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 #136
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942 (12 May) registered cover from Quastina paying 7 pence (British adhesives, two other stamps apparently fell off), canceled "Poczta Polowa 111", "Passed by Censor No.156" handstamp, two different "Not Examined by Soviet Anglo Persian Censor" (one in Russian), addressed to the Polish Embassy in Kuybyshev, transit markings on back include Indian Section Base Post Office, F.P.O. No.103 (India), Basrah, Baghdad and Kuybyshev arrival, very rare usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #137
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942 (18 May) registered cover from Quastina (RAF Qastina was a Royal Air Force station in British Mandate Palestine between 1942 and 1948. In 1948 it became the Israeli Air Force's Hatzor Airbase) paying 3 1/2 pence (British adhesives), canceled "Poczta Polowa 111", "Passed by Censor" handstamps (one "Deputy Chief Field censor"), also "Base Censor" label, two different "Not Examined by Soviet Anglo Persian Censor" (one in Russian), addressed to the Polish Embassy in Kuybyshev, transit markings on back include Indian Section Base Post Office (24 May), F.P.O. No.103 (India 7 June) and Kuybyshev arrival (3 July), rare usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #138
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942 (25 May) registered cover paying 6 pence (British adhesives), canceled "Poczta Polowa 111", two different "Passed by Censor" handstamps (one "DHC/24 Criminal investigation division Jerusalem") addressed to the Polish Embassy in Kuybyshev, transit markings on back include Field Post Office 154 (Jerusalem), Indian Section Base Post Office (7 June), Moscow and Kuybyshev arrival (28 Aug), rare usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #139
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942 (30 May) registered cover from Rehovot paying 6 pence (British adhesives), canceled "Poczta Polowa 111", "Passed by Censor" handstamps (one "DHC/24 Criminal investigation division Jerusalem"), additional censor label, addressed to the Polish Embassy in Kuybyshev, transit markings on back include Indian Section Base Post Office (7 June), Moscow and Kuybyshev arrival (28 Aug), rare usage
Envelope
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #140
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942 (16 June) registered cover from Palestine paying 15m (Palestine Mandate adhesive), canceled "Poczta Polowa 101", "Passed by Censor No.808" handstamp, also "Examined by Base Censor" label, Deputy Chief Censor handstamp applied in Egypt, boxed "Not Examined by Soviet Anglo Persian Censor" in Russian, addressed to the Polish Embassy in Kuybyshev, transit markings on back include Indian Section Base Post Office, F.P.O. No.164, also Moscow and Kuybyshev arrival (6.8.42). Polish Forces in Russia and in Egypt were evacuated at the same time to Quastina (Negev) and occupied a former Austrian military camp there, very rare usage from Palestine, via Egypt and India
Envelope
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #141
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942 (12 Oct) postcard endorsed "On Active Service", franked with Palestine Mandate 10m adhesive, tied by Jerusalem cds and addressed to Polish Forces soldier in Iraq, with labels showing "Poczta Polowa 111", two different "Passed by Censor" handstamps (one "Deputy Chief Field censor"), notes indicate that the addressee could not be found. A rare card, military mail with Palestine franking is virtually unknown
Envelope
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #142
POLAND Polish Forces in Palestine during World War II
1942-46 balance of the collection of 80+ covers, each mounted and expertly written-up, used by the Polish forces in Palestine to different destinations, many to Polish Delegation in Nairobi, some to England and United States (censored cover franked with 2sh6p George V adhesive, tied by Field Post Office 122 cancel, sent from Jerusalem), also to Russia, incoming mail, "On Active Service" envelope from Monte Casino ("Poczta Polowa 48") to Rehovot, others from Mexico and USA to Polish Forces Middle East, variety of censor markings, many registered and flown covers from different Field Post Offices and origins, apparently 2-3 known, Camp Hill, Mughazi, Julis, Lydda, Rehovot, Yavne, El Kantara, also incoming mail, plus much more. A fascinating group of considerable interest to collectors of Polish and Palestine military mail during World War II
Envelope
Price Realized
$9,000.00

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