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 #4
Fred Blau AUSTRALIA Australian Forces in Palestine during World War II
1940 (5 Sep) cover to Australia, franked with nine different Palestine Mandate adhesives, tied by "Div. Supply H.Q.P.O. SM1" cds, boxed "Passed by Censor" handstamp below, filing folds and backflap missing, fine usage (Australian Division Supply HQ post Offices "S.M.1" operated as traveling post office at Gaza during 1940 and later moved to Egypt)
Envelope
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #5
Fred Blau AUSTRALIA Australian Forces in Palestine during World War II
1941-45 collection of 80+ covers and cards mounted and extensively described exhibition-style on pages, many flown from Lydda to Melbourne, variety of Field Post Office and Censor markings, mostly free franks, others with Australian and Palestine Mandate franking, one mixed with Lebanese and Syrian adhesives, concessionary rates indicated where applicable, some envelopes reused (as per army regulations), with interesting markings applied, Mobile Post Offices, Official Mail, plus much more, with some rare and elusive items, interesting collection
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,600.00

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