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Germany to Manchukuo

Lots 484-493 Lots 494-503 Lots 504-513 Lots 514-517

Lot 484    

Germany, 1944, 12+8 (pf) Heinrich Himmler forgery, o.g., lightly hinged, F.-V.F.
Michel Nos. 32A    €500 ($560).

In December 1944, the British produced this propaganda forgery depicting Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer of the SS, placing shackles on a German civilian. The stamp design is based on the 1944 German issue commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch. It was printed in sheets of 20.

Realized: $250

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Lot 485    

Germany, 1943, 6(pf) Heinrich Himmler forgery, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine and rare.
Michel Nos. 28I    €2,400 ($2,710).

In 1942-43, the British created this propaganda forgery depicting Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer of the SS. The stamp design is an imitation of the German Hitler definitives from 1941-44, specifically MiNr. 785.

Two major varieties exist. The first printing (28 II) from December 1942 has narrow lines, poor shading, white splotches on the face, and overall poor quality in the design. The April/May 1943 printing (28 I) has wider lines, and overall a much better, more attractive design. It is also much rarer.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 486    

Germany, 1930 IPOSTA souvenir sheet, o.g., never hinged, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine. Scott Nos. B33 $1,200.
Michel Nos. Block 1    €1,600 ($1,810).

Realized: $350

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Lot 487    

Germany, Airmail, 1930, 2m So. America Flight Zeppelin, horizontal pair, 1930 (18-25 May), Europe Pan-America Flight, Friedrichshafen - Rio de Janeiro (Michel 64f), tied by a Friedrichshafen cds on a 4c Colombian entire uprated with 34c additional postage tied by Barranquilla SCADTA cds's, Rio & Barranquilla backstamps, Very Fine. Michel Nos. 438 €1,025 ($1,160).
Scott Nos. C38    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 488    

Germany, Airmail, 1933, 1m-4m Chicago Flight Zeppelins complete, o.g., rich colors, 1m with filled hinged thin not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Fine; with 2015 Sismondo certificate. Michel Nos. 496-498.
Scott Nos. C43-C45    $900.

Realized: $190

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Lot 489    

Germany, Airmail, 1933, 1m Chicago Flight Zeppelin, 14 Oct-2 Nov Chicago Flight Roundtrip via Rio de Janeiro & Akron (Michel 347B, 352A, 355Cc), on large cover franked with postage of Germany, Brazil & U.S.; Friedrichshafen - Pernambuco leg with connecting flight cachet and and a Pernambuco backstamp; the Rio - Akron leg with the Brazilian flight cachet and Akron backstamp; the Akron - Friedrichshafen leg with a block of 3 U.S. 50¢ Zeppelins (C18), the Akron flight cachet and a green Friedrichshafen backstamp; addressed to Wageningen, Holland and backstamped there 6 Nov; folded twice vertically between the three panels, Very Fine, a unique cover, ex-Belinkoff. Sieger Nos. 238E, 239A, 243D.
Scott Nos. C43    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $850

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Lot 490 ()   

Germany, 1910-12 German South Polar Expedition, "Deutsche Sudpolar Expedition" red vignette label, bottom margin block of 4, no gum, Very Fine, one of three known multiples of this rare label are known to us.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $220

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Lot 491    

WWI Occupation of Sosnowice, 1916, Coat of Arms (3k) red lilac, complete sheet of 42, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, F.-V.F., an extremely rare sheet, Barefoot & Hall Poland 1918 Locals (page 32) notes that only a few full sheets survived intact.
Michel Nos. 5    €4,200 for tête-bêche pairs ($4,750).

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 492 o   

World War II Feldpost, Inselpost Rhodes, 1944 5c Weihnacten overprint, type IV, feldpost circular date stamp cancel, Very Fine and scarce, certificate states cancel is favor, which is not the case as this issue is known used on cards with this feldpost postmark; with 2021 A.P.S. certificate.
Michel Nos. 12IV    €1,000 ($1,130).

Realized: $270

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Lot 493    

Saar, 1948 Flood Relief Sheet, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Michel Nos. Block 2 €600 ($680).
Scott Nos. CB1a    $800.

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