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Displaying 1 - 20 of 29 Lots in Category - German Colonies
Pacifics oddments with NWPI 1918 Surcharges used, Papua postmarks including 'CAPE NELSON NED', part-'[KO]KODA/[BRITISH NEW GUIN]EA' & unframed oval 'LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER', various German Colonies Yachts to 3mk mint & to 1mk used, generally fine to very fine.
KENYA UGANDA & TANGANYIKA - MAFIA ISLAND: 1915 (Jan) 'G.R./MAFIA' Handstamp in Reddish Violet on 4h green & 7½h carmine SG M2C & 3C (Michel 2b & 3b) marginal example from the base of the sheet, unmounted, Cat £425 (mounted) or €1400 (unmounted). Separate Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2000).
Useful selection including Carolines 2mk used; New Guinea Yachts mint; SWA Overprints mint & used plus extra shades, Yachts 1901 to 5mk used & 1906 Wmk to 5mk used, etc, generally fine to very fine, Cat €2500+; also a few very fine unused Postal Cards.
1901 Yacht sets from Cameroun, Carolines, East Africa plus 1905 set & Shulke u Mayr Perf 10¾ reprints (superb **), Kiautschou, Marianas, Marshalls (2 sets), New Guinea, Samoa and SWA plus Wmk set, and a few others, generally very fine; also Lost Colonies & Territories labels x18 different plus 17 duplicates, condition variable; Cat €4000+ plus the labels.
POST OFFICES IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: 1902-04 Seriffed Surcharges 5pt on 1mk, 10pt on 2mk (a little aged) & 25pt on 5mk Mi #20 21 & 23, and 1905 Gothic Surcharges 10pa on 5pf to 25pt on 5mk Mi #24-35, Cat €900.
GERMAN EAST AFRICA: 1892 Shulke u Mayr Perf 10¾ reprints 5c to $1 complete, U/L corner examples, unmounted, Cat €300. Superb!
KIAUTSCHOU: 1901 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi 5-17 overprinted 'Specimen', small Bothe guarantee handstamps, Cat €1300. Hans Bothe Certificate (1983).
KIAUTSCHOU: 1901 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi 5-17 overprinted 'Specimen', small Bothe guarantee handstamps, unmounted, Cat €2600.
MARIANAS: 1901 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi 7-19 overprinted 'Specimen', some minor aging, small guarantee handstamps, unmounted, Cat €1040. Peter Provinsky Certificate (2007).
NEW GUINEA: 1901 Yachts 20pf to 1mk plus 3mk & 5mk all with 'Specimen' overprint with Ceremuga Certificate; Marshalls Ships set (25pf defective); & Australian 1d Roo perf 'OS' tied to piece by 2-line Rabaul cancel on First Day of Use, Cat €900 plus the Rabaul piece. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2004) for the Yachts. [Acquired at the Prestige sale of 12.6.2010 for $728]
NEW GUINEA: 1888 Neu Guinea Compagnie 2mk Lion red & black/blue-grey 'Packetadresse/Parcel Address' card, unused. Superb!: the equal of the example sold at our auction of 1.9.2018 for $749.
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NEW GUINEA: 1901 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi #7-19 each with 'ULTRAMAR' handstamp in blue, the 10pf with a fault at the base, no gum & a bit aged. Rare. Ex Portuguese Colonial Archives.
NEW GUINEA: NEW GUINEA: 1914 Deutsch-Englische Luftschiff-Expedition 2pf ultramarine and 1mk black blue & red, no gum. Unissued because of the outbreak of World War I.
SOUTH WEST AFRICA: 1901 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi #11-23 overprinted 'Specimen', some minor aging, Cat €1300.
SOUTH WEST AFRICA: 1901 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi #11-23 each with 'ULTRAMAR' handstamp in blue, no gum but unusually fine for this type of material. Rare. Ex Portuguese Colonies Archives.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
1888 Neu Guinea Compagnie 2mk Lion red & black/blue-grey 'Packetadresse/Parcel Address' card, unused. Superb! [An equally fine example sold at our auction of 1.9.2018 for $728]
1900 Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi 7-19 complete, each with 'RABAUL' cds, Cat €1000.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
1889 (Oct 7) cover from Wurttemberg with 10pf pair tied by 'URACH' cds to "Finschhafen/Kaiser Wilhelmsland/Neu Guinea" & endorsed "Via Genoa", 'GENOA' & 'SOERABAJA' transit backstamps, surprisingly fine for such an early inwards item. Ex Fred Pearson & Michael Courtis: sold at our auction of 19.6.2015 for $2340. [The first postal agency in German New Guinea opened at Finschhafen 15.2.1888, and closed 19.3.1891. This is one of the earliest inwards items to New Guinea that we have seen. [The addressee, Dr Carl Weinland was Medical Officer with the Neu-Guinea Compagnie]
1889 (Dec 28) inwards cover to Dr Weinland at "Stefansort" (sic) with Wurttemberg 10pf x2 tied by 'REUTLINGEN' cds, largely very fine 'FINSCHHAFEN/24 4/90' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [Dr Carl Weinland died of malaria at Finschhafen in March 1891]
1898 cover to Germany with 20pf pair tied by two fair to fine strikes of the 'MATUPI' cds, imperforate registration label (Einfeldt Type 1), 'FREIBURG' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Ex Michael Courtis.