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 #899
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1808 Napoleonic Campaign documents, two different, one being "certificate de service", other "Conge pour infirmite", endorsed "Expedition Maritime a la Mediterrannee", each headed "Place de Malte" & signed by various officials, fine
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #900
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1845-55 selection of nine FLs, correspondence to Florence, variety of markings incl. "Via di Mare Livorno", letters "B" and "C" in black or red, due markings, disinfection slits, etc., some tape toning, mostly fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #901
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1860-1930 collection on pages, unused singles and sets, with 1860 1/2p buff, 1863-81 selection of 10 different shades of 1/2p, all identified (plus some duplicates), 1885-90 set of six, with additional 1p, 2 1/2p (2) and 1sh shades, 5sh rose, 1899-1901 set to 10sh, "One Penny" surcharges with "Pnney" varieties, KEVII sets to 5sh, with additional shades, George V sets to 5sh and 10sh, with additional shades including 1sh, 2sh and 2sh6p, "Self-Government" sets to 10sh, 1922-26 set to £1 with both £1 shades, "Postage" overprints including 3p with overprint inverted (toned spots, with APS certificate), 1926-27 complete set to 10sh, "Postage and Revenue" overprints and 1930 set complete to 10sh, l.h. or h.r., some early stamps unused with small faults possible, fine-v.f A solid collection of Malta, SG £7,100+
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Catalog #1/183
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #902
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1860 1/2p buff, Bluish Paper, small h.r., fine, with 1998 APS certificate (SG 1)
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Catalog #2
Catalog Value £1,400
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #903
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1871 (27 Jan) outer FL to Genova, franked with GB 1p and 4p tied by "A25" duplex, with Malta departure cds, charged "2 3/4" with red handstamp and "PD" alongside, transit and arrival pmks on back
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #904
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1885 1/2p green, watermark inverted, right margin single, n.h., v.f. (SG 20w; catalogued as hinged)
**
Catalog #8var
Catalog Value £175
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #905
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1885 4p brown, imperforate horizontal pair, overall brownish gum, left stamp minor, natural gum creasing, h.r., fine, very rare (SG 27a)
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Catalog #12a
Catalog Value £5,500
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #906
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1914-21 George V, 3p purple on yellow, white back paper, overprinted Specimen in black, l.h., v.f. (SG 78bs)
S
Catalog #54S
Catalog Value £375
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #907
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1919 10sh black, well centered, h.r., v.f., signed Brun (SG 96)
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Catalog #65
Catalog Value £3,250
Price Realized
$2,200.00

Lot #908
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MALTA
1935 Silver Jubilee, 16 complete sets including upper left sheet corner margin blocks of eight, n.h., v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #184-87
Catalog Value $640
Price Realized
$260.00

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