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For important collections of the highest international standing which have not been exhibited by the collector, an EDITION SPÉCIALE series was created in addition to the EDITION D´OR series.

EDITION SPÉCIALE • The 'Erivan' Collection • Postmasters' provisionals: United States and Confederate States

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article number: 417


Shown in two parts, the issues before the first official stamp and during the Civil War, this collection contains rare items, and some of them are among the jewels of American philately and postal history.

Many of the largest stamp collections of our time can be admired at exhibitions. However, not all collectors participate in philatelic competitions. Some large collections slumber in secrecy, many know of the existence, few might also know selected pieces of the collection - but in totality one can only first see those collections in an auction. Then, however, it is often too late to identify the “philatelic handwriting" of the collector or evaluate the collection for research.

The situation is similar with the collection "Erivan" by Helga and Erivan Haub. Both have in many years of collecting activities put together several outstanding collections, that would certainly have achieved awards at shows - if they had been exhibited.

170 pages, of which 151 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, in English

 79.00 CHF

EDITION SPÉCIALE • France et Colonies - Sélection des raretés classiques • La collection 'BesanÇon'

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article number: 414
The postage stamps of France reflect, in their design and inscriptions, the turbulent political history of France. Almost every new stamp Issue owed its origin to a change in the political situation. At the same time, the classic stamps of France represent some of the highest standards of 19th century printing: works of art in miniature! 

112 pages, of which 93 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, french
 79.00 CHF

Oldenburg von der Vorphilatelie bis zum Ende der Posthoheit • Die Sammlung Heinrich Sanders

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article number: 415
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OLDENBURG - from pre-philately until the end of the postal authority - The collection of Heinrich Sanders

Heinrich Sanders always regretted that the knowledge of the most collectors got lost when their remarkable collections were dissolved. In order to preserve his knowledge which is included in the extensive descriptions of his collection for future "Oldenburg"-collectors he stipulated not only that his collection should go back into the philatelic cacle, but also a book should be published of it.

At the same time of the release of the book "Oldenburg" - from pre-philately until the end of the postal authority" the collection was auctioned during the 362nd Heinrich Koehler auction on March 18, 2016 in Wiesbaden.

203 pages, of which 201 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound in German

 79.00 CHF

Arnim Knapp • The Franco-envelopes of the Royal Saxon post offices

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By means of the „older literature“ the author tried to gather new findings and then illustrate those with the help of modern methods.

For decades he studied this collection area as potential collector within the “Forschungsgemeinschaft Sachsen e.V. (= Study Group of Saxony) and discussed some topics with well-known philatelists which also resulted in new findings which are clearly presented in this book as well.

Emphases were put on the production technology, the usage of entires within Saxony, the German-Austrian postal association, the mail abroad and overseas. On December 31, 1867 the Postal Authority of Saxony came to an end and part of the remainder envelopes were adapted and used by the successor postal authority (= Norddeutscher Bund). This collection area is also included in this book. In order to assess the frequency all deliveries are shown in quantity charts. Additionally it was attempted to judge the rarity by means of relative frequency.

Above all, the author wants to encourage advanced philatelists to reprocess their collection of Saxony entires or animate beginners for this collection area, which is so diverse that an interested philatelist can have fun for decades to build up his collection of entires. This manual shall be a useful support.

402 pages, of which 394 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound in German

 79.00 CHF

EDITION SPÉCIALE • Juwelen der Philatelie - Altdeutschland- und Österreich-Raritäten des 19. Jahrhunderts • Die Sammlung 'Amadeus'

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article number: 413

There hardly is another similar philatelic collection like the 'Amadeus' collection presented in this book! The collection has never been shown to the public and only excerpts are described here. The collection captivates due to the beauty and quality of the items of the German States and Classic Austria. The collector was able to incorporate both attributes - beauty and aesthetics - due to his many years of love for philately as well as his skilled eyes and exquisite taste. Many pieces of his collection have been previously owned by famous people like Burrus, Caspary, Boker or Kirchner. All items have been certified upon purchase in regard to genuineness and quality by recognized experts.

213 pages, of which 206 are full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, German
 79.00 CHF

EDITION SPÉCIALE • Bayern - Auslandsbriefe von 1850 bis 1870 • Die Sammlung Hilmar Kraus

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article number: 412

Bei diesem Buch handelt es sich um eine der umfangreichsten und bedeutendsten Sammlungen dieses Sammelgebietes. Es war der Wunsch von Hilmar Kraus, Ausschnitte und Besonderheiten seiner Sammlung im Rahmen eines Buches zu veröffentlichen und interessierten Sammlern und Lesern zur Verfügung zu stellen. Eine Sammlung, der er sich mit Leidenschaft und Akribie hingab.

131 Seiten, davon 120 Seiten Sammlungstafeln im farbigen Kunstdruck, Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag, deutsch
 79.00 CHF

EDITION SPÉCIALE • Netherlands - 'Bright and Beautiful' Postal History 1852-1867 • The Luis Alemany Indarte Collection

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article number: 403

The "colourful" diversity of the postal history of the Netherlands from 1852 to 1867 is expressed in the collection of Luis Alemany Indarte. Hardly a Netherlands collection of the past is likely to have had more three-colour frankings and mixed frankings of perforated and imperforated stamps of the 1852 and 1864 issues than that of Luis Alemany Indarte. The bright and beautiful postal history of the Netherlands from 1852 to 1867 has probably never before been portrayed so colourfully and in such variety as in this collection.

An award winning exhibition collection of the first three issues of the Netherlands on covers to mostly foreign destinations, as well as proofs, blocks, specimens, gutter pairs and special and beautiful cancellations.

157 pages, full-colour plates showing pages from the collection, hardbound with dust jacket, bilingual in English and Dutch

 79.00 CHF

EDITION SPÉCIALE • Postal traffic between the Netherlands and the Old-German States 1852-1900 • The Bouwe Brandsma Collection

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article number: 401

In this Special Edition, one of the Netherlands’ leading collectors Bouwe Brandsma shows his collection of mail sent between the Netherlands and the Old German States.

Highlights from the Netherlands include the three-colour franking from Amsterdam to Berlin and a cover with six copies of the 1852 5 cents (Plate V) from Amsterdam to Wiesbaden. Some highlights of the German States are a cover from Nuremberg (Bavaria) to Amsterdam with 5 copies of the 1862 12 kreuzer with the open “mill wheel” cancellation No 356 and a cover from Rostock (Mecklenburg-Schwerin) to Amsterdam franked with a block of four and a block of eight of the 1856 ¼ Schilling and also a 5 schilling value.

120 rare covers on 168 pages, full colour, hardbound with dust jacket.
Available in Dutch or German.
 79.00 CHF