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Friday, December 30, 2011

Poland Inflation-Cover with 23 Stamps, 1923

Poland Inflation-Cover

Poland 1923: Company cover with mixed franking 1950 MK ( 23 stamps).
Fine condition.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chinese Stamp Mao Zedong. Revolutionary Literature and Art, MNH

Mao Zedong stamp

PR China single stamp from the set “Mao's direction for revolutionary literature and art”.

Mint never hinged. Scott# 990, Michel Nr. 1018.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

WWII: Scarce German Shanghai Strike on Receipt

Scarce German Shanghai strike

China, Shanghai 1936: German Agfa company in Shanghai. Receipt for Registered article with violet strike „Deutsche Gesandtschaft in Shanghai“ and Nazi eagle beneath.

Black Shanghai cancellation 16. 9 25 ( = 1936).
Green strike at reverse, oval Shanghai District Head Office cancellation. Very scarce.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Airship Zeppelin Letter to Holland, 1929

Zeppelin Letter 1929

Hollandflight with airship „Graf Zeppelin“. Franked with a 100 Mark Deutsches Reich-stamp. Michel Nr. 343. Numerals shifted to left version.

“Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 13. 10. 1929” - cancellation.

 A few small mould spots otherwise fine condition.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cultural Revolution. Mongolian Letter with Pair

Mongolian Letter Cultural Revolution.

PR China, Cultural Revolution, 1972: Cover with a pair of 8 Fen Stamps from the set „Revolutionary Operas“.  

Franked with Michel Nr: 1068 as pair + 4 Fen regular stamp.

 Sent as registered mail from Er Dao He (Inner Mongolia ) to Kun Shan ( Jiangsu province), 1972, fine condition.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chinese Stamp Set Oil Industry 1964 CTO

PR China stamp – set, Oil Industry

PR China stamp – set, Oil Industry from 1964 Cancelled to order.

Scott# 799- 803, Michel Nr. 827-831

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

2 Chinese Stamp Sets Lenin and Engels MLH

China Stamps Lenin Engels
Two PR China stamp – sets 85. birthday Lenin and 60. birthday Friedrich Engels. First time hinged. Scott# 267-270, Michel Nr. 282-285.

Friday, November 04, 2011

PR China. Miniature Sheet Bridges 1978 FDC

China Miniature Sheet Bridges

Peoples Republic of China 1978: Highway bridges.

Miniature Sheet, Scott# 1452. First Day Cancellation to order. Very fine condition.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Imperial China 1 Cent Stamp with Gutter

chinese stamp with gutter

Imperial China 1 Cent coiling dragon stamp with gutter at right margin.
Clear Shanghai-cancellation. Fine condition.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Republic of China: Cover Shanghai to Huzhou 1916

chinese postal history

Republic of China 1916: Traditional cover, franked with a strip of 3 x 1 cent stamps.

Huchowfu-arrival strike. Fine condition.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Republic of China: Letter to England, Mixed Franking
repulic of chine letter to england

Republic of China: Letter with 7 stamps sent to Manchester, England. Pair of Michel# 828, 826, 828, 786, 834 795, 7 stamps.

Bilingual Shanghai 9. 2. 48 – cancellation. Jardin Matheson & Co Shanghai – company stamp. Fine condition.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

PR China: 2 Letters with Stamps Red Lantern Opera

Peoples Republic of China, Cultural Revolution: 2 covers with Mao-Slogans at front side and each with a stamp from the set Piano Music from the opera The Red Lantern.

Scott#1005-06, Michel Nr. 1033-34.

Fine condition.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

PR. China Miniature Sheet 1958. First Day Cancel

Peoples Republic 1958. Miniature sheet Unveiling of People’s Heroes Monument, Peking.
People’s Heroes Monument miniature sheet

First Day cancellation. Minimal bend at upper right edge.
Scott# 344a, Michel Nr. 372 Block 5.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Zeppelin Mail Swiss-Flight 1933 LZ 127

1933, May 26: Zeppelin cover with 12 stamps, short trip per LZ 127 to Switzerland. Sieger catalogue: 206 I

Zeppelin cover LZ 127 to Switzerland

Some brown spots from aging.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zeppelin Mail. Cover America-Flight 1929 LZ 127

Zeppelin cover with 4 stamps, per LZ127 to America.

Red strike: „Befoerderung verzoegert wegen Abbruchs der 1. Amerikafahrt“. (delayed transport due to abandonment of 1. America-Flight”).

Zeppelin Mail America-Flight

Blue Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 1. Amerikafahrt-strike.

New York 5. Aug. 1929 – arrival strike.

Some brown spots from aging.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Republic of China Register Letter, Swatow

Interesting Chinese stampless letter from app. 1920, sent as registered mail. Red strikes,
Swatow to Tai-Ping-Pu. Black Swatow cancellation at reverse. Fine condition.

China Register Letter

Saturday, July 30, 2011

PR China Stamp Essay: 800 Yuan as Pair

Peoples Republic of China: 4th series of Gate of heavenly Peace stamp set.
Pair of 800 Yuan val as trial print. Scott#90. Imperforate essay.

Stamp Essay: 800 Yuan Pair

In this design the cloud is slightly larger than on the final stamp.

Scarce. Very fine condition.

PR China 1955: MS Set Scientists, used.

Peoples Republic of China, 1955: 4 miniature sheets Scientists in old China, Cancelled to order. Fine condition. Scott# 245a – 248a.

miniature sheets Scientists

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

China 3 Mao Stamps from the Cultural Revolution

Peoples Republic of China, Cultural Revolution: 3 stamps from the set „Theses“ und „ Mao Zedong our Great Teacher“.

Cultural Revolution stamps

Scott# 951 (CTO), 952(CTO), 954 (creasing) - Michel # 978 (CTO), 980 (CTO), 981. The first 2 are in fine/very fine condition, cancelled to order.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Chinese Stamp Set Children’s Day, Cut Version. CTO

China 1963: Stamp – set Children’s Day. Imperforate set. Cancelled to order. Scott# 684-695, Michel Nr. 702-713. Fine condition.

Stamp set Children’s Day Imperforate

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PR China FDC UPU 1949 Guangdong to Hong Kong.

North-West China 1949: Stamp 75. anniversary founding of UPU. 1 $ val.
Michel Nr. 76 (Mi. N. with violet imprint).

Sent as registered mail from Guangdong to Hong Kong. Fine condition.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cultural Revolution China Cover with Mao Stamp 1968

1968, China Cultural Revolution: Cover with a Mao Zedong 8 Fen stamp attached. Michel Nr. 1027. Guizhou cancellation. Shanghai arrival-mark and small black stamp at reverse

Minor aging, roughly opened at left side.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

China North East Provinces Disperforation 5000 Yuan

Chinese stamp, 5000 Yuan for North East Provinces. Desirable disperforation.
Michel Nr. 167, Scott# ILI45

chinese stamp misperforation

Additionally there is a small white spot at the upper part, right from center.

Small thin at upper left part (not from hinging but part oft he paper).

Fine condition.

Monday, May 23, 2011

PR China Stamps with Perforation Error.

Peoples Republic of China: Strip of 3 20 Fen stamps with error in perforation: vertically only touched but not pushed through.

Lloyd Dampfer VII

Very fine condition.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

K.K. Kriegsmarine Lloyd Dampfer VII“ and S.M.S. Monarch Strikes on Postcard

W.W.I.: Vintage postcard, sent from the S.M.S. Wien with red strike „ K.K. Kriegsmarine Lloyd Dampfer VII“ and black „K.u.K. Kriegsmarine S.M.S. Monarch“ cancellation. 1917.

Lloyd Dampfer VII

Minor aging, corner knocks.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chinese Stamp as Block of Four. 1909

Imperial China 1909: Temple of Heaven. 1st year of reign of Emperor Xuan Tong.
Scott# 131, Michel Nr. 79.

Original gum, half of it somewhat dull due to storage. Upper right corner of margin still has a small part of that foil.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Republic of China 1929: Unification Issue Stamp Set Xinjiang, unused

1929: Republic of China Xinjiang Province: Mint Set Chiang Kai Shek, Jiang Jieshi, ( Scott 25 – 28, Michel 58 – 61 ). For use in Sinkiang overprint in red. U(nused set.

Sinkiang overprint stamp set

As for the condition of the stamps: 1 ct no gum 4, 10 cents MNH original gum 1 Dollar: gum, slight hinge mark.

Clean, fresh, fine condition.

Monday, April 18, 2011

China Letter 1973 to former Premier Zhou Enlai 1973

Cultural Revolution, 1973: Envelope with 8 Fen stamp, addressed to the former Prime Minister Zhou Enlai.

letter to Zhou Enlai

At the reverse is a red strike – for mail to the Political Bureau of the Communist Party.

Fine condition.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gallery of Postal History: Covers, used Postcards, Stationery at AC Antique Collectibles : Page 1 of 15

Gallery of Postal History: Covers, used Postcards, Stationery at AC Antique Collectibles : Page 1 of 15

PR China North-East Area Stamp. Double Printed 20000 Dollar Val

Peoples Republic of China stamp, 20.000 Dollar val for use in North East.
Scott# IL175, Michel Nr. 169.

China stamp 20000 Dollars

Double printed ( There are 3 lines at the very left frame – the original has only 2 lines. So it is not smeared but printed twice).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamp set Snub-nosed Langur 1963 imperforate CTO. China 1963

Peoples Republic of China: Stamp set Snub-nosed Langur 1963, imperforate set.

Snub-nosed Langur stamp set

Scott# 713-715, Michel Nr. 741-43 B. Cancelled to order, lightly hinged. Very fine condition.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shanghai, China, 1941: Selfmade mail ( brown wrapping paper) as registered letter to USA Baltimore.


Attached are 8 stamps: SYS 10 Dollar, Scott# 362 ( fault) and 9 vals from the overprinted martyr series from 1941 Scott # 477 as single and as pair, # 479 as block of 4.

Red Nov. 1941 strikes and violet Febr. 1942 Baltimore-arrival strikes.

Some creasing of cover.

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Mixed Franking on First Glider Flight Wien Semmering 1933 Letter

1933 Air mail cover „ Erster Segelflug Wien Semmering 1933“.

First Glider Flight Cover

10, 15, 25, 30, 80 Groschen and one Shilling air mail stamps. Segelflugausstellung Robert Kornfeld, 22. 1. 33 –cancellations.

1. Oesterr. Segel-Flugpost Wien Semmering Jaenner 1933 – commemorative strike.
Fine condition.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

SMS Adria Marine Fieldpost 1915. Censor Mark

Dubrovnik Ragusa vintage postcard with people in national costumes.
„Zensuriert S.M.S. Adria 7.II.15 Marine-Feldpost“ – cancellation.

SMS Adria Marine censor

Pola to Koenigshof. Fine condition.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Singapore postcard from 1934 Sago Manufactory

Old b/w Singapore postcard „Sago Manufactory“. Photo postcard, depicting workers carrying sacks.

Singapore postcard 1934

1934 as postcard to Hungary. Fine condition.

More Singapore Postcards: HERE

Friday, April 08, 2011

Two censored Covers Wien to USA from Post World War II.

Two censored covers sent Wien to the USA, a registered one to Los Angeles and on to Newark, which has been returned.

censored covers sent Wien to the USA

Both have been opened by censors and have been resealed with a brown tape.

Both are in fine condition.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Decorative, unusual Business Cover with Agricultural Machine. 1911

Moldavia 1911: Very attractive company letter with a huge image of an agricultural machine at reverse.

Advertising cover

Business cover of Pejšek Kralupy, first Czech company K.u.K. pat.motoru "Vltavan". Kraluy to Belovsi.

Kralup a.d. Moldau 31. 1. 11 - cancellation. Fine condition.

Kralupy nad Vltavou is a city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Monday, March 28, 2011

VR China Stamp Set Cuban Kiberation 1964

Peoples Republic of China Stamp set 1964: 5th anniversary of Cuban liberation, unused.

Firsdt Clipper flight cover

The stamps had hinges and when those were removed they left small thins.
Scott# 748 – 779, Michel Nr. 776 – 777

Friday, March 25, 2011

First Clipper Flight Shanghai to Guam. Cover from 1947

Pan American World Airways First Clipper Air Mail Flight Shanghai to Guam.

Firsdt Clipper flight cover

Franked with a SYS 5000 $ stamp with violet commemorative cancellation 7.6.1947.

Decorative PAA commemorative strike.

Fine condition. Guam arrival strike.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Liechtenstein Maiden Flight 1940 Locarno Rome

Liechtenstein 1940: Air mail cover first flight Locarno - Rome. Mixed franking with Schaan 15. III 40 Liechtenstein – cancellations.

Air mail cover

Commemorative cancellation: 1. Volo postale Swissair Locarno - Roma.
Fine condition.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PR China 8 Fen Stamp Steel Worker Shanghai Variety

Peoples Republic of China: Steel worker, 8 Fen stamp. Shanghai printing. Michel Nr. 302 II. Scott# 278a

Peking cancellation. Fine condition.
The Peking printing version has a Yunnan cancellation.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

China Stamp 1967: 25th Anniversary Mao Talks in Yenan

PR China, Cultural Revolution period, 1976: 8 Fen stamp from the set: „25. Anniversary of Mao Zedong’s talks on Literature and Arts in Yanan“.

Scott# 958, Michel Nr. 983. Strong cancellation otherwise fine condition.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Very attractive Company Letter with a huge Omage of a Pistol at Reverse

Belgium 1906: Very attractive company letter with a huge image of a pistol at reverse.

Business cover of C. Clement. Sent Liege to Salzburg.

1 cm tear at upper edge, otherwise fine condition.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Germany Baden 1949: Stamp Set Freiburg. CTO

Germany, Baden 1949: Stamp Set, Reconstruction of historical Monuments in Freiburg. Scott# 5NB5 – 5NB8

Cancelled to order, very fine condition.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Germany Hesse 1827 Receipt Hessia Post Register Mail

Germany 1827: Receipt for transportation by post. Elector Hesse Upper-post-dispatch recepisse.

Black Coat of arms Elector Hessian Post - cancellation
8,5 x 3,8 inches (21,7 x 9,5 cm). Fine condition.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

W.W.II.: 2 POW letters from STALG IX C and Stalag XVII A

W.W.II.: 2 letters from German - Austrian Lager 2. Worl War. Stalag M.-Stammlager IX C and M.-Stammlager XVII A.

Both letters are complete and in fine condition, no tears or aging.
Both with STALAG censor strikes.

Stammlager IX C(b) was in Meiningen, Germany.

Stammlager XVII A was in Kaisersteinbruch Austria.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

W.W.II. German Postcard: Not Worth a Penny. Winston Churchill.

German WW2 propaganda postcard with imprinted stamp, ridiculing the Allied leader Winston Churchill.

It illustrates the Germans attacking Churchill and his navy by depicting a British destroyer being broken over his head.

This postcard was designed by Heinz Fehling. The imprinted stamp-like label bears a crossed-out denomination "1" and the German text “Wert keinen Pfennig” (Not worth a penny).

Postally used, choice.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

China 1947: Stamp Set Sino-Japanese War. MNH

Chinese stamp set: 10. Anniversary oft he start of Sino-Japanese War.

Scott# 1L41 – 1L43, Michel Nr. 53-56.

Mint, never hinged.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Zeppelin Postcard Flight Switzerland 1930

Zeppelin, Luftschiff-Postkarte. Franked with a 1 Mark airmail stamp, Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 17. 6. 1930 – cancellation. Zuerich Fluplatz – arrival strike.

View at Lauterburg at reverse.

Fine condition.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Zeppelin Letter Sevilla Hamburg. Mixed Franking

Graf Zeppelin flight Sevilla to Friedrichshafen. Attractive cover with mixed franking.

Sender from Philadelphia. Red „Mit Luftpost befoerdert Hamgurg-Fuhlsbuettel Flugplatz“.

Fine condition.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Old Croatia, Lussinpiccolo. Color Postcard 1912

Croatian color vintage postcard depicting people at the harbour of Lussinpiccolo: „Passegiata al Molo“.

As postcard sent Lussinpiccolo to Wien.
Lussinpiccolo – cancellation.

Small corner knocks.

We have added a new category for Eastern Europe Postcard, many used and with better cancellations HERE