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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — Flight Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3931
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3931, Flight Covers1921, July 1, First Return Flight, Tsinan-Peking, 1921, July 1, First Return Flight, Tsinan-Peking1921, July 1, First Return Flight, Tsinan-Peking. China 15c Air Post first issue and 3c Junk, tied by Shanghai July 1 circular datestamp and Shanghai first flight commemorative framed cachet on pre-printed cover to Peking, Peking arrival backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
3932
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3932, Flight CoversGERMANY, 1930, 2m, 4m South America Flight (C38-C39), GERMANY, 1930, 2m, 4m South America Flight (C38-C39)GERMANY, 1930, 2m, 4m South America Flight (C38-C39). Used with 2m Zeppelin and 50pf Eagle, all tied by "Luftschiff Grafzeppelin 19.5.1930" double-circle datestamps on cover to Kobe, Japan, red cachet and green Lakehurst transit backstamp, Kobe arrival on front, Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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3933
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3933, Flight Covers1931, July 24-31, Russia Polar Flight (Sieger 119C), 1931, July 24-31, Russia Polar Flight (Sieger 119C)1931, July 24-31, Russia Polar Flight (Sieger 119C). Russia 30k-2r (C30-C33) tied by Leningrad Zeppelin July 25, 1931 datestamps on cacheted flown registered cover, posted aboard the Icebreaker "Malygin" two days later, Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
300
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3934
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3934, Flight Covers1932, March 21-29, 1st South America Flight, France to Pernambuco, Brazil (Sieger 138), 1932, March 21-29, 1st South America Flight, France to Pernambuco, Brazil (Sieger 138)1932, March 21-29, 1st South America Flight, France to Pernambuco, Brazil (Sieger 138). France Nos. 252 and C5 tied by "Paris R. Bayen 18-3 32" circular datestamps on cacheted cover, Friedrichshafen March 21 departure circular datestamp, Pernambuco March 23 receiving backstamp, slight soiling, Fine, only 50 carried, with 1979 Friedl certificate

E. 200-300
225
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3935
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3935, Flight Covers1932, August 29-September 7, Turkey to Brazil Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 171), 1932, August 29-September 7, Turkey to Brazil Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 171)1932, August 29-September 7, Turkey to Brazil Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 171). Turkey 100k on 200k Railroad Inauguration (725), used with 20pa and 5k (2) stamps, tied by "Istanbul 11-8 32" double-circle datestamp on registered card to Pernambuco, Brazil, used on Fifth South America Flight Zeppelin Card, proper violet cachet, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
250
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3936
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3936, Flight Covers1933, May 21, Iraq Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 214B), 1933, May 21, Iraq Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 214B)1933, May 21, Iraq Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 214B). Registered cover bearing Iraq 3f, 10f on 2a, and 25f stamps tied by "Baghdad 25 May 1935" double-circle datestamp to Pernambuco, Brazil, also with Great Britain 3p pair and 4p tied by London circular datestamps in transit, also with Baghdad registry label, Pernambuco backstamp, red and green cachets, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

E. 500-750
475
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3937
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3937, Flight CoversITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Milan to United States, ITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Milan to United StatesITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Milan to United States. With 1933 5.25l+44.75l Triptych (C49; Sassone A52) and 3.70l stamp, Balbo stamps tied by Milan June 7, 1933 double-circle datestamps with additional strike below on flown registered cover to Detroit Mich., proper green flight cachet, various transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, signed A. Diena and E. Diena

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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3938
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3938, Flight Covers1933, June 27, Netherlands to Iceland, Balbo Flight, 1933, June 27, Netherlands to Iceland, Balbo Flight1933, June 27, Netherlands to Iceland, Balbo Flight. Eight Netherlands stamps for 2g 87-1/2c, each tied by "Hilversum 27.VI.10 1933" double-circle datestamps on flown cover Reykjavik, Iceland, then forwarded to Italy, red "Transatlantische Vlucht van Italiaansche Vliegtuigen 1933" flight cachet at top left, proper backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce flight cover, with 1988 E. Diena and 1988 Bolaffi certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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3939
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3939, Flight CoversITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Italy to Iceland, ITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Italy to IcelandITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Italy to Iceland. Italy 1.75l, 75c and 10c stamps, tied by "Crociera Aerea del Decennale, Roma Ferrovia, 1.7.33" double-circle datestamps on flown picture post card to Reykjavik, Iceland, signed by flight crew, proper black cachet, arrival datestamp, Very Fine, with 1981 Bolaffi certificate

E. 400-500
600
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3940
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3940, Flight CoversITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Italy to Iceland, ITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Italy to IcelandITALY, 1933 Balbo Flight, Italy to Iceland. Italy 75c (2) and 50c stamps, tied by "Crociera Aerea del Decennale, Roma Ferrovia, 1.7.33" double-circle datestamps on picture post card to Reykjavik, Iceland, affixed with commemorative flight label which is also tied by flight crew signature, proper black flight cachet, Reykjavik arrival, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, with 1985 E. Diena and 1985 Bolaffi certificates

E. 400-500
650
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3941
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3941, Flight CoversITALY, 1933 Picture Post Card During Balbo Stop in Canada, ITALY, 1933 Picture Post Card During Balbo Stop in CanadaITALY, 1933 Picture Post Card During Balbo Stop in Canada. Canada 3c and commemorative flight label tied by "Moncton N.B. Jul. 14, 33" machine datestamp on picture post card to "Tato" Sansoni in Rome, Italy, card signed by Italo Balbo at bottom left, Very Fine, an interesting card that was sent during the Balbo stop in Shediac and sent via surface mail, addressee is a famous "modern" artist, with 1983 E. Diena certificate

E. 400-500
250
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3942
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3942, Flight Covers, 1933, October 1-2, Bremen to New York, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-171 SU). With Russia 5k, 10k (2) and 50k tied by Russian flight cachet from Leningrad on registered cover, also with Germany 3pf, 6pf (2) and 12pf (3) stamps, all tied by "Berlin 25.9.33" double-circle datestamps to New York, bold catapult cachet, various transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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3943
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3943, Flight Covers1933, October 14-November 2, Century of Progress Flight, Latvia to Montevideo, Uruguay Via Brazil (Sieger 238), 1933, October 14-November 2, Century of Progress Flight, Latvia to Montevideo, Uruguay Via Brazil (Sieger 238)1933, October 14-November 2, Century of Progress Flight, Latvia to Montevideo, Uruguay Via Brazil (Sieger 238). Franked with four sets of 1932 Air Post Imperforates on front and back of cover (also two other regular issues), tied by Riga circular datestamps and two red Zeppelin cachets on front, same Riga markings tie stamps on back along with illustrated Zeppelin "Condor" transit, Very Fine, colorful and very scarce cover

E. 500-750
600
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3944
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3944, Flight Covers1933, October 14-November 2, Century of Progress Flight, Greece to Chicago Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 238E), 1933, October 14-November 2, Century of Progress Flight, Greece to Chicago Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 238E)1933, October 14-November 2, Century of Progress Flight, Greece to Chicago Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 238E). Card with six stamps tied by Greek circular datestamps, incl. two each Nos. 231 and 333 totaling 86 drachma postage, registry use on preprinted Chicago Flight corner card, red cachets also tie stamps, purple Chicago Registry Div. Oct. 26, 1933 receiver, couple other boxed markings, Very Fine, scarce and quite attractive, ex Belinkoff

E. 300-400
425
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3945
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3945, Flight Covers1934, June 23-July 6 Argentina Flight, Gibraltar to Pernambuco, Brazil Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 254), 1934, June 23-July 6 Argentina Flight, Gibraltar to Pernambuco, Brazil Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 254)1934, June 23-July 6 Argentina Flight, Gibraltar to Pernambuco, Brazil Zeppelin Cover (Sieger 254). Registered cacheted flight cover with four different Gibraltar stamps, tied and with proper transits, fresh and Very Fine, colorful usage, ex Sieger

E. 300-400
375
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