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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)
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$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)
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$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
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$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)
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$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
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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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