Once again we have an Auction of more than six-hundred lots, the property of twenty-one of our Members. There should be something of interest to all of you, but I would particularly like to draw your attention to:
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and good health in 2016.
|IMPORTANT - NEW VIEWING METHOD.|
We've changed the way you view the images of the Auction lots. This is to simplify the work your Auctioneer and Webmaster have to do in order to have 600 images ready in the available time. The links below will each open a new window with a batch of images for 100 lots. Scroll down to see these lots. You may have to wait a few seconds for them to load. If you do not have your auction catalogue to hand, use the "printable-list" button to obtain a printer-friendly version. When you have viewed the first hundred lots, close that window and open the link for lots 100-199 and so on.
The lots have been scanned IN THEIR PROTECTORS. This means that you will often see wavy white lines across the image. These are reflections of creases in the protector, not in the contents. Our scanner does not provide good contrast, and the images should not be used as an accurate guide to strength of colour. Each illustrated lot has the lot number on a label; ignore any smaller numbers that may also be on that label.
|List of lots||Printable list||Bidding form||APS Homepage|
|Pics 1-99||Pics 100-199||Pics 200-299||Pics 300-399|
|Pics 400-499||Pics 500-599||Pics 600-699|
|env||envelope||ppc||picture postcard||EL||entire letter (with contents)|
|pc||postcard||fpc||field-post card||pse||postal-stationery envelope|
|gd||good||(v)gu||(very) good used||fpse||field-post stationery envelope|
|vg||very good||(v)fu||(very) fine used||TPO||travelling post-office|
|col||colour||b&w||black and white||vgc||very good condition|
|arr||arrival||mm||mounted mint||lmm||lightly-mounted mint|
|pts||points||p||points, perforated||umm||unmounted mint (postfrisch)|
|pmk||postmark||cds||circular date-stamp||Catalogues used|
|canc||cancelled||drs||double-ring cds||Mü||Müller - postmarks|
|v||very||cond||condition||Kl||Klein - postmarks|
|circ||circular||s/l||straight-line||Rai||Rainer - Feldpost-marks, 2003|
|ave||average||o/p||overprint(ed)||Kü||Kühnel - Ablagen|
|stb||said to be||h/s||handstamp||Ferch||Ferchenbauer Handbook, 2008|
|rlwy||railway||FDC||first-day cover||St||Stohl - postmarks|
|stn||station||adh||adhesive(s)||Sch||Schneiderbauer - postal stationery|
|cat||catalogue||POW||prisoner of war||Vot||Votocek - Czech postmarks|
|PO||post office||m/p||machine paper||Voll||Vollmeier|
|reg’d||registered||rpc||real-photo card||Wurth||Special Post Offices|
|reg’n||registration||psc||postal-stationery card||Smith||Austrian POs in the Levant|
|T&S||Tchilinghirian & Stephen|
Webmaster's remarks: Images are not normally provided for mint items and cheap, bulk lots. The size of the image window is controlled by the settings on your computer, not by this web site. The pictures have been provided by a 'quick and easy' scanning process which does not give completely accurate colour reproduction, and also usually produces a heavy black shadow at the top of each image. Do not rely on the pictures to judge shades. In particular, the buff colour of monarchy-period postcards tends to come out much whiter than the actual colour; and sometimes the stamps appear to glow luridly! The images have not been retouched (ie, all the markings added over the years by dealers and vendors have been left). If you need to know precise dimensions of any item ask the Auctioneer. To ensure you are looking at the latest version of this page, use your browser's "Refresh" feature. The buttons above may open a new browser tab or a new window: this is controlled by which version of what browser you have plus how you have set it, not by this web site.