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 #150
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, margins all around, tied by blue Baltimore, Md cds on outer FL to Augusta, VA, endorsed "Paid", some cover bleaching, otherwise fine,
Envelope
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $550
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #151
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, margins touching to just in at top, canceled by pen on coverfront addressed to France, Lake Champlain departure postmark alongside, boxed "Colonies et Art 3" and red Angl.Calais 18 Nov 1850 entry markings, charged "15" (deci), with "Per Steamer via Liverpool" at top
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #152
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, right diagonal half used as 5 cents on complete FL dated 20 April, 1850 and used from Concord, N.H. to Boston, blue "PAID" and corresponding departure postmark at left, stamp uncanceled with large margin at right and just touching to in at bottom, usual filing folds, fine and very rare bisect on cover, with 1990 PFC,
Envelope
Catalog #2a
Catalog Value $12,500
Unsold
Lot #153
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, right diagonal half used as 5 cents on reduced coverfront addressed to New York, stamp tied by red grids, with corresponding New Haven, Ct 30 June postmark alongside, fine and rare 10c bisect, with 1975 PFC
Catalog #2a
Price Realized
$2,000.00

Lot #154
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, right vertical half used as 5 cents on complete FL dated 7 June, 1851 and used from New Haven to Birmingham, red departure postmark at left, stamp with full margins, placed upside down and tied by red grids, v.f. and beautiful vertical bisect on cover, with 2010 PFC (effective July 1, 1851, the basic letter rate was reduced to 3c for domestic letters sent up to 3,000 miles. New stamps were issued to accommodate the new rates, and the old stamps were demonetized and invalid for postage after June 30, 1851)
Envelope
Catalog #2b
Catalog Value $30,000
Price Realized
$15,000.00

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