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 #1151
POLAND
1793-1873 stampless letters, selection of 43, mostly written up on album pages, good variety of markings and handstamps, some sent abroad, several from Lwow, scarce Russian postmarks, intact seals, etc., fine and interesting lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #1152
POLAND
1806 (9 Nov) FL from Zielezie to France, from a soldier in Napoleonic Army, 4th Corps, Second Division (General Leval), with red "No.9 Grande Armee" hs, endorsed "Par Paris", fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1153
POLAND
1807 (7 July) FL from Antonowo to France, with "No.19 Grande Armee" handstamp in black, fine Napoleonic letter
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1154
POLAND
1808 (1 July) FL from Greiffenberg (Gryfow Slaski) to France, with "No. 10 Grande Armee" hs in black, endorsed "cito cito" (special delivery) and charged "8" (deci), also "15g" and "20" endorsements, fine Napoleonic letter
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1155
POLAND
1809 (27 Mar) FL from Driepen to France, with red "No. 29 Grande Armee" hs, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1156
POLAND
1849 Russian 10k stationery entire envelope, indicia on backflap, canceled by pen cross, with "Zhitomir 6 Jan" boxed departure pmk and sent to Warszawa, with small red arrival 24/1 on reverse, filing folds at right, fine cover, with 1999 Dr.Kronenberg certificate
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #1157
POLAND
1857 Russia 10k brown & blue imperforate single, canceled "104" in rectangle of dots (Bialystok), v.f.
O
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1158
POLAND
1858 Russia 20k orange & blue (colorless "2" watermark), canceled "1" in concentric rings (Warszawa), rounded corner perforations at top, tiny thins, fine appearance of Russia Number 3 used in Poland
O
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1159
POLAND
1860 10k pale blue & rose, unused without gum, beautiful colors and perforations, repaired, fine appearance
(*)
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #1160
POLAND
1860 10k blue & rose, fine and fresh colors, tied by "DP" in concentric circles on large part of outer FL (side flaps reduced) used in 1864 to Bialystok, "Ekspedycya Poczt Dworzec Praga" train station postmark, fine and relatively scarce usage
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #1161
POLAND
1860 10k blue & carmine, unusually well centered, beautiful colors, tied by "191" in concentric circles on small cover from Kalisz to Warszawa, red bilingual departure Kalisz 20/3 and arrival 21/3 Warszawa on back, minor front and backflap mending, still a v.f. and attractive cover, signed Kurt Maier, Berlin
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #1162
POLAND
1867 (22 Nov) cover to Berlin, franked with Russian 1k, 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper), first two canceled by "21" in concentric rings (Preny), 10k tied by "22" (Mariampol) cancel, with bilingual Preny 22/11 departure postmark on front, endorsed and handstamped "Franco", additional "par Strzalkow" endorsement at bottom, transit and arrival markings on back, 10k appears to have been used twice (postal fraud), fine and interesting cover, extremely rare use from present day Prienai (Lithuania)
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1163
POLAND
1867 outer FL from Blonie to Warszawa, franked with Russian 10k brown & blue (unwatermarked), tied by "17" in concentric circles, with corresponding blue Blonie departure pmk (date 8/10 filled in by hand), bilingual Warszawa 20/10 arrival postmark on back, v.f., signed Eisold, Vaumond, etc., ex-Kirchner. A rare cover (Bojanowicz "listed with blue cancellation - not seen RRR")
Envelope
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1164
POLAND
1868 small cover (minor backflap flaws) from Warszawa to France, franked with Russian 3k, 5k and 20k (first two horizontally laid paper, last one unwatermarked), tied by "1" (ornamental foot) and paying 28k, with red "Franco" and "P.D.", also "Aus Russland uber Eisenb.Post. Bureau XI" and small "Warszawa 27/6" departure pmks, fine and scarce combination franking, with Bordeaux arrival
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1165
POLAND
1868 cover from Warszawa to Hannover, franked with Russian 1k, 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper), tied by "1" (ornamental foot) and paying 14k, with red "Franco" and "Aus Russland uber Eisenb.Post. Bureau XI" and small "Warszawa 17/7" departure pmks, filing fold at bottom, with arrival pmk on back
Envelope
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #1166
POLAND
1868 cover from Warszawa to Berlin, franked with Russian 1k, 3k and 10k (horizontally laid paper), tied by "1" (ornamental foot) and paying 14k, with red "Franco" and small "Warszawa 30/12" departure pmks, blue "Russland Franco" and arrival markings, cover repaired, still fine appearance
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1167
POLAND
1868 Russian 10k brown & blue, tied by "Berdyczew" cds in Cyrillic letters on FL to Warszawa, with red bilingual arrival pmk, also "5/P" (5:00 PM), fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #1168
POLAND
1871 complete FL from Warszawa to Belgium, written by Casimir Eppler (manufacturing Rail Cars and Bridges), franked with Russian 1k, 3k (3) and 10k (all horizontally laid paper), tied by "1" (ornamental foot) and paying 20k, with red "Franco" and "P.D.", also "Aus Russland uber Eisenb.Post. Bureau XI" and 11 Apr 1871 Russian departure markings, cover refolded at bottom, minor flaws, with Huy arrival pmk on back, uncommon franking and destination
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1169
POLAND
1871 (27 Sep) outer FL from Genova, franked with Russian 20k blue & orange (horizontally laid paper), tied by Cyrillic departure pmk, red "Aus Russland" and "PD", Verona transit and Genova arrival pmks on back, filing folds away from the stamp, fine cover, ex-Maslowski
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1170
POLAND
1875 (27 Mar) FL from Warszawa to London, franked with 10k and 2x3k (horizontally laid paper), tied by Postal Car (Pochtowy Wagon 27-28) cds, another strike on back, with red arrival pmk, fine
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1171
POLAND
1879 (8 Aug) printed matter rate to Italy, folded business announcement franked with single 2k black & rose (horizontally laid paper), tied by Warszawa Railroad cds, with Postal Car No.25 and Livorno arrival pmks on back, filing fold away from the stamp, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1172
POLAND
1916 Germania "Deutsches Reich" 3pf, 5pf, 10pf, 20pf, 30pf and 60pf six different, each overprinted "Polen" in Gothic letters, each stamp with top selvage folded over and adhered to gummed portion at top, fresh and v.f. group of unissued overprints, with 1981 Dr.Hochstadter certificate, extremely rare
*
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #1173
POLAND
1919 10kr violet, l.h., pos. IVB-21, fresh and fine stamp, signed Champion and Dr.Stanley Kronenberg, with APS certificate,
*
Catalog #55
Catalog Value $14,000
Price Realized
$8,000.00

Lot #1174
POLAND
1921 unadapted designs, composite sheetlet of 16 in blue on wove paper, showing three stamps intended for postage due, v.f. and extremely rare
Box E
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1175
POLAND
1945 1.50zl on 25gr, form II, pos. 7, l.h., v.f., signed Dr.Kronenberg
*
Catalog #346a
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1176
POLAND
1945 1.50zl on 25gr, form II, pos. 56, used, fine, signed "JB", Bokiewicz, also Dr.Kronenberg, with 1995 certificate
O
Catalog #346A
Unsold
Lot #1177
POLAND
1953 Engels, unissued design, trial essay in red brown (proba maszynowa), perforated block of four, n.h., v.f. (Fischer cat.1,600zl)
Box P
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1178
POLAND
1958 15th Anniversary of the Polish People's Army, original artwork, set of three, each card mounted and corrected by hand, signed by the artist, dated and signed with official Museum handstamps on reverse, v.f. and unique
P
Catalog #823-825P
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #1179
POLAND
1974 flowers, 3z deep violet, imperf. block of four, n.h., v.f. (Fischer 2151nz, 1,800zl)
Box **
Catalog #2020var
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #1180
POLAND
1991 Phila Nippon Exhibition imperforate souvenir sheet, error missing the hologram (butterfly), n.h., v.f., rare (Fi.bl 101MKnz, cat. 1,200zl)
**
Catalog #3056var
Unsold

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