Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Air Post and Flight Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
496
c
Sale 933, Lot 496, Air Post and Flight Covers24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Washington Oct. 19, 1918" duplex with yeardate inverted on cover to Yonkers N.Y., William T. Robey return address, purple "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" two-line handstamp, slight overall wear, Extremely Fine usage sent by William T. Robey, discoverer of the pane of the Inverted Jenny

E. 200-300
300
497
c
Sale 933, Lot 497, Air Post and Flight Covers24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). From the first printing with natural s.e. at top and vignette shifted forward (approaching "fast plane"), tied by "Air Mail Service Wash., N.Y., Phila., Washington May 22 9AM 1918" cancel on buff cover to Hackensack N.J., receiving backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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498
c
Sale 933, Lot 498, Air Post and Flight Covers8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Tied by "New York N.Y. Jul. 1, 1924" duplex cancels on cover to San Francisco Cal., with purple "Via Air Mail On first trip of through schedule involving night flying on Trans-continental Air Mail route" boxed cachet, fresh and Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 200-300
0
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499
c
Sale 933, Lot 499, Air Post and Flight Covers8c Dark Green, 24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C4, C6). Five covers, incl. three with No. C4, one used from San Juan P.R. to Boston on first flight cover; one from Boston to Puerto Rico on first flight; 24c covers incl. one from New York to Germany (Oct. 20, 1925), another on picture postcard from Lakehurst to San Francisco via dirigible, overall Very Fine, interesting group

E. 400-500
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500
c
Sale 933, Lot 500, Air Post and Flight Covers16c Dark Blue, 1923 Air Post (C5). Block of four and two singles, used with 10c Lindbergh (C10) and tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Oct. 27, 1928" cancel on cacheted cover to Friedrichschafen, Germany, receiving backstamps, signed by Dr. Hugo Eckener at top left, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
170
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501
c
Sale 933, Lot 501, Air Post and Flight Covers24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Block of four with plate no at bottom right, tied by "New York N.Y. G.P.O. Aug. 22, 1923" duplex cancels on cover to Los Angeles Cal., purple "Night Air Mail" cachet, Very Fine usage sent on the second day of issue

E. 200-300
160
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502
c
Sale 933, Lot 502, Air Post and Flight Covers24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Block of four, used with 10c Lindbergh (C10) and tied by "Varick St. Sta. Oct. 27, 1928" cancel on cacheted cover to Friedrichschafen, Germany, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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503
c
Sale 933, Lot 503, Air Post and Flight Covers65c, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C14). Tied by "New York, Varick St. Sta. May 7, 1930" duplex cancels on cacheted cover to Newark N.J., Lakehurst backstamp (May 31), Very Fine

E. 200-300
550
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504
c
Sale 933, Lot 504, Air Post and Flight Covers65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). First on picture postcard, other two on separate covers, first two with May 31, 1930 cancels, last with April 30, 1930 cancel, usual cachets, slight edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

1,175
800
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505
c
Sale 933, Lot 505, Air Post and Flight Covers$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Choice centering, tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 30, 1930" machine cancel on cacheted flight cover to Newark N.J., with Lakehurst backstamp (May 31), Very Fine

600
325
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506
 
Sale 933, Lot 506, Air Post and Flight Covers1912, February 17-25, Oakland, California. Emeryville Race Track Aviation Meet (AAMC 15a). 1c stamp tied by Feb. 22 cancel on souvenir picture postcard showing Lincoln Beachy, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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507
c
Sale 933, Lot 507, Air Post and Flight Covers1925, August 31 -- Nonstop Flight, San Francisco to Hawaii (AAMC 1033). Cover bearing 2c stamp tied by "San Diego Cal. U.S. Nav. Air Sta. Aug. 22, 1925" duplex to Honolulu, purple "United States/First Flight/Hawaiian Islands" cachet and also purple "This letter given service on/first trip Naval planes from/San Francisco, California/to/Honolulu, Hawaii/August, 1925" six-line handstamp, ms. "This envelope was carried in the Navy's PN-9 #3, which was forced down in the Pacific Ocean Sept. 1, 1925 on an attempted non-stop flight from Calif. to the Hawaiian Islands - Lieut. Allan P. Snody, Cmd'g. PN-9 #3", fresh and Very Fine, AAMC value

200
250
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508
c
Sale 933, Lot 508, Air Post and Flight Covers1939, April 18 - Attempted Nonstop Flight, Moscow to World's Fair, New York (AAMC 1320). Cover bearing four Russia stamps tied by "Moscou Etranger 28.4.39" circular datestamps to New York, Moscow registry label, signed prior to application of all the stamps, also with "Miscou Lighthouse N.B. AP-28, 1939" receiving datestamp at bottom, trivial edge toning, Very Fine, very rare, the flight crashed in New Brunswick after successfully crossing the Atlantic, only 32 cards were carried, this is particularly desirable as the New Brunswick cancellation is on the front, 1990 AAMC value

1,250
900
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509
c
Sale 933, Lot 509, Air Post and Flight Covers3c Treasury (O74). Tied by quartered cork, "Washington D.C. Oct. 1" circular datestamp on Chief of Bureau of Engraving and Printing imprint cover to Logansport Ind., 1874 docketing at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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510
c
Sale 933, Lot 510, Air Post and Flight CoversAmerican Expeditionary Forces in Siberia. Two postal stationery lettersheets addressed to Lynn Mass., one with U.S. 1c stamp, both with purple or blue "A.E.F. Siberia/Censored" boxed handstamps and signed, faults, still Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
375
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