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 #1300
RUSSIA
1825 outer FL from TORINO to St. Petersburg, addressed to the Secretary of the Imperial Academy of Science, with four line cachet applied at border station town of RADZIWILLOW (today in Rovno district) indicating that additional fee has to be collected from the recipient, fine and rare item
Envelope
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1301
RUSSIA
1858 10k brown & blue, single canceled by pen on outer FL from Moscow to Riga, with 22 February departure and 27 February, 1858 arrival datestamps on back, fine and rare early usage of the adhesive
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1302
RUSSIA
1858 20k blue & orange, thin paper, well centered with intact perforations, perfectly struck "1" numeral in dots cancel, v.f., signed Pohl, etc., with 2003 Raybaudi certificate,
O
Catalog #3
Catalog Value $1,700
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1303
RUSSIA
1864 (8 Dec) FL franked with 10k brown & blue, tied by "Kerch-Enikol" cds in blue (rare), addressed to Taganrog, fine
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1304
RUSSIA
1886 official decree signed by the governor of Lifland province outlining grave consequences of converting from Greek Orthodoxy to Protestantism, including possible loss of parental rights, jail terms for converting Orthodox children to Protestantism, annulment of marriages performed by Lutheran pastors, inability to hold administrative positions, etc., unusual and rather frightening document of the religious intolerance in Tsarist Russia during the reign of Alexander III
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #1305
RUSSIA
1901 (25 June) incoming cover from England, paying 2 1/2d with GB Victoria, tied by cds, redirected on arrival in St. Petersburg (15 June) to Finland, with 7k tied by local numeral pmk, additional forwarding cds, bilingual Terijoki (29 June) cancel on back, somewhat toned, but uncommon forwarded cover from England
Envelope
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #1306
RUSSIA
1905 25k dull green and lilac, center inverted, well centered and canceled on small piece by the usual "Zhitomir 24.3.06" cds, v.f. and rare invert, signed Mikulski,
O
Catalog #64a
Catalog Value $6,000
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #1307
RUSSIA
1906 5r dull blue green & pale blue, perf. 11 1/2, v.f. used, with Raybaudi certificate,
O
Catalog #71a
Catalog Value $275
Price Realized
$120.00

Lot #1308
RUSSIA
1906 5r vertically laid paper, variety imperf. at bottom, l.h., irregular perfs at left, otherwise v.f. and rare, ex-Small (Zverev 79pd. Cat. $2,000)
*
Catalog #71var
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #1309
RUSSIA
1906 5r dull blue green & pale blue, variety imperf. at bottom, used, v.f., signed Mikulski
O
Catalog #71var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1310
RUSSIA
1909 10k light blue, sheet margin example, proof on ungummed paper, h.r., fine and scarce item, signed
P
Catalog #79P
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1311
RUSSIA
1914 Army Fieldpost Red Cross entire envelope, unused, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1312
RUSSIA
1915 10r carmine lake, yellow and gray, vertical lozenges of varnish, complete sheet of 50, variety imperf. at right, yellow background dramatically shifted and displaced diagonally, with inverted "V" actually printed on two stamps at bottom, also showing full watermark at right (partially ungummed), folded between stamps and some perf. separations, n.h., fine-v.f. An interesting and probably unique multiple
Box **
Catalog #109var
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #1313
RUSSIA
1915-18 five cards or covers franked with mostly Romanov stamps & canceled by German & Austrian fieldpost markings, used generally to Germany or Austria, also two 1k Romanov adhesives canceled "K.D.Feldpoststation" in red or black, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1314
RUSSIA
1917 5k lilac brown, imperforate block of ten, overprinted large "Obrazets" (Specimen), v.f.
Box S
Catalog #123S
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1315
RUSSIA
1917 1r brown & red, center inverted, frame double, complete sheet of 50, n.h., v.f. and spectacular multiple
Box **
Catalog #131var
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #1316
RUSSIA
1917 1r pale brown, brown and red orange, center double, sheet of 50, n.h., horizontal crease between stamps in rows 5-6 and marginal tear affecting one stamp, otherwise v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #131c
Catalog Value $1,750
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1317
RUSSIA
1921 (3 Nov) cover franked on back with 5k Postal Savings and 3r Control Stamp, used from Saran-Gorka (Novg) to Petrograd, addressed to a Prisoner of War Camp (No.II) for Czech legionnaires, fine and scarce combination franking to an unusual destination
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1318
RUSSIA
1922 registered cover from Kharkov to Hong Kong, franked with 35x1r imperf. (350,000r in 1922 currency), returned to sender from Moscow, with handstamp "back to sender in Kharkov, no mail deliveries to the destination indicated", stamps folded at sides and bottom, fine and impressive cover to uncommon destination, to which service was not yet established
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1319
RUSSIA
1922 20r on 15k red brown & blue, imperforate bottom sheet margin single, position 48, h.r., tiny natural inclusion, signed Romeko, etc., with 2017 Buchsbayew certificate,
**
Catalog #224
Catalog Value $9,500
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #1320
RUSSIA
1924 Definitives (typographed), 2k green, double impression, one displaced diagonally, n.h., v.f.
**
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1321
RUSSIA
1924 Definitives, 50k brown, imperforate upper left sheet corner margin horizontal pair, proof on chalky paper, v.f., rare, only one sheet of 100 printed
P
Catalog #275P
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1322
RUSSIA
1924 Definitives (typographed), 4k deep rose, lower left sheet corner margin pane of 25, double impression, partly shifted to top, ten bottom stamps with red control stripe and part of the 2nd Moscow Factory imprint printed over, partial margin at right, n.h., v.f. and spectacular specialist item, probably unique
Box **
Catalog #279var
Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #1323
RUSSIA
1924 definitives (Typographed) 15k yellow, well centered, beautiful vivid color, very lightly hinged, tiny toned spot at top, excellent color and a v.f. example of this rare mint stamp, signed Roger Calves (Paris), etc.,
*
Catalog #287
Catalog Value $25,000
Price Realized
$9,500.00

Lot #1324
RUSSIA
1925 Definitives (watermarked), 1k-5r complete set in blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f. (Zverev 78-99, cat. $4,500)
Box **
Catalog #304-25
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #1325
RUSSIA
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 1k-5r imperforate, complete set of 20 blocks of four, n.h., v.f. (Zverev 133-152, cat. $3,250)
Box **
Catalog #304/25var
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1326
RUSSIA
1926 Definitives (watermarked), 18k violet, imperforate block of four, n.h., v.f., each stamp pencil signed "Roger Calves." A great rarity, only 2-3 blocks of four are recorded (Zverev $32,500)
Box **
Catalog #316var
Price Realized
$24,000.00

Lot #1327
RUSSIA
1927 14k Esperanto, imperf. horizontal pair, full margins all around, n.h., natural gum inclusion at right, fresh and v.f., with Sismondo certificate
**
Catalog #374var
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #1328
RUSSIA
1929-1931 Definitives (watermarked), 1k-80k blocks of four, complete (as issued) set of 13, mostly with sheet margin, n.h., fine-v.f. (Zverev 231-243, cat. $1,400)
Box **
Catalog #413/426
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1329
RUSSIA
1932 October Revolution, 15k violet and 15k brown, also 35k ultramarine and 35k violet brown, four different perforated trial color proofs, each with small part of red "P" of "PROEKT" showing, v.f. and rare
*
Catalog #475,478P
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #1330
RUSSIA
1933 Baku Commissars, set of five blocks of four, n.h. and unfolded, post office fresh, usual streaky gum, v.f. and scarce blocks (Zverev 349-353, cat. $12,500)
Box **
Catalog #519-523
Price Realized
$7,000.00

Lot #1331
RUSSIA
1938 Lenin, 40k dark blue, imperf. bottom sheet margin single, h.r., v.f.
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Catalog #619var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1332
RUSSIA
1945 Griboedov, 60k gray brown, horizontal pair imperf. between, l.h., v.f.
*
Catalog #967var
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #1333
RUSSIA
1945 Soviet Planes, set of nine (complete as issued in 1946), blocks of four, n.h., fine-v.f. (Zagorsky 936-946)
Box **
Catalog #992A-992I
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1334
RUSSIA
1946 Moscow Scenes, 20k light brown (Sverdlow Theater), horizontal strip of three, imperf. vertically between the stamps and at left, h.r., minor crease at upper left, otherwise fine (Zagorsky 983Pa)
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Catalog #1062var
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1335
RUSSIA
1947 30th Anniversary of the Revolution, 30k and 1r each with displaced center, n.h., fine-v.f.
**
Catalog #1183,1187var
Unsold
Lot #1336
RUSSIA
1948-62 Regular Issues, selection of varieties, with 40k blocks of four and six, each with dramatic fold-over causing large part of design omitted, additional 40k pair and block of four with errant and displaced perforations, plus 1r vertical pair and block of four, errant perforations and fold-over, n.h., also used pair of 3k with fold-over at upper left, fine-v.f.
Box **O
Catalog #1219/2427var
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #1337
RUSSIA
1949 Stalin, two souvenir sheets of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1325
Price Realized
$220.00

Lot #1338
RUSSIA
1949-62 Pushkin and 25th Anniversary (Polar) souvenir sheets, two of each, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1360a,2606
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #1339
RUSSIA
1950 Stalingrad Restoration, 50k Theater, variety double paper, block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1479var
Unsold
Lot #1340
RUSSIA
1955-56 1r Matejko Painting, variety background overinked obliterating year date, also Antarctic Expedition, 40k block of four, lower right stamp variety ship's flag missing, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #1752,1884var
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #1341
RUSSIA
1957 Olympics, 40k football, double impression of black, block of four, n.h., v.f. (Liapine $1,400)
Box **
Catalog #1972var
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #1342
RUSSIA
1958-60 International Astronomical Union 60k block of four, lower right stamp variety "UAU" for "UAJ" used, also 40k Mark Twain, block of four with fold-over at bottom left, n.h., v.f.
Box **O
Catalog #2093,2418var
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #1343
RUSSIA
1964 Tokyo Olympics, two green souvenir sheets, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #2921-26
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1344
RUSSIA
1964-70 Green Tokyo Olympics and Lenin Type I souvenir sheets on unaddressed covers, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #2921-26,3788var
Unsold
Lot #1345
RUSSIA
1965 Space (Cosmonaut's Day), sheets of 24, also additional four blocks of 6x20k, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #3022-23
Unsold
Lot #1346
RUSSIA
1965 Space (Cosmonaut's Day), 20k sheet of 24, completely imperf. at left, n.h., v.f., rare (Zagorsky 3099pb, 280,000rub $4,450)
Box **
Catalog #3023var
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #1347
RUSSIA
1966 Art, imperforate proofs of stamps (3) and souvenir sheet, v.f.
P
Unsold
Lot #1348
RUSSIA
1975 Fairy Tales (Palekh), 4k-20k se-tenant strip of five, right pair imperf. between and at margin, n.h., v.f. (Zagorsky 4484-4488var)
**
Catalog #4400-4404var
Unsold
Lot #1349
RUSSIA
1975 Fairy Tales (Palekh), 4k-20k se-tenant sheet of 20, completely imperforate at right, n.h., v.f. (Zagorsky 4484-4488var)
Box **
Catalog #4400-4404var
Unsold
Lot #1350
RUSSIA
1975 Fairy Tales (Palekh), 4k-20k se-tenant sheet of 20, completely imperforate at left, n.h., v.f. (Zagorsky 4484-4488var)
Box **
Catalog #4400-4404var
Unsold
Lot #1351
RUSSIA
1978 Paintings, 12k lower right sheet corner margin block of four, upper stamp part of black inscription and value missing, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #4711var
Unsold
Lot #1352
RUSSIA
1979 COMECON 16k variety missing red star on white flag, also 150r Trinity Cathedral imperf. pair and block of four, n.h., v.f.
**
Catalog #4759,6216var
Unsold
Lot #1353
RUSSIA
1984 Space, 15k two different lower right sheet corner margin blocks of four, each with black inscriptions doubled at left, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #5270var
Unsold
Lot #1354
RUSSIA
1989 October Revolution, imperf. block of four, n.h., v.f.
Box **
Catalog #5814var
Price Realized
$100.00

Lot #1355
RUSSIA
1990 Russian Capitals, imperforate blocks of four, 12 different (missing Frunze and others which do not exist imperf.), n.h., v.f. (Zagorsky 6102Pa-6110Pa,6113Pa/6116Pa)
Box **
Catalog #5854/5868var
Price Realized
$450.00

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