Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — United States Flights (Chronologically)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5124
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5124, United States Flights (Chronologically)"Mons. Carlincourt, Aronaut" Balloon Design. 3c Dull Red (26) tied by Syracuse, N.Y. Apr. 23, 1859 circular datestamp on cover to Utica, with Professor Wise's illustrated hot-air balloon and the imprint of the famous balloonist Calincourt (the name T.S.C. Lowe assumed early in his aeronaut career), cover with a couple tears at top not affecting design or stamp, Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
1,600
5125
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5125, United States Flights (Chronologically)1892, July 4, Balloon Flight Card. 1c postal card flown on the "Hurrah", cancelled by "Philadelphia, Pa. Jul 5, 1892" cancel, to Germantown, Pa., heavily damaged, still extremely rare

E. 200-300
600
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5126
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5126, United States Flights (Chronologically)1911, October 4-8, St. Louis, Missouri Aviation Meet, Hydro-Aeroplane Cachet (AAMC 4b). Four-line violet cachet dated Oct. 7 on picture postcard depicting the Merchants' Bridge, unusually fresh, Very Fine, AAMC states a few copies known

E. 200-300
325
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5127
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5127, United States Flights (Chronologically)1912 International Gordon Bennett Race Membership Certificate. Approximately 13 x 9-1/2" certificate issued by the Aero Club of America and the Aero Club of Illinois for the 1912 race that took place in Chicago, with picture of famous aviators Curtiss, Grahame-White and Weymann, small tear on the outer margin at left, otherwise quite fresh and intact, a seldom offered Air Post collateral item

E. 200-300
130
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5128
 
Sale 1259, Lot 5128, United States Flights (Chronologically)1912 Vaniman Trans-Atlantic Expedition Envelope. 9-1/2 x 4" envelope with large design of the airship Akron and "the Inlet Atlantic City, N.J., and names F.A. Seiberling (president of Goodyear Tire Co., who built the Akron) and pilot Melvin Vaniman, envelope with minor edge wear and faint bend at left away from design, Very Fine, this envelope was prepared for Vaniman's second attempt at a trans-atlantic crossing, which failed when the airship exploded just after takeoff, killing everyone on board

E. 200-300
600
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5129
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5129, United States Flights (Chronologically)24c Carmine Rose & Blue, 1918 Air Post (C3). Natural s.e.at top, tied by ""Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. Washington May 15 1918 First Trip" duplex datestamp on cover to New York (and similar datestamp on reverse), two special aero mail labels affixed, the pink is tied by the "Fee Claimed" handstamp, and the blue label is tied by the overlapping of the pink label, New York receiving backstamp of the same day (4:00pm), Fine, very unusual to have both of the labels used on one cover

E. 500-750
1,500
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5130
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5130, United States Flights (Chronologically)1918, May 15, Washington D.C. - Philadelphia First Flight (AAMC 101B1). 5c Washington and 7c and 12c 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 collar label and gray "Special Aero Mail New York via Phila. to Washington" label, to Philadelphia, receiving backstamp of 2:30pm, Very Fine and colorful, scarce use with the labels

E. 400-500
850
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5131
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5131, United States Flights (Chronologically)1924, Oct. 12-28 -- Return Flight, U.S.S. "Shenandoah" (ZR-1), Seattle to Lakehurst (AAMC Z-501a). San Diego U.S. Naval Sta. Oct. 11, 1924 duplex, purple handstamped flight cachet for Seattle dispatch, 2c tied by Lakehurst Oct. 28 machine cancel, then sent to Philadelphia, blue and red "Sky Mail from U.S.S. Shenandoah" also tied by the Lakehurst cancel, Very Fine and scarce

E. 400-500
4,500
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5132
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5132, United States Flights (Chronologically)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. "2" of 6, German and Japanese Consulate handstamps at left, flown on the westbound route to Seattle, with June 29 backstamps, slight wear as expected on such a large item, 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, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
600
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5133
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5133, United States Flights (Chronologically)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. "6" of 6, German and Japanese Consulate handstamps at left, flown on the eastbound route, some wear as expected on such a large item, 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, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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5134
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5134, United States Flights (Chronologically)65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Each used on 1930 Pan American flight, 65c (May 30) and $1.30 (Apr. 30) on card, $2.60 (Apr. 30) on cover, all with proper cachets and receiving postmarks, 65c and $2.60 stamps well-centered, cards with minor creasing not affecting Zeppelin stamps, cover with some edge wear, Fine-Very Fine, Scott $1,150.00

E. 300-400
500
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5135
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5135, United States Flights (Chronologically)1935, April 16-23, First Pan American Survey Flight, San Francisco-Honolulu. Two covers with the outbound flight to Honolulu, and return flight back to San Francisco, each with 6c Winged Globe (C19) tied by Honolulu Apr. 16 (outbound) and April 22 (return) 1935 machine cancels, 3c Washington commemorative tied by arriving duplex datestamp (pair on the return flight), illustrated blue or purple "Pan American Clipper" cachet handstamp and each cover signed by the entire crew of six, Very Fine and handsome matched set of covers of this scarce flight

E. 500-750
250
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5136
c
Sale 1259, Lot 5136, United States Flights (Chronologically)"BY U.S. BOMBER POUCH". Boldly struck on brown 227 x 175mm bomber packet, violet "By O.W.I. Bomber Pouch." hs with "O.W.I." crossed out, packet with printed label to The New York Times, NYC and printed "New York Times Photos", London cc, gray 9 Aug. 1944 censor marking and censor label at left, Very Fine, ex Hennig

E. 200-300
100
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