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 438 - germany Togo Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 438 - germany Togo Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Anglo-French occupation, Stamps of German Togo overprinted in narrow settings, 1914 (Oct): 20 pf. ultramarime, position 37, showing variety "TOG instead of TOGO", an unused example of excellent deep colour, perforation and centering, with large part og. Approximately 40 examples were printed, half of them in unused condition. Cert. Scheller (2018) Gi = £ 3'500.

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germany Togo Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 1,000.00
Lot 433 - germany Ostafrika Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 433 - germany Ostafrika Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

1915 (Sept): German East Africa Statistical Charge 'Statistik des Waren-Verkehrs' Fiscals & German East Africa 'Übersetzungs-Gebühren' Fee stamp, the complete set of six values from 24 p. vermillion on buff to 1 r. lilac as well as 25 h. grey, all circular handstamped overprint "O.H.B.M.S. / MAFIA" in blue on 24 pesa vermillion on buff, used on 1916 single franking cover to S. Faulkner in the Audit Office in Zanzibar cancelled by "MAFIA" cds (July 6) in violet with Zanzibar arrival cds on reverse (July 7) in black. Philatelic but of great rarity. Six certs. Scheller (2022) Gi = £ 8'900 of cover.

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germany Ostafrika Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 4,000.00
Lot 437 - germany Togo Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 437 - germany Togo Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Anglo-French occupation, Stamps of German Togo overprinted, 1914 (17 Sept): 1 m. carmine, position 2, an unused example of excellent deep colour, good perforation, and good centering, with large part og. Approximately 100 examples were printed with the majority of them in used condition. Certs. Friedl & Müller (1945), BPA (2001), Scheller (2018) Gi = £ 6'000.

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germany Togo Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 2,000.00
Lot 212 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 212 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German Marshall Islands surcharged 1914 (16 Dec): GRI and Value 5 mm. apart, 4 d. on 40 pf. black & carmine, Setting 2, position 6, a used example with the variety ''d. omitted" of excellent colour and superb perforation, tied by oval "RABAUL JAN .. 1915 NEW BRITAIN" datestamp in violet (Gibbs type 8) to piece. Two used examples of this extremely rare variety are known by Gibbs, this one on piece, signed Kilian BPP, cert. BPA (2014) Gi = £ 7'000.

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 2,000.00
Lot 208 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 208 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German New Guinea surcharged 1914 (16 Dec): GRI and Value 5 mm. apart, 4 d. on 40 pf. black & carmine, Setting 2, position 10, an unused example with the variety 'Double surcharge, one inverted' of excellent colour and superb perforation. 15 examples of this very rare variety are known by Gibbs, cert. BPA (1989) Gi = £ 5'000.

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 1,200.00
Lot 206 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 206 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German New Guinea surcharged 1914 (16 Dec): GRI and Value 5 mm. apart, 2 d. on 20 pf. ultramarine, Setting 10, position 4, a used example with the variety 'Surcharge inverted' of excellent colour and superb perforation, a fresh and fine example tied by indistinct RABAUL datestamp (Gibb type 8) to piece. Five examples of this extremely rare variety are known by Gibbs, four unused, the present piece is the only used example. Signed Kilian BPP; certs. Holcombe (1988), Scheller (2018) Gi = £ 10'000 for an unused example, used not listed.rnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL sale (April 1959).

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 2,500.00
Lot 207 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 207 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German New Guinea surcharged 1914 (16 Dec): GRI and Value 5 mm. apart, 2 d. on 20 pf. ultramarine, Setting 11, a used example with the erroneous '1 d. on 20 pf.' surcharge, fresh and very fine with slightest trace of cancellation, of excellent colour and superb perforation. A wonderful example this extremely rare variety, Gibbs conjectures, page 79 the existence of up to 15 examples, however this high number is not borne out by offered genuine examples. Cert. RPS (1966) Gi = £ 15'000.rnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL sale (April 1959), lot 100.

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 4,000.00
Lot 204 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 204 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German New Guinea surcharged 1914 (17 Oct): GRI and Value 4 mm. apart, 5 s. on 5 m. carmine & black, Setting 3, an incomplete overprint, position type 4, a used example of deep colour and good centering, tied by oval "RABAUL JUN 18 1915 NEW BRITAIN" datestamp (Gibbs type 8) in violet to envelope directed to Sydney. Minor toning, nevertheless a very rare stamp with just 102 examples of the 5 mark overprinted. Signed Field; cert. Scheller (2017) Gi = £ 16'000 off cover.

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 5,000.00
Lot 203 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 203 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German New Guinea surcharged 1914 (17 Oct): GRI and Value 4 mm. apart, 3 s. on 3 m. violet-black, Setting 4, position type 1, a used example of good colour with complete full-stop after 'G' of GRI, tied by oval "RABAUL JUN 18 1915 NEW BRITAIN" datestamp (Gibbs type 8) in violet to envelope directed to Sydney. Roughly opened and some toning, nevertheless a rare stamp with just 87 examples of the 3 mark overprinted. Signed Field; certs. BPA (1930), Zumstein (1955), Scheller (2017) Gi = £ 7'000 off cover.

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 3,000.00
Lot 213 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Lot 213 - germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz. - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Great Britain & British Commonwealth - Day 3

Stamps of German Marshall Islands surcharged 1914 (16 Dec): GRI and Value 3½-4 mm. apart, 5 s. on 5 m. carmine & black, a fine and fresh used example, tied by oval "RABAUL JAN 4 1915 NEW BRITAIN" datestamp in violet (Gibbs type 8) to piece. A very rare stamp with only 72 examples surcharged, cert. Hoffmann-Giesecke BPP (1970) Gi = £ 15'000.

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germany Neuguinea Brit. Besetz.
Price: CHF 3,000.00