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  1. (MQ2var), 1944 Feldpost bisect on cover, very rare, (signed Bloch) - 405197
    (MQ2var), 1944 Feldpost bisect on cover, very rare, (signed Bloch) - 405197
    Germany (GE)
    Stock #: 405197
    Your Price $800.00 Originally $2,000.00
  2. GERMAN STATES - VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS - 405180
    GERMAN STATES - VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS - 405180
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1,000.00
    Stock #: 405180
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $900.00
  3. (1872 5g Small Shield Forerunner (Michel #V6),) VERY FINE (MI €400)
    (1872 5g Small Shield Forerunner (Michel #V6),) VERY FINE (MI €400)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $500.00
    Stock #: 397836
    Your Price $63.00 Originally $210.00
  4. (Michel #MH 15A), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €850) - 407139
    (Michel #MH 15A), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €850) - 407139
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $970
    Stock #: 407139
    Your Price $270.00 Originally $600.00
  5. (714), VERY FINE, og, NH  (MI €250)
    (714), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €250)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $305.00
    Stock #: 399951
    Your Price $48.00 Originally $160.00
  6. (898), imperf (Michel #446U), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH  (MI €600)
    (898), imperf (Michel #446U), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (MI €600)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $740.00
    Stock #: 399971
    Your Price $120.00 Originally $400.00
  7. (1756 var, Michel #1624U), imperf single, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH  (MI 550 Euros)
    (1756 var, Michel #1624U), imperf single, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (MI 550 Euros)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $690.00
    Stock #: 391521
    Your Price $39.00 Originally $130.00
  8. (1984), ten recalled sheets of ten, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    (1984), ten recalled sheets of ten, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $350.00
    Stock #: 401998
    Your Price $60.00 Originally $200.00
  9. GERMANY OFFICES IN CHINA - 408290
    GERMANY OFFICES IN CHINA - 408290
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500.00
    Stock #: 408290
    Your Price $625.00 Originally $1,250.00
  10. GERMANY - VIRTUALLY COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION 1948-1970 - 408090
    GERMANY - VIRTUALLY COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION 1948-1970 - 408090
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – 2500.00
    Stock #: 408090
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,000.00
  11. GERMANY - WONDERFUL HIGHLY COMPLETE COLLECTION - 408129
    GERMANY - WONDERFUL HIGHLY COMPLETE COLLECTION - 408129
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3000.00
    Stock #: 408129
    Your Price $1,850.00 Originally $2,500.00
  12. GERMANY - STATIONERY - 406688
    GERMANY - STATIONERY - 406688
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1,500.00
    Stock #: 406688
    Your Price $562.50 Originally $1,250.00
  13. GERMANY - BERLIN - VERY COMPELLING COLLECTION - 406692
    GERMANY - BERLIN - VERY COMPELLING COLLECTION - 406692
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3,000.00
    Stock #: 406692
    Your Price $1,125.00 Originally $2,500.00
  14. GERMANY - WWII AND EARLY BUND POSTAL STATIONERY - 406690
    GERMANY - WWII AND EARLY BUND POSTAL STATIONERY - 406690
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $750.00 – $850.00
    Stock #: 406690
    Your Price $337.50 Originally $750.00
  15. GERMANY - WONDERFUL COLLECTION TO 1945 - 406669
    GERMANY - WONDERFUL COLLECTION TO 1945 - 406669
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $8,500.00 – $10000.00
    Stock #: 406669
    Your Price $3,825.00 Originally $8,500.00
  16. GERMANY - 1945-1948 NICE SPECIALIZED COLLECTION - 406663
    GERMANY - 1945-1948 NICE SPECIALIZED COLLECTION - 406663
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500.00
    Stock #: 406663
    Your Price $562.50 Originally $1,250.00
  17. GERMANY - SOUVENIR SHEETS - 406555
    GERMANY - SOUVENIR SHEETS - 406555
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $3870.00
    Stock #: 406555
    Your Price $562.50 Originally $1,250.00
  18. GERMANY - SEMI-POSTALS - 406624
    GERMANY - SEMI-POSTALS - 406624
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $7,500.00 – 8500
    Stock #: 406624
    Your Price $3,750.00 Originally $7,500.00
  19. GERMANY - MODERN MOSTLY MINT STOCK - 406596
    GERMANY - MODERN MOSTLY MINT STOCK - 406596
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – 3000.00
    Stock #: 406596
    Your Price $900.00 Originally $2,000.00
  20. GERMANY - WONDERFUL & VALUABLE STOCKBOOK OF THOUSANDS - 406602
    GERMANY - WONDERFUL & VALUABLE STOCKBOOK OF THOUSANDS - 406602
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $10,000.00 – $12,500.00
    Stock #: 406602
    Your Price $4,500.00 Originally $10,000.00
  21. GERMANY - VERY PLEASING COLLECTION TO 1940 - 406186
    GERMANY - VERY PLEASING COLLECTION TO 1940 - 406186
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $2000.00
    Stock #: 406186
    Your Price $600.00 Originally $1,500.00
  22. GERMANY - EXCELLENT COLLECTION OF MANY HUNDREDS - 406531
    GERMANY - EXCELLENT COLLECTION OF MANY HUNDREDS - 406531
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500.00
    Stock #: 406531
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $1,250.00
  23. GERMANY - WONDERFUL PREMIUM STOCKBOOK SELECTION OF THOUSANDS - 406553
    GERMANY - WONDERFUL PREMIUM STOCKBOOK SELECTION OF THOUSANDS - 406553
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3000.00
    Stock #: 406553
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,500.00
  24. GERMANY - Stockbook With Many Hundreds - 405753
    GERMANY - Stockbook With Many Hundreds - 405753
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1,000.00
    Stock #: 405753
    Your Price $360.00 Originally $900.00
  25. GERMANY - COLLECTION OF OVER 2,300 DIFFERENT ISSUES WITH PREMIUM - 406811
    GERMANY - COLLECTION OF OVER 2,300 DIFFERENT ISSUES WITH PREMIUM - 406811
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500
    Stock #: 406811
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $1,250.00
  26. GERMANY - LOVELY COLLECTION TO 1980 - 406187
    GERMANY - LOVELY COLLECTION TO 1980 - 406187
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $12,800.00
    Stock #: 406187
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,500.00
  27. GERMANY & AREA - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF THOUSANDS - 406066
    GERMANY & AREA - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION OF THOUSANDS - 406066
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog About: $4,750.00
    Stock #: 406066
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $1,250.00
  28. GERMANY - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION IN THREE STOCKBOOKS AND A COLLECTION - 405371
    GERMANY - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION IN THREE STOCKBOOKS AND A COLLECTION - 405371
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1,500
    Stock #: 405371
    Your Price $437.50 Originally $1,250.00
  29. GERMAN AREA - LOVELY MOSTLY NON DUPLICATED - 403859
    GERMAN AREA - LOVELY MOSTLY NON DUPLICATED - 403859
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $3,000.00 – $4,000.00
    Stock #: 403859
    Your Price $1,050.00 Originally $3,000.00
  30. BERLIN & THE G.D.R. - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 405301
    BERLIN & THE G.D.R. - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 405301
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1100
    Stock #: 405301
    Your Price $350.00 Originally $1,000.00
  31. GERMANY & AREA - 404853
    GERMANY & AREA - 404853
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $4,000.00 – $5000
    Stock #: 404853
    Your Price $1,400.00 Originally $4,000.00
  32. GERMANY - HIGH QUALITY MAINLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 404725
    GERMANY - HIGH QUALITY MAINLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 404725
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog About: $7,100.00
    Stock #: 404725
    Your Price $525.00 Originally $1,500.00
  33. GERMAN COLONIES, OCCUPATIONS & LOCALS - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 402929
    GERMAN COLONIES, OCCUPATIONS & LOCALS - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 402929
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $2000
    Stock #: 402929
    Your Price $525.00 Originally $1,500.00
  34. (B68), glassine adhering to gum, VERY FINE - 405732
    (B68), glassine adhering to gum, VERY FINE - 405732
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $875.00
    Stock #: 405732
    Your Price $170.00 Originally $425.00
  35. (B68), First Day Cover, VERY FINE  (MI €1500)
    (B68), First Day Cover, VERY FINE (MI €1500)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $1,785.00
    Stock #: 401980
    Your Price $240.00 Originally $800.00
  36. (B68), on cover, VERY FINE  (MI €1100, value for block used with Special Event cancel)
    (B68), on cover, VERY FINE (MI €1100, value for block used with Special Event cancel)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $1,310.00
    Stock #: 401978
    Your Price $172.50 Originally $575.00
  37. (B102-B106) - 406158
    (B102-B106) - 406158
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: 800.00
    Stock #: 406158
    Your Price $150.00 Originally $375.00
  38. (C43-C45), EXTREMELY FINE, og - 408172
    (C43-C45), EXTREMELY FINE, og - 408172
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $900.00
    Stock #: 408172
    Your Price $325.00 Originally $650.00

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Collectible Foreign Stamps

One of the great things about collecting stamps is that it gives you a little taste of what life is like around the world without leaving your home. Aside from being beautiful in their own right, stamps are a wonderful window into the customs and histories of various countries — even some that no longer exist!

At Apfelbaum, Inc., we’ve been serving the philatelic community since 1910. If you’re looking to add to your worldwide stamp collection, there’s no better place to start than at one of our public auctions.

 

A Brief Postal History

The first national postage stamp — the Penny Black — was produced in the United Kingdom in 1840. Prior to that, each mail system had its own method for collecting payment. The stamp was a simple, straightforward way of handling payments that meant less work for mail carriers.

As a result, stamp use quickly spread throughout both the British Empire and the world at large. While the first stamps generally depicted political figures, designs soon became more ornate and pictorial, eventually evolving into a way to symbolize historic events, national priorities and cultural touchstones.

 

Collectible Foreign Stamps

Stamp collecting first emerged as a popular hobby soon after the first national postal systems were founded. Countries found they could generate revenue by issuing limited-run stamps solely for the collectible market. While many collectors specialize in a specific country, there’s no denying that an exhaustive worldwide stamp collection has a certain exotic cachet that speaks of far-off lands and distant customs.

 

Dead Country Stamps

One fascinating offshoot of historical philately is the practice of collecting “dead country” stamps. Dead country stamps are postage stamps from countries or territories that no longer exist. Stamps from former Soviet Republics, areas under colonial rule, and since-annexed territories are all highly prized by certain collectors.

 

Building Your Foreign Stamp Collection

Apfelbaum, Inc. frequently holds auctions of collectible foreign stamps and you can always find them for sale in our Stamp Store and Buy It Now sales as well. If there’s something in particular that you’re looking to add to your collection, contact our office by phone or email for assistance. We also offer appraisal services at your location to better serve you.