Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Air Post, Parcel Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
234
c
Sale 1262, Lot 234, Air Post, Parcel Post24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Approaching "Fast Plane" with vignette shifted forward and a little upward, tied by "Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Washington May 23 12 M 1918" postmark on cover to Boston, with purple special delivery fee handstamp, receiving backstamp (May 24), Very Fine, flown from Washington to New York, then by train to Boston, used during the early period when the new government service was operated by the U.S. military

E. 200-300
325
235
c
Sale 1262, Lot 235, Air Post, Parcel Post8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Blocks of four, tied by Washington D.C. Aug. 15, 17, 21, 1923 duplex cancels on separate First Day covers, 8c a legal-size cover with Shoreham Hotel corner card to Columbus O., file fold far from stamps and missing backflap, 16c and 24c on normal size covers to Mt. Ranier Md., Very Fine trio, Scott value for singles on First Day covers

1,750
375
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236
c
Sale 1262, Lot 236, Air Post, Parcel Post8c-24c 1923 Air Post (C4-C6). Tied by Washington D.C. Aug. 15, 17, 21, 1923 slogan machine cancels on separate First Day covers, each is addressed to Worden in Millburn N.J., fresh and Very Fine group

1,750
325
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237
c
Sale 1262, Lot 237, Air Post, Parcel Post24c Carmine, 1923 Air Post (C6). Tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 21 10-AM 1923" slogan cancel on First Day cover to Worden in Millburn N.J., Very Fine

750
200
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238
c
Sale 1262, Lot 238, Air Post, Parcel Post10c Lindbergh, Air Post, Booklet Pane (C10a). Tied by "Washington D.C. May 26 1PM 1928" duplex First Day cancel on cover to Dallas Tex., Very Fine

875
180
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239
c
Sale 1262, Lot 239, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Set of First Day cacheted covers/cards, each tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5-PM 1930" machine cancel, 65c on card to Belleville Ill., $1.30 on cover to Belleville Ill., $2.60 on cover to Cleveland O., appropriate cachets and illustrated backstamps, fresh and Very Fine flown set of First Day covers

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E. 750-1,000
900
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240
c
Sale 1262, Lot 240, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by oval mute on a matched set of registered Roessler Apr. 19, 1930 (backstamped) First Day covers, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
600
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241
c
Sale 1262, Lot 241, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day card (65c, $1.30) or cover ($2.60), proper cachets and markings, cards/cover with trivial flaws, stamps are well-centered and Very Fine, Scott $2,900.00

E. 500-750
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242
c
Sale 1262, Lot 242, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day card (65c, $1.30) or cover ($2.60), proper cachets and markings, fresh and Very Fine set, Scott $2,900.00

E. 500-750
750
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243
c
Sale 1262, Lot 243, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day card (65c, $1.30) or small-size cover ($2.60), proper cachets and markings, Fine-Very Fine, Scott $2,900.00

E. 500-750
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244
c
Sale 1262, Lot 244, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15). Each tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancels on legal-size flown First Day covers with Post Office Department corner cards, proper cachets and backstamps, both stamps well-centered, $2.60 with cover tear on reverse side that just affects the front side at top, Very Fine appearance

E. 500-750
550
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245
c
Sale 1262, Lot 245, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30-$2.65c Graf Zeppelin (C14-C15). Each tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 on flown First Day card ($1.30) or cover ($2.60) to Miranda, Cuba, proper cachets and markings, both with Miranda receiving backstamp of June 4 or 5, each card/cover with crease not affecting the stamp, Fine-Very Fine appearance, these were likely prepared for the Havana drop that was cancelled due to weather

E. 500-750
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246
c
Sale 1262, Lot 246, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day cover to Seville, Spain (flown on the Friedrichshafen-Seville leg), appropriate flight cachets, Seville backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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247
c
Sale 1262, Lot 247, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Two singles, one tied by Washington, D.C. April 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day cover, both tied by June 2, 1930 machine cancel to Alexandria, Egypt, flight cachets, numerous backstamps including Seville (June 5) and Alexandria (June 15), Very Fine, a most unusual double use

E. 300-400
250
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248
c
Sale 1262, Lot 248, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Right plate no. 20078 block of four, tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 duplex on flown First Day cover, envelope with decorated border, proper cachets and backstamps, Cantril, Ca. receiving backstamp of June 3, Very Fine

E. 400-500
600
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249
c
Sale 1262, Lot 249, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 duplex on flown First Day cover with Nickels envelope, proper cachets and backstamps, well-centered and fresh, Very Fine and choice

E. 400-500
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250
c
Sale 1262, Lot 250, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 duplex on flown First Day cover, envelope with unusual border of stars, nicely centered, proper cachets and backstamps, a couple small stains at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
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251
c
Sale 1262, Lot 251, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four with selvage at left, tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 duplex on flown First Day cover with General Claims Commission United States and Mexico corner card (Presiding Commissioner crossed out), addressed to the Counsel for the Agency of United States, Mexican Mixed Claims, proper cachets and backstamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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252
c
Sale 1262, Lot 252, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day card, proper cachets and receiving markings, Roessler label of Hugo Eckener tied by Lakehurst receiver, card with light corner mounting bends, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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253
c
Sale 1262, Lot 253, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 5PM" First Day duplex on 5c Air Post entire to Lima O., usual cachets, Friedrichschafen (6-6-30) and New York (June 18) backstamps, Very Fine

900
250
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254
c
Sale 1262, Lot 254, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day cover to Regina, Canada, proper cachets, Friedrichshafen, New York, and indistinct backstamps, cover with a couple minor wrinkles not affecting stamps or markings, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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255
c
Sale 1262, Lot 255, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Left plate no. 20088 single tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 First Day machine cancel on flown card, proper cachets and markings, one flight cachet also tied the stamp, stamp well-centered, card with trivial bend at bottom right, Very Fine, with 1970 AFDCS certificate

E. 300-400
200
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256
c
Sale 1262, Lot 256, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Horizontal pair tied on 5c Airmail entire by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 First Day duplex cancels, flown from Friedrichshafen to Lakehurst, flight cachets also tie the stamps, proper backstamps, envelope with small scissor cut at bottom not affecting stamps or markings, otherwise Very Fine, unusual to have two $1.30 stamps franking rather than one $2.60 stamp

E. 400-500
400
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257
c
Sale 1262, Lot 257, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day cover, First Assistant Postmaster General corner cards, signed by Arch Coleman (to whom the cover is addressed), proper cachets and backstamps, stamp well-centered, Very Fine

E. 400-500
450
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258
c
Sale 1262, Lot 258, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on legal-size flown First Day cover, proper cachets and backstamps, signed Dr. Eckener, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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259
c
Sale 1262, Lot 259, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on Roessler cacheted First Day cover, sent special delivery to Madison, Wis. (Apr. 21 backstamp), Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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260
c
Sale 1262, Lot 260, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day cover, proper cachets and backstamps, cover with small surface rub affecting the purple cachet, stamps is well-centered, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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261
c
Sale 1262, Lot 261, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 19 5-PM 1930" First Day machine cancel on cacheted Air Mail cover to Holland Mich., Lakehurst illustrated backstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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262
c
Sale 1262, Lot 262, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 machine cancel on flown First Day cover, War Department corner card, addressed to Major Lang at the Navy Building, proper cachets and backstamps, cover with just the faintest suggestion of toned bands, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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263
c
Sale 1262, Lot 263, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied along with 5c Purple (C12) by Washington, D.C. Apr. 19, 1930 duplexes on flown First Day cover, addressed covers the route it travelled, proper cachets and backstamps, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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264
c
65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15) First Day Cover Balance. Five 65c, seven $1.30, seven $2.60, all but three (two 65c and one $2.60 flown), the unflown include 65c with Post Office Dept. corner card and $2.60 Roessler, one 65c to France and one $1.30 to Germany, all with proper cachets and markings, some minor faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott $18,300.00

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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265
c
Sale 1262, Lot 265, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Blocks of four, each tied on separate cover by "Lakehurst N.J. May 30 12-M 1930" flag machine cancel on cacheted cover to London, England, 65c and $2.60 with Friedrichschafen backstamps (6-6-30), $1.30 with different style of Friedrichschafen circular datestamp at upper left, Very Fine, sets of blocks on cover are scarce, and this set is especially choice -- Scott value $4,700.00 for used blocks off cover

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E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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266
c
Sale 1262, Lot 266, Air Post, Parcel Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each on separate cover or card, including two cards with 65c (one defective) to Seville, Spain (sound) and Germany, $1.30 also to Spain, $2.60 to Lansing Mich., usual cachets, Fine-Very Fine set

E. 400-500
425
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267
c
Sale 1262, Lot 267, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four, tied by "New York, N.Y. Varick St. Sta., Apr. 26, 1930 11:30AM" duplex datestamp on cacheted cover to Piqua O., Lakehurst (May 31) backstamp, fresh and Very Fine flown cover

E. 300-400
350
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268
c
Sale 1262, Lot 268, Air Post, Parcel Post65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Block of four, tied by "New York, N.Y. Varick St. Sta., May 7, 1930 9PM" duplex datestamps on cacheted cover to Hartford Conn., Lakehurst (May 31) backstamp, Very Fine and choice flown cover

E. 300-400
400
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269
c
Sale 1262, Lot 269, Air Post, Parcel Post$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Deep rich color, tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. May 31 11:30AM 1930" slogan machine cancel on oversize cover to Wurttemberg, Germany, usual cachets, Friedrichschafen backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use

E. 200-300
150
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270
c
Sale 1262, Lot 270, Air Post, Parcel Post$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). Tied by "Varick St. Sta. N.Y. Apr 30 6-PM 1930" slogan machine cancel on 2c entire to Tampa Fla., usual cachets, Lakehurst backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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271
c
Air Post First Day Covers. Over 50 from No. C4 to C19, including C4 (three), C5 (three), C6 (four), C10a (five, one without tab), C18 (ten), also C2 and C3 first flight covers, a few with blocks including No. C16 with plate block (catalogued as normal), the two first flight covers have small faults, others mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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272
c
Sale 1262, Lot 272, Air Post, Parcel PostPioneer Flight Cards. Three, including two from Garden City-Mineola (AAMC 3a) used Sep. 27 and Oct. 1, last is South Amboy-Perth Amboy (AAMC 38), few small faults, Fine-Very Fine group, AAMC value $750.00

E. 300-400
350
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273
c
Sale 1262, Lot 273, Air Post, Parcel Post1911, Oct. 17-20, Minneapolis Minn.-Rock Island Ill. Mississippi River Flight (AAMC 6b). 2c Carmine, s.e. at left, tied by "Minneapolis, Minn. Oct. 11 6:30PM" machine cancel on cover to Red Wing Minn., with violet "Delivered by Hyro-Areo Plane Route From Winona" two-line handstamp and manuscript "c/o Hugh Robinson Hydro Aeroplane Route" at lower left, cover with rounded corners, otherwise Fine, the pilot, Hugh Robinson, was scheduled to stop in Red Wing, but he missed the stop either due to poor weather or simple pilot error and landed in Winona, mail was sent by truck from Red Wing to Winona to make the plane, of the 600-800 pieces reportedly flown, less than ten are known, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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274
c
Sale 1262, Lot 274, Air Post, Parcel Post1913, Jan. 13-Mar. 10, Boston-New York First Aerial Parcel Post Service (AAMC 67). Vertical pair 1c Panama-Pacific Perf 12 on legal-size cover tied by "New Haven Feb. 28 1913 2-30P" flag machine cancel, three-line manuscript endorsement at left "By Via First Aeroplane Parcel Post Harry M. Jones Aviator", New York Mar. 10, 1913 backstamp, cover is addressed to England but evidently got no further than New York, few cover faults, otherwise Fine, rare, with only eight letters carried on the flight, these eight letters were picked up in New Haven 47 days after aviator Jones left Boston (mechanical and weather related delays along the route), Jones left New Haven on March 4 and got as far as Mamaroneck N.Y. where he crashed and his plane was destroyed, Jones received minor injuries and proceeded the next day to carry the eight letters and other mail to New York by train and subway, arriving on March 10 in New York City

E. 500-750
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275
c
Sale 1262, Lot 275, Air Post, Parcel Post1918, December 9, Jahn Aerial Mail Dropping Apparatus. Purple boxed handstamp with matching "First Aerial Plane Non-Stop Mail Delivery Washington D.C., Official Experiment" circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Minneapolis Minn., one strike cancels 16c Green (C2) and 6c Orange (C1), also with "Washington D.C. Dec. 5 1PM 1919" duplex datestamp, endorsed "Special Delivery" at lower left, Very Fine, with original typed signed contents starting "This letter is a souvenir of the first official experiment in dropping mail bags from airplanes by use of the Jahn Parachute" with additional explanation of the flight, Very Fine, only 134 prepared

E. 300-400
325
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276
c
Sale 1262, Lot 276, Air Post, Parcel Post1959, June 8, First Official Missile Mail, USS Barbero (AAMC 376). 4c Flag tied by "U S S Barbero (SSG-317) June 8 9:30AM 1959" machine cancel on cacheted cover to Admiral J. S. Russell, Vice Chief of Navy Operations in Washington D.C., Jacksonville Fla. backstamp, accompanied by 1959 press release from Postmaster general, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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277
c
1c, 2c Dark Green, Parcel Post Postage Due (JQ1, JQ2). Two covers, first with JQ1 used as a postage due stamp with 1c stamp to Philadelphia, Sep. 1930 use, second cover with 2c used as postage due on legal-size cover with 2c stamp from Kansas City to Menasha Wis., Sep. 1913 usage, first with small waterstain, Fine-Very Fine and unusual, Scott value on covers $385.00

E. 150-200
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277A
og
Sale 1262, Lot 277A, Air Post, Parcel Post1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Four original-gum pairs and three singles, one horizontal pair is Mint N.H., other three pairs with one Mint N.H. and one hinged stamp, one of those pairs with wide top sheet margin, also three right sheet margin singles, one Mint N.H. and two hinged, Fine-Very Fine, each individual item accompanied by a P.S.E. certificate, also P.S.E. certificates for the block of 17 from which these originate, Scott value without premium for the Mint N.H.

480
300
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