GB gems and Poland occupation rarities at Cherrystone stamp sale


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31 January 2020
The 3 and 4 March auction at Cherrystone Philatelic Auctioneers will feature Palestine Aerophilately, Poland with an exceptional collection of World War II Occupation proofs, Canal Zone material, and an extensive Great Britain and British Commonwealth.

The 3 and 4 March auction at Cherrystone Philatelic Auctioneers in New York (with live floor and Internet bidding) will feature the Fred Blau collection of Palestine Aerophilately and Military Mail.

Other highlights include United States and Possessions, with Dr. Ernesto Arosemena's Canal Zone collection, along with selections from Asia, Western European countries, South and Central America, and the Middle East.

An extensive Great Britain and British Commonwealth will also be on offer, including an 1882 Queen Victoria, £5 bright orange, Plate 1, h.r., nicely centered, fresh colour, v.f., which is expected to sell for $4,500 (c.£3,400). See more about the £5 Orange.

A very fine example of the 1913 £1 green will also be offered, with a pre-sale estimate of $1,300 (£1,000).

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The Poland section of the sale includes an 'exceptional collection' of Second World War Occupation proofs and essays, with one of the most interesting lots offering an unissued 1944 12gr green stamp featuring an iconic 'Panjewagon' illustration, which is described as being 'a major rarity from General gouvernment'.

The 'General gouvernment' was a German zone of occupation established after the joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Slovakia and the Soviet Union in 1939. The stamp is estimated to sell for $6,000 (£4,565)

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