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 #479
ETHIOPIA
1911 Dire-Dawa Provisional Surcharges, set of seven, n.h., fine-v.f., signed Brun, etc. A rare set unused, especially never hinged (catalogued as hinged) YT
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Catalog #94-100
Catalog Value €1,750
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #480
ETHIOPIA
1917 Coronation overprints inverted, complete set of six blocks of four, l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.
Box *
Catalog #101-107var
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #481
ETHIOPIA
1917 Coronation overprints inverted, complete set of six used on philatelically inspired cover from Addis Ababa (24 May 1917) to Port Said, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #101-107var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #482
ETHIOPIA
1917 Second Coronation Issue, double overprint, one inverted, six different, l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f., rare
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Catalog #108/115var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #483
ETHIOPIA
1917 Second Coronation Issue, 2g blue, red overprint double, both inverted, right sheet margin block of four, one l.h., others n.h., v.f. (regular hinged stamps catalogue $330)
Box */**
Catalog #111var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #484
ETHIOPIA
1917 Second Coronation Issue, 4g red & green, double overprint inverted, both position 16 ("TEE" Amharic character for "TU" in "Zauditu"), h.r., v.f., rare
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Catalog #113var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #485
ETHIOPIA
1922 inverted "1" Guerche surcharge (instead of "1/2") on 1/8g violet & brown, block of four, h.r. at top, bottom stamps n.h., v.f., unlisted
Box */**
Catalog #136var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #486
ETHIOPIA
1925 1g on 12g lilac & gray, double surcharge, n.h., v.f. A rarity (regular stamp is catalogued $400 for hinged)
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Catalog #145var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #487
ETHIOPIA
1925 1g on 3t green & orange, double surcharge, sheet margin block of four, l.h. at top, bottom stamps n.h., v.f.
Box */**
Catalog #146var
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #488
ETHIOPIA
1926 1g on 6g light blue & orange, surcharge inverted, lower left sheet corner margin block of four, one stamp showing inverted "u" for "gnerche" (instead of "guerche"), h.r., v.f. (basic stamps catalogue $320+)
Box *
Catalog #149var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #489
ETHIOPIA
1926 1g on 6g light blue & orange, double surcharge inverted, block of four, showing spectacular shift creating a triple surcharge, l.h., v.f. (basic stamps catalogue $320+)
Box *
Catalog #149var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #490
ETHIOPIA
1926 1g on 6g light blue & orange, triple surcharge, one inverted, right sheet margin block of four, l.h., v.f. (basic stamps catalogue $320+)
Box *
Catalog #149var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #491
ETHIOPIA
1927 1g on 6g light blue & orange, triple surcharge, one inverted, right sheet margin block of four, l.h., v.f.
Box *
Catalog #152var
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #492
ETHIOPIA
1936 (16 Apr) registered cover from Addis Ababa to Germany, franked with a combination of new currency surcharges and Air Post adhesives, with Butow arrival pmk, filing fold away from the stamps, violet censor mark, fine and scarce mixed issues franking
Envelope
Catalog #243,246,C11,12
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #493
ETHIOPIA
1945 unoverprinted Red Cross Issue, 100 sets (sheets of 50), n.h., v.f. These stamps were printed in Switzerland before Ethiopia was invaded by Italy and delivered only after the war ended. YT
Box **
Catalog #268-272
Catalog Value €4,500
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #494
ETHIOPIA
1961 Space, 5c and 10c Alan Sheppard and Yuri Gagarin artist (Shamir) drawings (115mmx72mm) in red and blue on cards, with simulated perforations, water colored, with corrections in Chinese ink, fine
E
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #495
ETHIOPIA
1961 20th Anniversary of Liberation, set of three imperf. plate proofs in black, fine-v.f.
P
Catalog #366-368P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #496
ETHIOPIA
1961 Golden Wedding Anniversary, set of three imperf. plate proofs in black, fine-v.f.
P
Catalog #375-77P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #497
ETHIOPIA
1962 Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea, set of five imperf. plate proofs in black, fine-v.f.
P
Catalog #391-95P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #498
ETHIOPIA
1965 Flowers, nine imperforate and gummed sheetlets of five, each a different color, also four imperf. sheetlets showing only part of design, v.f. and rare group
P
Catalog #434-38P
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #499
ETHIOPIA
1980 Birds of Prey, imperforate die proofs affixed on gray, annotated card, v.f. and scarce set, from the De La Rue archives
P
Catalog #956-60P
Price Realized
$240.00

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