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Germany 1870 Turkey Forerunner Prussia Norddeutscher Postbezirk NDP Provenance
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner franked cover with Norddeutscher Postbezirk (NDP) stamps from the pre-2nd Empire Period of Bismarck. Folded letter with contents, slightly wrinkled and chipped, very good condition. '19 CV EUR6900+. Handwritten note says this came from the 35th Mohrmann auction in February 1938. The 1/3Gr is quite rare on Turkey usages.

$3999.00

German 1891 HATZFELDHAFEN New Guinea Deutsche Neu Guinea DNG Forerunner
German Krone-Adler issue stamps used in the Deutsche Neu Guinea (DNG) / German New Guinea colony as a Vorlaufer / forerunner with HATZFELDHAFEN cancel. Hatzfeldhafen is the rarest priced cancel for DNG (Buka is 'LP', or 'pay whatever it costs'). Expertized Botha et al 3x reverse. ArGe 18th edition net-price catalog for four canceled stamps is EUR3000 (caUSD3500); on cover EUR6750-.

$3499.00

3rd Reich Germany 1927 Reichsparteitag Party Rally Propaganda Card
Very early Rally card from long years before the Nazis used the flawed German constitution to seize power. Wrinkled at the edges/corners. Extremely rare and the first I've ever offered.

$1999.00

Germany Turkey Forerunner Vorlaufer 2M Mi37c Forerunner Cover Expertized
Rare single frank of German 2M Innendienst issue used as Vorlaufer / forerunner usage from the German Offices in Turkey, with Constantinople 1 CDS. Expertized Kilian BPP signature reverse and long description of the cover on the certificate. Lightly faulty with bends, etc., but as the expertizer note, rare with the coupon still attached, and in the very scarce color variety 'c'. Purchase price noted as DM3200 (EUR1600); offered for less than the 1983 cost.

$1599.00

Germany 1884 Turkey Forerunner 25 Pfennige MiV42 3x MeF Cover Photo Cert
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner two-color cover franked with 20 Pfennig issue Empire stamps tied by very early usages of the Constantinople 1 CDS'. Expertized Dr Steuer BPP with BPP photo certificate. Old price paid DM3000 in view for the early use on a rare 3x multiple-frank cover. Priced at less than the former owner paid in the '80s.

$1499.00

Germany 1874 Turkey Forerunner MiV19,V20,V21a Cover 3-Color Cover Expertized
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner three-color-franked cover with Grossem Brustschild / Large Eagle issue Empire stamps tied by Constantinople CDS'. Expertized Dr Steuer BPP reverse. Slightly worn and wrinkled, as per scans. Old price paid DM3500. Sent to Lyon, France, with backstamp. Priced less than the former collector paid 30-40 years ago.

$1499.00

Germany Turkey Forerunner Vorlaufer 2M Mi37c Forerunner Cover
Scarce single frank of German 2M Innendienst issue used as Vorlaufer / forerunner usage from the German Offices in Turkey, with Constantinople 1 CDS. Very scrace with the coupon still attached. With old auction catalog listing and photo where it is noted 'a [colonial] rarity in this condition and usage' with the starting priceof DM2500 (EUR1250); offered for less than the 1983 cost.

$1199.00

Germany 1887 China Forerunner Deutsche Seepost Mittelmeer Linie Egypt Cover
According to Michel the Mittelmeer Linie cancel is "weitaus seltenste dieser Seepoststempel' / 'by far the rarest German Sea Mail cancel', unpriced on entire. The Mittlemeer Linie cancel was for incoming 'Vorlaufer' mail from the German Offices in China. From the Dampfer / Steamer "Danzig", with clerk's transfer note of Brindisi struck out and changed to Port Said. Backstampd Port Said, Paris, and Bielefeld. With ancient auction card from Dr Derichs in Koeln where it sold for 1200DM at some point in the distant past.

$1199.00

Germany 1873 Turkey Forerunner MiV21a V18 Strip of 3 Cover Photo Cert
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner franked cover with 2 /12Gr as well as strip of 3 1/2Gr Grossem Brustschild / Large Eagle issue Empire stamps tied by Constantinople CDS'. Expertized Dr Steuer BPP with his photo certificate. Old price paid DM1200. Sent to Manchester with Manchester receiver reverse.

$999.00

Germany 1889 Turkey Forerunner Vorlaufer 2M Mi37 Forerunner Cover
High franking with German 2M Innendienst issues used as Vorlaufer / forerunner usage from the German Offices in Turkey, with Constantinople 1 CDS. Either color 'c' (CV EUR2300) or 'd' (CV EUR3000). Light cease through top corner and stamp. Priced as the least expensive possible (by date) color variety ('c').

$999.00

Germany 1893 Turkey Forerunner Registered 3-Color Frank Cover Expertized
German Offices in Turkey Mitlaufer / forerunner cover franked with Krone-Adler issue Empire stamps tied by Constantinople 1 CDS'. Scarce high-value franking, '19 CV EUR1500+ as least expensive colors. Expertized Dr Steuer BPP et al reverse.

$899.00

Paris 1679 Antique City Map Van Meurs
Original Paris city map from the 1679 Dutch produced atlas of France 'De Franse Merkurious'. Double-page fold-out copperplate engraved map of Paris (Parys) and it's environs. The map is worn, particularly along the edges and has two very small holes at the junction o fthe double-fold. There is an old repaired tear at left with little loss in the anonymous 'farmland' portion of the map inside the left margin. Plate mark measurements ca26x33cm. The margins are very small and also slightly curled at left from wear at the book hinge. Medium-weight linen-based paper with chain lines and a blank verso. The scan of the title page for the atlas is given for a documentary reference -- we own it but it is not included. This is a rare and original antique map of one of the principal capitals of Europe, guaranteed to be ca 328 years old.

$899.00

Italy 1933 Graf Zeppelin Romfahrt Si208B 2nd SAF Brazil Cover
Italian Air Mail Anniversary advertising postcard flown on the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1933 Romfahrt / flight from Rome in 1933, and then forwarded on to the 2nd South America flight to Brazil. With 10L Zeppelin franking, Wolf and Romulus Remus cachet, and Pernambuco receiver. Slightly worn, excellent condition. Longhi 527, CV EUR1600.

$849.00

Germany 1870 Turkey Forerunner Prussia Norddeutscher Postbezirk NDP Expertized
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner franked cover with Norddeutscher Postbezirk (NDP) stamps from the pre-2nd Empire Period of Bismarck. '19 CV EUR1350+. Expertized Pfenninger reverse.

$799.00

Paris 1679 Antique City Map Van Meurs
Original Paris city bird's-eye map from the 1679 Dutch produced atlas of France 'De Franse Merkurious'. Double-page fold-out copperplate engraved map of Paris and it's environs. The map has a very good impression. It is wrinkled, particularly at right, and has a tear up from the bottom margin up through about 1cm into the hatchmarks of the field. Margin soiled and torn at left not affecting image. None of the marginal problems wil be noticeable when matted. The margins are ample on two sides and just outside the plate mark on the right and left. Measurements given are of the plate mark. Medium-weight linen-based paper with chain lines and a blank verso. There is a rather ornate watermark of a portion of a tulip flower upper left. The scan of the title page for the atlas is given for a documentary reference -- we own it but it is not included. This is a rare and original antique map of one of the principal capitals of Europe, guaranteed to be ca 328 years old.

$799.00

German 1897 MATUPI New Guinea Deutsche Neu Guinea DNG Forerunner Expertized
German Krone-Adler issue stamps used in the Deutsche Neu Guinea (DNG) / German New Guinea colony as a Vorlaufer / forerunner with MATUPI cancels. Purchased at auction with cutout from the catalog, old starting price of DM1200. Current handbook price (Dr Steuer 2x premium) ca EUR1640.

$749.00

German 1906 HERBERTSHOEHE New Guinea Deutsche Neu Guinea DNG Mark Set Cover
Registered cover with German Deutsche Neu Guinea (DNG) / German New Guinea colony issue stamps. With Wilmersdorf receiver reverse. Philatelic cover with all four hi-value large Hohenzollern yacht stamps; '19 CV EUR1250 as such.

$749.00

San Marino 12L Graf Zeppelin Italy Flight 2nd South America Rome Reg Cover
Registered cover from San Marino, flown on the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1933 Romfahrt / Rome Italy Flight and then on the 2nd Suedamerikafahrt / 2nd South America flight to Recife, Brazil. With Rome and Pernambuco receivers reverse, and expertized Bolaffi on the front, lower right. Reduced very slightly (couple mm) on the right. Longhi 645, CV EUR1800. The 12L is scarce on cover, as are double flights.

$699.00

USA 1930 Graf Zeppelin Germany C15 Si64C Cover Chicago IL VF XF
Card flown on the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's Pan America flight from the USA in 1930. Sent to Romanshorn, Switzerland with Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn receivers. '01 CV EUR900; with VF-XF centering.

$649.00

Germany 1929 Zeppelin Si39d Bordpost BIEL Switzerland Drop Cover 131 Flown
Grindelwaldgletscher RPPC flown on the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1929 Schweizfahrt / Swiss Flight, with Bordpost / On-Board cachet as well as Luftschiff on-board CDS. Dropped at Biel with CDS from that town. Slightly worn, slight bend at lower right corner, very good, genuinely used condition with on-board passenger message(!), as per scans. '17 CV EUR700. Only 131 dropped of all types. Scarce!

$649.00

Tripolitania 1932 Libya Italy Graf Zeppelin 4th SAF Brazil Si157 Cover
Tripolitania Libya registered cover flown on the Graf Zeppelin LZ127 airship's 1932 4. Suedamerikafahrt (SAF) / 4th South American Flight to Brazil. With Tripoli and Friedrichshafen CDS's and Pernambuco receiver. With nearly a full set of the airmail stamps (rare). 1.2L stamp with scraped corner, else top condition. Longhi 107, CV EUR2200, only 90 flown.

$599.00

Germany 1875 Turkey Forerunner 25 Pfennige MiV35 Cover Photo Cert
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner two-color cover franked with 20 and 25 Pfennige issue Empire stamps tied by Constantinople CDS'. Expertized Dr Steuer BPP with BPP photo certificate. Old price paid DM1200. Sent to Lyon, France

$599.00

Germany 1932 MH26.2 All Original Stamp Booklet Markenheftchen Hindenburg Ebert
Original Markenheftchen / Stamp Booklet with all called-for panes of MNH stamps from the Reichspraesidenten / Presidents issue featuring Hindenburg and Ebert. '17 CV EUR1000

$599.00

German Turkey 25 Piaster on 5 Mark EF Registered Cover Cert
Scarce German Offices in Turkey 25 Piaster, overprint on 5 Mark Deutsches Reich stamp, used on registered cover from Constantinople to Nuernberg, Bayern / Nuremberg,Bavaria, with receiver reverse. Top condition, with APS photo cert. '18 CV EUR1300.

$599.00

Germany 1874 Turkey Forerunner MiV18,V19,V21a Cover 3-Color Cover Expertized
German Offices in Turkey Vorlaufer / forerunner three-color-franked cover with Grossem Brustschild / Large Eagle issue Empire stamps tied by Constantinople CDS'. Expertized Dr Steuer BPP reverse. Worn and wrinkled, folded (incl through left stamp) as per scans. Old price paid DM1200. Sent to London. Priced less than the former collector paid 30-40 years ago.

$599.00

Germany 1896 Deutsche Seepost Ostafrikanische Hauptlinie Egypt Mixed Frank Cover
Deutsche Seepost Ostafrikanische Hauptlinie h / German Sea Mail East African Main Line, cover in mixed franking between Egypt and Deutsch Ostafrika (DOA)a. Very scarce, with old auction clipping from where it was purchased -- starting price at the time was DM720. Slightly worn, pinhole at left, very good condition.

$499.00

3rd Reich Germany 1939 Lost Colonies Propaganda Postcard COMPLETE SET USED
Unsere Kolonien: private postal cards issued by the Reichskolonialbund as propaganda for Germany's 'lost colonies', taken by the Allies as partial reparations after WWI. The complete set, each used with Dresden Deutsche Kolonial Ausstellung / German Colonies Expo event cancel, complete with the wrapper in top condition. Scarce.

$499.00

3rd Reich Germany 1938 Reichswettkampf NSFK Competition Kassel Propaganda Card
Private Ganzsachen / postal stationary entire card for the Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps Reichswettkampf (NSFK) / National Socialist Flight competition in Kassel. Used at the competition, with last day event cancel. Hinge marks reverse, else top condition.

$499.00

USA 1929 Graf Zeppelin 1st Round-the-World Flown Cover Lakehurst-Lakehurst
Cover flown on the Graf Zeppelin's USA-Germany Weltrundfahrt / Round-the-World flight Lakehurst-Lakehurst with Lakehurst Zeppelin receiver reverse. A bit worn, as per scans. Very scarce high-value franking with $2 Franklin stamp (Scott 547).

$499.00

Germany 1893 QUITTAH Togo Forerunner Gertrude Woermann Steamer Ship Cover
Original German Seepost datelined Quitta ( or Quittah in waht is today's Ghana) 23/10 87. Franked with two 10pfg(e) stamps tied by scarce Aus West-Africa mit Hamburger Dampfer cancel, sent on Dampfer / Steamer Gertrud Woermann. Worn and wrinkled, roughly opened at the bottom. Sent very early from the colony, before the opening of the Klein Popo post office. Worn, as per scans. These handstamps were applied on receipt at the Koeln Bahnhof / Cologne railway station when coming in from the steamship. Scarce

$449.00