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Displaying 14 Lots in Category - German Colonies
1902 commercial usage to China of PPC (Anuradhapura triptych) with Tablets 6c tied by very fine 'SLAVE ISLAND' (actually a Colombo suburb) cds, Hong Kong & Shanghai transits & superb 'TSINGTAU/KIAUTSCHOU' arrival cds. Excellent destination. Reasonable offers considered.
GERMAN POST OFFICES: 1897 commercial cover to Germany (b/s) with German 20pf x2 tied by 'SHANGHAI' cds & Eingeschreiben Label (fault), minor soiling. Reasonable offers considered.
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1910 commercial usage of German 10pf Postal Card to United States with very fine strike of the rare 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT-/LINIE/21 2/10 b' cds used aboard SS "Germania" as the message is headed, minor blemishes. [The message states "...Am just coming back from two months mostly in the Gilberts Islands..."]
Useful mostly used selection including 'Kamerun' Opts & Yachts to 80pf, 'Marianen' Opts & Yachts set (ex 1mk), 'Marshall-Inseln' Opts 50pf, etc, mint including China 1905 Surcharges & a few high value Yachts etc, also a few Postal Cards.condition a bit mixed but generally fine to very fine. (Qty 90 + 4 cards)
CAROLINES: 1899-1900 Overprints 48 degrees 3pf (mint, hinge remainder) 5pf 10pf & 20pf, 56 degrees set, Yachts set & 1905 provisional bisect on piece, also 10pf+10pf Reply Card philatelic usage with Yap cds in blue, Cat €2400. (Qty 24 + card)
MARSHALLS: 'Marschall-Inseln' Opts 5pf to 50pf (a couple doubtful), 'Marshall-Inseln' Opts set, 1900 bisect cover with 'PONAPE' b/s (noted in Michel as "fabricated") and Yachts set (the 2mk 3mk & 5mk on separate pieces), a few blemishes, Cat €1370 plus the First Overprints & the cover. (Qty 24 + cover)
NEW GUINEA: 1897 Overprints plus 3pf shade, and Yachts 3pf (thinned) to 5mk, some including the 5mk on piece, various cancels including '.../SINGAPORE/DEUTSCHE/NEUGUINEA' cds tying 20pf to piece, Cat €1230. [See also Lots 751 to 754] (Qty 20)
POST OFFICES IN CHINA: Selection with 1898 45 degree & 56 degree Opts, 1901 Opts to 3mk & 1905 Surcharges complete with extras including $1 on 2mk & $1½ on 3mk, various cancels, generally fine to very fine, Cat €1000+. [Noted as "Checked for forgeries"] (Qty 42)
POST OFFICES IN THE TURKISH EMPIRE: Mostly used selection on Schaubek leaves including Overprints on 'REICHS-POST' 20pa on 10pf, on 'REICHSPOST' set including a few shades and 1900 to 10pi on 2mk (Bothe guarantee h/s), on 'DEUTSCHES REICH' types to 4pi on 80pf & 10pi on 2mk (minor thin) and Wmk Lozenges including 5pi on 1mk x2, 1908 "Centimes" overprint set mint, generally fine, Cat €750+. (Qty 52)
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
Forerunners comprising 50pf with very dodgy 'HERBERTSHOH' cds, 2mk x3 on piece with 'STEPHANSORT' cds & 2pf pair on piece with 'BERLINHAFEN' cds, also Overprints set including all three 3pf shades.
1902-13 commercial usages of Postal Cards to Germany comprising 1) 1902 German 5pf uprated with DNG 5pf from Matupi; 2) 5pf+5pf to Alsace from FW'hafen "per Prinz Sigismund", excellent message in French, intact; 3) 5pf from Simpsonhafen with private arrival handstamp on the face; 4) 10pf+10pf from Berlinhafen, intact; and 5) Divided Face 5pf from Rabaul; generally very fine. (Qty 5)
1903 missionary's cover to Germany with 10pf tied by a largely fine to very fine strike of the rare 'KAISERL.DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/NEU-/GUINEA-/ZWEIGLINIE/(SINGAPORE)/4 3/03 - a ' cds, 'NEUENDETTELSAU' arrival b/s, minor peripheral aging.
SAMOA POSTAL HISTORY
1901 commercial cover to London with German Yachts 20pf pair tied by Apia cds, red/black registration label, Liverpool transit & London arrival unusually both on the face, light vertical fold & minor blemishes. Very attractive.