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Sale 1241 — United States and Civil War Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 September, 2021

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Category — Air Post and Flight Covers

Lot
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1147
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1147, Air Post and Flight Covers1910, November 12, First Aerial Marine Despatch, Via Curtiss Aeroplane to New York (AAMC 1), 1910, November 12, First Aerial Marine Despatch, Via Curtiss Aeroplane to New York (AAMC 1)1910, November 12, First Aerial Marine Despatch, Via Curtiss Aeroplane to New York (AAMC 1). Cover with advertisement for The World newspaper and addressed to Mantova, Italy, with original enclosure with similar design and printed "50 Miles at Sea, Aboard Str. Pennsylvania, November 12, 1910", contents in Italian, no stamps or postal markings so we are unsure how or if this was carried thru the mails, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and very rare early ship-to-shore use, according to AAMC, "Plans had been made to fly the mail by air for the first time. The S.S. Pennsylvania, due to sail from Hoboken, New Jersey at noon , was to stop three miles off the coast of Long Island, about 50 miles from New York City, so aviator J. C. "Bud" Mars could fly a Curtiss biplane from a platform built on the stern of the ship to Governors Island. A sack of mail, collected from passengers and other interested parties, was to be aboard. Last-minute equipment problems terminated the attempt just 30 minutes before the ship sailed and no mail was flown." AAMC lists two known, with Hudson River Term. Sta. postmarks, priced at $3,000.00

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E. 300-400
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1148
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1148, Air Post and Flight Covers6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Blocks of four of Nos. C1-C3, used with Nos. 537, 571, C2, C5, C6 and C8 and tied by "New York City City Hall Sta. Aug. 6, 1929" duplexes on cacheted Zeppelin flight cover addressed to New York, Lakehurst backstamp (Aug. 29, 1929), trivial edgewear, Very Fine and colorful usage

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E. 750-1,000
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1149
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1149, Air Post and Flight Covers6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6), 6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6)6c-24c 1918-23 Air Post (C1-C6). Singles, used with Nos. C9-C11, 569 and 570, tied by "Richmond Hill N.Y." oval handstamps on Zeppelin flight cover addressed to Richmond Hill, purple "First Round-the-World U.S. Air Mail" cachet, "Via Graf Zeppelin Lakehurst-Lakehurst" docketing, Lakehurst backstamp (Aug. 29, 1929), trivial wrinkling, Very Fine and colorful usage

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E. 300-400
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1150
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1150, Air Post and Flight Covers8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6), 8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6)8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Blocks of four, used with Nos. 537, 570, 571 and C10 on cover to Lancaster Pa., purple "First Round-the-World U.S. Air Mail" cachet, stamps cancelled or tied by "Lancaster Aug. 6, 1929" datestamps, Lakehurst and Lancaster backstamps (Aug. 29), fresh and Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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1151
c
16c-24c 1923 Air Post (C5-C6). 26 Edward or Carrie Worden flight covers from 1923-25, six No. C5, three with top plate blocks of six (some gum soaking) and three with side plate blocks of six, 20 covers with blocks of four of No. C6 including six with plate no. selvage, mostly Fine-Very Fine, unusual group of covers

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E. 750-1,000
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1152
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1152, Air Post and Flight Covers65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Tied by "New York Varick St. Sta. May 5, 1930" duplex cancel on cacheted cover to Chicago Ill., Friedrichschafen backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, a desirable and colorful cover carried on the round-trip flight

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E. 1,500-2,000
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1153
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1153, Air Post and Flight Covers65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Two cacheted flown covers with red and blue airmail borders addressed to Newark N.J., 65c block of four tied by "New York Varick St. Sta. Apr. 23, 1930" duplex datestamps, the cover with $1.30 and $2.60 tied by "New York, N.Y. Apr. 30, 1930" duplex datestamps, each with Lakehurst receiving backstamps, Very Fine set

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E. 500-750
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1154
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65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Fifteen cacheted flown covers or cards, including two 65c cards to Germany, eight $1.30 covers or cards, four are pairs on covers and one to Germany, and five $2.60 covers, each with appropriate cachets and Lakehurst receiving backstamps, few small flaws though mostly Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail $6,195.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1155
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1155, Air Post and Flight Covers65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15), 65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Three legal-size covers and one card, the card with 65c tied by May 30 postmark to Switzerland, one cover with $1.30 and $2.60 tied by Apr. 25, 1930 postmark to Germany, last two each with single $2.60 tied by Apr. 25, 1930 postmarks to Chicago, usual cachets except second also with purple complete rounds trip cachet, some slight edgewear, Fine-Very Fine group

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E. 500-750
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1156
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1156, Air Post and Flight Covers65c Graf Zeppelin (C13), 65c Graf Zeppelin (C13)65c Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four with plate no. 20078 selvage at top, cancelled by "New York N.Y. Varick St. Sta. May 2, 1930" duplex datestamp on cacheted cover to Buffalo, block also tied by purple cachet, Lakehurst backstamp, couple minute toned spots, Very Fine and attractive flown cover

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E. 300-400
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1157
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1157, Air Post and Flight Covers$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14), $1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14)$1.30 Graf Zeppelin (C14). Two covers, tied by Grand Central Station and Varick Street Station slogan duplex cancels on flown covers to Germany, May 27 and June 2, 1930 respectively, proper cachets and backstamp, May 27 stamp with minor corner perf crease, fresh and Very Fine pair

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E. 300-400
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1158
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1158, Air Post and Flight Covers$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr. 29, 1930 slogan machine cancel on large-size red and blue border 5c Blue Air Post entire, red and purple flight cachets, blue green May 31, 1930 Lakehurst, N.J. Zeppelin receiver on back, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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1159
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1159, Air Post and Flight Covers$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15), $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15)$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "New York N.Y. Varick St. Sta. Apr. 29, 1930" duplex datestamp on cacheted flown cover to Maplewood N.J., used with 10c Red Lilac, Special Delivery (E15a) and cancelled at top left, Lakehurst receiving backstamp, both stamps with small faults, Fine and interesting cover, with 2017 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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1160
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Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1160, Air Post and Flight Covers1935, Feb. 26, Survey Flight Over Wake Island (AAMC 1228), 1935, Feb. 26, Survey Flight Over Wake Island (AAMC 1228)1935, Feb. 26, Survey Flight Over Wake Island (AAMC 1228). Unaddressed cover signed by the pilot, J. G. Johnson, with spouting whale and coconut tree cachet at left and pair 1c Green tied by "U.S.S. Nitro Feb. 26, 1935 A.M. Manila P.I." cancel, carried to Honolulu where 1-1/2c stamp tied by "Fleet Air Base Pearl Harbor Hawaii Mar. 15, 1935 8:30 AM" duplex cancel, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, only 500 were carried, the pilot later became a Rear Admiral

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E. 400-500
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1161
c
Flight Covers with 5c Pilgrim Tercentenary (550). Over 200 flight covers, predominately pairs of 5c Pilgrim Tercentenary but also a few with 1c and 2c values, variety of flights with duplication, mostly Very Fine, Scott on cover $4,950.00

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E. 750-1,000
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1162
c
Flight Covers. Approximately 60 from 1930-1931, includes catapult cover from the Europa, a Dornier DOX cover from Germany to Chicago, 1m Polar Flight stamp on cacheted Europa cover others are various U.S. first flights, some edgewear, overall Fine-Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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1162A
c
Flight Cover Group. Over 70 flight covers, including No. C2 Sept. 5, 1918 First Flight New York to Chicago, C2, C4-C6 on Zeppelin Round the World cover to Japan, two C3 center line blocks of four on covers to Brazil and Spain, C13-C15 on card or covers, three C18 with New York Oct. 2, 1933 first day cancels, event cover signed "C. A. Lindbergh", and more, few small flaws though much is Fine-Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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