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Posted 11/04/2014   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, this really is a Bad Boy! :-) Thx Postmaster for a truly wonderful posting. I must get my Germany East Africa sorted out for the forum some time.
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Posted 10/17/2015   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I acquired the used copy of Sieger #I shown above several years ago, I was told by the German auctionhouse that there were three known used copies, and given the cancellation details for all three.

These were as follows:
  • One copy with K1 "STU (TTGART) A1 Feb 14" cancel (my copy shown above)

  • One copy with cancel "KLOSTER ZINNA 18 FEB 1914"

  • One on cover with additional 1 M. and 5 Pfg. Germania franking, canceled "STUTTGART 10.1.14"

I saw the copy on cover at auction once, but the cover also contains the only known used copy of Sieger #II, so it went for a price far higher than I was prepared to pay.

Flash forward to a couple months ago -- I was browsing German auctions, and lo and behold, a fourth used copy of Sieger #I! It wasn't easy to get, but it now joins its sister in my collection.




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Posted 10/17/2015   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good for you!
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Posted 02/29/2016   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I finally got around to mounting these in my album, so here they are.





Also, I decided to mount the Keimel postcards with the Luftschiff labels instead of in my postcard album. Even though they're not technically affiliated, I just think they make a nice addition.




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Posted 02/29/2016   8:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice!
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Posted 11/03/2016   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A new addition to this area of my collection today!

As I mentioned in the initial post, proofs of 20 M and 1,000 M values were also produced. I had never actually seen one of these poofs before last month, when I acquired this proof of the 1,000 M value at auction. It arrived in the mail today!


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This brown proof was last offered at auction in 2005. At the same auction where I won this lot, they also offered a previously undocumented red proof of the 1,000 M stamp, but I was unsuccessful in bidding on it. Maybe next time.
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Posted 11/03/2016   7:38 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting topic. Great items. Love the postcards.
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Edited by rlsny - 11/03/2016 7:40 pm
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Posted 11/28/2017   6:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, I say wow! I'm impressed with the specialised stuff, the process of actually finding and acquiring the stuff, the story behind and the fabulous exhibition-like album pages. Great achievement! Thanks for sharing

.... When confronted with this level of high-end philately I realize the difference between specialists and basic WW 'generalist' collectors....
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Posted 11/30/2017   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the compliment, Blaamand.

I've always been a specialist collector, as it really appeals to my need to dig into the history behind the stamps. I can't imagine trying to be a WW collector because I have a need to fill every space. Of course the more I specialize, the more expensive the few holes become to fill. Oh well!
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Posted 12/01/2017   07:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ha ha, I guess there's always two sides to things!

I'm a bit different when it comes to the need of filling every space, as I would find it devastating if every space was filled. What then?
I consider this hobby as I think of my other interest; recreational sailing (unlike regatta racing!). My goal is not to get back to the shore and end the voyage as soon as possible, my goal is to enjoy the voyage itself. The voyage is at its end when one reach the harbour, and that's a sad thing for me, as I would rather continue sailing.... So I am glad there are endless of spaces to fill in my albums, absolutely no land in sight
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Posted 12/01/2017   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice specialized collection of Cinderella stamps and the story behind it with some excellent pages made up to showcase them .

On the subject of WW collecting ,I never took the idea of filling every space seriously in my worldwide collection . Over the past 40 years I thought it more important to collect the unusual and the stuff that rarely comes up for public auction . I should make a separate page on this chat board to explain this idea ,which I like to claim is esoteric stamp collecting .
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Posted 12/01/2017   08:57 am  Show Profile Check chris2015's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I should make a separate page on this chat board to explain this idea ,which I like to claim is esoteric stamp collecting .


Great idea! I, for one, would love to hear more about your collection, with pics, of course.
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Posted 12/01/2017   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like the expression 'esoteric stamp collection'
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Posted 02/11/2019   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Picked up a new copy at auction recently -- a corner copy of the 1 Mark value.


And here's the new album page.


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Posted 02/12/2019   12:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Louise411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This post lasts, it is so beautiful and awesome that I now will focus a lot more on my German- New Guinea collection.
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