Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World including the Fred Blau Collection
March 3-4, 2020

We are pleased to announce our March 3-4, 2020 Auction, featuring the Fred Blau collection of Palestine Aerophilately and Military Mail, followed by United States and Possessions, with Dr.Ernesto Arosemena's Canal Zone, continuing with selections from Asia, Western European countries, South and Central America, Middle East, as well as extensive Great Britain and British Commonwealth, Poland with an exceptional collection of World War II Occupation proofs & essays, Russia, Vatican City, etc., and ending as usual with Large Lots and Collections. This is a live public auction taking place in our NYC Galleries as well as on CherrystoneLIVE.

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Lot #796
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1918 cover bearing a provisional handstamp, negative "Batumskaya Kontora No.1" hs, also framed 6-line cachet indicating payment is to be made in cash, endorsed "15k" in pen, v.f. and rare usage during the time when stamps in Batum were not available, with 1980 BPA certificate
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #797
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1918 cover bearing a provisional handstamp, negative "Batumskaya Kontora No.1" hs, also framed 6-line cachet indicating payment is to be made in cash, endorsed "15k" in pen, v.f. and rare usage during the time when stamps in Batum were not available
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #798
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 (19 Jan) Greek 10L stationery card addressed to England, Field Post Office 80 handstamp, with "Passed by Censor No.52" in violet, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #799
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 (20 Feb) Greek stationery card addressed to England, Field Post Office 80 handstamp, with faint "Passed by Censor" in violet, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #800
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 (26 Feb) Greek stationery card addressed to England, Field Post Office 80 handstamp, with "Passed by Censor" in violet alongside, v.f., with 24 March arrival pmk
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #801
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 10r on 3k carmine red (imperf.), tied by Batum 19.12.19 cds on cover addressed to Switzerland, v.f., with Bern (3.1.20) arrival pmk on back (SG 8)
Envelope
Catalog #8
Catalog Value £630
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #802
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 35k on 4k Arms, unused and affixed on unaddressed postal stationery card, v.f., signed Herbert Bloch, with 1983 Friedl certificate. Only 46 (!) stamps received this surcharge and were affixed on stationery cards; some were used, others were generally removed from cards. A significantly undercatalogued rarity, illustrated on page 82 in "Batum under British Occupation the years 1917-1921" by H.G. Grigoleit & E. Klempka (SG P1, £12,000 for unused stamp off card)
(*)
Catalog #11
Price Realized
$9,000.00

Lot #803
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 35k on 4k Arms, used, v.f., signed Romeko, with 2016 Robineau and Scheller certificates. Only 46 (!) stamps received this surcharge and were affixed on stationery cards; some were used and subsequently removed from cards. A significantly undercatalogued rarity (SG P1, £12,000)
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Catalog #11
Price Realized
$10,500.00

Lot #804
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 10r on 3k and 15r on 1k (red surcharge), imperforate singles, used on registered, locally addressed cover, filing fold away from the stamps, fine-v.f., signed Mikulski, Romeko, Rosselevitch (SG 19,20a)
Envelope
Catalog #21,22
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #805
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1919 10r on 10k carmine red imperforate, inverted overprint, h.r., v.f., with photocopy of a Holcombe certificate for a block of four from which this copy originated. A rare stamp (SG 19var)
*
Catalog #21a
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #806
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH BATUM
1920 25r on 5k claret, surcharged in blue and black, blocks of four, n.h., v.f., signed Holcombe (SG 29,29a, catalogue value for hinged singles)
Box **
Catalog #33,34
Catalog Value £440
Price Realized
$290.00

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