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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Flight Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
929
c
Pioneer and Early Flight Covers. Approximately 30 items, including nice group of Garden City pioneer flights such as AAMC Nos. 3a, 3b (2), 3c (2), also NY Times flight AAMC No. 97, Chautauqua flight AAMC No. 80d, few other better such as AAMC 40 from Benton Harbor, No. C2 on July 15, 1918 cover, three 7c stamps on May 15, 1918 First Trip cover from Philadelphia and addressed to Canada, collateral items such as official program from Aug. 26-Sept. 4, 1911 Harvard-Boston Aero Meet, post card signed by Overton, few Lindbergh-related covers, overall Fine-Very Fine and diverse group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
930
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 930, Flight Covers24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Vignette strongly shifted and approaching the "fast plane" variety, tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Washington May 16, 1918 First Trip" datestamp on cover to New York City, signed at left "Lieut. James C. Edgerton, Pilot 2nd Lt.-S.R.C.A.S.", purple H. F. Colman backstamp, 4P.M. receiving backstamp of the same day, Very Fine and scarce, the ill-fated May 15 northbound flight from Washington D.C., on which Lieut. George L. Boyle flew in the wrong direction and crashed-landed in a field near Waldorf Md., was completed the following day by Lieut. Edgerton, who on May 15 piloted the first flight from Philadelphia to Washington, this example postmarked on May 16 with "First Trip" slug is scarce

E. 500-750
900
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931
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 931, Flight Covers24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Centered to bottom right, tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Washington May 15 10AM, First Trip" duplex datestamp on cover with YMCA corner card to J.C. Morgenthau in New York, neat special delivery no. and "FEE CLAIMED" handstamp, receiving backstamp of 4PM the following day, Fine, scarce May 15 "10AM" datestamp, carried on Lieutenant George L. Boyle's first attempt to fly the mails, which (like his second attempt) resulted in a crash landing and delayed mail, this was carried on the following day

E. 500-750
650
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932
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 932, Flight Covers24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3), 24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Four covers, each used May 18, 1918, each with special aero mail label, two used from Washington D.C. and two used from Philadelphia, one of former signed by James C. Edgerton, one from Philadelphia signed by Capt. Lipsner on 50th anniversary of flight, three with stamps affixed and tied to Special Aerial Mail Service label (two from Washington in gray, one from Philadelphia in pink), all have small "Special Aero Mail Washington via Phila. to New York" label (three pink, one gray), overall Very Fine, the labels are very scarce

E. 2,000-3,000
6,000
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933
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 933, Flight Covers1918, May 15, Washington D.C. - Philadelphia First Flight (AAMC 101B1), 1918, May 15, Washington D.C. - Philadelphia First Flight (AAMC 101B1)1918, May 15, Washington D.C. - Philadelphia First Flight (AAMC 101B1). 5c Washington and 8c and 11c Franklin stamps tied by "Air Mail Service New York N.Y., Wash. N.Y. Phil., May 15, 1918 First Trip" duplex datestamp on cover with special pink Aerial Mail Service label and gray "Special Aero Mail New York via Phila. to Washington" label, to Philadelphia, receiving backstamp of 2:30pm, manuscript "No Airmail Stamps B.B. Lipsner" with indistinct date (not contemporary to use), Very Fine and colorful, scarce use with the labels

E. 300-400
700
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934
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 934, Flight Covers6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1), 6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1)6c Orange, 1918 Air Post (C1). Tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Phila. Dec. 16, 1918" duplex cancel on First Day of New 6c Rate cover to Washington D.C., Very Fine, scarce, with 1978 Friedl certificate

2,000
650
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935
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 935, Flight CoversCharles A. Lindbergh, Charles A. LindberghCharles A. Lindbergh. 10c Dark Blue (C7) tied by Chicago, Ill. Apr. 15, 1926 flight cachet with additional strike at center on cover to St. Louis Mo., signed "Charles A. Lindbergh", arrival marking on reverse, Very Fine, accompanied by 2002 University Archives note stating it is genuine

E. 400-500
550
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936
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 936, Flight CoversCharles A. Lindbergh, Charles A. LindberghCharles A. Lindbergh. Bold signature "C.A. Lindbergh" at left on cacheted cover with full portrait of Lindbergh to St. Louis Mo., with 14c, 10c and 20c stamps tied by registry ovals, horseshoe Lindbergh cachets also tie one stamp, sender's directive "Via Chicago and Return", back with appropriate transit markings and also with illustrated label reading "Lindy carried this letter from me to you", Very Fine, scarce signed by Lindbergh

E. 300-400
450
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937
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 937, Flight CoversCharles A. Lindbergh, Charles A. LindberghCharles A. Lindbergh. Signature "C.A. Lindbergh" on Apr. 25, 1930 "A. Wittnauer" corner card cover from New York to Mendoza, Argentina, Cristobal, Canal Zone transit and Mendoza arrival backstamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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938
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 938, Flight Covers1927, June 27 -- Byrd Transatlantic Flight (AAMC 1060), 1927, June 27 -- Byrd Transatlantic Flight (AAMC 1060)1927, June 27 -- Byrd Transatlantic Flight (AAMC 1060). Flown cover to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, signed by all three pilots -- Richard E. Byrd, Bernt Balchen and George Otto Noville --5c Roosevelt stamp tied by "New York, N.Y. G. P. O., Jun. 21 2PM 1927" duplex, typed "New York to Paris via Airplane 'America'", attractive cachet of a biplane with "U.S. Mail" on side, "Ver-su-Mer 2-7 27" receiving circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, rare signed by the three pilots and with the stamp, the America, carrying official airmail across the Atlantic for the first time, was a monoplane that completed its transatlantic flight exactly one month after the Spirit of St. Louis made its historic solo trip, she was forced down off the coast after circling Paris (unable to land due to fog), this is one of the few pieces of mail to retain its stamp, ex Gibson

E. 750-1,000
900
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939
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 939, Flight Covers2c Carmine, Ty. I (634), 2c Carmine, Ty. I (634)2c Carmine, Ty. I (634). With right selvage, tied by "Flint Mich. May 14, 1931 3:30PM" machine cancel on $1.00 Hungary-American Ocean Flight post card sent to Budapest, Hungary, flight cachet, receiving circular datestamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
0
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940
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 940, Flight Covers1931, July 28 -- Herndon and Pangborn Round the World Flight (AAMC 1146), 1931, July 28 -- Herndon and Pangborn Round the World Flight (AAMC 1146)1931, July 28 -- Herndon and Pangborn Round the World Flight (AAMC 1146). Cover flown on complete trip from New York to Wenatchee, Washington, handstamped cachet (No. 58 of 75 carried), signed by Herndon, franking includes U.S. 2c 1922 (Brooklyn Jul. 28), Japan 3s (Tokyo Oct. 2) and U.S. 2c Yorktown (Wenatchee Oct. 5), Croydon Aerodrome Jul. 30 datestamp and Russian backstamps applied in transit, Very Fine, scarce, after their detainment in Japan for flying over military fortifications, Herndon and Pangborn made the first non-stop flight from Japan to the U.S.

E. 500-750
600
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