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Census of 1911, 25c Black, Rodgers "Vin Fiz" Semi-Official Air Post (Scott CL2)
12 Census Records

CL2-PC-01

CL2-PC-01
Sound

Notes:
  • Formerly CL2-PC-VINITA 10/15/1911
  • Start: 10/14 Kansas City Mo.
  • Stops: Moran and Russell Creek Ok.
  • Finish: 10/14 Vinita Ok.
  • Postmark: Vinita Ok. mc 10/15/11 8AM(?)
  • Message: "I am mailing this by aeroplane. E. Nin"
  • From/To: E. Nin to Nettie Strawn, Wakefield Kans.
  • Note: Earliest known use of Vin Fiz CL2
Provenance:
    Certificates:
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      CL2-PC-02

      CL2-PC-02
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Formerly CL2-PC-WACO 10/20/1911
      • Start: 10/19 Dallas Tex.
      • Stops: None
      • Finish: 10/19 Waco Tex.
      • Postmark: Waco Tex. mc 10/20/11 1:30PM
      • Message: "Fond Birthday Greetings Via Aerial Post. `Zach' Dallas, Texas Oct. 17th 1911"
      • From/To: "Zach", to Marghretta L. Pierce, NYC
      Provenance:
      • Ex Matthews, Shrady and Aurea
      Certificates:
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        CL2-PC-03

        CL2-PC-03
        Sound

        Notes:
        • Formerly CL2-PC-WACO 10/20/1911
        • Start: 10/19 Dallas Texas
        • Stops: None
        • Finish: 10/19 Waco Texas
        • Postmark: Waco Tex. mc 10/20/11 1:30PM
        • Message: "10/19/11" [illegible name]
        • From/To: Sender's name illegible, to Mrs. Seilla(?) Karkpatrick, Chilton Texas
        Provenance:
        • Siegel 1984 Rarities sale (Sale 632, lot 472, realized $13,000 hammer)
        Certificates:
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          CL2-PC-04

          CL2-PC-04
          Fault

          Notes:
          • Formerly CL2-PC-SAN ANTONIO 10/22/1911
          • Start: Either Waco, Granger, Austin or Kyle Tex.
          • Stops: 10/22 Kyle and San Marcos Tex.
          • Finish: 10/22 San Antonio Tex.
          • Postmark: San Antonio Tex. mc 10/22/11 8:00PM
          • Message: "McGinly and Estes Aviators To Be Mailed From San Antonio"
          • From/To: Sender reported to be Mrs. Mabel Rodgers; to Dallas News
          • Note: Stamp folded over edge
          Provenance:
          • McCoy Collection
          • Goodkind Collection
          • Lettick Collection, Siegel Sale 761, 9/27/1994, lot 835, realized $42,500 hammer
          • O'Sullivan Collection, Siegel sale 785, 3/11/1997, lot 511, realized $42,500 hammer
          Certificates:
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            CL2-COV-05

            CL2-COV-05
            Sound

            Notes:
            • Start: 10/30 El Paso Tex.
            • Stops: 10/30 Deming and Lordsburg NM,
            • 10/31 Wilcox Ariz.
            • 11/1 Tucson and Maricopa Ariz.
            • 11/2 Phoenix and Stoval Ariz.
            • Finish: 11/3 Imperial Junction Cal.
            • Postmark: Imperial Junction Cal. cds 11/4/11 AM
            • Message: letter enclosed
            • From/To: "Aunt Sallie" to Miss Rosa Benicia Stone, Oakland Cal.
            • THE ONLY RECORDED VIN FIZ ON A COVER
            Provenance:
            • William C. Mack Collection, Siegel Sale 844, 3/1/2002, lot 3501, realized $115,000 hammer
            Certificates:
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              CL2-PC-06

              CL2-PC-06
              Sound

              Notes:
              • Formerly CL2-COV-IMPERIAL JUNCTION 11/4/1911
              • Start: 11/1 Tucson Ariz.
              • Stops: Maricopa Ariz.
              • 11/2 Phoenix and Stoval Ariz.
              • Finish: 11/3 Imperial Junction Cal.
              • Postmark: Imperial Junction Cal. cds 11/4/11 AM
              • Message: "Carried by Calbraith Rodgers in his Wright Model Ex racing
              • aeroplane from Tucson to Phoenix. Keep it as a souvenir."
              • From/To: Mrs. H. Sweitzer (Calbraith's mother) at Los Angeles hotel,
              • evidently redirected to Pasadena
              • Note: Additional L.A. and Pasadena machine cancels
              Provenance:
                Certificates:
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                  CL2-PC-07

                  CL2-PC-07
                  Sound

                  Notes:
                  • Formerly CL2-COV-IMPERIAL JUNCTION 11/4/1911
                  • Start: 11/1 Tucson Ariz.
                  • Stops: Maricopa Ariz.
                  • 11/2 Phoenix and Stoval Ariz.
                  • Finish: 11/3 Imperial Junction Cal.
                  • Postmark: Imperial Junction Cal. cds 11/4/11 AM
                  • Message: "Carried by Calbraith Rodgers in his Wright Model Ex racing
                  • aeroplane from Tucson to Phoenix. Keep it as a souvenir."
                  • Note: Sent by same person as example above.
                  Provenance:
                  • Discovered in 2001
                  • Siegel Sale 841, 12/7/2001, lot 1499, realized $40,000 hammer
                  Certificates:
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                    CL2-PC-08

                    CL2-PC-08
                    Sound

                    Notes:
                    • Formerly CL2-USPC-PASADENA 11/8/1911
                    • Start: 11/1 Willcox Ariz.
                    • Stops: 11/1 Tucson and Maricopa Ariz.
                    • 11/2 Phoenix and Stoval Ariz.
                    • 11/3 Imperial Junction Cal.
                    • 11/4 Banning Cal.
                    • 11/5 Beaumont and Pomona Cal.
                    • Finish: 11/5 Pasadena Cal.
                    • Postmark: Pasadena Cal. 11/8 8:00PM
                    • Message: "Willcox Arz. Dear Otto, As the first Transcontinental Rogers Aeroplane (Atlantic to Pacific Coast) passes through here today, I'll use these means of conveyance to air route to send you a few lines which please attach to your stamp collection. With kind regards to all, You're a.b.i.l. C.F. Threle"
                    • From/To: C.F. Threle to Otto Hunter, Umbrella Factory at Coln, Germany
                    • Note: Only recorded use of CL2 on U.S. Postal Card. Realized $88,000 in
                    • Siegel 1999 Rarities sale (lot 234)
                    Provenance:
                      Certificates:
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                        CL2-PC-09

                        CL2-PC-09
                        Fault

                        CL2-PC-09

                        CL2-PC-09
                        Fault

                        Notes:
                        • Used with 1c Green (374), tied by "Anderson Tex/ Oct 27 1911" duplex cancel (portion of the postmark retraced)
                        • Addressed to Miss Mary Chapman, Liberty Hill, Texas
                        Provenance:
                        • Spink NY Sale 153, 11/18-19/2015, lot 1038 - $25,000 hammer
                        Certificates:
                        • PFC 529810 (2015) "It is a genuine usage, the Vin Fiz stamp with a 12mm tear and small scuff at right, a diagonal crease and small tear at bottom left, and toned spots, the post card with a portion of the postmark retraced"
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                        CL2-PCE-01

                        CL2-PCE-01
                        Fault

                        Notes:
                        • Small tear in top right corner, affixed to piece of post card
                        • Discovered in April 1969
                        • Signed Heiman
                        Provenance:
                        • Ex Aurea
                        Certificates:
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                          CL2-UNC-01

                          CL2-UNC-01
                          Fault

                          Notes:
                          • With gum, corner crease bottom right
                          Provenance:
                          • Discovered in 1968
                          • Ex Atherton
                          Certificates:
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                            CL2-UNC-02

                            CL2-UNC-02
                            Fault

                            Notes:
                            • Small faults
                            Provenance:
                            • Ex Matthews
                            • Ex Lettick
                            • Zoellner Collection, Siegel sale 804, 10/8/1998, lot 728, realized $30,000 hammer
                            • Hoffman Collection, Siegel Sale 956, 5/8/2008, lot 547, realized $47,500 hammer
                            Certificates:
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