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 #115
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1929 First America Flight, registered cover from Jerusalem 18 May, 1929, addressed to Cleveland, Ohio, attractively franked with 10 different Mandate adhesives, canceled by oval Jerusalem departure pmks, mailed too late to be carried on the first 1929 attempt to cross the Atlantic (the airship was forced to make an emergency landing in Cuers, near Toulouse and later returned to its German base). In the meantime, this cover went by surface mail to USA, then to Friedrichshafen, where German 5M postage was added to pay for further transmission on the First America Flight back to Cleveland, with 5c U.S. adhesive (Aeronautics) on back for Air Mail Delivery from New York to Cleveland, fine and impressive combination cover from Jerusalem, probably the only known from Palestine on this flight
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #116
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1933 2nd SAF cover, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, sent via London to Rio de Janeiro, Haifa-Rafa T.P.O. transit, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 covers flown
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #117
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1933 3rd SAF card, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, sent via London to Rio de Janeiro, Haifa-Rafa T.P.O. transit, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 flown
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #118
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1933 4th SAF cover, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, sent via London to Pernambuco, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 flown
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #119
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1933 7th SAF cover, registered from Jerusalem, used in combination with Great Britain stamps, with Haifa-Rafa T.P.O. transit, sent via London to Pernambuco, with red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only 10 flown
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #120
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1933 Chicago flight cover (opened for display), registered from Jerusalem to Rio de Janeiro, with solely Palestine franking, oval 3 Oct 33 Jerusalem departure and 18 Oct Manha Rio arrival pmks on back, additional red Berlin-Friedrichshafen connecting cachet, v.f., one of only two(!) letters known with Palestine franking
Envelope
Price Realized
$3,750.00

Lot #121
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1933 Chicago flight cover (9th SAF to Chicago and South America, 50th Crossing of the Atlantic), registered from Jerusalem to Valparaiso, Palestine dispatch via London to Berlin, with connecting cachet applied on back, used in combination with British franking applied in London, Valparaiso, Chile 22 October arrival pmk on back, faint toning, fine and rare cover, one of only 10 flown
Envelope
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #122
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1934 First SAF to Brazil, registered from Jerusalem, via Imperial Airways (Gaza-London-Berlin), Stuttgart and Friedrichshafen transit, 29 May 34 arrival pmk on back, some hinge marks on both sides, fine cover, only 10 flown (beginning with this flight, Palestine was a contract state and postage was paid with Palestine stamps only. The asterisk and "b" in the red cachet indicate Friedrichshafen handled the mail)
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #123
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1934 9th SAF to Brazil, registered from Jerusalem, via Imperial Airways (Gaza-London-Stuttgart), special connection plane to Friedrichshafen, 3 Oct 34 arrival pmk, v.f., only 10 flown (two asterisks in the red cachet indicate mail was handled at Stuttgart)
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #124
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1935 5th SAF to Brazil, registered from Jerusalem, via Imperial Airways (Haifa-London-Berlin), appropriate cachet and arrival pmk, v.f., only 10 covers flown
Envelope
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #125
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1936 Hindenburg flight cover from Lakehurst, with U.S. franking, corresponding cachet and additional "Mit Luftschiff Hindenburg Befordert" applied in Frankfurt (14.5.36) addressed to Tel Aviv, fine, ex-Samuel Ray
Envelope
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #126
PALESTINE 1928-1937 Zeppelin Flights Zeppelin Flights
1937 (1 May) Hindenburg First North America flight card addressed to Tel Aviv, with Frankfurt departure, red cachet and Cologne (3.5.37) arrival pmk. Due to bad weather, the round trip over Germany scheduled for the First of May was canceled and mail was dropped over Cologne. This cover was flown by Imperial Airways from Cologne to Lydda Airpost
Envelope
Price Realized
$280.00

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