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Cherrystone Auctions Sale - 0320

Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Fred Blau PALESTINE MILITARY & AVIATION HISTORY Un
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1 E   image1942-52 collection of 19 covers and cards mounted and extensively described exhibition-style on pages, variety of Army Post Office (APO) markings, also "Passed by Examiner" and other censor handstamps, mail to and from Palestine, fine and rare group (Image) (image 1a) (image 1b) (image 1c) (image 1d) (image 1e) (image 1f) (image 1g) (image 1h) (image 1i) (image 1j) (image 1k) (image 1l) (image 1m) (image 1n) (image 1o) (image 1p) (image 1q) (image 1r)

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SOLD for $550.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
Fred Blau AUSTRALIA
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2 E   imageFlight Covers. 1934 (6 Dec) first flight, Imperial Airways Singapore to Darwin, stage Brisbane to Gaza, cacheted cover with Australian franking, 21 Dec. 34 arrival pmk on back, v.f., one of only 10 carried (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
3 E   image1934 (10 Dec) first flight Quantas Airways London to Singapore, Stage Gaza to Port Darwin to Camooweal, Australia, cacheted cover from Jerusalem, with 20 December arrival pmk on back, only 10 (!) carried (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
Fred Blau AUSTRALIA Australian Forces in Palestine
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4 E   image1940 (5 Sep) cover to Australia, franked with nine different Palestine Mandate adhesives, tied by "Div. Supply H.Q.P.O. SM1" cds, boxed "Passed by Censor" handstamp below, filing folds and backflap missing, fine usage (Australian Division Supply HQ post Offices "S.M.1" operated as traveling post office at Gaza during 1940 and later moved to Egypt) (Image)



SOLD for $350.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
5 E   image1941-45 collection of 80+ covers and cards mounted and extensively described exhibition-style on pages, many flown from Lydda to Melbourne, variety of Field Post Office and Censor markings, mostly free franks, others with Australian and Palestine Mandate franking, one mixed with Lebanese and Syrian adhesives, concessionary rates indicated where applicable, some envelopes reused (as per army regulations), with interesting markings applied, Mobile Post Offices, Official Mail, plus much more, with some rare and elusive items, interesting collection (Image) (image 5a) (image 5b) (image 5c) (image 5d) (image 5e) (image 5f) (image 5g) (image 5h) (image 5i) (image 5j) (image 5k) (image 5l) (image 5m) (image 5n) (image 5o) (image 5p) (image 5q) (image 5r) (image 5s) (image 5t) (image 5u) (image 5v) (image 5w) (image 5x) (image 5y) (image 5z)

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SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
AUSTRIA Austrian Military Forces in Palestine - WW
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
6 E   image1916 (21 Feb) picture postcard addressed to Vienna, with perfectly struck "K.u.k. 15cm Haubitzbatterie No.36" cachet, "Zensuriert" alongside, with "W1" Vienna arrival, sent by an Austrian soldier from Constantinople, awaiting the long trip to Gaza, v.f. (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
7 E   image1916 (11 July) picture postcard from Negev to Brozan, with Austro-Hungarian charity label, bilingual K.u.K. Ersatzabteiling (substitute division) military handstamp, censored, with "W1" Vienna arrival (for military and diplomatic mail from Turkey) (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
8 E   image1916 (7 Aug) picture postcard (Jerusalem) with "Feldpost Mil. Miss. 1.Expeditionskorps" pmk and violet "K.u.K.Gebirgsartillerieregiment No.6 Haubitzbatterie No.2" (Mountain Artillery Regiment No.6, Howitzer Battery No.2), "Uberpruft Wien 1" censored in Vienna, sent from Beersheba, via Vienna to Chlunetz, v.f., rare and very early Expeditionskorps cancel (The first units of the German Expeditionary Corps "Pascha 300" arrived in Beersheba in April, 2016. It consisted of two planes, 48 machine guns, antiaircraft units, trucks and hospital equipment. They were reinforced by the Austro-Hungarian Mountain Howitzer division under the command of Major Adolf Marno von Eichenhorst) (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
9 E   image1916 (5 Sep) cover with "Feldpost Mil. Miss. A.O.K.4" postmark sent from Jerusalem to Vienna, with straight-line "K.u.k.bakterliog. Feldlaboratorium Nr.39", mailed by the chief surgeon Dr. Schiller at the Ratisbone Monastery (which was leased to the Austro-Hungarian army for the use as their main hospital in the Middle East), carried by diplomatic mail from Jerusalem, with "Uberpruft Wien" censor label attached on back, also red "Zenzuriert" and "W" arrival markings (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
10 E   image1916 (21 Sep) registered cover from Bir es seba to Vienna, with "Feldpost/Mil.Miss/1.Expeditionskorps" pmk at top right, rare "Feldpost d.Militar-Mission 1 Expeditionskorps No.114" registry label, "Eingeschrieben Portofreie Dienstsache" straight-line handstamps, Aleppo and Constantinople transit backstamps, the return address is the Paymaster of the Austro-Hungarian Mountain Howitzer Division of von Marno, his circular cachet also seals the backflap (top portion of backflap excised), assessed 15 heller Postage Due on arrival (as this cover was addressed to a private printing company, it was not considered military mail), fine. The 1st Expedition Corps stayed only for two weeks at Bir es seba (today Beersheba), as part of the 4th Ottoman Army, extremely rare (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
11 E   image1916 (29 Sep) bilingual Feldpost card to Harnsdorf, with Constantinople railway cancel, handstamp of the Mountain Artillery detachment, "W1" Vienna transit, fine card from an Austrian soldier in Constantinople, later moved to the Palestine battlefront (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
12 E   image1916 (30 Sep) cover (with contents) canceled "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Aleppo", sent via Damascus to Vienna, by Lt. A. Rippel, Austrian instructor attached to the German army (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
13 E   image1917 (22 Jan) picture postcard with "K.u.K.Kraftwagonkolonne Turkey" (Truck Convoy) handstamp, sent from Zahleh (Lebanon) to Vienna, sent by a truck driver travelling between Constantinople and Gaza, violet "Zensuriert", fine and unusual (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
14 E   image1917 (6 Apr) registered cover from Jerusalem to Vienna, with "Feldpost/Mil.Miss/A.O.K.4" pmk at top right, rare "Militar-Mission Feldpost 4. Armee No.563" registry label, "Eingeschrieben Portofreie Dienstsache" (postage free official mail) straight-line handstamps, Constantinople transit backstamps, the return address is the Paymaster of the Austro-Hungarian Mountain Howitzer Division of von Marno, his circular cachet also seals the backflap, charged 15 Heller Postage due on arrival, erroneously assumed to be civilian mail, since this cover was addressed to a private printing firm, the "Bestellung" (order) at top obviously overlooked. A rarity (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
15 E   image1917 (15 Mar) picture postcard with Ottoman franking, tied by A.O.K.4 Fieldpost Mil. Miss. cds, sent via the Germany military post office in Jerusalem to Vienna, v.f. and colorful card (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
16 E   image1917 (15 June) registered cover from Jerusalem to Vienna, with "Feldpost/Mil.Miss/A.O.K.4" pmk at top right, rare "Militar-Mission Feldpost 4. Armee No.961" registry label, "Eingeschrieben Portofreie Dienstsache" straight-line handstamps, Constantinople transit backstamps, the return address is the Paymaster of the Austro-Hungarian Mountain Howitzer Division of von Marno, his circular cachet also seals the backflap, fine and very rare registered usage (a similar cover realized $1,700 in 2002 Dr.Jerome Byers sale) (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
17 E   image1917 (19 July) picture postcard with "Feldpost Mil. Miss. Damascus" postmark, further endorsed "Feldpost" and sent by artillery officer via the German military postal system to Constantinople and Vienna, v.f. (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
18 E   image1917 (26 June) cover (with letter of contents included), bilingual (German and Turkish) cachet "K.u.K. Kdo d. Ers. Abt. F.d.ost.ung. Haubitzbatterie No.36" handstamp, addressed to Vienna. This unit was located in the Austrian Headquarters in Jerusalem. This covered was carried by hand to Vienna where a 15 Heller adhesive was added (16 July) for further transmission to its destination. The content of the letter is of great interest as it discusses the location of the Ottoman Headquarters in Jerusalem and reports that eight British airplanes bombarded Jerusalem (!) A rarity, one of only two recorded examples of courier mail from Jerusalem; one of the highlights of Fred Blau's collection (Image)

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SOLD for $750.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
19 E   image1917 (25 July) picture postcard (Damascus gate) franked with Ottoman 10pa green, tied by two different departure postmarks including octagonal "K.u.K. Feldpost Mil.Miss. Jerusalem 2" postmark, sent via German military postal service to Vienna (Jerusalem 2 octagonal postmarks are rare) (Image)



CLOSED
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM
20 E   image1917 (9 Sep) postal card from Budapest, with Hungarian franking, addressed to "Feldpost No.452" to a soldier or an officer in the transportation unit ("transport Jerusalem") used for supplying the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman troops, some toning, apparently the only known card addressed to the battlefield (Image)



SOLD for $375.00
Closing..Mar-03, 09:00 AM

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