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  1. 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
    $900.00
  2. (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
    $210.00
  3. (82/W2.3 & 82/W2.4), Quint and Lecin labels and block of four 5pf, VERY FINE (MI €1400)
    (82/W2.3 & 82/W2.4), Quint and Lecin labels and block of four 5pf, VERY FINE (MI €1400)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,670.00
    Stock #: 393628
    $525.00
  4. (82f, 84, 120, 120c, Michel MH#13A) - 405885
    (82f, 84, 120, 120c, Michel MH#13A) - 405885
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: 715
    Stock #: 405885
    $220.00
  5. (83/S2.19), Naturwein label, VERY FINE (MI €950)
    (83/S2.19), Naturwein label, VERY FINE (MI €950)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,130.00
    Stock #: 392930
    $350.00
  6. (83/W3.24), Sellschopp label, VERY FINE (MI €950)
    (83/W3.24), Sellschopp label, VERY FINE (MI €950)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,130.00
    Stock #: 392934
    $350.00
  7. (355), booklet pane of ten (Michel HBl #51B), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €2200)
    (355), booklet pane of ten (Michel HBl #51B), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €2200)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,625.00
    Stock #: 393635
    $900.00
  8. (667-668, B309), blocks of four, VERY FINE, og, NH
    (667-668, B309), blocks of four, VERY FINE, og, NH
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $372.00
    Stock #: 401994
    $200.00
  9. (708), in an unexploded booklet (Michel MH #6a), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €500)
    (708), in an unexploded booklet (Michel MH #6a), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €500)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $645.00
    Stock #: 392910
    $220.00
  10. (714), VERY FINE, og, NH  (MI €250)
    (714), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €250)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $305.00
    Stock #: 399951
    $160.00
  11. (737Ab), in all four Unexploded Booklets - 405884
    (737Ab), in all four Unexploded Booklets - 405884
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: 385
    Stock #: 405884
    $150.00
  12. (738), First Day Card (Michel #ETB 1), VERY FINE (MI 300 Euros)
    (738), First Day Card (Michel #ETB 1), VERY FINE (MI 300 Euros)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $320.00
    Stock #: 391244
    $65.00
  13. (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
    $400.00
  14. (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
    $130.00
  15. (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
    $200.00
  16. GERMANY - LOVELY COLLECTION TO 1980 - 406187
    GERMANY - LOVELY COLLECTION TO 1980 - 406187
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $12,800.00
    Stock #: 406187
    $2,500.00
  17. 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
    $1,250.00
  18. FRENCH LEGION MICHEL BLOCK I - 405176
    FRENCH LEGION MICHEL BLOCK I - 405176
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $575.00
    Stock #: 405176
    $350.00
  19. GERMANY - NICE ACCUMULATION WITH DIFFERENT PREMIUM ISSUES THROUGHOUT - 405847
    GERMANY - NICE ACCUMULATION WITH DIFFERENT PREMIUM ISSUES THROUGHOUT - 405847
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $3,000.00
    Stock #: 405847
    $2,000.00
  20. GERMANY & AREA - WONDERFUL STOCK OF - 405734
    GERMANY & AREA - WONDERFUL STOCK OF - 405734
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $20,000.00
    Stock #: 405734
    $4,500.00
  21. 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
    $1,250.00
  22. 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
    $3,000.00
  23. GERMAN STATES - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 405360
    GERMAN STATES - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH PREMIUM - 405360
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1,250
    Stock #: 405360
    $1,000.00
  24. GERMANY & STATES - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH BETTER STATES & GDR - 405331
    GERMANY & STATES - HIGH QUALITY SELECTION WITH BETTER STATES & GDR - 405331
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1,000
    Stock #: 405331
    $800.00
  25. GERMAN AREA - HIGH QUALITY TWO-VOLUME COLLECTION - 405311
    GERMAN AREA - HIGH QUALITY TWO-VOLUME COLLECTION - 405311
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500
    Stock #: 405311
    $1,250.00
  26. 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
    $1,000.00
  27. G.D.R. & SOVIET ZONE GERMANY - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 405019
    G.D.R. & SOVIET ZONE GERMANY - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION - 405019
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $500.00 – $600.00
    Stock #: 405019
    $500.00
  28. GERMANY & AREA - 404853
    GERMANY & AREA - 404853
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $4,000.00 – $5000
    Stock #: 404853
    $4,000.00
  29. WURRTEMBURG, THURN & TAXIS - PREMIUM SELECTION - 404910
    WURRTEMBURG, THURN & TAXIS - PREMIUM SELECTION - 404910
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog About: $1725.00
    Stock #: 404910
    $400.00
  30. GERMANY-COVERS - 403714
    GERMANY-COVERS - 403714
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,200.00 – $2500
    Stock #: 403714
    $2,200.00
  31. BERLIN-COVERS - 403713
    BERLIN-COVERS - 403713
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,400.00 – $2500
    Stock #: 403713
    $2,400.00
  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
    $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
    $1,500.00
  34. GERMANY & STATES - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION, 1872 TO 1935 - 401800
    GERMANY & STATES - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION, 1872 TO 1935 - 401800
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – $600
    Stock #: 401800
    $500.00
  35. (B24a), in an Unexploded Booklet (Michel MH #27.3), VERY FINE, og, NH  (MI €800)
    (B24a), in an Unexploded Booklet (Michel MH #27.3), VERY FINE, og, NH (MI €800)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $950.00
    Stock #: 392896
    $300.00
  36. (B33), First Day Cover, VERY FINE  (MI €3000)
    (B33), First Day Cover, VERY FINE (MI €3000)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $3,575.00
    Stock #: 401981
    $1,600.00
  37. (B33a-B33d), in a block, on cover, with IPOSTA Cancel, VERY FINE  (MI €670)
    (B33a-B33d), in a block, on cover, with IPOSTA Cancel, VERY FINE (MI €670)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $825.00
    Stock #: 398793
    $350.00
  38. (B57), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 404352
    (B57), EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH - 404352
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $750.00
    Stock #: 404352
    $330.00
  39. (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
    $425.00
  40. (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
    $800.00
  41. (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 #: 401979
    $575.00
  42. (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
    $575.00
  43. (B68), on cover, crease, F-VF (MI €1100)
    (B68), on cover, crease, F-VF (MI €1100)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $1,400.00
    Stock #: 401537
    $425.00
  44. (B102-B106) - 406158
    (B102-B106) - 406158
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: 800.00
    Stock #: 406158
    $375.00
  45. (B306-B308, B310-B313), on one cover, VERY FINE  (MI €302)
    (B306-B308, B310-B313), on one cover, VERY FINE (MI €302)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $355.00
    Stock #: 402107
    $160.00
  46. (C39), two on Zeppelin Flight Cover, VERY FINE (MI €900) - 402502
    (C39), two on Zeppelin Flight Cover, VERY FINE (MI €900) - 402502
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $1,060
    Stock #: 402502
    $475.00
  47. (C43-C45), VERY FINE, og, NH  (signed Schlegel BPP)
    (C43-C45), VERY FINE, og, NH (signed Schlegel BPP)
    Germany (GE)
    Scott Catalog Value: $3,200.00
    Stock #: 401993
    $1,700.00
  48. (C45), on Zeppelin Flight Cover, VERY FINE (MI €800)
    (C45), on Zeppelin Flight Cover, VERY FINE (MI €800)
    Germany (GE)
    (Catalog Value): $950.00
    Stock #: 401969
    $400.00
  49. (Michel #1-2), WWII Propaganda Issues, VERY FINE, ungummed as isssued (MI €400) - 405963
    (Michel #1-2), WWII Propaganda Issues, VERY FINE, ungummed as isssued (MI €400) - 405963
    Germany (GE)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $450
    Stock #: 405963
    $300.00

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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.