Closes for bidding midnight 25 March 2016

Dear Members,
This time we have an Auction of nearly six-hundred lots, the property of nineteen of our Members. There should be something of interest to all of you, but I would particularly like to draw your attention to:


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 tab or window with a batch of images. 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.

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.

CATALOGUE LIST OF LOTS Bidding form additional bidder & vendor info APS Homepage

Lots 1-45 Lots 46-68 Lots 69-112 Lots 113-130 Lots 131-166 Lots 167-189
Lots 190-210 Lots 211-284 Lots 285-323 Lots 324-355 Lots 356-386 Lots 387-424
Lots 425-460 Lots 461-495 Lots 496-535 Lots 536-567 Lots 568-589  

Abbreviations used in the list:

envenvelopeppcpicture postcardELentire letter (with contents)
pcpostcardfpcfield-post cardpsepostal-stationery envelope
gdgood(v)gu(very) good usedfpsefield-post stationery envelope
vgvery good(v)fu(very) fine usedTPOtravelling post-office
colcolourb&wblack and whitevgcvery good condition
arrarrivalmmmounted mintlmmlightly-mounted mint
ptspointsppoints, perforatedummunmounted mint (postfrisch)
pmkpostmarkcdscircular date-stamp  Catalogues used
canccancelleddrsdouble-ring cdsMüller - postmarks
vverycondconditionKlKlein - postmarks
circcirculars/lstraight-lineRaiRainer - Feldpost-marks, 2003
wmkwatermarkm/smanuscriptANKNetto, Austria
aveaverageo/poverprint(ed)Kühnel - Ablagen
stbsaid to beh/shandstampFerchFerchenbauer Handbook, 2008
rlwyrailwayFDCfirst-day coverStStohl - postmarks
stnstationadhadhesive(s)SchSchneiderbauer - postal stationery
catcataloguePOWprisoner of warVotVotocek - Czech postmarks
defindefinitiveh/phand-paperSGStanley Gibbons
POpost officem/pmachine paperVollVollmeier
reg’dregisteredrpcreal-photo cardWurthSpecial Post Offices
reg’nregistrationpscpostal-stationery cardSmithAustrian POs in the Levant
T&STchilinghirian & Stephen

Webmaster's remarks: 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: the choice is controlled by which version of what browser you have plus how you have set it, not by this web site.

The programs we use cannot easily cope with varying page sizes, so you'll find everything is A4 portrait or landscape, and some of the portrait pages have the bottom half blank. The alternative was to have lots split over page breaks, or in non-numerical order; we think our choice is the lesser evil.