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Auction Galleries Hamburg vormals Schwanke GmbH Sale - 7

Worldwide Public Auction - March 2-3, 2018

Welcome to our 7th International Auction offering more than 4800 lots. We specialize in the field of German and International postal history, classic collectables and - outstanding in Germany - philatelic literature. Some Highlighted Areas:
  • The core of this auction's offerings are 1500 single lots of GERMANY and German areas. German States (250+ lots), German Colonies (220 lots) and Occupation areas of WWII (more than 300 lots) are strong sections. But of course, the so-called "standard" issues of the German Reich or the the after WWII areas will meet every demand.

  • The Inverted Madonna: Budapest 1925 - besides cigarettes, tobacco and newspapers, postage stamps are sold in the so-called "trafiks" (e.g. tabacconist`s , stationer). Also the new beautiful two-coloured stamps depicting the "Patrona Hungarica" (madonna of Hungary) are available... Hidden in the tabacconist`s stock of postage stamps is a sheet of the 5000 K. denomination, which has a small flaw: the centerpiece of the stamp showing the madonna with the child is inverted! A fabulous copy of the iconic Hungarian variety will be offered in our 7th auction. t is graced by a perfect centering and a perfect perforation (which is scarce with these stamps which are plagued with perforation faults due to the thin paper which was used for the printing). The stamp comes on a large piece tied by a BUDAPEST 85 cancellation and showing the corresponding registration label alongside

  • POLAND: depicted are the catalogue nos. (according to "Michel"): No. 36, 42 used, postage due no. 6 mint and dito used as well as postage due no. 11 unmounted mint. There were only a couple of hundred copies printed each.

  • CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Catalogue nos. 42 b, 51 II on piece (only 76 printed!), 98, 104, 137 used as well as no. 144 mint (only 100 printed). An old customer of ours from the Czech Republic said to us on the occasion of one of his last visits to Hamburg: "We do not have any classic stamps from the 19th century, our classics are the "1919" overprints!" We are happy to offer more than 20 selected single lots of these scarce overprint stamps and they all come with certificates of well-known experts..

  • LITHUANIA: The letter which is shown here bears a so-called "Telsiai" provisional of 1920. An urgent need for postage stamps was responsible that this provisional came into existence. After the troops of General Bermondt had occupied the region around Telsiai and Krottinga in the beginning of January there was no supply of stamps from the district post office of Kowno and it was an urgent need of postage stamps. The problem was solved in that way that the officials at Telsiai produced their own stamps. The official seal of Telsiai was stamped on a sheet of plain paper and it was reproduced by means of hectography. Only 450 copies (25 sheets of 18 stamps each) were made, among these 54 copies on ruled paper. You can see such a copy on the letter depicted above. After 3 days (Jan 13-15, 1920) nomality came back, stamp supplies came from the administration "above" and gone was the Telsiai provisional. You may think that the existence of this provisional is owed to philatelists, however, this emergency measure was taken to meet the demand of the public and complete letters survived only in very few numbers..

  • RUSSIA AND SOVIET UNION: Besides the Baltic States you will find again a comprehensive offer of Russia and of the Soviet Union such as vertical interpanel stamps of the 1866 issue in unmounted mint condition and the 1930 imperforate Zeppelin set in unmounted mint condition is only one of several interesting lots which cover also the issues of the modern Soviet era.

  • Kingdom of Italy:One cover that bears the largest strip unit of the 1863 15 c. stamp, a horizontal strip of five plus one single stamp. This is a well-known cover in the philatelic literature with much eye-appeal for every advanced collection of Italy.

  • Overseas: Nearly 800 single lots are on offer which is structured by continents. There are many rare and interesting items to be found like a letter bearing a 10c. stamp of the Bolivian Condor issue of 1867-68. Condor letters are the best you can expect from Bolivian postal history. Also from Bolivia, the 500c "Eleven Stars" is the scarcest stamp of this country, iconic as well in mint as in used condition. One copy offered bears a 1870 cancellation and comes with a Brian Moorhouse certificate. Also presented are two copies of the 25 Bolivianos stamps of the VENEZUELAN Escuela series… and so much more.

Sale Session Information:
Session 1: March 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM GMT + 2 Lots 1 - 4528 (Bidding at StampAuctionNetwork stops at 01:00 ET.)
Session 2: March 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM GMT + 2 Lots 4529 - 6583 (Bidding at StampAuctionNetwork stops at 01:00 ET.)

For more information please contact us at:

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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