Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1883
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1883, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Tied by magenta "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila., Washington, June 20 12PM 1918" pmk. on post card to Kansas City Mo., also with purple "Fee claimed at Kansas City" straightline handstamp, interesting contents incl. "How do you like this new stamp? I am sending this in an airplane via N.Y.", some edge flaws, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
350
1884
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1884, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Used with 5c Blue (504) and two 1c Documentary paying the WW I Parcel Post tax, all tied by Hartford Conn. ovals on parcel tag from the Roto Co. in Hartford, with perforated "Textile Exposition" adhesive label, reverse with soiling and few minor stamp flaws, Fine appearing and scarce use of the 24c Jenny on a parcel tag

E. 300-400
160
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1885
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1885, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 5-PM" machine cancels on First Day cover ($2.60) or card (65c and $1.30) addressed to Nickles in Washington D.C., each with appropriate cachets, fresh and Very Fine set

3,500
1,300
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1886
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1886, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover65c, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13, C15). Each tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 5-PM" machine cancel on First Day cover, addressed by purple handstamp to Harry Citret in Newark N.J., Fine-Very Fine

2,400
950
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1887
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1887, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Incl. two $2.60, each on separate cover ($2.60) or card (65c and $1.30), used in April and May 1930 and to various addresses incl. 65c to Spain and with receiving datestamp, various cachets, some edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

1,825
700
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1888
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1888, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c and $2.60 with plate no. selvage at bottom, tied on separate cover ($1.30 and $2.60) or card (65c), last two to Los Angeles, first to Friedrichschafen, used in April thru June 1930, the $1.30 with Seville backstamp, various cachets, Very Fine group

1,200
700
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1889
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1889, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied to individually flown cacheted postal entire/card, 65c on 2c Postal Card and tied by "Lakehurst N.J. May 10, 1930" flag cancel to Wurttemberg, Germany, $1.30 tied by "Lakehurst N.J. May 10, 1930" flag cancel on 5c entire to Wurttemberg, Germany, and $2.60 tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. May 6, 1930" machine cancel on 5c entire to New Orleans La., stamps with minor perf tip toning from gum soak, otherwise Very Fine

1,200
750
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1890
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1890, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each on separate flown cover, one to Germany, other two to U.S. destinations, appropriate cachets, 65c post card some light bends, also C13-C15 used singles, couple small flaws incl. thin spot on $1.30 and tiny tear on $2.60, finally 50c Century of Progress issue on cover and used single, Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,470
950
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1891
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1891, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover2c Carmine (375). Tied by "East St. Louis Oct. 11-11" machine cancel on Vin Fiz Souvenir post card to Centralia Mo., picturing Rodgers and his plane, with "Hearst $50,000 ocean to ocean flight" text at top left, some light staining and wrinkling, corner dings, otherwise Fine, not a flown card but a desirable Vin Fiz item nonetheless, AAMC No. 2d

E. 300-400
325
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1892
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1892, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1c Green (331). Tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 6, 1909 1:30 AM" machine cancel on Wright Brothers airplane picture postcard to Stafford Co. Va., captioned "Orville Wright and his World Record-breaking Aeroplane, Fort Myer Va.", couple minor frayed perfs at left, otherwise Very Fine, the first military airplane in the world, built by the Wright brothers for the Army Signal Corps, made its first flight at Fort Myer Va. in Sep. 1908, after a subsequent crash a new plane was delivered the following summer, when Orville made additional demonstration flights at Fort Myer in a Wright A plane, an improvement of the 1908 design (this is the flight shown on the card), the Army formally accepted Signal Corps Airplane No. 1, the world's first military airplane, on Aug. 2, 1909, days before this card was mailed

E. 150-200
170
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1893
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1893, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1911, Oct. 4-8 -- St. Louis Mo. Aviation Meet (AAMC 5a). Two postcards, 1c Green and 2c Carmine respectively, both tied by Oct. 5 flight cancels, attractive designs on other side, Very Fine

300
170
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1894
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1894, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1911, Dec. 28 -- Albany Ga. Putney Memorial Hospital Exhibition Flight (AAMC 13). Clear "Aeroplane Mail Service, Aerial Sub-Station Albany, Ga. Dec. 28, 1911" postmark in magenta ink on 1c Postal Card addressed to Cambridge Mass., horizontal and corner creasing, otherwise Very Fine, AAMC value

200
100
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1895
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1895, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1912, May 30-Jun. 1 -- Cliftondale Mass. - Lynn Mass. Atwood Park Aviation Meet (AAMC 29a). 1c Green, tied by "Lynn, Mass. Cliftondale Br. Jun. 1, 1912 4PM" duplex cancel on flown pioneer flight postcard to Revere Mass., well-struck "Aero Postal Sta. Saugus Mass," circular handstamp cachet, other side depicts Point of Pines Hotel, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1896
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1896, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1912, Aug. 6-8 -- Fort Recovery O. Harvest Festival Aviation Meet (AAMC 47a). 1c Green tied by ornate Aug. 7 flight cancel on souvenir post card of plane circling the Washington Monument, stamp with some slight perf toning, otherwise Very Fine

250
100
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1897
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1897, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1912, Sep. 6-7 -- Cedar Falls Ia. Golf Links Aviation Meet (AAMC 53). Clearly struck flight cancel on 1c Postal Card to Kensington Pa., Very Fine

300
225
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1898
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1898, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover1936 (Oct. 8), Around the World Promotional Flight. Oversize cover bearing 96c U.S. postage plus $4.20 of Hong Kong Postage, carried via Graf Zeppelin and plane from Jacksonville Fla. around the world, appropriate cachets, copy of typed promotional letter by Claude Nolan, some toning and slight wear, still Very Fine, scarce, carried to London and then to Hong Kong, then by boat to Manila, plane to San Francisco then to destination, very few are known

E. 200-300
250
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1899
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1899, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on CoverPioneer Flight Covers, 1911-15. 14 covers with very little duplication, incl. AAMC Nos. 9, 15, 15c, 25, 39a, 40 (three), 50, 61b, 72 (two), 89a, mix of post cards, Postal Cards plus a few envelopes, all markings clearly struck, a couple with minor wrinkling except AAMC 39a which is worn, overall Very Fine group, 1998 AAMC value

1,850
850
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1900
c
Flight Covers. Several cover albums of flight covers, strength in Zeppelins with some nice South America flights, some better U.S. incl. No. C3 on May 15 first trip, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
2,600
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1901
c
Flight Covers, 1920's-30's. Approximately 100 covers plus a group of early Intl. Aviation Meet ephemera, range of uses, many franked with No. C17 but also some earlier including 1919 A.C. Roessler East Orange N.J. "Winged Letters" cachet cover from Chicago, four 1926 Cobham covers incl. three "First United States Overland Flight" and one "Peri-Columbia Demonstration Flight" (Washington D.C.), many others, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
275
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1902
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1902, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Used with 6c Red Orange (379), tied by indistinct strikes of registry ovals on Feb. 1, 1912 cover from St. Paul Minn. to Lubeck, Germany, back with 1911 Christmas Seal (WX7) tied by New York Registry oval, Lubeck receiving backstamp, Christmas Seal with light creases, some light yellow offset on front, otherwise Very Fine cover combining several attractive elements

E. 300-400
150
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1903
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1903, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover3c Executive (O12). Tied by cork cancel with "Long Branch N.J. Aug. 24 A.M." circular datestamp on cover to Kirkwood Mo. addressed in the hand of President Ulysses S. Grant, stamp with some small perf tears, back with staining at bottom, otherwise Fine, Long Branch was the summer home of President Grant from 1869-76, Scott Retail as used from Long Branch

4,500
1,100
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1904
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1904, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover3c Executive (O12). Tied by quartered cork cancel with "Washington D.C. Jan. 13 ? PM" circular datestamp on "Executive Mansion" imprint cover to U.S. Pension Agency in Trenton N.J., 1875 docketing at left, Very Fine use from the Grant Administration

1,000
1,100
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1905
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1905, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover3c Executive (O12). Tied by fancy cork cancel with "Washington D.C. Jul. 17" circular datestamp on small 1877 cover to East Cambridge Mass., with "Executive Mansion" imprint, neat docketing on back "Recd. from the Pres. of the U.S. Hon. R. B. Hayes. July 19, 1877", stamp faulty at top from placement near edge, appears Very Fine

1,000
500
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1906
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1906, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on Cover12c Justice (O30). Tied by cork and by clear strike of "Washington D.C. Apr. 4, 74" double-circle datestamp on legal-size cover front only (small part of side flap remains) to Philadelphia, "U.S. Department of Justice, Official Business" imprint, Very Fine and scarce, while not a full cover still quite desirable with the stamp so clearly tied, ex Seybold with his backstamp, Scott Retail for full cover $1,750.00

E. 400-500
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1907
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1907, Air Post and Pioneer Flights thru Back-of-Book on CoverOfficials on Cover. Small balance of five covers, including 3c State used from Paris, France to Trenton N.J. with blue "DEPARTMENT OF STATE" straightline handstamp (slightly reduced at left into return address), also three 3c Interior covers, two with U.S. Land Office corner cards, finally 3c Navy with U.S. Naval Asylum corner card, some cover or stamp flaws, overall Fine

E. 300-400
550
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1908
c
Official and Penalty Covers. Approximately 80 covers mounted on pages in three binders, each with detailed description and analysis of rate, wide range of interesting uses from a few stampless 1830's-40's Post Office Official Business free franks to Officials on cover to Penalty envelopes -- many of those with registry fees added on, military mail, Air Mail, Special Delivery, others, stamps range from Bank Notes to Presidentials, an interesting group with many desirable covers

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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