The 140th auction’s more than 10,000 lots contain the following highlights!
Special catalogue “Schwarzwaldgold”
The break-up of a special collection from Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein areas with numerous rarities and scarce items. Also including variations in perforations, imperforated values, unissued values, among others Liechtenstein sheet Mi.-Nr. AII, Ia/b, Flugpioniere imperforated, Vaduz sheet (3 versions, some in a gift booklet), Switzerland with, among others, III canceled, a comprehensive supply of “Sitzende Helvetia – Strubli” imperforated values, Ämter with numerous mnh values, stamp booklets and se-tenants, very substantial, a total of 700 lots in outstanding quality!
German states: extensive supply, including - among others - collection dissolutions, such as Braunschweig with numerous superb condition items, Hanover with interesting markings and numerous row value figures, Preussen with numerous covers and some proofs. Equally interesting is the break-up of an NDP cover collection (from BPP inspector Friedrich Spalink’s collection), including interesting rare usage forms, etc.
German Empire: with many colours, types. varieties, covers, including, among others, u. a. unused breast plate issues, unissued “Burg Rheinstein”, Nothilfe Blocks, Third Reich with First Day Covers, very extensive supply of se-tenants/stamp booklets.
German colonies / Post offices abroad: Top quality supply with numerous rarities such as dissolution of an extensive blocks of four collection, including, among others, Morocco VII im **/* block of four (likely the only known block of four), Turkey 9ba mnh, rare Minister Print Mi.-Nr. 47M of Turkey. The post offices abroad are also represented by rarities such as DNG 5bK *, DOA 11PI im * block of four, Cameroon by marking rarity “IKELEMBA”, Kiauchau by Mi.-Nr. 27 with A and B perforations for each used or the rare A perforation on a lovely piece of cover. Furthermore, all areas are represented through mnh issues, sought-after items with - among others - many from the bottom edge with country name inscription, etc.; in addition, canceled lots and covers.
WWI occupation/Plebiscites/Danzig/Memel/Saar: interesting supply including - among others - emphasis on Danzig with the dissolution of a splendid special collection with colours, varieties and unusual features. Numerous rarities from Danzig philately will be auctioned, among others, Großer Innendienst cancelled in good time, rare postage due stamps cancelled in good time, among others, 20X, 26/29II etc., Saargebiet with numerous varieties, types and unusual features.
WW II/Fieldpost: as usual, a diverse supply with numerous rarities, including - among others - * Heydrich Block with a low number 112, rare issues of Alexanderstadt, Zara with postage due stamp, etc., furthermore Field Post issues including, among others, 13b on (a piece) of cover with commercial use cancellation, etc.
German local issues: numerous commercial covers, varieties and rare types, including - among others - Spremberg with rarities, Bad Schmiedeberg and Bad Nauheim with rare commercial use evidence.
West zones/Bund/Berlin: numerous varieties, unusual features, and sought-after First Issues, including, among others, issues that remained imperforated, perforations, First Day Covers, etc.
SBZ/DDR: specialised supply with numerous sub-numbers, rare block varieties, Heads I with numerous printer markings and unusual features; including, among others, Thuringia with the extremely rare Block 3AXZ in perfect mint never hinged, superb condition with recent certificate from association expertizer Thilo Nagler VP: “Genuine and flawless in perfect condition”. This rare item is looking for a new owner with an opening bid of 10,000 euros.
Europe: select supply from numerous areas, including - among others - France, Monaco. Austria, Russia; furthermore the special catalogue “Schwarzwaldgold” Collection featuring the dissolution of a special collection featuring the Switzerland and Liechtenstein areas.
Also a broad, diverse supply from collections comprising nearly 1,200 lots, mainly from private ownership, including - among others - estates in numerous removal crates/boxes, interesting cover entries, country collections with - among others - well-developed collections from Altdeutschland, Deutsches Reich, Deutschland after 1945 containing interesting collections. Europe also offers numerous collections of interest.
Extra catalogue “Numismatics”
Select supply with more than 1,600 lots, including investment gold, collectors’ coins from antiquity to contemporary; also medallions, very comprehensive Empire period with several gold coins; furthermore, Russia, China and other collection areas with interesting embossing; finally, a broad selection of medallions and a balanced assortment of positions and lots.