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Stamp auction - 3 September 2015 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 3 September 2015. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 151 - Poland
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
1225    M
1860-1940's M & U collection in a spring back album. Highlights incl. 1860 10k (three examples) - two cancelled No. 1, other with pen cancel, 1934 Air Tournament set U, 1938 20th Anniv set UM, 1941 Exiled Govt set M, 1943 Exiled 2nd set M, 1944 Capture of Monte Cassino set UM, Polish Military Posts - Danzig 1925 Optd set FU, another set M etc, then a range of Central Lithuania. (100's) £150 to 200 £260.00
1226    UM
1918-45 valuable M collection superbly presented in a leather bound philatelic album. Highlights incl. 1918 Warsaw Citizens Committee set with Inverted Surcharge (Cat. £535), 1918 Imperial Welfare Fund stamps optd set, another set with Inverted ovpts (Cat. £200), 10h value with double ovpt (Cat. £500), 1918 Optd Austro-Hungarian Military post 3h - 90h vals with inverted ovpts (10) (Cat. £650), unlisted overprint varieties, incl. P optd on the gummed side, inverted & part missing opts, 1919 western Galicia optd vals to 4k (Cat. £2900), 1919 Newspaper set (Cat. £250), 1919 Gniezno Provisional set (Cat. £1025), 1924 Polish Eagle set (Cat. £130), 1924 Pres Wojciechowski 1z - block of four (Cat. £220), 1925 National Fund set (Cat. £300), 1927 Educational Funds set in blocks of four, 1927 Medical Congress set in blocks of four (Cat. £168), 1928 Warsaw Exhibition M/Sheet (Cat. £550), 1928 Pres Moscocki 1z on horizontal laid paper (Cat. £110), 1933 Relief of Vienna 1z20 block of four (Cat. £260), 1934 Katowice Phil Exhibition set in blocks of four (Cat. £400), range of M/Sheets incl. 1938 5th Philatelic Exhibition perf & imperf sheets (Cat. £280), 1938 Stratosphere sheet (Cat. £120), General Govt issues incl. some complete sheets, imperfs etc. Polish Field post in the USSR 50kopek tete-beche pair. Overall a splendid collection with much UM, Cat. in the region of £14,000 + many items not catalogued. £1500 to 2000 £3000.00
1227    Literature
LITERATURE rarely seen range of specialist booklets relating to Polish areas of philately incl. items such as Poland No. 1 by V. Rachmanov, The 2nd Provisional Issue (1918), Polish Definitive Issues - 1920-1925 by Ron Negus, Polish Special Postmarks Catalogues Parts 1-4, an American Handbook of Upper Silesia - all in English with many illustrations. A fascinating range of WWII subjects with Scout Field Post. Polish 7 Years War, two unusual French publications, Vol. 6 D.P Camps, Vol. 10 Italian/Polish Corps, both full of stamp and cover information, Catalogue of WWII Forces covers + more. Worth inspection. (19 bklts/bulletins) £35 to 45 £56.00
GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1939-45 by far the best collection we have ever handled, attractively displayed in ten Senator standard albums + folders featuring all the stamp issues with UM, M & FU + many extras incl. shades, varieties, proofs, sheetlets + some in complete sheets with marginal inscriptions. Ephemera incl. telegrams, documents, provisional issues plus a tremendous range of 700 covers/cards, virtually all written up. Some items of note stamp wise - 1941 10zl sheetlet both UM & U, many Hitler Heads Imperf with blocks of four, 1943 Copernicus Death Anniv marginal proof without date (Cat. Mi.650€) + the sheetlets of 8 (13 examples) with different plate numbers incl. globe varieties. 1944 Culture Fund 50 + 50gr Imperf marginal block of six (Cat. 900€), 1944 10 + 10zl (Mi.125) in UM sheetlets both Perf & Imperf + unused Perf x vertical Imperf sheetlet. There are various Officials Trials or Proofs, the set of three unused Mi.1/111 M (Cat. 600€), Radio Licence stamps incl. pair on card, Railway Feldpost (6 vals), Commodity Coupons, Secret Polish Post Newspaper stamps - very scarce. 1944 Liberation issues - Hitler Heads opt for Brwinow block of four expertised, Niezabitow (10 vals) FU, Wawolnica (15 vals) FU, Leki Szlacheckie (17 vals) incl. varieties, Falonica (10 vals) UM + 12gr postal stationery card unused. The covers & cards cover all aspects from Pre-Invasion with feldpost, rural & provisional cancels, covers from Government Offices with unusual postal markings & cancels, similar with paketkartes bearing military & customs cachets. Covers with scarce single stamp usage, some unpriced by Michel, there is an extensive range of postal stationery items with scarce printings. Items sent to Portugal heavily censored & checked for secret messages, propaganda cards, Lodz Ghetto items. Unusual items such as a General Government Cuff Band and a Deutsche Osten Post, postman's cloth badge. A super collection which needs to be viewed to be appreciated. (many stamps, 18 sheetlets, 700 covers/cards) £5500 to 7000 N/S
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