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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Air Post to Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
614
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 614, Air Post to Offices in China65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on flown cacheted card, others on flown cacheted covers to Roessler, 65c and $2.60 tied by Varick St. machine cancels, $1.30 tied by Newark N.J. duplex and Seville, Spain machine cancel and addressed to Seville, also incl. extra 65c tied by Lakehurst N.H. duplex cancel on flown cacheted card to Bournemouth, England with violet Roessler backstamp, all four items with appropriate handstamp cachets, Very Fine

1,350
850
615
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 615, Air Post to Offices in China65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c tied by Lakehurst N.J. flag cancel on flown card, others tied by Varick St. Sta. machine cancels on flown covers, 65c and $1.30 addressed to Floyd Shockley, Indianapolis, $2.60 to Nashville Tenn., appropriate flight handstamp cachets, Very Fine

1,175
650
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616
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 616, Air Post to Offices in China$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Right margin single, tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. May 7, 1930" mc, used with 2c Aeronautics (649) tied by "Lakehurst N.J. Aug. 8, 1929" flag cancel on flown picture postcard with Eckener vignette, image of Zeppelin over the ocean and text, appropriate handstamp cachets, Very Fine

400
220
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617
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 617, Air Post to Offices in China$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by "Varick St. Apr. 29, 1930" machine cancel on flown picture postcard, appropriate flight handstamp cachets, Very Fine

400
220
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618
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 618, Air Post to Offices in China$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Well-centered, tied by bold "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930" first day machine cancel on flown cover to Chicago, appropriate flight handstamp cachets, magenta ink stain on front, otherwise Very Fine

1,250
550
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619
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 619, Air Post to Offices in China1c Brown, 3c Brown, Postage Due (J1, J3), 1c Brown, 3c Brown, Postage Due (J1, J3)1c Brown, 3c Brown, Postage Due (J1, J3). 3c horizontal pair and single, all tied by target cancels on back of orange cover from Gordola, Switzerland to Santa Cruz Cal., fancy Gordola handstamp, Swiss transit, large "T" handstamp, and "New York Apr. 1, '81 Due 10 Cents" cancel, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
65
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620
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 620, Air Post to Offices in China2c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J39), 2c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J39)2c Deep Claret, Postage Due (J39). Tied by cork killer on light green soldier's letter to Evansville Ind., neat "U.S.S. Cincinnati" straightline handstamp, strike of purple "U.S. Despatch Agency, Post Office Building, New York, Penalty $300" oval backstamp, also "New York Oct. 9, 1898" duplex and "Due 2 Cents" in circle, Very Fine usage

E. 200-300
200
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621
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 621, Air Post to Offices in China2c-60c on 1c-30c Offices in China (K1-K14), 2c-60c on 1c-30c Offices in China (K1-K14)2c-60c on 1c-30c Offices in China (K1-K14). Three registered covers, each addressed to The Society of Chemical Industry in Basle, Switzerland, first with Nos. K1-K6 tied by oval "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai China" handstamps, Jul. 23, 1920 datestamp, New York transit and receiving backstamps, second cover with Nos. K7-K13 and third with No. K14, all similarly tied and used, are fresh and Very Fine, an attractive trio of covers

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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622
c
U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China. Four items, all with stamps tied by "Shanghai, China, U.S. Postal Sta." duplex datestamp cancels, incl. two picture postcards with 1c Blue Green (300) to Cavite, Philippines, one picture postcard with 1c Green (331) to Rochester N.Y., one cover with 1c Green (331) pair on small cover to San Jose Calif., Very Fine

E. 150-250
160
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