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 #508
FRANCE
1853 1c green, block of four, h.r. at top, bottom pair n.h., v.f. (YT 11)
Box */**
Catalog #12
Catalog Value €1,100
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #509
FRANCE
1866 "Empire Francais" Laureated, Barroux die essay in black, value "0", fresh and v.f.
E
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #510
FRANCE
1866 "Empire Francais" Laureated, Barroux die essay in gray black, value "0", fresh and v.f.
E
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #511
FRANCE
1867 30c brown, right sheet margin block of four, h.r. at top, bottom stamps n.h., good color, fine, signed "Costes" in margin, another pencil signature at bottom (YT 30)
Box */**
Catalog #34
Catalog Value €5,000
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #512
FRANCE
1872 (May 8) FL franked with 25c blue, tied by large numeral "2598", with "Gare de Nancy" cds alongside, used in combination with Germany 2gr ultramarine (Scott's No.5), tied by "Avricourt Strasbourg" transit and sent to Alsace, with Buchsweiler (German) arrival pmk on back, fine
Envelope
Catalog #58
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #513
FRANCE
1903 large printer's color sample page in magenta color, showing 13 diff. designs including two for Japan, also for Greece, Malta, Canada, Portugal and Great Britain, on thin paper, some tears away from designs, otherwise fine-v.f.
P
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #514
FRANCE
1946 General Le Clerc, two different artist pencil sketches, each denominated "6fr" and signed by Decaris, v.f.
E
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #515
FRANCE
1948 6fr unissued design, die essay with colored surround, selection of ten different colors or shades, each artist signed, fine-v.f., rare
E
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #516
FRANCE
1948 6fr unissued design, two die essays in black, different sizes and lettering, each artist signed, fine-v.f., probably unique
E
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #517
FRANCE
1949 Coat of Arms, duplicated selection of 48 (four different) imperforate composite die proofs in black, 12 of each, artist signed, fine-v.f., rare (Maury 834/38 Essay de decomposition)
E
Catalog #616-19P
Catalog Value €19,200
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #518
FRANCE
1951 United Nations, 30fr printer's trial color die proof in ultramarine, also artist (Decaris) signed die proof in black; plus 1959 25fr Europa, printer's inspection die proof in sepia (only four prepared), v.f.
P
Catalog #672,929P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #519
FRANCE
1953 Coat of Arms, six different imperforate, composite die proofs in black, artist signed, fine-v.f. (Maury 951-54,58-59EPL)
P
Catalog #694-99P
Catalog Value €2,100
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #520
FRANCE
1954 Coat of Arms, duplicated selection of 70 (ten complete sets of seven) imperforate composite die proofs in black, artist signed, fine-v.f. (Maury 999-1005EPL)
P
Catalog #733-39P
Catalog Value €24,500
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #521
FRANCE
1962-63 Space, set of three imperforate sheets of 25, n.h., v.f. (YT 1360-62)
Box **
Catalog #1047-48,1067var
Catalog Value €6,875
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #522
FRANCE
1963 Famous Men, including Beethoven, Mazzini, etc., complete set of five imperforate sheets of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 1382-86)
Box **
Catalog #1059-63var
Catalog Value €6,250
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #523
FRANCE
1965 National Satellite, imperforate sheet of 32, plus labels, yielding 16 se-tenant pairs, n.h., v.f. (YT 1464-65)
Box **
Catalog #1137-38var
Catalog Value €3,680
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #524
FRANCE
1966 Paintings, complete set of five different imperforate sheets of 25, n.h., v.f. and beautiful (YT 1478-79,1492-94)
Box **
Catalog #1149-53var
Catalog Value €11,175
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #525
FRANCE
1967 Madame Curie, imperforate sheet margin block of 10, n.h., v.f. (YT 1533a)
Box **
Catalog #1195var
Catalog Value €770
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #526
FRANCE
1968 Paintings, Lascaux Cave and Renoir, two different imperforate sheets of 25, n.h., v.f., rare (YT 1555,1570)
Box **
Catalog #1204,1207var
Catalog Value €5,125
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #527
FRANCE
1970 Paintings, two different imperforate sheets of 25, n.h., v.f. (YT 1640-41)
Box **
Catalog #1273-74var
Catalog Value €4,300
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #528
FRANCE
1974 artist's (Chesnot) watercolor rendering, for the 1974 Chess Olympics in Nice, probably for a First Day Cover cachet, with hs on reverse "Maquette Guarantee Unique par L'artiste Chesnot" and signed by him, v.f.
E
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #529
FRANCE
1975 Arphila 1975, set of four artist die proofs, v.f.
P
Catalog #1425-1428P
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #530
FRANCE
1980 Butterfly, imperforate sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 2089a)
Box **
Catalog #1708var
Catalog Value €3,050
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #531
FRANCE
1982 Paintings, five different imperforate sheets of 25, n.h., v.f. (YT 2210a-11a, 2231a, 2234a, 2245a)
Box **
Catalog #1830-33,1840var
Catalog Value €10,000
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #532
FRANCE
1989 Historic Sights of Paris, imperf. sheet of ten se-tenant strips of five, n.h., v.f. (YT 2583A)
Box **
Catalog #2151a,var
Catalog Value €1,850
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #533
FRANCE
1990 Art, set of four imperforate sheets of 30, n.h., v.f. (YT 2635a-37a,2672a)
Box **
Catalog #2209-12var
Catalog Value €7,320
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #534
FRANCE
1990 Art, "Profile of a Woman" by Redon, imperf. sheet of 30, n.h., v.f. (YT 2635)
Box **
Catalog #2209var
Catalog Value €1,830
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #535
FRANCE
1990 Musical Instruments (precanceled), set of four in imperf. sheets of 100, n.h., v.f. (YT 206-209)
Box **
Catalog #2233-2236var
Catalog Value €4,575
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #536
FRANCE
1990 Musical Instruments (precanceled), set of three in imperf. sheets of 100, n.h., v.f. (YT 210-212)
Box **
Catalog #2237-2239var
Catalog Value €3,825
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #537
FRANCE
1991 Art, "Apres Nous La Maternite" by Max Ernst, imperf. sheet of 30, n.h., v.f. (YT 2727a)
Box **
Catalog #2245var
Catalog Value €1,620
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #538
FRANCE
1991 Boxing (Marcel Cerdan), imperf. sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 2729a)
Box **
Catalog #2267var
Catalog Value €1,400
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #539
FRANCE
1992 Musical Instruments (precanceled), set of four in imperf. sheets of 100, n.h., v.f. (YT 224-227)
Box **
Catalog #2303-2306var
Catalog Value €4,200
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #540
FRANCE
1993 Mediterranean Youth Games, imperf. sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 2795)
Box **
Catalog #2327var
Catalog Value €1,750
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #541
FRANCE
1993 Musical Instruments (precanceled), set of four in imperf. sheets of 100, n.h., v.f. (YT 228-231)
Box **
Catalog #2368-2371var
Catalog Value €4,575
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #542
FRANCE
1993 Contemporary Art, 5fr values, two imperf. sheets of 30, n.h., v.f. (YT 2834-2835)
Box **
Catalog #2379-80var
Catalog Value €3,660
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #543
FRANCE
1993-94 Art, "Abstract Squares" by Sean Scully, imperf. sheet of 30, n.h., v.f. (YT 2858a)
Box **
Catalog #2381var
Catalog Value €1,830
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #544
FRANCE
1993-96 booklets, selection of 11 different imperforate uncut sheets of 4-5 panes in each, also 11 single imperforate panes, with Greetings, Stamp Day, Red Cross, Stage & Screen Personalities, French-Swiss Relations, etc., n.h., v.f., YT
Booklet **

Catalog Value €17,425
Price Realized
$3,000.00

Lot #545
FRANCE
1994 Decorative Arts, set of four imperf. sheets of 40, n.h., v.f. (YT 2854-2857)
Box **
Catalog #2387-2401var
Catalog Value €3,400
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #546
FRANCE
1994 Opening of the Channel Tunnel, 18 imperf. sets in se-tenant sheets, n.h, v.f. (YT 2880-2883)
Box **
Catalog #2421-2424var
Catalog Value €3,060
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #547
FRANCE
1994 Liberation of Paris (50th Anniversary), set of two imperf. sheets of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 2887-2888)
Box **
Catalog #2428-2429var
Catalog Value €4,600
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #548
FRANCE
1994 International Olympic Committee, imperf. sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. (YT 2889a)
Box **
Catalog #2431var
Catalog Value €2,300
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #549
FRANCE
1994 Art, "Moses and the Daughters of Jethro" by Nicolas Poussin, imperf. sheet of 20, n.h., v.f. (YT 2896a)
Box **
Catalog #2435var
Catalog Value €700
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #550
FRANCE
1995 Stamp Day, imperf. unfolded se-tenant booklet pane of seven, n.h., v.f. (YT BC2935a)
Booklet
Catalog #2467a,var
Catalog Value €905
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #551
FRANCE
1996 World Cup, set of four imperf. sheets of 40, n.h., v.f., unpriced in YT (Maury 2999-3002)
Box **
Catalog #2530-2533var
Catalog Value €7,000
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #552
FRANCE
1996 Olympics, imperf. sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. (Maury 3005)
Box **
Catalog #2537var
Catalog Value €3,250
Price Realized
$550.00

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