Sale 319

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BALANCES FROM THE MARCEL JAFFE COLLECTION
 
 
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Lot 139
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German States Collection, Outstanding parallel mint and used collection in two Lighthouse albums with innumerable blank pages inserted throughout. The first volume is entirely Bavaria with the other states filling the second. The collection is especially noteworthy for its specialized nature, being replete with cancellations (particularly in the Bavaria), multiples, imperfs and shade, plate and printing varieties. Nothing really rare and not everything is Very Fine but the quality is way above average and there are a good number of expertized items; all-in-all, a fabulous collection.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000
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Lot 140
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Germany Collection, 1868-1915, Fantastic parallel mint and used collection beginning with the issues of the NGPD and running through the 1905-19 Germanias. Loaded with better items, not only regular numbers but shades, multiples, cancels, sheet margin markings, imperfs, plate varieties, etc., etc., all mounted in one bulging album and identified by Michel number. Condition is a little mixed, especially early, but the majority is F-VF and there is plenty of never hinged material and a good number of certificates. A superb lot.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 141
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Germany Inflation Issues, Comprehensive parallel mint and used collection covering Michel #98-337 plus Officials D75-98, all mounted according to Michel number in two blank albums. Absolutely loaded with better singles and varieties including nice groups of OPDs and Wiesbaden & Mecklenburg control overprints. Virtually everything with a catalog value of €25 and up is expertized and there are lots and lots of €100-€300 items and a good number higher than that. Condition is F-VF throughout with a good percentage of the mint being never hinged. A wonderful lot.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500
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Lot 142
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Germany-Inflation Issues, 4-volume collection, three of which are used multiples. We note no rarities but there are many listing at €10 and up have been expertized; the third volume is mint HANs. There is also a small stockbook of used duplicates.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 143
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Germany-Third Reich, Outstanding parallel mint and used collection in two volumes. Includes the souvenir sheets and nearly all of the "normal" stamps both mint and used plus lots of watermark and printing varieties. Virtually everything is F-VF and much of the mint is never hinged (most was purchased as such, but there is some regumming). A terrific lot with a tremendous amount of hidden value.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000
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Lot 144
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German Se-Tenant Combinations, Comprehensive parallel mint and used collection in two volumes beginning with the issues of Bavaria and continuing through the Third Reich period. A very impressive lot throughout an indication of which is the 5pf & 19f Germania ad pairs which catalog over €6800 alone. Tremendous catalogue value, virtually all F-VF and a large percentage of the mint is never hinged. This one should be seen to be appreciated.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500
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Lot 145
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Germany-Empire & Third Reich Booklets & Booklet Panes, An outstanding, fairly complete collection including several items cataloging €500 and up like HB17 & 20 used and MH15, 20, 23a and 26 plus many in the €100-400 range. Also includes a small group of coil strips of 11. A terrific starter collection.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 146
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Germany World War I Occupations, One-volume parallel mint and used collection of German Occupation of Belgium, Poland (including locals), Romania and Eupen & Malmedy, includes lots of varieties and cancellation interest and many of the mint are never hinged.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 147
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Germany World War II Occupations, Two-volume parallel mint/used collection of Bohemia & Moravia General Govt., Channel Is., Laibach, Serbia, Pleskau, Sudetenland (over €6000 in expertized overprints), etc., but also including German Feldpost and an excellent collection of about 120 different Polish Camp Post stamps and souvenir sheets. Lots of Michel-listed varieties and plenty of mint never hinged.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 148
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German Colonies, Outstanding parallel mint and used collection in two albums. In addition to the "normal" stamps which are probably 90% complete both mint and used there are also a large number of fore-runners and cancellations for most of the Colonies. There are no varieties but stamps valued at €500 and up abound and a large percentage of the mint stamps are never hinged. Condition is F-VF throughout and, as a bonus, nearly every stamp cataloging €700 or more, especially the used ones, are expertized. A fantastic lot.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 149
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Germany Local and Allied Occupation, 1944-48, Parallel mint/used collection with most of the value in the 1945-46 locals. Nothing rare but plenty of €50-200 stamps, most of which are expertized.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 150
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Germany-Bizone, 1945-49, Outstanding mint and used collection of the stamps issued for use in the British and American occupied zone. Included are wonderul specialized selections of the "AM POST" issue of 1945, the Posthorn overprints of 1948 and the Buildings of 1948-52. A few thousand stamps mounted by Michel number in one album with homemade pages. The best item we noted was Michel 33aD used with certificate (€800) but this collection most be viewed to appreciate its breadth and depth. Truly an amazing lot.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 151
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Germany-French Zone, Outstanding parallel mint/used collection which, in addition to the "normal" stamps and souvenir sheets, includes numerous imperfs (including the first set of 13), plate varieties and marginal markings, all mounted according to Michel number with nearly all the mint being never hinged and the better used being expertized. A great lot.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 152
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Germany-Federal Republic, 1949-2003, Nearly complete parallel mint and used collection in four volumes. The "normal" mint is missing only the Posthorns (except for a few modern issues) and is all never hinged; the used is apparently complete to the 1960s. In addition, there are numerous Michel-listed varieties like 111 I (mint never hinged & used) and 111 II (lightly hinged) and marginal markings, multiples, etc. F-VF throughout. A great lot.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 153
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German Federal Republic Se-Tenant Combination, Outstanding collection that appears to be complete mint never hinged to 1972; in addition, there are many used combinations and a good number of booklet panes, both mint and used. F-VF throughout.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 154
 
German Federal Republic & Berlin Booklets, Comprehensive, nearly complete collection of booklets between Fed. Republic MH1/29 and Berlin MH1/15 including numerous Michel-listed varieties.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 155
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Germany-Berlin, Virtually complete collection in two volumes, parallel mint (never hinged) and used to about 1960 and mostly mint only from there on. Apparently missing only the Currency Relief sheet (9NB3a) with the first overprints being expertized (except the used 3m black). In addition, there are numerous Michel-listed varieties like Michel 18VIII mint n.h. and signed. F-VF throughout. A tremendous lot.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 156
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Germany-Soviet Zone & Ddr, Comprehensive collection in five fat volumes. Most of the value is in the Soviet Zone, where Michel-listed varieties abound, and there is an excellent collection of HOPs, all expertized. The DDR is complete mint (never hinged) to 1979 with a few used early, especially the souvenir sheets. An excellent lot that should be carefully viewed.
Estimate 4,000 - 6,000
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Lot 157
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Danzig Collection, Comprehensive, highly complete specialized collection in bulging album, mounted and identified by Michel number with most "normal" stamps present both mint and used. In addition there are innumerable watermark, plate, perforation and overprint varieties, many of which catalogue €100 and up, all carefully identified and virtually all expertized. F-VF throughout with a large percentage of the mint being never hinged. A fabulous collection that took a lifetime to assemble.
Estimate 4,000 - 6,000
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Lot 158
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Memel Collection, Comprehensive specialized collection in one volume, parallel mint and used plus lots of Michel-listed varieties, nothing really rare but highly elusive material abounds and much of the mint is never hinged.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 159
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Saar Collection, Comprehensive specialized 2-volume collection, highly complete both mint and used plus literally hundreds of Michel-listed varieties. We not Michel 81III, a rare inverted frame variety, unpriced by Michel, in Very Fine, never hinged condition, just as an indication of the type of material present. Suffice to say that this is the finest collection of Saar we can recall seeing and we are offering it virtually intact, all carefully identified with hundreds of stamps expertized. A rare opportunity.
Estimate 7,500 - 1,000
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Lot 160
 
German Area Mint Sheets, collection of several hundred sheets in eight large mint sheet albums and a couple of mint sheet files, the bulk is inflation era but there are a good number from other areas including Bavaria, Danzig, Saar, Colonies, World War II Locals, etc., many sheets cataloging €500 and up. Definitely worth a look.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 161
 
German Covers, Collection of about 625 covers from stampless through German States and Empire issues in ten 3-ring binders. About 140 are stampless, 100 are Bavaria, 220 are Empire, and the balance are nicely spread out. Condition is perhaps a little mixed but most are F-VF with many Very Fine-Extremely Fine covers present. Nothing really rare but excellent variety and many expertized.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 162
 
German Covers, Outstanding mounted collection of 950+ covers from the German Inflation Period of 1919-1923, arranged by Michel number in 13 3-ring binders, loaded with better usages, nearly all of which are properly franked with the correct postage and a large percentage of which are expertized. Lots of $100-&-up covers including Michel 278I inverted "8" and Michel 319B pair (€1200) with Bechtold Certificate. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a potential award-winning collection all at one time.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 163
 
German Covers, Collection of about 600 covers, 1920s-1940s, mounted by Michel number in eight 3-ring binders, includes Michel #338-910 including an album of se-tenant combinations. Nearly all are commercial usages and there is plenty of scarce material. We note Mi. 340 FDC, 350 Mif, 401X single franking and S35 (€850), among others. F-VF throughout.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 164
 
German Covers, Collection of about 140 Airmail covers including about 90 Zeppelins, highlights include 11 cards of the 1912 Semi-Officials, two of which bear the 20pf "E.EL.P." (Mi. €2200 each), and several covers bearing the 1930 S. America Flight Zeps, 10 of the 2m and 13 of the 4m in all. Condition is a little mixed but is generally F-VF.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 165
 
German Covers, Collection of about 170 Official covers, Michel D1-D177 plus a few stampless and about 30 Feldpost covers, includes lot of nice properly franked inflation period covers, all mounted by Michel number in three 3-ring binders.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 166
 
German Covers, About 325 covers including WWI and II Occupations, Allenstein, Upper Silesia, Feldpost and miscellaneous, all mounted by Michel number in five 3-ring binders. An interesting mix of stamps and usages with very little philatelic mail.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 167
 
German Covers, Collection of more than 450 covers from the Allied Occupation of Germany including "Bizone", French Zone and Soviet, the latter including about 30 "Hops". Nearly all are commercial covers so there are lots of scarce usages, all mounted by Michel number in nine 3-ring binders.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 168
 
German Covers, Balance of cover collection comprising 30 volumes of covers from the Federal Republic and Berlin including better early frankings (seven volumes of primarily commercial covers) plus better FDCs and finally ETBs, probably 1,500-2,000 covers in all, each mounted according to Michel number.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 169
 
German Colonies Covers, Collection of about 40 covers from a wide range of Colonies including several listed in Michel between €100-1000. Condition is a little mixed but mostly F-VF.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 170
 
Danzig & Memel Covers, Collection of primarily commercial covers comprising about 135 Danzig and 35 Memel (mostly packet cards), includes several priced at €100 and not priced in Michel; all mounted by Michel number in three 3-ring binders.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 171
 
Saar Covers, Colection of about 300 covers mounted by Michel number in five 3-ring binders. Four binders are primarily commercial with lots of scarce frankings and the fifth is FDCs including Michel 264 with C. Ney Certificate (€4000).
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 172
 
German Postal Stationery, Comprehensive collection from States through Federal Republic including Berlin, DDR, Colonies, Plebiscites and Occupations. One book contains 96 different view cards (Mi 236) perforated "Druckprobe" (proof print), the Colonies book is about half forgeries (marked as such). There is almost no duplication except where an item is both mint and used with probably two-thirds of the collection being mint. Everything is housed in 18 3-ring binders and identified by Michel numbers and there are perhaps 1,000-2,000 items in all.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 173
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German Area Forgeries, Large stockbook filled with hundreds of forgeries from the whole spectrum of German philately, most have been marked by experts. An invaluable reference.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 174
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Germany Consignment Balance, Two large cartons filled with stockbooks, and loose material, and various odds and ends, we didnít see much of any real value—a careful inspection could possibly prove us wrong.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 175
 
The Marcel Jaffe Philatelic Library, six large cartons containing all manor of books, catalogues, periodicals and articles covering all fields of German philately form States to HOPs to Zeppelins including the GPS Forgery Manual. A marvelous opportunity for collector and dealer alike to expand his or her knowledge of this varied and popular collecting area.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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