germany - Stamp Auctions

The Federal Republic of Germany, better known "Bundesrepublik Deutschland", "BRD" and "West Germany", was established after the end of WWII from eleven states in the Allied Occupation Zones. The Soviet zone becomes the German Democratic Republic, "Deutsche Demokratische Republik", "DDR", and "East Germany". On May 23, 1949 the Federal Republic was founded and it was declared "fully sovereign" on May 5, 1955.  

The first official postage stamp of the Federal Republic was issued on September 7, 1949 to publicize the First Federal Assembly. Germany collector community is one of the largest in the philatelic world, it can be observed by the large number of stamp clubs, shops and stamp auction houses.

German stamps dissipate historical and current events as well as famous persons.  

Since the reunification of 1990, the new unified nation is now known as "Deutschland" or "Germany".

Lot 4131 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4131 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1870-71 Franco-Prussian War stampless POW cover to France with Camp Commander's h/s Arms on reverse with 'Arras a Paris 5 MARS 71' railway TPO b/s.
Estimate A$500

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Lot 4133 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4133 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1870-71 Franco-Prussian War stampless cover with 'Danzig 25 6 71' cds with '6' postage rate h/s. To France with 'Prusse Raquelines' cds, plus b/s 'Paris a Granville' railway TPO.
Estimate A$200

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Lot 4138 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4138 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1923 PPC (view of Schliersee with lake & mountains) franked on picture side with Schliersee Inflation Provisional 30,000Mk on brown paper 'Postamt' seal, with 'Postamt (arms) Schliersee' violet h/s & '* Schliersee * 30 000 Mark verrechnet E46 No 2/171 IX' red h/s, tied by 'Schliersee 1 SEP 23' cds, with another strike on address side. Mi 5y. Only 300 made of which tiny number are recorded as surviving, & especially desirable as such a nice proper usage. Very rare local issue for the Inflation specialist. Exp Ceremuga, Infla-Berlin & Weinbuch BPP. (P)
Estimate A$1000

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Lot 4134 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4134 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1870-71 Franco-Prussian War stampless POW cover (part flap missing) to France with Camp Commander's h/s Arms on reverse, front boxed 'PP' h/s & 'Calais a Paris 23 DEC 70' railway TPO cds
Estimate A$400

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Lot 4132 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4132 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1870-71 Franco-Prussian War stampless POW cover (battered) to France, endorsed 'Prisonniere de Guerre' with Camp Commander's h/s Arms on reverse with 'Chamoux 19 JUIN 71' arrival b/s.
Estimate A$300

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Lot 4145 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4145 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1945 cover franked Hitler 12pf US Intelligence OSS Forgery, line perf 12½ tied by 'Hannover 2 4 45' fake cds. VF. Part of Operation Cornflakes which dropped simulated mail containing Allied propaganda near bombed trains in an attempt to get it included in the normal mail. Mi PFa16. Rare & historical cover. 2003 Schlegel BPP photo cert & 2013 Ceremuga photo certs. (P)
Estimate A$1000

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Lot 4130 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4130 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1870-71 Franco-Prussian War stampless POW cover with 'Danzig 14 1 71' cds endorsed 'Prisonnier de Guerre' with Camp Commander's h/s Arms on reverse. To France via Switzerland. (P)
Estimate A$500

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Lot 4139 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4139 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1925 Express cover franked 1925 Charity 5pf, 10pf & 20pf IMPERF large format 'proofs' (25x30mm) which is actually cut-outs from PO new issue announcement leaflets that have been accepted for postage!, tied by 'Hamburg 15 12 25' FDI cds, with express label. SG 389-91, Mi 375-7 cat €500 as FDC, both as normal stamps. Amazing usage! (P)
Estimate A$400

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Lot 4136 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4136 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1901 Boxer Rebellion stampless cover from Peking China endorsed 'Feldpostbrief' with 'KD Feld-Poststation No.2 4/6' cds in Peking. To Danzig & redirected to Charlottenburg with b/s of each.
Estimate A$200

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Lot 4135 - World germany -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 4135 - World germany - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1900 Military stampless cover endorsed 'Soldatenbrief with 'Warschau-Danzig 25 6 00' railway TPO pmk. To Osterode with next day arrival b/s.
Estimate A$200

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