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 #574
FRENCH COLONIES Benin
1891 (8 Nov) small cover franked with 15c Alphee Dubois, tied by "Correspondance Militaire Porto-Novo Benin" cds, repeated alongside, also maritime "Loango a Bordeaux L.L. No.2", addressed to Brest Finistere, with violet military cachet and arrival pmks on back, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #575
FRENCH COLONIES Benin
1892 75c carmine rose, double overprint, l.h., irregular perfs at top, signed Brun, etc., unlisted variety
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Catalog #12var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #576
FRENCH COLONIES Benin
1892 75c on 15c blue, type I, surcharge in red, tied by Loango L.M. No.2 pmk on cover used in 1894 to Marseille, minor backflap tears, otherwise fine, scarce usage, with 1996 Roumet certificate (YT 16) (Maury 7, €1,600)
Envelope
Catalog #18
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #577
FRENCH COLONIES Benin
1892 75c on 15c blue, type I, surcharge in black, canceled Porto Novo Benin, 2 June 93, good color, usual perforations, fine example of this rarity, signed Brun, Calves, Roumet (YT 17) (Maury 7A, €3,500)
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Catalog #19
Catalog Value $2,800
Price Realized
$650.00

Lot #578
FRENCH COLONIES Benin
1902 (23 June) cover (with contents) sent from Allada to France, franked with 5c (short perfs) and 10c Grouppe (Benin), tied by rare "Telegraphie Militaire Poste Benin" cancels, repeated alongside, with "Loango a Bordeaux L.L. No.3" maritime datestamp below, also partial "Cotonou Dahomey" and Pontoise arrival pmks on back, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$140.00

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