The world of philately in all its splendour - Heinrich Koehler's spring auction has many unique collections and valuable rarities (21-26 March 2022).
The time will soon come again: from 21 to 26 March 2022, Germany's oldest stamp auction house Heinrich Koehler invites you to its traditional spring auction. The programme includes an exceptional range of rare and valuable stamps, covers and collections. In addition to an impressive variety in the main catalogue, another seven special catalogues offer highlights with rarities of national and international philately and postal history. Collectors from all over the world are eagerly awaiting the starting signal and one can assume that the noticeably high demand in recent auctions will continue in 2022 with such excellent material being offered.
Spectacular special catalogues and fascinating collections.
The various collections of German collecting areas are represented in remarkable diversity. The fascination of "classical" philately is shown, among other things, by the exceptional "Bavaria from 1849" collection of Eliahu Weber (Part 2). Many outstanding individual items are awaiting new homes. Lovers of postal history can look forward to "Transatlantic Mail via Bremen" from the estate of Friedrich Meyer. The collection documents this exciting chapter in intercontinental postal communications in a unique way and offers both major and minor rarities.
Dr. Heinz Jaeger adopted a special approach with his collection "Germany 1900-1945 - a philatelic journey through time". Only last year his book on this rather special collection was published, which vividly demonstrates how exciting the combination of philately and contemporary history can be. Here every item "speaks"! Within the historical context, the collection is notable for details that reveal themselves in the background stories.
Collections of Germany in the post-war period come up for sale with the "AM-Post" collection of Harold E. Peter. The special catalogue can already be called an important reference work for all collectors of AM-Post issues. Peppered with a number of rarities, this impressive and extensive collection shows the whole range as well as the fascination of this demanding field of collecting. At the same time, it represents an important chapter in postal history after 1945.
Another special catalogue offers the "Rolf Rohlfs Collections" again: "International Mail via Trieste" (Part 2) and "Austria - the First Issue used in Hungary" (Part 2). Already honoured last year with publications in the EDITION SPÉCIALE series of books, the collections captivate the collector with their unique compilations and rare individual items. The same can be said of the "Ottoman Post in Bulgaria - the 'Abdulaziz' Collection", which is also documented in a special catalogue.
The ERIVAN Collection - German States (Part 7)
Another spectacular offer of "German States" from "The ERIVAN Collection" completes the "Magnificent Seven" special catalogues. The unique compilation of outstanding individual items leaves no doubt that the seventh ERIVAN auction will once again be one of the highlights of the auction week. The valuable items from the estate of Erivan Haub still make the hearts of German States collectors beat faster - and rightly so. The selection of various items from the German States collecting areas combines beauty, quality and rarity. The provenance "ex ERIVAN" is already considered a seal of quality.
Highlights from Germany and the whole world in the main catalogue
Last but not least, the main catalogue should be mentioned which, in addition to a large number of attractive single items, collections and bulk lots from a wide variety of collecting areas, contains more exciting special sections. From the collection of Friedrich Meyer a rare "Hanover long cancellation" will be offered. Lovers of pre-philately can also look forward to a special "Austria Pre-Philately" range of material. A collection "Kaiserreise in den Orient" (Emperor's Journey to the Orient) will seduce interested parties to make a journey into the past. With a great compilation of "Postal Stationery of the Whole World - The John Ahlström Collection", not only postal stationery specialists will have opportunities to bid for many a rare item for their collections. And these are only a few examples.
All the material being offered in the 378th Heinrich Koehler Auction will be available from mid-February 2022 with detailed information and many illustrations at www.heinrich-koehler.de in the online catalogue (also as a PDF catalogue).
Catalogue orders and further information on the auction and all the lots at:
Heinrich Köhler Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG, Hasengartenstrasse 25, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)611 34 14 9-0, Fax: +49 (0)611 34 14 9-99, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ERIVAN Collection - German States (Part 7)
The "Gammertingen cover" with two impressions of the red eight-ring cancellation and adjacent "stirrup" cancellation of 11 July 1852 to Strassberg. One of the top items in Thurn & Taxis philately. Provenance: Stock Auction (1929), John R. Boker, Jr. (1986).
Germany 1900-1945 - a philatelic journey through time - The Heinz Jaeger Collection
Germany 1930, IPOSTA souvenir sheet with signatures of the entire jury, including Heinrich Koehler, Alfred Lichtenstein, Emilio Diena, Edwin Mueller and many more.
Transatlantic Mail via Bremen - The Friedrich Meyer Collection
Württemberg 1851, 6 kreuzer green and the 18 kreuzer lilac in a vertical pair from Schorndorf on cover "via Bremen" and New York to Philadelphia.
Ottoman Post in Bulgaria – The “Abdulaziz” Collection
Turkey 1863, 2nd issue, 20 paras as a tête-bêche pair with two single stamps on cover from Samokov to Constantinople. There are only three known tête-bêche covers from Bulgaria.
AM Post - The Harold E. Peter Collection
Bizone 1945, 10 pfennig orange as imperforate proof for the later 8 pfennig value in horizontal block of 6. One of the great AM Post rarities and probably the largest multiple.
International Mail via Trieste (Part 2) - The Rolf Rohlfs Collection
From the Straits Settlements to Hamburg in 1856, a cover from Singapore to Hamburg franked with four single 4 anna stamps. A great rarity of the Straits Settlements.
Austria - First Issue used in Hungary (Part 2) - The Rolf Rohlfs Collection
The "PETERWARDEIN NETTO", posthorn cancellation, crystal-clear on a handmade paper 9 kreuzer blue on cover to Vienna. UNIQUE. Provenance: Elisabeth and Dr. Anton Jerger (2003)
Bavaria from 1849 - The Eliahu Weber Collection (Part 2)
Bavaria 1850/58, 1 kreuzer pink Plate 2, in a mixed franking of equal value with two 1862 1 kreuzer yellow on cover from Bamberg to Neustadt/Aisch. Provenance: Dörfler Collection
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