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 #1507
VATICAN CITY
1934 surcharges, 1,30 on 1,25L blue, small figures "30" in "1.30", thin surcharge, prepared but never issued, used, perfectly centered, fresh and v.f., signed Champion, Bolaffi, etc., with 1961 Diena and 2008 Sorani certificates. Only one sheet of 100 of these sample surcharges were printed and sold by error, certainly the greatest rarity from Vatican City (Sass.36A, cat. €23,000)
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Catalog #36a
Catalog Value $16,000
Unsold
Lot #1508
VATICAN CITY
1940 5c dark carmine, imperforate single with large margins, n.h., v.f., signed S.Cilio, with his 2009 certificate (Sass.72a)
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Catalog #72a
Catalog Value €1,500
Unsold
Lot #1509
VATICAN CITY
1946 20c on 5c gray, surcharge inverted, block of four, n.h., v.f., signed Raybaudi (Sass. 102aa, €8,000)
Box **
Catalog #102a
Catalog Value $3,900
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #1510
VATICAN CITY
1946 20c on 5c gray, vertical strip of three, surcharge partly omitted from top two stamps, some toning, interesting variety, not listed
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Catalog #102var
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #1511
VATICAN CITY
1946 1L on 50c green, upper right sheet corner block of four, top right stamp without surcharge, n.h., v.f. (Sass.104cb)
Box **
Catalog #104var
Catalog Value €2,200
Unsold
Lot #1512
VATICAN CITY
1946 Basilicas, 40L blue, imperforate bottom sheet margin block of four, n.h., v.f., with 1972 Raybaudi certificate. A rare imperforate variety, only one sheet recorded (Sass.130a, unpriced)
Box **
Catalog #130var
Unsold
Lot #1513
VATICAN CITY
1951 Council of Chalcedon, 25L red brown, horizontal pair imperf. between, n.h., v.f. (Sass.150c, €4,500)
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Catalog #150a
Catalog Value $2,250
Unsold
Lot #1514
VATICAN CITY
1955 St.Bonifacio, 35L violet, top sheet margin block of 15, perforations shifted through the left part, leaving nine stamps completely imperforate, n.h., v.f. (Sass.193aa, €10,500)
Box **
Catalog #193a
Catalog Value €10,500
Unsold
Lot #1515
VATICAN CITY
1956 Madonna of Czestochowa ("Queen of Poland") imperforate horizontal pairs, set of three, n.h., v.f., with Raybaudi certificate, only one set of sheets reported
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Catalog #216-18var
Unsold
Lot #1516
VATICAN CITY
1959 Coat of Arms, 35L variety "Poste Vaticane" red color double in pair with normal stamp, n.h., v.f., with Raybaudi certificate for a large block from which this originated
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Catalog #251var
Unsold
Lot #1517
VATICAN CITY
1959 Coat of Arms, 35L variety "Poste Vaticane" red color double, left sheet margin single, with copy of the Raybaudi certificate for a large block from which this originated
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Catalog #251var
Unsold
Lot #1518
VATICAN CITY
1964 Red Cross, 300L gray, red color (Cross) completely omitted, n.h., v.f., signed Diena (Sass.394a)
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Catalog #394var
Catalog Value €1,800
Unsold
Lot #1519
VATICAN CITY
1964 Christmas, 10L horizontal pair, right stamp imperf. at right, n.h., v.f., with Raybaudi certificate (Sass.397a)
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Catalog #397var
Catalog Value €1,300
Unsold
Lot #1520
VATICAN CITY
1965 United Nations, 30L sapphire, top sheet margin horizontal strip of eight, right stamp printing partially omitted, n.h., v.f., signed Diena (Sass.417a)
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Catalog #417var
Catalog Value €1,800
Unsold
Lot #1521
VATICAN CITY
1974 St. Thomas Aquinas, se-tenant strip of three, gold color omitted, n.h., v.f., with 1985 Raybaudi certificate (Sass.558-60var)
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Catalog #557a,var
Unsold
Lot #1522
VATICAN CITY
1977 Rubens, 350L Madonna, mantle printed in blue instead of gray, right sheet margin example, n.h., v.f., with Cerruti certificate (Sass.632var, only one sheet recorded)
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Catalog #629var
Unsold
Lot #1523
VATICAN CITY
1983 "Papacy and Art" souvenir sheet of six, part of the silver inscriptions (Papal Coat of Arms) completely omitted, n.h., v.f. (Sass.Block 5d)
Box **
Catalog #718var
Catalog Value €5,000
Unsold
Lot #1524
VATICAN CITY
1987 Olymphilex, souvenir sheet of four plus four labels, red printing completely omitted, n.h., v.f. (Sass.Block 9a)
Box **
Catalog #792var
Catalog Value €4,000
Unsold
Lot #1525
VATICAN CITY
1996 Europa (Sister Edith Stein) 850L brown, vertical sheet margin strip of four, perforations shifted causing three different varieties, n.h., v.f. (Sass.1043a,b,c)
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Catalog #1001var
Catalog Value €6,200
Unsold
Lot #1526
VATICAN CITY
1999 Eucharistic Congress Wroclaw, Poland, 1,000L horizontal sheet margin strip of five, three right stamps printing completely omitted, n.h., v.f., with 1999 Carraro certificate (Sass.1086a)
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Catalog #1047var
Catalog Value €8,000
Unsold

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