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 #179
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 1c buff, perforated essay in issued color, block of four with full original gum, interesting variety showing errant perforations at bottom, fine
Box E
Catalog #112-E4Cvar
Price Realized
$270.00

Lot #180
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 2c brown, block of four, nice color, fresh original gum, hinge remnant at top, fine,
Box *
Catalog #113
Catalog Value $3,750
Price Realized
$260.00

Lot #181
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 2c brown, 10c yellow and 12c green, plate proofs on card, blocks of four, v.f.,
Box P
Catalog #113,116-117P4
Catalog Value $740
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #182
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, block of four, beautiful color, n.h., fine (catalogue value for a hinged block)
Box **
Catalog #114
Catalog Value $1,250
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #183
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c blue, perforated and gummed plate proof on stamp paper, corner margin block of four, n.h., v.f.,
Box E
Catalog #114-E6d
Catalog Value $320
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #184
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 5c Washington, die essay in deep blue on proof paper (margins slightly trimmed), v.f.,
E
Catalog #115-E1b
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #185
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 5c Washington, plate essays on wove paper, imperf. and gummed, four different, in buff, red-brown, green and dull red violet, h.r., fine-v.f.,
E
Catalog #115-E2c
Catalog Value $320
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #186
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 10c Lincoln, brown die essay on red violet veined marbled white ivory card, 38x62mm, v.f. and undercatalogued rarity, not publically offered in over 40 years, ex-Juhring, Lopez collections,
E
Catalog #116-E1j
Catalog Value $2,000
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #187
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown & blue, types I and II, used, well centered, fine-v.f.,
O
Catalog #118,119
Catalog Value $990
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #188
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c ultramarine & carmine, beautiful colors, tied by red rosette and corresponding "New York Paid Nov 27" (1870) on part of folded letter (complete front and small part of reverse) addressed to Constantine, Algeria, with red "PD" and London Paid transit, also Angl.Calais entry pmk and endorsed "Via England", small part of Marseille transit on back, with tiny portion of arrival cancel as well, very rare destination, signed Balasse, etc., also Peter Holcombe, with his and James van der Linden's 1996 certificates, minor cover tears at top (complete cover to a foreign destination catalogues $35,000)
Catalog #121
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #189
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c Surrender of General Burgoyne, carmine die essay, with National imprint on india paper (removed from card), v.f.,
E
Catalog #121-E1a
Catalog Value $800
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #190
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c Surrender of General Burgoyne, blue die essay with National imprint on ivory paper, 64x50mm, minute marginal flaws, still v.f.,
E
Catalog #121-E1g
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #191
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c Surrender of General Burgoyne, black die essay with National imprint on ivory paper, 64x76mm, minute marginal flaws, still v.f., ex-Earl of Crawford,
E
Catalog #121-E1g
Catalog Value $1,000
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #192
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c Surrender of General Burgoyne, black plate essay on thin pale gray surfaced paper, top corner margin block of four, v.f. positional piece,
Box E
Catalog #121-E1p
Catalog Value $1,100
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #193
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c Surrender of General Burgoyne, dull red violet plate essay on bond paper, with ruled bands overprinted at top and bottom, upper left corner margin single, v.f.,
E
Catalog #121-E1s
Catalog Value $350
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #194
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c Surrender of General Burgoyne, black die essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, type 14 underprint, 42x40mm, fresh color, small thin spot, otherwise v.f. and rare, ex-Earl of Crawford,
E
Catalog #121-ESP14
Catalog Value $3,500
Unsold

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