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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

Category — Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1174
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1174, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)AUSTRALIA, 1934, June 20, Courtesy Flight from Canberra to Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 1934, June 20, Courtesy Flight from Canberra to SydneyAUSTRALIA, 1934, June 20, Courtesy Flight from Canberra to Sydney. 2c King George V tied by Sydney slogan on cover to Aero Club of New South Wales, typewritten cachet, signed Jean Batten and G. Littlejohn, Very Fine, only twelve covers were carried, accompanied by a Jean Batten signed note thanking someone for their congratulations on her record flight from Australia to England

E. 200-300
275
1175
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1175, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)CHINA, 1925, September 17, De Pinedo Return Flight to Rome, CHINA, 1925, September 17, De Pinedo Return Flight to RomeCHINA, 1925, September 17, De Pinedo Return Flight to Rome. 3c on 4c Junk tied by Nanking 17.10.25 datestamp, "First Aerial Mail Shanghai-Hong Kong Carried by Major De Pinedo" boxed handstamp, Nanking return address corner card, ms. "Rec'd too late.", addressed to Hong Kong, Fine and rare, only ten covers were reportedly prepared for this flight, due to disruptions caused by the Chinese Revolution, De Pinedo was not able to pick up the covers and they were instead sent by railroad

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1176
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1176, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)CHINA, 1929, July 13, Canton-Shanghai Rignot & Arrachart Flight, CHINA, 1929, July 13, Canton-Shanghai Rignot & Arrachart FlightCHINA, 1929, July 13, Canton-Shanghai Rignot & Arrachart Flight. Eight stamps making up 26c tied by Canton circular datestamps on registered cover, special red flight cachet, sent to Brooklyn (receiving backstamps), a few minor age spots, Fine

E. 300-400
300
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1177
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1177, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)CHINA, 1931, May 31, Shanghai-Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corporation First Flight (AAMC 9), CHINA, 1931, May 31, Shanghai-Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corporation First Flight (AAMC 9)CHINA, 1931, May 31, Shanghai-Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corporation First Flight (AAMC 9). 1929 Air Post set (No. C6-C10) and pair 20c Brown Red (262) tied on reverse of registered cover by special Shanghai airmail cancels, special pre-printed envelope, red German cachet, sent to Norway, with Oslo receiving backstamp, cover with trivial corner bends from mounting, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
600
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1178
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1178, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)DENMARK, 1911, September 2, Middelfart-Frederica Demonstration Flight (AAMC 1), DENMARK, 1911, September 2, Middelfart-Frederica Demonstration Flight (AAMC 1)DENMARK, 1911, September 2, Middelfart-Frederica Demonstration Flight (AAMC 1). Special 5o Postcard cancelled by Frederica 2.9.11 circular datestamp, ms. "Beltflyvingen" and signed by the Pilot, Robert Svendsen, card with trivial corner bend, Very Fine, this was the first postal flight in Europe

E. 300-400
1,100
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1179
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1179, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)EGYPT, 1926, September 28, Assouan-Paris Return Flight, EGYPT, 1926, September 28, Assouan-Paris Return FlightEGYPT, 1926, September 28, Assouan-Paris Return Flight. Egypt 5m stamped envelope cancelled by Kom Ombo 28 Sep. 1929 datestamp, Chaville receiving postmarks on front and back, signed by pilot Costes, backflap with trivial tear, Fine, only nine covers flown on the return leg of this record flight

E. 300-400
900
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1180
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1180, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country), FRANCE, Ballon Monte Ville d'Orleans Certificate of Medal. Signed declaration by aeronaut Rolier regarding the special medal that was made honoring the French pilots, whose balloon crashed near Lidfjell, Norway, an example of the medal is also included, as is a folded letter carried on the flight (No. BM33), which was sent to St.. Brieuc and redirected to St. Servan

FINE. AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE COLLATERAL ITEM FOR AN ADVANCED COLLECTION OR EXHIBIT OF THE BALLON MONTE MAIL.

The balloon Ville d'Orleans crashed in Norway after crossing the North Sea. The two-man crew survived and carried the mail back to France, where it was put in the mail. The Norwegians treated the pilots as heroes, as Norway supported the French in the Franco-Prussian War. A special medal was made that was sold for the benefit of wounded French soldiers. This hand-written declaration by Rolier attests that 35,000 of these special medals were made.

Ballon Monte letter signed J.F. Brun. Signed document with Pierre Gilbert certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1181
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1181, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)FRANCE, 1937, January 20, Paris-Tokyo Flight, FRANCE, 1937, January 20, Paris-Tokyo FlightFRANCE, 1937, January 20, Paris-Tokyo Flight. 3.50 Air Post tied by Le Bourget 20-1-1937 circular datestamp on "Via Air France" airmail envelope, Hanoi backstamp of Jan. 23, ms. note from Captain Marcel Doret regarding the accident in Hanoi, fresh and Extremely Fine, they made record time from Paris to Hanoi, however their plane became bogged down in the sand on an island near Hanoi and had to be abandoned, although 50 letters were carried, it is believed only 14 were taken off at Hanoi

E. 300-400
375
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1182, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)GERMANY, 1912, "Bork-Brock" Semi-Official Air Post (Michel 1A), GERMANY, 1912, "Bork-Brock" Semi-Official Air Post (Michel 1A)GERMANY, 1912, "Bork-Brock" Semi-Official Air Post (Michel 1A). With 3pf Germania (perfin) affixed in center, tied by "Bruck 5.3.12" circular datestamp on cover to Berlin, violet flight cachet at bottom left, stamps with fresh color, cover with horizontal file folds at top and bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 1999 Sieger certificate, Michel €3,000

E. 500-750
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1183
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GERMANY, 1932, February 25- July 6, Bertram Atlantis Expedition Cover. Large cover with fourteen stamps from thirteen different countries cancelled during their respective stops of the German-American Petroleum Expedition, uncommonly fresh, Very Fine, a striking and scarce cover

E. 500-750
225
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1184
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1184, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)GERMANY, 1931, American Legion DO-X Flight, GERMANY, 1931, American Legion DO-X FlightGERMANY, 1931, American Legion DO-X Flight. U.S. 5c Air Post used in combination with Germany 1m, 2m and 3m Air Post stamps, with appropriate flight cachets, signed by both pilots, handstamp "Personally Carried by Russell Boardman to Istanbul Aboard the Plane Cape Cod", Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul arrival postmarks, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1185
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1185, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1925, February 8, Anglo-Indian Survey Flight, INDIA, 1925, February 8, Anglo-Indian Survey FlightINDIA, 1925, February 8, Anglo-Indian Survey Flight. India 1a stamped envelope flown from Rangoon to Akyab and onto Calcutta, indicia cancelled by Rangoon circular datestamp, Akyab transit datestamp and Calcutta backstamp, signed by Alan Cobham (full signature and not just initials as usually found), light toned spots, otherwise a Fine Cobham flight cover, only 34 letters carried

E. 200-300
400
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1186
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1186, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1925 (February 16), Anglo-Indian Air Survey Flight, INDIA, 1925 (February 16), Anglo-Indian Air Survey FlightINDIA, 1925 (February 16), Anglo-Indian Air Survey Flight. Two cards, one India -1/2a postal card flown to Delhi, other two 3p flown to Karachi, both with pink flight vignette and triangular flight cachet on reverse, latter with photo of the plane on picture side, Karachi card signed engineer Arthur Elliot, Dehli card signed Stephen Smith on reverse, Very Fine, 40 carried to Delhi and 100 carried to Karachi

E. 300-400
400
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1187, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1925, May 13, de Pinedo World Flight, Calcutta-Melbourne, INDIA, 1925, May 13, de Pinedo World Flight, Calcutta-MelbourneINDIA, 1925, May 13, de Pinedo World Flight, Calcutta-Melbourne. Right portion of cover, affixed with India -1/2a and 1-1/2a and addressed to Sydney, Australia, red "Italian Consul General's (Melbourne) letter of 12-11-25, No. 750 / 11, Calcutta to Melbourne by Seaplane, 13/5/25" cachet, violet "Italian World Air Flight" plane over India cachet on reverse, also signed by H.A. Outhwaite (President of the Aero Philatelic Club of India) and initialed by Stephen Smith, Very Fine, these covers were intentionally cut which had the signature of de Pinedo after a promised charity donation failed to occur, only 93 letters were carried to Australia

E. 300-400
750
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1188
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1188, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1926, Apr. 4, Calcutta-Bangkok First Flight, INDIA, 1926, Apr. 4, Calcutta-Bangkok First FlightINDIA, 1926, Apr. 4, Calcutta-Bangkok First Flight. Three India 1a affixed to cover over the Thai-themed "Avail Air Mails and Save Time" label and addressed to Bangkok, "By Danish Fokker Aeroplanes 1925, Calcutta to Bangkok" flight cachet, additional lightly struck "KGL Dansk Konsulati Calcutta" and "Royal Danish Legion" handstamps at left, Very Fine, only 41 covers were flown by Lt. Botved and Lt. Herschend

E. 400-500
100
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1189, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1926, April 22, Madrid-Manila First Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon (AAMC 1038d), INDIA, 1926, April 22, Madrid-Manila First Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon (AAMC 1038d)INDIA, 1926, April 22, Madrid-Manila First Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon (AAMC 1038d). India 1a tied by Calcutta 22 April datestamp, which also tied the airmail label, special "By Spanish Army Aeroplanes" label at bottom left, signed Loriga, Rangoon arrival backstamp of Apr. 22, signed Stephen Smith on reverse, Very Fine

E. 300-400
600
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1190, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1927, December 21, England-Australia Flight, Calcutta to Akyab Leg (AAMC 1066), INDIA, 1927, December 21, England-Australia Flight, Calcutta to Akyab Leg (AAMC 1066)INDIA, 1927, December 21, England-Australia Flight, Calcutta to Akyab Leg (AAMC 1066). Two -1/2a stamps tied by Calcutta 18 Dec. 27 datestamps on cover to Akyab (Dec. 22 backstamp), with "Red Rose" flight label, Very Fine, only 32 pieces carried on this leg

E. 300-400
350
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1191, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1928, February 13, "Germania" Flight From Cologne to Toyko, INDIA, 1928, February 13, "Germania" Flight From Cologne to ToykoINDIA, 1928, February 13, "Germania" Flight From Cologne to Toyko. Calcutta Feb. 13 circular datestamp ties India 1a stamp and the special flight label, signed by Koennecke and Hermann, on reverse is Etawah label and Caclutta receiving backstamps of Feb. 13, the flight was supposed to go through to Tokyo, but after experiencing delays in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, it made a forced landing in the Indian jungle near Etawah, they made it to Calcutta, but the flight had to be abandoned there, only 24 pieces were carried

E. 300-400
550
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1192, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1928, Feb. 17, Bert Hinkler Great Britain to Australia Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon Flight, INDIA, 1928, Feb. 17, Bert Hinkler Great Britain to Australia Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon FlightINDIA, 1928, Feb. 17, Bert Hinkler Great Britain to Australia Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon Flight. India -1/2a tied by "Park Street, Calcutta, 17 Feb. 28" double-circle datestamp on card to Rangoon, "From Calcutta by Bert Hinkler" cachet at left, Rangoon arrival datestamp, Very Fine, only 50 cards carried on this leg, signed Stephen Smith on reverse

E. 400-500
425
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1193, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1928, Sept. 30, Baron Huenefeld Berlin to Tokyo Flight, Calcutta-Tokyo Flight, INDIA, 1928, Sept. 30, Baron Huenefeld Berlin to Tokyo Flight, Calcutta-Tokyo FlightINDIA, 1928, Sept. 30, Baron Huenefeld Berlin to Tokyo Flight, Calcutta-Tokyo Flight. India -1/2a and 1a tied by "Park Street, Calcutta, 30 Sep. 28" double-circle datestamps on card to Tokyo, green "Europa SS" flight cachet and violet "Baron Huenefled" and blue "Tokio 18 Oct." handstamps, Stephen Smith message on reverse, Very Fine, only 47 cards carried on this leg of the flight

E. 300-400
600
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1194, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1929, Jan. 15, Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Akyab Leg, INDIA, 1929, Jan. 15, Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Akyab LegINDIA, 1929, Jan. 15, Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Akyab Leg. India -1/2a tied by Calcutta Jan. 15 double-circle datestamp on "Kamerad" card to Akyab, appropriate flight cachets and boxed "Delayed" cachet in blue, Akyab 5-2-29 handstamp, Very Fine and scarce, von Koenig was competing for the Hindenburg Cup for the "most sporting amateur flight made by a German subject", signed Stephen Smith on reverse

E. 300-400
550
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1195, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1929, Jan. 15, Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Rangoon Leg, INDIA, 1929, Jan. 15, Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Rangoon LegINDIA, 1929, Jan. 15, Baron von Koenig Berlin to Tokyo, Calcutta-Rangoon Leg. India -1/2a tied by Calcutta Jan. 15 double-circle datestamp on "Kamerad" card to Rangoon, appropriate flight cachets and boxed "Delayed" cachet in green, Very Fine and quite scarce, von Koenig was competing for the Hindenburg Cup for the "most sporting amateur flight made by a German subject", signed Stephen Smith on reverse

E. 300-400
110
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1196
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1196, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1929, May 31, London-Tokyo Flight, Croydon-Calcutta Leg, INDIA, 1929, May 31, London-Tokyo Flight, Croydon-Calcutta LegINDIA, 1929, May 31, London-Tokyo Flight, Croydon-Calcutta Leg. India -1/2a tied on arrival at Calcutta on June 10 on printed matter wrapper, "Maryland Free State" handstamp, Calcutta backstamp, light vertical file fold at left, Fine, only 13 wrappers and one cover carried, the flight was supposed to go on to Tokyo, but the plane crashed at the Calcutta airport, signed on reverse by Stephen Smith

E. 500-750
800
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1197, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1930, March 9, Calcutta-San Francisco First Flight, INDIA, 1930, March 9, Calcutta-San Francisco First FlightINDIA, 1930, March 9, Calcutta-San Francisco First Flight. India 1a tied by Calcutta, Mar. 9 circular datestamp, two-line handstamp "Air Liner/Maryland Free State", signed by pilot Scholte, U.S. 2c tied by May 12 Alameda duplex on arrival, signed Stephen Smith on reverse, Very Fine, only 26 covers were carried

E. 500-750
900
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1198
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1198, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1930, Paris-Saigon Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon Leg, INDIA, 1930, Paris-Saigon Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon LegINDIA, 1930, Paris-Saigon Flight, Calcutta-Rangoon Leg. Two India 1a tied by Calcutta 24 Nov. and Rangoon 26 November datestamps, Calcutta backstamp, sharp strike of the flight cachet, a couple trivial age spots, otherwise Very Fine, 39 covers carried on this flight, which was piloted by French aviatrix Maryse Hilsz flew solo from Paris to Saigon, despite having just a few hundred hours of flying time

E. 200-300
700
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1199
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1199, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1930, December 22, Calcutta-Cape Town Flight, INDIA, 1930, December 22, Calcutta-Cape Town FlightINDIA, 1930, December 22, Calcutta-Cape Town Flight. India 1a King George V tied on reverse by Karachi circular datestamp, flight cachets on front and back, Christmas Seal tied by "Dum Dum..Karachi Pilot Abul M. Murad" two-line handstamp, signed by the pilot Murad, Very Fine, this cover went from Dum Dum to Karachi and was intended to go to Cape Town, but in crashed in Shaibah, Iraq, only sixteen covers carried

E. 400-500
600
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1200
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1200, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1932, Apr. 14, Bertram Atlantis Around the World Expedition, Rangoon-Calcutta Flight (AAMC 1162), INDIA, 1932, Apr. 14, Bertram Atlantis Around the World Expedition, Rangoon-Calcutta Flight (AAMC 1162)INDIA, 1932, Apr. 14, Bertram Atlantis Around the World Expedition, Rangoon-Calcutta Flight (AAMC 1162). India 3p and 1a, tied by "Rangoon G.P.O., 22 Apr. 32" double-circle datestamps on cover to Calcutta, flight label at top tied by violet "Atlantis, Junkers D-1925, Ichapur 14 April 1932" handstamp, blue "Bertram Atlantis Expedition" cachet at left, Very Fine, Captain Bertram attempted a round the world flight from Germany but was ultimately forced down in the Indian Ocean, only 75 covers flown, signed Stephen Smith on reverse

E. 400-500
160
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1201, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1932, Australia to South Africa Flight, Calcutta-Bombay Leg, INDIA, 1932, Australia to South Africa Flight, Calcutta-Bombay LegINDIA, 1932, Australia to South Africa Flight, Calcutta-Bombay Leg. India 3p block cancelled at Calcutta (Nov. 5), another block and single cancelled on arrival at Bombay (Nov. 8), with "Spirit of Fun" label tied by flight cachet handstamp, Calcutta backstamp, signed by pilot Dickinson on reverse, also signed Stephen Smith, Very Fine, only 15 covers carried on this leg

E. 300-400
400
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1202, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)INDIA, 1933, Mt. Everest Expedition, First Survey Flight, INDIA, 1933, Mt. Everest Expedition, First Survey FlightINDIA, 1933, Mt. Everest Expedition, First Survey Flight. India 3p and 1a tied by Purnea Apr. 8 datestamps on cover to Calcutta (Apr. 10 backstamp), colorful flight label affixed and tied by violet flight cachet, another cachet on reverse, Very Fine, signed Stephen Smith on reverse, 87 covers carried, this flight raised money for R.A.F. charities

E. 200-300
250
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1203, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)IRAQ, 1929, January 3, Iraq-India Flight, IRAQ, 1929, January 3, Iraq-India FlightIRAQ, 1929, January 3, Iraq-India Flight. Iraq 1a, 1-1/2a and 2a tied by boxed "Iraq to India/By Light Aeroplane/with Vct. and Vctess/J. de Sibor" flight handstamp on cover to Bombay, via Karachi, Baghdad (Jan. 3) and Bombay (Feb. 9) backstamps, unusually fresh and clean, Very Fine, 50 covers carried

E. 300-400
140
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1204, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)ITALY, 1925, December 19, Italy-Argentina (Casablanca) Flight (Sassone 51), ITALY, 1925, December 19, Italy-Argentina (Casablanca) Flight (Sassone 51)ITALY, 1925, December 19, Italy-Argentina (Casablanca) Flight (Sassone 51). 10c Red tied by Sesto Calende 3-11-25 datestamp on large cover to Casablanca, Genoa postmark, two violet flight cachets, cover with bends as expected, Fine, this flight was intended to go from Sesto Calende to Buenos Aires over ten legs, but on the stop in Casablanca, the plane broke down and the rest of the journey had to be abandoned, with 2000 Lonhi certificate

E. 300-400
400
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1205, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)ITALY, 1926, April 8, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478c), ITALY, 1926, April 8, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478c)ITALY, 1926, April 8, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478c). Flown on the leg from Rome to Vadso, Norway, flight vignette with "Norge" handstamp applied on the illustration of the airship, both label and Italy 1.25l stamp tied by Ciampino Roma 8.4.26 circular datestamps, violet flight cachet, Kings Bay receiver, signed by Lincoln Ellsworth, cover with a couple minor surface rubs, otherwise Very Fine, only 51 covers flown, and of those very few have both the overprinted vignette and are signed by Ellsworth

E. 750-1,000
750
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1206, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)ITALY, 1926, April 8, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478g), ITALY, 1926, April 8, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478g)ITALY, 1926, April 8, Nobile Polar Flight of the Dirigible "Norge" (AAMC Z-478g). Flown the entire trip from Ciampino, Italy to Teller, Alaska, flight vignette tied by violet oval flight cachet, Italy 1.25l Blue tied by Ciampino 8.4.26 circular datestamp, Teller May 13, 1926 duplex which was applied on all of the covers making the entire trip, Very Fine, few covers made the entire trip

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1207, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)JAPAN, 1925, September 28, Tokyo-Paris Flight, JAPAN, 1925, September 28, Tokyo-Paris FlightJAPAN, 1925, September 28, Tokyo-Paris Flight. 8s Rose tied by Tokyo 25.7.25 special datestamp, proper flight cachet, Strasbourg datestamp, France 30c Postage Due tied on arrival in Bourget, fresh and Very Fine, accompanied by a postcard picturing the two planes and four crew

E. 200-300
275
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1208, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)MADAGASCAR, 1930, January 13, Crash of the Roux Survey Flight, MADAGASCAR, 1930, January 13, Crash of the Roux Survey FlightMADAGASCAR, 1930, January 13, Crash of the Roux Survey Flight. 50c Entire with illustrated corner card, 2fr and 10fr stamps also tied by Fianarantsoa circular datestamps, on reverse is four-line "Raid Madagascar Franc Accident Du 13 Janvier 1930" handstamp, cover with usual crash damage, Fine, includes a photograph of the three airmen who died in the crash

E. 200-300
275
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1209, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 21, Dornier DO-X Flight, Holyrood-Berlin (AAMC 31), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 21, Dornier DO-X Flight, Holyrood-Berlin (AAMC 31)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 21, Dornier DO-X Flight, Holyrood-Berlin (AAMC 31). Special $1.50 Air Post (C12). Tied by St. John's May 19, 1932 slogan duplex on cover to Norway, ms. "From Holyrood", Olso backstamps, trivial backflap mend, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, mail outside England or Germany is scarce

E. 300-400
425
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1210, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)PHILIPPINES, 1925, September 16, De Pinedo Manila-Aparri Flight, PHILIPPINES, 1925, September 16, De Pinedo Manila-Aparri FlightPHILIPPINES, 1925, September 16, De Pinedo Manila-Aparri Flight. 2c and 6c tied by Airplane cancel, Manil Sept. 11 duplex, with "Comm. F. de Pinedo's Airplane Savoia 1925 Rome-Phippines-Tokyo" handstamp on front, "Round the World" cachet on reverse, address crossed out and pointed hand handstamp "Return to Writer Unclaimed", Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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1211
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1211, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1), STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1)STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1). Pair 2c King George V tied by Singapore Aut 23 double ring, "By Air Mail" flight cachet, sent to Kuala Lumpur (backstamped), Very Fine, little publicity was given to this flight, resulting in only a small number of pieces carried

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1212, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1), STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1)STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, 1926, August 23, Experimental Flight, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham (AAMC 1). 1c and 3c King George V tied by Singapore, Aug. 23 double-ring, 'By Air Mail" flight cachet, sent to Port Swettenham (backstamped), Very Fine, only five covers were carried on the Swettenham leg

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1213, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)SOUTH AFRICA, 1911, December 27, Experimental Flight Between Kenilworth and Muizenburg (AAMC 1), SOUTH AFRICA, 1911, December 27, Experimental Flight Between Kenilworth and Muizenburg (AAMC 1)SOUTH AFRICA, 1911, December 27, Experimental Flight Between Kenilworth and Muizenburg (AAMC 1). Transvaal -1/2p King Edward VII tied by Wynberg Cape 26 Dec 1911 circular datestamp on illustrated postcard, with Kenilworth and Miuzenberg flight handstamps, Muizenberg circular datestamp of Dec. 28, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1214, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)SOUTH AFRICA, 1925, Nov. 16, Cobham Survey Flight, London to Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA, 1925, Nov. 16, Cobham Survey Flight, London to CapetownSOUTH AFRICA, 1925, Nov. 16, Cobham Survey Flight, London to Capetown. Imperial Airways Survey Flight printed postcard with London-Capetown Special Mail label tied by Nov. 16, 1925 purple oval datestamp, signed "Alan J. Cobham", to Johannesburg with Feb. 23, 1926 machine receiving cancel tying South Africa 1-1/2p King George V, Very Fine, it is particularly scarce and desirable to have the label on the front of the card

E. 500-750
500
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1215, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)SOUTH AFRICA, 1926, February 12, Cobham Return Flight, Capetown to London, SOUTH AFRICA, 1926, February 12, Cobham Return Flight, Capetown to LondonSOUTH AFRICA, 1926, February 12, Cobham Return Flight, Capetown to London. 1p postal card, with additional 9p Air Post stamp, posted on arrival, with 1p Great Britain stamp tied by 15 Mar., 1926 datestamp, signed by Cobham, card with minor bends at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, only twenty carried on this flight

E. 400-500
475
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1216, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)SOUTH AFRICA, 1930, October 5, Record Flight from London to Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA, 1930, October 5, Record Flight from London to Cape TownSOUTH AFRICA, 1930, October 5, Record Flight from London to Cape Town. 1-1/2p King George V tied by London, Oct. 4, 1930 duplex, "Air Post Special" flight cachet at top left, signed by Captain Casparetheus, Cape Town receiving backstamp of 13 Oct., Very Fine, only 22 covers were carried on this flight, which established a new record time of 8 days and 10-1/2 hours

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1217, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)SOUTH AFRICA, 1933, February 8, Cranwell-Walvis Bay Non-Stop Flight, SOUTH AFRICA, 1933, February 8, Cranwell-Walvis Bay Non-Stop FlightSOUTH AFRICA, 1933, February 8, Cranwell-Walvis Bay Non-Stop Flight. Great Britain 1-1/2p King George V tied by Cranwell 6 Feb., 1933 circular datestamp, Walvis Bay receiver of 8 Feb, Very Fine, pilots Gayford and Nicolettes of the R.A.F. flew the Silver Torpedo non-stop between England and South Africa, establishing a new long-distance record of nearly 5,400 miles, only 20 covers were carried, ex Magid

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1218, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)SOUTH AFRICA, 1939, February 8, London-Cape Town Record Flight by Henshaw, SOUTH AFRICA, 1939, February 8, London-Cape Town Record Flight by HenshawSOUTH AFRICA, 1939, February 8, London-Cape Town Record Flight by Henshaw. Great Britain -1/2p and 1p tied by Gravesend 4 Feb. datestamps, London East Airport postmark, sent to Cape Town, with Feb. 6 boxed datestamps, signed by pilot Henshaw, Very Fine, this is the only such example we have seen from what is considered the last of the record-breaking flights from the golden era of aviation

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1219, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)THAILAND, 1926, Bangkok-Copenhagen Fokker First Flight (AAMC 7), THAILAND, 1926, Bangkok-Copenhagen Fokker First Flight (AAMC 7)THAILAND, 1926, Bangkok-Copenhagen Fokker First Flight (AAMC 7). 2s on 14s block of four cancelled by Bangkok May 6 datestamp, crisp strike of Royal Siamese Legation Copenhagen cachet, signed Herschend "pilot of R.2", ms. "arrived in Copenhagen on June 5th 1926", Very Fine

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1220, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)UNITED STATES, 1926-27 U.S. Army Goodwill Flight Through The Americas, UNITED STATES, 1926-27 U.S. Army Goodwill Flight Through The AmericasUNITED STATES, 1926-27 U.S. Army Goodwill Flight Through The Americas. 29 stamps from all the different countries visited (and noted as all countries in South and Central America), each cancelled on arrival during the Goodwill tour, the cover is opened out so all stamps could be accommodated, on the inside is a signed notation by Major Dargue and the crew attesting that these stamps were affixed at the various stops on the flight

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1221, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)UNITED STATES, 1926-27 U.S. Army Goodwill Flight Through The Americas, UNITED STATES, 1926-27 U.S. Army Goodwill Flight Through The AmericasUNITED STATES, 1926-27 U.S. Army Goodwill Flight Through The Americas. 29 stamps (a slightly different make-up from the previous lot) from all the different countries visited (and noted as all countries in South and Central America), each cancelled on arrival during the Goodwill tour, the cover is opened out so all stamps could be accommodated, on the inside is a signed notation by Major Dargue and the crew attesting that these stamps were affixed at the various stops on the flight

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1222, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)UNITED STATES, 1928-30 First Byrd Antarctic Expedition, UNITED STATES, 1928-30 First Byrd Antarctic ExpeditionUNITED STATES, 1928-30 First Byrd Antarctic Expedition. 5c Beacon (C11) tied by City of New York, Feb 19, 1930 duplex (on arrival at Little America), "South Pole Air Mail" cachet, handstamp date "Nov 28, '29", signed by Byrd and the other three crewmen, Very Fine, only 50 were carried and only a tiny fraction of those are signed by the crew

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1223, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)UNITED STATES, 1929, Los Angeles Times Round the World Air Mail Derby Flight, UNITED STATES, 1929, Los Angeles Times Round the World Air Mail Derby FlightUNITED STATES, 1929, Los Angeles Times Round the World Air Mail Derby Flight. Large envelope with stamps of U.S., Japan, Germany and Russia, envelope is No. "1" of 6, German and Japanese Consulate handstamps at left, flown to Seattle, with June 29 backstamps, slight wear as expected on such a large item, but in better condition than others we've seen, Fine, there were six large envelopes produced by the Los Angeles Times, three going east-bound and three west-bound, all six would be taking different routes as directed on the front of the envelope, we have records of all but No. 4 offered at auction, accompanied by a front page of the Los Angeles Times announcing the flight

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1224, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)VATICAN CITY, 1932 South America Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 143B), VATICAN CITY, 1932 South America Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 143B)VATICAN CITY, 1932 South America Zeppelin Flight (Sieger 143B). 1.25l (pair), 2l, and 2.50l (pair) First Issue (9, 10, 11) tied by "Citta del Vaticano Poste 31.3.32" circular datestamp on registered flown cover to Recife, Brazil, Green flight cachet and red Berlin connecting flight cachet, Papal Arms handstamp at bottom right, backstamps including Pernambuco, signed Dr. Eckener and Ernst Lehman, cover with very slight edge wear, otherwise Very Fine, a rare posting, Sieger records only fifteen covers posted through Berlin and just five to Recife, signed Arthur Falk, Sieger €2,250

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1225, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)Wright Brothers White House Reception Invitation, Wright Brothers White House Reception InvitationWright Brothers White House Reception Invitation. June 10, 1909 invitation to attend the Aero Club of America's medal presentation to Orville and Wilbur Wright, held at the White House, invitation presented to Lt. Richard B. Creecy (who was with some of the Wright Brothers flying endeavors), Very Fine, an outstanding ancillary item for any collection related to early aviation

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1226, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)Charles Clavier Passport, Charles Clavier PassportCharles Clavier Passport. French passport carried by Charles Clavier, who was the radio operator on the attempted 1926 New York-Paris non-stop flight, he was killed when the plane crashed at take-off, this passport was on him at the time of the crash (causing light smoke damage) and was reportedly used by the coroner to identify the body

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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 1227, Flight Covers (Alphabetical by Country)Clara Adams Friedrichshafen "Town Pass", Clara Adams Friedrichshafen "Town Pass"Clara Adams Friedrichshafen "Town Pass". October 30, 1935 hand-written "key to the city" presented by the Burgermeiister of Friedrichshafen to Clara Adams for her goodwill in promoting Zeppelin flights, Adams bought the first passenger ticket from the North American crossing and traveled extensively in the dirigibles, Very Fine, a unique item that will nicely complement a Zeppelin collection

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