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 #585
FRENCH COLONIES Dahomey
1898 soldier's free-frank cover to France, endorsed "Correspondance Militaire", with "Grand-Popo Dahomey" (22 July) and "Establissements du Benin Ligne M No.1" (2 Aug), with rare blue "Delimitation Dahomey-Soudan-Tchad / Le Commissaire Francais" military cachet, plus Cotonou, Ouidah, Grand-Popo transit and Paris arrival pmks on back, some cover wear, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #586
FRENCH COLONIES Dahomey
1899 1c-1fr "Dahomey et Dependances" Grouppe type, complete set of matching, right sheet margin singles, perforated from the Bristol cards, fine-v.f., rare set. These stamps were produced for the 1900 Paris Exhibition (Maury €1,650)
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Catalog #1/15P
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #587
FRENCH COLONIES Dahomey
1902 (4 Oct) free-frank military cover to France, with ms return "Le Commandt. Du Detachment du 3 Territoire Militaire a Zander", "Kandi Ht. Dahomey" departure cds, also "Correspondance Militaire Porto-Novo Benin", "Loango a Bordeaux L.L. No.3" maritime and other markings on both sides, backflap missing and minor repairs, scarce collection of markings
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #588
FRENCH COLONIES Dahomey
1906 5fr carmine, straw, handstamped "Ultramar" ("overseas") v.f. (Ultramar overprint was struck on stamps received from the UPU as specimens and meant to be distributed to Portuguese Colonies)
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Catalog #32S
Price Realized
$160.00

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