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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

Category — German Area Gutter Pair Specialized Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1074
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1074, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in China, 1890, 2m Brownish Purple (Michel V37 ZS), GERMANY, Offices in China, 1890, 2m Brownish Purple (Michel V37 ZS)GERMANY, Offices in China, 1890, 2m Brownish Purple (Michel V37 ZS). Horizontal strip of four with vertical gutter between pairs, tied on small piece by clearly struck "Shanghai 15/6 98" circular datestamps, left stamp with trace of blue crayon, Very Fine and particularly scarce as a forerunner with gutter, Michel value as singles with no premium for gutter

€ 2,800
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1075
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1075, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in China, 1890, 2m Brownish Purple (Michel V37 ZS), GERMANY, Offices in China, 1890, 2m Brownish Purple (Michel V37 ZS)GERMANY, Offices in China, 1890, 2m Brownish Purple (Michel V37 ZS). Block of four and pair, each with vertical gutter, pair (and piece) has been separated and reattached by hinge, all tied on piece by bold "Shanghai 30/12 96" circular datestamps, right stamps with faults from placement on piece incl. two with piece missing, Fine and particularly scarce as a forerunner with gutter, Michel value as singles with no premium for gutter

€ 5,600
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1076
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1076, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in China, 1898, 5pf Green (2; Michel V2II ZS), GERMANY, Offices in China, 1898, 5pf Green (2; Michel V2II ZS)GERMANY, Offices in China, 1898, 5pf Green (2; Michel V2II ZS). Vertical block of six with horizontal gutter between second and third rows, selvage at left, clearly struck "Tsingtau, Kiautschou 20/7 01" circular datestamps, bold color, some perf splitting along selvage perfs, still Very Fine, rarely seen as used gutter block used in Kiauchau, with 1998 Steuer certificate

E. 200-300
150
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1077
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1077, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in China, 1898, 5pf Green, 56 Degree (2; Michel 2II ZS), GERMANY, Offices in China, 1898, 5pf Green, 56 Degree (2; Michel 2II ZS)GERMANY, Offices in China, 1898, 5pf Green, 56 Degree (2; Michel 2II ZS). Vertical strip of four with horizontal gutter, all tied by clearly struck "Shanghai, Deutsche Post 12/7 01" circular datestamps on cover to Florence Mass., arrival backstamp, Very Fine, gutter pairs are incredibly elusive used on cover, especially commercial covers

E. 300-400
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1078
 
German Offices in China Incredible Used Gutter Pair Group. 27 items plus one cover, forerunner uses incl. 2m pair with 1886 cancel (Michel V37, €1,400 as singles), Eagle & Shield 10pf, 20pf and 50pf, plus two 20pf used with 2m stamps, overprints with both 45 and 56 degree overprints with values to 50pf incl. 45 degree with "Feldpoststation No. 7" cancel, also with 10pf 56 degree pair used on commercial cover, small faults to be expected, few better items signed by BPP experts, mostly Fine-Very Fine, a scarce group of used gutter pairs which would take years to replicate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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1079
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1079, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1884, 1pi on 20pf Ultramarine, Black Surcharge (3; Michel 3a ZS), GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1884, 1pi on 20pf Ultramarine, Black Surcharge (3; Michel 3a ZS)GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1884, 1pi on 20pf Ultramarine, Black Surcharge (3; Michel 3a ZS). Vertical pair with horizontal gutter, neat strikes of Constantinople Jul. 28, 1885 circular datestamps, fresh color, slight soiling from cancel, otherwise Very Fine and rare, signed Senf and with 2006 Dr. Hollmann certificate (befund), by way of comparison, an unused gutter pair catalogues €1,800 though we feel this is far more scarce used

E. 500-750
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1080
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1080, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 20pa on 10pf Carmine, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange (9, 11; Michel 7b, 9 ZS), GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 20pa on 10pf Carmine, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange (9, 11; Michel 7b, 9 ZS)GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 20pa on 10pf Carmine, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange (9, 11; Michel 7b, 9 ZS). Vertical pair with horizontal gutter of 1-1/4pi, all tied by "Constantinopel, Deutsche Post 27/4 93" circular datestamps on printed water company registered cover to Berlin, Germany, registry label at bottom left, arrival backstamp, cover with minor creasing at top and slightly reduced at bottom, still Very Fine and rare commercial usage of a gutter pair on cover, signed Hollmann BPP, with 2005 Steuer certificate

E. 500-750
250
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1081
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1081, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange, Gutter Pair (11; Michel 9b ZS), GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange, Gutter Pair (11; Michel 9b ZS)GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange, Gutter Pair (11; Michel 9b ZS). Vertical gutter pair, used with 10pa vertical strip of four, 20pa vertical strip of three, 1pi and 2-1/2pi pair (8-10, 12; Michel 6c, 7b, 8d, 10d), all tied by Constantinople 1894 circular datestamps on large registered cover to Count Lewenhaupt, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, registry label at bottom left, Stockholm arrival backstamp, cover with tape along three edges, 2-1/2pi pair with minor bend, otherwise a Fine and exceptional commercial cover using the entire 1889 set incl. the 1-1/4pi gutter pair, with 1997 Hollmann certificate

E. 750-1,000
425
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1082
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1082, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange (11; Michel 9ba ZS), GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange (11; Michel 9ba ZS)GERMANY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1889, 1-1/4pi on 25pf Orange (11; Michel 9ba ZS). Vertical pair with horizontal gutter, used with normal pair and 10pa (2) and 20pa stamps (8-9; Michel 6-7), all tied by "Constantinopel, Deutsche Post 6/4 00" circular datestamps on uprated 20pa entire and sent registered to Berlin, registry label at bottom left, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a rare and attractive use of the gutter pair on commercial cover

E. 400-500
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1083
 
German Offices in Turkish Empire Used Gutter Pair Balance. Examples from the 1884 and 1889 Issues but also one 2m forerunner, nearly all with clear circular datestamps, incl. four commercial covers, three of which are registered, few small flaws but mostly Fine-Very Fine, a rare group of used gutter pairs

E. 750-1,000
650
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1084
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1084, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in Zanzibar, 1891, 10pf Rose (Michel VZ47b ZS), GERMANY, Offices in Zanzibar, 1891, 10pf Rose (Michel VZ47b ZS)GERMANY, Offices in Zanzibar, 1891, 10pf Rose (Michel VZ47b ZS). Vertical strip of four with gutter selvage between pos. 1 and 2, clearly tied by "Zanzibar Kaiserl. Deutsche Postagentur 12/1 91" circular datestamps on large part of cover to Dresden, Germany, German consulate seal on reverse, Dresden arrival backstamp, cover reduced at left and missing part of backflap, horizontal file fold thru center not affecting stamps (thru seal on reverse), strip is Very Fine, a rare forerunner cover and likely unique with the gutter pair, signed Steuer BPP, Michel value simply as used singles is €800 with no premium for cover or gutter pair

E. 500-750
1,200
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1085
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1085, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Offices in Zanzibar, 1890-91, 50pf Reddish Purple Brown (Michel VZ50d ZS), GERMANY, Offices in Zanzibar, 1890-91, 50pf Reddish Purple Brown (Michel VZ50d ZS)GERMANY, Offices in Zanzibar, 1890-91, 50pf Reddish Purple Brown (Michel VZ50d ZS). Vertical gutter pair, clearly cancelled "Zanzibar Kaiserl. Deutsche Postagentur 6/3", fresh color, few split perfs sensibly reinforced, still Very Fine and rare forerunner, especially so as a gutter pair, with 2001 Steuer certificate, Michel value simply as two used singles

800
325
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1086
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1086, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionKIAUCHAU, 1900, 5pfg on 10pf Carmine (1a-2a; Michel 1I ZS), KIAUCHAU, 1900, 5pfg on 10pf Carmine (1a-2a; Michel 1I ZS)KIAUCHAU, 1900, 5pfg on 10pf Carmine (1a-2a; Michel 1I ZS). Block of four with horizontal gutter between and selvage at right, stamps from pos. 49-50/59-60 with overprint types 3-3/1-1 (per Michel), affixed to piece and cancelled by well-struck central "Tsingtau, Kiautschou 14/5 00" circular datestamp, wonderfully fresh color, Very Fine and choice block, exceptionally rare as a used gutter block, with 1999 Steuer certificate, singles alone catalogue $520.00 (€640)

E. 400-500
850
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1087
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1087, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMANY, Used in German New Guinea, 1888, 20pf Ultramarine, 50pf Olive Green (Michel V42c, V44b), GERMANY, Used in German New Guinea, 1888, 20pf Ultramarine, 50pf Olive Green (Michel V42c, V44b)GERMANY, Used in German New Guinea, 1888, 20pf Ultramarine, 50pf Olive Green (Michel V42c, V44b). Block of four of 20pf, vertical block of fourteen of 50pf with horizontal gutter between fifth and sixth rows, all cancelled by "Finschhafen 11/10 88" circular datestamps on incredibly large and intact linen cover to New Guinea Company in Berlin, Germany, cover folded for display at sides, file fold thru center affecting both blocks, three 50pf stamps with rubbing, cover with usual foxing seen on linen covers but mostly sparing stamps (and certificate notes they are well-above average), Fine and spectacular use on cover, with 1994 Steuer certificate, Michel value for stamps alone with no premium for gutter pair or use on cover is €6,600

E. 750-1,000
800
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1088
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1088, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMAN NEW GUINEA, 1898, 25pf Orange (5; Michel 5b), GERMAN NEW GUINEA, 1898, 25pf Orange (5; Michel 5b)GERMAN NEW GUINEA, 1898, 25pf Orange (5; Michel 5b). Complete pane of 100 with horizontal gutter and full selvage all around, cancelled with "Stephansort 30/9 01" circular datestamps, few minor selvage faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a rare complete pane, catalogued simply as used singles with no premium for the ten gutter pairs (Michel values unused gutter pairs at over double the unused singles price), Michel €9,000

5,250
1,200
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1089
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1089, German Area Gutter Pair Specialized CollectionGERMAN NEW GUINEA, 1898, 25pf Orange (5; Michel 5b), GERMAN NEW GUINEA, 1898, 25pf Orange (5; Michel 5b)GERMAN NEW GUINEA, 1898, 25pf Orange (5; Michel 5b). Complete pane of 100 with horizontal gutter and full selvage all around, cancelled with bold "Stephansort 30/9 01" circular datestamps, few minor selvage faults and some splitting, otherwise Fine-Very Fine and rare complete pane, catalogued simply as used singles with no premium for the ten gutter pairs (Michel values unused gutter pairs at over double the unused singles price), Michel €9,000

5,250
1,100
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1090
 
German Colonies in Africa Used Gutter Pair Balance. With uses from Morocco incl. Fez and Saffi cancels, German South West Africa and East Africa with forerunners, Cameroun with forerunners and Togo which incl. three forerunner covers (not gutter pairs) and another with 10pf Overprint gutter pair on cover, mostly Fine-Very Fine, many signed by recognizable BPP experts, a rare grouping of these used gutter pairs

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1091
 
German Colonies in Asia and Pacific Used Gutter Pair Lot. With used gutter pairs from colonies such as Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, Samoa (incl. forerunners), Kiauchau and New Guinea, plus some extra used examples and covers, mostly Fine-Very Fine, many signed by recognized BPP experts, a difficult group to recreate as gutter pairs are seldom found in used condition

E. 750-1,000
900
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