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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Worldwide Flight Covers - Alphabetically

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1650, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyCHINA, 1939, Dec. 5 Inaugural Alma Ata-Hami Flight, CHINA, 1939, Dec. 5 Inaugural Alma Ata-Hami FlightCHINA, 1939, Dec. 5 Inaugural Alma Ata-Hami Flight. China 5c Flag and 13c and 20c stamps tied by Chungking Dec. 5, 1939 commemorative double-circle datestamp on cover, violet Hami backstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE INAUGURAL DEC. 6, 1939 ALMA ATA-HAMI FLIGHT COVER WHICH WAS SUSPENDED IMMEADIATELY AFTER THIS FLIGHT.

Postal service was suspended directly after this flight while negotiations occurred between the Soviet Postal Administration and the Hamiata Company over services between China and Germany via Russia. Service resumed beginning in April 1940.

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1651, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyCHINA, 1941, Chengtu to Germany via Hami-Alma/Ata-Moscow Route, CHINA, 1941, Chengtu to Germany via Hami-Alma/Ata-Moscow RouteCHINA, 1941, Chengtu to Germany via Hami-Alma/Ata-Moscow Route. China 10c, 40c (pair), $1.00 ("L" block of three), all tied by 1941 Chengtu circular datestamps on reverse of registered cover to Dessau, Germany, printed "Avion! Hami-Alma/Ata-Moskau-Berlin" directive along top, German censor tape and Dessau Jun. 12, 1941 arrival backstamp, cover with minor repaired hole at top left of no significance

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE SHORT-LIVED HAMI-ALMA/ATA-MOSCOW FLIGHT.

As World War II began to break out and the Japanese invading, this flight was meant to speed up communication between China and Germany being routed through Russia. This flight lasted from April 1940 unily July 1941 after the German Army began their invasion of Russia.

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1652, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyEGYPT, 1928, November 27, Major J.E. Carberry Flight in Fokker Monoplane (AAMC 16), EGYPT, 1928, November 27, Major J.E. Carberry Flight in Fokker Monoplane (AAMC 16)EGYPT, 1928, November 27, Major J.E. Carberry Flight in Fokker Monoplane (AAMC 16). Egypt 5m tied by "Cairo 6 XII 28" circular datestamp with additional strike below on cover addressed to Kenya, Kenya & Uganda 20c tied upon arrival by "Nairobi, Kenya 11 DE 28" circular datestamp, Very Fine and quite rare with only 20 flown on this leg, of the 40 covers flown from Amsterdam half were destined for Egypt, the other half for Nairobi

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1653, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyGERMANY, 1929 Barcelona Drop (Sieger 26b), GERMANY, 1929 Barcelona Drop (Sieger 26b)GERMANY, 1929 Barcelona Drop (Sieger 26b). 4m Zeppelin stamp tied by bold "Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin 16.5. 1929" circular datestamp on cover to Zurich, proper cachets, "Barcelona 16 May 29" backstamp, Very Fine, only 19 pieces were dropped, Sieger €2,000

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1654, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych (C49; Sassone A52P), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych (C49; Sassone A52P)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych (C49; Sassone A52P). Pilot Rovii, tied by "Roma Centro 16 33 19" circular datestamps on flown registered cover to Winnetka, Ill., flight cachet, Rome backstamps including "Crociera Aerea Del Decennale Roma Ferrovia 26 33 XI 22" circular datestamp, Chicago (Jul 17) and Winnetka (Jul 18) registry backstamps, some excess glue around the registry label, otherwise Very Fine, Scott $2,000.00, Sassone €4,000

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1655, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyNEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 20, Transatlantic DOX Flight (AAMC 31a), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 20, Transatlantic DOX Flight (AAMC 31a)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1932, May 20, Transatlantic DOX Flight (AAMC 31a). Newfoundland $1.50 on $1.00 Air Post (C12) tied by "Holyrood C.B., Newf'd, MY 20 32" circular datestamp on legal-sized cover, printed notice stating the cover was returned to St. John's from Germany "under special cover" and countersigned by Postmaster, manuscript "via DO-X & Germany" directive, Very Fine and rare, according to Bert Warr, Jr. in The Dornier DO-X Flight of 1932" (Newfie Newsletter, No. 17, May/June 1988), "Between 20 and 40 cards and covers...were posted at Holyrood...", likely less in existence today, ex Cole

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1656, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallyNEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, July 26, Balbo Return Flight to Rome (AAMC 1184h), NEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, July 26, Balbo Return Flight to Rome (AAMC 1184h)NEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, July 26, Balbo Return Flight to Rome (AAMC 1184h). Newfoundland $4.50 on 75c Air Post stamp (C18) tied by "St. Johns, Newf'd 26 JUL 33" circular datestamp on flown cover to Rome, Italy, Shoal Harbour Jul. 27 and Torino backstamp, blue flight cachet, Very Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1657, Worldwide Flight Covers - AlphabeticallySTRAITS 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). Straits Settlements 2c King George V pair tied by "Singapore 23 AU 1926" double-circle datestamp on cover to Port Swettenham, "By Air Mail" straightline flight cachet, Port Swettenham arrival backstamp, Very Fine, little publicity was given to this flight, resulting in only five covers carried

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1658, Worldwide Flight Covers - Alphabetically1926 Five-Country Airmail Cover, 1926 Five-Country Airmail Cover1926 Five-Country Airmail Cover. United States 2c Red and 4c Green Air Post (C4) tied by Chicago Jan. 18, 1926 duplex, a second No. C4 tied on reverse by same cancel, sent to London, with 1-1/2p stamps tied by 11 Feb datestamp, unclaimed and then forwarded to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki from February to April, with appropriate stamps tied, finally returned to the U.S., with May 1, 1926 N.Y. & Chi. R.P.O. backstamp, numerous backstamps and unclaimed markings (see our website for reverse of cover), some cover wear (mostly around the edges) as expected on such a large and well-travelled cover, Fine, a most unusual cover with lots of character

E. 200-300
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1659
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Worldwide Zeppelin and Flight Covers. About 50 covers or cards, mainly Zeppelin flights, majority from Germany, a large number using the Zeppelin stamps, including two covers each with three Suidamerica stamps, other countries, a few catapult, various flight covers, and a couple Byrd expeditions, most Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
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