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German Area & Gibraltar

Lots 2424-2433 Lots 2434-2443 Lots 2444-2453 Lots 2454-2455

Lot 2424

German Area, German Ephemera Collection, on pages in Linder album; with a collection of return letter labels, early to later issues from a variety of towns, including full sheets, various types noted, tokens and Notegeld, inflationary currency, stock coupons, etc.; unusual group, worth a look.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $625

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Lot 2425 /o   

German Area, Germany and States Collection, extensive "Old School" collection in Scott album + extra specialized areas; States alone Scott $20,000-25,000.; pretty nice condition, includes Bavaria #1, etc; Germany not missing a whole lot from 1872-1957 including both 5m from 1900, 1920 1 1/4 Quatrefoils, all souvenir sheets mint, Zeppelins mint, etc.; also includes very early used booklet panes (very rare!); overall especially nice condition.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

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Realized: $6,500

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Lot 2426 /o/   

German Area, Germany Balance, mix of material in large box; includes Bavaria stock, perfin collection and other German States including some on cover items, stockbook of Heligoland with some better genuine high values, Thurn & Taxis shield essays, Zepp sets, study of the 1875-90 2m high value, scarce Bergedorf essay, etc.; worth careful inspection.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $750

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Lot 2427 /o   

German Area, Collection, 1850-1930's, various areas on album pages; includes States including Prussia, Saxony, Wurttemberg, Danzig near complete missing only a handful of key items, Marienwerder, Memel with occupationals including the better surcharges (signed Friedl), Saar with complete semi-postals, Schleswig & Silesia issues; with condition above the norm throughout.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $1,300

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Lot 2428 /o   

German Area, Collection, 1872-1971, mint and used collection of a couple thousand stamps in mounts on quad pages in a Scott album, 19th and early 20th Century mostly used; begins with Empire through Germania, Reich issues, used Officials, WWII occupations, post-war mix of mint and used mint, some currency reform and DDR mint and used; please inspect.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $160

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Lot 2429 /o   

German Area, Germany Occupation and Colonies Collection, extensive "Old School" collection in Scott album; tremendous completeness with numerous better items (mostly signed if necessary!); Yacht issuing countries alone Scott nearly $16,000; condition is far above normal and inspection will be well-rewarded.
Estimate    $4,000 - 6,000.

Realized: $4,250

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Lot 2430 /o   

German Area, Group, of mostly mint sets and singles on stockcards; includes good Inselpost issues, propaganda issues and array of 1940's local issues; a nice specialist group, worth review.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $425

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Lot 2431

German States, Forgery Collection, remarkable 5 volume collection of many thousands housed on stockpages in Linder albums, with material from stocks and collections including L. Razatz, F. Billig, John N. Luff, Y. Sperati, C. Kane, Dr. Bohne and K. Lowy among others, with much identified by GPS numbers in page margins; Baden with nice section of Numeral and Coat of Arms issues as well the rural postage dues, couple Sperati 18kr Arms issues with different cancels, Fournier Arms issues and a complete page from album, Bavaria starting with a comprehensive study of the 1849 1kr first issue including Sperati (3) with different numeral cancels, Spiro and many others, later issues including back-of-the-book, reprints, telegraph sheets, "essays", etc., Bergedorf with original ½s proof from the position used to create the Sperati reproduction (ex-Salm) followed by a signed Sperati proof sheet of the same, extensive study other forgeries including partial ½s and full 1½s Fohl sheets as well as other Fohl blocks, forged cancels, etc., Bremen extensive with page of 9 Sperati items including types of the 5sgr green issue and signed proof, Fournier pages, etc., Brunswick with a run of horse issue Fournier sheets as well as other forgeries including 2s & 3s Sperati forgeries (with certs), Hamburg with Fournier and Spiro sheets, extensive private reprint study of the 2nd & 3rd issues with a myriad of shades (much ex-Walske), interesting section of postal stationery with indicia multiples (ex-Luff), Fournier album pages, etc., Hannover well represented with set of Fournier Coat of Arms issues sheets, Crown and Numeral issue including Goldner sheet, KGV issues with various sheets and numerous forgery types, Sperati Crown & Horn and KGV issues (9 items), etc., Heligoland with forgery types as well as reprints with an array of cancels, stationery, etc., Lubeck with Spiro sheets (ex-Kane), Fohl/Fournier sheets, etc., nice Mecklenburg-Schwerin with many interesting forgeries including three Sperati, Oldenburg highlighted by "complete" section of Sperati issues followed by a comprehensive array of others, Saxony with a wonderful section on the 3pf first issue including Sperati proof, unused and three used with different cancels, interesting later issues, Schleswig-Holstein with Fournier pages, Thurn & Taxis, Wurttemberg with Sperati proof items and 18kr repro., NGU items, etc.; a truly wonderful assembly of material.
Estimate    $10,000 - 15,000.

Realized: $7,250

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Lot 2432 /o   

German States, Stock, substantial holding of mostly used issues on stockpages in 9 albums and stockbooks; mostly more common issues including Baden first and second issues in quantities, similar Bavaria early numerals with a few high values, with later issues in quantities/sets, useful Brunswick and Hamburg, little Oldenburg and and Prussia including a section of target numeral cancels on first issues, later Saxony and well represented Thurn & Taxis in modest to heavy quantities, includes some tax issues, etc.; interesting holding with much material and postmark interest, worth review.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $750

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Lot 2433

German States, Peter Winter German States Forgery Collection, approximately 450 items arranged on stockpages in Linder album; extensive showing of Winter creations starting with Baden 1851 9kr deep rose gutter pairs including various cancels and the 9kr blue error including on fronts, 1860 9kr rose including in sheet with Moldavia issue, Bavaria 1849 1kr sheet and strips on fronts, later high values in block with various cancels, etc., Brunswick with multiples on fronts including bisect, Bremen issues with various issues on fronts, Hannover 1863 3pf green with various cancels and on fronts, nice showing of various Lubeck issues unused, used and multiples including usages, similar Oldenburg including large blocks and combination frankings, Saxony focusing on 1850 3pf first issue including sheets from different designs/printings, cancel "study", combination frankings on fronts and essay designs, Wurttemberg with bisect usages, 1873 70kr including full sheet with imprint and registered usages, etc.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

Peter Winter of Bremen apparently began offering forgeries sometime in the early 1980's. By 1985 he had arranged to launch a major marketing scheme. A catalog was issued under the name ProPhilForum picturing and pricing forgeries of many classic stamps, about 185 different in total with an addition of 31 cover fronts. The forgeries themselves were produced by an art printer in Germany. Mostly they were photolithographs, but a few were engraved. After filed complaints from the philatelic community, leading to the near shut down of Winter's operation, he arranged with Silke Kratel in Geneva to handle his forgeries through the newly created House of Stamps. After a year or so the House of Stamps was shut down by Swiss postal authorities in response to complaints.

Realized: $2,100

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