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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
135
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 135, Air Post1911, October 17-20, Minneapolis, Minnesota-Rock Island, Illinois Mississippi River Flight (AAMC 6), 1911, October 17-20, Minneapolis, Minnesota-Rock Island, Illinois Mississippi River Flight (AAMC 6)1911, October 17-20, Minneapolis, Minnesota-Rock Island, Illinois Mississippi River Flight (AAMC 6). Postcard with 1c tied by "Minneapolis Minn. Oct. 11, 1911 5-PM" machine cancel to Red Wing Minn., sender's directive "Via Hydro Aero Plane Route–Mail Delivery", red "Rec'd via/Aerial Route/from Winona" three-line handstamp, few light corner bends, card with vertical crease, still Very Fine, scarce, this was flown from Minneapolis to Winona and then carried by normal mail to Red Wing, Robinson was supposed to stop at Red Wing but he overflew the town on his way south, ex Jones

1,750
425
136
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 136, Air PostCharles A. Lindbergh, Charles A. LindberghCharles A. Lindbergh. 10c Lindbergh (C10) tied by "Washington D.C. Jun. 18, 1927" duplex datestamp on cover signed on the back "C.A. Lindbergh Aug. 18, 1927", addressed to Wichita Kans., Chicago and Wichita backstamps, manuscript notation on back explaining how the owner obtained the signature, Very Fine

E. 300-400
180
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137
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 137, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. New York Jul. 13, 1918" datestamp on legal-size cover to New York, purple "AERIAL MAIL." straightline and fee claimed handstamp, N.Y. Jul. 15 backstamp, stamp with small tear at lower left and blunted perfs from placement at edge, Fine appearance and rare, the Scott listing of July 11 for a C2 First Day is questioned by the catalogue editors in a footnote and generally disputed by specialists, this July 13 use is therefore the likely earliest recorded

E. 300-400
160
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138
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 138, Air Post16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2), 16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2)16c Green, 1918 Air Post (C2). Natural s.e. at right, tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. New York Jul. 15, 1918" datestamp on First Day of new 16c airmail rate corner card cover to Philadelphia Pa., Philadelphia Jul. 10 arrival backstamp in error, interesting "Send a Letter by Airplane, Especially to one 'over there', it will be a real treat" slogan handstamp on reverse, fresh and Extremely Fine cover

800
150
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139
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 139, Air Post16c Green, 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C2-C3), 16c Green, 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C2-C3)16c Green, 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C2-C3). Balance of covers and pieces, No. C2 includes six covers postmarked Jul. 15, 1918 First Day of new 16c rate, five are legal-size, C3 includes three legal size covers, one half cover and two on pieces, each with "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. May 15, 1918 First Trip" datestamp in three different colors, mixed condition with some faults including one C2 and one C3 well-worn, overall Fine appearing group, Scott Retail for just the nine full covers $7,050.00

E. 750-1,000
550
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140
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 140, Air Post65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Cancelled by "Lakehurst N.J. Jun. 1 10AM 1930" duplex datestamp on Zeppelin printed card to Seville, Spain, violet flight cachet, Seville machine arrival on reverse, Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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141
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 141, 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. May 1, 1930 12:30PM" duplex datestamp on cacheted cover to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce and attractive block on cover, Scott Retail for a used block off cover

775
300
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142
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 142, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on post card, each tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5PM 1930" First Day duplex datestamp and slogan cancel on cacheted covers to domestic addresses, appropriate cachets though the one on the $2.60 is slightly faded, each stamp with nice margins and centering, $1.30 with faint vertical crease, 65c card slight toning, Very Fine appearing set of flown First Day covers of the Graf Zeppelin issue

2,900
650
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143
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 143, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c pair on Graf Zeppelin picture post card, other two on covers including pair of $1.30, each tied by Varick Str. Sta. machine cancel and addressed domestically, flight cachets and $65c card with additional labels, one 65c stamp with slightly rounded corner and one $1.30 small margin tear, still Very Fine set of covers, Scott Retail for singles on cover plus singles of 65c and $1.30

1,610
550
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144
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 144, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c vertical pair, each tied to individually flown cacheted cover by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Jun. 2 1930" machine cancel, addressed to Cleveland Heights O., Friedrichshafen backstamps on first two, some minor corner wear, Very Fine set

1,200
475
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145
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 145, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). 65c on 1c postal card, other two on covers including $1.30 with illustrated portrait of Dr. Hugo Eckener and "Zeppelin Mail", each tied by Varick Str. Sta. machine cancel and addressed domestically, appropriate flight cachets, postal card with corner crease and $1.30 stamp with light vertical crease, Very Fine appearing set with the desirable Eckener portrait, who was the commander of the Graf Zeppelin for most of its flights, he was also an avid anti-Nazi

1,110
450
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146
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 146, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Balance of eight covers, four 65c including one on a full cover (others are cards), three $1.30 including one on a postal card, also one cover with two $2.60 and one $1.30 but the cover is defective with missing pieces (two of the stamps with slight creases), all but one with flight cachets and the one without is to Montevideo, Uruguay, other destinations include Switzerland and Germany, some flaws including the $1.30 card with tear and small piece out, mostly Fine or appears so, Scott Retail as covers and off-cover singles of $1.30 and $2.60

3,615
1,000
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147
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 147, Air Post$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by "Lakehurst N.J. May 30, 1930" flag machine cancel on flown cacheted cover to Yokohama, Japan, neat Friedrichshafen transit and Yokohama arrival backstamps, Very Fine and scarce destination

E. 300-400
180
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148
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15) on Covers. Nineteen covers or cards, including twelve with the Graf Zeppelin stamps (five 65c, five $1.30 and three $2.60), one with four No. C18, others flown with ordinary postage stamps, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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149
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 149, Air Post3c Red on Buff Nesbitt (U4), 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt (U4)3c Red on Buff Nesbitt (U4). Cut to shape and illegally used as an adhesive stamp, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 26" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, Very Fine, a most unusual illegal use that was apparently accepted as there are no due markings

E. 300-400
150
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