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Lot #144
Fred Blau LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS AUSTRIAN LEVANT Austrian Military Presence in Palestine - WWI
1916-18 Austrian Military Mail in Palestine, balance of the award winning collection formed by Fred Blau, 109+ covers and cards, all on the original exhibition pages extensively written-up, some with additional notes on the back, covering all of the fascinating aspects of the Austrian military postal system during the Turkey campaigns during World War I, including various Feldpost markings, military regiment cachets, auxiliary markings (official, censored, etc.), there is also much historical information onf the exhibit pages, regarding where the particular units were at the time of mailing, what battles they were involved in, how the mail was sent (diplomatic pouch, courier, via Turkey, etc.), generally fine-very fine; one of the most comprehensive collections ever formed from this historically important time period of Holyland philately; would make an ideal basis on which to build an international caliber exhibit
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$4,500.00

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Lot #145
Fred Blau LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS AUSTRIAN LEVANT Austrian Military Presence in Palestine - WWI
1916-18 balance of the collection of 116+ cards, each mounted and expertly written-up, showing the origin (Aleppo, Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Constantinople, Ankara Haidari Pascha, Baalbek) and destination (Vienna, Prague), K.u.K. Field Post Offices, Feldpost Military Mission A.O.K.4 markings, cachets include "K.u.K. Sanitatsantalten fur Syrien", military hospitals, unit locations and censor markings, also some supporting materials (photographs, picture postcards of Leaders, Troops, equipment, maps), mostly fine-v.f., many in the $100+ category. An interesting lot
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$2,800.00

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