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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Air Post incl. Pioneer Flights

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1307
c
1912, Jul. 4, South Amboy-Perth Amboy N.J. Experimental Hydroplane Flight (AAMC 38). One cover, two used entires and one used postal card, each with South Amboy duplex cancel and two-line violet "Aero Plane Route No. 900006" hs cachet, three with Jul. 4, 1912 date in center, one with no date, postal card with message written and signed by pilot Chas. Schmidt, Very Fine group

E. 200-300
160
1308
c
1912, Aug. 3, Hohokus-Ridgewood N.J., Hohokus Driving Park Aviation Meet (AAMC 45). Four flown picture postcards with "Aerial Special Despatch Aviation Grounds, Hohokus N.J. Aug. 3, 1912" circular datestamp tying stamp, one card with picture of pilot in cockpit, couple large corner creases, different card with stamp removed, Fine group

E. 150-200
125
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1309
c
1912, Aug. 3-10, Ocean City-Stone Harbor N.J. Inter-City Mail and Passenger Service (AAMC 46). 1c Green tied by "Ocean City NJ Aug. 10 1912 6 AM" duplex cancel on humorous postcard to Richmond Va., ms. "Via Aeroplane Route" at bottom, violet "Ocean City & Stone Harbor Aerial U.S. Mail Service" two-line flight cachet, Fine, AAMC Retail

400
75
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1310
c
1912, Aug. 3-10, Ocean City-Stone Harbor N.J. Inter-City Mail and Passenger Service (AAMC 46). 1c Green tied by "Ocean City NJ Aug. 10-12 4PM" machine cancel on picture postcard to Morris Co., N.J., "Via Aeroplane Route" and violet "Ocean City & Stone Harbor Aerial U.S. Mail Service" two-line handstamps, Very Fine, AAMC Retail

400
105
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1311
c
1912, Aug. 3-10, Ocean City-Stone Harbor N.J. Inter-City Mail and Passenger Service (AAMC 46a). 2c Carmine, tied by Stone Harbor Aug. 7, 1912 duplex cancel on flown cover addressed to Ocean City and forwarded to Trenton, violet "Ocean City & Stone Harbor Aerial U.S. Mail Service" two-line flight cachet at top left, ms. "Via Aeroplane" at left, stamp with natural s.e. at right, otherwise Fine, AAMC Retail

450
400
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1312
c
1912, Aug. 3-10, Ocean City-Stone Harbor N.J. Inter-City Mail and Passenger Service (AAMC 46, 46a). Three flown cards, first with "Ocean City N.J. Aug. 3, 1912 11:30 AM" (First Day) duplex cancel on No. UX24, to Stone Harbor, second with "Stone Harbor N.J. Aug. 5, 1912 4 PM" (First Day of return trip) duplex cancel on No. UX24 to Philadelphia, third 1c Green, repaired, tied by "Ocean City N.J. Aug. 9, 1912 6 PM" duplex cancel on post card, two-line flight hs cachet at top, all three with ms. "Via Aeroplane", overall Very Fine, AAMC Retail

1,250
150
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1313
c
1912, Aug. 23-24, Plainfield N.J. Plainfield Driving Park Aviation Meet (AAMC 50, 50a). Six locally-addressed items incl. four picture postcards, one postal card and one cover, each with stamp tied by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24 Plainfield N.J. circular datestamp, Fine-Very Fine, AAMC Retail

900
100
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1314
c
Aviation. Seven covers, incl. four with No. C1 tied by "Eastern Term. Newark N.J. Air Mail Service Dec. 8, 1916" duplex cancels with "6" in year date changed to "9" by hand, two with stamps tied by "Hewitt N.J. Feb. 23, 1936" duplex cancels incl. one picture postcard with No. 632 and one cover with No. CE1, and one tiny cover with No. C19 tied by "Air Mail Field, Newark N.J. A.M.S. Mar. 6, 1936" duplex cancel and with rocket air mail label on cover to Elkhart Ind., overall Very Fine group

E. 100-150
65
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1315
c
6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Tied by purple "Air Mail Service Dec. 16, 9AM 1918" cds from Philadelphia on first day of rate change cover to Washington D.C., Ward handstamp at top left, stamp somewhat oxidized, Very Fine and rare usage

2,000
1,300
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1316
c
6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Tied by light strike of Dec. 16, 1918 Washington cds on first day of rate change cover, to Philip Ward in Philadelphia, Very Fine and rare usage

2,000
1,000
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1317
c
16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Four covers, all used on first day of rate change to 16c, two tied by black Phila. cds to New York City, third bears purple Washington cds with stamp tied by indistinct circular datestamp to New Haven Conn, receiving backstamp, last tied by black New York cds to Philadelphia, all are Very Fine

3,200
1,500
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1318
c
24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Block of four, affixed upside down and tied by Sep. 19, 1918 Philadelphia black cds on cover to New York City, receiving backstamp, missing top flap, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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1319
c
24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Three covers, each tied by May 15, 1918 first trip cds on covers to New York, one addressed to Scott Stamp & Coin Co., one to Henry Needham, two used from Washington, one from Philadelphia, (the latter struck in black), all are fresh and Very Fine, AAMC catalogue value

1,350
850
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1320
c
8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Each tied on separate Washington D.C. First Day cover, addressed to Philip Ward, a fresh and Very Fine set

2,125
800
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1321
c
8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Blocks of four, used with Nos. 537, 570, 571 and C10 on cover to Lancaster Pa., purple "First Round-the-World U.S. Air Mail" cachet, stamps cancelled or tied by "Lancaster Aug. 6, 1929" datestamps, Lakehurst and Lancaster backstamps (Aug. 29), fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1322
c
8c-16c 1923 Air Post (C4-C5). Plate block of six of each, tied by "New York G.P.O. Aug. 21, 1923" duplex on large part of cover front to Los Angeles Cal., few light bends, Very Fine, rare plate blocks used the day of issue for the 24c stamp, the plate blocks are unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
800
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1323
c
8c Dark Green, 1923 Air Post (C4). Tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 15, 1923" duplex on First Day cover to Buffalo N.Y., Shoreham Hotel corner card, fresh and Very Fine

500
260
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1324
c
16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Right plate no. block of six, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1, 1924 5 AM" duplex on first transcontinental night flight cover to Milburn N.J., purple cachet at left, July 2 receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, rare used plate block, especially on an event cover

E. 300-400
625
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1325
c
24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Three blocks of four and two singles, used with single No. C5 and tied by indistinct strikes of New York Aug. 7 duplex on round-the-world flight cover to Lakehurst N.J., Lakehurst Aug. 29, 1929 receiving backstamp, purple "Postage due 6 cents" with "6" in pencil, WOR radio corner card, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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1326
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied by two clear strikes of "New York N.Y. Varick St. Sta. Jun. 2, 1930" duplex on large cacheted cover to Milan, Italy, Friedrichschafen receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive usage

E. 500-750
650
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1327
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Singles, tied to individual covers or cards, usual cancels and handstamp cachets, $1.30 on 5c entire to Prague, Czechoslovakia, $2.60 with four 2c Red stamps to Germany, Fine-Very Fine set

1,175
675
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1328
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on postcard to Switzerland, $1.30 on cover to Michigan, $2.60 on cover to Ephrata Pa., appropriate flight handstamp cachets, Extremely Fine

1,175
650
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1329
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by New York cancel on individual flown covers, 65c to Buenos Aires, S.A., with Canal Zone backstamp, others to Detroit, appropriate hs cachets and backstamps, Very Fine

1,175
625
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1330
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied to individual cover or card, 65c on uprated 1c postal card with Nos. 682 & C12 from Boston to Bavaria, Germany, $1.30 to Cottbus, Germany, $2.60 on cover to New Jersey, all with appropriate hs cachets and backstamps, Very Fine

1,175
650
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1331
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c pair, $1.30 plate no. single, $2.60 single, each tied by New York cancel on individual flown cover, 65c and $1.30 to Seville, Spain, $2.60 to Havana, Cuba, violet hs cachets, Very Fine

1,175
650
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1332
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by Varick St. New York mc to individual flown cover or card to Forestville Conn., 65c ib card, other two on legal-size covers, all with appropriate hs cachets and backstamps, Very Fine

1,175
625
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1333
c
65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancel on cacheted card to Bronxville N.Y., Friedrichschafen and Lakehurst postmarks, vertical band of toning away from stamp, otherwise Very Fine First Day cover

1,900
650
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1334
c
65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of six, tied by "New York, N.Y. Varick St. Sta. Apr. 30, 1930" duplex on cacheted cover to Park Ridge Ill., one cachet also ties block, Friedrichschafen and Lakehurst backstamps, Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
1,000
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1335
c
65c-$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Incl. two 65c, all are tied by "New York N.Y. City Hall Sta. Apr. 29, 1930" duplex on cacheted cover to New Haven Conn., May 31 Lakehurst receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1336
c
65c-$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Vertical pair with plate no. at bottom on 65c, tied by Washington D.C. First Day duplex on cacheted cover to New Haven Conn., cachet also ties 65c pair, May 31 Lakehurst receiving backstamp, Very Fine flown First Day cover bearing two of the three values of the set

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1337
c
$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancel on cacheted cover to Philadelphia, Seville and Lakehurst backstamps, fresh and Very Fine

1,350
600
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1338
c
$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancel on cacheted flight card to Davenport Iowa, Lakehurst May 31 receiving pmk, fresh and Very Fine flown First Day card

1,350
450
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1339
c
$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancel on cacheted cover to Chicago Ill., May 31 Lakehurst receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine flown First Day cover

1,600
1,250
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1340
c
$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Bottom plate no. single, tied by Washington D.C. First Day cancel on cacheted cover to Toledo O., red cachet also ties stamp, May 31 Lakehurst backstamp, cover reduced at left and with some staining, the stamp is Very Fine

1,600
425
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1341
c
$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 23, 1930" cancel on cacheted 5c Air Mail entire to Monticello N.Y. stamp dealer's label at top left, May 31 Lakehurst backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1342
c
$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Vrick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 30, 1930" cancel on cacheted cover to Fairfield Me., May 31 Lakehurst receiving backstamp, tiny edge tear at top of cover, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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1343
c
$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 30, 1930" cancel on cacheted cover to Fitchburg Mass., Lakehurst (May 31) and receiving (June 2) backstamps, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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1344
c
50c-$1.30 Zeppelin Covers. Eight covers or cards, incl. three bearing singles of C13 (one on 1c postal card), one with block of four of C13, two bearing singles of C14, one with pair of 65c and single $1.30, last bears block of four of C18 on cacheted cover, two post cards depict Graf Zeppelin and hanger in construction, all are fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1345
c
50c Chicago Zeppelin (C18). Collection of 46 covers incl. sixteen First Days incl. New York (ten), Akron (two), Miami (three), Chicago (one), frankings incl. pairs and blocks, incl. one from Honolulu to Quebec via Macao, some with printed cachets, all with triangular hs cachet, Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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