprints, tied by seven undated "Peking Deutsche Post" pmks, with corresponding Registry label, French maritime 16 Nov. 00 octagonal mark at left, v.f., signed Bothe. The German post office in Peking opened on 11 September, with temporary cancels carved from wood used for two months until the permanent metal datestamps arrived. Examples of registered mail from this period are very rare. Also included is a Feld-Postkarte to Germany, with similar, slightly larger temporary pmk
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3287
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1901 (10 Jan) registered cover franked with unoverprinted 40pf Reichspost, tied by "Peking Deutsche Post" cds, supported by the Registry label, addressed to Hong Kong, redirected to Manila, showing transit and arrival pmks on back. Also included is a registered cover franked with 2x20pf "Reichspost", tied by Peking departure cds, sent to Germany, redirected and backstamped on arrival
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.PVd,PVf
Catalog Value €1,700
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3288
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1901 unoverprinted Germany Reichspost 5M slate & carmine, Type I retouched at right, bottom sheet margin example tied by Peking 22/6/01 cds (repeated at far right) on large registered cover to Weinheim, Registry label "Peking Deutsche Post" and red crayon markings, cover folded at right, with arrival (1.8.01) on back, extremely rare usage of the 5M Reichspost on cover from Peking, with 1967 Schwenn certificate (listed but unpriced in Michel)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.Vm
$5,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3289
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1886 (28 Aug) 20pf ultramarine canceled by "Kaiserlich Deutsche Postagentur SHANGHAI" cds, v.f., signed Bothe. The German Post Office in Shanghai opened on 16 August, 1886 when its supply of stamps arrived on the "SS Oder." The outgoing mail was canceled 28 August 1886 to coincide with the ship's departure to Germany the following day. This is the Earliest Recorded Cancelation used in German China
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Catalog #Mi.V42
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3290
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1888 (30 Apr) registered cover to Berlin, franked with a vertical strip of 4x20pf ultramarine, top stamp partially covered by the Registry label, canceled by "Kaiserlich Deutsche Postagentur SHANGHAI cds", showing red "Austro Hungarian Consulate General Shanghai" label and arrival pmk (7.6.98) on back, fine early forerunner cover
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V42
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3291
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1900 (29 Apr) registered cover franked with $2 1/2 on 5M (Deutsches Reich), sheet margin example, tied by departure cds to Charlottenburg, v.f., with arrival (13.5.10) on back, signed Pfenninger,
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.37A
Catalog Value €750
$290.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3292
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1902 (12 Jan) registered cover to Heilsberg, franked with 3x10pf carmine "China" overprints, tied by "Tongku Deutsche Post" departure pmks, with corresponding Registry label alongside, sender's military address indicates "Taku Fort", with arrival (25 Feb) on back, fine and scarce military cover with the Reichspost "China" overprints
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3293
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1903 (15 June) registered cover to Germany, franked with 10pf and 30pf Reichspost "China" overprints, tied by provisional "Tschingtschoufu Deutsche Post" undated provisional pmks, with "Deutsche Post" Registry label (name filled in by hand) alongside, oval "Tsingtau-Weihsien Bahnpost Zug 1" Railway postmark, Breslau (27.8.03) arrival pmk on back, fine and scarce usage via the TPO of the Shangtun Railway
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3294
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1904 (2 July) registered cover to Germany, franked with 10pf and 40pf Reichspost "China" overprints, tied by "Tschingtschoufu (China) Deutsche Post" cds, with corresponding Registry label alongside, v.f., with Dortmund (12.8.04) arrival pmk on back
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3295
GERMAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA Post Offices - Postmarks
1894-1910 selection of 28, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly written-up on 13 exhibit pages, with forerunner markings from Shanghai, mail from Tschifu, Futschau, Tientsin, Shanghai, Canton, Weihsien, Kanton, Amoy, Amoi, Nanking, Itchang, Peking, Shanhaikuan, Tschinkiang, Tschinwangtau, Chinwangtau, Tschiangling, Nanliu, Hankau and Tongku, excellent variety of postmarks, including Fieldpost, Registry labels, franking combinations, provisional markings, etc., fine-v.f. An excellent opportunity to obtain a comprehensive Postal History collection of German Offices in China
Envelope
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3296
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900 Trial overprints on Mark values, 1m (2), 2m (3) and 3m (2), overprinted "FELDPOST" each different size, two in red, one on 2m Perf. 11 1/2, the complete set of seven, prepared without gum, couple of minor flaws, mostly v.f., signed Bothe, with individual 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificates. Described in Friedemann (Essays for the Fieldpost station of the East-Asia Expeditions Corps), this set (first offered in a 1961 Grobe auction) is a major German Colonial rarity, possibly the only complete set in private hands
E
$26,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3297
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900 incoming field telegram, registered with "Kaiserlich Deutsche Feldpostexpedition" Registry label, dated 24.12 with "Merry Christmas" message, arrival "K.D. Feldpostexped des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 25 a" cds, two customary control punches, fine and scarce incoming field telegram (these were required to be registered and prepaid, with no postage applied in China)
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3298
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900 Money order receipt issued to Field Marshal Count Waldersee, who sent a payment of 800 marks on 13 December, 1900, canceled "K.D. Feldpostation No.2", fine and historically significant item (Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Waldersee was Chief of the Imperial German General Staff. On 7 August 1900, he was officially proposed by the Tsar of Russia, and seconded by the Japanese to become the Allied Supreme Commander in China, the first such title in modern times)
Envelope
$210.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3299
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900 large red-band cover endorsed "Feldpostbrief" with "Peking Deutsche Post" undated provisional pmks (carved out of wood) departure cds, addressed to Hildesheim, with arrival (21.12.00) pmk on back, filing fold, fine
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3300
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900 3m gray violet, tied by "K.D. Feldpostexped des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 19/3" cds on back of a "Feldtelegramm", endorsed by a soldier (sender), with additional cds and Telegraph number on back, fine and scarce usage of the single Germany 3m "Reichspost" on an intact fieldpost telegram, of which very few survive. Outgoing telegrams were required to be prepaid, 3m by enlisted men (6m by officers) (Mi.€3,800 on cover)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.PVII
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3301
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900-01 selection of 17 covers or cards neatly written-up on 11 exhibit pages, showing a representative group of military and naval markings used by German forces during the Boxer Uprising. There are Fieldpost cards with "Kais. Deutsche Marine-Schiffspost" No.38 and 46 ("S.M.S. Gefion" at Shanghai and S.M.S. Hansa at Taku), No. 64 and No.71 (S.S. H.H.Meyer and S.S. Valdivia, troops in transit), others include Tsingtau Provisional surcharge, pair on cover to Germany, card from the "SMS Iltis" (which took part in capture of the Taku Forts on 17 July 1900), Base Post Office markings "Kais.Deutsche Feldpost Expedition" (a) and (b), card from S.S. Crefeld, with the ship's own postal marking, registered cover with "Kaisserlich Deutsche Feldpostexpedition" Registry label, Fieldpost card addressed to Belgium, where it was taxed on arrival adding 20c Postage Due, Naval markings from Yangtsun, Tongku, etc. A valuable group
$2,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3302
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1900-1901 two covers and a postal stationery card addressed to German soldiers in China, first sent from Argentina to Prenzlau, forwarded from there to a trooper with the 6th Infantry Regiment in China; cover from Perth, Western Australia, sent unfranked to a German Red Cross volunteer at a military hospital in Tsingtau and forwarded to Tientsin; finally a postal card from Ceylon to Hauptmann Hasse, care of Corps Headquarters in Tientsin, with Hong Kong transit and arrival pmks. A fine selection of incoming letters
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3303
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 Germany 2pf-3M "Reichspost", thirteen stamps canceled "K.D.Feldpoststation", most with No.2 (Tientsin or Kaumi), also No.4 (Tongku) and No.7 (Paotingfu), plus Postal Stationery 5pf green canceled "K.D.Feldpoststation No.2 (11/11)" and 10pf carmine canceled "Peking Deutsche Post 16/1/01", both sent to Germany, fine-v.f., rare
Envelope O
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3304
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 overprinted "China" on German Reichspost definitives, 3pf-5M, fourteen stamps canceled "K.D.Feldpoststation", mostly No.2 (Peking), also No.8 (Tschingtschou), No.9 (Peithao), No.10 (Kaiping), three canceled on piece by "K.D.Feldpost-Poststation Sud-Fort TAKU", all neatly displayed on exhibit page, fine-v.f., rare
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$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3305
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (25 Jan) picture postcard to Germany, framed "China SINGANFU 25.2.01" and additional markings at left, also boxed "S. B. OSTAS. BESAZ. BRIGADE II. BAT.3. INF-REGMTS" at bottom, fine
Envelope
$210.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3306
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (28 Feb) postcard with Chinese 1/2c, 1c, 2c CIP franking, canceled by framed "Peking Kaiserpalast" and "S.B. 1/1 Oa.J.R.", overall toning, filing fold away from the stamps, fine usage from the 1st East Asia Infantry Regiment, applying the private auxiliary mark made for the Imperial Palace
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3307
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (13 July) registered cover to Wiesbaden, franked with Germany Reichspost 10pf and 30pf, tied by "K.D.Feldpostexped. Des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 13/7 b", corresponding Registry label "Kaiserlich Deutsche Feldpostexpedition", arrival (25.8.01) pmk on back, minor internal cover defects, away from the stamps, fine Fieldpost usage from Tientsin
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3308
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (31 Mar) registered cover to Munich, franked with unoverprinted 80pf Reichspost, tied by well-struck "K.D. Feldpoststation No 7 31/3" cds, with corresponding "Feldpoststation Nr.7 der I.Armee" Registry label, boxed "S.B.OSTAS.EXPED. II BAT.1.INF.REGMTS", mostly intact wax seal, cover redirected, with transit and arrival (15.5.01) pmks on back, filing folds away from the stamp, fine and rare Fieldpost usage with unoverprinted Germania franking from Fieldpost No.7 (located in Paotingfu from Nov 2, 1900 to July 25,1901). Only a handful of registered covers are recorded
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3309
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (1 Feb) Receipt for a money order with a value of 325.15 Marks, sent to St.Avoild, Lorraine, showing a good strike of "K.D. Feldpoststation No. 7 1/2" cds, "K.Deutsche Feldpost", with "Paotingfu" by hand, folded, fine and undoubtedly rare Money Order Receipt from Fieldpost Station No.7 at Paotingfu
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3310
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (1 June) cover to Frankfurt, franked with unoverprinted Germany 20pf Reichspost, tied by a perfectly struck "K.D. Feldpoststation No.7 1/6" cds, with oval "Paotingfu Deutsche Post" applied at left, fine example of the auxiliary Paotingfu marking on cover with Fieldpost Office cds
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.PVd
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3311
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (12 June) registered cover to Wiesbaden, franked with "China" overprinted 5pf, 25pf and 30pf Reichspost adhesives, tied by "K.D.Feldpostexped. Des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps 12/6 b", corresponding Registry label "Kaiserlich Deutsche Feldpostexpedition", arrival (29.7.01) pmk on back, v.f. Fieldpost usage from Tientsin
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3312
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (23 July) field post envelope with declared value of "10 Marks", franked with 20pf Reichspost "China" overprint, tied by "K.D.Feldpostexped. Des Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps" departure pmk, with framed "S.B. Ostas.Exped.Kriegskasse" military paymaster's handstamp below, mostly intact wax seals, transit and Darmstadt (7.9.01) arrival pmks on back. Official mail was postage free, but since this parcel contained declared cash, 20pf insurance fee was paid with the overprinted adhesive
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3313
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 Shanghai Post Office Fire, picture postcard (Russian officers watching the firing from the top of salt hill), violet "Beschadigt durch Brandungluck im Postamt Shanghai." (Damaged by Accidental Fire in the Shanghai Post Office) two-line handstamp, addressed to Germany, with "K.D. Feldpoststation No.4 21/2" cds, framed "S.B. Ostas.Exped. 3.Pionier-Kompagnie" handstamp, transit and arrival (13.2.01) pmks, card singed around top corners, fine and rare. Fieldpost No.4 was located in Tongku
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3314
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (4 Feb) registered cover to Berlin, franked with Germany 2x20pf ultramarine, each tied by well-struck "K.D. Feldpoststation No. 7 4/2" cds, with corresponding "Feldpoststation Nr.7 der I.Armee" Registry label, endorsed "Feldpostbrief Einschreiben", intact wax seal and arrival (30.3.01) pmk on back, fine and scarce Registered cover from Fieldpost No.7 (located in Paotingfu from Nov 2, 1900 to July 25,1901). Only a handful of registered covers are recorded
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.PVd
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3315
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 (22 Mar) registered cover to Germany, franked with vertical pair of unoverprinted 30pf Reichspost, tied by two well struck strikes of "K.D. Feldpoststation No.8 22/3" cds, endorsed "Enischreiben", with corresponding "Feldpoststation Nr.8" ("der I.Armee" crossed out), filing fold away from the stamps, fine and very rare Registered cover from Fieldpost No.8 (located in Shanhaikwan), with 1992 Steuer certificate
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.Pve
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3316
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 Kiauchau 3pf-5M Yacht, thirteen stamps canceled "K.D.Feldpoststation", most with No.2 (Tientsin or Kaumi), also No.4 (Peking), two on pieces, plus Postal Stationery 5pf green canceled "Peking 15/5/01" and 10pf canceled by "K.D.Feldpoststation No.2 (4/7)", fine-v.f., rare set, many signed Bothe, etc., 25pf and 40pf with Eichele certificates
Envelope O
Catalog #Mi.PVIa-n
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3317
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion
1901 Kiauchau 5pf green, canceled on a Chinese picture postcard by "Peking Deutsche Post 13.II.01" cds and sent to Breslau, with framed "S.B. Ostas.Besatz.Brigade III.Bat. Regmts", with arrival cds. In addition, there is a registered picture postcard to Berlin, franked with Kiauchau 10pf and 20pf Yachts, tied by Peking 15.6.01 cds, with "S.B. Armee-Oberkommando in Ostasien Armee-Intend." in violet alongside, "Peking Deutsche Post" Registry label, tied by Berlin 29.7.01 arrival pmk, fine and extremely rare registered card, signed Bothe
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.PVIb,c,d
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3318
Field Post Offices during the Boxer Rebellion Postal Stationery
1901 5pf green, 10pf carmine, stationery cards used during the Boxer Rebellion, first one canceled "K.D. Feldpostexped. Ostasiatischen Expeditionscorps", the other "K.D.Feldpoststation No.8 (Shanghaikuan), each sent to Germany, with arrival pmks, fine and scarce usage of stationery cards with military pmks
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3319
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Forerunners
1891 (3 Feb) cover franked with pair of 10pf Eagle & Crown, tied by overlapping "LAMU OSTAFRIKA 3/2" cds, addressed to Weissenburg, Bavaria, with arrival (24 Feb 91) pmk on back, signed Lange, v.f. Also included is a 5pf green, canceled on piece by "Lamu Ostafrika 3/1/90" cds, signed Bloch. A fine pair of forerunners from Lamu (today Kenya)
Envelope
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3320
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Postage Stamps of German East Africa
1916 One Rupie Stamp delivered by Blockade Runner, 1r red watermarked, "Dar-es-Salaam 2.7.1916" overlapping cancel, usual centering, intense rich color, nearly v.f., signed Hebert Bloch, with 1961 Friedl certificate (issued to Alfred F.Kugel). Only a small number of 1r watermarked stamps reached the Colony via the blockade runner "Marie" in March 1916. The stamps reached the post offices in early June and most of the 40 or so known examples were used on parcel cards on the Central Railroad during a brief period prior to being overtaken by the Allied Forces. The used 1r has often been called the "Queen of German East Africa Philately" (Mi.38, €30,000)
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Catalog #39
Catalog Value $25,000
$18,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3321
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Post Offices - postmarks
1892-1917 collection of 75+ covers and cards written-up on exhibit pages, beautifully presented, showing different Post Office markings, including Bagamoyo, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanga, Lindi, Kilwa, Saadani, Pangani, Mkalama, Leganga, Salale, Soga, Handeni, Ngomeni, Mogorro, Mikindani, Kilossa, Moschi, Mpapua, Langenburg, Marangu, Tabora, Bukoba, Muanza, Kilimatinde, Ujiji, Iringa, Wilhelmsthal, Songea, Urundi, etc., in some cases regular and registered from each, also forerunners, East-Africa Seepost, Usamara Railroad cancels, few stamps on pieces and more. An excellent opportunity to obtain a comprehensive grouping of rare markings from German East Africa, generally fine-v.f. (many $250+ items)
Envelope
$17,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3322
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Post Offices - postmarks
1895 (14 Aug) 5 Pesa/10pf carmine, tied by a good strike of "Kisaki 14/8/95" cds, addressed to Dr.Pruss in Tabora, redirected to Germany, with Dar-es-Salaam (21/8) transit and Winzig (21.9.95) arrival pmks on back. Kisaki was a small military post on the Kingani River southwest of Dar-es-Salaam. The location was so disease-ridden (malaria, sleeping sickness) that it was closed (15 March 1896) less than a year after it opened (29 April 1895). Owing to the fact that only a few letter-writers were stationed at Kisaki during the 10+ months its post office was open, the Kisaki cancel is the most elusive from German East Africa. A rarity, signed Bothe ("RRR!") (a comparable item from Kisaki was sold in our 2010 Lobdell German East Africa sale for $10,000) (Friedemann 24)
Envelope
$6,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3323
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Post Offices - postmarks
1895 (26 June) cover (slightly reduced at top) to Berlin, franked with 2pesa and 10pesa surcharges, each canceled by a good strike of "Masinde 26/6/95" cds, sent via Tanga (29/6), with Berlin (24.7.95) arrival. Masinde was a village in the Usambara highlands, with post office closed (15 March 1896) less than a year after it opened (15 April 1895). Covers canceled at Masinde are among the most elusive from German East Africa
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3324
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Post Offices - postmarks
1908 7 1/2pf carmine canceled on piece by "NGERENGERE D-OA" (6.8.0?) cancel, v.f., signed Bothe ("RR !"), extremely rare marking (Ngerengere was located about 60 miles inland from the coast of Daressalam)
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$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3325
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Post Offices - postmarks
1908-10 two registered covers from "Muaja" (13.8.08) and "Ruanda" (1.4.10), each paying 22 1/2h and sent to Germany, with arrival pmks on back, minor cover wear, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3326
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Post Offices - postmarks
1915 7 1/2h carmine, canceled on cover by blue "MUSOMA D-OA" (19.12.13) cds, addressed to Dortmund, transit pmks of Usumu (22 Dec) and Mombasa (25 Dec), minor toning, otherwise fine and scarce usage from Musoma (a small village on the east shore of Lake Victoria). Also included is a single 7 1/2h canceled "Kigoma D-OA"
Envelope
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3327
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Cash Franking Handstamps
1916 selection on two exhibit pages, three covers, showing various cash markings, including manuscript, "Frankiert Mit 7 1/2 H", also Wartime news-card (Kriegsnachrichten No.570) to Ngambo, with boxed 2 1/2 Heller handstamp (cash collected at Tanga), plus a wrapper with Morogoro departure, framed cash franking alongside, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3328
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Cash Franking Handstamps
1915 (26 Sep) card No.388, addressed to Dr.Braun in Amani, with "2 1/2 Heller Frei Laut Ein.Nachw. in Tanga" handstamp, also Cover from Tanga to Tabora, with "Frankiert mit 7 1/2H" in violet, indicating cash prepayment of postage
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3329
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Fieldpost - Postal Agency Cancels
1914-15 two cards and cover, Feldpost endorsements, with cancels of "KILWA DOA", "DODOMA DOA" and "TANGA DOA", last one with violet "Kaiserliche Schutztruppe fur Deutsche Ostafrika" (Protectorate Forces) cachet, framed "Heeressache" (Army matter) handstamps, fine (upon the outbreak of WWI, fieldpost service was initiated, enabling solders to send cards and letters free of charge. Initially, normal town postmarks were used to cancel military and civilian mail)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3330
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Fieldpost - Postal Agency Cancels
1916-17 two cards endorsed "Feld" (Postkarte) and cover "Feldpost", with "Feldpoststation 1 D-OA" (30.3.17) and "Feldpoststation 2 D-OA" (last one 8.9.17), fine
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3331
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Fieldpost - Postal Agency Cancels
1917 stationery card 7 1/2pf and cover handstamped "Etappenleitung", each with "Feldpoststation 3 D-OA" (2.10.17 and April 2017), the latter with "Kaiserliche Schutztruppe fur Deutsche Ostafrika" (Protectorate Forces) cachet, filing fold away from the markings, fine and rare usage
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3332
GERMAN EAST AFRICA British Occupation
1914-18 collection of 17 covers or cards, written-up on 8 exhibit pages, Indian Army Base Offices, I.E.F. stationery card to Lahore, Base Office C (11 Nov 1914), 1917 usages from Base Office B, FPOs 22, 24 and 25, one sent by Major General Toghe, the British Commander in Chief in East Africa, other cards from different Field Post Offices, censor markings, "Mail Agency" pmks, covers endorsed "On Active Service", mixed condition, scarce lot
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3333
GERMAN EAST AFRICA British Occupation
1916-20 nine covers or cards, also one coverfront, written-up on exhibit pages, showing usages from FPO V5, Base Office B, with Indian stamps overprinted I.E.F., one to Tabora, with censor cachet, Official Mail, cover with "Political Office Tanga" datestamp addressed to Professor Zimmermann in Amani, inbound mail with boxed Passed by Postal Censor Tanga and another "Passed Censor Entebbe", G.E.A. overprints on cover and front, excellent showing of franking and censor markings
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3334
GERMAN EAST AFRICA British Occupation Military Mail
1914 (30 Dec) On His Majesty's Service (legal size) cover franked with I.E.F. overprints 1a-1r, nine different, canceled F.P.O. No.24 (30 December, 1914) pmks, addressed locally in Nairobi, filing fold away from the stamps, fine cover, reportedly the earliest recorded use of the I.E.F. stamps from the East Africa Campaign
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3335
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1915 stampless cover with a four-line violet handstamp "G.R. Post 6 Cents Mafia", denoting payment in cash of the letter to Zanzibar, with arrival (27 May 15) cds and large "Opened by Censor Under Martial Law" label, filing folds away from the markings, with 1989 Holcombe certificate ("an extremely rare cover, very few of this handstamp are recorded struck directly onto the cover, less than 10 are known, of which three are in violet")
Envelope
$2,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3336
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1916 (26 July) picture postcard ("Deutsch Ost Afrika Grand Hotel Tanga") (torn and restored in the middle) to Alexandria, Egypt, franked with 1/2a green, handstamped "G R Post Mafia" in blue, prepared by the postal authorities in Zanzibar, tied by Mafia departure cds, with Mombasa transit (1 Aug) and Alexandria (26 Aug) arrival pmks, overall toning, rare commercial usage
Envelope
Catalog #SG M34
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3337
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1916 (16 June) handstamped in three lines "G R Post Mafia" on greenish black, prepared by the postal authorities in Zanzibar, struck on 1a I.E.F. adhesive, tied by Mafia cds on cover (embossed "Zanzibar Government") to an official (audit office) in Zanzibar, with arrival pmk the next day, tiny cover tear at top, fine and rare (a similar cover sold in our 2010 "Lobdell German East Africa" sale for $2,600 hammer)
Envelope
Catalog #SG M35
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3338
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1917 (June) cover to England, endorsed "O.H.M.S.", with "MAFIA R.No." Registry handstamp No."62" filled-in by hand, with signature and "Officer in Charge Mafia" handstamp at bottom, transit markings of "Zanzibar Ju 21,17", "Registered Letter" (2 Aug) and London arrival, filing fold, otherwise fine and extremely rare unfranked official mail from Mafia, with 1982 BPA certificate
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3339
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1917 (16 Oct) I.E.F. overprinted 1/2a stationary entire envelope canceled by Mafia departure pmk, repeated on back, addressed to Bombay, some toning, otherwise fine
Envelope
$270.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3340
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1917 (13 June) cover franked with I.E.F. 1a George V, tied by Mafia departure pmk on cover with "Passed Censor Mafia" (signed and dated "Commander Mafia") and violet "Passed by Postal Censor Daressalaam" handstamps, Zanzibar (July 4, 17) arrival pmk on back, cover faults, but very rare
Envelope
$290.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3341
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues
1916 Indian Expeditionary Forces set of ten to 1r, overprinted "G R Post Mafia" in greenish black, the entire set canceled on unaddressed cover by "Mafia 19 Nov 16" cds, fine-v.f., scarce (catalogued as used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #SG M33-42
Catalog Value £2,750
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3342
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Mafia Island Issues Postal Stationery
1917 I.E.F. (Indian Expeditionary Force) 1/4a gray, handstamped "G R Post Mafia", canceled by "Mafia 18 April 1917" pmk and sent to Zanzibar, overall toning, very rare
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3343
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Lake Tanganyika Flotilla Mail
1915-16 selection of six covers and cards, including "On Naval Service Assistant Postmaster Africa Expedition" cover from Kambove to London, another with Army Post Office Northern Rhodesia (30 Oct 1916) cover endorsed "No stamps available/On Active Service", with Passed by Censor (Naval Anchor) hs, cover and card from Kabalo and Kinshasa, with Belgian Congo franking, sent to England by members of the Flotilla (only 15 pieces reported), plus two cards from Kasanga, sent free of postage and carried to London by naval pouch, with various markings, "Received from H.M.Ship no Charge to be Raised", etc., fine and scarce lot
Envelope
$6,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3344
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1915-17 selection of nine covers, different franking and destinations, various First Post Office markings, used from Karonga, First Post No.2 (South African Motor Cycle Corps) registered "On Active Service" cover to Blantyre, FPO 2 used from Rungwe, FPO 3 from Tandala (registered cover with N.F.F. 3 Nyasaland Registry label), FPO 4 from Mwaya (Registry box by hand), FPO 4 (registered from Old Langenburg to Natal), FPO 5 (Namweras to South Africa), FPO 6 (OHMS cover with "Assistant Director of Supplies, N.F.F./Official Free" handstamp), all neatly described on exhibit pages, fine and rare
Envelope
$2,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3345
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1916 (7 Aug) registered cover from Brig. General Northey to his wife in London, franked "N.F." two each 1/2d and 1d, also unoverprinted 2d, canceled F.P.O. No.1 squared circle (type C2, believed first day of usage), with pink Registry label, setting A, signed at lower left, with "British Concession Chinde" (8 Aug) and "Zomba M.O.B. Nyasaland" (22 Aug) transit pmks on reverse, backflap tears mended, fine and rare cover, earliest known usage of the 1/3 and 1d values, ex-Pennycuick (illustrated in "The Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force 1914-18: A Postal History", by Drysdall & Pennycuick)
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3346
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1917 (22 Apr) Registered stationery 4p Nyasaland Protectorate envelope, further franked with unoverprinted 1sh, tied by "F.P.O" with "1" at the bottom of the dial, used from "Old Njombe" from Brig. General Northey to his wife in London, with "Field Post Office" pmk and "Registered" (2 Jy 17) arrival pmks on back
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3347
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1917 (13 Mar) On His Majesty's Service envelope canceled "F.P.O.1" double circle pmk, addressed to Supply officer, minor toned specks, fine, stated to be "the only recorded example"
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3348
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1917 (11 Apr) cover (opened for display) from Umtali, Rhodesia, franked with 1d George V and 2d King and Queen, tied by departure pmks, addressed to a Private Rivers of the Southern Rhodesian Volunteers, in care of N.F.F., backstamped in Chinde, Zomba and Blantyre, censored by the Portuguese and Nyasaland authorities. Mail sent to members of N.F.F. is seldom seen, as it was undoubtedly difficult for the troops to save letters while combating Germans in the back country
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3349
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1917-18 six covers or cards, also a coverfront, all written-up on exhibit pages, showing usages from FPO 10 in New Langenburg, card with mixed Nyasaland Protectorate and German East Africa stamps, handstamped New Langenburg, sent by Brig.General Northey to his daughter in London, "Ruo" pmk altered to read "FPO" and used on "Active Service" coverfront, plus "Neno" pmk changed to read "FPO/B.C.A.", on cover franked with 3d N.F. adhesive, "Passed by Censor", sent to England, stationery entire Registered letter from FPO 9 to Portuguese Zambezia, other from FPO 7 and FPO 8, the latter to Umtali, Rhodesia. A fine lot
Envelope
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3350
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Nyasaland-Rhodesia Field Force Issue
1918 (4 July) cover endorsed "On Active Service" franked with Portuguese Nyassa overprints, provisional "Mteugula" Registry mark, Nyassa FF2 cancels, addressed to Natal, fine and scarce usage from a member of N.F.F. while in Mozambique in pursuit of the German Schutztruppe
Envelope
$2,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3351
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation
1916-20 five covers or cards to the United States, Holland and France, sent by Belgian soldiers in Kigali, Kitega, Usumbura and Rutshuru, showing various pmks, Registry label, cover from a Naval Flotilla base at Lake Kivu, endorsed by the commanding officer "Flottille du Kivu" and sent free of postage to Paris, mixed condition, mostly fine
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3352
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation
1916-20 collection of 15 covers or cards, neatly described on exhibit pages, showing a good range of Field Post markings, one sent to Mauritius, registered mail with "Congo Belge" labels, Red Cross overprints in covers from Kigoma and Kigali, stationery cards, one to Bogota, Colombia, censor cachets and other markings, fascinating group of covers used by the Belgian troops in German East Africa
Envelope
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3353
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation
1916 (16 Nov) registered cover franked with "URUNDI" handstamp on 40c Congo Belge stamp, tied by B.P.C.V.P. No.4 violet pmk, endorsed "F.M.", sent via Cape Town and Elizabethville, registry label overprinted "Albertville", London (14 Jan 1917) arrival pmk on back, with "Defense du Tanganika Etat Major" censor handstamp on back, fine. Covers with "Urundi" handstamps are very rare
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3354
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation
1917 (6 Jan) cover from Kigali to Rukira, franked with 5x50c Congo Belge stamps, each handstamped "RUANDA", tied by B.P.C.V.P.K. No.5 double circle cds, fine (the main goal of the Belgians was to take over the German provinces of Ruanda and Urundi. Once that was accomplished, 250 Congo Belge stamps were hand overprinted with each of the two names to celebrate the capture of those areas). Mail franked with these handstamps is very rare
Envelope
$3,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3355
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation Prisoner of War Mail
1917 (9 Jan) cover to Switzerland, franked with 25c Belgian Congo stamp, tied by "B.P.V.V.P.K. F.P.O. No.4" cds, showing "Censure Militaire Camps de Prisonniers TABORA", opened and resealed by French censors, with Bern (3.IV) arrival. Mail of German POWs captured by the Belgians is very uncommon
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3356
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation Military Mail
1917 (24 March) Postal Stationery 1a I.E.F. overprinted card sent from Mwanza, via Mombasa to France, canceled "Postes Militaire" in dark violet, with Mombasa British East Africa (17 Apr) transit pmk, fine. This "Postes Militaire" field post cancel was supplied in 1916, but rejected, because of its "French only" (without the equivalent Flemish) inscription. Only three examples, including this card from Mwanza, have been recorded
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3357
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Belgian Occupation Military Mail
1917 two covers from Base Office B to Madame DuPont in Seine-et-Oise in France, each bearing an endorsement showing the sender was "Captain Commandant Base Belge Daressalam", first sent through the British Indian Army postal service (17 July 1917), with "Base Office B" registry label, the other with oval "Base Belge Dar Es Salaam" (23 Oct 1917) departure datestamp, fine and elusive pair of covers from Belgian Base Office in Dar-es-Salaam
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3358
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1916 surcharges, used, unused and handstamped "Specimen", sets of four, fine-v.f.
(*)OS
Catalog #1-4,1-4S
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3359
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1916 1/2c-5c surcharges, set of four blocks of four, unused with original gum, h.r., faint gum toning as always, perf. separations, fine and scarce set of blocks
Box *
Catalog #1-4
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3360
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1916 1/2c-5c surcharges, set of four blocks of four, used, fresh, mostly v.f.
Box
Catalog #1-4
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3361
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1916 1/2c-5c surcharges, two sets of four, canceled by Feb 14, 1918 pmks on registered cover to Switzerland, Registry "label" drawn by hand, Nyassa Company and Mozambique transits, censored by the Portuguese, South Africans and the British, with "Passed By Censor" handstamp and bilingual red label at left, London transit and Basel arrival (7 VI.18) pmks on back, v.f. (The Kionga Triangle was a tiny territory on the border between German East Africa (largely overlapping the present-day United Republic of Tanzania) and the Portuguese colony of Portuguese East Africa (present day Republic of Mozambique). Originally, the Germans established this as their outpost south of the Rovuma River, and there was a settlement called Kionga (now Quionga). After the war, the Treaty of Versailles defined the border as running along the Rovuma, thus allotting the triangle to Mozambique)
Envelope
Catalog #1-4
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3362
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1915 (6 Nov) cover (opened for display) to London, franked with pair of 5c on 100r dark blue, registered from Mozambique, with 1c Postal Tax stamp added on reverse, along with provisional "Correios-Quionga Registrado" Registry label, Portuguese Censor label, Lisbon (15 Jan 17) and London (19 Jan) arrival pmks, fine and extremely rare commercial usage from Portuguese Kionga
Envelope
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3363
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1916-17 cover and three cards from Kionga to Portugal, written-up on two exhibit pages, showing military markings of Kionga, Mozambique Expeditionary Corps, "Civil Administration of Occupied Territory / Kionga", including a stationery cover with Kionga preprinted address, franked with a single 2 1/2c surcharge on 100r, addressed to Lisbon, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3364
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1917 (4 Feb) coverfront addressed to England, franked with pair of 5c on 100r dark blue, used in combination with 1c Postal Tax stamp, canceled "Kionga", with provisional Registry box inserted by hand, red Mozambique and Lourenco Marques Censor cachets, another unidentified handstamp at bottom, some toning, rare commercial usage from Kionga to England
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3365
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga
1918 (12 Feb) Civil Administration of Occupied Territories Kionga, corner cachet cover to Switzerland, franked with Lourenco Marques 2 1/2c (single and pair), tied by departure datestamps, with Portuguese and English Censor markings, South-African bilingual censor label, Lourenco Marques and Mozambique transits, Basel (1.V.18) arrival pmk on back. A fine and rare cover used after the supply of Kionga overprints was exhausted. (Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, Kionga was Portugal's only reward for its participation in the War. It was incorporated into Mozambique in 1920)
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3366
GERMAN EAST AFRICA Portuguese Occupation - Kionga Military Mail
1916 Mozambique Expeditionary Force, five covers or cards to Lisbon, one with violet handstamp indicating that the card was sent by a member of Mountain Artillery unit based at Camp Delgado, others with censor markings, "Expedicao A Macambique", also "Expedicao Militara Mocambique Servico Postal" handstamp, another with Lourence Marques transit, etc., written-up on five exhibit pages, seldom offered (British units forced the Germans south and on 23 November, Lettow-Vorbeck crossed into Mozambique to plunder supplies from the Portuguese garrisons. The Germans fought the Battle of Ngomano in which the Portuguese were routed, then marched through Mozambique, where they won a number of important victories which allowed it to remain active)
Envelope
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3367
GERMAN EAST AFRICA French Liaison Group
1917 (11 June) "On Active Service" cover to France, sent by a Lieutenant Colonel of the French Army on active service in GEA to the War Ministry in Paris, censored and postmarked on back (as customary) at FPO 343 in Dar-es-Salaam, fine. The French participation in German East Africa was limited to a small group of liaison officers stationed in the former German capital of the colony
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3368
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Forerunners
1888 50pf gray green, tied on piece by "Kerawara" (1888) cds, v.f., scarce
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$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3369
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Forerunners
1889 (18 Apr) registered cover from "Finshafen" to Germany, franked with a vertical strip of 3x20pf ultramarine (bottom stamp defective), tied by two clear departure cds, repeated below, with corresponding Registry label, Gotha arrival (1.6.89), part of backflap missing, otherwise fine. Also included is a pair of 5pf lilac, canceled on piece by "Finshafen 22.1.90" cds (in 1891, the entire German population of Finshafen, including the doctor, succumbed to malaria, effectively ending all commercial activity there for more than a decade)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V40II,V42c
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3370
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Forerunners
1889-92 German stamps canceled on pieces by "Stephansort" cds, including 20pf ultramarine, strip of three, also 2m, used with single 20pf and pair of 50pfr Eagle on piece of a parcel card, plus a registered 10pf postal card, additionally franked with 25pf orange, tied by 7.5.92 Stephansort cds, with Rosenthal (23.6.92) arrival pmk below, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3371
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Forerunners
1891 (23 June) 10pf carmine, stationery entire envelope additionally franked with 5pf green and 25pf orange, tied by "Hatzeldhafen" cds, registered to Rob Roesner in Mainz, with corresponding Registry label below, Soerabaija (13.8.91) and Weltevreden transit pmks, with Mainz (20.9.) arrival on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine and incredibly rare usage from Hatzfeldhafen (a second post office opened in New Guinea, closed after 42 months due to economic and health reasons)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V46,49
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3372
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Forerunners
1891 (9 July) 10pf carmine, stationery entire envelope additionally franked with 5pf green and 25pf orange, tied by "Konstantinhafen" cds, registered to Rob Roesner in Mainz, with corresponding Registry label below, Soerabaija (13.8.91) and Weltevreden (16.8) transits, with Mainz (20.9.) arrival on back, v.f., scarce usage from Konstantinhafen
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V46,49
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3373
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Forerunners
1894-95 two covers from "Herbertshoh" to Germany, showing two different departure pmks, first registered and franked with 4x10pf rose, with Registry label below, Hannover arrival pmk on back, with 1994 Steuer certificate. The other cover is franked with pair of 10pf carmine rose, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V47c
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3374
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1900-01 cover and stationery card, registered and sent from "Matupi" and "Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen" to Germany, franked with five different overprinted adhesives, each with appropriate Registry label, fine-v.f., with arrival pmks
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3375
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1906-08 postcard and cover from "Simpsonhafen" to Germany, the latter registered and franked with 30pf, 40pf and 50pf Yacht, tied by departure cds, registry label below, Apolda arrival pmk on back, v.f. (in 1906, Simpsonhafen was declared the capital of German New Guinea, but in 1910, the town was renamed to its native name, Rabaul)
Envelope
$200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3376
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1907 (13 Feb) registered cover from Herbertshoh to Germany, franked with 1m-5m Yacht, with Registry label, Hersfeld arrival (5.4.07) on back, v.f. Also included is a parcel card with single 3m on front and pair of 30pf on back, canceled by the older "Herbertshoh" marking, corresponding label alongside, Frankenberg arrival pmk on back
Envelope
Catalog #16-19
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3377
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1907-13 two registered covers to Germany, first franked with 30pf Yacht, the other with 3pf, 30pf and 5m, all tied by "Finshafen D-N-G" departure pmks, with two different types of Registry labels, some cover wear and filing folds away from the stamps, with arrival pmks
Envelope
$575.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3378
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1908-14 two registered covers to Germany, first with 40pf, tied by "Berlinhafen" (29/05/08) cds, sent to Berlin, the other with 30pf Yacht (rounded lower right corner), tied by "Kawieng Deutsch-Neuguinea" 1914 departure cds, Stuttgart (1 Dec 14) arrival pmk on back, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3379
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1909 (25 Mar) cover (backflap missing) franked with single 10pf carmine, canceled by manuscript "S.S. Siar 25/3/09", addressed to a resident of small island of Selen, located near Eitape, signed and accompanied by 1969 Bothe certificate. (Trading vessels traveling between the atolls of Marshall Islands were required to deliver mail to the scattered atolls. Covers received manuscript cancelations with the date of receipt and the name of the ship or name of the atoll. While no regulations were applied in New Guinea, the captain of the steamer "Siar" provided "Atoll Mail" service, canceling stamps by hand and delivering letters to addressees along his route)
Envelope
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3380
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1910 (Mar) registered cover from Kieta to Tsingtau, franked with single 50pf Yacht, tied by "Kieta Deutsch Neu Guinea" cds, supported by the corresponding Registry label, with Shanghai China (12 Mar) and "Tsingtau Kiautschou" (15 3 10) arrival pmks on back, fine and scarce inter-colony usage, signed Mansfeld
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3381
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1911 (14 Dec) cover showing the sender's address "Koromira, Bouganville, Deutsche Salomonen", franked with 10pf Yacht, tied by "Kieta Deutsch-NeuGuinea" cds and addressed to Hamburg, some coverback tears, otherwise fine usage from Bougainville in the German portion of the Solomon Islands (in a 2019 referendum, the citizens of Bougainville voted to become independent from Papua New Guinea by 2027)
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3382
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1912 two covers from "Maron" to Germany, first endorsed "Via Sibirien", franked with single 10pf carmine, the other registered, with "Maron Deutsch-Neuguinea" label, franked with 2x3pf and 25pf Yacht adhesives, with arrival pmk. Also a single 50pf with a similar departure pmk, fine and extremely rare examples of cancels from this remote post office opened to serve the Hermit Islands to the west of the Admiralty group (opened on 1 October 1910 until the arrival of Australian troops in November 1914)
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3383
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1912-13 part of a registered cover (reduced at right), with a clear "Eitape Deutsch-Neuguinea" pmk and registry label (no franking), signed Bothe, also a picture postcard, registered from "Namatanai", with 25pf Yacht tied by 20.2.13 pmks, corresponding Registry label and Duisburg arrival (12.4.13) below, minor card abrasions and creases, otherwise fine (a post office operated at Namatanai from January, 1911 until November 1914, with the arrival of Australian forces)
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3384
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1913 10pf carmine, canceled "Buka Deutsch-Neuguinea", fine, extremely rare, signed Bothe ("RR!") (Buka is the second-largest island in eastern Papua New Guinea. In 1899 the German Empire laid claim to the island and annexed it into German New Guinea. Its post office however, saw limited use)
O
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3385
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 1m carmine, canceled on piece by two overlapping strikes of "Buka Deutsch Neuguinea 3.3.14" cds, v.f., signed Bothe, with 1989 Dr.Lantelme certificate (Buka is the second-largest island in eastern Papua New Guinea. In 1899 the German Empire laid claim to the island and annexed it into German New Guinea. Its post office however, saw limited use)
O
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3386
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1913 two covers from Rabaul to Germany, first endorsed "Via Hong Kong/Sibirien", franked with single and block of 4x3pf Yacht, the other registered, with "Rabaul Deutsch-Neuguinea" label, franked with pair of 3pf and 25pf Yacht, showing two different types of Rabaul pmks, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3387
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1913-14 5pf and 10pf, each canceled on piece by "Morobe D-NG" cds, fine-v.f., rare
O
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3388
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (8 Sep) cover to Germany, franked with 10pf carmine, tied by "Herbertshohe Deutsch Neu-Guinea" departure pmk, opened by censor and resealed with two blue seals, with four-line "Opened by the Government under the right of war / Rabaul, Sep 1914 / Inspecting officer" handstamp (date filled in by hand), very rare. New Guinea was declared to be on War Status on 6th August, 1914, after which date censorship was imposed on the outgoing (very limited) mail
Envelope
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3389
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (22 Aug) postal card with "Herbertshohe Deutsch-Neu-Guinea" departure pmk, overprinted "nur fur die Wehrabteilung und fur die Expeditionstruppe", showing official violet seal "Kaiserlich Deutsche Post Rabaul Deutsch Neuguinea" at left, handstamped "Absender Dienstgrad" and pencil addressed to Rabaul, with 1989 Lantelme certificate. Also included is a top portion only of a similar card, endorsed as Field post card, with Rabaul (9.9) departure pmk and official violet seal (at the start of WWI, German troops in New Guinea were ordered to defend Radio Station and other facilities. A number of cards were prepared for use by the troops in the field, without payment of postage. These cards were overprinted "Field Post only for the defense Corps and the Expeditionary Troops". This handstamp was lost during a raid by Australian forces on Rabaul on 12 August and later supplies were validated in manuscript, until the German surrender on 17th September, 1914)
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3390
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 1m, 2m and 3m Yacht, each canceled on piece by two "Deutsch-Neuguinea" handstamps, with "Maron 5.8.14" cds below, v.f., unrecorded and probably unofficial marking, possibly an essay (in 1914 the "Kaiser's Yacht" stamps were reissued with "Deutsch Neuguinea" (instead of "Deutsch-Neu-Guinea") inscriptions. The new issue was never delivered to the colony, which was occupied by the Allies in September 1914)
O
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3391
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (20 July) cover from Freiberg, Germany, franked with 10pf Deutsches Reich, tied by departure cds and addressed to Herbertshohe "Deutch-Neu-Guinea", with "Wegen Kriegzustandes/Zuruck" handstamp. Letters from Germany to their Colonies were being mailed right up to the outbreak of the war (28 July, 1914). Due to the British blockade and capture of German ships on the high seas, there was no possibility for delivery and mail already in the postal system was marked "Return due to the state of war" and sent back to senders
Envelope
$270.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3392
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (23 Apr) registered cover to Germany, franked with 3pf, 10pf, 20pf and 30pf Yacht adhesives, tied by "Manus Deutsche Neuguinea" departure pmks, with corresponding registry label, also "Durch Eilboten Expres" label, handstamped "Einschreiben", with Lagenbeck (14.6.14) arrival cds on back
Envelope
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3393
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (16 Mar) picture postcard ("native of the Sek island") to Germany, franked with single 5pf green, tied by "Deulon Deutsch Neuguinea" departure, with framed "Via Sibirien" handstamp, small tape stains at top, rare usage (a post office at Deulon was opened from 1st January to 29th September)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3394
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Post Offices - Postmarks Naval and Maritime Mail
1899-1914 "Deutsche Seepost Neu-Guinea Zweigline", six covers or cards, showing different markings and franking, one addressed to Saipan, others to Germany, one registered and used in 1908, with framed "Reischpostdamfer Prinz Waldemar" handstamps, others carried on the Steamers "Stettin", "Nuen-Tung", etc. Also included is a parcel inquiry form from Kieta, fine-v.f., written-up on four exhibit pages
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3395
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Special Issues
1908 (8 Feb) surcharged 3pf on 5pf green, canceled on piece by "Kieta" cds, fine, signed Friedemann, Kosack, Grobe, etc., with 1968 Ebel certificate. Official regulations called for any stamp shortages to be covered in cash. In 1908, the postal agent in Kieta, New Guinea, created "3pf" Provisionals to meet demand for printer matter postcards to be used by sailors of the survey ship "Planet". Only 5-6 examples of this "provisional" exist and it was long considered to be one of the rarest stamps from the German Colonies. Michel now lists the "Kieta Provisional" as a private issue of uncertain status
O
Catalog #Mi.I
$6,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3396
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Special Issues Air Post
1913 German-English Airship Expedition, 2pf single, 1m lower right sheet corner margin block of four, n.h., post office fresh, v.f., extremely rare multiple in perfect condition. Also an unused picture postal card promoting the venture (In 1913, the three colonial powers began planning for a joint expedition to New Guinea with the purpose of exploring and mapping the interior of the island via airship. The Dutch backed out of the project at its very beginning, with the Germans and English continuing to schedule a planned expedition. The project assembled a joint British-German crew for the airship, with scientists from both countries. The Airship Expedition was scheduled for the second half of 1914, exactly the time when World War I broke out. In August, German Zeppelin dirigibles were being used to drop bombs on British cities)
Box **
Catalog #Si.I-II
$9,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3397
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Special Issues Postal Stationery
1888 2m green, perforated Essay and the actual 2 Mark packet card for use in German New Guinea, unused, v.f. The New Guinea Company was unable to finance the administration of the territory and the Postal Administration was taken over by the Imperial Commissioner who introduced the use of German forerunners as the primary form of postage in 1889. The parcel cards were never used for the intended purpose
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3398
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1914 (Oct) stampless cover endorsed "Active Service HMAS Berrima" and "No Stamps Obtainable" at top, sent by a member of the 1st Australian Expeditionary Force under Col. Holmes enroute from Sydney on the "SS Berrima" (4 Sept), addressed to England, first charged "1d" in transit, this was crossed out and instead charged 1d on arrival in Tring (19 Oct), fine and scarce early fieldpost cover
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3399
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1914 (Oct) stampless cover endorsed "On Garrison Duty Rabaul" and "Stamps Not Available" at top, sent by a member of the 1st Australian Expeditionary Force under Col. Holmes to North Sydney, corner "154 "A" Coy" markings, charged "1d" on arrival in Australia, minor cover faults, pieces missing from the backflap and panel, arrival (13 Oct 1914) backstamp (Field post from New Guinea is quite elusive. Since there was no resistance from the Germans, most troops were redirected to Egypt)
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3400
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1914 cover to Sydney, showing violet German "Kaiserliches Obergericht Rabaul" (High Civil Court) handstamp, endorsed "Censored", with "Per S.S. Morinda". A rare example of official mail from New Guinea, probably sent in the early part of Occupation (German markings) by pouch via "S.S. Morinda"
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3401
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1914 (4 Jan) registered cover from Kieta to Adelaide, franked with pair of 3d Kangaroos overprinted N.W.P.I, tied by violet departure pmks, with Shortland, British Solomon Islands transit cds alongside, sent via Tulagi (13 Jan) and Sydney (28 Jan), little toning, otherwise fine and highly unusual routing via British Solomon Islands
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3402
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (11 Apr) Netherlands Indies 5c stationery card sent from Hollandia to a trooper in Rabaul, redirected to Brisbane, with O.S. G.R.I. 1d on 3pf added, tied by oval Rabaul departure datestamp, card handstamped "3rd Batt. N. and M. Forces Trop.Unit" (3rd battery Naval and Military Forces tropical unit, led by Brigadier Pethebridge), violet "Passed by Censor" and "Passed Censor Brisbane" (27 May) arrival cds, all markings on front, unusual incoming mail from the Dutch Indies to Rabaul, with G.R.I. franking
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3403
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (2 Oct) "Garrison Duty Rabaul" endorsed cover to Sydney, franked with G.R.I.1d on 5pf, tied by a provisional two-line cancel, cover with backflap faults and scattered toning, otherwise fine example of the two-line cancel which was in use for a very short time
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3404
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (10 Apr) O.H.M.S. Australian Expeditionary Force, legal size cover to South Brisbane, franked with O.S. G.R.I. 1d on 3pf, tied by indistinct datestamp, with red "Passed Censor Brisbane" (16 Ap 15) arrival cds alongside, minor cover flaws at right, otherwise v.f. example of an official cover paying 1d Empire letter rate to Australia. The Official Service stamp on cover is extremely rare, less than five recorded
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3405
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 cover to Rabaul, franked with G.R.I. 2d on 10pf, used in combination with Australia 1/2d Kangaroo perforated "O S" (Official Service), canceled and tied by "Stephansort" pmks, fine and unusual mixed franking cover, signed Bloch
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3406
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (17 July) registered cover to Sydney, franked with 1p N.W.P.I, used in combination with the G.R.I. 3d "Raubaul" Registry label, both tied by oval Rabaul New Britain departure datestamps, "Passed by Censor" handstamp, repeated on back, with "Sydney Registered" (31 July) backstamp, filing folds away from the stamps, some toning, scarce early usage of the N.W.P.I. overprint, together with the left-over German Registration label
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3407
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (18 June) cover to England, with 1p N.W.P.I, tied by oval "Rabaul New Britain" departure datestamp, with "3rd Batt. N. and M. Forces Trop.Unit" (3rd battery Naval and Military Forces tropical unit, led by Brigadier Pethebridge), violet "Passed by Censor", transit Sydney (28 June), with Worcester Park (4 Aug) arrival, part of backflap missing, filing fold away from the stamp, fine
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3408
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (4 Jan) cover endorsed "On Active Service", franked with G.R.I.2d on 10pf, tied by oval "Rabaul New Guinea" datestamp, addressed to a Naval Base at Herbertshohe, fine
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3409
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1915 (2 Sep) cover from Kokopo to East Melbourne, franked with 1d N.W.P.I George V, oval "M.E.F. No.5" Censor handstamp below, fine
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3410
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1916 (16 Mar) cover to Melbourne, franked with 1p N.W.P.I, tied by Rabaul departure cds, with rare two-line "Passed Censor Rabaul" handstamp at bottom, minor cover flaws, fine
Envelope
$270.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3411
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1916 (1 Nov) cover to England, franked with pair of 2 1/2d N.W.P.I. overprints, tied by Manus departure cds, with straight-line "Passed by Censor" handstamp. Also a registered cover sent 31 May, 1919 from Morobe to London, franked with pair of 2d overprints, old German Registry label and oval "Passed by Censor" cachet
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3412
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1917 "On His Britannic Majesty's Service" cover to England, "Nauru Island, 2 Jan 1918" endorsement at bottom, oval "Official / Postage / Free" and Pleasant Island departure cds below, minor cover tears, fine example of official mail which could be sent free from the island with the appropriate endorsement
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3413
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1917 (June) "Church of England Expeditionary Forces Rabaul New Guinea" corner card envelope provided by a service organization, franked with pair of 1/2p green N.W.P.I., tied by departure pmk, addressed to Georgetown, British Guiana, oval "Passed Censor Rabaul" handstamp, transit roller of Sydney and Georgetown (15 Aug) arrival pmk on back, some hinge stains on back, otherwise fine and extraordinary example of a service envelope to uncommon destination
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3414
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1918 (31 Jan) O.H.M.S. cover to Switzerland, franked with 1/2p and 2d Kangaroo N.W.P.I. (paying the 2 1/2p UPU rate), tied by Rabaul departure cds, with rare oval "Passed Censor Rabaul" datestamp, also two different censor labels at left, backstamped on arrival in Berne (7.IV.18), fine
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3415
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1918 (19 Dec) registered cover from a missionary in Namatanai to his bishop in Switzerland, franked with N.W.P.I 2 1/2p (2) and 3p, tied by violet departure pmks, corresponding German "Namatanai Deutsch-Neuguinea" Registry label, Zurich (4.VIII.19) arrival pmk on back, fine. The village of Namatanai was located on the island of New Mecklenburg and was still using the old German registration labels after the war
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3416
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea
1916-20 balance of the collection, eight covers and cards, written-up on exhibit pages, showing usages from Rabaul, Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen, Kawieng, Eitape, Herbertshohe and "Station Kieta" straight-line handstamps (Kieta is located on the former German Island of Bouganinville in the Solomons) also Madang, with Australian "O S" perfins, censor markings, official cover, used mostly to Sydney, Brisbane, also to USA and Switzerland
Envelope
$10,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3417
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea Prisoner of War Mail
1915 (10 Dec) cover from a German POW in New Guinea to Red Cross in Geneva, franked with pair of 2 1/2d N.W.P.I, tied by Rabaul departure cds, "Opened by Censor" and resealed, endorsed in red "Censored Rabaul", additional "Passed Censor Rabaul" label on reverse, arrival in Geneva (2.II.1916)
Envelope
$575.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3418
GERMAN NEW GUINEA Australian Occupation of German New Guinea Postal Stationery
1915 G.R.I. 2d on 10pf stationery postal card, unaddressed, but canceled by "Rabaul" handstamp, fine
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3419
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA
1897 "Deutsch Sudwest-Afrika" 25pf bright orange, used with 5pf green on registered cover to Germany, canceled "Swakopmund 19/8/01", with corresponding Registry label alongside, v.f., with Kiel (6.10.01) arrival pmk on back, signed Ernst Stock, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate. A rarity, only a few used examples recorded, this one was first offered in 1928 (37th Stock auction) (Mi.Ib, €35,000, catalogued as used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #5
Catalog Value $27,000
$13,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3420
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA
1897 "Deutsch Sudwest-Afrika" 50pf red brown, tied by "Keetmanshoop 9/8/01" cds on registered cover to Germany, corresponding Registry label alongside, filing crease well away from the stamp, v.f., with 15.9.01 Berlin arrival pmk on back, signed Ernst Stock, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate. A rarity, only a few used examples recorded, this one first offered in 1928 (37th Stock auction) (Mi.II, €35,000, catalogued as used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #6
Catalog Value $27,000
$10,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3421
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Forerunners
1899 (22 June) 5pf stationery card (without message) addressed to Hannover, canceled by two-line violet "Ramansdrift Deutch-Sudwestafrika", date handwritten below, with square GPO Cape Town (Ju 30) and Hannover (24.7.99) arrival pmks. Also included is a registered cover to Keetmanshoop, franked with Yacht adhesives, canceled by Ramansdrift D-SWA 28.5.03 cds, supported by Registry label below, with arrival pmk, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3422
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1889-1915 collection of 36, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on 15 exhibit pages, arranged in chronological order, starting with forerunners "Otyimbingue" (1pf stationery card and registered cover with 4x10pf carmine addressed to Cape Town, plus a pair of 20pf Eagle & Crown, with a perfect "Otyimbingue D-SWA" pmk (in use from 1888-1891), "Windhuk", "Omaruru", "Swakopmund", "Cap Gross", "Gibeon", "Keetmanshoop", "Luderitzbucht", "Okahandja" (including wanderstempel provisional straight-line violet handstamp), "Warmbad", "Rehoboth", "Uhabis" (German 5pf green canceled on piece, rare pmk, used for less than 6 months), "Outjo", "Gross-Barmen", "Hohewarte", "Seeis", "Fobabis", "Khanrivier", "Jakalswater", "Ukamas" and "Bethanien", fine-v.f. and spectacular assembly of rare postmarks from German Southwest Africa
Envelope
$4,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3423
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1901-15 collection of 30, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on exhibit pages, arranged in chronological order, postmarks include "Grootfontein", "Okombahe", "Maltahohe", "Kubub", "Otavi", "Kuis", "Marienthal", "Mariental", "Haris", "Hasuur", "Hasis", "Kubas", "Hatzamas", "Hatsamas", "Karibib", "Kapenousseu" (Wanderstempel), "Waldau", "Nauchas", "Abbabis" (two different Wanderstempel markings), "Owikokorwero" (intaglio seal Wanderstempel), "Usakos", "Kub", "Epukiro" (Wanderstempel), "Gochas" (Wanderstempel), generally fine-v.f., some high value frankings, excellent group of German Southwest Africa covers
Envelope
$2,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3424
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1906-15 collection of 25, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on 10 exhibit pages, arranged in chronological order, postmarks include "Otjiwarongo", "Okowakuatjiwi" and "Aus" (each with wanderstempel in violet), "Tsumeb", "Kalkfeld", "Kanus", "Wilhelmsthal", "Gross-Witvley", "Otjosonjati", "Berseba", "Otjihawera", "Richthofen", "Osona", "Okaukwejo", "Hoachanas", "Seeheim" (wanderstempel in violet), "Guchab", "Khan", "Arahoab", mostly fine-v.f. A wonderful group of German Southwest Africa covers
Envelope
$3,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3425
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1909-15 collection of 10, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on 6 exhibit pages, arranged in chronological order, postmarks include "Johann-Albrechtshohe", "Koes", "Kolmannskuppe", "Prinzebucht", "Neuheusis", "Sudwestafrika-Capstadt Seepost", "Swakopmund-Windhoek Bahnpost" and "Station Rossing" Railway stations,1915 "Feldpostation 1" (provisional pmk, 10pf single on piece) and "Keetmanshoop D-SWA" 1914-15 pmks, one on Field telegram, fine-v.f., scarce
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3426
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1901-04 registered 10pf stationery card additionally franked with 25pf orange, tied by "Waterberg D-SWA 9/2/01" cds, sent to Grootfontein, with arrival pmk at top, also a registered cover franked with 5pf and 25pf Yacht adhesives, tied by Waterberg departure cds, with "Omaruru" Registry label bearing "wanderstempel II" Waterberg handstamp, sent to Wiesbaden, with arrival pmk on back
Envelope
$220.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3427
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1906 (10 July) Feldpostkarte to Germany, with "Kalkontein" straight-line provisional handstamp (Wanderstempel IV type I), supported by D-SWA departure pmk (no year-date), with Charlottenburg (13.8.06) arrival, signed Bothe. Also a picture postcard franked with 2x3pf Yacht, canceled by "Kalkontein" (Wander stempel IV type 2), with D-SWA 3/10/06 departure cds, sent to Braunschweig, fine-v.f. pair of two different types of the provisional departure handstamp
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3428
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1907 (18 Jan) Feld-Postkarte to Windhuk, with violet "Brackwasser" Provisional handstamp (Wanderstempel I) completed by "Sudwest-Afrika" pmk, arrival (5.2.07) at bottom, also registered cover with Yacht franking, tied by Brackwasser D-SWA cds, with corresponding Registry label at bottom, fine-v.f. The provisional handstamp was used for only three months
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3429
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1907 (7 Feb) registered cover from "Kuibis" to Germany, Yacht franking tied by departure cds, with Registry label below, backstamped on arrival. Also a single 3pf brown, tied on piece by "Kuibis" provisional (Wanderstempel I) with "Sudwest-Afrika 20/7" (no year date) pmk, v.f., signed Czimek. A rare piece. In addition, there is a printed matter cover franked with 3pf Yacht, tied by "Aris D-SWA" 17.4.08 cds, v.f.
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3430
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1907 (14 Dec) 5pf stationery reply card (folded), with additional 25pf franking, canceled "Gochaganas" violet provisional (Wanderstempel IV) postmark with "Deutsch Sudwestafrika" below, supported by the Registry label handstamped "Gochaganas", addressed to Leipzig, with arrival markings. Also a registered cover with Yacht franking, canceled "Gochaganas D-SWA" (5.4.08), Registry label with name filled-in by pen, sent to Chemnitz, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3431
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1908 (22 Feb) cover to Germany, with single 10pf tied by "Otjosondu D-SWA" cds (repeated alongside), with Geisenkirchen (27.3.08) arrival pmk, signed Grobe (Otjosondu was an interior village, located about 120 miles north of Windhuk). Also included is a registered cover franked with vertical strip of 3x10pf Yacht, tied by "Onguati D-SWA" 11.4.12 departure pmks, with corresponding Registry label at bottom, sent to Leipzig, re-addressed to Teplitz, minor cover flaws away from the stamps, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3432
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1908 (7 Jan) printed matter cover with single 3pf Yacht, tied by "Neudamm D-SWA" departure pmk, addressed to Jakalswater D-SWA, with arrival (10.1.08) on back, fine and scarce usage from Neudamm, a village in the central part of the colony, about 30 miles northeast of Windhuk
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3433
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1908 (May) registered cover to Germany, franked with block of 4x3pf and two pairs of 5pf Yacht, tied by "Aub D-SWA" pmks (date not readable), supported by "Aub" (Deutsch-Sudwestafrika) Registry label, Chemnitz (14.6.08) arrival pmk on back, fine and rare usage from Aub, village on the postal route to Rehoboth
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3434
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1909 two registered covers to Germany, sent from "Kalkfontein (Sud)" and "Okasise", each with Yacht franking, tied by D-SWA pmks, with corresponding Registry labels, the former with "Seeheim" transit pmk, some back cover adhesions, otherwise v.f.
Envelope
$250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3435
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1911 (7 Jan) printed matter card (using the old "Fieldpostkarte") to Weimar, franked with 3pf Yacht canceled by "Empfangnibucht D-SWA" pmk, v.f., rare, signed Czimek
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3436
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1911 (10 June) registered cover to Berlin, franked with 5pf and 25pf Yacht, tied by "Fahlgras Bz. Windhuk D-SWA" cds, with corresponding Registry label alongside, cover folded at bottom, well away from the stamps, fine and scarce marking, arrival pmk (24.7.11) on back
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3437
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1912 (26 Apr) cover with 2x10pf Yacht (one trimmed at right), tied by "Olukonda D-SWA" cds, repeated alongside, addressed to Finland, with Tampere (5.VI.12) and Kuru arrival pmks on back, fine usage from Olukonda, northernmost post office in German Southwest Africa, near the border with Portuguese Angola (Olukonda was founded in 1870 by Finnish missionaries, which explains the uncommon destination)
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3438
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1912-13 10pf and 20pf Yacht, canceled "Ekuja D-SWA", the former on piece, clear 4.9.12 cds, also another 10pf canceled on piece by "Chairos D-SWA 6.2.13", fine-v.f. (Ekuja was a small interior village in the central part of the colony, to the east of Okahandja. Chairos was in the north central area, to the west of Outjo. Their postmarks are the more elusive from this territory)
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$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3439
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1912-13 10pf carmine, horizontal pair canceled by two fairly clear strikes of "Chairos D-SWA" cds on cover addressed to Germany, scarce usage from this small village (in the north central area, to the west of Outjo), double-signed Bothe BPP ("RR")
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3440
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1913 5pf and 25pf Yacht, both tied on small piece by overlapping "Barby D-SWA" 24.9.13 cds, fine-v.f., signed Bothe (Barby was in the south central area, halfway between Gibeon and South Atlantic Ocean)
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$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3441
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1913-15 10pf, 20pf and 25pf Yacht (first two watermarked, last one unwatermarked), canceled "Otjundara D-SWA", "Okatjomboa D-SWA" and "Bogenfels D-SWA", each with a clear, readable cancel, fine-v.f., rare group of postmarks of the offices opened during the final 12 months prior to the outbreak of World War I. These post offices were generally in small settlements, away from the main routes, thus there was little chance to develop philatelic mail
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$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3442
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1913-15 20pf Yacht (watermarked) canceled on piece by "Okatjomboa D-SWA" 18.5.14 cds, v.f., extremely rare, signed Bothe ("Selten Stempel")
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$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3443
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 20pf Yacht, two singles (left copy watermarked, right stamp unwatermarked) canceled on piece by two bold strikes of "Grundorn D-SWA" 23.10.14 cds, v.f., signed Bothe. A rarity from Grundorn, located in the south central area, 25 miles from Gibeon
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$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3444
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 10pf Yacht (watermarked), canceled "Otjosazu-D-SWA", v.f., signed Czimek, rare
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$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3445
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 50pf and 3m Yacht (unwatermarked), each canceled "Aroab D-SWA", v.f.
O
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3446
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 5pf and 10pf Yacht, both tied on small piece by overlapping "Bergland D-SWA" 24.5.14 well struck cds, fine-v.f., extremely rare, especially in this quality, signed Bothe (Bergland is located in the central area, about 60 miles south of Windhuk)
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$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3447
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 10pf carmine, tied by "Pomonahugel D-SWA" 25.7.14 pmk on cover to Hamburg, also vertical pair of 80pf Yacht canceled by two strikes of "Pomonahugel D-SWA" cds, fine
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3448
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 5pf stationery card canceled by a clear "Chairos D-SWA 29.1.14" cds, with oval "Arno Becker Chairos Bez. Outjo, D.-S.-W.-Afrika" sender's handstamp, addressed to Hamburg, with 12/3 arrival docketing within the handstamp, fine and rare card, signed Kruschel
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3449
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (4 Mar) registered cover franked with 20pf, 1m and 2m Yacht, tied by "Klein-Nauas D-SWA" cds and sent to Germany, with "Rehoboth Deutsch-Sudwest-Afrika" (7.3.14) transit and Munich (4 Apr 14) arrival pmks. Also included is a cover franked with single 3pf brown, tied by "Klein-Nauas" cds, addressed to Magdeburg, filing folds away from the stamps, fine (Klein-Nauas was a small interior village in the central part of the colony, to the southeast of Windhuk)
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3450
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Auxiliary markings
1902 5pf stationery card prepared to the Second Agricultural Exhibition in Windhuk, with straight-line "Austellungsplatz" handstamp, sent to Cologne, with arrival (29.7.02) pmk below
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3451
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Auxiliary markings
1906 "Windhoek DSWA 5.8.06" arrival pmk on picture postcard (large part missing at left) from Boenigheim, Germany (28 Mar) to Windhuk, with a 6-line cachet "Sendung Stammt aus einer a, 4/d Mta.bei Okasise aufgefundene Briefpost die teilweise von Termi-ten beschadigt werden ist. Die naheren Umsande sing noch nicht bekannt. Windhuk, 5 August 1906 Postamt" ("mail originated from a bag which on the 4th of this month was found near Okasise, damaged by termites. Further circumstances are still unknown, Windhuk, 5 August 1906. Post Office"). One of the most exotic of German Colonial auxiliary markings, this "Termite postcard" was included in a mail pouch carried by a native runner who never arrived at the post office at Okasise. His body was found four months later, badly mauled by wild animals, although the cause of death was not determinable. Mail in the pouch, that was still deliverable, was marked by a special handstamp, of which, over 100 years later, only three examples have been recorded, this one signed Bothe, etc.
Envelope
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3452
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Auxiliary markings Flight Covers
1914 Special Flight for Windhoek Exhibition (19 May) Usakos-Karibibi flown picture postcard, endorsed "Flugpost", with correct 5pf franking canceled "Karibib D-SWA", with three line cachet "Erste FLUGPOST / Deutschsudwestafrika Karibib Windhuk", addressed to Okahandja, with 22.5.14 arrival pmk, v.f. (The pilot, Bruno Buechner made only four mail carrying flights in Southwest Africa before his double-decker aircraft was requisitioned for the German war effort. This was the only official airmail flown in any of the German Colonies) A major rarity, only a few exist
Envelope
$2,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3453
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Auxiliary markings Flight Covers
1914 Special Flight for Windhoek Exhibition (23 May) Okahandja-Windhuk flown picture postcard, handstamped "Flugpost", with correct 5pf franking canceled "Okahandja D-SWA", with three line cachet "Erste FLUGPOST / Deutschsudwestafrika Okahandja Windhuk", addressed to Windhuk, v.f. (on 24 May 1914, Buchner left Okahandja for Winduk, but he had to make emergency landings in Teufelsbach and Brakwater due to bad weather en route. He finally landed on the Windhuk). Also included is a postcard (stamp removed) showing the Pfalz biplane
Envelope
$2,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3454
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Bondelswarts Uprising
1904 (29 Feb) "Feld" Postcard to Germany, with black-violet "Feld-Poststation D-SWA" 9/1/04 provisional pmk (wanderstempel),"Warmbad" departure cds, official Keetmanshoop seal and Modishofen (27 Mar) arrival at bottom, fine usage during the Bondelswarts Uprising in 1904 (The Bondelswarts are a Nama ethnic group of Southern Africa living in the extreme south of Namibia, in an area centered on the town of Warmbad. They rose up against German colonial rule in the Nama War 1903-1906 and were brutally repressed)
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3455
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Bondelswarts Uprising
1904 (9 Jan) violet "Feld-Poststation D-SWA" provisional pmk (wanderstempel) tying 5pf Yacht on piece, v.f., signed Bothe
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3456
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Herero and Nama Uprising
1904-06 selection of 8 covers or cards showing "K.D.Feldpostexped, Sudwestafrika" markings, including "a", Nr.1, Nr.2, Nr.3 and Nr.4, five are Registered, with corresponding "Kaisserlich Deutsche Feldpoststation" labels, also Field-Postanweisung and Optische Feld-Telegraphie forms, all written-up on exhibit pages, fine and scarce fieldpost during the Herero Uprising
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3457
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Herero and Nama Uprising
1904 (23 Nov) "Feldpostkarte" franked with 10pf Yacht, tied by violet "Waterberg" straight-line provisional ("Wanderstempel II") and Deutsch Sudwestafrika departure cds, repeated alongside and sent to Germany, with arrival pmks below, fine and scarce usage from Waterberg (a principal town in central German Southwest Africa, overrun by the Hereros in January 1904 during the uprising. The post office was destroyed and the provisional handstamp was used for about three weeks)
Envelope
$400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3458
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA Herero and Nama Uprising
1906-07 Fieldpost card and cover from Germany to Windhuk, SWA, first sent in late 1906, addressee had been repatriated to the home country as indicated by the special markings "Empfanger ist nach Deutschland zuruckgekehrt heim adresse unbekannt Marine-Postbureau" (returned to Germany, home address unknown, Navy Postal Bureau); the other with a four-line handstamp "Ohne genaue Ausgabe des letzingen Truppentails nicht zu erintteln Feldpostelle Windhuk" (could not be delivered because the latest specific military unit address could not be ascertained, Fieldpost office Windhuk). Local forces were unable to put down the native uprisings in Southwest Africa in the early part of the 20th Century. Additional 18,000 troops were sent from Germany. As men were rotated back home, special markings were used on covers to indicate reasons for inability to deliver mail, as shown by these two items
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3459
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA South African Occupation
1914-20 collection of 55 covers or cards, written-up on 22 exhibit pages, showing wide range of markings, censor handstamps and labels, Army Base Post Offices, with stampless covers, endorsed "Veldt Dienspost", endorsements from "South African Irish", postage due handstamps, FPOs from Ukamas, Mariental, Ababis, Kalkfontein, Otjiwarongo, Keetmanshoop, Albrechts, Aub Station, Bethany, Kolmannskoop, Windhuk, Grootfontein, Swakopmund, Post Neuheusis, mute cancels from Aroab, Akahandjia, Official mail, Prisoner of War covers, one incoming from Switzerland, hadstamped "Detained", and others. A fascinating collection
Envelope
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3460
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA South African Occupation
1915 (26 May) registered cover to Windhuk, franked with 1d, 6d and 1sh George V, tied by large double circle cds, with framed bilingual censor mark, with oval "Army Base Post Office / South Africa No.6" (30 May 1915) receiving pmk, one stamp defective, otherwise rare Registered cover from Base Post Office, only two recorded (Putzel 2a and 3)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3461
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA South African Occupation
1915 (29 June) cover to Nova Scotia, mailed by a Canadian serving with the 7th Field Mounted Troop of the South African Engineers, sent probably from Keetmanshoop, Army Base Post Office 8, bilingual censor handstamp, Canadian franking added on arrival in Halifax, as usual with Canadian military mail, backflap missing, rare usage
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3462
GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA British Occupation Military Mail
1914 (8 Oct) cover to Port Elizabeth, with Cape Town South Africa departure pmk, violet "German War O.C. Prince Alfred's Guard / Official Free" handstamp at bottom,"O.C." (Officer commanding) indicates that the letter had been censored, rare marking, only a few recorded
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3463
CAMEROONS
1911 Longji Provisional, left half of 20pf ultramarine, tied by Longji Kamerun 19.5.11 pmk on cover addressed to "die Deutsche Westafrikanische Bank Duala, Kamerun", with appropriate negative official seal hs alongside stamp, fine cover, signed Mansfeld,
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.I
Catalog Value €9,000
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3464
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1887-1915 collection of 30, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on 15 exhibit pages, arranged in chronological order, starting with "Kamerun" pmks on stationery cards and covers franked with German adhesives, also "Viktoria" (registered 10pf stationery entire with additional franking to Germany),"Duala" (also 5M Yacht canceled on piece), "Victoria", "Bibundi", "Gross-Batanga", "Kribi", "Rio del Rey", "Buea", "Edea", "Jabassi", "Ebolwoa", "Ebolowa", "Garua", "Lolodorf", "Johann-Albrechshohe", "Fontemdorf", "Bamenda", "Ssanga-Ngoko" (5pf stationery card, pen cancel and faint cds, addressed to Lyck, with arrival pmk), "Ossidinge", "Joko", "Kusseri", "Jaunde", "Banjo", "Lomie", "Plantation" and "Bonaberi", mostly fine-v.f., splendid showing of scarce Cameroon postmarks on cover
Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3465
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1907-15 collection of 21, mostly registered covers or cards, neatly displayed and written-up on 12 exhibit pages, arranged in chronological order, usages from "Dschang", "Akonolinga", "Dume", "Lobetal", "Bonambasi", "Nyanga", "Mundeck", "Marienberg", "Bare", "Ekodod" (showing old French "Ekododo Gabon" pmk), "Soufflay", "Jukaduma", "Akoafim", "Mora", "Ambam", "Campo", "Kampo", "Bipindihof", "Molundu", also some stamps off cover, on pieces, few high value frankings, generally fine-v.f.
Envelope
$3,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3466
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1912 (20 Aug) registered cover franked with 5m Yacht, tied by "Abong-Mbang Kamerun" cds, with corresponding Registry label below, sent to Germany, three wax seals and "Hettstedt" (1.10.12) arrival pmk on back, fine and rare single 5m franking on cover, signed Schmidt
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3467
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1913 cover with single 10pf Yacht, canceled by violet "Nguandere (Kamerun)" 4.10.13 cds, addressed to Duala, also a small registered cover from "Nola (Kamerun)", Yacht franking, Loderburg arrival pmk on back, v.f.
Envelope
$290.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3468
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1913 cover to Germany, with single 10pf Yacht, canceled by"Njassi (Kamerun)" 30.9.13 cds, also registered 5pf card from "Ukoko (Kamerun)",16.9.14 violet cds, additional Yacht franking, corresponding Registry label, "Bezirk Muni" handstamp alongside, fine. Ukoko was the new name for Ekododo, in the territory obtained from France
Envelope
$290.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3469
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (25 Apr) 10pf stationery card sent by Dr. Haberer in Duala, posted from "Sangmelima (Kamerun)" to "Conservenfabrik" in Lenzburg, Switzerland, reverse contains a detailed order for various canned foods, with arrival datestamp (15 June), fine
Envelope
$210.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3470
CAMEROONS Post Offices - Postmarks
1914 (17 Apr) 5pf stationery card canceled "Buar (Kamerun)", addressed to Hamburg, also registered cover with 2x10pf Yacht, tied by "Buar (Kamerun)" 16.6.14 pmk, repeated below, sent to Duala, with arrival Duala (22.7.14), fine-v.f. In addition, there is a 1M Yacht, canceled "Buar", plus three "Ikelemba (Kamerun)" pmks on 5pf, 30pf and 2m Yacht singles, all neatly written-up on exhibit page
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3471
CAMEROONS Auxiliary markings
1910 (27 Feb) locally addressed cover franked with 20pf, 25pf and 30pf Yacht adhesives, tied by Duala cds, with special "Gartenfest" handstamps in violet (from time to time, promoters of special events created their own markings to commemorate various Fairs, Festivals, etc.)
Envelope
$150.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3472
CAMEROONS French Occupation of Cameroun
1914-16 collection on exhibit pages, 21 covers or cards, variety of markings, starting with "Colonne du Cameroun Franchise Militaire" three line provisional handstamps, various endorsements, "Tresor et Postes/Aux Armees" markings, military mail from Duala, Ngaundere, Jaunde, Eboro (cover endorsed "Colonne du Sud Cameroun", carried by messenger to Mitzig, Gabon), registered mail with overprinted issues, French steamship markings, Cameroun Occupation Francaise stamps on covers from Duala, Lolodorf and Bana, postal stationery with similar overprint, Railway unit marking, Official mail, plus others
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3473
CAMEROONS British Occupation of Cameroun
1914-22 collection on exhibit pages, 11 covers or cards, "No Charge to be Raised" cover from Dula to England, "On Active Service No Stamps Available" card from member of the Gambia Company of West Africa Field Force, German Yacht stamps overprinted C.E.F. (Cameroons Expeditionary Force), used on covers, one with "Tinto" Registry box drawn by hand, etc.
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3474
CAROLINE ISLANDS
1891 (23 June) letter datelined "Kusaie, C.I.", written in English, with envelope franked with 20pf Eagle, posted from "Jaluit Marschall-Inseln" (20.7.91) sent by missionary Pease to his niece in USA, with German Post Office in Apia (Samoa) transits, San Francisco (Oct 2) and Newton Center, Mass. arrival pmks on back, fine and rare example of a Missionary letter from Kusaie (today Kosrae, an island in the Federated States of Micronesia). No German forerunners exist from the Caroline Islands, which was a Spanish possession until 1899. This letter was carried by a ship captain to the German post office in Jaluit and sent four weeks later
Envelope
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3475
CAROLINE ISLANDS
1899 25pf orange, canceled on piece by "Ponape 5/6/00" cds, v.f., signed Diena, with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate (Mi.5 I, €3,400)
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Catalog #5a
Catalog Value $2,500
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3476
CAROLINE ISLANDS
1901 20pf ultramarine, left half canceled by Ponape 12/7/10 pmk on small piece, with official postal agent's seal alongside, v.f., signed Buhler. (Due to the unexpected arrival of the East Asia cruiser squadron, supplies of the most needed denominations of 5pf and 10pf stamps for mailing postcards and letters back home ran out. To meet demand, 500 copies of 3pf stamps were surcharged "5PF" and 20pf stamps were bisected and used for 10pf. To confirm that these Provisionals were properly used, the seal of postal agent had to be applied near the postmark) (Mi.10H, €3,000)
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Catalog #10a
$800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3477
CAROLINE ISLANDS
1910 5 Pf on 3pf brown, canceled by "Ponape 12/7/10" cds on local picture postcard addressed to Dattenfeld, with official seal alongside, v.f., with 2024 Jaschke-Lantelme certificate (Mi.7 Pv, €6,000)
Envelope
Catalog #20
Catalog Value $4,500
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3478
CAROLINE ISLANDS Postal Stationery
1901 5pf and 10pf folded double reply cards, used locally in Ponape, one addressed to Jaluit, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3479
CAROLINE ISLANDS Ship Mail
1901-14 three covers and card showing markings of Jaluit-Line Seepost, two with corresponding "Deutsche-Seepost Jaluit-Line" Registry labels, also a "Sydney-Jaluit Yap Seepost", oval "Deutsche Seepost Sydney Jaluit-Yap" departure mark applied to 5pf "Reichspost" card, Yap Carolinas transit pmk on back, Hamburg arrival, plus cover franked with 2x10pf carmine, with return address of "Jenny Olin, Kusaie, Caroline Is.via Sydney, N.S.W.", transit markings of "Jaluit Marshall Inseln", Sydney, also New York arrival, carried by Sydney-Hong Kong Seepost "Oceana" to Northfield, Connecticut. A fine showing of ship mail from the Caroline Islands
Envelope
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3480
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1902-06 two registered covers from Yap to Germany, first with 2m Yacht, with "Yap Karolinen" Registry label, the second with five different adhesives, showing the name-change to "Jap (Karolinen)" Registry label. Also included are two adhesives canceled by the original "Yap" cds on pieces, displayed on exhibit page
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3481
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1905 two picture postcards, franked with left and right halves of 10pf carmine, tied by official seals of the postal agent, addressed to Saipan, one with arrival (19/7/05) pmk at left, signed Peinelt, Lange (this so-called "Typhoon provisional" was used from 25th April to 13 November 1905, when most of Ponape, along with the stock of the 5pf postage stamps was destroyed)
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3482
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1906 (25 June) registered cover from Ponape to Hamburg, franked with 10pf, 20pf, 25pf and 3M Yacht, tied by cds, with arrival (4.9.06) pmk on back
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3483
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1908-09 (22 May) registered cover franked with sheet corner margin 5m Yacht, tied by "Truk / Karolinen" departure pmk, addressed to Weimar, with arrival pmk on back (with 1992 Steuer certificate), also picture postcard from Truk to Belgium, plus 20pf, 40pf canceled on pieces and 2m single, all with "Truk" pmks, neatly displayed on exhibit page
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3484
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1908-14 postcard (creased) and cover franked with Yacht adhesives, the latter Registered to Metternich, with "Palau / Palau Inseln" Registry label, departure (16.01.08) cds, Yap (23.10.08) transit pmk and Metternich (11.12.08) arrival on back. Also included are 20pf and 80pf adhesives, each canceled by violet "Palau" pmk
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3485
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1909 5pf stationery card, canceled "Angaur / Palau-Inseln" (18.2.09) cds, addressed to Swatow, China, with Victoria, Hong Kong (6 Mar) and Swatow (8 Mar 09) arrival pmks. Also included is a block of 4x3pf Yacht, canceled Angaur, fine-v.f., scarce usage from the second post office in the Palau Group (opened at the side of the German South Sea Phosphate Company)
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3486
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1910 picture postcard dated 12.7.10, with manuscript "5 Pf" and postmaster's initials in red ink, so-called "Barfrankatur" (cash payment), with "Ponape 31.7.10" cds, addressed locally by Mr. Hollborn, the postal agent, fine and rare Ponape Cash franking, signed Bothe, with his 1981 certificate (Mi. €12,000)
Envelope
$2,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3487
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1911 (9 Sep) registered cover franked with 40pf Yacht, canceled "Angaur / Palau-Inseln", with corresponding Registry label below, addressed to Shanghai, arrival pmk on front, additional message and framed (I.J.P.O. Post Office) marking on back, fine cover from Angaur, Palau to China
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3488
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1912 (10 Dec) reply half of Caroline Islands 5pf card, with two additional 3pf adhesives, sent from the British Protectorate of Gilbert & Ellice Islands, stamps canceled by large "Gilbert Ellice Islands Protectorate Postal Department" handstamps, addressed to Ponape and from there forwarded to Jaluit in the Marshall Islands, written at "Butaritari", with Jaluit (14.12.12) arrival pmk, fine and exceptional usage of the German Caroline Islands card and adhesives from the British Protectorate
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3489
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1913 (16 Jan) large registered free-frank cover, endorsed "Postsache" at bottom, with "Palau / Palau-Inseln" departure pmk, corresponding Registry label, addressed to the Imperial Post Office at Rabaul, with Rabaul Deutsch Neuguinea (10.2.13) arrival on back, filing fold, unusual example of official mail sent between Palau and Rabaul (a distance of 1,450+ miles)
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3490
CAROLINE ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks Postal Stationery
1901 5pf green, folded postal reply card, additionally franked with 5pf and 10f Yacht, registered from Ponape to Germany, with Domitz 9.8.08 arrival pmk below, fine and scarce registered stationery
Envelope
$150.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3491
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1914-15 picture postcard addressed to Shanghai, franked with German 3pf Yacht, canceled (as a souvenir) by Japanese "Ponape 7 Oct 1914" pmk. Also a cover with 25sen adhesive overprinted "I.J.O Ponape", tied by 11 Dec. 1915 "Ponape Imperial Naval Post Office" cds, red chops at bottom, fine (this typewritten overprint might have been authorized by the Japanese naval commander on the island, but is considered to be of private nature. The Japanese took possession of Ponape on Oct 7th,1914)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3492
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1915 (4 Aug) picture postcard (German-Dutch Telegraph office on Yao, German West Carolines), free frank from Naval Fieldpost No.5 on "IJNS Kamakura Maru", one of three Japanese freighters which maintained Naval Post Offices, addressed to Tokyo, text mentions further visits to Truk and Palau, with red censor markings, extremely rare usage from a mobile naval post office, 1997 Florian Eichhorn certificate ("Postal History Rarity of Significant Importance")
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3493
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1916 (1 May) "West-Karolinen Gesselschaft M.B.H.JAP" cover with 20sen franking, tied by "Yap Imperial Naval Post Office" pmk, registered to Imperial German Legation in Peking, with corresponding Registry label, violet "Peking I.J.P.O." (26.5.16) arrival pmk on front, v.f., unusual commercial registered cover from Japanese Occupied Caroline Islands to German Legation in Peking
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3494
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1916 postcard with 3pf Yacht, also 5pf and 10pf stationery cards, each with typewritten "I.J.P.Ponape" and surcharged with new value in Sen, locally addressed, with additional red chops alongside, fine and interesting philatelic creations (while these overprints may have been authorized by the Japanese naval commander on the island, they were not approved by the Communications Ministry and as such, should be considered as curiosities or souvenirs of the Japanese Occupation of the Carolines)
Envelope
$625.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3495
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1916 (16 Oct) cover to Yokohama, franked with 4x3sen carmine, tied by Ponape Japanese Naval cancels, apparently sent by a German national to a German-named commercial firm in Japan, minor cover flaws, extremely rare example of non-philatelic mail from the Japanese Occupied Caroline Islands
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3496
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1916 (18 Apr) "Truk Station der Jaluit-Gessellschaft, Truk" cover franked with 10sen blue, tied by "Truk Imperial Naval Post Office" Japanese pmk, Registered to Yokohama, with red directional markings, Registry label, 9.4.30 arrival pmk on back, fine and rare commercial cover from Japanese Occupied Truk
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3497
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1917 (21 July) free-frank registered cover addressed to a German sailor from "S.M.S. Jaguar", currently a POW at the Narashino Camp new Tokyo, Registry handstamp and corresponding label, censor chops and directional endorsements, with 6.8.17 arrival and red censor mark on reverse, fine and extremely unusual cover from the Japanese Occupied Caroline Islands to a German POW in Tokyo ("SMS Jaguar" participated in the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion and later in combat operations against the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Siege of Qingdao. On November 7, the "Jaguar" was scuttled at the German Colony of Kiauchau)
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3498
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1919 (4 July) Imperial Post Office, Yokohama, Official Business cover to Switzerland, endorsed "Imperial navy P.O.Yap", franked with four different Japanese adhesives, tied by "Yap Imperial Naval Post Office" departure pmks, with Yap and Yokohama Registry labels, red censor cachet and Basel (10.IX.19) arrival pmk, fine and attractive cover
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3499
CAROLINE ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Caroline Islands
1918-21 balance of the collection, 8 covers or cards displayed and written-up on exhibit pages from occupied Caroline Islands, one from Yap, with provisional Registry and censor markings, two postcards from Ponape franked with captured Yacht adhesives, tied by Ponape Japanese Imperial Navy pmks, one with the invalid German postage actually accepted, "Ponape Imperial Naval Post Office" markings on a censored fieldpost cover from a member of South Pacific Defense Corps, military covers with Gunji Yubin ("to secure free franking") and censor marks from Truk and from Palau, fine, representative selection from this elusive area
Envelope
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3500
KIAUCHAU Forerunners
1898 unoverprinted 10pf stationery card, additionally franked with "China" 20c ultramarine, canceled by Tsingtau, China cds and registered to Germany (with 1990 Steuer certificate). Also included is a cover (opened for display) with pair of 20pf "China" overprints, similar departure cds, addressed to his Majesty the German Kaiser and King of Prussia at the German Consulate in Port Said, with Registry label, blue "Heinrich Prinz von Preussen" seal, Suez and Port Said arrival pmks, backcover tears and minor faults, unusual destination. As "Kiauchau" had not been declared a protectorate when this device was ordered, it was inscribed "China" at bottom
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V 4I
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3501
KIAUCHAU Forerunners
1899 (1 Dec) red-band cover franked with 30c I.C.P. tied by oval Kiaochow datestamp, sent via the German Post Office, where a pair of "China" 20c ultramarine were added, canceled "Tsingtau, Kiautschou" cds and Registered to Germany, corresponding Registry label alongside, arrival pmks on back, little toning on back, otherwise fine and rare combination franking
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3502
KIAUCHAU Forerunners
1899 (30 June) unoverprinted 10pf lettersheet, additionally franked with "China" 20c ultramarine, canceled by Tsingtau, Kiautschou cds and Registered to Germany, corresponding Registry label alongside, Colditz (14.8.99) arrival pmk on back, fine, early usage from Kiauchau
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3503
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1900 (3 July) unfranked letter with "Tsingtau Kiautschou" cds, endorsed "5" and "Sch" (Postmaster Schulte), addressed to "Obltnt. Von Grumbkow", with the return address "P. Schwarzkopf & Co. Tsintau China" on backflap, filing fold away from the markings, fine, with 1950 Dr.Augsburg and Erich Boden certificates (in order to avoid the need for surcharging, it was decided that locally addressed letters presented at the counter would be marked in manuscript as having been paid in cash. Only 16 (!) examples of Tsingtau Cash Franking have been recorded, "Sch" indicating Postmaster Schulte's initialing receiving the cash)
Envelope
$3,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3504
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1900 5Pfg on 10pf carmine, single without the blue crayon, used (2.7.00) on picture postcard to Germany, with "Kais. Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No.39" (SMS Hertha) and Essen (8.8.00) arrival pmks (with 1992 Royal certificate); also registered cover with provisional surcharge, used in combination with "China" 25pf orange, used from Tsingtau to Oppeln; cover with two different 5Pfg surcharges (2,3) sent from Tsingtau to Niederkalbach, with Berlin transit pmk on back, fine-v.f. (when a German relief force arrived in China on the "S.S.Dresden" on 20 April, 1900, the regular 5pf stamps to send postcards home became exhausted and 50,000 copies of 10pf stamps were overprinted "5 Pfg." at the mission printing plant and placed on sale on May 9th. After the first day, crayon lines were drawn under the new denomination to distinguish them from unsurcharged stamps)
Envelope
Catalog #1,2,3
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3505
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1900 5Pf on 10pf carmine, single with the blue crayon, used (25.10.00) on picture postcard (Chinese tomb of a Mandarin) to Germany, with additional franking (3pf (2), 5pf and 10pf "China" overprints), all tied by Tsingtau cds, with Registry label and addressed locally to the postal agent in town, minor toned spots, still v.f. and scarce, especially on a registered card (when a German relief force arrived in China on the "S.S.Koln" on 16 June, 1900, additional 2,000 stamps were overprinted "5 Pf" and placed on sale on July 19th. All copies had crayon lines drawn under the new denomination),
Envelope
Catalog #5
Catalog Value $7,500
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3506
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1900 5Pf on 10pf carmine, single with the blue crayon, used (23.7.00) on 5pf stationery card, canceled by "Taputur Kiautschou" cds and addressed to the Postal Agent in Tsingtau, with same day arrival cds alongside, v.f. First Day of usage from this post office. The second post office in the colony was opened at Taputur at the time of the influx of German forces into China in connection with the Boxer uprising. On the opening day, there was a shortage of 5pf stamps and 200 of the second Tsingtau Provisionals were sent to Taputur)
Envelope
Catalog #5
Catalog Value $7,500
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3507
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1901 (6 July) Fieldpost postcard (German fortifications Peking) free-frank to Berlin, canceled by Tsingtau Kiautschou "b" cds, with arrival pmk at bottom, fine, early use of the Tsingtau canceling device
Envelope
$130.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3508
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1904 (7 Dec) cover franked with single 3pf Yacht, tied by "Tsangkou Kiautschou 7/12/04" cds, with "Litsun Kiautschou" undated handstamp alongside, with Tsingtau cds on back, minor cover wear, signed Mansfeld. This is the earliest recorded date for the rare Litsun marking. Also included is a cover with standard Litsun pmks, registered in 1907 to Germany, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3509
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1907 "Genesungsheim / Mecklenburghaus Posthilfstelle" two-line violet handstamp on cover with 4c franking, headed "Genesungsheim Mecklenburghaus, Lauschan", stamp tied by "Litsun" (10.12.06) departure pmk, addressed to Wilhelmshaven, redirected to Tsingtau and finally with Kiel and Wilhemshaven, arriving 21.1.07, some cover wear, otherwise a fine and probably only known example of this auxiliary marking, signed Bothe, with 1984 Kilian certificate
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3510
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1912 (12 Aug) registered cover to Germany, franked with $2 1/2 Yacht, tied by two strikes of "Tsingtau-Gr.Hafen Kiautschou" 12.8.12 pmks, with corresponding Registry label, v.f., Lorrach (30.8.12) arrival on back, signed Thier (the Tsingtau-Grosshafen post office was opened in the port area of Tsingtau with the new postmark reading "Tsingtau Main Harbor". It operated from 1910 to 1914)
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.37
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3511
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1913 (12 Feb) registered cover to Switzerland, franked with single $2 1/2 Yacht (watermarked), tied by Tsingtau Kiautschou "b" cds, with corresponding Registry label below, Rorschach (3.III.13) arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamp, fine and rare single franking on cover, signed Bothe
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.37
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3512
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1914 (15 Sep) postal card franked with 2c Yacht, tied by Tsingtau Kiautschou departure cds, addressed to Shanghai, with boxed four-line Censor handstamp, v.f., signed Bothe, with 1991 Steuer certificate. A rare "Kiautschou Blockade" war-time usage, this postal card was carried on the last boat to leave Tsingtau for Taputur. That route was closed on the following day (16 Sep) when the Japanese occupied Tsingtau. Also included is a Feldpostkarte canceled "15.9.14 Tsingtau" and addressed to Tsinanfu
Envelope
$850.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3513
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1914 (14 Mar) "Deutsch-Asiatische Bank Tsingtau" cover franked with single 4c carmine, tied by "Tsingtau-Gr.Hafen Kiautschou" cds, addressed to Bremen, fine (the Tsingtau-Grosshafen post office was opened in the port area of Tsingtau with the new postmark reading "Tsingtau Main Harbor". It operated from 1910 to 1914)
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3514
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers
1914 (2 Aug) cover from Cassel to "Tsingtau, China", with three-line violet handstamp "Wegen Kriegzustandes Zuruck an der Absender" (Return to sender due to the state of war), fine. Letters to the colonies were being mailed right up to the outbreak of the war. However, due to the British blockade and capture of German ships on the high seas, there was little opportunity for delivery and mail already in the postal system was appropriately marked and returned to sender
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3515
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers Naval and Maritime Mail
1898 German Offices in China 10pf carmine, stationery card canceled "Tsintanfort Marine-Feldpost", also a registered cover with unoverprinted 3pf (2), 5pf, 10pf (2) and 50pf Reichspost Eagle, all canceled by "Tsintanfort Marine-Feldpost" 8/3/98 cds, with corresponding Registry label, sent to Germany, fine-v.f. This postmark (note the incorrect spelling, should have been "Tsingtau") was used from 26 Jan 1898 to 12 Mar 1899 at the shore-based Naval Fieldpost office serving German sailors and marines
Envelope
$575.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3516
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers Postal Stationery
1914 4c carmine, stationery card canceled "Tsingtau Kiautschou 5.11.14", the latest recorded usage, locally addressed to Herr. Eissner in Tsingtau, corner crease, rare (the Japanese forces occupied Kiauchau two days later)
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3517
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers Military Mail
1900 Chinese 1c stationery card to Germany, canceled "Kiautchou 26.10.00", endorsed "Feldpostkarte", with Dobbeln (5.12.00) arrival, also picture postcard from Kaumi to Tsingtau, endorsed "Feldpost", with Kiautschou 20.11.00 departure pmk, fine usage, probably by German marines sent to Kiautchou City to provide security for the construction of the Shantung Railway, rare
Envelope
$575.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3518
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers Military Mail
1914 (19 Aug) Feldpost Karte canceled "Tsingtau-Gr.Hafen Kiautschou", also large cover endorsed "Feldpostbrief", Tsingtau 29.8.14 departure pmk, violet "Kaiserlieche Marine III Seebatalion Briefstempel" alongside, filing fold, otherwise fine pair of Fieldpost letters from besieged Kiauchau
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3519
KIAUCHAU Stamps and covers Military Mail
1914 (15 Sep) Picture postcard endorsed "Feld Postkarte", canceled Tsingtau, Kiautschou 15.9.14, with violet "Kaiserlieche Marine III Seebatalion Briefstempel" alongside, addressed to the Imperial German Consulate in Nanking, China, with faint but readable "Nanking Deutsche Post 19.10.1914" arrival cds, fine and incredibly rare Fieldpost card smuggled by the Chinese out of besieged Tsingtau and delivered over a month later to Nanking, with 1993 Steuer certificate
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3520
KIAUCHAU Post Offices - postmarks
1903 (9 June) cover from Kiauchau to USA, franked with Imperial Chinese Post 30c carmine, tied by tombstone cancel, sent through the German Post Office in Kiautschou City, where it was franked with 10pf and 50pf Yacht adhesives, tied by cds, with Registry label alongside, Yokohama (22 June), Tacoma, Wash (July 12), Yonkers arrival (July 18), cover roughly opened at top, otherwise fine and colorful
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3521
KIAUCHAU Post Offices - postmarks
1909 (6 July) cover franked with single 40c Yacht, tied by two strikes "Shatsykou Kiautschou 6.7.09" pmks, addressed to Germany (no arrival), also a picture postcard (Rickshaw) ro Germany, endorsed "Via Siberien", franked with 2x1c Yacht, tied by Schatsykou departure pmk, fine-v.f. (Schatsykou, a small village on the southeast coast of Kiautschou, did not receive its own canceller until 5 July 1909. Prior, mail from Schatsykou was canceled in nearby Litsun)
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3522
KIAUCHAU Post Offices - postmarks
1906-10 (1 Aug) double-circle undated "Syfang Kiautschou", so-called attendant cancel on 2c stationery card uprated with 2c Yacht, sent to a German naval officer in Hong Kong (stated to be the earliest recorded date for this marking), with arrival (10 Aug) pmk below. Also included is a registered cover sent 6 Nov1910 from Syfang to Leipzig, Registry label (torn) alongside
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3523
KIAUCHAU Post Offices - postmarks
1911 registered cover to Germany, franked with two each 1c, 2c, 4c Yacht adhesives, tied by "Taitungtschen (Kiautschou)" 28.10.11 cds, with "Tsingtau" Registry label crossed out and overwritten "Taitungtschen", also picture postcard with 2c franking and single stamp canceled on piece, all neatly displayed on exhibit page
Envelope
$210.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3524
KIAUCHAU Post Offices - postmarks
1898 two registered covers to Germany, one franked with five different "China" overprints, the other with pair of 25pf orange "China", each canceled "Tsintanfort", with corresponding Registry labels below, with arrival pmks on back. Also included two stamps on pieces, with similar pmks, all mounted on exhibit page, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3525
KIAUCHAU Japanese Occupation of Kiauchau
1915-22 collection of 14 covers or cards, with Fieldpost usages with red "Gunji Yubin" cachets denoting military mail from Tsingtao, Kaumi, Zhangdian, Fangzi, official mail from Shantung Railway Administration, registered and censored mail ("Passed by Censor I.J.P.O. Tsingtau"), "Opened by Censor" Russian and American censor labels, with or without stamps, destinations include United States, Shanghai, France and Sweden, all written-up on exhibit pages, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3526
KIAUCHAU Japanese Occupation of Kiauchau
1918 (7 Apr) cover from Tokyo to USA, with corner card of "The Special Mission of Japan" sent by Kikujiro Ishii, a Japanese diplomat (Minister of Foreign Affairs 1915-16, Special Envoy to the United States in 1917), who negotiated the Langsing-Ishii Agreement which required Japan to return Kiauchau to China in 1923, following the peace settlement, cover opened by censor, with arrival pmk, also Viscount Ishii's carte-de-visite. A fine collateral item
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3527
MARIANA ISLANDS
1899 (24 Aug) packet mailed from the Colonial Office in Berlin to the Imperial District Commissioner, Herr Fritz in "Saipan Karolinen", franked with Germany 10pf and 25pf Reichspost, tied by departure cds, "Reichsdienstsache" handstamp, with "Saipan Marianen 21/8/00" arrival pmks on front, Jaluit, Marshall Islands (24.11.99) and Yap (15.1.00) transit markings on reverse, with brown "Kolonial Abtheilung Auswartiges Amt" seal, fine (the first German postal steamer arriving in the Marianas was the "Munchen" of the New Guinea Branch. It arrived on 17th August, 1900 with this item, which also bears the latest recorded date for the old marking, which had the bottoms of the "99" filed off to make the small "oo" in the year-date)
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3528
MARIANA ISLANDS
1904-06 exhibit page showing the "Rota" handstamp, 10pf carmine, pair on large piece of a registered cover, single on cover addressed to Saipan, plus a single on piece, the latter with "Reichel" signature, fine and interesting group (at the end of 1903, the population of Rota was 480 natives and a single Spaniard. The Germans decided to colonize Rota and sent in an agronomist, Volkmar Reichel to the island. Reichel began operating an auxiliary postal station and created a "ROTA" handstamp, with a datestamp and later his signature below. These markings were not officially authorized, most of the existing examples are on pieces and only a few covers are recorded)
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3529
MARIANA ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Mariana Islands
1915 (21 Oct) picture postcard ("Native Kanaks on Saipan"), sent without franking by a Japanese sailor at "Saipan Island, Southern Ocean Islands" to Kyoto, canceled "Naval Ship Postal Agency 2" (assigned to the "Kagoshima Maru" from December 5, 1914 to December 22, 1915), red censor mark, v.f., rare, one of perhaps only 4-5 recorded examples of Mariana mail sent through the Japanese military postal system during the war
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3530
MARIANA ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Mariana Islands
1919 (18 June) Imperial Post Office, Yokohama, Official Business cover endorsed "Saipan", with Japanese franking canceled "Saipan Imperial Naval Post Office", Saipan registry handstamp and label, framed Yokohama No.C101 by hand, addressed to Switzerland, Zurich transit and Basel (25.VIII.19) arrival pmk, fine and attractive cover
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3531
MARSHALL ISLANDS Forerunners
1894 (13 Dec) large registered cover to Berlin, franked with two singles and a horizontal pair of 20pf blue, all with interpanneau margins, tied by Jaluit departure cds, corresponding Registry label below, intact wax seal and arrival (23 Feb 95) pmks on back, minor cover folds, fine commercial cover, with 1991 Steuer certificate
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V48b
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3532
MARSHALL ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1913 (5 Dec) diagonal half of 10pf carmine, used as 5pf on cover from Jaluit to Ponape, with arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamp, fine
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3533
MARSHALL ISLANDS Post Offices - postmarks
1913 picture postcard and registered cover, each showing "Nauru Marshall Inseln" departure pmks, the cover with corresponding Registry label, card addressed to Liverpool, cover to Leipzig, fine-v.f.
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3534
MARSHALL ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Marshall Islands
1917 (13 Jan) commercial cover from a German at the Jaluit Company to a firm with a German name in Yokohama, franked with 3sen (domestic letter rate), canceled in Kanji "Jaluit Imperial Naval Post Office", red censor marking and arrival pmk. A fine cover from Japanese occupied Jaluit, one of only a few recorded
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3535
MARSHALL ISLANDS Japanese Occupation of Marshall Islands
1918 (1 June) registered cover from Jaluit to Switzerland, franked with N.W.P.I. 2d and 3d Kangaroos, canceled by "Jaluit Imperial Naval Post Office" pmks, Jaluit and Yokohama Registry labels, "Controle Postal Militaire" censor label, also "ouvert par L'autorite militaire" handstamps, Japanese censor markings, Taxed "100 Ctmes", Basel (7.IX.18) arrival pmk on back, small cover tear at bottom, v.f., most unusual usage of N.W.P.I. overprints on mail from a Japanese held territory, spectacular exhibition piece
Envelope
$2,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3536
SAMOA Forerunners
1887-1889 two exhibit pages, with "Apia" pmks, showing "Apia Deutsche Postdampfschiffs Agentur" and "Apia Kaiserl. Postagentur" markings, 20pf ultramarine, pairs, blocks of four and six, 50pf pairs, one together with 20pf, also 10pf stationery card canceled by "Apia 2/5/88" cds and sent to Schwarzenberg, some perf. flaws, mostly fine, attractive group with three different types of Steamship and Postal Agency markings
Box Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3537
SAMOA Forerunners
1889 cover franked with 20pf Reichspost, tied by "Apia Kaiserl. Postagentur" 1889 pmk, with a handstamp of "U.S.S. Iroquois" alongside, endorsed "Apia, Samoa", addressed to Honolulu, Hawaii, care of the U.S. Consul General, with Honolulu, H.I. Sep 25, 1891 arrival pmk and endorsement docketing on reverse, fine (The "Iroquois" had a long and distinguished service in the U.S. Navy, protecting American interests and commerce. She was sent to Samoa in 1889 to reinforce American forces in the aftermath of the 1889 Apia cyclone. Her engines broke down after leaving Honolulu and she spent the next 82 days being blown around the Pacific before washing up in Port Townsend, Washington. After repairs at Mare Island, she again set out for Samoa)
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3538
SAMOA Forerunners
1889 20pf ultramarine, canceled on piece by "Imperial German Post Office Apia 5.2.1889", another piece with pair of 10pf carmine tied by framed "Bezahlt Kaiserl. Deutsche Postagentur Apia 1-2-1889" (First Day of usage), plus a registered cover franked with a single and vertical pair of 20pf Reichspost, tied by bold "Bezahlt Kaiserl. Deutsche Postagentur Apia 4-4-1895", with Apia Registry label, sent to Breslau, with arrival (25.5.95) cds on back, little toning, filing fold away from the stamps, two earlier items with 1994 Steuer and 1976 GPS certificates. (The German Consulate in Apia, which also housed the Postal Agency, burned down destroying all the postal equipment. A local print shop produced cancels in both German and English for use to the homeland and on international mail)
Envelope
$950.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3539
SAMOA Forerunners
1895 cover addressed to New York, with "Apia Kaiserl. Postagentur 2/1/95" pmk, red "10 Cts Paid" in manuscript, endorsed "Per S.S.Alameda via Frisco", with U.S. 5c adhesive added (and covering the cash mark) on arrival and tied by oval registry pmk, San Francisco Jan.8, 1895 Paid All transit and another, possibly arrival pmk on back, fine and extremely rare (after the German Post Office in Apia burned down, destroying the postal equipment and stocks of stamps, the postal agent used a manuscript "Paid" in red on letters to non-German destinations. On arrival, local stamps were purchased and applied to letters forwarded to addressees) (Mi. €5,000+)
Envelope
$5,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3540
SAMOA Forerunners
1895 cover addressed to Christchurch, New Zealand, with "Apia Kaiserl. Postagentur 24/1/95" pmk, red "Paid 1 1/2" in manuscript, with New Zealand 2 1/2d Victoria added alongside, showing Auckland (2 Feb) and Christchurch (7 Feb 95) arrival pmks on back, fine and extremely rare (after the German Post Office in Apia burned down, destroying the postal equipment and stocks of stamps, the postal agent used a manuscript "Paid" in red on letters to non-German destinations. On arrival, local stamps were purchased and applied to letters forwarded to addressees) (Mi. €5,000+)
Envelope
$4,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3541
SAMOA Forerunners
1896 registered cover franked with 10pf and 50pf Reichspost, tied by "Apia Kaiserl. Postagentur 16/6/96" pmks, sent to Wilhelmshaven, with Apia Registry label alongside and on back "Kaiserl. Deutsche Konsulat fur die Suidsee Inseln", filing fold away from the stamps, with arrival (15.7.96) pmk, signed Bothe
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.V47a,50d
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3542
SAMOA Forerunners
1901 (5 Dec) stampless cover endorsed "50 Centimes", with "Apia Samoa" departure pmk alongside, addressed to Christchurch, New Zealand, handstamped "T" on arrival, with "Kaiserl. Deutsche Postampt Apia" label on back, Auckland (17 Dec) and Christchurch (20 Dec) arrival pmks on back, minor faults, rare (occasional spot shortages of stamps developed when supplies ran low and an unanticipated ship arrived with a substantial number of potential writers of letters and cards. This cover, sent from Apia was forwarded to New Zealand along with the money to pay the postage due charge)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3543
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1901 (27 Sep) registered 5pf stationery card, additionally franked with 30pf Yacht, sent from Apia to Wesseling, Registry label and arrival pmks at left, also piece of a parcel with 20pf, 1m and 3m, tied by new type of Apia markings
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3544
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1907 (24 Jan) registered cover to Germany, franked with 25pf Yacht, tied by "Salailua Samoa" cds, with corresponding Registry label at bottom, Apia transit (29.1.07) and Duisburg (13.3.07) arrival pmks on back, fine
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3545
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1908 (7 June) registered cover to the United States, franked with 40pf Yacht, tied by "Salelavalu Samoa" cds, with corresponding Registry label below, Apia (7.6.09) transit, San Francisco (July 27) and Hoboken (Aug 2) arrival pmks on back, fine and extremely rare cover from Salelavalu (village district at the east end of Savaii Island)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3546
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1908 (12 July), registered cover to Berlin, franked with 3pf, 5pf and 50pf Yacht, tied by "Fagamalo Samoa" cds, with corresponding Registry label (small faults) below, Grunewald (25.8.08) arrival pmk on back. Also included is another registered cover franked with 3pf (2), 5pf and 25pf, tied by "Palauli Samoa" cds, sent to Duisburg, with Apia (24.3.06) and Duisburg (27.4.06) arrival pmks on back, fine pair of registered covers from Fagamalo and Palauli (villages situated on the central north coast and south coast of Savaii Island)
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3547
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1908 30pf used on picture postcard from Apia to Germany, also 40pf used on registered cover, each showing the latest version of the Apia cds, which was repaired and distinguishable from the earlier markings (the stars at bottom had been removed)
Envelope
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3548
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1908 (4 Oct) registered cover to Germany, franked with 3m dark violet, tied by "Mulifanua Samoa" cds, with corresponding Registry label (defective) at right, Apia (19.10) transit and Charlottenburg (4.12.08) arrival pmks on back, rare usage from Mulifanua (a village on the north-western tip of the island of Upolu)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3549
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1909 (24 Aug) stampless cover endorsed "50c" in blue crayon, with "Apia Samoa" departure pmk alongside, addressed to Birmingham, England, handstamped "T" and "5d", little toning, otherwise fine (occasional spot shortages of stamps developed when supplies ran low and an unanticipated ship arrived with a substantial number of potential writers of letters and cards. This cover, sent from Apia, was forwarded to New Zealand along with the money to pay the postage due charge)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3550
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1910 (5 Feb) large piece addressed to Germany, with 3m and 5m Yacht, sheet corner margin singles tied by "Malua Samoa" cds, with corresponding Registry label below, v.f.
O
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3551
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1910 (31 July) registered cover to Germany, franked with 5pf and 25pf Yacht adhesives, tied by "Aleipata Samoa" cds, repeated below, with corresponding Registry label alongside, redirected on arrival to Born (23.9.10), v.f., signed
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3552
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks
1914 (10 Aug) large cover (opened for display) franked with U.S. 5x1c green, sent from Pago Pago to Apia, Samoa, showing handstamp "U.S. Naval Station Tutuila, Samoa", with "APIA SAMOA 20.8.14" arrival on back, opened by censor, with part of red "Kaiserliches Gouvernement von Samoa" seal and endorsed "Opened Under Martial Law" on back. (On 12 August 1914, under decree of the Imperial Governor of Samoa, Dr. Schultz, the postal officials in Apia began to censor mail. Letters were appropriately backstamped, corners cut at the end of the envelopes, slit open in order to remove contents. After inspection, envelopes were closed with an official seal and a handwritten censor notation was applied. Only nine (!) examples of such mail are stated to have been recorded)
Envelope
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3553
SAMOA Post Offices - postmarks Ship Mail
1899 (3 Nov) picture postcard franked with 1p local Palm Tree, with German 5pf green, canceled by "Kais.Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No.8" pmk, sent aboard S.M.S. "Cormoran" to Germany, with Stade (12.9.99) arrival cds, fine
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3554
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation
1914-20 balance of the collection on Exhibit pages, with 11 covers or cards, G.R.I. overprints on postal stationery, cover to Italy, others with overprinted "Samoa" stamps, various frankings and destinations, mostly fine
Envelope
$425.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3555
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation
1914 (30 Oct) registered cover from Apia to New Zealand, franked with G.R.I. 2 1/2d on 2d, used in combination with "Samoa" overprinted 2p mauve, provisional "Apia" registry label, Auckland transit (10 Nov), little toning, unusual mixed franking paying the proper 4 1/2p for a registered letter
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3556
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation
1914 G.R.I. overprints 1/2d, 2 1/2d, 3d, 6d and 3sh/3m and 5sh/5m, six different canceled Apia 14 Apr 1915 on legal size, locally addressed envelope, used in combination with unoverprinted 40pf, fine-v.f. (catalogued as used stamps off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #101/113
Catalog Value $2,710
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3557
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation Official Mail
1915 (13 Dec) O.H.M.S. cover to San Francisco (addressed to Rothschild Co.), "British Military Occupation Samoa Official Free" handstamp, oval "Administrator's Office Apia Samoa" datestamp below, official frank not recognized on arrival in the United States, with double deficiency "U.S. Charge to Collect 10 Cents" was charged, with two uncanceled Parcel Post Postage dues added at top, fine
Envelope
$375.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3558
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation Official Mail
1916 (9 Aug) On His Majesty's Service cover from Apia to Saluafata, with violet oval "British Military Occupation Samoa / Chinese Dept. Aug 8, 1916" handstamp, "Passed by Censor", fine and unusual marking
Envelope
$220.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3559
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation Official Mail
1917 (24 Mar) cover to London, violet "Samoa Official Paid Government House" handstamp, departure cds and square "Passed by Censor Samoa" framed cachet at bottom
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3560
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation Official Mail
1918 (12 Dec) On His Majesty's Service, legal size cover from Apia to Sydney, with violet oval "British Military Occupation Samoa / Justice Dept." handstamp (date filled-in by hand), square "Passed by Censor Samoa" handstamp, very rare
Envelope
$240.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3561
SAMOA New Zealand Occupation Military Mail
1914 (5 Sep) cover from Apia to San Francisco, endorsed "No Stamps available", also a postcard to Wellington, canceled 30 Sep 1914, endorsed "On Active Service", fine
Envelope
$325.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3562
TOGO Forerunners
1892 2m lilac red, 12 copies, including block of eight, used in combination with 10pf and 50f Eagle & Crown on piece, tied by 12 strikes of "Klein-Popo 12/11/92" cds, some perforation faults, otherwise fine and impressive piece
Box
Catalog #Mi.V37
$800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3563
TOGO Post Offices - postmarks
1894-1914 collection of 22 covers or cards, mostly registered to Germany, written-up on 14 exhibit pages, including forerunners (registered cover from Klein Popo to Berlin, franked with pair of 50pf Eagle, also 1897 cover from Lome, with 10pf, 20pf and 50pf Eagle franking), Yacht frankings from Agbeluvhoe, Atakpame, Agome Palime, Sansane Mangu, Agu, Avhegame (single 10pf carmine), Sokode, Kete-Kratschi, Assahun, Noepe, Tsevie, Tokpli, Ho, Nuatyii, Nuatja, Porto Segura, Kpandu (including the rare "Kpandu" (Togo) on 3pf used off cover), also Station markings (Misahohe, Sansanne Mangu), fine-v.f., splendid assembly of many rare and seldom seen Colonial markings from German Togo
Envelope
$4,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3564
TOGO Post Offices - postmarks
1906 (26 Sep) registered cover from Anecho to Germany, franked with 5m sheet corner margin single, tied by two "Anecho Togo" departure pmks, corresponding "Anecho" Registry label, fine cover, with Erfurt (11.10.06) arrival pmk on back
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3565
TOGO Government and Military Station Markings
1899-1901 two picture postcards and one stationery card to Germany, "Station Basari", "Station Kpandu" and "Station Misahohe" markings, fine and scarce group, each with arrival pmks. Togo was a small Colony, with only 17 regular post offices. Government officials in smaller villages prepared their own station markings meant to indicate the origin of the mail being sent by them or others from those locations. Station markings were not supposed to be used to cancel stamps, which was done at the outgoing post offices
Envelope
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3566
TOGO British Occupation of Togo
1914-18 collection of 14 covers and stationery cards, variety of franking, local destinations and abroad, Registered labels from Lome, Noepe, "Agome-Palime", different pmks, fine and scarce group, neatly described on six exhibit pages
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3567
TOGO British Occupation of Togo
1914 (22 Sep) cover franked with single 30pf overprinted Yacht, tied by Lome 22/6/24 pmk, addressed locally, v.f., with 2007 Gibbs certificate which points out the date error, the month of "6" is actually an inverted "9", apparently scarce, v.f. Also included is 5pf green, canceled on unaddressed cover
Envelope
Catalog #37,40
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3568
TOGO British Occupation of Togo Postal Stationery
1920 (14 Apr) Gold Cost overprinted 2p stationery Registered Letter to Scotland, additionally franked with pair of 1/2d green, handstamped Registry label, Gold Coast transit and Liverpool (5 May) arrival, fine and extremely rare, actually used example of this Registered Letter stationery envelope
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3569
TOGO French Occupation of Togo
1914-18 collection of 13 covers and stationery cards, variety of franking, destinations include England, France, Switzerland, Lagos, Nigeria, Los Angeles, etc., some Registered from Anecho, Atakpame, Palime, showing different pmks, all described on five exhibit pages, mixed condition
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3570
TOGO French Occupation of Togo
1914 (22 Aug) German picture postcard with official "Sokode Togo" seal, franked with French 10c red (overprinted F.M.), canceled by German "Anecho" departure pmk, addressed to Sokode, fine (old German postmarks continued in use until 1919 and variety of franking was permitted, including unoverprinted German Togo, French Dahomey and "Occupation Franco-Anglaise" overprints)
Envelope
$140.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3571
TOGO French Occupation of Togo
1914 (21 Dec) cover from Anecho to Porto Novo, Dahomey, franked with 5c and 10c surcharges, used in combination with unoverprinted German 10pf Yacht, Klein-Popo transit and Dahomey arrival pmks on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
Catalog #153,156
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3572
TOGO French Occupation of Togo
1914 (17 Nov) registered cover to Porto Novo, Dahomey, franked with vertical pair of 25pf Yacht, tied by ATAKPAME departure pmk, with corresponding, overprinted Registry label, fine. Also a cover to England, with 10c on 5pf surcharge, sent from Lome (3 Sep 1915)
Envelope
Catalog #154,159
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3573
TOGO French Occupation of Togo
1917 (6 Jan) official cover from Anecho to Lome, bearing violet "Comissaire de la Republique Francaise / Colonie du Togo" handstamp, endorsed by a sending officer, with arrival pmk on back, cover opened and resealed at left, fine and extremely rare example of official mail within Togo during the occupation period
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3574
TOGO French Occupation of Togo Military Mail
1915 card and cover from Anecho to St. Louis (Senegal) and Porto Novo (Dahomey), the former endorsed "Corps d'occupation du Togo", the latter "Franchise Militaire", with three-line cachet ""Commandant Militaire Troupes Militaire d'occupation du Togo", transit and arrival markings, rare
Envelope
$280.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3575
GREAT BRITAIN British Forces Abroad 1896-1921 (excluding WWI)
1896-1921 complete exhibit on 21 pages, illustrating the quarter century of British involvement in various military campaigns and peacekeeping efforts around the globe. Pre-WWI period shows the Nile Campaign in Sudan, International Occupation Force of Crete, Anglo-Boer War with Orange Free State and Transvaal, Boxer Rebellion, Asian Expeditions to Tibet, Afghanistan and Bhutan. There are 9 covers or cards from Sudan, starting with "Active Service no stamps procurable" cover with hand drawn "Dongola Sep 25 96" pmk, sent via Wadi Halfa Camp to England, where it was charged 2 1/2d, other covers from Firket and Dondola, Base Office B, Merovi, Darmali and Halfa. British Forces in Crete include mail sent through the Austrian Post Office in Candia, cover with specially prepared "International Occupation Governor Monofatsi" handstamp on cover through the Austrian Post Office to London, cards from Chania and Iraklion, showing special "Army Service Corps" and "2nd Royal Sussex Reg't" markings. Covers from Orange Free State used in 1900 include "British Army South Africa" Field Post cancels, also "Tchaba 'Nchu", "Schmidts Drift" and others used 1901-02, V.R.I. overprints on cards or covers from FPO 30, FPO 38, Natal Field Force 2 from Transvaal, etc. There is a cover and card with Temporary P.O.D. and Khamba-Jong markings from British Forces in Tibet, Base Office C cover from Bhutan addressed to New Zealand, also 1912 cover to "Abor Expeditionary Force / India", with unrecorded arrival marking of Base Office C (signed Holcombe). In addition, there are two cards from British Post Office in Constantinople and cover from Sofia to London, sent via diplomatic pouch, showing address of a major in No.2 Bulgarian Unit of the British Red Cross. A scholarly presentation, with some extremely rare material, offered intact
Envelope
$4,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3576
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire Military Mail
1919-23 collection of eight covers or cards, neatly written-up on exhibit pages, showing military and civilian mail sent through the British APOs in Constantinople to England, USA, also 1922-23 Military Post Offices No.11, 12, 14 and 15 (these were established during the war between Greece and Turkey), also cover from Russia (RSFSR) addressed to a British Captain at GHQ of the Allied Occupation Forces in Constantinople
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3577
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire Military Air Post
1921 (4 February) On His Majesty's Service cover to England (addressed to the Pay Officer of Royal Air Force), sent from the RAF Seaplane Base in Constantinople, handstamped "Postage Free Army of the Black Sea", sent through the Indian F.P.O. No.415 at Haidar Pasha, small piece of backflap missing, one of only a few RAF covers from Turkey
Envelope
$675.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3578
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices in the Turkish Empire Naval and Maritime Mail
1921 (19 Sep) registered cover sent from "H.M.S. Julius" at Constantinople to England, Registry label endorsed "M.M.O. C'pl." (Maritime Mail Office/Constantinople), carried by naval pouch to London, where it was franked with 5x1p George V adhesives and placed in the mail stream, "Registered London" and Colchester arrival pmks on back, cover roughly opened at bottom, elusive usage
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3579
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices Abroad - Salonica
1916 (20 March) cover franked with "Levant" overprinted 1/2p (2) and 1p, tied by "Army Post Office S.X.5" pmks, addressed to a Naval Ship "H.M.S. Europa" at Mudros, two different censor markings, filing fold away from the stamps, fine cover, arrival backstamp, with 1969 BPA certificate
Envelope
Catalog #SG 1,2
$1,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3580
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices Abroad - Salonica
1916 (3 Mar) On His Majesty's Service legal size envelope franked with "Levant" overprinted 1/2p (4),1p and 9p, all tied by "Field Post Office G.X." pmks, sent to England, filing folds well away from the stamps, fine and scarce cover, with 1969 BPA certificate
Envelope
Catalog #SG 1,2,5
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3581
GREAT BRITAIN British Offices Abroad - Salonica Military Mail
1918 cover and card to England, with Army Post Office S.X.1 (6 Dec) and Field Post Office G.X. (11 Dec), each with censor handstamp, fine usages from British Forces in Salonika
Envelope
$150.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3582
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ADEN Occupation Issues
1915 (Turkey maintained garrison troops in Yemen and on 2 July 1915, crossed the Aden border and advanced on Lahej, whose Sultan was loyal to the British. A military column was sent to his assistance. After a disastrous march, they reached Lahej but were unable to contest the Turkish advance and withdrew, leaving the unfortunate sultan behind to die in the ruins of his palace). In the absence of standard postal supplies, a negative seal was improvised as a franking postmark at Lahej during the occupation period. Cover (slightly defective and repaired) with triangular handstamp in violet struck on both sides, illustrated in the Coles & Walker and Passer's handbooks
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3583
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Turkish Administration
1900-17 collection on 10 exhibit pages, showing various post offices throughout the Ottoman Mesopotamia, with 15 covers or cards, used from Bagdad, Afchar, Divanie, Hille, Hanekin, Herye Bachi, Kerbela, Kiazime, Kouffa (Nedjef), Sehriban (Chehriban), Mosul, Basra, Amara, plus many other stamps on pieces, showing rare postmarks (Bakouba, Filodja, Hadice, Hit, Kut-al-Amara, Mendeli, Nedjef, Remadie, Samira, Erbil, Tschemdjemal, Touz Hourmato, Zakho and others). Also included are examples of Military Field Post showing markings of Iraq Headquarters No.1, etc. An extraordinary collection of rare markings, Registry and Censored mail, many listed in Coles & Walker as "very rare" or unlisted at all (the only recorded example of the "Sehriban" pmk)
Envelope
$7,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3584
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Turkish Administration
1916 cover franked on reverse with 1pi ultramarine, canceled by negative "NEDJEF" all-Arabic cancel, showing transit markings of Kirmanshah (17.I.15), Teheran (12.III.16), Meched (25.III.16), and others, fine cover with the very elusive all-Arabic pmk, signed Nakri
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3585
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Turkish Administration Military Mail
1918 fieldpost cover and card, the former free-frank, sent to Samsoun from a member of Mosul Gendarme Regiment on 23 Sep 1918, with circular marking and Star & Crescent, arrival pmk on back; the card is franked with 25pi carmine, tied by cds, sent (9 July) to a member of the 6th Army via the fieldpost office in Mosul, fine
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3586
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Turkish Administration Military Mail
1918 20pa stationery card sent by an officer with the First Expeditionary Force Headquarters in RAYAT to Istanbul, clear bilingual "Rayat" departure pmk, circular HQ unit mark and arrival pmks alongside, signed Nakri (rated as "very rare" by Coles & Walker)
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3587
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia
1915-21 collection of 19 covers or cards, written-up on exhibit pages, starting with covers with Indian franking used from Busrah to Bombay and to Switzerland, 1917 cover addressed to Lt. Pearson, Indian Army, Burma Infantry, with "Reported Missing, Return to Sender" handstamp, 1918 registered cover from the French Consulate in Basra to Egypt, with Consular Diplomatic cachets, 1919 registered cover from Marshalls Bridge to USA, registered cover to Canada, with handstamp of "Director Postal Services, Iraq & Persia Line of Communications", military Fieldpost from Mosul and Kirkuk, with "OAS" markings and "M" censor marks, etc., mixed condition
Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3588
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia
1916 (24 Nov) registered One Anna "Soldiers' and Seamen's Envelope" canceled "Base Office D/I.E.F.", with additional franking 4a I.E.F. block of 4x4a (lower right stamp variety "I.B.F." for "I.E.F."), sent from Basra to Bombay, red "Passed by Censor D" and Bombay arrival pmk
Envelope
$1,800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3589
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia
1916-17 selection of five covers or cards, four with I.E.F. overprinted adhesives, Base Office "D" censor markings, addressed to England or India, plus registered cover with unoverprinted India George V adhesives, sent from "The Eastern Bank" in Basrah to Paris, some faults noted, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3590
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia
1918 (19 May) cover to London, franked with unoverprinted India 1/2a pair, tied by "Advanced Base M.E.F." pmk, with censor handstamp below, cover roughly opened at top, upper left corner missing, otherwise fine ("Baghdad" overprints were quickly sold out, forcing the postal authorities to revert to the use of Indian stamps, which remained in use until September 1, 1918)
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3591
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Air Post
1917 two "On Active Service" covers, first with "Royal Flying Corps I.E.F./ "D" datestamp, addressed to England, "Opened Under Marshal Law" censor label on back, F.P.O. No.55 and "Passed Censor D" markings. The second cover (Royal Flying Corps Crest and "Per Ardua.Ad Astra" motto on backflap) bears "Basra Base" Registry label, "Passed Base D Censor" cachet, franked on back with I.E.F. 2a George V, tied by Base Office D/IEF pmk, with London (4 Dec 1917) arrival, minor faults (a small number of aircraft and men of the Royal Flying Corps (the predecessor of the RAF) were assigned to the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Corps
Envelope
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3592
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Air Post
1919 (24 Feb) cover endorsed "On Field Service Per Aerial Mail Baghdad-Cairo", carried on Baghdad-Cairo survey flight of 31st Wing, R.A.F., showing "POSTAL SERVICE, M.E.F./AERIAL MAIL, BAGHDAD-CAIRO / BY 31 ST. WING. R.A.F. MESOPOTAMIA" cachet in magenta cancelled by F.P.O. (24 Feb 19), Army Post Office SZ10 (1 Mar 19) cds, finally to England, with Spetschley Mar 1919 arrival, rare
Envelope
$2,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3593
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Air Post
1919 (9 Jan) Field Service India card endorsed "By Aeroplane", carried on the military flight from Baghdad to Delhi, showing "POSTAL SERVICE M.E.F./AERIAL POST BAGHDAD-DELHI/PER/HANDLEY-PAGE AEROPLANE" cachet in red-violet, Indian "F.P.O. 55" cds alongside, another cachet "CARRIED BY AERIAL MAIL / BAGHDAD-DELHI / JANY. 1919" in violet, Delhi and Agra arrival cds, fine,
Envelope
$4,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3594
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Air Post
1923 postcard and cover, the latter flown 26 March 1923, with special cachet "General Head Quarters British Forces in Iraq Air Mail" (reserved for use by high ranking personnel at HQ, in this case by General Lucas, director of Stores and Transport), the former with oval "Air Mail Center Hinaidi 1 Oct 1923" datestamp and bearing endorsements "By Official Air Mail Baghdad-Shaibah", pilot signed, scarce lot
Envelope
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3595
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Mail
1915 (31 July) unfranked cover to England, with large rectangular "Passed by Censor 31 July 1915" datestamp, additional "Passed Censor D" at top, Bombay (28 Aug) transit on back, fine and uncommon Field Post letter from I.E.F. Force D (The Indian Expeditionary Force "D" was sent to Basra to safeguard the oilfields at Abadan and Mohammerah and to prevent the Central Powers from having access to the Gulf, as not to endanger the route between the United Kingdom and India)
Envelope
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3596
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Mail
1915-16 incoming mail, two covers from England, one to Captain Newcomb at the 2nd General Hospital, the other to Gunner Mundell of the Howitzer Battery, forwarded to Kut-al-Amara, after its capture by the British on 28 September, 1915. The Ottomans successfully counterattacked, besieged the city for 143 days (between 3 December 1915 and 29 April 1916), resulting in the surrender of approximately 13,000 British-Indian soldiers. Both covers bear "Undelivered Through Capitulation at Kut" handstamps, the first with additional "Prisoner of War Return to Sender" marking, possibly the only surviving example with both handstamps (The capture of Kut was a great victory for the Ottomans and a humiliating defeat for the British Empire. Kut ranks, alongside Yorktown (1781) and Singapore (1942), as one of the three most significant defeats of British Arms, described by Jan Morris, as "the most abject capitulation in Britain's military history")
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3597
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Mail
1916 "On Active Service" cover addressed to India, with a perfect intaglio negative seal of "L.of C. I.E.F. D" (Line of Communications Indian Expeditionary Force), "Passed Censor D" handstamp alongside, Base Office and Bombay pmks on back, some cover faults, but all markings intact, one of only two examples recorded
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3598
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Mail
1917 (17 Jan) cover with letter ("Army YMCA of India Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force") endorsed "Poste Militaire" and "On Active Service", addressed to Marseille, red "Passed Censor D", sent through Indian FPO 34 at Amara, with corresponding departure and arrival pmks
Envelope
$500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3599
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IRAQ - Mesopotamia Military Mail
1918 (12 Apr) On Active Service cover to India, red "Passed Censor D" on front, oval "Base Supply Office Mess. Ex. Force" datestamp, sent from FPO 329 at Magi, near Basra, with "2nd Desp Base Office I.E.F." pmk and "Feroke P.O." arrival pmk
Envelope
$190.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3600
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Baghdad under British Occupation
1917 prepared but unissued, 1/4a on 4pa sepia, 1/4a on 5pa purple, 1/4a on 6pa deep blue, 1/2a on 10pa green, 1/2a on 10pa green with pointed star, 1a on 20pa red, 2a on 40pa blue, the complete set of eight, unused without gum, fine-v.f., with seven 1965 BPA certificates and one 1975 Friedl certificate. When discovered that only small quantities of these stamps existed, the decision was made not to issue them at all. As a result, eight copies of each value were kept intact for distribution to high officials. The rest were destroyed. A veritable treasure of British Empire and Iraqi philately, ex-Marquis de Bute collection, one of perhaps only four complete sets of the unissued Baghdad overprints in private hands (mentioned but not listed in Gibbons)
(*)
$52,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3601
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Baghdad under British Occupation
1917 (4 Nov) cover from Basra to New York, franked with unoverprinted India 1/2a strip of five, tied by "Busra City" pmks, with violet censor handstamp below, large "Opened by Censor" label on back, cover wrinkles, otherwise fine ("Baghdad" overprints were quickly sold out, forcing the postal authorities to revert to the use of Indian stamps, which remained in use until September 1, 1918)
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3602
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Baghdad under British Occupation
1917 cover franked with 1/4a on 2pa claret, 1/4a on 5pa dull purple and 1/a on 10pa gray green of Turkey, overprinted in black, tied by Baghdad 5.9.17 cds, addressed to an officer with the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, with Advance Base 6.9.17 arrival pmk on back, faint red mark (censor?) on front, fine cover, with 1981 BPA certificate
Envelope
Catalog #SG 1,2,19
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3603
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Baghdad under British Occupation
1917 cover franked with 2a on 1pi ultramarine, used with 1a on 20p rose of Turkey, overprinted in black, tied by Baghdad 7.9.17 cds, addressed to an officer (financial advisor) at GHQ, faint (arrival?) pmks at left
Envelope
Catalog #SG 17,21
$2,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3604
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Baghdad under British Occupation Postal Stationery
1917 two stationery entire envelopes, 2a on 1pi dull blue, slightly different shades, canceled "Baghdad" (17 Sep) and (20 Sep), addressed to Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force or to GHQ, filing folds, fine-v.f., rare, with 1980 and 1982 BPA certificates
Envelope
$5,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3605
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH JORDAN
1919 (Jan) cover from Aqaba to Cairo, franked with Hejaz 1/2pi scarlet, tied by bilingual EL-AKABA datestamp in black, with "Passed by Censor No.5" and Cairo (1 Feb 19) arrival on front, plus "Suez 2.II.19" pmk on back, fine and extremely rare cover, only a few examples recorded from Akaba during the Hejazi period. (During World War I, the Ottoman forces were forced to withdraw from Aqaba in 1917 after the Battle of Aqaba, led by T. E. Lawrence and the Arab forces of Auda Abu Tayi and Sherif Nasir. The capture of Aqaba allowed the British to supply the Arab forces. In 1918, Aqaba was officially incorporated into the Kingdom of the Hejaz. In 1925, Ibn Saud the ruler of Nejd gave up Aqaba to the British protectorate of Transjordan)
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3606
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH LONG ISLAND
1916 (25 Jan) "On His Majesty's Service" envelope addressed to the Government Secretary at "H.M.S. Europa", at Mudros (Lt. Commander Lucach, later Sir Harry Luke), franked with seven stamps including 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d (two different colors), 4 1/2d, 6d and 1sh, canceled "Afon" 25.1.1916, fine and scarce (contemplated issue for the Holy Community situated on Mount Athos. In the winter of 1915-16, the Allies considered the occupation of the Holy Mountain and in anticipation, prepared a set of six stamps intended for issue on the 25th January, for use by the governing body of the Monastic Republic. They were designed by Lt.Cmdr Luke and printed in imperf. Sheets of 12, by a photographic process (similar to that used in Mafeking during the Boer War) aboard the H.M.Aircraft Carrier "Ark Royal" The 1948 edition of the Robson Lowe Encyclopedia raises two points of interest with these stamps. They bore currencies of three different languages and alphabets (English, Cyrillic and Greek) and were produced during war on a naval vessel)
Envelope
$2,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3607
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH LONG ISLAND
1916 (13 May) cover franked with "One Penny" canceled by blue "N 13 May 16" crayon, addressed to Cardiff, with hand drawn Censored box, London, 26 May transit pmk alongside, v.f. cover with the rare blue "N" (for North) postmark,
Envelope
Catalog #SG 12
Catalog Value £3,300
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3608
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH LONG ISLAND
1916 (19 May) cover (with letter of contents) franked with "One Penny" canceled by red "S 19 May 16" crayon, addressed to an officer with Royal Naval Division at Mudros, minor cover faults, with penciled calculations on front (sender is complaining about an unpaid canteen bill, etc.)
Envelope
Catalog #SG 12
Catalog Value £3,300
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3609
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH LONG ISLAND Postal Stationery
1916 "G.R.I. Long Island One Penny", typewritten over Egyptian 5m stationery entire envelope, canceled by red "S 12 May 16" crayon, addressed to an officer aboard "H.M.S. Edgar" at Mudros, endorsed "Fleet letter", fine and incredibly rare postal stationery entire from Long Island ("H.M.S. Edgar" was a first class cruiser of the Royal Navy. She served on the China Station, and in the First World War in the Gallipoli Campaign)
Envelope
$1,900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3610
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NAURU
1916 British Occupation, two registered covers from Pleasant Island (Nauru) to England and Australia, franked with N.W.P.I. 6d and 2sh, each cover with a provisional Registry handstamp and "Censored" in violet, transit and arrival pmks, some toning, otherwise fine
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3611
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NAURU
1917-18 (British Occupation of German Marshall Islands), five covers with "Nauru" overprints, sent from Pleasant Island, one to USA, others to Switzerland, including registered and censored covers with 2sh6p and 5sh, another with single 10sh franking, tied by departure cds, with censor cachets and arrival markings, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #1-15
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3612
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NAURU
1922 (7 Dec) cover franked with single 2p orange, tied by "P.O.Nauru Pleasant Island" departure cds, sent from the British Phosphate Commission on the island (backflap imprint) to its office in Sydney ("The British Phosphate Commission" backflap imprint), fine and scarce commercial usage from Nauru (The British Phosphate Commission was a joint Australian, British and New Zealand company who managed extraction of phosphate from Christmas Island, Nauru, and Ocean Island from 1920-1981)
Envelope
Catalog #4
$130.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3613
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE
1918 cover from Jaffa to Egypt, franked with 1pi dark blue, sheet margin single, tied by APO SZ45 (5 Mar 1918), triangular censor cachet at left, Cairo transit and Hilwan (8.III.18) arrival backstamps, backflap missing, cover creases away from the stamp,
Envelope
Catalog #1
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3614
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE
1919 Telegram, written in Arabic on a form specially printed for the OETA (Occupied Enemy Territory Administration Palestine - Telegraphs), "Jaffa O.E.T.P.A. 8 Nov.19" cancel, fine and rare
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3615
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE Military Mail
1917 (22 Dec) cover with APO SZ 44, sent from Jerusalem to Breda, Netherlands, violet triangular censor cachet and large "S" in circle, backflap missing, fine and early example of civilian mail sent free via the Army Post Office to Europe (Since Palestine was a battleground for nearly a year, there was virtually no civilian mail. Once the front moved north however, a postal service was established and for a three-month period starting in December 1917, both military and civilian mail was handled free of charge at the APOs)
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3616
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE Military Mail
1917-18 collection of 13 covers or cards written-up on exhibit pages, showing early markings, such as Field Post Office M.D.1 (19 Apr 1917) sent by a member of ANZAC Mounted Division from Deir-el-Balah in the Gaza strip, others used later from Army Post Office SZ14 and FPO 181 to England, Field Post Office 30 (Tel Asur), Field Post Office D.M.2 (Australian Mounted Division of the Desert Mounted Corps north of the Dead Sea advancing toward Es Salt), 1st Aust, L.H.Bde Field P.O. (Austrian Light Horse Brigade at Jericho), Army Post Office SZ44 (Jerusalem), SZ45 (Jaffa), SZ32 (Bir Salem), various destinations, different types of Censor markings, frankings, etc., fine and valuable collection
Envelope
$4,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3617
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE Military Mail
1918 (21 Sep) "O.A.S." cover to Mandalay, Burma, with "F.P.O. No.31" Registry label, franked on back with I.E.F. 2a magenta, sent through Indian FPO 31 at Kantara in the Egyptian Sinai, manuscript endorsement "From Palestine written 10-9-18 on which day Allenby broke thro' the Turkish line". Presumably sent by a solder without FPO and forwarded to Kantara for processing, Postage was free, but 2 annas stamp required to pay for registry fee, with Mandalay (26 Oct) arrival, boxed censor handstamp on front, some toning, signed Nakri. A fine cover, with elusive FPO registry label
Envelope
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3618
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE Military Mail
1918-20 three registered letters from Army Post Office SZ17, SZ27 and FPO No.20, showing different kinds of postage that was used in Palestine at the time, including mixed Egyptian and British franking, E.E.F. Mandate on British and Indian stationery entire envelopes, addressed to England or Egypt, different censor and Registration markings, scarce
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3619
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SOUTH AFRICA - Transvaal
1901 British Forces in Transvaal, selection of 13 covers and cards, showing Army Post Office Standerton, Heidelburg, Rustenburg (with cover franked with "V.R." handstamped 1/2p and 1p (2) sent to England), registered stationery entire envelope with V.R.I. franking, sent from Johannesburg to London, Imperial Military Railways cover to New Zealand, various Army Post Office markings from Klerksdorp, Pretoria, Springfontein, E.R.I. overprints, censored mail, fine
Envelope
$2,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3620
ISRAEL - HOLYLAND German Offices in the Holyland
1898 The Kaiser visits the Holy Land, one-frame (16 pages) exhibit commemorating Kaiser Wilhelm's trip, with 30 covers, cards and picture postcards, including "Gruss aus Venedig" depicting the "Hohenzollern" at San Marco Harbor, cards at sea along with two cruisers, stops at Constantinople, arrival in Jaffa, cards used from both German and Austrian Post Offices, Haifa, special "Souvenir of Haifa" cards, "Grus Aus Jerusalem" cards, one with "Camp Imperial Jerusalem" trilingual postmark, others showing various Churches, visit to Cairo, Beirut, markings during the voyage back, etc.
Envelope
$1,200.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3621
ISRAEL - HOLYLAND Ottoman Empire
1900-17 collection of 31 covers or cards, written-up on 16 exhibit pages, variety of Jerusalem pmks on covers and cards, including the early bilingual markings, followed by registered mail "Jerusalem Quart. Israelite", "Jerusalem (Gare)", oval "Suc.Poste N.d.de France" (postmark of the postal agency of Our Lady of France), "Meo-Charem" (registered cover to Vienna), "Souk-el-Attarin" (Spice Market, one of the most elusive Ottoman pmks of the Holy Land), "Jaffa-Jerusalem" TPO markings, military mail, including "Jerusalem 2" negative seal of the 4th Army HQ in Jerusalem ("Field Inspection Directorate"), sent to Istanbul, "Jerusalem 5", purple seal signifying military censorship (both of these markings are extremely rare). In addition, there are pmks from "Bireh", "Bethleem", "Bon Samaritain", "Jericho", "Eriha (Jerusalem)", "Halil-ul-Rahman" (stamp on piece), "Acre", "Afula" (stationery cut square), FPO 27 (card sent from the 27th Division located near Afula), FPO 33 (card sent to the Green Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem from a medical officer, located at Afula), "Acre" (all negative oval seal), FPO 2 (cover mailed to Scutari), "Rosch-Pinah", stationery entire to Berlin, also pieces with "Bissan" and "Chefa Omer", "Nazareth", "Nasre", FPO 92, also markings from Safed, Samah, etc. A splendid lot
Envelope
$23,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3622
JAPAN
"The Rising Sun-Japanese Expansion from 1894-1925", one frame, 16-pages exhibit intended to illustrate, through the 24 covers or cards, the military expansion of the Empire of Japan, starting with the first war with China 1894-95 and continuing up to the Ryukyu Islands. The first Sino-Japanese War includes card sent by a soldier attached to the Fifth Division in Korea to Hiroshima, also incoming cover to "Chosen Koku, Heijo Haitanbu" (Korea Pyonyang Line Communications HQ), two covers from 1sh and 12th FPOs sent from the Lyaotung Peninsula, plus others in Manchuria and Weihaiwei. Japanese Occupation of Taiwan is well represented, including two covers with local Black Republic adhesives, registered card with "Chefoo, China" registry box, two cards from Pescadores Islands (1898 card from Mekon to Berlin, another from Boko, sent in 1911 to Canada), also covers from Naha, Ryukyu Islands (used in 1909 and 1913)
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3623
KOREA
1904 (15 Aug) cover with 4c Falcon, tied by Seoul Coree departure pmk, sent by a French Military Observer (during Russo-Japanese War) and addressed to Japanese First Army Headquarters, then located at Chemulpo, with 19 Aug 04 arrival pmk on back, fine and scarce usage by a French officer traveling with the Japanese Army
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3624
LATVIA
1919-20 First Issues, eight covers, used from Riga, Jelgava, Grobnina and Leepaja, perf. and imperf., also commemorative issues, Registered usages, multiples on cover, also an unused postcard and Palanga postmarks on Latvian and Lithuanian stamps, fine-v.f., neatly displayed on exhibit pages
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3625
LATVIA Local Issues - Eleja
1920 15k orange yellow, two imperf. singles canceled on piece, 30k green, imperf. Pair used on registered cover from Eleja to Leepaja, with departure and arrival pmks on front, v.f., rare
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.1B,IIA
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3626
LATVIA Libau
1919 (2 Feb) registered cover to Berlin, franked with 5pf, 10pf, 15pf and 20pf overprinted LIBAU in blue, tied by Deutsche Feldpost No.168 cds, with corresponding Registry label, backstamped 9.2.19 on arrival, fine and extremely rare, less than 10 examples of registered mail are recorded, signed Mikulski
Envelope
Catalog #Mi.1A-4A
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3627
LATVIA Russian Occupation - Col.Bermondt-Avalov
1919 selection of five covers or cards, written-up on exhibit pages, showing registered mail from Jelgawa to Chemnitz and to Mitau, various franking and cachets, one with West Army HQ handstamp, also a registered, locally addressed card with RSFSR franking, used in Riga (26 Feb 1919), fine-v.f.
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3628
LEBANON Turkish Administration
1900-18 collection of 28 covers or cards, written-up on 11 exhibit pages, with clearly described covers from Beyrouth (Gare), Huriette Bagtchesi, Aita-el-Fuhar (Bekaa), Alie (Liban), Baabdate (Liban), Baalbek, Behamdoun (Liban), Bihanness, Beit-Mery (Beyrouth), Broumana (Liban), Djedeidet etl Matin (used to Mexico), Djezzine (Liban), Djounieh, Djubeil (Liban), Hos-el-Zerana, Souk el Garb, Merdjaoun, Rachia, Rayak, Roumye (Liban), Saida (Sidon), Savour (Tyre), Sofar, Tannourin (Liban), Tripoli Syrie. Also included stamps on pieces, with pmks of Zakhle, Salahie, Karnail (Djedeidet ul Matin), Douma (discovery example of this previously unrecorded postmark), Baabda, Beiteddine, Betrone and Bekaa. A wonderful showing of many extremely rare postmarks from Ottoman Lebanon, mixed condition, mostly fine or better
Envelope
$5,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3629
LEBANON Turkish Administration
1903 (Sep) cover to USA, franked with Turkish 1pi ultramarine, tied by bilingual "EMIYOUN" pmk, with Pittsburgh (Sep 17,1903) arrival pmk on back, slight toning, otherwise fine, signed Nakri
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3630
LEBANON Turkish Administration
1913 (Jan) cover to England, franked with Turkish 1pi blue, tied by bilingual "HASBAYA" departure pmk, with Barnstable (Jan 14, 1913) arrival pmk, fine
Envelope
$230.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3631
LEBANON Turkish Administration
1916 (4 Sep) cover franked with Turkish 10pa and 2x20pa, canceled by bilingual "BECHERRI" cds (Coles & Walker 63), repeated on back, addressed to Damas, with negative military censor handstamp at top, arrival pmk on back, small filled-in archival hole at top of the cover, some toning, fine, signed Nakri, with his 1999 certificate "This is the only recorded cover with this very rare BECHERRI cancellation"
Envelope
$1,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3632
LEBANON Turkish Administration Military Mail
1918 (8 Jan) Fieldpost card sent by a soldier with the 13th Warehouse Regiment, a part of the Supply Corps serving the front in Palestine, then located at Baalbek, censor handstamp, little toning, signed Nakri
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3633
LITHUANIA
1919 30sk black, thick numerals, tied by Grodno pmk on Feldpostkarte to Breslau, with German (6.1.19) Fieldpost markings and violet cachet alongside. Also a coverfront, with provisional "Kowno" registry mark, franked with 15sk, 30sk and 50sk typesets, tied by Kaunas (11.1.19) cds, addressed to Switzerland, with boxed censor handstamp
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3634
LITHUANIA
1919 two covers from Kaunas to Berlin and Chemnitz, 12 March and 8 April departure pmks, one showing provisional Registry box, censor cachets, fine
Envelope
$260.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3635
LITHUANIA
1919 (12 Feb) German 7 1/2pf Ob.Ost stationery card, additionally franked with 2 1/2pf, tied by Fieldpost cds, with Lithuania 30sk added in Grodno, addressed to Berlin, fine, signed Mikulski
Envelope
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3636
LITHUANIA
1919-21 two covers and two cards, franked with Coat of Arms definitives and Pictorial issue, showing postmarks of Vilkaviskis, Mazeikiai and Kaunas, also provisional "Sakiai-25.5.19" datestamp on "Feldposkarte" to Germany, fine and attractive group
Envelope
$350.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3637
LITHUANIA
1923 Klaipeda Issue, two covers, one from Heydekrug (19 Sep 1923) to Belgium, another registered (25 Aug 1927) from Kaunas to Libau, franked with the entire set, with arrival pmk, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #176-88
$300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3638
LITHUANIA Gardinas (Grodno)
1919 three covers franked with unissued imperforate values, 50sk on 1k orange, imperforate vertical pair, 50sk on 5k lilac and 50sk on 15k red brown & blue, imperforate singles, each canceled by violet "Grodno Post & Telegraph Office" handstamps, used locally, fine-v.f., signed Friedl, first two with 1941 Kohler certificates. Only 20, 25 and 50 of the imperforate values were issued, not many recorded on covers
Envelope
$6,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3639
MONGOLIA
1926 (26 May) registered cover from Tsetserlik to Lloyds Bank in London, single 50c franking on back tied by square "Tsetserlig MANDAL Mongolia" departure datestamp, with Ulan Bator transit and London (28 Aug) arrival pmks alongside, filing folds away from the stamp, fine
Envelope
$250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3640
MONGOLIA
1926-28 selection of nine covers, different frankings, origins and destinations, including 1928 cover to Germany, Red-band cover from Jabholanto, with 25m franking, sent to Peking, with Chinese 10c Junk added on arrival, registered cover from Ulan Bator to Paris, with 1927 arrival pmk, 1928 registered cover to Norway, with Oslo arrival, Red-band cover from Tsetserlig Mandal to Kalgan, with Chinese 4c Junk added as postage due, another with 2x25m adhesives from Ulan Bator to China, with Postage Dues added on arrival in Kalgan, mixed condition, solid group
Envelope
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3641
MONGOLIA
1937 (3 Feb) registered cover from Ulan Bator to Luzern, attractively franked with six different stamps, red Registry label and (1.III.37) arrival pmk on reverse
Envelope
$190.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3642
MONGOLIA Russian Post in Mongolia
1917 5r Romanov, used on small piece together with 7k and 25k Arms, tied by three strikes of double-circle "Urga v Mongolii" (26.4.17) pmks, little toning, very scarce example of 5r Romanov used in Mongolia
$180.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3643
POLAND
1915 German stamps 3pf, 5pf, 10pf, 20pf, 30pf and 60pf "Deutsches Reich" overprinted "Polen" in Gothic letters, each stamp with a portion of gummed selvage adhered on back, fresh and v.f. group of unissued overprints, with 1981 Dr.Hochstadter certificate, extremely rare set of trial overprints prepared with independent Poland in mind (the issued overprints read "Russian Poland")
*
$2,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3644
POLAND Flight Covers
1919 (15 June) Berlin to Warszawa, military flight card (pilot Maximilian Zuske), franked on both sides with German and Polish adhesives, bilingual markings, fine and scarce card, only 76 carried, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Polish General Staff (Fi.2,18,000zl)
Envelope
$1,400.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3645
POLAND Military Mail
1919 (March) two stampless letters addressed to Krakow, one headed "Misja Wojskowa Francusco-Polska we Wloszech", the other "Mission Militaire Franco-Polonaise en Italie", also postal card "Armja Polska w Wloszech Armata Polacca in Italia" bilingual imprint, red "F.M./Mission Militaire Franco-Polonaise en Italie" cachet, sent from Rome to Paris (The accession of Italy to the Entente's side of the War in 1915, created a new front of military activities, with a large inflow of Polish (and other Slav) POWs, who served in Austro-Hungarian Army)
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3646
POLAND Polish Consular Post in Odessa
1920 (1 Feb) registered cover to Warszawa, franked with seven different "ODESA" overprints, including red and black 10f and 50, 20f, 25f and 1M, each canceled by red ODESA handstamp, Registry box at right, departure name and number filled in by hand, backstamped on arrival in Warszawa (13.II.120), v.f. (a Polish consulate functioned at the Black Sea between January 1919 and the beginning of February 1920, with almost a 5-month-long break, during the first Bolshevik occupation of Odessa. The consulate functioned in Odessa until March, 3, 1920 when it was evacuated along with a large group of Polish citizens because of the inevitability of the Bolshevik takeover of the city). Only 50 of each of the red overprints were issued (Mi.1-5, €12,060 as used off cover)
Envelope
$8,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3647
POLAND Polish Consular Post in Odessa
1920 (12 Jan) registered cover from the Polish Consulate in Odessa, franked with 2x50f Odesa overprints, tied by red departure handstamps, addressed to the Army of General Yudenich, for Col. Michail Nikolayevitch Dosse, Field Post Office in Gomel, with "Czytane w Konsulacie Polskim w Odesie Komendant Etapu" (read in the Polish Consulate in Odessa, Commander-in-chief) censor handstamp on reverse, blue crayon "Spr.Woyskiw" (Military Matter) endorsement, red Registry box, with "Odessa" and number filled in by hand, fine and incredibly rare military cover from Odessa, undoubtedly the only known sent outside of Poland, signed Mikulski, with his 1992 notations, ex-Rachmanow and Mikulski collections
Envelope
$8,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3648
POLAND Polish Consular Post in Odessa
1920 (21 Jan) registered cover from the Polish Consulate in Odessa to Warszawa, franked with single 1M overprinted "Odesa", tied by departure handstamp, provisional Registry box and "Wr.1" markings on front,"Czytane w Konsulacie Polskim w Odesie Komendant Etapu" (read in the Polish Consulate in Odessa, Commander-in-chief) censor handstamp on reverse, minor cover flaws, still fine and incredibly rare commercial usage from Odessa, signed Rachmanow and Mikulski
Envelope
$7,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3649
POLAND Polish Occupation of Minsk
1919 (27 Sep) registered cover to Switzerland, franked with 25f and 50f Polish Eagle definitives, tied by "Minsk Litweski" departure pmks, with "Urzad Pocztowy Minsk" registry box, violet censor cachet, arrival in Geneva (7.X.19), backflap missing, otherwise fine
Envelope
$550.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3650
POLAND Polish Occupation of Minsk
1919 (3 Sep) registered cover to Libawa, franked with 10f, 15f and 50f Polish Eagle definitives, tied by "Minsk" (in Cyrillic letters) departure pmks, with "Urzad Pocztowy Minsk" registry handstamp, Polish military censor cachet alongside, Leepaja (4.10.19) arrival on back, minor faults, rare (Polish Army captured Minsk from the Red Army briefly during the Polish-Soviet War. Polish troops advanced into Russian-controlled Lithuania and Belarus, taking over Slutsk and Minsk in August, 1919. Under the terms of the Peace of Riga, Minsk was handed to Soviet Russia and became the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic)
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3651
POLAND Polish Occupation of Minsk
1919 (16 Oct) 15f stationery card addressed to Headquarters of the Polish Army in Lublin, redirected to the front, with violet "Szef Inzynierji I Saperow Frontu Litewsko-Bialoruskiego" arrival hs, dated 6.XI.19, with "Frontowa Poczta Polowa No.37" (30.X.19) transit postmark, archival punches at bottom of the card, fine and incredibly rare incoming mail to the Lithuanian-Belarus front during the Polish-Russian War
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3652
POLAND Polish Occupation of Minsk
1920 (13 Mar) picture postcard (Minsk) to Poland, with violet "Eksp.Oddz.Dow.Frontu Lit-Bial. Minsk" (HQ of the Lithuanian-Belarus front) postal mark, fine and late usage from Polish held Minsk, signed Mikulski
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3653
POLAND Polish Locals - Kowel (Wolyn)
1919 (22 Aug) registered cover to Lublin franked with four different Poczta Polska overprints on Ukrainian stamps, date indicated in pencil, three-line "Cenzura Wojskowa w Kowlu Cenzor I" handstamp, with 25.VIII.19 arrival pmk on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3654
POLAND Polish Locals - Sluck
1921 (23 Jan) registered card to Warszawa, franked with two each 1m and 1.50K, used in combination with Sluck overprinted 25k on 5h green and 50k on 15f, tied by violet "Baranowicze" departure pmks, with corresponding Registry handstamp, Warszawa (31.1.21) arrival pmk on back, fine and rare usage (During the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920, the region of Slutsk was occupied several times by Polish and Soviet troops. Finally, on 11 October 1920, the Polish Army took control of the town. Stamps were prepared for local mail within Sluck)
Envelope
$700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3655
PORTUGUESE COLONIES
1899-1909 collection of 20 covers or cards, displayed on 15 exhibit pages, showing mostly registered covers from Angra, Horta, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Funchal, Cape Verde, St. Thomas & Prince Islands, Portuguese Guinea, Angola, Portuguese Congo, Mozambique, Ihambane, Lourenco Marques, Timor, Macao, Mozambique Company, Nyassa Company, Portuguese India and Zambezia, franked generally with the common design Carlos keyplates, mixed condition, mostly fine-v.f. A wonderful insight into the "Philatelic empire of Carlos I of Portugal"
Envelope
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3656
ROMANIA
1919 Banat and Debreczen Provisionals, seven Registered covers or cards, various overprints on Hungarian stamps, censor markings, one sent to USA, all written-up on exhibit pages, fine and scarce group
Envelope
$900.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3657
ROMANIA Turkish Occupation Military Mail
1916-18 collection of six covers or cards on exhibit pages, showing "Turkische Bahnhofs Komandatur Bukarest" violet pmk of the Turkish Railway Station HQ in Bucharest on Feldpostkarte to Wien, bilingual pmk of German/Turkish "Deutsche Feldpost Bucharest", picture postcard to Constantinople with negative FPO No.1 Bucharest, parcel card from Bucharest to Erenkoi, showing bilingual "Turk.Feldpost Bukarest" mark, address card with FPO 57, also imprinted Turkish fieldpost card sent from Braila and more
Envelope
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3658
ROMANIA Turkish Occupation Military Mail
1917 (25 Oct) address card with Ottoman franking, canceled "Bucharest Parcel Money Order Center", with corresponding censor mark on back, corner wrinkles, fine, previously unrecorded. Also included three pieces with Turkish franking, canceled by Bucharest pmks
Envelope
$450.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3659
RUSSIA 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Issue
1913 1k-5r complete set of 17, used on registered cover from Revel (21.2.13) to St. Petersburg, red Registry box and "Zakaznoe" in violet, arrival (22.2.13) cds on back, intact wax seal, v.f. and attractive complete set of Romanovs on cover
Envelope
Catalog #88-104
$800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3660
RUSSIA 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Issue
1913 (1 Apr) registered cover franked with single 5r black brown, tied by Warszawa cds, with corresponding registry label below, sent from Commercial Agency of the Kingdom of Serbia to Milano, Italy, handstamped "valuable closed packet for 100 rubles" (amount filled in by hand in both Russian and French), intact wax seals on back, also Verona routing and Milano (17 Apr) arrival pmks, minor cover wrinkles, rare single franking on value declared cover from Warsaw to Italy
Envelope
Catalog #104
$3,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3661
RUSSIA 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Issue
1913-17 balance of the exhibit, 26 covers or cards on 10 pages, starting with an unused photo postcard showing the stamps, Tsar Nicholas and Crown Prince Alexis, stamps used on registered covers, Money Order, Address card for a parcel to Sweden, high value franking on commercially used declared value envelopes, Postal Stationery entire envelopes, letter and postal cards, wrappers, showing Registered usages, domestic and abroad, Currency issues, surcharges, censored mail, offices in the Turkish Empire, fine and excellent nucleus for further study and expansion
Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3662
RUSSIA Russian Offices in China
1918 (30 Aug) registered cover franked with single 50k Romanov adhesive, tied by "Shanghai Poste Russe" double circle departure pmk, repeated alongside, with bilingual "Changhai Poste Russe" Registry label, sent to Pernow, with (1.9.18) arrival on back, v.f.
Envelope
$800.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3663
RUSSIA
1917 (7 Feb) registered cover from The Bank of Chosen to Canadian Bank of Commerce in San Francisco, franked with 2x10k Romanov adhesives, tied by HARBIN departure cds, with two different Registry labels, one in all Cyrillic, the other "Charbin Russie Poste", opened and resealed by Russian Military censor, New York transit and San Francisco arrival pmks on back, intact wax seal, v.f.
Envelope
$250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3664
RUSSIA Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire
1913 5pa-50pi surcharges, the complete set of 15, each tied by ROPIT Constantinople (24.IX.1913) cds on large, registered cover to Brussels, corresponding Poste Russe Constantinople Registry label below, with arrival (11.X) pmk on back, filing folds away from the stamps, fine and rare complete set of Romanov Levant surcharges on cover
Envelope
Catalog #213-27
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3665
RUSSIA Russia Used in Persia
1916 (2 July) registered cover with corner cachet of "Arsene, Aftandil, Tauris, Perse", franked with pairs of 2k, 3k and 7k Romanov adhesives, all tied by Tabriz Russian Consulate departure pmk, with corresponding Registry label (in Cyrillic letters, "Tauris" by hand), sent via Petrograd to Bern, Switzerland, framed Petrograd censor cachet, backstamped (23.VII) on arrival, v.f. World War I cover sent through the Russian Consulate in Tabriz, Persia
Envelope
$290.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3666
RUSSIA Army of the Northwest (general Yudenich)
1919 collection on exhibit pages, showing used stamps, four covers and card (the latter with portion of address excised, registered to Tallinn, with arrival pmk), others with various overprints, one registered from Pskow to Leepaja (signed Mikulski), cover with 10r franking, tied by oval Fieldpost and Telegraph office pmk, also three covers with "North Army" issues, one registered from Polna (3 Oct 1919) to Revel, with faint Tallinn arrival pmk, extremely rare actually used cover, signed Mikulski, fine and interesting lot
Envelope
$2,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3667
SAUDI ARABIA Turkish Administration
1905 registered 1pi stationery entire envelope to India, additionally franked with pair of 20pa carmine, tied by bilingual "MEKKE" (27 Jan 1905) pmks, red "Mecca" Registry label, framed "Sea P.O.B. 12 Fe.05" datestamp, with "Djedda" (3.2.05) transit and Lahore (19 Fe 05) arrival backstamps, minor cover faults and mending, extremely rare use of the special registration label from Mecca
Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3668
SAUDI ARABIA Turkish Administration
1907 20pa stationery card canceled by specially prepared negative handstamp of "EL ULA", used 19 August, 1907 to commemorate the opening of service on the Hejaz railway to that point, addressed to the chief engineer, v.f. Also included a piece with three Ottoman adhesives, with bilingual "El-Ula" pmks (Al-Ula became a key stop on the Hejaz Railway, linking Damascus to Medina)
Envelope
$1,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3669
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz
1916 (1 Sep) cover from Mekke to Jeddah, charged "1 Piastre", with departure pmk and marked "Fee Paid" (in Arabic), fine and very rare provisional mark, with bilingual "Djeddah" 2.9.16 arrival pmk on back. (Early in the war, the British developed a plan to foment an uprising among the Arab subjects of the Ottoman Empire. Sharif Hussein of Mecca agreed to back the British, in return for independence. The famous Col. T.E. Lawrence was sent to train and lead Arab forces, which captured Mecca, Jeddah and Aqaba. Hussein declared independence of Hejaz on June 27, 1916, with himself as King)
Envelope
$750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3670
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz
1916 (Sep) cover from Mekke to Jeddah, showing "FEE PAID" and boxed "Passed Censor 9" handstamp, filing fold, with bilingual Djeddah (21.9.16) arrival pmk on back, fine (only one example of this forerunner FEE PAID marking has been recorded by Hibbert)
Envelope
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3671
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz
1916 (24 Nov) cover from Mekke to Jeddah, showing bilingual departure and "FEE PAID" markings, arrival (25.11.16) on back, fine
Envelope
$525.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3672
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz
1916 (11 Nov) registered cover from Djeddah to Djibouti, franked with single 1/2pi green and vertical pair of 1pi blue, transit markings of Port Said, Port Taufiq and arrival Djibouti (11 Dec) backstamps. Also included is a 1917 (10 Nov) cover with five different (two rouletted), 1pi blue perf. 12, tied by Djeddah markings, handstamped "Aly Ahmed Tera" at top, filing folds and minor cover tears, fine pair
Envelope
Catalog #L1/8
$600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3673
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz
1918 cover franked with single 1/2pi red paying domestic letter rate, canceled by bilingual "YAMBO" pmk, backflap missing, otherwise v.f. (today "Yanbu" served as a supply and operational base for Arab and British forces fighting the Ottoman Empire during World War I. On July 27, 1916 the Ottoman garrison surrendered to the Arab revolutionary forces. Yanbu remained a small port town until 1975, when the Saudi government designated it as one of the country's two new industrial centers)
Envelope
$475.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3674
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz Postage Dues
1917 (Dec) cover from Mansoura, Egypt, with 2m/3m orange, addressed to Mecca, clearly underpaid, marked "T", with Hejaz Postage Dues 20pa red and 1pi blue added on arrival, numerous transit and censor markings on both sides, "Opened by Censor" label, fine
Envelope
Catalog #LJ1,LJ2
$4,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3675
SAUDI ARABIA Hejaz Military Mail
1918 (22 Jan) 20 para Ottoman stationery postal card to Istanbul, additionally franked with pair of 5pa stamps, sent by an officer with the 58th division of the "Hejaz Expeditionary Force", then stationed at El Ula, with transit mark of Damascus, showing rectangular negative mark of the 58th Division HQ, the 58th division was formed on 28 Sep 1916 in Medina and remained in Saudi Arabia for the remainder of the War, handing over the city of Medina to the new Saudi forces on 13 January, 1919. This is the only recorded item from this unit, little toning, otherwise fine, with 1997 Yakup Nakri certificate ("a postal history gem from Saudi Arabia")
Envelope
$2,600.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3676
SPANISH COLONIES
1898-1925 collection of 12 covers or cards, displayed on individual exhibit pages, showing mostly registered covers from Spanish Offices in Morocco, Tetuan, Morocco Protectorate, Cape Juby, Cuba, Fernando Po, Philippine Islands (to Auckland), Puerto Rico, Rio de Oro, Spanish Guinea AND Western Sahara, mixed condition, fine and interesting group of covers from "the philatelic empire of Alfonso XIII of Spain"
Envelope
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3677
SPANISH COLONIES Caroline Islands
1890 (11 Oct) cover endorsed "Carolinas", franked with Spanish Philippines 8c adhesive, tied by oval "Gobierno Occidental las Carolinas Oriental" Spanish Coat of Arms cachet addressed to USA, with Manila and San Francisco transits, Oberlin, Ohio (Nov 27) arrival pmk, some cover wear, rare (ownership of Caroline Islands was officially transferred to Germany on 18th June 1899, but the district Commissioners did not arrive until 13 October at Ponape and 3rd November at Yap, Western Carolines. The Spanish officials continued to function until then)
Envelope
$7,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3678
SPANISH COLONIES Caroline Islands
1899 official cover addressed to Spain, with oval "Gobierno Occidental de Carolinas Y Palaos" Spanish Coat of Arms cachet, with U.S. Military Station No.1 in Manila transit, Hong Kong (2 July 1889) and Almeria (29 July) arrival pmk (ownership of Caroline Islands was officially transferred to Germany on 18th June 1899, but the district Commissioners did not arrive until 13 October at Ponape and 3rd November at Yap, Western Carolines. The Spanish officials continued to function until then)
Envelope
$2,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3679
SPANISH COLONIES Mariana Islands
1898 (5 May) registered cover franked with Philippines 3c brown and 5c rose, canceled by framed "CERTIF.", addressed to Tarlac, Philippines, with "Marianas" departure cds alongside, docketing on front indicates that the cover was mailed on "5-5-98" from Marians, framed "D.L.O. Record." and red "Undeliverable Military Sta. No.1 Manila, Phil. Islands" handstamps, with additional "Registry Branch Correct Dead Letter Office" (Oct 18 1899) datestamp on back, cover tears, interesting and rare Marianas/Guam forerunner
Envelope
$5,250.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3680
SPANISH COLONIES Mariana Islands
1899 2c dark blue (pair), used with 6c dark blue, all overprinted "Marianas Espanolas", tied by large oval "Gobierno P.M. Yslas Marianas" in violet on cover addressed to Manila, with "Mil. Sta.No.1 Manila, Phil.Islds Rec'd" (Dec.11 4 30PM 99) arrival pmks on blue and red on back, faint toning and minor cover tear at bottom, signed Bartels, with 1991 Graus certificate. A considerable rarity as 50 copies of 6 centavos value were issued, only four (!) recorded on cover,
Envelope
Catalog #1,4
Catalog Value $6,500
$3,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3681
SPANISH COLONIES Mariana Islands
1899 2c dark blue and 8c gray brown, overprinted "Marianas Espanolas", tied by large oval "Gobierno P.M. Yslas Marianas" in black on cover addressed to Manila, endorsed "Vapr Uranus", with "Mil. Sta.No.1 Manila, Phil.Islds Rec'd" (Dec.11 99 4:30PM) arrival pmks on blue and red on back, some toning and filing folds away from the stamps, signed Herbert Bloch (like the Carolines, the Marianas used stamps of the Spanish Philippines on its infrequent mail. Because of theft of large stocks of these stamps from a warehouse in Manila, the Spanish governor ordered the overprints on small quantities of six denominations. There was only single mail dispatch on the steamer "Uranus", which sailed from Saipan on 29th November, 1899)
Envelope
Catalog #1,5
$1,700.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3682
SYRIA Turkish Administration
1900-18 collection of 21 covers or cards, written-up on 13 exhibit pages, with clearly described covers from Damascus, Yebroud, Alexandrette, Babtoma, Hamidie, Halep (Aleppo), Deraa, Elboukemal, Lattaquie (Latakia), Hama, Homs, Safita, Salhad, Sebha and Rakka. Also two examples of Military Mail, with FPO 55 mark on card from Aleppo to Istanbul, plus a censored cover sent by a German officer, showing negative seal censor mark of the 4th Army. In addition, there are numerous stamps, mostly on pieces, used from small villages and towns, many rated "rare" or higher by Coles & Walker. A fine group of postal history from Syria under Turkish administration
Envelope
$4,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3683
TANNU TUVA
1926-34 selection of 13 covers or cards, including registered Kizil to Moscow, Kizil to Tel Aviv, also six large-size covers with the 1930s commemoratives and Air Post Issues, registered to Germany, Switzerland, United States, variety of frankings, some better, such as part of a Money order with stamps on both sides, Soviet 20k added on arrival in Moscow, mixed condition
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3684
TANNU TUVA
1933 (15 July) registered cover from Kizil to Moscow, franked with 15k on 6k orange yellow (type I) and 35k on 15k red brown (type 3), tied by departure pmks, with Moscow (31.7.33) arrival on back, filing fold away from the stamps, fine (most of the known covers with similar franking have the addressee's name excised)
Envelope
Catalog #39,44
$650.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3685
UKRAINE Military Stamps
1920 (26 Aug) registered cover franked with 10hr on 20sh, tied by violet Courier Field Post cancel, addressed to Army HQ, where it was received three days later, with (29.VIII.1920) arrival datestamp
Envelope
Catalog #M2
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3686
UKRAINE Military Stamps
1920 (15 Oct) registered cover franked with vertical pair of 20hr on 20sh, tied by violet Courier Field Post cancel, with corresponding Registry handstamp alongside, endorsed "Via central office Tarnow Courier Field Post", with 20.X.1920 transit datestamp, fine cover, signed Kobylanski,BPP
Envelope
Catalog #M7
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3687
WESTERN UKRAINE Romanian Occupation of Pokutia
1919 (2 July) postal card (Kopalnia Nafty w Slobodzie Runguskiej) franked with 20h green, violet CMT overprint, tied by "Pechenizhyn" departure pmk, addressed to Kolomyia, v.f., with what appears to be a penciled censor mark. An interesting card from a manager of an Oil Refinery in Sloboda Rungurska (a village, where industrial oil production began in 1771)
Envelope
$1,100.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3688
WESTERN UKRAINE Romanian Occupation of Pokutia
1919 (20 July) registered cover franked with 3x25h ultramarine, tied by Field Post and Telegraph Office departure pmks, with framed Censor handstamp, "Kolomea 1" Registry label, addressed to Matyjowce, Kolomyia, fine cover, signed Mikulski (The Romanian forces occupied Pokutia on May 24, 1919 and withdrew in late August 1919. Their units were stationed in Ivano-Frankivsk and Kolomyia. The Austrian stamps on hand were overprinted "C.M.T." for Territorial Military Command)
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3689
WESTERN UKRAINE Romanian Occupation of Pokutia
1919 (19 Aug) registered cover franked with 15h, 20h and 30h overprinted CMT in violet, tied by Kolomyia departure pmk, with Registry label below, addressed to Horodwice, filing fold away from the stamps, fine cover, signed Filatelia Lwow
Envelope
$1,300.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3690
WESTERN UKRAINE Romanian Occupation of Pokutia
1919 (19 Aug) registered cover franked with 25h and 50h overprinted CMT in violet, tied by Kolomyia departure pmk, with Registry label below, addressed to Kossow, filing fold away from the stamps, fine cover, signed Filatelia Lwow
Envelope
$1,500.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3691
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS and POSTAL HISTORY
1900-1940s group of 100+ covers or cards, mostly Asia, including Japanese Occupation of Korea, Dutch Indies, Manchuria, Malayan States, Brunei, Philippines, Thai Occupation of Kelantan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Manchukuo, etc., various destinations, censor markings, picture postcards and much more, few later items not counted, mixed condition, items acquired ages ago, interesting and useful
Envelope
$5,000.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3692
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS and POSTAL HISTORY
1900-1940s box with close to 500 covers and cards, strength in Eastern Europe, including Czechoslovakia, Eastern Silesia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, various local issues, overprints and surcharges, censored mail, some French Colonies, postal stationery, military mail, plus much more, mixed condition, excellent variety of interesting and seldom offered material`
Envelope
$4,750.00
Bidding Closed
Lot #3693
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE COVERS and POSTAL HISTORY
1900-1940s box with 600 covers or cards, United States with AEF Europe, Registered mail, picture postcards, American Intervention in the Caribbean, British Forces in WWI, Egypt, Greece, Egypt, Rhodesia, Ceylon, various Expeditionary Forces markings, APOS, FPOS, Naval units, censor markings, destinations, Panama, French Colonies, Australian Forces, Italy, occasional WWII Germany, Occupation issues and more. Majority acquired individually by Mr. Kugel for further study and eventual inclusion in one of his exhibits, mixed condition, tremendous potential, with many undiscovered treasures
Envelope
$14,000.00
Bidding Closed

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