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 #1371
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1928 (22 July) cover registered from Baku and flown via Moscow (24 July) to Osaka, Japan, attractively franked, v.f., with arrival (24.8) postmark on back
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1372
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1931 (2 Oct) registered and flown cover from Leningrad to Berlin, from there to Colombia, with franking added in Bogota for further transmission to Cali, v.f., with appropriate transit and arrival pmks
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #1373
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1935 Moscow-San Francisco, used on registered and flown cover (back restored, thus needs to be considered a coverfront) from Moscow to San Francisco, with bilingual "Special Air Flight Moscow-San Francisco through the North Pole" cachet, v.f. (three Soviet fliers, Sigismund Levanevsky, George Baidukov and Victor Levchenko, took off from Schlovsky Military Airport near Moscow in the red-winged Soviet monoplane "O 25" at 6:30 A.M. on a 6,000 mile non-stop flight to San Francisco, via the North Pole. Flying over Siberia and 700 miles across the Arctic Ocean, the plane developed problems, and on radio instructions, the fliers returned to their base)
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #1374
RUSSIA Flight Covers
1939 (28 Apr) Non-stop Transatlantic flight, Moscow-New York, by Soviet aviators Gen.Kokkinaki and Major Gordienko on their airplane "Moskva". After successfully crossing the Atlantic, the aviators were forced (due to bad weather over Labrador) to fly at 30,000 feet using oxygen masks. Their supply of oxygen was nearly depleted and at high altitude, the radio equipment froze up. Eventually, Gen. Kokkinaki fainted and his navigator Gordienko took over the controls and managed an emergency landing at Miscou Island, off the coast of New Brunswick. After repairs, the "Moskva" proceeded to New York. This postcard (Lenin Mausoleum) is one of only 32 carried on this flight, with Registry label No.73, addressed to New York, with Miscou Lighthouse N.B. Apr 28, 39 arrival pmk, also accompanied by corresponding contemporary map and advertising by William H. Peters, Aerophilatelist, v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #AAMC 1320
Price Realized
$1,800.00

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