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 #706
GREAT BRITAIN
1815-39 Coach Mail, three different stampless FLs, first two used in Edinburgh and Glasgow, latter from Lubeck to Scotland, each with "Addl 1/2" charge hs, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #707
GREAT BRITAIN
1838 (Nov) FL from Bedford to Paris, France, with Paid and "P D" in red, oval "missent to Birmingham" and London datestamp on back and framed "Paid to Oxford," fine and well traveled cover
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #708
GREAT BRITAIN
1840 1p black, lettered "F-J", South Kensington Exhibition (Feb 1872) imperf. plate proof in black on thick white card, v.f., rare (with the permission of the Exhibition, the company Perkins, Bacon prepared one such sheet from Die II, plate 27. The printer retained the sheet until 1935 when the firm was liquidated and the sheet was sold and subsequently broken up)
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Catalog #SG Spec. DP36
Catalog Value £2,500
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #709
GREAT BRITAIN
1847 Embossed, 1sh green, horizontal pair, reasonable margins to just in or touching at left, tied by "466" duplex pmks on outer FL from Liverpool (Dec 11, 1852) to Philadelphia, endorsed "Canada" , with "5 Cents" and "Boston Packet Dec 26" arrival pmks, filing folds away from the stamps, fine
Envelope
Catalog #5
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #710
GREAT BRITAIN
1847 1sh pale green, full to large margins all around, showing portions of adjoining stamps on three sides, used on cover from Liverpool to USA, tied by black grid and red Boston Paid cds, with matching red "Paid" handstamp alongside, transits on reverse, part of backflap missing and small marginal fault in adjoining stamp at bottom, still v.f. (SG 54)
Envelope
Catalog #5
Catalog Value £1,900
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #711
GREAT BRITAIN
1847 Embossed, 1sh pale green and 10p red brown, the former right sheet margin example, large margins other sides, the latter just in at top, with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, duplex cancels on outer FL from Liverpool (7 March 1853) to Calcutta, 15th April docketing, transit and arrival markings on back, fine usage (catalogue value for 10p on cover, SG 57)
Envelope
Catalog #5,6
Catalog Value £3,200
Unsold
Lot #712
GREAT BRITAIN
1847 Embossed, 1sh green, large margins all around, duplex cancel on small mourning cover to Philadelphia, with red FEB 2 Br.Packet "5 Cents" on arrival, endorsed "By Steamer Liverpool" at bottom, Jan 17 and "Ja 18" departure datestamps, fine and extraordinary cover (SG 54)
Envelope
Catalog #5a
Catalog Value £1,900
Unsold
Lot #713
GREAT BRITAIN
1854 Embossed, 6d dull purple, bottom sheet margin single, ample at top, with small scissors cut at upper left, well outside design, portion of adjoining stamp at right, duplex cancel and circular "D", used in 1855 (2 May) on small cover (with letter of contents) from Knotsford to Bombay, India, with departure pmk, along with red August 5 arrival datestamps on back, fine (SG 59)
Envelope
Catalog #7
Catalog Value £1,900
Unsold
Lot #714
GREAT BRITAIN
1854 Embossed, 6p red violet, large margins all around, including portion of adjoining stamp at left, tied by "583" and Nottingham March 12, 1855 pmk on outer FL to "Portland Canada", endorsed "Via Liverpool by Canadian Mail Packet", red "Paid" and Portland, Maine 11 April arrival pmk
Envelope
Catalog #7
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #715
GREAT BRITAIN
1855 2p blue, spectacular perf. shift resulting in "Two Pence" at the top of the stamp, used, v.f. and striking variety, with 1997 Caffaz certificate
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Catalog #13var
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #716
GREAT BRITAIN
1855 1p red brown, complete reconstruction of 240 used singles, mounted on pages in Alphabetical order, some minor faults possible, scarce,
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Catalog #16
Catalog Value $5,040
Unsold
Lot #717
GREAT BRITAIN
1855-61 correspondence of 13 FLs to Rangoon, Burma, variety of frankings incl. Embossed 6p, 10p and 1sh, all cut to shape, also cover franked with 20x1p red, another with single 1p red, diff. transit & arrival markings, usual faults, mostly fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #718
GREAT BRITAIN
1856 1p rose red, 2p blue and pair of 1sh green, tied by numeral "159" and Glasgow 31.12.57 duplex pmks on FL sent via London to Mexico, with "2" (reales) due marking, filing fold well away from the stamps, fresh and attractive three-color franking to Mexico, with 2007 BPA certificate (SG 35,40,72)
Envelope
Catalog #20,21,28
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Lot #719
GREAT BRITAIN
1856 4d rose horizontal pair and single 1d rose red, tied by "171" barred numerals on cover used in 1857 from Haddington (24 Aug) to Colombo, sent "via Marseilles" and Suez, per "Valetta" and "Bentinct" steamers (arriving on 25th September), some backflap mending, otherwise a fine cover to Ceylon
Envelope
Catalog #20,25
Unsold
Lot #720
GREAT BRITAIN
1856 4p rose, tied by "80" duplex and London July 8, 61 departure pmk on FL to France, red "Insufficiently Prepaid" and barred "50" (amount paid) handstamps, also "Calais a Paris", Paris, Marseilles transit and Millau arrival pmks, charged "19" (decimes), filing fold and cover tears away from the stamp, fine
Envelope
Catalog #25
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Lot #721
GREAT BRITAIN
1856 1sh green, horizontal pair (right stamp with wing margin), tied by "159" and Glasgow departure March 5, 1862 cds on complete FL sent via London, Marseilles and Smyrna to Beirut, Syria, endorsed "pr French Packet", some filing folds, fine cover to uncommon destination
Envelope
Catalog #28
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #722
GREAT BRITAIN
1856 1sh green, single tied by "12" numeral cancel on outer FL from London, November 8, 1860 to Buenos Aires, charged "2" in red crayon, endorsed "p. Magdalena", fine usage to Argentina (SG 72)
Envelope
Catalog #28
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #723
GREAT BRITAIN
1856 1sh green, single tied by barred oval "10" on cover from London, via Marseille to Calcutta, with Charing Cross departure and red arrival pmks on back, fine cover to India (routed via Channel Packet to Calais and Express Train to Marseilles, from there via Packet to Alexandria, then by train to Suez and another Packet to Bombay, from there by train to destination)
Envelope
Catalog #28a
Unsold
Lot #724
GREAT BRITAIN
1857 (8 Aug) small cover from London to Sydney, New South Wales, franked with 6p violet, tied by barred "51" diamond, with red departure and Ship Letter Sydney Oct 18 arrival datestamp on back, fine cover to Australia, ex-Arthur White
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #725
GREAT BRITAIN
1857 4p rose, bright shade, with wing margin at right, tied by "17" in grid on FL used in 1859 from London to France, various transit and arrival pmks, fine (SG 66a)
Envelope
Catalog #26
Catalog Value £225
Unsold
Lot #726
GREAT BRITAIN
1858 (12 Jan) cover to Geelong, Australia, franked with single 6p violet, tied by Torquay departure, sent via London and P & O Lines packet from Southampton to Alexandria and train to Suez, from there by another P & O packet to Geelong, with red "Ship Letter/Free/Geelong/Victoria" arrival on May 11th
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #727
GREAT BRITAIN
1864 (29 Mar) FL from London to Malta, franked with single 1sh green (plate 1), tied by duplex cancel, sent via Marseille, with 6 April Malta arrival pmk on back, fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #728
GREAT BRITAIN
1865 (9 Sep) FL from London to Pernambuco, franked with single 1sh green, canceled "75" and departure cds alongside, fine usage to Brazil
Envelope
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Lot #729
GREAT BRITAIN
1865 1sh green, Plate 4, used in combination with 1p (plate 94) and 6p (plate 5), on complete FL from London (October 17, 65) to Madrid, with departure and arrival pmks on back, fine three-color franking to Spain (SG 44,97,101)
Envelope
Catalog #33b,45,48
Unsold
Lot #730
GREAT BRITAIN
1865 9p straw, Plate 4, tied by "E.C. 73" duplex, with London June 1, 67 cds alongside, on cover "via Belgium" to St. Petersburg, "Aus England Per Aachen" on front and "Eydtkuhnen" transit on back, various charge markings and endorsements, filing folds away from the stamp, scarce single franking to Russia, with arrival pmk (SG 98)
Envelope
Catalog #46
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Lot #731
GREAT BRITAIN
1865 1sh green, Plate 4 (JL), tied by "28 W.C." duplex, with Charing Cross, London cds alongside on May 9, 66 complete FL to Cape of Good Hope, with Cape Town arrival cds alongside, "Per Steamer Norseman" endorsement, fine and clean cover to Cape Town (SG 101)
Envelope
Catalog #48
Unsold
Lot #732
GREAT BRITAIN
1867 (16 Ap) outer FL from Liverpool, used in 1869 to Callao, Peru, franked with single 2sh blue (P1), tied by duplex strike, with departure cds alongside, endorsed "via Southampton", with red oval "PAID B" below, fine usage to Peru (SG 118)
Envelope

Catalog Value £825
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #733
GREAT BRITAIN
1867 6p red violet, horizontal pair Plate 9 (GK, GL), tied by London 14 Dec, 1870 duplex cancels on complete FL to Udderwalla, Sweden, charged "6" in red crayon, with 18 December arrival pmk on back, filing folds away from the stamps, fine cover to uncommon destination
Envelope
Catalog #51
Unsold
Lot #734
GREAT BRITAIN
1869 (25 Oct) complete FL from London to Mauritius, franked with 1p and 9p paying 10p rate, charged "1d", with arrival pmk on back, fine Colonial letter (contents mention payment being made to an officer in the 67th Regiment at Aldershot)
Envelope
Catalog #33,52
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #735
GREAT BRITAIN
1870 (29 Dec) FL from London to Mexico City, franked with single 1sh green (plate 4), tied by "105" duplex, with "4" (peso) rate handstamp applied in Mexico, fine letter, ex-Arthur White
Envelope
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Lot #736
GREAT BRITAIN
1871 (19 July) cover from London to Padova, franked with 1p, 2p and 3p rose, tied by "N25" duplex strikes, redirected to Bologna, with horizontal and vertical pairs of 10c Italian Postage dues added once in Padova and again in Bologna, with variety of forwarding postmarks on back. Cover roughly opened on back, otherwise fine and interesting combination of double postage due taxation in Italy, with Diena certificate
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #737
GREAT BRITAIN
1873 4p vermilion, horizontal pair and single tied by "L.S.3" in grid and "Lombard St. SP 23, 1870" duplex pmk on FL to Oporto, Portugal, endorsed "Via Southampton France", with red "PD" and oval "Franco", some filing creases away from the stamps, fine, with arrival pmk on back
Envelope
Catalog #43
Unsold
Lot #738
GREAT BRITAIN
1873 6p gray, Plate 12, two horizontal pairs, tied by "498" duplex, with Manchester cds alongside on Nov 8 1873 complete FL to Montevideo, "Via Southampton, Per Neva St" endorsement, charged "20 Centimos" Postage Due on arrival, filing folds away from the stamps, faint toning, fine double-weight cover to Uruguay by British Packet via Southampton, uncommon destination, with 2006 Sismondo certificate (SG 125)
Envelope
Catalog #60
Unsold
Lot #739
GREAT BRITAIN
1873 1sh green, Plate 4, horizontal strip of three (lettered IJ-IL), tied by "101" duplex, with London cds alongside on Sep 16, 74 on complete FL to Santa Ana, Salvador, "Via Panama" endorsement, charged "8 rs", filing folds away from the stamps, fine double-weight cover to El Salvador by British Packet via Panama, uncommon destination, with 2006 Sismondo certificate (SG 150)
Envelope
Catalog #64
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #740
GREAT BRITAIN
1874 (23 Jan) cover from London to Bombay, franked with 1sh green (Plate 8), left wing margin copy, tied by "77" duplex, sent via Brindisi, with Sea Post Office (30 Jan) on back, nice cover
Envelope
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #741
GREAT BRITAIN
1875 (9 Feb) FL from Perth to New Zealand, franked with single 6p (plate 13), tied by "280" duplex, with Christchurch 30 April arrival pmk on back
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #742
GREAT BRITAIN
1876 8p brown lilac, Plate 1, prepared for use but not issued, small h.r., fresh color, tiny surface abrasion at upper left, otherwise fine and rare, with 2003 BPA certificate (SG 156a)
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Catalog #72
Catalog Value £7,500
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #743
GREAT BRITAIN
1878 (23 Sep) cover from London to Cape of Good Hope, franked with single 6p (creased), tied by London duplex departure, redirected on arrival in Cape Town, with Mowbray and Rondebosch cds
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #744
GREAT BRITAIN
1879-84 two FLs to India, one from Paddington, via Brindisi to Calcutta, the other from Twickenham to Bombay, franked with 6p and 9p, fine-v.f., with transit and arrival markings
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #745
GREAT BRITAIN
1880 4d gray brown, horizontal pair (P.18), used in 1882 on outer FL sent "per Br. St Medway" from Manchester to Caracas, usual filing fold away from the stamps, imperceptible toning, otherwise a fine double-rate franking to Venezuela, with arrival docketing (SG 160)
Envelope
Catalog #84
Unsold
Lot #746
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 (8 Apr) FL from London to Maranhao, Brazil, franked with pair of 4p gray brown (plate 17), sent via Southampton and Pernambuco, with forwarding agent's (Schwann, Modera & Co.) handstamp at left and repeated on back, Pernambuco arrival pmk, filing folds and minor flaws, uncommon destination
Envelope
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Lot #747
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 Queen Victoria, £5 bright orange, Plate 1, h.r., nicely centered, fresh color, v.f., signed Diena (SG 137)
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Catalog #93
Catalog Value £12,500
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #748
GREAT BRITAIN
1882 Queen Victoria, £5 bright orange, "Greshem House" registration postmarks, nicely centered, v.f. (SG 137)
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Catalog #93
Catalog Value £3,500
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #749
GREAT BRITAIN
1882-83 5sh rose, Plate 4, White Paper, watermarked Anchor, used, thins and other small faults, v.f. appearance (SG 134)
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Catalog #90
Catalog Value £3,800
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #750
GREAT BRITAIN
1882-83 10sh slate, Plate 1, White Paper, watermarked Anchor, used, light internal wrinkle, otherwise v.f., signed Brun (SG 135)
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Catalog #91a
Catalog Value £4,000
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #751
GREAT BRITAIN
1882-83 £1 brown lilac, Plate 1, Bluish Paper, watermarked Anchor, York cancel, crease and short perfs, otherwise v.f. (SG 132)
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Catalog #92
Catalog Value £7,500
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #752
GREAT BRITAIN
1882-83 £1 brown lilac, Plate 1, White Paper, watermarked Anchor, used, small faults, otherwise v.f. (SG 132)
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Catalog #92a
Catalog Value £7,000
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #753
GREAT BRITAIN
1883 (9 Aug) cover from Sidmouth to Natal, franked with 6d red surcharge on 6p violet (Scott 95), tied by squared circle departure pmk, sent via Plymouth, with G.P.O. Natal and Newcastle Natal arrival pmk, minor toning, fine cover to South Africa, with rare franking
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #754
GREAT BRITAIN
1883-84 Queen Victoria, 2sh6p lilac, 5sh carmine rose and 10sh ultramarine, 5sh small h.r., other two l.h., fresh colors, v.f. (SG 178/183)
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Catalog #96,108-109
Catalog Value £3,950
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #755
GREAT BRITAIN
1883-84 Queen Victoria, 2sh6p lilac, 5sh carmine rose and 10sh ultramarine, small h.r., fine-v.f. (SG 178/183)
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Catalog #96,108-109
Catalog Value £3,950
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #756
GREAT BRITAIN
1883-84 2sh6p, 5sh and 10sh slate, watermarked Anchor, White Paper, used, fine-v.f. (SG 178,180,183)
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Catalog #96,108-109
Catalog Value £935
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #757
GREAT BRITAIN
1884 £1 brown violet, used, well centered, faint blue crayon markings, fine (SG 185)
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Catalog #110
Catalog Value £3,000
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #758
GREAT BRITAIN
1891 £1 green, lettered "C-B", h.r., fresh color, v.f. (SG 212)
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Catalog #124
Catalog Value £3,500
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #759
GREAT BRITAIN
1891 £1 green, lettered "A-M", h.r., fresh color, creases, v.f. appearance (SG 212)
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Catalog #124
Catalog Value £3,500
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #760
GREAT BRITAIN
1902-11 KEVII, 5sh carmine rose, 10sh ultramarine, l.h., nicely centered, v.f. (SG 263,265)
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Catalog #140-141
Catalog Value £1,450
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #761
GREAT BRITAIN
1902-11 £1 blue green, l.h., bright color, v.f., signed Sorani, with 1976 BPA certificate (SG 266)
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Catalog #142
Catalog Value £2,000
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #762
GREAT BRITAIN
1902-11 £1 green, l.h., nice color, pencil notation on gum, v.f. (SG 266)
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Catalog #142
Catalog Value £2,000
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #763
GREAT BRITAIN
1902-11 £1 green, nearly sock on the nose "Guernsey" cancel, v.f. (SG 266)
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Catalog #142
Catalog Value £825
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #764
GREAT BRITAIN
1902-11 £1 green, overprinted Specimen, paper hinge remnant, well centered for issue, fresh and v.f., SG
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Catalog #142S
Catalog Value £1,250
Unsold
Lot #765
GREAT BRITAIN
1913 George V Seahorses, 2sh6p-10sh set of three, overprinted Specimen, h.r., fresh and well centered, v.f., SG
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Catalog #173-175S
Catalog Value £2,200
Unsold
Lot #766
GREAT BRITAIN
1913 £1 green, l.h., v.f., signed Raybaudi (SG 404)
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Catalog #176
Catalog Value £2,800
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #767
GREAT BRITAIN
1913 £1 green, small h.r., well centered, fresh color, v.f. (SG 403)
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Catalog #176
Catalog Value £1,800
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #768
GREAT BRITAIN
1913 £1 green, used, well centered, fresh color, v.f. (SG 403)
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Catalog #176
Catalog Value £1,400
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #769
GREAT BRITAIN
1913 £1 green, overprinted Specimen, h.r., perfectly centered, fresh and v.f., SG
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Catalog #176S
Catalog Value £3,000
Unsold
Lot #770
GREAT BRITAIN
1929 P.U.C., £1 black, bottom margin single, n.h., slight overall gum toning, otherwise v.f., signed Sorani,
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Catalog #209
Catalog Value $1,500
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #771
GREAT BRITAIN
1929 PUC, £1 black, neatly canceled, v.f. (SG 138)
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Catalog #209
Catalog Value £550
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #772
GREAT BRITAIN
1934 Seahorses (re-engraved) 2sh6p-10sh set of three, n.h., v.f., signed Diena, etc., with certificate, SG
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Catalog #222-24
Catalog Value £1,000
Unsold
Lot #773
GREAT BRITAIN
1955-56 Castles 2sh6p-10sh cancelled 11 Sep 1956 London and used on individual letters to Italy, also £1 used locally in London (1 Sep 55, First Day of Issue), cover creases, fine-v.f. (SG 536-539)
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #774
GREAT BRITAIN
1971 Christmas Issue, 7 1/2p "Ride of the Magi", error "Emerald omitted", used, fine and undoubtedly very rare, with regular stamp included for comparison (SG 896c, £750 for unused)
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Catalog #663var
Price Realized
$140.00

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