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Displaying 1 - 20 of 24 Lots in Category - German Colonies
Worldwide accumulation mostly pre-WWII on pages, in ancient Schwanenberger album and loose with 'little gems' such as Germany 1872 Arms ¼gr violet mint with original gum & 1933 Wagner set used, States, Danzig & Occupation issues, Netherlands 'International Court' overprints complete used & 1940 set x2 mint (some minor toning), USA with Columbus 15c fine used, also more modern noted Great Britain 1951 Festival set mint, plus a little postal history mostly German with 1920 Silesian Plebiscite values to 1 Mark on registered cover, 1930s Zeppelin flights x3, also China 1914 Kiautschou 2pf Yachts x2 tied 'TSINGTAU' cds, condition variable but many fine.
GERMAN PERIOD: 1901 Marshall Islands Yachts 3pf to 5mk Mi 13-25 plus duplicates to 50pf, all with 'NAURU' cds, the High Values datestamped twice as required by the Regulations, Cat €1300+.
GERMAN PERIOD: 1901 Marshall Islands Yachts 1mk on piece, 2mk & 5mk Mi 22 23 & 25 each with 'NAURU' cds struck twice as required on the High Values, Cat €840. Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2002) for the 2mk & 5mk.
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea
Steel mailbag seal inscribed 'KAISERLICH-DEUTSCHE POST/[crown]/KAEWIENG/ (DEUTSCHE-/NEU GUINEA)/[posthorn]', the steel a little rusty & the top of the wooden handle broken-off but still quite serviceable. An extremely desirable artefact. [A similar non-postal brass seal for the Government Station at Stephansort sold at our auction of 29.6.2016 for $1860]
Brass (?) seal inscribed 'KAISERLICHES GOUVERNEMENTS HAUPTKASSE/[eagle]/RABAUL' (= Treasury) with the manufacturer's name 'THEODOR KAISER/BERLIN SW12' inscribed on brass pin at top of the wooden handle. Another rare artefact. [The eagle is a lovely example of the die-sinker's art]
1889 commercial cover to Germany with German 20pf x2 tied by two fine strikes of the 'FINSCHHAFEN/15 4/89' cds, 'TRIER/1 6/89' arrival b/s, a little aged with minor toning around the stamps & a few small repaired peripheral tears. [The sender was Neu-Guinea Compagnie employee Eugen Dollman, to his father. Dollman arrived in August 1888 & died at Finschhafen in October 1891]
No longer available
1904 usage of PPC ("Landschaft bei Nusa") with the message headed "SS Gotha" (?), to NSW with 5pf only tied by 'MATUPI' cds, rare 'T.'-in-octagon h/s over mss "6¼cts", CofA Filled Tablet 1d Postage Due with blue cross cancel.
INWARDS MAIL: 1890 Bavarian 10pf Postal Card to Stephansort, 1897 triple-rate cover from NSW, 1905 uprated Russian Postal Card to "Sattelberg/bei Finschhafen", 1906 re-use of German 2pf+3pf Postal Card with 5pf Yacht added, 1908 uprated Austrian Postal Card, 1910 PPC from Japan, and three others, condition variable.
INWARDS MAIL: usage of Hong Kong '4 CENTS' on 3c Postal Card (reply half) to the ship's doctor aboard SMS "Möwe" c/- the German Consulate at Matupi with superb 'AMOY/ A /FE20/00' cds & Hong Kong transit cds, apparently missent to Sydney where endorsed in red "Matupi/New Britain", full message headed "Amoy ab SMS Irene 12 II 00", some soiling & repaired tear at right. Ex Murray Collins: sold for $935 at the Macray Watson sale of 31/3/1998.
NEW GUINEA - "G.R.I." Overprints
Deutsch Neu-Guinea 6mm Spacing '1d.' on 5pf with Short '1' SG 2b (a bit aged, Ceremuga Certificate) & '2½d.' on 10pf (very fine, unmounted), 5mm Spacing '3d.' on 25pf x2 (one with hinge remainder; the other with a rounded corner) & '5d.' on 50pf (short perfs), Cat £1150.
1914-15 6mm Spacing '1d.' on 5pf, '2½d.' on 10pf, '2½d.' on 20pf (unmounted) & '3d.' on 30pf SG 2 5 6 & 8, lightly mounted, Cat £750+.
1915 'G.R.I./3d.' on German Registration Labels selection comprising 'Rabaul/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' SG 33 x3, 'Herbertshohe/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' SG 36, 'Manus/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' SG 39, Seriffed Town Name 'Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen/(Deutsch-Neuguinea)' SG 41 & 'Kawieng/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' SG 42 x7, condition rather mixed, a few with part-o.g., Cat £3400+. Unusual opportunity.
1915 'G.R.I./3d.' on German Registration Labels 'Manus/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' SG 39 Setting C [2, light crease, large-part o.g.], [3, faults], [4, a few short perfs, large-part o.g.] & [5, large-part o.g.], Cat £1300.
1915 'G.R.I./3d.' on German Registration Labels Seriffed Town Name 'Kawieng/(Deutsch Neuguinea)' SG 42 Setting A [1, short perfs at left), , [4, short perfs at top] & [5, large-part o.g.] and Setting B , Cat £1250.
1914 Overprints on Marshall Islands selection comprising '1d.' on 5pf x3 (one with '1' & 'd' Wider Spaced SG 51e, ink mark on the face, Ceremuga Certificate), Second Setting '2d.' on 10pf pair  & block of 5 [9-10], and '2d.' on 20pf x12 (all plated), condition a bit variable, Cat £900+.
1914 Overprints on Marshall Islands '1d.' on 3pf brown with Flat Top on '1' SG 50c being all units in the first & second columns of an upper-left corner block of 15 (3x5) with Plate Number '1', variable centring, unmounted, Cat £2350++ (mounted). An exceptional specialist piece.
1914 Overprints on Marshall Islands '4d.' on 40pf & '5d.' on 50pf SG 56 & 57, unmounted, Cat £470+ (mounted).
1914 Overprints on Marshall Islands '8d.' on 80pf SG 58 block of 4 (Setting 2; Positions 1 & 2, split vertically & skilfully rejoined with hinge reinforcement), Cat £1900+. A very scarce multiple. Brun/Shanahan (1957) & Holcombe (1995) Certificates.
1915 (Jan) Additional Surcharge '1' on '2d.' on 10pf red SG 63, mint & with light oval Rabaul d/s, Cat £475.
1915 (Jan) Additional Surcharge '1' on '2d.' on 10pf SG 63 horizontal strip of 3, the second unit with slight Misplacement of '1' to Left, excellent centring, minor perf reinforcing, Cat £600++. Jurgen Kilian (1985) & RPSofL (1986) Certificates.