Sale 1142 — Republic of Cuba

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Category — Flight Covers - DO-X and Others

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2372
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2372, Flight Covers - DO-X and Others1928, February 7, Charles Lindbergh Latin American Goodwill Tour, Haiti to Cuba (AAMC 35). Two Haiti 35c stamps, tied by "Lindbergh" in plane red handstamp with "Port au Prince, Haiti 7 Fev. 28" circular datestamp beside on flown Basil Rowe cover to Havana, Cuba, signed C.A. Lindbergh at left, red "Avion" cachet, Havana Feb. 8 and 9 arrival machine backstamps, Very Fine, scarce as it has been reported that many of these covers were destroyed in a 1931 hurricane

E. 500-750
275
2373
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2373, Flight Covers - DO-X and Others1931 DO-X Miami Exchange Club Flight from Cuba to Miami (AAMC 16a). Cuba 10c Air Post (s.e. at bottom), tied by Äntilla-Oriente 21 Ago 1931” circular datestamp on flown cover to Miami, signed by famous aviator Clara Adams as well as Captain of DO-X flight, proper black cachet on front and reverse, stamp with trivial pre-use tear, Very Fine, Clara Adams also known as “maiden of maiden flights” was the first woman to fly aboard the Dornier DO-X between New York and Rio de Janeiro among many other famous flights

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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2374
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2374, Flight Covers - DO-X and Others1931 DO-X Flight from Cuba to New York. Cuba 10c Air Post tied by Aug. 21 duplex datestamp on Dunlop Tire advertising corner card cover to New York, additionally franked by German 4m Zeppelin and 2m stamps, tied by violet “Dornier DOX 07 Aug. 31” double-circle datestamp, proper flight cachet, New York arrival backstamp, light file fold thru Cuba stamp, still Very Fine, a rare DOX flight from Cuba and interesting use of Zeppelin cover for non-Zeppelin mail

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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2375
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2375, Flight Covers - DO-X and Others1931 DO-X Flight from Surinam to Cuba (AAMC 13f). Complete set of seven of the "DO. X" overprint, tied by "Extra Luchtpost Verzending uit Suriname per DO X, 10.8.31" circular datestamps with additional strike below on cover to Havana, Cuba, proper violet cachet, transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, a rare destination with only 72 pieces mailed

E. 500-750
300
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2376
 
Sale 1142, Lot 2376, Flight Covers - DO-X and Others1931, November 21, Lindbergh Flown First American Clipper Flight. Passenger log list of twelve from Miami to Cienfuegos, Cuba, signed C.A. Lindbergh at bottom as Pilot, small piece out at right and trivial light staining, Very Fine, an interesting ephemera item

E. 500-750
350
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2377
c
Sale 1142, Lot 2377, Flight Covers - DO-X and Others1932, May 16, Europa to Southampton, Catapult Flight (Graue-Leder K-100 CU). Cuba 5c registered legal sized stationery with two 10c stamps along with U.S. 10c vertical pair, from Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba (May 7) and addressed to Wiesbaden, Germany, U.S. stamps cancelled with undated oval postmark, violet catapult cachet, Havana, Miami, New York and Wiesbaden backstamps, cover with closed tear at left and some minor perf toning, still Very Fine, a spectacular catapult combination cover with only two known flights with mail from Cuba, ex Helms

E. 750-1,000
450
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2378
c
Cuba Flight Cover Balance. Nineteen covers, includes five catapults with four to Cuba and one from Cuba but without catapult cachet, five DO-X covers with one from Cuba with black and red cachet and four to Cuba, a few Scadta covers including three with “C” overprints and a few combination covers with Cuba stamps, plus a few others, some small faults but much Fine-Very Fine, a particularly scarce grouping

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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