GERMANY SOVIET ZONE HOP BEZIRKSHANDSTEMPEL BEZIRK 37 RARE 60pf 179 VIII MNH 165
You will receive the stamp shown in the scan. Welcome to the amazing world of the Bezirkshandstempels. Also know as HOP's (Hand Over Prints). This might be the most fascinating and difficult of all the German collective areas. Issued in 1948 for the currency reform that was inforced in all the German occupation zones. Catalogue used for them is Michel Deutschland Spezial and also sometimes I use the Handbook. I collect this area myself, or to be exact I collect one stamp! The markets is flooded with forgeries of them, non expertized stamps are very seldome okay. These became in demand among collectors from day 1, so forgeries started to be produced probably within weeks or days after they were put in use.
Few areas of philatey have ever been studied like these and the knowledge is constantly changing. Over time there has been a number of expertizer who's word/marks we can feel rather safe about. From the old days, eg Fläschendräger & Dr Herbst and from new days Ballschmitt BPP, Dr Modry BPP, Petzold BPP.
Print the item page and save it, mark down my contact info and in case it happens get in touch! Not being okay = Re-expertized as a forgery by either BPP or VPP expertizer, not the local guy at the club or the stamp shop. The item "GERMANY SOVIET ZONE HOP BEZIRKSHANDSTEMPEL BEZIRK 37 RARE 60pf 179 VIII MNH 165" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Stamps\Europe\Germany & Colonies".
The seller is "silentstrikerstamps" and is located in Stockholm. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification: HaFä
- Quality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
- Region: Germany
- Grade: Superb
- Type: Postage
- Place of Origin: Germany & Colonies