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 #657
GERMAN COLONIES German South-West Africa Flight Covers
1914 (19 May) 5pf stationery card addressed to Windhuk, cancelled by "Karibib/(Deutsch-/Sudwestafrika)" cds, with well struck three-line blue "Erste Flugpost/Swakopmund-Karibib-Windhuk/Deutschsudwestafrika" handstamp alongside, endorsed "Luftpost." A very rare pioneer flight card in excellent condition, v.f. It was carried on the third stage of the first Swakopmund-Windhoek flight by the German pilot Buchner, who inaugurated air service from Swakopmund to Windhoek, 18-23 May, 1914, with stops at Usakos, Karibib and Okalandja. Due to bad weather, Buchner was delayed in Karibib until 22 May. The awaiting mail in Karibib had already been cancelled on the 19th and had a three-line airmail cachet applied in blue in anticipation of an uninterrupted continuation of the flight
Envelope
Price Realized
$5,250.00

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