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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4181
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4181, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Phila. May 15, 1918 First Trip" datestamp on illustrated Gerstenberg's delicatessen postcard to New York, purple "Fee claimed at office of first address, N.Y. P.O. Dept." three-line handstamp, red serial number at bottom right, New York receiving circular datestamp of May 16, some edgewear, Very Fine and scarce, carried on the May 15 Washington DC-New York northbound flight by Lieut. Boyle, who flew in the wrong direction and crashed-landed in a field near Waldorf Md., the flight was completed the following day

E. 750-1,000
900
4182
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4182, Air Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). With bottom selvage, tied by purple "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. New York May 15, 1918, First Trip" duplex datestamp on cover with Percy Doane corner card to H. A. Robinette in Washington D.C., back with manuscript "By airplane mail, May 15, 1918, First Trip, N.Y. to Washn. Pilot James C. Edgerton 2nd Lt. Sig. R.C.A.S.", fresh and Very Fine, a very scarce cover signed by one of the pilots on this historic First Trip cover

E. 750-1,000
900
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4183
c
6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post Covers (C1-C6). 30 covers, various flights and usages, some combinations and interesting destinations such as India, Germany, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, China, Hungary and others, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
475
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4184
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4184, Air Post1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A), 1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A)1928 Return of the America Flight (Sieger 22A). Four stamps totaling 54c, incl. the Roessler 1c "Graf Zeppelin" overprint that he applied to some 1c Green stamps, because he felt the U.S. Post Office had not appropriately commemorated the Graf Zeppelin's flight to America (he almost went to jail for fraudulently issuing a U.S. postage stamp), tied by Lakehurst Oct. 28, 1928 duplex used on specially prepared Roessler printed card, Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine, this unauthorized overprint is scarce used on a flown cover, mentioned but not priced in Sieger

E. 200-300
200
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4185
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4185, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Two covers, first bears horizontal pair of 65c and single $1.30 tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 5PM" First Day duplex cancel on cacheted cover to Chicago, second bears $2.60 tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 5-PM" machine cancel on First Day cacheted cover to same address in Chicago, Lakehurst backstamps of May 31, Very Fine, a rare pair of flown First Day covers showing two different canceling devices

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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4186
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4186, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on postcard, $1.30 on 1c Postal Card, $2.60 on red and blue bordered cover, each cancelled by "Washington D.C. 6 Apr. 19 5-PM 1930" First Day cancels, 65c to Robinette in Washington D.C., $1.30 to Philip Ward in Philadelphia, $2.60 to Ezra Cole in Nyack N.Y., appropriate cachets and markings, some slight edgewear, Very Fine trio of first days to famous stamp dealers

2,900
475
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4187
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4187, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied to three separate cacheted flight covers or cards from April or May 1930, 65c addressed to Seville, Spain with receiving backstamp, $2.60 with return address from Mack Sennett Comedies from William Hornbeck and self-addressed, minor edgewear, Very Fine, the $2.60 was sent by and to the man Frank Capra described as "without doubt the greatest film editor in the history of motion pictures"

1,200
600
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4188
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4188, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied to three separate cacheted flight covers or cards, first dated Apr. 30 on 1c Postal Card, others dated Apr. 29 ($1.30 affixed over 1c Postal Card), 65c with Seville, Spain backstamp, some slight wear, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
550
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4189
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4189, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied by Lakehurst or Varick St. Sta. cancels on separate covers or card (65c), appropriate cachets, each flown, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
550
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4190
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4190, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied to three separate cacheted flight covers or cards, each addressed to Northwood School at Lake Placid Club N.Y., used on different flights, some slight edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
550
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4191
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4191, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied to three separate cacheted flight covers or cards, 65c and $1.30 June 2, $2.60 Apr. 23, 1930, minor edgewear, Very Fine

1,200
550
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4192
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4192, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied to three separate cacheted flight covers or cards, $2.60 Apr. 28, others May 1930, 65c addressed to Germany, $1.30 to Zurich, Switzerland, minor edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
650
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4193
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4193, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied to three separate cacheted flight covers or cards, each addressed to Edward A. Goldsmith in New York, 65c May 30, other two May 1, 1930, some edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
600
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4194
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4194, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four, tied by "New York N.Y. Varick St. Sta. Apr. 28, 1930 4PM" duplex on cacheted cover to North St. Paul Minn., May 31 Lakehurst backstamp, Very Fine, scarce block on cover, a used block off cover catalogues $775.00

E. 300-400
400
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4195
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4195, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). With plate no. selvage at left, tied by Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 First Day slogan machine cancel on cacheted flown card, Very Fine and choice

900
275
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4196
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4196, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Jun. 2, 1930" slogan machine cancel on flown cacheted cover from Lakehurst N.J. to Friedrichshafen, Germany, red and blue border, Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine

400
150
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4197
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4197, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Two items, first is single on cacheted cover dated Apr. 22, 1930 to London, England, second also bears single used on May 7 on cacheted picture postcard depicting Graf Zeppelin over water next to sailboat to New York, first with some creasing not affecting stamp, second some slight wear, Very Fine

800
325
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4198
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4198, Air Post$1.30, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15), $1.30, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15)$1.30, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15). $2.60 used with 2c Mass. Bay Colony stamp on April 29, 1930 cacheted cover to New York, $1.30 used with 5c Air Mail stamp on 1c Postal Card to Guantanamo, Cuba with Friedrichschafen and receiving backstamps, some slight edgewear and toning, Very Fine

1,025
350
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4199
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4199, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 5-PM" machine cancel on cacheted First Day cover to Havana Ill., Very Fine

1,000
350
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4200
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4200, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. 1 May 7 8:30 PM 1930" slogan machine cancel on cacheted cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two different receiving backstamps incl. purple "Correo Aereo Rio de Janeiro 25 Mai 1930" oval datestamp, Very Fine and attractive use

625
275
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4201
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4201, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Eight cacheted covers, range of 1930 dates incl. Apr. 21, Apr. 25 (2), Apr. 28 (2), May 2 (2) and May 5, mostly to N.Y. or N.J. destinations, also incl. two additional with C18 (one FDC), some slight edgewear, Fine-Very Fine group

5,280
2,300
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4202
c
Cover Balance of Primarily Flight Covers. Over 300 items, incl. No. C14 on cacheted cover carried on U.S.-Spain trip via Germany (only 40 carried on this leg), 18 covers from FAM 14 to Macao incl. all 17 basic legs of the trip, crash cover from El Paso on Nov. 21, 1933, seven cacheted covers honoring German zeppelins, also 58 covers from U.S. Zeppelin flights (14 Los Angeles, 26 Akron and 18 Macon), nice group of C.A.M.'s (2014 AAMC $407.50), C25-C31 two sets of FDC's, other items incl. few damaged in mail (street box fire, truck accident), 37 Manila-U.S. clipper covers, also nice group from 1928-2007 commemorating various events, also group of postcards, some Postal Stationery, 803-834 First Day covers, few faults to be expected but most fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a diverse group

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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4203
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4203, Air PostSpace-Related Covers, Space-Related CoversSpace-Related Covers. Six items, incl. 1969 Apollo 8 cover depicting the ticker tape parade and signed by Borman, Lovell and Anders; unused Apollo 11 cacheted cover with "proof" strike of "U.S.A. Moon Landing 7-20-69 3:17 P.M. Houston Time" handstamp and "Houston Tex. Jul. 20, 1969" machine cancel, few inexpensive First Days, cacheted 1967 First Day depicting astronaut medallions and signed by Gordon, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
250
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4204
c
Space Covers. Five apparently better items, incl. Gemini 4 Crew signed Launch cover, Apollo 15 crew signed cover, Mercury Astronauts signed cover, Apollo 11 three blocks of four of the First Man on Moon stamp each signed by a different crew member, and Neil Armstrong signed Moon Landing cover, an expert who looked at these said the Gemini 4 Crew cover had printed signatures and the others he was not able to authenticate, if these could be authenticated, they would be worth at least a few thousand dollars, offered as is

E. 200-300
110
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