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Displaying 17 Lots in Category - Germany
GERMANY: Collection with many better items including Prussia 1544 Groschen, 1800s Pfennigs, Silber Groschen and Thaler including 1861A Coronation x2, 1866 & 1868 VF/EF, 3M Commems with 1910A Berlin University Proof, 1911A Breslau University, 1913 Napolean and Wilhelm II Karl Goetz Pattern, 1888A 5M EF; Saxony 1859F 2 Thaler (3½ Guilder) aUnc, 1872B Wedding, 1908 3M Proof, 1909 5M Leipzig University; Weimar Republic 1925A 3M Proof; also German East Africa 1890 2 Rupie Unc; WWI Military Coinage 1916J 3Kopek & POW 10pfg; plus Hindenburg Medallions x4.
GERMANY: Satirical bronze medallion by Karl Goetz 59mm 61.1g, with German sailor kicking Kaiser Wilhelm across the Dutch border on the obverse and oak tree stripped of leaves, two blowing storm clouds with date 9.NOVEMBER/1918 on the reverse, aUnc.
GERMANY: 1928 Medallic 20 Mark Hindenburg Proof KM X#3.
GERMANY: 1919 Notgeld x4, 1945 5m Pick #13e F, then 1980s 5m to 100m #41a, condition varied.
Eastern Europe in two large cartons containing mostly mint in stockbooks, strength in Poland, Russia and East Germany, etc, also a couple of new un-opened stockbooks, Heavy.
MIscellany in carton with strength in German material including an album of PPCs & scenic Postal Cards, a packet of banknotes including inflation issues, postal history including Third Reich covers etc, also a sheet album with low value sheets from Spain Saar & Vatican etc, and a folio of share scrip including some beautiful engraved types.
MISCELLANEOUS - STAMP BOXES
WURRTEMBURG METALWARE FACTORY (GERMANY): c.1920s Art Nouveau desk box 13½x7½x4cm with four compartments & markings, minor tarnishing & pitting.
C of A - Postal History
1935 commercial airmail cover to Germany with scarce franking of Silver Jubilee 2/- violet + ANZAC 2d tied by 'LATE FEE/7MY35/MELBOURNE VIC' cds, Athens transit b/s, minor postal ink marks at the top. The rate was 2/1d for all-the-way airmail + 1d late fee.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1860 stampless cover from Germany with boxed 'STEINAU AO/REG BEZ BRESLAU/29 12*3-4' datestamp, London transit cds of JA2/61 & large 'P.'-in-circle h/s both in red, superb Adelaide cds of MR16/1861 on the face & 'GREENOCK/=SOUTH-AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s (rated RRRRR; LRD), flap missing & rather soiled.
No longer available
VICTORIA - Postal History
Covers & postal stationery including two very scruffy Half-Length covers to Wales, 1866 stampless entire from Prussia with Anglo-French Postal Convention h/s & '("1/8")/MORE TO PAY' h/s applied on arrival at Melbourne, some postmark interest especially in the Melbourne duplexes, etc, condition rather mixed.
(Qty 60 approx)
1856 cover with Medallions 10c sepia pair (margins just touching - at lower-left - to large) tied by largely fine '73' cancels, to Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) with 'LIEGE' cds & boxed 'PD' h/s both in red, 'EST No 5' (TPO?) transit b/s, German exchange office cds on the face & 'AUSG' transit b/s; and 1865 small cover to Brussells with 20c tied by very fine '217' in diamond-of-dots cancel of 'ST LOSSE-TEN-NOODE' (largely superb b/s), 'LIEGE' transit on the face & 'BRUXELLES' arrival b/s. Nice duo.
MARSHALL ISLANDS: 1907 philatelic cover to Saxony with a superb 5mk Yacht Mi 25 (Cat €900 on a philatelic cover) tied by two very fine strikes of the 'JALUIT' cds, manuscript "R No 831 d", superb 'MEERANE' arrival b/s. Ronald Steuer Certificate (2005).
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
1889 (Nov 19) cover to "Stephansort/Deutsch-Neuguinea" with Wurrtemburg 10pf pair tied by 'HALL/In WURTTMBG' cds, transit b/s of 'MUENCHEN II', Italian 'GENOVA/21/11-89/(FERROVIA)', Austrian Italy 'F.P.A. No 29/22/11/89', Italian 'AMBTE PONTE BR--- BOLOGNA/22/NOV/89/(No 2)' & faint 'BRINDISI', then 'COOKTOWN/DE23/89/ QUEENSLAND', 'BATAVIA/11/1/1890' & 'SOERABAJA/15/1/1890' and 'FINSCHHAFEN/28 4/90' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. A very early inwards cover.
The order of the transits is our "best guess". It appears that the cover went SW from Munich (missent ?) to Genoa, then basically east by train through Lombardy - under Austrian control - then back into the Italian system by train to Bologna & on to Brindisi. It is unclear where "Australia" was added to the address. The endorsement at left seems to read "Oder/Finsch Hafen", which makes sense by reference to the Finschhafen b/s but it would be quite perverse for the Germans to address a letter to one of their Colonies via a British Colony. The next odd element is that, having got to Cooktown, it didn't go north to New Guinea. Instead it went all the way back to Java. Surely before arriving in Australia, the letter had transitted Singapore &/or Batavia or Soerabaja. From there, even at this early stage, surely it could have been put on a German ship to New Guinea. It may be that it was mis-directed at least twice & possibly thrice. Whatever the case, it's an absolutely fascinating item of postal history.
1914 plain postcard with 'FELD.../nur für die Wehrabteilung und/für die Expeditionstruppe' handstamp & fine strike of the Rabaul mailbag seal both in violet, minor blemishes on the back, unused. Ceremuga Certificate (2012) that states "Very rare". [When War was declared, no suitable military stationery was available so this provisional expedient was resorted to. Tim Rybak's similar card sold at the Prestige auction of 26/4/2008 for $604]
PARCEL CARD: Neu-Guinea Compagnie 2mk Lion 'Packetadresse.' Card, unused.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
POSTAL HISTORY: 1959 commercial airmail cover to Germany with scarce franking of 3½d black Headdress x2 & 7d Plymill x3 tied by 'RABAUL' cds, minor blemishes. The rate was 2/3d so the cover was overpaid 1d.
WORLD WAR I PRISONERS OF WAR MAIL: 1918 stampless cover to Germany with 'CONCENTRATION CAMP. SIAM/PRISONER OF WAR LETTER' h/s & Commandant's Siamese-language datestamp both in dull violet, transit cds of Bangkok 1 (on the face) & Bangkok 2 (on the reverse), minor soiling.