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Displaying 20 Lots in Category - Germany
C of A - Postal History
1912usages of Fullface 1d Letter Cards 'MOSMAN BAY...' (Ferry in Mid-Distance) & 'LOG TRAIN...' both uprated with South Australian ½d & 1d, the first is superb but philatelic.
No longer available
1914 commercial covers from Germany 1) of 20.7.1914 with 'HANNOVER-BOXTEL/BAHNPOST' d/s, Sydney arrival b/s of AU24-1914; 2) & 3) of 24.7.1914 & 25.7.1914 both with 'HE' perfin & 'HANNOVER-/LINDEN 1' cds, Sydney arrival b/s of AU24-1914 & AU31-1914; all with makeshift censor label & 'OPENED BY CENSOR' h/s in blue, minor blemishes. [Australia declared war on Germany 4.8.1914 by which time these covers were in transit. If posted even a week later they would probably have been intercepted & detained in London]
C of A - Military - World War I
WORLD WAR II:Inwards mail to Murchison POW Camp from Germany or Italy a few with Middle East censorship all with 'POW CAMP/MURCHISON' x5 or 'POW/MURCHISON' cachet x4 (two variants), mostly by air, four with the original letters, condition variable.
(Qty 9 + letters)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1890usage of 1888 Jubilee 2d blue postal card inscribed 'For UNITED KINGDOM &c/by the long Sea Route' to Germany with message headed on board "SMS Sophia, Jervis Bay", 1d Centennial added tied by Rays '357' and small part 'TOMERONG' cds alongside, taxed with Sydney 'T' inverted triangle cachet, Bavarian 'KB BAHNPOST' TPO d/s on face, on arrival rated "3d/80" [pfennig] postage due, a few edge faults and aging marks. [The pre-UPU 6d Europe ship letter rate should have been paid as the 2d and 3d treaty postcard rates applied only to items sent to the UK]
1891Centennial 1d violet Waratah Postal Card to Germany with 1d Centennial tied by 'THE EXCHANGE' duplex cancel, taxed with Sydney 'T' inverted triangle cachet, Bavarian 'KB BAHNPOST' TPO d/s on face, rated "4d/80" [pfennig] postage due in blue pencil on arrival. [The pre-UPU Europe 6d ship letter rate should have been paid as the 2d treaty postcard rate applied only to the United Kingdom]
VICTORIA - Postal History
1891cover to Germany endorsed "per SS Lusitania/via Naples" with 1d brown x3 tied Melbourne 'FE10/91' duplex cancels under-paying pre-UPU 6d foreign rate, taxed with Melbourne 'T ("3d")' oval cachet for single deficiency only, Bavarian 'K.B. BAHNPOST' TPO and Berlin '16.3.91' arrival b/s, rated "80" (pfennig) postage due in blue pencil, couple of minor blemishes.
In January 1891 the Victorian Postmaster-General announced a reduction in the ship-letter rate to Europe from 6d to 2½d per ½oz in anticipation of the Colony joining the UPU. However, Victoria's entry into the UPU and the concomitant rate reduction was delayed until October. In order to ameliorate the effects of the erroneous announcement, only single deficiency was charged on underpaid items, the 'fine' element of double deficiency being waived. [Torsten had his thesaurus out for this one!]
Better European issuescomprising Austria 1948-51 Costumes, 1950-53 Birds & 1951 Reconstruction; Germany Allied Occupation Wurrtemburg Red Cross M/S (no gum, as issued), Soviet Zone National Theatre M/S & Goethe M/S (the stamp unmounted); and Switzerland 1948 IMABA M/S #2 5 10 (yellowed) & 14; unmounted, Cat €1500+.
(Qty 49 + 7 M/Ss)
Worldwide accumulation in numerous albums including 1880s Lincoln, noted Australian Colonies with some Revenues & Railway Stamps, Canada, Chile with 1850s imperfs selection, China with some PRC, Denmark, Falkland Islands Dependencies with KGVI overprints, Map varieties and QEII 1954 Pictorials set *, Germany with 1870s Eagles range, Hong Kong, etc, then large box of leaves & loose unsorted, possible postmark interest, condition quite mixed but inspection will reward.
Mostly 20th Century covers accumulation including WWI, Inflation period, a few Zeppelin, DOX & Catapult items, lots of Third Reich with 1938 two large registered covers airmail to Australia each with 5mk Cathedral x2 and 3m Zeppelin (one with Sydney 'OFFICAILLY SEALED' labels) plus a group of Sudetenland covers, 1944 POW postcard airmail to New Zealand with 40pf Hitler, other WWII military, censor & POW mail plus a few documents, quantity of post-war Allied Occupation covers, early West & East Germany and Berlin, then later including airmails to Australia up to modern with registered, taxed, stationery, postcards, etc, condition mixed but many fine.
1941airmail cover to Jewish refugee "Bruno Rachmann, 818/56 Tongshan Road, Shanghai" - inside the Jewish Ghetto - from his relative "Adolf Israel Rachmann" with Hitler 5pf and 60pf tied 'BERLIN-HALENSEE 2/11.9.41' cds, censored locally and sent to Lisbon for carriage by PanAm Atlantic and Pacific Clipper services via USA, censored with Hong Kong label and scarce 'AIR TRANSIT/8' cachet in turquoise on the back, Shanghai arrival b/s, minor edge faults and aging marks. [German Jews were forced to adopt the middle name 'Israel' or 'Sarah' as identification. The airmail service from Germany to China via the USA & Hong Kong was suspended on 8.12.1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America's subsequent entry into WWII]
ALLIED OCCUPATION:1949 Hannover Trade Fair M/S Mi Block 1, Exportmesse cds, Cat €350. Hans-Dieter Schlegel Certificate (2012).
WEST GERMANY:Selection comprising 1949 & 1953 Charities, 1949 Stamp Centenary marginal blocks of 4, Berlin Bells with Clapper to Left 40pf x4, and Saar 1932 Airs & 1935 Air Overprints, unmounted, Cat €945+.
New Guinea GRIs x4 mint, Marshalls 2mk & 3mk on pieces plus Wmk 5mk mint, Samoa 1mk & 3mk on pieces, Cat £875.
1897 Dutch Indies 7½c Postal Card endorsed "Batavia 28-2-1897/Am Bord von Siang Ann" to Austria with 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/NEU-/GUINEA/ZWEIGLINIE/ b ' cds, Singapore transit & Graz arrival d/s.
"Missing, Captured, Killed!: Visions & Victims of Mussolini's Wars" attractively presented five-frame Open Class exhibit on double-size pages chronicling the rise & demise of Benito Mussolini. All sorts of interesting material from propaganda PPCs & Postal Cards including laying claim to Malta, to a complete newspaper re the Sinking of the 'Arandora Star'. Also Occupation stamps, 1935 registered cover to Mussolini, POW mail from Italians in North Africa, Camps in East Africa & Australia, Red Cross & Vatican Information Office covers & forms, German FPOs in Italy & mourning cards for German soldiers killed in Italy, undeliverable mail, etc etc etc. Plus an array of back-up material, also some pre-1922 & post-1945 mail.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop this from a necessarily superficial 5-frame study into a more well-rounded 8-frame exhibit. It's a great story that deserves further endeavour.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
Oddments with German stamps cancelled with cds of Finschhafen, Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen, Herbertshöhe or Stephansort (2mk), Overprints mint plus 25pf shade & used plus 3pf shade, Ships set mint, three blue/white seals, Lost Colonies label x2 (one 'used'), Rabaul registration label with 'GRI/3d' Overprint (stained), four unused PPCs and German-period map of GNG from an atlas, condition variable.
1888Neu Guinea Compagnie 2mk Lion red & black/blue-grey 'Packetadresse/Parcel Address' card, unused. Superb!: the finest example we have seen.
1899(Dec 25) commercial usage to Schleswig of Queensland 1d Postal Card ('Arrowroot Field...') with the message headed "Bismarck Archipel/25XII99", ½d stamp removed & replaced at upper-left with German 5pf Mi M46c tied by one of two strikes of the 'KAIS DEUTSCHE/MARINE/SCHIFFSPOST/No 7' cds used aboard SMS 'Möwe', 'BRUNSBUTTELER-/HAFEN' arrival cds on the face, rather aged & spotty still an extraordinary & very rare usage. [Illustrated in 'Papua New Guinea Calling' (Dec 2015)]
1901 Yachts1mk ('KIETA' cds), 2mk ('FINSCHHAFEN'), 3mk & 5mk (both 'HERBERTSHOHE') on separate pieces, Cat £1020. Michael Jaschke-Lantelme Certificate (2017) for the 5mk.
1794mercantile entire headed "Hamburgh the 22 July 1794" addressed to "Porto Orotava/Teneriffe" & endorsed "Por Cadiz", carried via London where 'P'-in-circle h/s applied at the Foreign Office, 'ESPANA' in red & 'PORTUGAL' straight-line handstamps applied in Spain, rated "10" (reales) due on arrival, a bit stained. [See 'Postal History Society Journal' (Dec 2006) where stated to be the only recorded example of the 'P'-in-circle h/s on mail to Portugal]