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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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German Area & Gibraltar

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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