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 #1450
SAUDI ARABIA
1922 1/2pi and 1pi overprints, selection on album page, with blocks of four, inverted, double, transposed overprints (SG 38c,38d,38da, 38f, etc.), fine-v.f., with four David Graham certificates,
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Catalog #L30,31a
Catalog Value $1,541
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #1451
SAUDI ARABIA
1924 Caliphate Issue, 3pi olive (error of color) instead of olive brown, pane of 36 (6x6) with gold overprint, mounted on All Hajj album page, minor perf. separations, l.h. or n.h., fine-v.f., with stamp in issued color included for comparison. Stated to be the only recorded sheet on olive color instead of brown, ex-Thoden collection
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Catalog #L47var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #1452
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 King Ali Issue, 1/8pi-10pi without overprint, perforated set of nine, h.r., fine-v.f. (see note in Scott following No.L186)
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Unsold
Lot #1453
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 King Ali Issue, unoverprinted set of eight imperforate singles, h.r., v.f.
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Unsold
Lot #1454
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 1/8pi orange yellow rouletted 13, overprinted in red, complete sheet of 50, with intact margins and plate numbers and inscriptions, n.h., few minor toned specks, fresh and fine sheet,
Box **
Catalog #L51
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #1455
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 1/8pi orange, rouletted 13, with red overprint, two blocks of four, one with overprint inverted, the other with strong offset on gum, n.h., some toned spots on gum, fresh and otherwise v.f., with handstamped guarantee markings (inverted overprints),
Box **
Catalog #L56,56a
Catalog Value $920
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #1456
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 2pi magenta, rouletted 13, with red overprint, lower right sheet corner margin block of six, with "N-10-A" control number, hinged in margin, stamps n.h., but with some fingerprints, signed Ela; also a single with inverted overprint, n.h., v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #L60,60a
Catalog Value $665
Unsold
Lot #1457
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 2pi magenta rouletted 13, overprinted in blue, complete sheet of 50, with intact margins and plate numbers and inscriptions, n.h., three punched holes through the stamps, fresh and fine sheet, undoubtedly very rare,
Box **
Catalog #L73
Catalog Value $18,750
Unsold
Lot #1458
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 1/2pi and 1pi overprints, h.r. and used, the latter signed Wak, with Arabian Philatelic Association International certificates,
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Catalog #L74,75
Catalog Value $255
Unsold
Lot #1459
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 1pi blue rouletted 13 with red overprint inverted, complete sheet of 50, with intact margins and plate numbers and inscriptions, three security punches, stamps n.h., fresh and fine, rare sheet (catalogued as hinged)
Box **
Catalog #LJ24a
Catalog Value $2,000
Unsold
Lot #1460
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 Hejaz Railway Revenue stamps, 500pi brown red, top sheet margin horizontal strip of six, some perf. separations paper reinforced on back, fine
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Unsold
Lot #1461
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 5pa ocher (Turkey) with blue Nejd handstamp, pane of 50, n.h., some perf. separations, fine-v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $2,500
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1462
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 selection of 10 different, including two Railway Tax stamps, l.h. or h.r., fine-v.f.
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Catalog #26,28,46/54
Unsold
Lot #1463
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 Nejd Administration of Hejaz, handstamped in black on Turkey 5pa green, large pane of 30 (3x10 separated into two blocks of 15), with top and bottom margins intact, n.h., few minor wrinkles, fine and very rare multiple (SG 216a, £2,400) (catalogued as hinged)
Box **
Catalog #36a
Catalog Value $3,600
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1464
SAUDI ARABIA
1925 Hejaz 2Pia magenta, rouletted 13, blue Nejd handstamp, bottom sheet margin pane of 25, hinged in margin, few perf. Separations, stamps n.h., occasional adhesions and minor wrinkles, fresh and impressive multiple,
Box **
Catalog #38
Catalog Value $4,500
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #1465
SAUDI ARABIA
1934 Proclamation of Emir Saud, imperforate singles, complete set, heavy h.r., 1/2s with natural gum crease, otherwise v.f. (SG 316-27)
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Catalog #138-149
Catalog Value $2,267
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1466
SAUDI ARABIA
1934 Proclamation, imperforate sheet margin singles, some with portions of adjoining stamps, h.r., fresh and v.f. set,
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Catalog #138-49var
Catalog Value $2,267
Unsold
Lot #1467
SAUDI ARABIA
1934-57 Tughra of King Abdul, complete set of 14, plus five additional shades, all in blocks of four, many with margins, n.h., fine-v.f., scarce blocks in excellent condition,
Box **
Catalog #159-72
Catalog Value $2,148
Unsold
Lot #1468
SAUDI ARABIA
1948-55 two illustrated covers of Holy Mecca, one flown to Casablanca, the other to Khan Yunis, with censor markings, fine. Illustrated on Al Haji page, fine pair of Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj or Al-Umra) covers
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #1469
SAUDI ARABIA
1952 Inauguration of Dammam-Riyadh Railway, complete set of five large die proofs, die sunk on full cards, also a master die proof in green, value tablet blank, v.f. and fresh, extremely rare set
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Catalog #187-191P
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #1470
SAUDI ARABIA
1965-70 Redrawn Dam, 1p-200p, complete set, n.h., fine-v.f.,
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Catalog #286-313
Catalog Value $1,917
Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #1471
SAUDI ARABIA
1965-70 Redrawn Gas-Oil Plant, 10p dark blue and rose, bottom sheet corner margin block of four, n.h. and post office fresh, v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #323
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$675.00

Lot #1472
SAUDI ARABIA
1965-70 Redrawn Gas-Oil Plant, 10p dark blue and rose, left margin block of four, n.h. and post office fresh, v.f.,
Box **
Catalog #323
Catalog Value $2,600
Price Realized
$650.00

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