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Auction Galleries Hamburg vormals Schwanke GmbH Sale - 6

Worldwide Public Auction - December 1-2, 2017

Welcome to our 6th International Auction offering more than 4400 lots of which are nearly 1500 collections and lots. . We specialize in the field of German and International postal history, classic collectables and - outstanding in Germany - philatelic literature. Some Highlighted Areas:
  • Russia: A very specialized collection of Russia and Soviet Union forms one of the highlights of our 6th auction. The collection is split up into several single lots. Let us have a look on some of the most important items.
    • The first souvenir sheet of the Soviet Union appeared in 1937 to honor the poet Puschkin. Only 3.000 were made on ordinary paper. The item offered here comes in unmounted mint condition.
    • Another very scarce souvenir sheet is the 1949 "Lenin mausoleum“ sheet which was issued in a perforated and in an imperforate version.
    • Imperforate version of the 1930 Zeppelin issue. The set offered comes in unmounted mint condition.
    • Russian Far East Territories overprints.
    • Special overprint on the regular Isvestija commemorative stamp. As the addressee had moved the letter was re-addressed which is documented by several cancellations and thus we have in our hands an item "full of character“.
  • Europe
    • A very fine cover bearing GREAT BRITAIN 1856 6d embossed goes to the isle of Mallorca
    • A letter from Copenhagen to England of 1863 bears a 4-colour franking of DENMARK`s "square“ issue.
    • The classic items of SWITZERLAND are popular and there are a couple of items on offer including a Dove of Bale or a 4 Rappen of Zurich. A very curious item is the depicted 4 Rappen essay. It is a so-called "Essay of Esslingen“ without year. These early proofs are described in the Handbook of Swiss Cantonal Stamps and they are very scarce.
    • Also to mention are the official stamps of 1918. These were ordinary Swiss definitives overprinted "Industrielle Kriegswirtschaft“ (= Industrial War Economy). These overprinted stamps are seldom found on commercial mail. The printed matter shown here bears the 7 ½ Rp. stamp (Mi.No. 3I) the quality of which meets even raised demands.
  • Overseas
    • Starting with ASIA there is a fine selection of Peoples` Republic of China on offer among which "Mao`s thesis“, "Youth Souvenir sheet“ or the "Red Monkey“ can be mentioned.
    • AFRICA – here are some nice items of the Cape region, e.g. a block of seven of the TRANSVAAL 1 Sh. green showing a tête-bêche pair fine used.
    • part perforate copy of the 9d green SOUTH AFRICAN 1925 air mail stamp on a registered letter from Durban.
    • COLUMBIA`s first air mail stamp of 1919 comes on a letter and it is in a remarkably fine condition.
    • Nice classic stamps can be found from several countries, such as from Bolivia, Mexico, Columbia or Venezuela.
    • GERMANY and German area is strong as usual. Apart from rarities and a well sorted offer of the so-called standard material there are the "little things“ which should attract the reader`s attention
    • ”This is the way you can collect the first issue of the German Reich....” The piece shown here bears the rarest stamp of the first issue, a 2 Kr large shield, attractively cancelled and in pristine condition.
    • There is for example a "chair“-franking of a 3 Kr. narrow perforation of BADEN. It is really difficult to separate these stamps from the sheet – due to the thin paper and the very sensitive perforation – and to separate a block of three must have meant a real challenge for the post office man. However, this blocks comes in perfect condition. Alongside you can see one of the most appealing pieces in existence with a 6 Kr. brown first type of BAVARIA. With large margins all around originating from the sheet margin and bearing a clear and attractive cancellation this piece meets highest demands.
    • A small selection. Shown here are a 500c "Condor“ proof of Bolivia`s first issue, a magnificent corner copy of Mexico, the scarce 2 1/2c. value of 1861 of the Granada Confederation in perfect condition and a tête-bêche pair of Venezuela of 1875. Of this latter mentioned pair are less than 10 copies known. Thus we can speak of a world rarity.
  • German Colonies
    • A 1900 postal pictorial card from German South West Africa addresses a "Trumpeter Kirschstein at the Imperial Protection Forces“ at the "North Expedition“. The howabouts of this expedition and wherefore a trumpeter was necessary you may read in our auction catalogue. It can be taken as granted that a second piece will be hard to find!
    • A vertical pair with "bridge“ of the 50 Pfg. Crown and Eagle used as a forerunner in SAMOA. This was in the year of 1899.
    • Commercial letter from the camp of RUHLEBEN. This camp was established for British Internees during WWI. There were postage stamps produced and in circulation. These stamp are quite inexpensive and you mainly find them in unused condition. However, the letter shown here documents that the camp stamps had been in use for some commercial purposes. It is not a world rarity, but you have to find one!

Session Information:
Session 1 12/01/2017 10:00:00 AM (local) Single Lots: Overseas, Europe, Thematics, Philatelic Literature,Germany, Coins and Banknotes Lots: 1 - 4085
(Bidding at StampAuctionNetwork stops at midnight ET November 30.)
Session 2 12/02/2017 10:00:00 AM (local) Collections: Germany, Overseas, Europe, Motive, Ansichtskarten, Thematics Lots: 5000 - 6459
(Bidding at StampAuctionNetwork stops at midnight ET December 1.)

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Auction Galleries Hamburg vormals Schwanke GmbH
Kleine Reichenstraße 1
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 33 71 57
Fax: +49 (40) 33 13 30

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