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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PR China 1960. Misprinted Stamp, postally used.

Peoples Republic of China 1960: Color misprint on 8 Fen stamp 15. Anniversary of the liberation of Hungary, Scott# 497.

During the printing process a part of the stamp sheet was covered and thus the red color at the right part of the stamp partly appears as yellow.

 More Chinese Stamps: HERE

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Imperial China: Postcard with Missionaries. Tsintau Cancelation

1898: b/w postcard depicting German missionaries on the leave. German soldiers and Chinese seeing them off.

Attached is a German 10 Pfennig stamp with a China imprint, tied by a TSINTAU China 26/12 98 - cancellation. Wilhelmshaven arrival mark.

Slight wear, a few brown spots form aging at the top border.

Monday, November 10, 2008

1 Cents Imperial Chinese Post - postal card, hand drawing at the front side. It depicts the lager and the walls of protection with flags.

Upfranked with ½ + 1 + 2 Cents stamps, tied by 3 bilingual oval-cancellations: Peking Mar. 10. 1901.

Fine condition, clean and fresh.

More Boxer Rebellion HERE

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

WW2: Postcard to Jewish Immigrant Shanghai. Censored.

W.W.II.: 15 Pfennig Hindenburg Deutsches Reich Postcard + 2 stamps. Berlin, Air-mail to Moscow, then by train via Siberia to Shanghai, 22. 03. 1941. Red Nazi Censor - strike (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht ).

Postcard by Martha Sara Loewinsohn to Paul Wahrburg, a Jewish Gentleman who fled from the Nazi and immigrated to Shanghai. Interesting text, hard to read though since it is written rather small.

Scarce document related to Jewish refugees to China.

More Postal History: HERE

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Portugal: Very scarce Misprinted Stamp on 1935 Cover

Red Cross, Portugal: Red Cross cover with a double imprinted stamp. Added is a sheet of an old stamp dealer, explaining the history of the stamp: " These exceedingly rare stamps, there being but 50 of each used on cover in existence, .......".

Scarce cover in very good condition. Additional cancellation on flip side.

More Postal History: HERE

Monday, October 27, 2008

Boxer Rebellion: Field-Post-Card Tsingtau to Kiel. 1901

China, Boxer Uprising Period: Field-Postcard ( Deutsche Reichspost ) Qingdao to Friedrichsort near Kiel in Germany.

Very fine condition. More Postal History: HERE

Friday, October 17, 2008

Old China, Tientsin: Tinted postcard with nice street view at the Japanese Concession. Tram, Rickshaw, police-man...

Franked with a 1 Sen stamp with China - imprint. Scarce cancellation ( phantasy strike ? ) .

Sent by a soldier of the 16th regiment of the Infanterie Coloniale, Arsenal de l' Est , sent to Graz in Austria.

Very fine condition. More Postal History: HERE

Saturday, September 27, 2008

PR China. Study from Childhood Souvenir Sheet. MNH

Peoples Republic of China: Souvenir Sheet Study Science from Childhood. Scott# 1518.

Pristine condition, mint never hinged.


More Chinese Stamps: HERE

Thursday, September 18, 2008

1949: Rhine Palatine Red Cross Set, used

Germany 1949: Rhine Palatine Occupation. Semi Postal Stamp-Set with surtax for the Red Cross. Scott# 6NB3-6NB6

Old Michel catalogue value: DEM 1,000 More Stamps: HERE

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

1944: German Occupation. Kotor. Italian Stamps. Misprints.

1944: Deutsche Besetzungsausgaben Kotor ( Cataro ). Stamps with horizontal Italian overprints: Deutsche Militaer-verwaltung Kotor. Michel Nr. 1-6.

All 6 stamps have misprints „Dentsche" instead of Deutsche. ( Field # 9 )

Old catalogue value DM 3000. Mint never hinged, pristine.

Very hard to find complete misprinted set.

More Stamps: HERE

Saturday, August 16, 2008

PR-China: Arts and Crafts. Stamp from Souvenir sheet plus Extra.

1978 Peoples Republik of China: Stamp out of the souvenir sheet Scott# 1433. Postally used, fine condition.

Added as extra ( space filler), Scott Nr. 1518, Study Science from Childhood. This stamp is in poor condition with heavy thins and creasing.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Red Band Cover French Post in Indochina. 1907

French Post in Indochina, Tonkin, 1907: Red-band cover, franked with 2x 5 Centimes stamps, tied by Hoabinh Tonkin 22. Nov. 07 - cancellations.

Heavy creasing, not affecting the stamps, but tears.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scarce Baden Varieties

We found some scarcer Baden-stamp varieties:

Germany. Scarce Baden Stamp: 1949 Congress Pair with Misprint.
1949: Allied Occupation, French Zone Baden: Pair of 30 Pfennig stamps „ Ingenieur Kongress Konstanz" . Michel Nr. 46 I/II. variation „ N" and „G" in „KONGRESS" linked. (Plate 25).

and a "broad B - variety of the same stamp:
1949: Allied Occupation, French Zone Baden: 30 Pfennig stamp „ Ingenieur Kongress Konstanz" . Michel Nr. 46 II. variation „ broad loop B „.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Republic of China: Stamp with Surcharge Misprint.

Republic of China: Stamp with Surcharge Misprint.

1942/43: Japanese Occupation of China. Michel Nr. 72 as block of six. The stamp in the center of the upper row has the overprint shifted and the „200" is only partially printed.

Unused, very fine condition.

More Stamps: HERE

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Airmail Zeppelin-Eckener-Donation 1926.

Berlin 1926: Cover from Berlin-Lichterfelde to Budapest.

3 stamps with „Gedenket der Zeppelin-Eckener-Spende 17.3.26." - cancellations.

Additional cancellation and the fitting Eckener Donation - stamp.

Fine condition.

More Zeppelin Collectibles: HERE

Saturday, May 10, 2008

WW1: Indian Prison Camp Ahmednagar Post

W.W.I.: 1915: Prisoner of War Correspondence postcard from the POW Camp Ahmednagar in India.

Ahmednagar postal cancellation, Prisoner of War - strike in red.

The postcard has been sent to Germany.

More Postal History: HERE

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ship-Post and old Ship-Postcards Category added

We have added a new category:

Ship-Post  and old Ship-Postcards

We have listed quite a few today, like:

1899: Decorative Litho-postcard with flagship "Deutschland", flags and portrait of prince Henry, the brother of Emperor Wilhelm.

Artist signed Willy Stoewer. Sent 1899 from Dresden to Ruhland. Fine condition.

From 1897 Prince Heinrich commanded several naval task forces; these included, at first, an improvised squadron that took part with the East Asia Squadron in suppressing the unrest in the Chinese region of Kiautschou and then took the port of Qingdao into the possession of the German Empire (1897).

The prince became the first European potentate ever to be received at the Chinese imperial court. In 1899 he became officially the commander of the East Asia Squadron, in 1909, he was promoted to Grand Admiral.

More Postal History: HERE

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

PR China 1964: Peonies Stamp Set, MNH

Peoples Republic of China, Cultural Revolution Period: Peonies.

Mint never hinged stamp set in very fine condition.

Scott# 767 - 768.

More Chinese Stamps: HERE

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bavaria Deutsches Reich. Dispatch 12 Stamps. Superb.

Unusual Express mail Bavaria from 1911, Stadtamhof, local.

5 Pfennig entire with 12 additional stamps, multicolour franking.

Old Bayern stamps and overprints, Deutsches Reich.

Extremely fine condition, ready for display.

More Postal History: HERE

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Imperial China: 1/2 Cent Stamp, Strip of 4 with Gutter, 1897

1897 Imperial China: Scott Nr. 86. 1/2 Cent stamps as strip of four with gutter.

Black Chinjiang Dollar Dater. Clean and fresh, no thins, a few teeth missing.

More Postal History: HERE

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hong Kong 1900: 2 Cents Pair on Card to Prussia

Hong Kong 1900: b/w vintage postcard, Chinese with "pigtails" feasting.

Published by Kruse and Co. Hongkong.

Sent 1900 as postcard to Prussia in Germany.

The 2 Cents-pair is tied by 2 Hong Kong A FE 8 00 - cancellations.

Fine condition.

More Hong Kong Postal History: HERE

Monday, March 24, 2008

German Post in Peking Stamp with 1901 - Cancellation

Deutsche Reichspost, 20 Pfennig stamp with a full “Peking Deutsche Post 7/3 01 – cancellation.

Michel # Vd. Very fine condition, no thins or other faults. High catalogue value.

Monday, March 03, 2008

German Post in China. Postcard with Tschinkiang Strike.

1909: b/w b/w Nervi Postcard Jinjiang ( Chinkiang ) in China. Scarcer cancellation TSCHINKIANG Deutsche Post.

Fine condition.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

China Stamp Set: Cultural Revolution, Jangtse Bridge. MNH

Peoples Republic of China 1969: The Yangtse Bridge Nanjing.

Pristine stamp set, Scott # 1001 – 1004. MNH

More Chinese Stamps: HERE