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19th auction: Strong bidding for rarities
As in the past demand was strong between bidders from the whole world at the 19th SCHLEGEL AUCTION driving up the sales prices. The battlefield for German single lots was especially thrilling and attracted buyers to fight it out to the end.
The sale was highlighted by lot 4269, an OLYMPIABLOCK from 1936 in mint condition with an inverted watermark. This unique item topped the high expectation and realized 107,000 EUR. Other highlights of the sale included German colonies Kiautschou, Mi-No. 26B ** with a result of 78,500 EUR and a rare Memel-misprint (Lot 4932) which achieved 26,000 EUR. One of the most lots was an 1849 cover displaying the Swiss Basel dove stamp (Lot 3381). This fine example of a classic postal history rarity was the subject of great interest by collectors and dealers and received numerous bids before selling for 22,000 EUR.
Another standout in SCHLEGEL’s auction season was – almost as usual – the strong collection section. Especially Brazil and China got top prices for consignors, matching and often outperforming the opening prices. Also our special catalogue RAINER IHLENBURG - with postal stationeries and covers since the foundation of the German Reich - ended up being a tremendous success, garnering more than 100,000 EUR.
Please find the results of our auction here as a pdf-file (as of October 5th, 2016).
You may buy unsold lots in our after sale. Please notice that the list of results – due to the subsequent sale (about 4 weeks) – is subject to frequent change. Please contact us for the most current version.
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Dear philatelists, collectors and dealers,
Our 19th auction from September 30 to October 1, 2016 once again offers a wealth of fine postal history specialties, covers, good single stamps and sets, as well as the usual wide variety of collections and estates.
|Friday, September 30, 2016
||Lots 1 - 1585
||Special parts EUROPEAN TRANSITS, INTERNATIONAL SHIP MAIL und Collections Part I
|| 1586 – 2477
||Collections Part II
||2478 - 3475
||Single lots I: Europe-Worldwide
|Saturday, October 1, 2016
||3476 - 5220
||Single lots II: Coins & Germany Part I
||Single lots III: Germany Part II
||The collection RAINER IHLENBURG
Following the success of the Dr. Niesel-Collection of our last auction we bring you the next attraction: The RAINER-IHLENBURG-COLLECTION (Lots 7001-7957) – with postal stationeries and covers since the foundation of the German Reich – is presented in a special catalogue. Two other special parts are the prelude to our main catalogue: EUROPEAN TRANSITS (Lots 1-190) documents the transnational mail of different countries, focusing on pre-philately. Furthermore, the special part INTERNATIONAL SHIP MAIL (Lots 201-445) details the different aspects of the German and Baltic ship mail for connoisseurs of marine postal history.
As our last auctions showed, philatelic rarities are in great demand. With an eye for both rarity and beauty, we are pleased to present many interesting and potentially unique items in this auction: Our selection includes an OLYMPIABLOCK from 1936 (Lot 4269) in mint condition with an inverted watermark – a unique item to enrich any German Reich or sport collection. Another rare item is Lot 4007, an air mail stamp 40 Pfg. BLASSGRÜN (Deutsches Reich Mi-No. 112 b) as mixed franking on an air mail cover from Berlin to Leipzig. The German colonies section is highlighted by two lots: Foreign Post Offices Turkey, Mi-No. VI/I** (Lot 4614) and Kiautschou, Mi-No. 26B ** represent two wonderful collector's pieces. Lot 3744 presents the famous “Sachsen-Dreier” on a cover, cancelled by a well-struck and rare rhombus grid. An 1849 cover displaying the Swiss Basel dove stamp (Lot 3381) is undoubtedly a fine example of this classic postal history rarity.
We look forward to seeing you at our sale and wish you success with your bids!