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 #1014
ITALY
1863 De La Rue Printing, 5c slate green, l.h., fresh and reasonably centered for this difficult issue, fine, signed Diena, with 1985 Bolaffi certificate (grade 75) (Sass. L16)
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Catalog #26var
Catalog Value €1,125
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1015
ITALY
1863 15c blue, horizontal imperforate pair, left stamp triple impression, right stamp without embossing, margins to just in at right, l.h., fine and interesting variety, with 1986 Raybaudi certificate (Sass. €2,200 for pair, one without embossing, triple embossing, one omitted is not listed)
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Catalog #Sass.11ka/11n
Unsold
Lot #1016
ITALY
1890 2c on 1.75L brown, block of 15 used on back of registered cover from Caprile to Germany, additionally franked with 2x10c Humbert I on front, interesting and undoubtedly scarce (Sass. €2,000 for block of four used on cover)
Envelope
Catalog #63
Unsold
Lot #1017
ITALY
1891-96 Arms of Savoy, 5c green, block of four, never hinged, usual centering, signed Diena, with 1996 Raybaudi certificate (Sass.59; catalogue value for poorly centered singles)
Box **
Catalog #67
Catalog Value €3,200
Unsold
Lot #1018
ITALY
1917 50c violet, imperf. bottom margin imprint block of eight, overprinted "Prestito Nazionale 1917" (shifted horizontally), n.h., v.f. and extremely rare (see footnote after Sass. 85; catalogue value for hinged without premium for n.h. or shifted overprint)
Box **

Catalog Value €4,800
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1019
ITALY
1919 prepared for Austrian Territories (also to be used as revenue stamps) but not issued, five values in the format of the 1914-16 Red Cross Issue, five different including vignette only without indication of value, plus Corone Una, Die, Dieci and Venti, all printed on watermarked (Franco Bolli Postale) and gummed paper, n.h., fine-v.f., with 1989 Diena certificate
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Unsold
Lot #1020
ITALY
1923 Manzoni, 1L and 5L imperforate singles, l.h., minor toned or gum soak spots, v.f., with 2007 Philatelic Foundation and 2003 Caffaz certificate,
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Catalog #169a,170a
Catalog Value $1,425
Unsold
Lot #1021
ITALY
1923 Manzoni, 1L and 5L imperforate sheet margin singles, l.h., v.f., scarce (Sass. 155d-156d)
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Catalog #169a,170a
Catalog Value €1,400
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1022
ITALY
1924-25 Publicity stamps with bottom labels, complete set of 19 used, usual centering, mostly fine or better,
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Catalog #96b-87d
Catalog Value $4,968
Unsold
Lot #1023
ITALY
1929 (31 July) registered cover (opened for display) from Senigallia to Teramo, franked with 1.75 Lire deep brown perf. 13 3/4, tied by cds, with Bologna transit and Teramo arrival pmks on back, cover tears at left, fine and rare perforation variety on cover, signed Fiecchi, with his 1982 certificate (Sass. 242, €15,000)
Envelope
Catalog #193a
Catalog Value $9,500
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #1024
ITALY
1941 Rome-Berlin Axis, prepared but unissued set of three in blocks of six, n.h., fine-v.f., see note in Scott following No.418 (Sass.457A-C, €1,950)
Box **
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1025
ITALY
1945 Republica, 100L carmine, variety imperf. at right, sheet margin single, l.h., v.f. (Sass.565ap)
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Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1026
ITALY
1955 25L Pascoli, imperf. Sheet corner margin block of four, v.f., signed Raybaudi (Sass.792, Spec.356Ea)
Box **
Catalog #704var
Catalog Value €1,600
Unsold

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