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 #502
FEZZAN French Occupation
1943 (26 June) registered and flown cover from Sebha to Brazzaville, franked with 50c on 50c violet, used in combination with 2x1fr on 25c blue and Air Post 50c on 50c, with return address of Lt.Col. De Lange, military governor, some usual minor toning, unusual mixed franking, with arrival pmk, signed Bolaffi, Diena, etc., also Raybaudi, with his 2002 certificate,
Catalog #Sass.11-12,PA3
Catalog Value €10,475
Price Realized

Lot #503
FEZZAN French Occupation
1944 surcharges on Italian Libya Parcel Post stamps, complete set of seven unsevered sheet margin or sheet corner margin blocks of four, each tied by Sebha 27-28 July 1943 departure pmks on mostly locally addressed covers, some with additional "Postes Fezzan" markings on back, v.f. and rare set of blocks on cover, only 35 complete sets were issued, of which many were broken up into singles, signed Raybaudi, with 2011 Roger Calves and 2015 Dr. Giorgio Colla certificates ("Massime rarita del Fezzan") (catalogued as used off cover)
Box Envelope
Catalog #Sass.13-19
Catalog Value €200,000
Price Realized

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