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 #659
GERMAN COLONIES Caroline Islands
1910 Third Ponape Provisional 20h ultramarine, right half canceled by "Ponape 12/7/10" (First Day) pmk on cover addressed to Germany, with official handstamp alongside, filing fold at bottom away from the stamp, fine, with 2017 Steuer certificate. Due to shortage of 10pf stamps, the postmaster resorted to bisecting the existing stock of 20pf stamps to be used by sailors during the visit of the Imperial Fleet in Ponape (Mi.10H, €9,000)
Envelope
Catalog #10a
Catalog Value $8,500
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #660
GERMAN COLONIES Caroline Islands
1910 Ponape Provisional Issue, right half of 20pf ultramarine, tied on cover by "Ponape 12.7.10" (First Day) pmk, with official negative postal seal alongside, addressed to Strasbourg, fine and rare, signed Dr. Lantelme, BPP (Mi.10H)
Envelope
Catalog #10a
Catalog Value $8,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #661
GERMAN COLONIES Caroline Islands
1910 Ponape Provisional Issue, left half of 20pf ultramarine, tied on cover headed "D. Etscheit, Ponape (Karolinen)" by "Ponape 12.7.10" (First Day of issue) pmk, with official negative postal seal alongside, used locally, cover folded at bottom, away from stamp and markings, fine-v.f., rare classic German Colony cover (Mi. 10H)
Envelope
Catalog #10a
Catalog Value $8,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #662
GERMAN COLONIES Caroline Islands
1910 Ponape Provisional "5 Pf" on 3pf brown, surcharge shifted to left, with part printed at right, canceled "Ponape", well centered, v.f., signed Kosack and Bothe, BPP, with 1998 Steuer certificate. A rare stamp (Mi.7Pv, €3,500 for canceled on piece)
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Catalog #20var
Price Realized
$1,700.00

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