Just looked at the Cherrystone January 11, 2012 "Santa Fe Collection of the Middle East" auction catalog.
Here is lot 376 description:
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH PALESTINE 1918-42 The award winning collection (last shown in London 2000 where it received a gold), most still on the original pages (16 frames), plus earlier and unfinished exhibits; others unfortunately removed and placed among 14 large stock books, essential forming a huge working stock of stamps and postal history of Palestine, with hundreds of additional singles, blocks, part sheets, used and unused varieties, classified by Scott's, Gibbons and Dorfman. Postal History precedes the issued stamps, with extensive study of E.E.F. Forces Mail (Egyptian Expeditionary Force) Base Army Post Offices , outbound and incoming mail, with interesting censor markings and destinations, French Detachment, Indian Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade mail, Light Horse Australian Imperial Force, Prisoner of War Mail, Internee correspondence, Civilian mail (to Chile, Switzerland, United States, Egypt etc.), The first Interim Period, First Stamp of Palestine 1pi blue, indigo, study with 37 unused (five "A 18" control blocks), 36 used including block of four, used on pieces and coverfronts, seven covers including "only known double rate" (two singles on American Red Cross cover to New York). In addition, there is plate proof on smooth white paper, top sheet margin block of four, single and block of four overprinted Specimen. The "blues" continue with SG 2 sheet of 120 (pos.10 "Millilmes", cat Â£16,200+), plus additional B18 A control blocks, numerous used singles and six cards to Egypt or USA. There are six full sheets of 120xSG 3, showing various transfers, sheet of SG 4 (pos.11 missing Arabic), control C18B, pane of 53 (one the largest known multiples of this printing), also dozens of interesting usages on cover; extensive Postage Dues, 1923 strips of five, blocks of four, also Madagascar UPU Specimens; 1924 1m numeral, six different perforated trial color proofs, ex-Sacher collection, with Muentz cert. (of the four complete sets believed to exist, two have been broken up and one is in the Crown Agents archives), die proofs of 1928 4m and 13m values (one only reported for each value), also overprinted and perf. Specimen, singles and pairs, 1943 registered cover franked with Â£1 (plus additional stamps) flown via the South Atlantic to USA (one of very few recorded commercially used covers with Â£1 franking, Sorani cert.), another cover with 90m bister, registered 23 Dec. 1927 to London (very rare); Zeppelin Flights (three diff.), Palestine stamps "used abroad" in 1918 covers from Adana, Aleppo, Damascus, Tripoli, mixed franking with Cilicia, Beirut, Zahle, Bekaa censor markings "Passe a lata Censure O.E.T.A. Ouest"; original drawing submitted in 1945 for 3 mils stamp (not approved), seven booklets incl. SG SB1,2 (each exploded, contents complete, plus another with stamps removed), SB4 (unexploded, plus another with stamps removed), two 150m "dummy booklets" with General Electric ads (no stamps), coils strips, ribbed paper varieties, rolls. There are hundreds of covers and cards, thousands of used and unused stamps, cancellations, varieties from minor to major, many identified by types (Dorfman handbook listings), signed Muentz and other experts, Specimen overprints, ribbed paper, gutter pairs, postal stationery and revenues. In addition to the gold-medal collection, there are several other holdings incorporated into this lot, with further studies of overprints and settlings, covers, postcards, used and unused errors and varieties, cataloguing up to $1,000. This single lot can be easily written up again and form the basis for a world-class exhibit, with several lesser level entries. A unique opportunity to acquire an immense and fascinating collection n/a
I had better start buying some lottery tickets.